Last week, 10 high performing rhipe Microsoft CSP Partners attended the Microsoft Inspire Conference in Las Vegas. Rewarded for adding the most net new Azure and M365 subscriptions in FY18 Q4, representatives from Empyreal Consulting, Epic IT, Evologic, Ricoh, Danet Technology, Officewise, Retrac Business Solutions, SIAX, T&L Solutions and Brennan IT were treated to a VIP experience that including driving supercars through Red Rock Canyon, fine dining and great seats to the Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE show as well as tickets to Microsoft Inspire. Here’s what they had to say about their experience:
Adam Smith from SIAX Computing Solutions said “I was delighted to be one of the partners fortunate enough to be a recipient of a ticket via the rhipe Come Fly with Us promotion, and attend Microsoft’s Inspire 2018 Conference with rhipe Australia in Las Vegas. The rhipe Team couldn’t have been more exceptional in the experience they provided during this event.
Not only did they promise and deliver a VIP experience, organised by Lauren Rutter and the wonderful rhipe marketing team, it was delivered personally by the rhipe leadership team themselves - lead by CEO Dominic O’Hanlon, Chief Commercial Office, Warren Nolan, Chris Sharp, Chief Strategy Officer and Athena Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer; and of course, Lauren herself.
Over the course of the experience, we not only did we have the privilege to discuss our businesses - one on one, with the key decision makers within the rhipe organization, we have been able to get to know them as people and build relationships that will strengthen our connection with rhipe for many years to come.
I have also been able to make new friendships, with fellow recipients, both local to myself and Australia wide. We have been able to discuss the synergies that not only make us successful but outline our struggles and gain valuable examples on how each were able to overcome similar issues within their own organizations and visa-versa.
It was surprising how quickly we became a tight-knit group, and I believe we have made friendships, both professionally and personally, that will last long into the future. SIAX Computing Solutions have been fortunate to be a rhipe customer for many years. And during this time, rhipe have always provided us with the best of support, the best of assistance and the best of themselves. However, I’ve always found to rhipe to be a company that operate differently to other distributors, and this week has shown that the key elements that make rhipe special – start from the very top of the organization.
I’ve been to the Australian Partner conference several times, but never thought I’d ever be in a position to attend the Worldwide equivalent. However, the exceptional thing was the conference itself was just the icing on top of a wonderful experience provided by rhipe Australia.
If you engage with your account manager and with the wider rhipe team around marketing and support, not only will your business achieve great results, but you might also be fortunate to also achieve an experience that money simply can’t buy. Thank you to all at rhipe Australia.”
Cameron Male, Director at Officewise also commented on the event quoting “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.’ Dr. Seuss. This trip has been all about that, the business focus, new relationships and the discovery of revenue I’m missing out on. I feel it was a combination of ‘that’s new’, ‘I had forgotten about that’ or ‘I’m on the right path’. So very grateful to Lauren, Warren and everyone at rhipe for making this trip possible.
As a CSP it’s been a tough gig to work out and navigate how to drive value and make profit with Modern Workplace. For me, rhipe has been the difference between failure and success. rhipe’s passion for helping me get to where I am going., the tangible deliverables and their ability to help me show value to my clients is exactly what I need and have with rhipe on my team. Well done guys. Much appreciate your efforts.”
We will be announcing our H1 FY19 incentive program in August and look forward to giving even more rhipe partners a once in a lifetime experience as a thank you for their hard work and commitment to growing their businesses and building long-term relationships with rhipe.
rhipe CEO Dominic O’Hanlon and 11 members of the rhipe team also attended the conference and received the award on behalf of rhipe for Australian Partner of the Year 2018. To view and relive the inspirational talks by Corenote speakers click here: http://rhi.pe/o6