With direct updates from Steve Ballmer and his colleagues on the latest from the Cloud, Dynamics Platform, Windows 8, Office 365, Azure and much more FRS had access to top executives at Microsoft to understand their commitment to the life assurance space now and into the future.

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Pictured is the FRS CTO, Ceall O’Dunlaing, Microsoft Ireland partner strategy lead, Colin Cassidy & FRS sales & marketing director, Frank Carr at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto.

FRS engaged with some visionaries and sparked new relationships to expand it’s reach including meeting some local life companies while in Canada. Over the four days there was time to connect with other partners to share best practices, trade ideas, and leverage opportunities. Lastly FRS met with Microsoft leaders to learn about the latest innovations that can add value in the life & pensions industry.

Over 16,000 attendees from 150 countries were reminded that Microsoft earns 95% of its $70 bn revenue through its partners.