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The bright lights of PowerUp – the CRM event of the year, have died down. The attendees have gone back to their respective jobs. The booth safely tucked and ready to travel to its next Dynamics CRM destination. For those who didn’t attend you may be asking yourself, what is PowerUp? PowerObjects’ two fast-paced days of round-tables, tracks, sessions, and more Dynamics education than once could possibly fit in! The conference ended with an awards ceremony highlighting our most esteemed customers.



This was the first year for the PowerUp conference and its newness reflected all things bright and shiny. With over 200 attendees that included customers, prospects and general CRM knowledge-seekers, the Hyatt Minneapolis was filled to the brim with Dynamics CRM enthusiasts. With tracks ranging from Beginner all the way up to MVP, there were sessions available for all levels of expertise. A highlight of the conference was hearing from Microsoft’s Neil Holloway pictured below with COO of PowerObjects Jim Sheehan.


While Dynamics is fun, we had to offer our guests a little downtime from the whirlwind of education! The PowerUp reception was held the first evening of the conference at nearby Minneapolis restaurant Hell’s Kitchen where guests were able to mingle with PowerObjects employees and other attendees. Below is a picture of the entertainment for the evening, Minnesota legend Cornbread Harris.

While we value all of our customers, we thought it best to single out a few CRM rock-stars who share our passion and enthusiasm for Dynamics CRM. These winners were carefully selected and chosen based on a variety of attributes – some personal awards and some organizational awards. We are proud to have this great group of people be our first PowerUp Award winners! Here they are from left to right:

  • Cloud SuperHero – Dow Chemical
  • CRM Raving Fan – Ken Kelly, Kelly Roofing (PowerObjects employee Venkat accepting award on Ken’s behalf)
  • Industry Champ – HealthPartners
  • Technology Guru – Britta Scampton, BGM TruNorth Wealth Partners
  • Visionary Powerhouse – Cenergistic
  • Einstein Award -David Peterson, Trek


We want to thank everyone who joined us and made this a memorable conference. We look forward to seeing you all next year for PowerUp 2015. If you want further information on PowerObjects or any lingering questions, head on over to our main Dynamics CRM blog page or check out our education pages for webinars, The CRM Book, and a variety of other resources.

Happy CRM’ing!


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