March 2nd, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


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In today’s technology driven world, it’s critical that service companies have a true connected company. From sales to project closure – the right project management tools are essential in creating data views that facilitate a successful project from start to finish. It starts with CRM and the project management solution that then integrates with the ERP foundation. Integrating the workforce, project insights and mobility to thrive in the digital era is critical. 

However, the unfortunate reality is that most service companies still use old, time-consuming and very manual techniques to find data and transform it into the format they need. In addition, they have too many tools used by too many disparate staff in too many silos without enough connection to their workers to give them the tools they need to perform in today’s evermore tech-heavy and complex cloud-based world.

Modern services companies are solving these problems and more by integrating their solutions and Business Intelligence tools while also considering AI and IOT solutions to extend their view even further. 

In this interactive discussion, facilitated by a Microsoft Business Application Expert and Avanade’s Professional Services Practice Leader, you’ll have the opportunity to provide input and hear about current trends, tactics on how service companies are meeting this challenge head-on to remove silos, share information and connect to and motivate workers in creative ways.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Trends in information and data analysis
  • How companies are connecting their systems, staff, customers, workers, and executives.
  • Where are the silos of data and how do I get them out of the silo to report real-time
  • User adoption and change management of new tools
  • How CRM, Project Management, and ERP are integrated to create the solution to meet today’s goals. 

This event is part of a special “Café Series,” which, in addition to delivering an engaging discussion on hard-hitting topics, also provides a complementary metal coffee tumbler, artesian coffee, and virtual entertainment.

The Professional Services Café Series is tailored to senior leaders responsible for information technology, finance, operations, business processes, and the like.

Job titles include but are not limited to: CIO, CFO, COO, VPs, Heads, and Directors of Consulting, PMO, Business Processes, Business Applications, etc.

Attendance is by invitation only and is of course, complimentary for those invited.



Barr Snyderwine
North America Industry Lead

Avanade Professional Services Industry Lead, 2018 – Present Functional subject matter expertise Professional Services Industry. Project Management and Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, Business Process Flow, System Development Design and Management Hargrove, Inc., Sr IT Executive ePartners, Inc., Director Northeast Offices – Boston, Washington DC, New York Information Resource Associates, Director Services, ERP Consultant, ERP Project Manager 10 years of ERP Consulting Systems Experience, 9 Years ERP System Buyer and User 10 Years, VP Finance Public Company, CFO Group of Companies

Ted Kempf
Business Applications Sales Lead

Successful, results focused marketing and sales executive with over 18 years of experience developing market opportunity internationally, building go-to-market strategies, launching innovative products and delivering on pipeline and revenue targets. Proven ability to execute across a broad spectrum of marketing and business strategy functions including opportunity identification, market segmentation, sales and services strategies, sales enablement, demand generation campaigns, branding and messaging, product strategy, packaging and pricing. Diverse product and industry marketing experience gained from combination of Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Virginia Technology Corridor companies; strength in building cross-functional teams to tackle tough business problems.


12:55 PM: Check-in and Welcome

1:00 PM: Introductions

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM: Interactive Session

1:40 PM – 1:50 PM: Presentation from Avanade & Microsoft, Real-World Examples

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM: Q&A Session

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Martie BautistaThe Professional Services Café Series