By Mike Corkery, President and Chief Executive Officer, Deltek
They say everything is bigger in Texas and Deltek Insight 2018 is no exception! Today we’re kicking off our annual customer conference in Dallas and welcoming over 3,000 project-focused professionals for four days of best practice sharing, technology innovation discussions, networking and of course, a little bit of fun.
During today’s General Session, we will focus on Achieving and Celebrating Success. At Deltek, it is not lost on us that our customers accomplish some pretty incredible things. From providing emergency relief to those impacted by disaster and outbreak of disease, to building skyscrapers and jets, to dreaming up eye catching creative global advertising campaigns—our customers do it all. It’s a privilege for us to support these world-class companies execute on their missions.
Today also includes Deltek recognizing outstanding customer and partner achievements across all the industries we serve. We do this via our annual awards program—which this year we renamed the Most Valuable Projects, or MVP Awards. As we reviewed this year’s submissions, we were incredibly impressed with the number of different and innovative ways our customers are using Deltek to deliver value every day. I will have the honor of standing on stage at our general session today to hand out the MVP Awards to a distinguished group of amazing customer winners.
In addition to celebrating the success of our customers and partners, we’ll also be hearing from The Four Oarsmen. If you attended Insight last year, you may recall meeting George, Peter, Stuart and Dicky during the rowing challenge. Insight attendees rowed next them to help them prepare for the 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean they were participating in to raise money for charity. While it may have seemed like an impossible feat, the team accomplished their world-record setting goal and are back this year to share their remarkable story with us.
A big focus for Deltek is how we bring transformational innovation to our customers in the solutions we offer. At Insight this year we’ve added General Sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday to explore technology innovation and customer testimonials with tips on how to implement changes and drive practical value.
We’ll be diving into the technology trends that are shaping our customers’ businesses in our engaging product kickoff sessions and in the track sessions taking place the rest of the week. As always, Insight 2018 will feature hundreds of breakout sessions along with a revamped expo hall (The Xpo) that features solution kiosks, philanthropic activities and theater presentations. And we will celebrate our customers in our appreciation event with Kool & The Gang and Insight favorites, LOCASH!
We’re looking forward to a great week here in Dallas! We will share more conference highlights on Deltek.com, in our Deltek Project Nation blog, and on our social platforms including Twitter and LinkedIn – so be sure to follow us for more updates.
About the Author
As Deltek's President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Corkery is the driving force behind Deltek’s mission of delivering superior enterprise software, information solutions and consulting services to project-based businesses worldwide. Mike leads more than 3000 employees who serve Deltek’s 23,000 customers in 80 countries around the world.
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