US - Kentucky - Lexington-Louisville - AX

Expand all | Collapse all

Blog Post Challenge: Summit Version

  • 1.  Blog Post Challenge: Summit Version

    Posted Jun 19, 2018 01:57 PM
    Why do I attend Summit? There are so many reasons why, and YOU are one of them.

    Let me take you on a trip back in time...

    Summit 2014 was my FIRST Summit and when I probably met you or someone from your company. There were tables set up by state and by user group at the conference for lunch one day. I found the Kentucky table for AXUG and I remember being overwhelmed by how many of us there were. We all got along great and the question came up, "Why don't we have a chapter?"

    Ultimately, the answer was that nobody wanted to lead it, and I said something along the lines of, "Hey, I will do it IF you guys promise to come to meetings and support this!"

    So, I signed up to be a Chapter Leader, and that's how our amazing chapter got started. This chapter, my favorite part of the user group.

    Every year, our chapter continues to grow and thrive. And Summit is just one more reason for me to get together with my favorite group of people for learning, networking, and fun.

    If you haven't attended Summit before, and you haven't attended because of not knowing someone or not wanting to be alone, look me up! I will introduce you to members of our chapter and you will have an immediate network of people to hang out with. If you haven't attended because of money or time, let me tell you, Summit has been a great investment for me every single year that I have attended. I get a lot out of the user group and I think you will too. If you go and aren't having a great experience, let me know too, and I will help get you on the right path.

    So there you have it. That's why I love Summit. It's mostly because of the connections I have made and the fact that I got to connect with you.

    Now, why do YOU attend Summit?

    Kelly Kane
    Kentucky Chapter Leader
    Chairwoman, Board of Advisors
    Manager, Information Systems
    Algood Food Company
    Louisville KY

  • 2.  RE: Blog Post Challenge: Summit Version

    Posted Jun 26, 2018 12:01 PM
    Kelly, I remember that Summit very well!  Starting a Kentucky chapter was always something I wanted to see happen but I was concerned about the time commitment required to lead a chapter.  So when you said you would lead the effort, I was all in!  Funny how once you took the initiative, so many of us followed you.

    Summit 2018 will be my 7th and every one has been a great experience.  When we were first implementing AX, I soaked up all the knowledge and experience I could from the user community.  In time, I began sharing my knowledge and giving back to the community.  Networking and sharing experiences is my favorite part of Summit.

    There is always a solid Microsoft presence at Summit.  They truly listen when the user community expresses concerns about the product or  suggests new functionality.  There's no better place to influence how the product roadmap develops!

    If you are considering a trip to Phoenix for Summit, I encourage you to identify a few pain points you have with your AX environment and place a value on finding those solutions.  That's your ROI because I assure you someone in Phoenix will have addressed a similar issue and will be happy to share their story.  Perhaps one of the partners in the Expo has a solution that seems built just for you!

    Early bird discount ends on Thursday, June 28, so you must hurry and register.  I promise you won't be disappointed with your investment in Summit.

    Connie Thompson
    KY AXUG VP-Communications
    Alltech Inc.
    Nicholasville KY United States

  • 3.  RE: Blog Post Challenge: Summit Version

    Posted Jun 28, 2018 04:29 PM
    ​Ditto on what Connie and Kelly have shared about Summit; it is both money and time well spent.  It is definitely a great opportunity to receive in-depth, focused training from other AX users and subject matter experts.  Regardless of your current AX knowledge level there will be a large variety of classes.  And it's always encouraging to hear the questions and comments from other users and to learn what solutions they have put in place.

    We hope to see lots of AX users from the Kentucky Chapter in Phoenix!

    Lenora Gusler
    RJ Corman Railroad Group, LLC
    Nicholasville KY

If you've found this thread useful, dive deeper into User Group community content by role