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Are You a Convergence Junkie?

by Mark Polino
Director of Client Services, Fastpath, Integrated Business Group

Convergence, Microsoft's premier Dynamics customer conference is almost upon us. This year's conference is April 10-13 in Atlanta, Georgia. In the past I've looked at ways to get the most out of Convergence and that advice still applies. MVP Mariano Gomez added his take this year with Five Ingredients for a successful Convergence in 2011.

There are lots of other great guides to Convergence out there but what about those of you who keep going back year after year? Do you go for the learning? For the fun?  For the CPE credits? Or are you just addicted? To help you out, here are the top ten signs that you might be a Convergence junkie.

  1. If you were there for Doug Burgum's classic Marco Polo keynote (I was), you might be a Convergence junkie
  2. If you think "Convergence" instead of "Fokker" when you hear the word "Gaylord", you might be a Convergence junkie
  3. If you rode the bull in Dallas, you might be a Convergence junkie
  4. If you volunteered to speak at Convergence just to get a free ticket (don't judge), you might be a Convergence junkie
  5. If you have stories that begin with "I was out so late after the Rockin' Rave that I didn't make the morning session," you might be a Convergence junkie
  6. If you partied with people who name their product "The Closer", you might be a Convergence junkie
  7. If you've ever brought your family to Convergence and then didn't ...

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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a former Microsoft MVP (2007-2018) for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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