Jon Roskill: Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 3 Close

JON ROSKILL: So you heard it from me, you heard it from Kevin: We’re here to win in devices and services, and we want all of you — all of you to join us.

So sit tight a couple minutes. We’re going to make the announcement that everybody has been asking me as I’ve been wandering around the partner halls: Where will WPC 2014 be? Where is it going to be? Ooh!

But before I tell you, there’s a couple things I want to touch on. We’re winding up the content here in the Toyota Center, but we still have sessions this afternoon, regional keynotes tomorrow. So please make sure you get out and see those.

The second thing is I mentioned on Monday, the Partner for Good challenge, and we said our push was for $100,000. We’re not quite there yet. So I’m here again to ask you guys to please dig in, give to the Partners for Good challenge. And again Microsoft YouthSpark will match that up to $100,000. And that’s what our goal is here. So please get in and give.

The third thing I want to touch on is the WPC team itself. It takes an amazing team to put a show like this on, as you I’m sure can imagine. There’s a set of people who basically work on this year-round. The fact that we’re ready to announce next year’s show, we’re obviously more than a year ahead.

So with that, I’d like to have a big — join me in big applause for all of the WPC team, and in particular Katie Quigley (ph), the woman who puts it all on. (Applause.) There we go, we’ve got some flowers for Katie. (Cheers, applause.) It’s an amazing event, and it’s just so fun for me to be a part of. It’s truly an honor to come here and spend time with you guys in this role, and share our business and our goals together.

So I talked about this afternoon, I talked about tomorrow. Let’s talk about this evening. Tonight, we’ve got the celebration. And we’ve been working hard the last three days. I haven’t been getting to go to all these parties that you guys are going to, and tonight I get to celebrate with you, too. So we’ll be over, it’s right next door at the Minute Maid Center, and we’ll be having first Fitz & The Tantrums, kind of an up-and-coming indie band, and then they’ll be followed by Lenny Kravitz — Lenny Kravitz, yeah. (Applause.) And Lenny is going to put on a great show, and I’m sure we’re all going to have a blast.

I just want to thank you again from me, the team. It’s a real honor to have you all here to host you all here in Houston. Houston has been a great, great, very accommodating set of partners to work with on this show. The facility here is truly amazing. So thank you, and let’s get to the big unveiling of where will WPC 2014 be. Have a great rest of WPC everyone, and I’ll see you around at the celebration. (Applause.)


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