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4th annual PGA Tour with SoftwareOne

Posted by Adam Chadderdon on Thu, Mar 13, 2014

This past weekend, GSX and I had the special privilege to attend the World Championship Golf Tournament in Doral, Florida at the Trump National Golf and Country Club with our valued partner, SoftwareOne

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This is the 4th year in a row that SoftwareOne has hosted their partners and customers in the VIP SKY BOX right on the 18th green.  This fantastic event brought a great opportunity for GSX to network with SoftwareOne team members and SoftwareOne customers and other partners in the Microsoft space in the beautiful Florida sunshine.

The event was a gathering of roughly 60 attendees, primarily customers in the CTM and CAM, EPG and Healthcare space with representatives from Evault, Conquest, Veeam and AAJ.

The exciting weekend was jam packed with events ranging from walking the grounds of the golf course following the players of the PGA tour, and enjoying cocktails and appetizers in the SoftwareOne sponsored box.  Prior to the tour event, SoftwareOne hosted their own golf tournament which featured a competitive group of customers and partners.  The event took place at the TPC Blue Monster with Miami Children’s Hospital and C3.  For the non-golf fans, there was a Carolina Herrera/Ivanka Trump fashion show, a live concert by Travie McCoy and post event day dinners and quality networking time.

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The PGA event, which was the highlight of the trip, included some of the world’s top golfers, such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIIroy capped off with Patrick Reed winning in an exciting finish as he held off Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson down the stretch.

Other highlights of the trip included, standing three feet away from Donald Trump and dining in the same room as the billionaire.  The most memorable part of the weekend was Jessica Bergman, Business Development Manager at SoftwareOne, snapping a selfie with the one and only Mr. Trump.  

The conversations I was able to have with other partners and customers attending the event presented great opportunities for GSX in the future, and it was a treat to be able to spend with weekend in sunny Florida watching some of the world’s best golfers while also being able to expand the GSX network.

A big thank you to Cliff Rittel, Rob Davies, Jessica Bergman, Jamie Smith and David Stangel of SoftwareOne for organizing the event and inviting GSX to spend the weekend with SoftwareOne team members and customers and other partners in the Microsoft space.

Tags: application performance management, PGA, Golf Tournament, sofwareone