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Cancun, Mexico
February 27th – March 2nd, 2023




Meet the Nerdio team once again in Cancun for an all-inclusive user conference where you’ll not only have a lot of fun but will learn from industry experts about all things Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365. Get ready to network, access amazing content, and learn how to excel in AVD and Windows 365. See you there!



NerdioCon 2023 will take place from Monday, February 27th to Thursday, March 2nd, 2023. We’ll kick things off Monday evening with a welcome party, and end with a full conference day and wrap-up celebration on Thursday evening. You’ll head out on Friday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hotel Reservations Sold Out!

*Every attendee, including Platinum and Gold Partnerds, must register and reserve their room at the hotel. No charges will be made for hosted Partnerds aside from applicable incidentals.

Grand Fiesta Americana
Coral Beach Resort

February 27th - March 2nd, 2023
Monday - Thursday

Passports needed!
Be sure to renew or apply ASAP.











Registration is currently closed.



NerdioCon is the most unique (and arguably most beautiful, but we are biased) event in the industry and will provide you with the tools needed to grow your cloud practice on Microsoft Azure! While the event will follow a traditional schedule of keynotes, breakout sessions, and hands-on technical labs, the relaxed setting of Cancun is the prime location for building relationships and creating valuable connections. Everyone from business owners to technicians will leave NerdioCon with the skills needed to scale your cloud practice using Microsoft Azure.

  • Spend time with key Microsoft engineering, sales and marketing executives
  • Visit and network with fellow Nerdio partners in the relaxed setting of Cancun
  • Get to know the Nerdio team at event meet-ups and social events
  • Build meaningful relationships while having fun with your peers & colleagues
  • Deep technical sessions focused on AVD and W365
  • Business strategy sessions including how to price & package your AVD and W365 environments
  • Get hands-on with Nerdio products & Microsoft technologies
  • Ask Me Anything sessions with the most advanced technical experts in the industry
  • Be the first to know Nerdio’s product roadmap and direction for the coming year
  • Hear from key Microsoft leadership in keynote sessions
  • Visit with a broad range of software vendors who can help you build your business
  • Attend engaging keynote & breakout sessions that cover a wide variety of topics presented by industry leaders



All attendees and sponsors will be given access to the exclusive NerdioCon app that will include all speaker and sponsor information, agenda, and locations of all events. Stay tuned for the download link closer to the event.



We at Nerdio understand the severity of the global COVID-19 pandemic and we have done significant research to choose a resort that will offer as many safety precautions as possible. The health and safety of attendees, partners, employees, and sponsors is of utmost importance to us, and we will be closely monitoring the CDC’s recommendations and well as local government regulations and will provide updates as we approach the event. For the resort’s health and safety precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here and here.



Your conference pass includes access to all keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops. Your pass also includes access to all social events and meals/drinks.

Every single person will need to book their only hotel room at this link regardless of whether Nerdio is paying. You MUST reserve your room and hold with a credit card. This is hotel policy.  

If you are a fully hosted Partnerd (Gold or Platinum), you will not be charged for your room; it will be on file for incidentals and upgrades, if needed. 

Absolutely! When booking your hotel, you will be able to add additional guests.

SINGLE Occupancy (one adult): $439.95 per night

DOUBLE Occupancy (two adults): $520.56 per night TOTAL ($260.28 per person per night). 

**It is less expensive to do double occupancy because you are only upcharged the additional F&B**

Pricing by age:

  • 0-3 years old: complimentary
  • 4-12 years old: $90 per night (when sharing with adult)
  • 13 years old+: This group is considered an adult
  • 3rd adult: $250 per night

When booking, if you’d like to bring a plus one or share a room with someone, you will need to select double occupancy and you will then be charged $520.56 per night. There is a line in the form to put who they are sharing with (name), so be sure to do that when registering.

Note: This is for the Grand Fiesta Americana resort only. If we need to book into the overflow hotel, we will edit this section with that information.  

Your guests are welcome to attend our welcome & closing parties, but we do ask that you purchase a conference pass if they will be attending keynotes and/or breakout sessions.


If you are a fully hosted Partnerd (Gold or Platinum), Nerdio will be booking your flights on your behalf around November. No need to do anything further until that time. We will be in touch then.

Nerdio will be providing transportation via shuttle to and from the Cancun airport in one-hour intervals on main travel days (Monday, Feb 27th from the airport to the hotel, and Friday, March 3rd from the hotel to the airport). More information on this is included in the NerdioCon app. 

If you require transportation outside of these times, you will be responsible for setting it up.

We will be in Mexico, so you can leave your suit and tie at home! You will be inside for the sessions but the AC will be turned on in the meeting rooms, so please keep that in mind. The welcome & closing parties will be outside. The weather in Mexico in February is comfortably in the 70s during the evening so please take that into account when packing.

Yes – download the NerdioCon app from the AppStore and GooglePlay store now for agenda, push notifications, announcements, resort information, and more!



NerdioCon seeks to create a respectful, friendly, fun, and inclusive experience for all participants.​

We expect all event participants to uphold the principles of this Code of Conduct, which covers NerdioCon and all related activities. We do not tolerate disruptive or disrespectful behavior, messages, images, or interactions by any party participant, in any form, at any aspect of the event including business and social activities, regardless of location.​

Nerdio will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations, and ordinances.​

We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Please report any concerns, harassing behavior, or suspicious or disruptive activity to Joseph Landes ( or Natasha Boyko (

Nerdio reserves the right to refuse admittance to or remove any person from a Nerdio event at any time at its sole discretion.​



February 27th – March 2nd, 2023
Cancun, Mexico




Natasha Boyko

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Vadim Vladimirskiy

Chief Executive Officer at Nerdio

Vadim Vladimirskiy is a visionary expert in the creation and evolution of innovative cloud IT management platforms for the remote work era. He is CEO and co-founder of Nerdio and empowers companies of all sizes to deploy, manage and optimize virtual desktop environments leveraging native Microsoft technologies like Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365, and Microsoft Intune.

Joseph Landes

Chief Revenue Officer at Nerdio

Joseph Landes is the Chief Revenue Officer at Nerdio where he empowers MSPs and enterprise IT professionals alike to build successful cloud environments in Microsoft Azure and Azure Virtual Desktop. During his time at Nerdio, Landes has driven the company to grow its product offerings and expand strategic partnerships, bringing innovative Azure solutions to new global enterprises and partners. Before joining Nerdio in 2018, Landes worked at Microsoft for 23 years where he held numerous senior leadership positions at the company’s corporate headquarters as well as in Eastern Europe, India, and Brazil. He was recently recognized as a channel industry thought leader and 2020 CRN Channel Chief, and in his free time Joseph enjoys traveling the world, spending time with his family, and reading his way through the New York Times’ Notable Books list.

Gavriella Schuster

DEI Advocate and Executive Board Director

Gavriella has worked in the high-tech industry for the last 30 years. Most recently she was the Corporate Vice President at Microsoft which she recently left after 25 years and has led businesses across multiple disciplines driving digital and cloud transformation, strategy and execution spanning all aspects of business model and product development, launch, marketing, sales and partner development. As a builder and change agent, she specializes in building new businesses.

She is also a fierce advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the high-tech industry. She is a founding sponsor of both the Women in Cloud and Women in Technology Network. She sits on the board of directors for both organizations now as well as Chinasoft International, and the SHE Community. She is a board advisor for Berkshire Partners, Artificial Solutions, Corent Technology, The Women’s Business Collaborative, The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners and the University of Washington Bothell. Last November she launched her BeCOME framework through a TEDx talk on gender equity and was awarded the ATHENA global leadership award for her advocacy on behalf of women in IT.

Scott Manchester

Director of Product Management Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 at Microsoft

Scott Manchester is the Director of Program Management for Windows 365. He is a 21-year veteran at Microsoft where he has led the development of Windows 365, Azure Virtual Desktop, Remote Desktop Service, Second Screen Remoting, Multimedia, and Networking technologies. Scott has developed 25 patents related to remoting, networking, and media. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an Executive MBA from Washington State University.

Sharon Schoenborn

CVP, North America Small, Medium, and Corporate at Microsoft

As Corporate Vice President of North America Small, Medium & Corporate (SMC), Sharon Schoenborn leads a team across the U.S. and Canada who empowers customers and partners to digitally transform and achieve their business outcomes. Sharon and her team are focused on helping Small, Medium & Corporate businesses build their cloud capabilities to further enable agility, resilience, innovation and empowering their employees to achieve more. Her team is powering digital transformation across the Microsoft Cloud (Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Security, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Dynamics.)

As a global business leader with over 20 years of experience at Microsoft, Sharon has led highly successful sales teams across the enterprise, public sector, corporate, SMB and consumer segments in Australia and the U.S. Prior to joining Microsoft, Sharon was an Organizational Consultant for Great Plains Software working extensively across Europe, the Asia Pacific region, and North America. On a global level, Sharon has developed strategic customer and partner relationships driving rapid digital growth and business impact.

Sharon is the founder and sponsor of SMC Women in Leadership at Microsoft and is an advisor for Global Women Connect. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Minnesota State University.

Jay McBain

Chief Analyst at Canalys

Jay McBain is one of the most visible and respected thought leaders in the global channel. Named 2021 Channel Influencer of the Year by Channel Partners Magazine, Top 40 Under Forty by the Business Review, as well as numerous channel magazines top influencer lists, he is often sought out for industry guidance and future trends. He has spent his 27-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask, and ChannelEyes.

Heather Deggans

Vice President of Global Partner Solutions, Go-To-Market at Microsoft

Heather Deggans is the Vice President of Microsoft US, Partner Go-to-market. She leads a diverse team of marketers focused on enabling partner success by creating market differentiated intelligent cloud and edge solutions that transform customer outcomes. She is accountable for accelerating partner growth to capture market share and increase revenue to enable Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.   

A business and technology industry veteran of more than 20 years, Heather was previously the Chief of Staff for Kate Johnson in Microsoft, US, a $45 billion subsidiary driving Microsoft’s strategic alignment across enterprise sales, public sector, marketing, services, commercial partner, and operations. 

Heather is a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives as she led the Brené Brown, Empathy in Action program. Dare to Lead is a foundational six-week course, helping leaders bring empathy to life in their teams and business units.  

Heather is a graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut. She is a Dallas, Texas native who relocated to Seattle, WA, ten years ago with her husband and two beautiful children.

Joe Whittinghill

Corporate Vice President, Talent, Learning, and Insights at Microsoft

Joe Whittinghill is the CVP of Talent, Learning, and Insights for Microsoft. Joe leads a team responsible for activating culture and learning, building world-class leaders, and enabling the workforce of the future for Microsoft.  Joe has expertise in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, organization development, learning, executive development, the neuroscience of leadership, and culture activation.

Joe is one of the architects of the Microsoft Culture Framework: Cultural Attributes, Leadership Principles, Manager Expectations, and Values which are at the core of the company’s business and cultural transformation.

Prior to this role, Joe was the General Manager of the Merger & Acquisitions Venture Integration group.  During his six years leading the group, he built a practice that facilitated the closure and integration of more than 130 acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures representing $31B+ in consideration and adding over 34,000 new employees worldwide to Microsoft.           

He joined Microsoft in 1999, and has held various leadership roles responsible for the development of leaders, organizations and learning, as well as Finance.  His previous work in learning led to the design and building of what is now known as the Microsoft Learning Center in Redmond, WA.  Joe serves on a number of non-profit boards, is the past-chairman of the University of Montana Foundation Board of Trustees, Bersin Academy, and is a guest lecturer at universities on the topics of M&A, culture and leadership, and organization development.  His personal interests include fly-fishing, snow skiing, and anything Montana.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and his M.S.O.D. from the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business.

Deb Dubrow

Group Product Manager at Microsoft

Deb Dubrow is a Group Product Manager at Microsoft, responsible for Partnerships and Small Business Growth for Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was a Group Manager at Zillow, where she established the company’s Marketing Technology team and launched the first version of Zillow Offers. Deb has over 20 years experience in Product Management and holds MS and BS degrees in Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine.

Elena Baeva

CEO at 365 Talent Portal

Elena is a tech leader with 25 years of experience in the Microsoft channel, 9 of which she worked directly for Microsoft. In 2013 she founded 365 Talent Portal to help partners around the globe build and nurture top tech teams with flexible and affordable hiring and training solutions.

Deeply passionate about inclusion, Elena proactively runs various initiatives to attract diverse professionals to the Microsoft channel and educate partners on how to successfully hire and retain talent.

Elena is heavily involved in the Microsoft international partner community, she is the IAMCP EMEA President and Global Diversity &Inclusion Committee Chairperson.

Olivia Chen

Principal Product Management Lead at Microsoft

Olivia Chen is a Principal Product Management Lead at Microsoft, responsible for the growth of Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 through driving partnerships. She has been working at Microsoft for over 15 years, including holding various roles in the Azure business responsible for Azure infrastructure growth strategy and execution. Olivia holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Michigan.