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ASAP Alliance Excellence Awards
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When: Wednesday, August 16th
12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: Kim Miller

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How to Submit an Award-Winning Nomination
Join the Ranks of Those Who Have Won an ASAP Alliance Excellence Award

Does your company have an innovative and transformative alliance program or best practice, or an individual or corporate social responsibility alliance that you want to champion? Or do you think you have something unique, but not sure? Where do you start to nominate your company in order to win the prestigious honor and worldwide recognition of an ASAP Alliance Excellence Award? What constitutes a winning submission?

During the webinar, you will:

  • Appreciate how your nominations benefit your team and company
  • Gain a better understanding of the Awards criteria
  • Decide which categories you will be submitting nominations for
  • Improve your potential for submitting a winning nomination through the tips and tricks that will be shared
  • Understand submission process, judging, and deadline
  • Hear about the awards event at the ASAP Global Alliance Summit
  • Be able to ask questions of the presenters
  • Anthony DeSpirito, CSAP | Managing Director, Strategic Accounts | Schneider Electric

    Tony DeSpirito is Schneider Electric's Managing Director, Strategic Accounts. His primary responsibilities include relationship management, solution development and global sales execution for Schneider Electric's global relationship with IBM.

    Previously, Tony was Schneider Electric's Vice President of Global Alliances for the IT partners, responsible for relationship development and execution for Schneider's global IT alliance business. Tony is a seasoned high-technology marketing and sales executive with deep domain expertise in enterprise software and managed services. A veteran of entrepreneurial startups and large, global companies, Tony's skills range from C-Level selling, relationships and solution development to operational management of both channel and direct sales teams.

    Tony received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with Distinction, in Applied Mathematics and from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1987. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Rhode Island and was awarded his M.B.A. in May of 1997.

    Helen Morin, CSAP | Senior Director, U.S. Alliances & Channels, and Global Business Operations | SAS

    SAS is the largest privately held software company in the world and is recognized as the leader in Enterprise Business Analytics – data quality, data integration, business intelligence, data mining and analytic solutions. Helen Morin, a Certified Strategic Alliance Professional (CSAP) is the Senior Director, U.S. Alliances & Channels, and Global Business Operations.

    Helen joined SAS Canada in 1996 as a consultant focused on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. Having held senior positions in both corporate and government Information Service organizations Helen brought a unique mix of sales and technical acumen to her role at SAS.

    Immigrating to the United States in 1998 Helen honed her SAS skills in pre-sales, sales strategy, professional services, marketing, and alliances. Helen assumed her current alliance leadership role in 2016.

    Prior to joining SAS Helen worked for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) Directorate of Financial Management Information Services. Helen and her team were honored with the Government of Canada Technology Excellence Medal and the Department of National Defence Award for Innovation.

    Norma Watenpaugh, CSAP | Founding Principal | Phoenix Consulting Group

    Norma Watenpaugh is the founding principal and CEO of Phoenix Consulting Group ( which provides partnering and collaboration consulting services with expertise in partnering strategy, multi-channel and alliance management, and ecosystem development. Prominent clients include, Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems, Dupont, PayPal, Microsoft, SAP, and Xerox.

    Norma has taught alliance seminars for Duke Corporate Education, the Reuters Foundation, Digital Vision Fellowship Program at Stanford University, San Jose State University Professional Development, the American Management Association, and is a frequently requested guest lecturer and speaker at industry events.

    Norma has been a Board member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals since 2003 and former Best Practices Committee Chair. She has led the organization in developing the CA-AM and CSAP professional credentials and in revitalizing The ASAP Handbook of Alliance Management: A Practitioner's Guide. She currently leads the US delegation to the ISO standards committee for Collaborative Business Relationship Management.

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