TechEd New Zealand 2013 kicked off in style on Tuesday September 10th, with a Keynote Address by two exceptional international speakers. First, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and developer guru Scott "Gu" took the stage, followed by Kiwi expat Sean Gourley, the co-founder & CTO of Quid Inc. Following the keynote address, Microsoft invited all delegates to celebrate the opening of TechEd, at the Welcome Reception. This offered delegates the opportunity to network with leading industry professionals, experts, and peers – and to get a first look at The Hub, our on-site exhibition space including the Microsoft Stand. The Welcome Reception kicked off with an address from Microsoft, followed by drinks and canapés.