San Francisco 2013 Speakers
Marc D. Anderson(Click here for classes)
Marc is the Co-founder and President of Sympraxis Consulting, located in the Boston suburb of Newton, Mass. He has almost 30 years of experience in technology, professional services, and software development. He is an independent SharePoint consultant, the developer of the jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services (aka SPServices), a faculty member focused on Middle Tier Development with SharePoint at the USPJ Academy, and a frequent contributing author to EndUserSharePoint.com and SharePoint Magazine. Marc is also a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server.
Chris Beckett(Click here for classes)
Chris is a Microsoft Certified Master with 20 years of experience leading the development of enterprise business solutions using rapid application development tools and techniques. He has been a dedicated SharePoint specialist since 2003, with expertise in enterprise infrastructure and deployment planning, business automation solutions development, information architecture, and knowledge management. He is an active blogger and author, and a frequent speaker at user groups and professional organizations. Chris lives with his wife in Seattle.
Nathan Bennett(Click here for classes)
Nathan is the Technical Evangelist for Location Analytics at Esri. Working out of the Technical Marketing Department at Esri Headquarters in Redlands, California, Nathan supports the Location Analytics initiative and solutions, including Esri Maps for Office and Esri Maps for SharePoint, by creating demonstrations/prototypes, presenting at conferences and through webcasts, as well as interacting with prospective and existing customers.
Robert Bogue(Click here for classes)
Robert has contributed to more than 100 book projects and numerous publishing projects, and has also authored his own book, “The SharePoint Shepherd’s Guide for End Users.” Writing about topics, from networking and certification, to Microsoft applications and business needs, Robert blogs at www.thorprojects.com/blog.
Christian Buckley(Click here for classes)
Christian helps drive partner and community development for Axceler, and he previously worked at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager on the enterprise hosted SharePoint platform team (now part of BPOS). Prior to Microsoft, he was managing director of a regional consulting firm in San Francisco's East Bay, participated in several startups, and worked with IBM, HP, Cisco, Matsushita, Solectron, Seagate, and other large hi-tech manufacturing firms to deploy collaboration and supply-chain solutions. Christian is co-author of three books on IBM Rational Software configuration management and defect-tracking solutions, and he can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.net.
Liam Cleary(Click here for classes)
After 12 years in the IT industry, Liam became a consultant for SharePoint. Afterwards, he became principal consultant for .NET development and collaboration within BT Lynx in the U.K., and he now works as a solution architect for SusQtech in Virginia, primarily working with non-profits and associations. His core focus as a solution architect is to ensure that SharePoint can either natively, or with minimal customization, meet business requirements.
Liam is also a four-time SharePoint MVP focused on architecture, but also crosses the boundary into development. He is passionate about all aspects of the SharePoint platform and loves to share the good word. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice or just spending time in the community.
Andrew Connell(Click here for classes)
Andrew is an independent consultant that enjoys development, writing and teaching. He is an eight-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2005-2012) for Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) and Microsoft SharePoint Server. He has authored and contributed to numerous MCMS and SharePoint books over the years, including his book "Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development." He is also the author of numerous articles on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and in various print magazines.
You can learn from Andrew when he teaches hands-on courses through Critical Path Training or through one of the many on-demand classes he has published though Pluralsight. Andrew has spoken on the subject of SharePoint development and WCM at conferences and community events in the United States, Australia, England, Spain and the Netherlands. You can find Andrew on his blog, www.andrewconnell.com.
Ben Curry(Click here for classes)
Ben (CISSP, MVP, MCP, MCT) is a well-known author and enterprise network architect specializing in knowledge management and collaboration technologies. Ben is a Managing Partner at Summit 7 Systems, a company focused on the next generation of Microsoft products. Ben’s philosophy is that the best solutions are inspired by the best ideas and he encourages his team to continuously generate and share ideas. His numerous publications embody this philosophy.
Randy Drisgill(Click here for classes)
Randy has more than 10 years' experience developing, designing and implementing Internet-based software for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Randy co-wrote “Professional SharePoint 2007 Design,” and has worked on several SharePoint articles and white papers. Randy blogs at blog.drisgill.com.
Seth Earley(Click here for classes)
Seth is a well-known expert in search, content and knowledge-management strategies. He has extensive practical knowledge of information architecture and has directed numerous IA engagements for Earley & Associates. Teams under Seth’s direction have worked with many clients to develop enterprise-wide SharePoint information architectures for both Fortune 1000 and dynamic mid-size companies, as well as for non-profits. Seth is a popular speaker and workshop leader at conferences throughout North America, speaking on intranet design, knowledge management, content-management systems and strategy, taxonomy development, and other related topics.
Bill English(Click here for classes)
Bill is an industry leader, author, and educator specializing in SharePoint products and technologies. As Chief Executive Officer of EBA Companies (Mindsharp and The Best Practices Conference), Bill draws on his experience in business management to teach and consult about mapping SharePoint features to business processes and information organization needs.
As a former psychologist in Minnesota for nine years, English uses his knowledge of human behavior to help companies implement change through software platforms. Microsoft has acknowledged Bill’s professional contributions to the SharePoint community by awarding him the Most Valuable Professional award for 10 consecutive years.
Since 2000, Bill has authored 14 books on Exchange and SharePoint products, including the "Administrator’s Companion for SharePoint Server 2010." Bill lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children, where summer is the six best days of the year!
Mike Fitzmaurice(Click here for classes)
Mike is the Vice President of Product Technology for Nintex, a global company committed to delivering out-of-box productivity solutions built for and with SharePoint Technology, and is responsible for product direction, evangelism, technical marketing, and technical business strategy. Prior to joining Nintex, Mike spent more than 10 years at Microsoft. The majority of that time was spent working on Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server in roles including developer evangelism, competitive strategy, enterprise consulting, user education, product marketing, and technical event planning.
Previous to that, Mike served as Director of Research and Development at Advanced Paradigms Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based Microsoft Solution Provider Partner, as well as a five-year tenure as IT Director of the National Association of Broadcasters.
Bob German(Click here for classes)
Bob is SharePoint Practice Director at BlueMetal Architects, where he leads the development and deployment of SharePoint solutions for enterprise customers. Bob has been developing on the SharePoint platform since it was called “Site Server,” and is a co-author of "SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight" for Addison-Wesley. Prior to joining BlueMetal, Bob was an architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston; he also worked for Microsoft Consulting Services, building and performance-tuning websites and other networking solutions.
Joe Giegerich(Click here for classes)
Joseph is founder and Managing Partner of Gig Werks. He has focused the practice on business solutions built on the SharePoint platform and is an expert on SharePoint. His firm specializes in Content Management, Document Management, Portal Collaboration and Business Intelligence. Gig Werks has worked with a wide range of professional services organizations notably with in the AEC industry, Legal and Financial Services. Joe provides a regular series of webinars, and presentations for both Gig Werks and Microsoft on SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and strategic use of the SharePoint platform and Microsoft Stack.
Susan Hanley(Click here for classes)
Susan, President of Susan Hanley LLC, is a recognized expert in the design, development and implementation of successful portal solutions, with a specialization in Microsoft SharePoint.
Her consulting practice is dedicated to helping clients achieve high-impact business outcomes with portal and collaboration solutions.
She is a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of implementing successful intranet portal solutions, portal strategy and governance, user adoption, and measuring the value of SharePoint investments. Sue is a co-author of "Essential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance, and Planning" and "Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High-Impact Collaboration." She also writes a blog on collaboration and SharePoint for Network World Magazine. In 2010, she was named one of the Top 50 SharePoint Influencers.
Richard Harbridge(Click here for classes)
For the past seven years, Richard has worked extensively with SharePoint as an end user, developer, administrator, architect, business analyst and consultant. In this time, he has defined, architected, developed and implemented well over 100 SharePoint solutions, from small implementations of WSS on a single server to more than 80,000 user implementations in international organizations.
Richard is passionate about technology and business challenges, and enjoys teaching, sharing and helping others through involvement with the community.
Jason Himmelstein(Click here for classes)
Jason is the SharePoint Practice Director for Sentri. and has been working with Microsoft Server technologies since 1998 when he was supporting Motorola in Austin. He went to work for the University of Texas for five years, where he developed expertise in Active Directory and Exchange. He left UT to go on the road, doing architecture, design, and implementation of Active Directory and Exchange for Dell in a partnership with Microsoft. He started working with SharePoint in 2007 as an Enterprise Architect for Raytheon. Today, he leads a team of dynamic SharePoint consultants for Sentri, a four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year.
Outside of this crazy working world, he is a happily married father of two boys, and a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.
Todd Klindt(Click here for classes)
Todd is a popular speaker and consultant at SharePoint 911, a Rackspace company, specializing in SharePoint technologies for IT administrators. He contributed to the book “Real World SharePoint 2007: Indispensable Experiences from 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs.” Read his blog at toddklindt.com/blog.
Troy Kloberdanz(Click here for classes)
Troy, Business Development Manager at Bottomline Technologies, has been active in the enterprise content management (ECM) industry for 20 years. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and nurturing strategic relationships in support of Bottomline’s SharePoint-powered document automation products. Prior to joining Bottomline, Troy was the Managing Vice President at 5280 Dynamics Solutions and oversaw all aspects of their document management practice. He was integral to the creation and development of several award-winning SharePoint-based products and has a strong understanding of ECM technologies, including capture, workflow, storage and records management.
Jennifer Mason(Click here for classes)
Recently minted as a SharePoint MVP, Jennifer has spent the past several years providing consulting services around SharePoint technologies, and is currently working with the team at SharePoint911, a Rackspace company. Her focus has been on strategy, planning, governance and best practices for implementing business solutions using SharePoint technologies. Jennifer is also a founding member of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint Users Group.
Matthew McDermott(Click here for classes)
Matthew is a founder and director at Aptillon, a six-time Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP, and part-time trainer for Critical Path Training. He specializes in SharePoint Integration, Strategy and Implementation Consulting, helping his clients solve business problems with SharePoint. Matthew is a speaker, author, blogger and specialist in SharePoint technologies, focusing on Web content management, collaboration, search and social computing.
Matthew’s free time is spent as a canine handler for K9 Search Austin, a volunteer K9 search team serving the FBI and Austin and San Antonio Police Departments. An accomplished cook and bartender, Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dogs will allow.
Sean McDonough(Click here for classes)
Sean is the “Lead Bitsmith” and owner of Bitstream Foundry, a software and custom-development company based in Cincinnati. Sean has been developing software and crafting solutions for more than two decades, and he has focused on Microsoft’s SharePoint platform since 2004. Sean possesses a somewhat eclectic set of SharePoint skills that come from time spent in a diverse set of roles, including consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist. Sean is an author, blogger and frequent speaker/instructor at SharePoint conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. He can be reached through his blog, SharePointInterface.com.
Chris McNulty(Click here for classes)
Chris is a Strategic Product Manager at Quest Software, where his responsibilities include the strategic product direction for Quest’s SharePoint solutions. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a member of the MCC, Microsoft Solutions Advocate and MVTSP programs.
A frequent speaker at events around the U.S., Chris is the author of the “SharePoint 2010 Consultant’s Handbook – Managed Metadata Service,” and blogs at www.chrismcnulty.net/blog and at www.sharepointforall.com. Prior to Quest, he led the SharePoint consulting practice at KMA, a New England-based Microsoft Gold Partner.
Chris holds an MBA from Boston College in Investment Management, and has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services technology with John Hancock/Manulife, State Street, GMO and Santander. He lives with his wife Hayley and his children Devin, Nathaniel and Rachel in Milton, Mass.
Mark Miller(Click here for classes)
Mark, Senior Storyteller, is recognized internationally for weaving engaging tales to simplify the explanation of complex, technological solutions. He is a serial community builder, participating in the creation of global online communities such as NothingButSharePoint, EndUserSharePoint and NothingButBranding.
Mark travels internationally from his home in New York City, speaking on the building of community, methods for using social media to engage an online audience, the uses of SharePoint for enterprise level collaboration, and the future of productivity. His most recent excursion with the “Sharing the Point” team found him in Africa, stopping in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Michal Pisarek(Click here for classes)
Michal is the founder of Dynamic Owl Consulting and author of the "SharePoint Analyst HQ" blog. Focusing on the business side of SharePoint, with a deep technical understanding, his passion is to empower organizations to gain real business value from the SharePoint platform by ensuring strategy, execution, change management, governance and technology converge correctly and pragmatically.
Approaching SharePoint from a business angle, he ensures that business goals, technical solutions and effective change management are all considered in a pragmatic manner to deliver value to any organization.
Wes Preston(Click here for classes)
Wes is a SharePoint Server MVP and an independent SharePoint consultant. He works primarily as a SharePoint product specialist and solution designer, helping align business needs with the SharePoint platform and guiding organizations through the use of best practices. Wes has been a developer, IT Pro, consultant and technology evangelist for more than 15 years. He is co-author of "SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One" and "SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects," a speaker, and a community leader in the Twin Cities, Minn.
Mark Rackley(Click here for classes)
Mark is a Solutions Architect for Summit 7 Systems with more than 17 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark’s daily responsibilities include forging the direction of solution architecture and development projects for clients while providing the best solutions for clients' unique problems. As a globally recognized SharePoint geek, Mark is an active blogger, presenter, author (and bacon aficionado) who is eager to lend his real-world knowledge of SharePoint to all who need it.
In addition to speaking at various SharePoint conferences, Mark is the organizer of SharePoint Saturday Ozarks and can be found speaking at as many Saturday events as his professional and family life will allow. Mark engages his audiences with humor, real-world stories from the trenches, and practical solutions. For more information, read his blog at www.SharePointHillbilly.com.
Asif Rehmani(Click here for classes)
Asif has been training and consulting on primarily SharePoint technologies since 2004. He is a SharePoint Server MVP and MCT. Asif runs a SharePoint Videos website, which provides SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath Video Tutorials. Some of his videos have also been published at Microsoft's TechNet site. Asif also provides in-person and online SharePoint training publicly and in private workshops through Critical Path Training.
Over the years, Asif has been a speaker on SharePoint topics at several conferences including Microsoft's TechEd, SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Connections, and Advisor Live. He is the co-author of the book "Professional SharePoint Designer 2007” and is currently working on two more book projects. Asif was the co-founder and is currently one of the active leaders of the Chicago SharePoint User Group.
Richard Riley(Click here for classes)
Richard Riley is Director of the SharePoint Sales and Marketing team that manages internal sales readiness, GTM strategy and execution, the SharePoint and Office Store, Partners, and the Developer and IT Pro audiences. He has worked for Microsoft for more than 12 years in both technical and marketing roles, and has more than 17 years' industry experience in messaging and collaboration software.
Eric Riz(Click here for classes)
Eric is the Executive Vice President of Concatenate, a software firm based in Toronto focused on maximizing SharePoint through product innovation and systems integration. He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies on their business productivity architecture and deployment plans to ensure they maximize the benefits of Microsoft technologies and successfully deploy their SharePoint-based solutions. Eric is a frequent contributor to the SPTechReport and cmswire.com. You can find his blog at www.ericriz.com.
Eugene Rosenfeld(Click here for classes)
Eugene is a two-time Microsoft MVP awardee, and the CTO of Black Blade Associates, a company focused on delivering SharePoint document management, information architecture, distributed systems, systems integration, and training to DoD, life sciences, financial services, real estate, and construction organizations.
Most recently, he has been heavily involved with distributed systems architecture, Services Oriented Architected (SOA), peer-to-peer systems, and cloud computing. Eugene also maintains his blog "Things that Should be Easy" http://thingsthatshouldbeeasy.blogspot.com/. Check it out for tips that may make your current project a little easier.
John Ross(Click here for classes)
John, a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Rackspace Hosting, has more than eight years of experience implementing solutions for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies as well as government organizations. He has worked with all project phases, from analysis to implementation, and has been involved with a wide range of SharePoint solutions that include public-facing Internet sites, corporate intranets, and extranets.
In 2009, John was awarded Microsoft’s MVP award for SharePoint Server, making him one of 190 people worldwide with this distinction. John is co-author of the books "Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design" and "Real World SharePoint 2010: Indispensable Experiences from 23 SharePoint MVPs." Visit his blog at johnrossjr.wordpress.com.
Peter Serzo(Click here for classes)
Peter is a published author of the “Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook,” a founder of the SouthEastern SharePoint group, a speaker, and a SharePoint architect for High Monkey Consulting. Peter has been in the IT industry for 20 years. He has extensive experience with SharePoint, implementing business solutions for several enterprise organizations over the past seven years.
Using a varied background, including a degree in English, Peter brings a fresh perspective to each engagement and the clients he represents. Each session he presents is told in story mode in order to engage and educate, presenting SharePoint technology in an understandable format.
Roland Simonis(Click here for classes)
Roland is Director of Technology for Eastman Kodak Company, Document Imaging and an Enterprise Information Management evangelist. Roland has over 30 years of experience in document imaging, starting in 1980 with integrating a large scale banking data key-from-image system with CSI in Belgium (a recognized pioneer in the document management industry), to Bell & Howell scanners in 1986 and Eastman Kodak Company in 2009.
Paul Papanek Stork(Click here for classes)
Based in Ohio, Paul is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP and Senior Solution Architect at Blue Chip Consulting. He has an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management and holds a myriad of Microsoft certifications, including being a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Systems Engineer, Solutions Architect, Developer, Database Admin, IT Professional and Professional Developer.
Paul recently attended the Microsoft Certified Masters (MCM) training in Redmond and is currently working to complete his MCM certification. He is an author and or contributor of several SharePoint books, including "Pro SharePoint 2010 Development for Office 365," "MCTS Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Configuration Study Guide," "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices," "Developer's Guide to the Windows SharePoint Services v3 Platform," and "Windows 2000: Essential Reference."
Paul has worked with SharePoint in many roles, from Chief Architect to Solution Developer to Trainer, and is a well-known contributor to the SharePoint community.
Dux Raymond Sy(Click here for classes)
Dux Raymond is a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, a Microsoft-certified business technology consulting and services company. He is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management,” published by O’Reilly Media. A sought-after speaker, Dux is a SharePoint MVP and has presented in various Microsoft and Project Management Institute (PMI) events worldwide. He regularly blogs on topics related to project management, SharePoint and globalization at MeetDux.com.
Jeremy Thake(Click here for classes)
Jeremy, AvePoint Chief Architect, utilizes more than 10 years of software development industry experience and expertise in Microsoft technologies to assist global enterprises in building solutions that will set the standard for the next generation of collaboration platforms. As a SharePoint MVP, Jeremy’s proven expertise has earned him multiple speaking engagements at technical conferences, symposiums, and user groups worldwide. Jeremy is a co-founder of NothingButSharePoint.com, a SharePoint community portal, focusing on the Developer Channel, and he built the platform on top of SharePoint 2010.
Patrick Tucker(Click here for classes)
Patrick is a SharePoint architect, developer, consultant and trainer with more than 13 years of experience developing applications with Microsoft technologies, and training others to do the same. His certifications in SharePoint, .NET and SQL Server include MCPD, MCITP, MCSD, MCTS, and MCT. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000.
SharePoint captured his attention and imagination in 2005 and he has never looked back. Patrick is currently a Principal Consultant in the SharePoint practice for Strategic Data Systems. He lives with his astonishingly supportive wife, old dog and new Kindergartner in Northern Kentucky.
Geoff Varosky(Click here for classes)
Geoff is the Director of Development and Evangelism for Jornata, a Boston-based Microsoft Gold Partner focusing on SharePoint solutions. He has been architecting and developing Web-based applications for more than 13 years, and has been working with SharePoint for the past six years. Geoff is an active member in the SharePoint community, a co-founder and co-organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, a co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston, and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.
Christina Wheeler(Click here for classes)
Based in Bonaire, Ga., Christina (MCTS) is a SharePoint Trainer for Mindsharp and founder of CM Portal Solutions. She is a highly respected SharePoint consultant who is extremely active in the SharePoint community. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Christina has knowledge of graphic design, Web development, and custom development, with her work primarily targeted toward educational and financial institutions.
As a trainer, Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom. She was the tech editor of "SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog" and co-author of the "SharePoint 2010 Field Guide." She enjoys contributing articles to technical websites, and often speaks at SharePoint community events and conferences.
Randy Williams(Click here for classes)
With over 20 years of IT experience, Randy is an expert in architecting and developing Microsoft-based Web and database solutions. Randy has worked with SMB and enterprise organizations throughout North America and Asia. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1996, Randy is passionate about sharing his knowledge and has delivered training to thousands of students across the globe. He is also active in the SharePoint community, running .NET and SharePoint user groups in Hawaii, Singapore and San Diego.
Randy currently works for AvePoint as an Enterprise Trainer and Evangelist. At AvePoint, Randy works directly with enterprise customers and partners to deliver and implement solutions that help unleash Microsoft SharePoint’s full business potential. He also shares proven practices with the SharePoint community and provides thought leadership through speaking engagements at global conferences.
A contributor to SharePointPro and Windows IT Pro magazines, Randy’s latest book, "SharePoint 2010 Administration Instant Reference," was released in June of 2011. He has a master’s degree in Information Systems, along with a number of Microsoft certifications. Randy is a SharePoint MVP alum, having been awarded from 2009-2011 and is now working towards his MCM.
Rob Windsor(Click here for classes)
Rob is a Lead SharePoint Consultant with Allin Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Boston. He has over 17 years of experience developing rich-client and Web applications with Delphi, VB, C# and VB.NET, and is currently spending a majority of his time working with SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups across North America and Europe.
He regularly contributes articles and videos to MSDN, TechNet, and the Pluralsight On-Demand library and is the co-author of "Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4." Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his involvement in the developer community.
Shane Young(Click here for classes)
Shane is president and principal consultant at SharePoint911, a Rackspace company, with more than 13 years of experience architecting and administering large-scale server farms using Microsoft enterprise technologies. He has been recognized by Microsoft as an authority on SharePoint and is among an elite group of SharePoint MVPs. Shane has written three SharePoint 2007 books and maintains the popular SharePoint Farmer’s Almanac at msmvps.com/blogs/shane.