Previous SharePoint Fest Speakers

Microsoft Speakers


Cathy Dew, Senior Product Marketing Manager (WS107, WS407)

Cathy is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft responsible for PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Stream. Before joining Microsoft, she worked in the consulting world for 10 years and was a Microsoft MVP for 5 years. She has been focused on working with businesses to build enterprise solutions across numerous verticals and brings this unique perspective to the PowerApps team. Ms. Dew is passionate about the community and has created and managed several community focused user groups, including several groups for Women in Technology. She has presented numerous sessions at user groups, SharePoint Saturday events, conferences, and training sessions.


Dan Holme, Director of Product Marketing (SharePoint & Yammer) (KEY100)

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Dan Holme, a native of Colorado and graduate of Yale and Thunderbird, earned a reputation as one of the world’s most respected consultants, authors, thought leaders, and experts on Microsoft technologies. Last year, Dan joined Microsoft where he leads product marketing for SharePoint & Yammer.  New to Seattle after ten years on Maui, Hawaii, Dan is passionate about nature, the performing arts, and the Olympic Games. Dan has served as the Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Sports for the broadcast of the Olympics in Rio, Sochi, London, Vancouver, Beijing and Torino.

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Chris McNulty, Senior Product Manager (PWR205, AMA

Chris McNulty is a Sr. Product Manager for SharePoint and Office 365 at Microsoft. Chris’s experience as CTO includes companies as diverse as Dell Software/Quest, and Cryptzone/HiSoftware. He was first recognized as a SharePoint MVP in 2013, and led the SharePoint consulting practice at KMA, a Boston based Microsoft Gold Partner. A frequent speaker at events around the globe, Chris is the author of the “SharePoint 2013 Consultant’s Handbook” among other works. He also blogs at Recently, he was recognized at the Ignite Conference as one of the Top 25 Office 365 Influencers in the community today. Chris holds an MBA from Boston College in Investment Management and has over twenty years’ experience in financial services technology with John Hancock, State Street, GMO and Santander.

Featured Speakers


Brian Alderman, MVP MCT (ECM103ADM204)

Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP, and since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. As a Senior Technical Instructor and Consultant he has 30 years of experience in networking, SQL Server databases, SharePoint technologies, and project management. Brian's publications include Windows 2000 Professional, SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out. He is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, Microsoft Ignite and several international SharePoint conferences including London, Milan, and Madrid. Brian has a BS and MS in Computer Information Systems where he graduated summa cum laude from Regis University of Colorado Springs and now lives in Scottsdale, AZ where he enjoys playing golf year round and traveling around the world.


Marc Anderson, MVP (WS403DEV100OFF201, DEV202)

Marc is the Co-Founder and President of Sympraxis Consulting LLC, located in the Boston suburb of Newton, MA, USA. Sympraxis focuses on enabling collaboration throughout the enterprise using the SharePoint application platform. Marc has over 30 years of experience in technology professional services and software development. Over a wide-ranging career in consulting as well as line manager positions, Marc has proven himself as a problem solver and leader who can solve difficult technology problems for organizations across a wide variety of industries and organization sizes. Marc is the developer of the jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services (SPServices) and The SPXSLT Codeplex Project. He is a repeat recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for SharePoint Server (2011-2018).



Prashant G Bhoyar, MVP (WF102BI201)

Prashant G Bhoyar is a Microsoft Office Server & Services MVP and Microsoft Certified Professional. He currently works as a Senior Consultant at WithumSmith+Brown, PC. He is a trusted advisor and Subject Matter Expert and specializes in the development and post-implementation adoption of complex custom solutions in Office 365 and SharePoint. Prashant has supported many government agencies and non-profit organizations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Prashant was the technical reviewer of the book "Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration." He serves on the leadership committee for the DC Metro Office 365 User Group and SharePoint Saturday Baltimore event and SharePoint Saturday Washington DC event. He actively speaks at technical conferences across the country, most recently in New Orleans, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Baltimore, Philadelphia, as well as, at many events throughout North America. Prashant is a recipient of the "Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America" for his outstanding service in Antarctica.

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Tamara Bredemus (WS404PWR103ECM201)

Tamara Bredemus is the Director of Collaboration Services with The City of Minneapolis in Minnesota. At the City, Tamara heads up the collaboration team as they build solutions on various platforms for many audiences. Prior to working with The City of Minneapolis, Tamara was a SharePoint Consultant with RBA, Inc., where her experience working with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath helped clients get the most out of their SharePoint deployments. Tamara used her teaching skills as a Senior Technical Instructor with Mindsharp, process improvement skills as a Promotion Analyst at Best Buy Dotcom, and her leadership skills as the Operations Supervisor of Sunset Environmental.


Michelle Caldwell, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director (WS107, WS407SPT205)

Michelle is a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP and Regional Director. Michelle is currently the Digital Workplace Lead for North America at Avanade. She has over 18 years of experience delivering business solutions to diverse organizations. For the past 12 years, she has focused on delivering enterprise Microsoft solutions across multiple industries while leading teams that have won outstanding achievements in Web Development. She is a founding member and former President of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint User Group (BuckeyeSPUG) and actively shares her real-world experience through teaching at conferences in North America and abroad. She also sits on the board of one non-profits in support of her local technology community.


Vlad Catrinescu, MVP (WS502OFF105, ADM205)

Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint.

Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner.

In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the "Top 25 SharePoint Influencers" award, showcasing him as one of the most influential SharePoint specialists in 2016 as well as the winner of the MetaHero award, in the SharePoint & Office 365 Hybrid category.



Liam Cleary, MVP (ADM105)

Liam began his career as a Trainer of all things computer related. He quickly realized that programming, breaking and hacking was a lot more fun. He spent the next few years working within core infrastructure and security services, until he found SharePoint. He now works as a Solution Architect for Protiviti in Virginia. His core focus is to ensure that SharePoint can either natively or with minimal customization meet the business requirement. He is also an eleven time Microsoft MVP focusing on Architecture but also crosses the boundary into Development. His specialty over the past few years has been security in SharePoint and its surrounding platforms. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching his kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet or building Lego robots.



Andrew Connell, MVP (WS103DEV106, DEV200)

Andrew Connell is a full stack web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Office 365, specifically the Office 365 APIs, SharePoint, Microsoft's .NET Framework / .NET Core, Angular, Node.js and Docker that enjoys development, writing & teaching… if it’s cutting edge web you’ll find Andrew there! He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005. Andrew has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught both in-person & in online courses. Recently he launched his own on-demand video platform, Voitanos ( to deliver his on-demand video training. Throughout the years I have been fortunate enough to share what I’ve learned at conferences like Microsoft’s TechEd, Build, Ignite & SharePoint conferences, Angular’s ngConf & AngularU, SPTechCon, SP Live360 among many others all around the world in North America, Europe, Asia & Australia. You can find Andrew on his popular blog ( , follow him on Twitter @andrewconnell, check out some of the numerous projects he’s involved in on GitHub ( or listen to his popular weekly podcast, The Microsoft Cloud Show (, which is focused on Microsoft cloud services such as Azure and Office 365 as well as the competitive cloud landscape.

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Stacy Deere-Strole, MVP Author (WS301, WS601, ADM101, PWR204)

Stacy Deere-Strole (MVP) is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. Previously, Stacy led a rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engaged in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry, Stacy has mainly focused on Collaboration Solutions such as IBM’s Lotus Notes\Domino and Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration Solutions including deployments and SharePoint upgrades. Within the SharePoint community, Stacy is a SharePoint MVP and is actively sharing her real world expertise through authoring in the blog, and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday's, Collab365, ITUnity, SPTechCon, SharePoint Fest, SharePoint Engage, and User Group events. She also co-authored two books called SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Using Managed Metadata.



Stephanie Donahue, MVP (WS304OFF101BV201) 

Stephanie is a partner and consultant at PAITgroup, with a focus on helping organizations leverage their investment in SharePoint to create and maximize ROI. As a MCITP she has been setting a strategic path from discovery to successful implementations using an innovative approach and consistent methodology. Stephanie is an active blogger and event speaker with over 7 years of experience in SharePoint projects from basic deployments to information architecture, content management, and business process automation. You can follow Stephanie at @stephkdonahue on Twitter or read her blog at



Kim Frehe (SRC102SRC204)

Kim Frehe is a SharePoint Solutions Specialist who has been solving complex business problems in innovative ways since 2001. She is very passionate about SharePoint and prides herself on building solutions with the end users’ perspective in mind. Her specialties include workflows, content types, out-of-the-box web parts and making SharePoint as user-friendly as possible to help users be more productive, efficient and get the most of SharePoint.

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Treb Gatte, MVP MBA (WS406BI103BI203)

Treb Gatte, MBA, MCP, MCTS, Project MVP is the Managing Partner at Tumble Road, where using his techniques, he’s helped well-known companies like Wells Fargo, Starbucks and Tory Burch achieve project management success.
He is an internationally recognized Project Management expert and a Microsoft MVP. He’s used his Project and SharePoint expertise to author two books on the software. His Power BI expertise enabled Tumble Road to gain a Red Carpet partner designation from Microsoft.



Daniel Glenn, MVP (PWR101)

Daniel is a Microsoft MVP and has been building technology solutions for more than 14 years. As Practice Leader for InfoWorks, a total business solutions provider, he has helped organizations large and small solve complex challenges using every version of SharePoint throughout his career. Daniel is passionate about building technical community with his leadership roles in local user groups, SharePoint Saturday Nashville, and co-hosting the "REgarding 365 The Week That Was" show. Follow him on and @DanielGlenn on Twitter.

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Sarah Haase, MLIS Information Architect (WS204BV104BV204)

Sarah Haase is an enterprise collaboration strategist, corporate librarian and internationally-recognized speaker that helps large enterprises reclaim overgrown and ineffective collaboration implementations. Using her rich experience in knowledge management, technical writing, information architecture, business process automation and enterprise content management, Sarah devises and implements governance and user adoption strategies that drive compliance, engagement and documented benefits/ROI for SharePoint and Office 365. She is a contributing author for Ruven Gotz’s book Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture, founder of the Twin Cities’ SharePoint executive discussion group and a community activist/board member for the immensely popular SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. You can find Sarah online at and @sarahhaase

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Susan Hanley, MVP MBA Author (WS405OFF103OFF201)

Sue Hanley is a consultant and Office Servers and Services MVP specializing in the "people side" of collaboration and knowledge management solutions. She is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books that focus on business challenges - Essential SharePoint 2007, Essential SharePoint 2010, and Essential SharePoint 2013. She also writes the Essential SharePoint blog for Computerworld at Her areas of expertise include knowledge management, strategy, information architecture, user adoption, governance, and business value metrics. Immediately prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Sue led the Portals, Collaboration, and Content Management practice for Dell Professional Services.

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Doug Hemminger (ADM104OFF204)

With over 15 years of experience developing innovative software solutions, Doug has proven himself as a leader who can solve difficult problems for organizations across a wide variety of industries and organization sizes. Although primarily a developer focused on SharePoint and Office 365, Doug is adept at seeing the bigger picture, recognizing how a particular software solution meets an organization's larger goals. Doug not only works to continuously expand his development and technical SharePoint and Office 365 knowledge, but he also actively participates, both as a learner and an educator, in the broader technical community, speaking at user groups, SharePoint Saturday events, and conferences around the country.

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Jason Himmelstein, MVP Author (WS104, BI101ADM203)

Jason Himmelstein is a Microsoft Office Servers & Services MVP & an ITPro Solutions Architect with more than 20 years of experience working with Microsoft and related technologies. With a passion for technology, Jason has spent the past several years dedicated to SharePoint & Office 365 becoming a recognized expert in the field. Jason has successfully architected solutions for up to 120,000 users and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences around the world. In May 2015 he joined Rackspace where is the Technical Strategy Director. He leads a team of amazing Rackers and helps customers through the innovative use of technology.

Jason is the author of the O’Reilly book “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint”. He also is one of the organizers of multiple Users Groups and SharePoint Saturdays, co-host of the podcast, and has served as the SharePoint/Office 365 Track Chair for several national conferences. Outside of this crazy working world he is a happily married father of 2 boys, a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.



William Huneycutt, MVP (WF104WF204)

William (Andy) Huneycutt is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) specializing in Office 365 and SharePoint. He works as a training instructor, courseware developer, and consultant for ASPE Training. With more than six years experience as an instructor he’s taught SharePoint and Office 365 training classes across fifteen courseware tracks, including from SharePoint End User, Power User, Administration, as well as Project Management and Business Intelligence.
In addition, he developed ASPE-IT courses in SharePoint for Business Process Automation, SharePoint for Business Analysts, and Workflows for SharePoint. Business Process Automation is a course centered on out-of-the-box solutions for enterprise content management, form services, business automation processes through workflows, and no code solutions.
William currently serves on the advisory board for the SharePoint Institute, an organization dedicated to the advancement of professionals through real-world SharePoint certification. He also serves on the leadership committee of the Charlotte Area SharePoint User Group and SharePoint Saturday for Charlotte, NC.



Joanne Klein, MVP (ECM102OFF200)

Joanne is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant who attributes her professional success to sharing her technical expertise and real-world SharePoint and O365 experience with organizations of all sizes. She’s spent the past decade working with SharePoint versions 2007 thru 2016 as well as SharePoint Online in O365. Her specialties include O365 adoption, SharePoint information management, information architecture, search and solution design which allows her to help organizations get the most out of their SharePoint/O365 investments. Joanne is on the leadership team for the Saskatchewan SharePoint/O365 User Group and is an avid supporter of the Microsoft technical communities at large.



Sébastien Levert, MVP (DEV104, DEV204)

Seb is an Office Development MVP, a Microsoft Certified Software Developer and works at Valo Intranet, the product that will make you fall in love with your intranet. He is a Product Evangelist & Partner Manager for North America and is helping his partners & customers reaching their business and technology goals by ensuring that quality and simplicity are always the focus in Valo Intranet deployments around the world. Seb is speaking regularly at conferences around the world like SharePoint Saturdays, European SharePoint Conference and European Collaboration Summit. Even though he loves travelling, he loves his local community where he is an organizer of the Quebec SharePoint User Group, an organizer of MSDEVMTL and an organizer of 2 SharePoint Saturdays (Quebec & Montreal). You can read Seb's blog at and you can follow his tweets at @sebastienlevert.



Drew Madelung, MVP (BV103PWR201)

Drew Madelung is a Technical Architect at Concurrency, Inc and a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services. He is experienced in a range of technologies but specializes in content management and business process improvement. He has worked across all aspects of projects from architecture and design to roll-out, adoption and governance planning. Drew works with clients to develop and deploy comprehensive solutions on SharePoint and Office 365. Drew can be found across the community whether it’s online or at local user groups and conferences.



Sean McDonough, MVP (WS602ADM103SPT202)

Sean is the Chief Technology Officer for Bitstream Foundry, a Cincinnati-based provider of SharePoint solutions, services, and consulting. Microsoft certified MCP, MCTS, and MCPD, Sean has over two decades of experience developing software, building infrastructures, and solving technical problems. Unable to take anything except the deep dive into any role, Sean has acquired a diverse and expansive skill set as consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist through the years. Some might label his passion for all things tech related as borderline 'obsession', but it is equal only to his desire to share those discoveries and experiences with others as author, blogger, and frequent speaker/instructor at technical conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. Sean is also a Microsoft MVP. He can be reached through his blog ( or on Twitter (@spmcdonough)


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Benjamin Niaulin, MVP MCT RD (WS102, WS402, SRC101, OFF206)

Benjamin Niaulin is an Office Servers and Services MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, recognized as one of the Top SharePoint and Office 365 influencers. Being a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2008 has allowed him to become proficient in simplifying complex technologies, making him an expert in SharePoint & Office 365 vulgarization. He's even gone as far as co-authoring a book on Responsive Design for SharePoint. Thanks to his expertise and passion in the field, he can easily talk to you for hours and still find something new to say! This has allowed him to speak at over 200 conferences around the world.

Benjamin works for Sharegate, a SharePoint & Office 365 Migration & Management tool, based in Montreal. Every day he follows the latest trends with the team of Geeks in order to craft the best possible tool for Sharegate's customers.




Eric Overfield, MVP RD (WS106DEV105ADM202)

Eric Overfield is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director and a leading expert in SharePoint Development and User Interface design. Mr. Overfield, President and co-founder of PixelMill, has over 18 years experience with web design best practices and techniques, and over 12 years experience with SharePoint branding. Besides his in-depth knowledge of SharePoint’s branding capabilities, his expertise includes general SharePoint technology, design and architecture along with custom coded web parts, solutions, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. He is a co-author of Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development (Apress 2013) and Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint (EUSP Press 2013). An engaged speaker and organizer of SharePoint events as well as an active blogger (, he discusses all things SharePoint Branding and UI Design @ericoverfield.



Wes Preston, MVP (PWR104PWR202)

Wes is an independent consultant based in Minneapolis, MN and works primarily as an O365 / PowerApps / SharePoint platform evangelist, product specialist and solution designer. Wes assists organizations through platform roadmap creation, planning and governance, and alignment of business needs with out of the box SharePoint platform and PowerApps capabilities. Wes has been a developer, IT Pro, consultant, and technology evangelist for over 20 yrs and has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2009. He was an organizer and frequent speaker at the Minnesota SharePoint User Group (MNSPUG) for over 4 yrs and is now a board member and speaker for SharePoint Saturday - Twin Cities events. Wes has been a contributing author to two books: - "Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects (Microsoft Press, 2012)" - "SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One (Wrox, 2011)". Wes maintains a blog at

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Mark Rackley, MVP (WS202, WS302, OFF101, SRC104)

Mark is Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at PAIT Group and an Office 365 MVP with more than 20 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 SharePointalooza in Branson, Missouri 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.twitter16@mrackley



Asif Rehmani, MVP Author (PWR105)

Asif has been training, consulting and mentoring on Microsoft technologies since 2002. In addition to mentoring and teaching, Asif is the Founder and CEO of a company called VisualSP ( which provides a context sensitive help system for SharePoint and Office 365 end users. Asif has also authored several books over the years. He is the author of "SharePoint 2013 - First Look for Power Users", "Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010", "Real World SharePoint 2010" and "Professional SharePoint Designer 2007" by Wrox publications. Asif has been a speaker at conferences since 2006 on numerous topics. His speaking engagements has taken him to several places around the world such as Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, UK, Canada and more. For a more detailed bio, please visit  


Knut Relbe-Moe, MCT MVP P-TSP (WS504, OFF102BI202)

Knut was awarded the Microsoft® Office Server and Services MVP Award for 2017, 2016, and 2015. Knut is a Microsoft® Office Server & Services MVP, Nintex vTE, conference speaker, and blogger. He is the founder and CTO at Knowledge People, and he works as Product Evangelist and Partner Manager for Valo, a company that delivers a key ready Intranet in a box solution to SharePoint. Knut is MCSE SharePoint, MCSA Office 365, and MCT. He delivers both engaging keynotes and highly technical sessions (level 400) on many different subjects in the Office 365 space. His job as an architect is to engage people and companies in evaluating and adopting new technologies as well as running key projects as a consultant. His core competence is to explain complex scenarios and make it understandable by combining technical insight and business value. As a SharePoint enthusiast he is the organizer, program manager, and marketing guy for the SharePoint Saturday in Oslo.

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Tom Robbins, MCT (ECM105ECM204)

Tom Robbins is an industry leading SharePoint Consultant, trainer, and thought leader. Tom has 25+ years working with the Microsoft Enterprise products both as an engineer, technical trainer, and manager. With his unique ability to combine technical knowledge and his experience with counseling and motivational speaking, he is able to create a training environment that makes him a sought after SharePoint Consultant and Trainer. Tom holds the MCTS, MCITP, and MCSE Microsoft Certifications. He has been flying planes since he was 16 years old.



Paul Schaeflein (WS303DEV101DEV205)

Paul Schaeflein is a solution architect/developer with experience in all versions of the SharePoint platform. He has more than three decades experience in architecting, designing and developing software solutions. This experience covers a vast range of technologies, languages and industries. Paul is a top-rated speaker, having presented at SharePoint Evolutions,the SharePoint Evolutions Roadshow, the Microsoft SharePoint Conference and TechEd conferences, as well as user groups. In recognition of community efforts, Microsoft has awarded Paul as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) six times.



Ryan Schouten, MVP MCT (WS201, WS503, DEV102DEV201)

Ryan Schouten has been developing on SharePoint since December of 2006 and has worked with every version of SharePoint since version 2(2003). Since that time, Ryan has developed a love and understanding of SharePoint that helps him to be comfortable in SharePoint no matter what area he is working in. This knowledge allows Ryan to discuss complex development and admin concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. Ryan has been working with ZAACT based out of Salt Lake City for over 5 years and loves getting out and connecting with the community.
Ryan is currently the president of the Utah SharePoint User Group and travels the country speaking about SharePoint and Office365. Ryan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has been working to help others be successful in their SharePoint endeavors.

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Scott Shearer, MCT (WS105, WS501WF103WF203)

Scott Shearer is a SharePoint evangelist and developer with Haystax Technology in McLean, VA. Scott has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry implementing Microsoft products and technologies. He has held positions ranging from systems administrator to developer to trainer. Scott is an MCT and Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist Master. Currently, he is a SharePoint consultant providing innovative and cost effective solutions leveraging out of the box functionality. Scott is also known for mentoring and training site collection administrators and frequently conducts SharePoint overview sessions for end users. He is a frequent speaker at SharePoint events.



Paul Stork, MVP MCM MCT MBA Author (WS203, ADM102, ADM201, SPT203)

Paul is the Owner/Principal Architect at Don't Pa..Panic Consulting. He has been working in the information technology industry for over 30 years, and has played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. he has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the last 10 consecutive years and earned his Microsoft Certified SharePoint Masters (MCSM) certification in 2013.
His core skills include architecting and customizing SharePoint environments both on-premises and in the cloud. He has significant experience leading SharePoint migration teams, troubleshooting infrastructure issues, and evaluating SharePoint environments for adherence to “Best Practices” and industry standards. He's authored several books and is a frequent contributor to the Microsoft forums.

Liz Sundet, MVP MBA PMP (WS301, WS603, ECM101ECM202)

Liz is involved with multiple areas of the business with her primary work as a consultant for SharePoint. Her work includes developing strategies to aid in collaboration and content management, facilitating groups in developing business architecture and taxonomies, or working with end users on identifying needs, areas of improvement, user adoption and training. Liz uses tools and techniques from project management, business analysis, scrum/agile, change management, and lean/six sigma. As a trainer and speaker she hopes to inspire others to learn something they can apply to their own work immediately.


Dux Raymond Sy, MVP PMP RD (WS101, WS401OFF104OFF203)

With over 20 years of business & technology experience, Dux is the CMO & Public Sector CTO of AvePoint. He has successfully driven digital transformation initiatives for commercial, educational and public sector organizations worldwide.
A sought after trusted advisor, Dux is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management”. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Microsoft Regional Director (RD) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who has authored whitepapers, industry articles and delivered interactive presentations to over 10,000 people in major industry events worldwide.
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Jeremy Thake (OFF202)

Jeremy Thake is the VP of Product Technology at Hyperfish. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, focused on Microsoft Technology. His experience ranges from consulting, development, marketing and product management. Jeremy worked at Microsoft HQ for 3 years on Office 365 extensibility and Azure application platform space. He has spoken across the globe to business and developer audiences. He runs a weekly Hyperfish podcast on Office 365. He was recognized by Microsoft for five years as a SharePoint MVP before joining Microsoft for his expertise and contributions to the community.


Richard Toland (ADM106WF205)

Richard Toland is a senior Architect and Developer whose experience spans numerous industries, technologies, and platform disciplines. Primarily focused on Microsoft’s technologies stack, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge in enterprise development, support, governance, systems architecture and business practices encompassing the SharePoint, Azure and Office365 platforms’ endless product offerings. As a community evangelist, Richard continues to share his expertise in SharePoint, Office365, PowerBI, HoloLens, Azure, etc. to educate his colleagues and peers, empowering them to thrive with the skills to implement and support environments of any size, in any industry.



Julie Turner, MVP (WS403DEV103DEV203)

Julie has been building software on primarily the Microsoft platform for over 20 years. With a degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in microprocessor system design from Worcester Polytechnic Institute she came at software initially from a very low level but quickly realized a love and aptitude for developing rich user experiences and solutions. She worked her way up through internal IT ranks reaching a Director of IT position before realizing more impact could be made in consulting and really focused in on the SharePoint platform in 2007. Since then her focus has been on the SharePoint platform, Office 365, Azure, and client side development. She's the co-author of the Widget Wrangler JavaScript library and continues to try and help innovate SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for her clients. She is a 2017 recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Office Servers and Services.



Christina Wheeler, MVP (BI102SRC202)

Christina Wheeler is an Independent Consultant and part-time Trainer for Critical Path Training, Combined Knowledge, and Mindsharp. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Christina has knowledge in SharePoint Development, Administration, Branding, and Business Intelligence. She also specializes in search and leveraging ECM features in SharePoint. When teaching, Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom. Currently residing in Middle Georgia, Christina is a highly respected SharePoint consultant who is extremely active in the SharePoint community. She was the tech editor of "SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog", co-author of the "SharePoint 2010 Field Guide", and co-author of “SharePoint 2013 Inside Out.” She enjoys contributing articles to technical websites and often speaks at SharePoint community events and conferences. Christina has a strong passion for technology and when she’s not working on SharePoint, she is either cooking, enjoying photography, spending time with her recently graduated college daughter, or spending time with her lovable dogs.



John White, MVP (WS104BI104BI204)

John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc., the makers of tyGraph. He holds a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP since 2010. He has spent 25 years in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM. John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. This experience has proven invaluable when architecting systems alongside legacy applications. Over the past decade, he has been focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and is a frequent speaker on these topics. He blogs as actively as possible at John lives outside of Guelph, Ontario, is the father of 3 boys, is an avid scuba diver, and a budding photographer, both under and above the water. Samples of his work can be found at

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Jeff Willinger, MVP (WS604, BV101BV203)

Jeff Willinger is the Vice President of Digital Inspiration at Rightpoint and Microsoft MVP. He is an internationally recognized online influencer, analyst, and expert on all things web collaboration, enterprise social networking, and enterprise IT strategy and has been named one of the top SharePoint, Office 365 personalities in the world. He specializes in advising clients on creating the digital workplace and enterprise software strategies, collaborative intranets and portals, mobile and increasing employee engagement and involvement. With experience spanning more than two decades, he is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in all CMS solutions and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in user experience, information architecture, enterprise content management, and web 2.0 technology strategy. A character with character, he is the President and Founder of the Social Media Club of Chicago, and serves as Executive Vice President for Business Marketing Association.

Subject Matter Experts and Sponsor Speakers



Shyamal Addanki, FireStart (SOL07)

Shyamal Addanki is the Director of FireStart for North America, bringing the powerful European BPM solution to the US and Canada. He has over a decade of experience in process management, process automation, and workflow development from the Aerospace and Aviation industry. At the crossroads of process innovation and BPM, his expertise lies in helping companies discover their key activities that can be improved, leaned, and automated.



Matthew Bailey, MCT (PWR203)

Matthew J. Bailey is a Microsoft Certified Trainer for Noteworthy Technology Training specializing in SharePoint, Office 365, Azure & Power BI. He is certified as a MCT, MCSE, MCP & MCSA. Utilizing a mixture of consulting experience at major corporations with teaching, he loves to share skills learned as a SharePoint business analyst, administrator, trainer & developer obtained from over 10 years of working with Microsoft technologies. He enjoys speaking at conferences, from Ignite to local community events and user groups, and is also an avid blogger and author.


Mike Fitzmaurice, Nintex (WF105)

Mike Fitzmaurice is the Vice President of Workflow Technology for Nintex, and is its subject matter expert and chief spokesperson for workflow, business transformation, and technology evangelism. Prior to Nintex, he spent 11 years at Microsoft, and was involved with every version of SharePoint from pre-2001 through to the 2010 release. His areas of expertise include process automation, integration, collaboration, and a lot of other “ations.”

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Ian Gillespie, Backupify (SOL03)

Ian Gillespie is Backupify’s Enterprise Sales Engineer focused on communicating the company’s product innovation to its prospects and customers. Since joining the Backupify team, Ian has been responsible for serving as the liaison between prospects, engineering, sales, product management, support on market demands and the needed technology enhancements to meet them. He previously held technical roles at Datadog and Fiksu. A native of Connecticut, Ian holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin.



Bre Huston, K2 (SOL04)

As a Technical Specialist at K2, Bre works with IT and Business Professionals to uncover how process automation and transformation can improve organizational efficiency through rapid application development. She also works to deliver compelling demonstrations of the K2 platform that showcase unique use cases within an organization.



Chris Johnson, MVP, PSC Group (PWR102OFF205)

Chris is a Microsoft MVP in Office 365 and SharePoint development and has been designing and building solutions on Microsoft platforms for nearly a decade. A skilled architect and speaker, he's been featured speaking at Microsoft Ignite and Nintex InspireX national conferences as well as at local Office 365 and SharePoint events and conferences. Chris is the Director of Business Solutions at PSC, and you can find his blog at


Sean Lawrence, SPR (SRC205)

Sean Lawrence is a forward-thinking, results driven, service-oriented professional with a proven 15 year record of accomplishment in planning and leading infrastructure, web and support efforts to meet business goals and objectives. He has demonstrated success in driving process improvements through implementing key technologies including 15 years of architecting and implementing SharePoint collaboration solutions for a variety of enterprise clients in various industries including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, professional services, real estate, and higher education.


Jakob Maciolek, Hyperfish (SOL01)

Jakob is the Vice President of Sales at Hyperfish. Jakob has worked exclusively in the SharePoint ecosystem for 10 years, across multiple continents. Following on from his roles as VP of Sales Americas and VP of Technical Evangelism at Nintex, Jakob is excited to be bring Hyperfish's to market, a product that helps organizations unlock greater value from Office 365 and SharePoint investments.


Ricardo Martinez Salas, Nemak (SOL05)

Mr. Martinez is the Global Corporate Communications manager for Nemak, a global leader supplier of innovative lightweighting solutions for the automotive industry. As an effort to foster better communication and collaboration within employees, scattered across 16 countries, he teamed up with IT to jointly re-envision and create the new Nemak Intranet on O365.



Seb Matthews (OFF106)

Seb Matthews is a consultant, entrepreneur and community supporter with over 20 years’ experience working with organizations of all shapes and sizes to get the very best out of Microsoft technologies. Over the last 5 years, he has founded several technology companies providing consultancy, implementation and Cloud services and sits on the board of a number of tech start-ups in an advisory capacity. When not being entrepreneurial, Seb continues to hone his technical skills providing consulting services to some of Microsoft’s largest customers that are looking to utilize Microsoft technologies in Cloud and Big Data scenarios. Fortunate to be a frequent speaker at conferences, in the community and at vendor events, Seb is an enthusiastic and active member of the Microsoft community in Europe, Africa and the USA.


Mark Roden, MVP (BV205)

Principal Architect for the PSC Group LLC based in Chicago, IL USA. Mark is the head of the PSC Labs emerging technologies group, tasked with using cutting edge technologies to transform solutions offerings for our customers. Multi-Discipline Technical Evangelist contributor to the Microsoft Office Developer and IBM XPages and communities with numerous video, screencasts, podcasts and blog contributions.
Microsoft MVP for Office Development 2016/2017 IBM Champion for Collaborative Solutions and Cloud 2012-2017


Michael Smith, Metalogix (SOL08)

Michael Smith has been working in the IT field for several years, many of which in SharePoint. Michael has worked with directly with SharePoint as an Architect, Administrator, Consultant and Trainer for several major corporations. He has been an active member of the Dallas SharePoint User Group for several years.



Erica Toelle, RecordPoint (BV102BV202)

Erica Toelle is an internationally recognized speaker on SharePoint, Office 365 and Productivity and the Product Evangelist at RecordPoint. She shares best practices and experience with practitioners through conference sessions, workshops, webinars and online publications. Erica has been helping customers with SharePoint since 2004, and has been hired as an expert by over 50 of the Fortune 500, the SharePoint Product Team, and Microsoft IT.

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Louis-Philippe Vallée (ECM104, ECM203)

Louis-Philippe is a passionate cloud convert. With an extensive background in helping major Canadian organisations migrate to Office 365, he’s now working hard to share with the world the new and exciting opportunities offered by the cloud. His ultimate goal? To create an environment where people work efficiently and effortlessly together.


Justin Walker, AvePoint (SOL09)

As Sr. Account Technical Specialist, ACS Pursuit, Justin Walker provides AvePoint’s global customer base with software solutions and services to migrate, manage, and protect Office 365 and SharePoint data. Justin has worked in the IT field since 1997, with experience across all facets of the Microsoft stack, passion for learning new technologies, and dedication to delivering world-class solutions for customers. Justin has a special focus on cloud technology and helping organizations effectively harness the power of Office 365.


Mark Wroblewski, SPR (SRC205)

Mark is a Principal Architect at SPR in Chicago, IL. As a seasoned IT professional with over 15 years of experience in information systems development, SharePoint architecture, and consulting; Mark is focusing on custom enterprise application design and development, software engineering, and automating business processes with the Microsoft Productivity offerings. Mark has worked primarily in the transportation, insurance, and manufacturing industries with strong technical skills using various Microsoft technologies including Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Office 365, Custom App Development, .NET, ASP.NET, and Microsoft SQL Server.