Sponsors and Exhibitors
Brian Levenson, Microsoft 365 US Government Product Manager (KEY100)
As the Microsoft 365 US Government product marketing manager, he is responsible for Microsoft’s secure collaboration and intelligent productivity services designed for US Government, defense industry, aerospace, and government contractors. Brian travels the world talking about enabling a modern workplace and transforming business and government services with technology, and he frequently delivers Office 365 product overviews as one of Microsoft’s top presenters in the Executive Briefing Center.
Brian Caauwe, MCSM (SRC103)
Adam is a Senior of Product Management of Secure Collaboration at Exostar and a Microsoft MVP advocating for collaboration by connecting business needs with the right technology. Prior to Exostar, Adam was a Product Manager for Migration at a market leading ISV and a Practice Lead for Office 365 in a cutting edge Microsoft Consulting firm. Over the last decade Adam has been responsible for moving customers to the cloud, designing and implementing information architecture (SharePoint Farm and content) and increasing user adoption. Adam is an ongoing member of the SharePoint Saturday DC coordinating committee and active speaker at many national events.
Luc Labelle has been working in IT for the past 17 years. With over a decade of experience as a consultant, he's been involved in countless SharePoint, Office 365 and more recently Power BI projects. The context of intervention he has worked in has allowed him to recognize how to avoid pitfalls when it comes down to deploying new business applications from both business and technical perspectives.
Passionate about IT, he founded his own consulting firm in 2014, Kabesa. Luc is deeply involved in Montreal community and participates as often as possible in the various events, both as organizer and as a speaker. Office Server and Services MVP, he organized the aOS Canadian Tour in February 2017 and has delivered dozens of sessions in Canada, the United States and Europe, always presenting on cutting edge Microsoft technology.
Mike Maadarani, MVP (BV102)
Mike Maadarani is an Office 365 MVP, and a SharePoint Architect who has been providing strategic SharePoint solutions for the past 15 years. With over 21 years of IT industry experience, Mike spent the last few years managing and delivering SharePoint solutions to a wide range of mid to large scale projects. He is an evangelist and visionary where he can and provide the business and technical leadership required for delivering successful global SharePoint projects.
Mike is a Search and ECM expert and has deployed large SharePoint ECM and Collaboration implementations in North America.
Matthew J. Bailey is a Microsoft Certified Trainer 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 of "The SharePoint Business Analyst Guide".
Kanwal Khipple is the CEO and Co-Founder of 2toLead, a one of a kind consulting services firm. Kanwal is a thought leader within the SharePoint industry, experienced in building engaging and award winning solutions; most recently awarded Nielsen Norman award for the Top 10 Intranets for 2014 & 2015. He continues to push for innovation and disruption in tackling business problems by leveraging the right blend of design and technology. Kanwal has been recognized as a SharePoint Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft for the past five years (2009 to 2014) and most recently as an Office 365 MVP (2015-2016)..
Senior SharePoint consultant with over 15 years of experience with a strong focus on project management and business analysis in public and private sector verticals including healthcare, financial services, utilities, non-profit organizations, and consulting. Since 2003 he has been focusing on SharePoint, delivering solutions and contributing as a SharePoint consultant, project manager, business analyst, and trainer.
In addition to his professional tenure Haniel has always been a big proponent of sharing knowledge and giving back to the community through presenting at numerous conferences and networking meetings on the topics of utilizing SharePoint for various business verticals, accessibility as well as managing projects. Prior to entering the SharePoint arena, Haniel has spent a number of years in the medical imaging industry where he was a key member of the orthopedic marketing division and published four patents and numerous articles.
Haniel has completed his Masters of Science in Computer Science with a specialty in Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery from Queen’s University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the York Schulich School of Business. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).
David Feldman, MVP (ECM103)
Dave is an Office Servers and Services MVP and Associate Director of Collaboration at Shire focused on SharePoint and Office 365. In this role, he is responsible for global leadership and technical direction of Intranet and Collaboration platforms for a 25K person biotechnology company.
A technical leader, solution architect, and developer with more than 20 years of experience working with Microsoft technologies, Dave has spent the past ten years dedicated to SharePoint, Advanced Analytics and the Microsoft Cloud.
Dave is the author of "Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint." by O’Reilly Press and frequently speaks on leveraging Office 365 and Microsoft Cloud services to transform your business around the world.
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.
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.
Richard Harbridge is the Chief Technology Officer and an owner at 2toLead. Richard works as a trusted advisor with hundreds of organizations, helping them understand their current needs, their future needs, and what actions they should take to grow and achieve their bold ambitions.
Richard remains hands-on in his work and has led, architected, and implemented hundreds of business and technology solutions that have helped organizations transform both digitally and organizationally. Richard has a passion for helping organizations achieve more; whether it is helping an organization build beautiful websites to support great content and social strategy, or helping an organization leverage emerging cloud and mobile technology to service better their members or the communities that they serve.
Richard is an author and an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft technology, marketing, and professional services. As a sought-after speaker, Richard has often had the opportunity to share his insights, experiences, and advice on the digital workplace, Intranets, collaboration, social networking, ROI, technology/process adoption, and Microsoft technologies at numerous industry events in around the globe. When not speaking at industry events, Richard works with Microsoft, partners, and customers as an advisor to business and technology, and serves on multiple committees, leads user groups, and is a Board Member of the Microsoft Community Leadership Board.
Melissa Hubbard, MVP PMP (OFF304)
John Peluso, RD (OFF204)
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 https://DanielGlenn.com and @DanielGlenn on Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
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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.@mrackley
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.
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 BIFocal.show 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.
Doug Hemminger (ADM102)
Michelle Caldwell, MVP PMP RD (BV304)
Shadeed Eleazer, Author (SPT303)
I am a US Navy Veteran and leading Reputation Management and Social Selling thought leader who is the
architect of the official state websites of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which are powered by Microsoft SharePoint technologies.
I served a key technical advisory role in the successful re-election campaign of a US governor.
I am an Amazon Best Selling Author and Business Mentor with Small Business Administration.
In 2017, I managed 577 businesses and helped them boost revenue leveraging Microsoft LinkedIn and Social Selling strategies.
Sameer Mohammed, AQL Technologies (ECM200)
Jeff Evernham, Sinequa (SOL11)
Ian Gillespie, Backupify (SOL10)
Marlee Long, CardioLog Analytics (SOL09)
Shyamal Addanki, FireStart (SOL08)
Lansley Charles-Pierre, DocPoint (SOL05)
Ryan Patrick Tully, Metalogix (SOL07)
Jay Leask, AvePoint (SOL03)
Jay Leask is a Solution Architect for AvePoint Public Sector. A seasoned consultant with a focus on digital collaboration and stakeholder engagement, Jay uses 20 years of IT experience to engage customers in designing solutions to increase the value and decrease risk of their Microsoft investments.
Robert Piddocke, Concept Searching (ECM300)
Robert Piddocke is a senior executive at Concept Searching, specializing in software development, specifically in the SharePoint environment. He is board member of the Office 365 User Group, and co-organizer of SharePoint Saturday, Vancouver. Robert is an AIIM certified professional (CIP) and the author of several advanced-level SharePoint publications.
Sara Jhangiryan, KWizCom (SOL06)
Sara holds a Master's Degree in Education and has completed Marketing Management program with distinction from one of the leading institutions in Toronto.
Sara brings a can do attitude and expertise in KWizCom products that allow her to actively work towards enhancing the company's corporate vision and brand recognition that differentiate it as a leader amongst its competitors in the marketplace.
Charles Pluta, MCT (ADM201)
Matt is an engineer-turned IT nerd. His career began designing mechanical systems for nuclear reactors for the US Navy. SharePoint 2007 rolled out soon after and he leveraged it to organize design documents, contracts, and drawings dating back decades; for better or worse, a new power user was born. The IT department needed some help, so he led adoption for a few years following, including the user adoption sides of upgrading to SharePoint 2013. Next, he spent a couple years in the US Virgin Islands where he led the organization’s migration from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint Online. Today he consults internationally on Office 365 migration and adoption. Recently found himself neck deep in AI and bots. He’s worked in environments ranging from government to private sector; fewer than one hundred users to thousands; strictly secure to eh-good-enough; custom to out-of-the-box; snowed-in to palm tree-laden.
Shane Perry, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) (BV104)
Shane Perry is an IT Specialist at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in the Office of Information Technology. He is the agency COR for SharePoint. Prior to that, Shane worked for two years in the Office of Support Services and Operations at CMS where he served as the SharePoint administrator for the office. Shane co-leads the CMS SharePoint Power User Work group and serves as a member of both the SharePoint Development and Management SharePoint group and the CMS SharePoint Steering Committee. These groups have allowed him to innovate, advocate, and share new advanced SharePoint capabilities and solutions across the agency. Before his time with CMS he worked as a SharePoint administrator with the Transportation Security Agency for two years.
Terry has been working with SharePoint and Nintex tools for the last 10 years. Prior to joining Nintex, he spent the majority his career on the consulting services side of the business implementing a wide variety of SharePoint and Nintex solutions.
Terry’s unique, technical yet business focused, background gives him the ability to help users leverage technology to drive value to their businesses.
Ryan VanOsdol, DocAuto (SOL01)
Scott Brewster, DAn Solutions (ADM101)
Scott Brewster is a senior SharePoint architect for DAn Solutions based out of Washington, D.C. He focuses on information architecture in addition to ensuring the overall farm environment is configured well for his clients on government networks. He has spoken at many different SharePoint Saturday conferences and regularly at his local SharePoint user groups in addition to running the SharePoint Community of Interest for his client. Scott focuses on building applications with out of the box SharePoint tools, many that are often under utilized.