Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Brian Levenson, Microsoft 365 US Government Product Manager (KEY100)

Brian Levenson started in the technology world as the child of a software engineering growing up in Silicon Valley. Since testing computer games as a four year old, Brian has managed a university help desk, helped enterprises and governments deploy and use software solutions, and supported early cloud adopters through BPOS, Office 365, and now Microsoft 365.

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.



Chris McNulty, Senior Product Manager (ECM202PWR303AMA

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 athttp://www.chrismcnulty.net/blog 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.

Microsoft Speakers

Bobby Chang, MCT PMP (PWR103, ECM201)

Bobby is a Collaboration TSP with Microsoft in the DC metropolitan area. He works with federal agencies to help identify opportunities and leverage business solutions in the cloud. Bobby is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who specializes in end user empowerment and productivity. As an avid fan of the community, he can be found frequently in conferences, user groups, SharePoint Saturdays, or meetups.


Brian Caauwe, MCSM (SRC103)

Brian is a SharePoint MCSM who has been working with the SharePoint platform since 2007. He works with and manages a team of consultants that are specialists in Office 365 and SharePoint helping to build business solutions for clients. Brian's background in system architecture, security, migrations and integration strategies help provide holistic solutions with Avtex.



Adam Levithan, MVP  (SPT101, SPT204)

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, MVP  (BI102, BV205)

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 Bailey, MVP MCT Author (ADM106, BV201)

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, MVP (PWR105, BV202)

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)..




Haniel Croitoru, MVP PMP PMI-ACP (BV101, WF202)

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.




Prashant G Bhoyar, MVP Author  (AZR103, AZR201, AZR302)

Prashant G Bhoyar is a Microsoft Office Server & Services MVP and Microsoft Certified Professional. He currently works as a Solution Architect at WithumSmith+Brown, P.C. (formerly Portal Solutions), one of the top 30 accounting and advisory firms in the country. He is a trusted advisor and Subject Matter Expert and specializes in the development and post-implementation adoption of complex custom solutions in Azure, Office 365, and SharePoint. Prashant has supported many government agencies and non-profit organizations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Prashant was the co-author of the book “PowerShell for Office 365 “and was the technical reviewer of the book "Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration." He serves on the leadership committee for the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning User Group, and 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 Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, 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.


William Huneycutt, MVP MCT (WF105, ADM201, WF304)

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.



Vincent Biret, MVP  (AZR204, DEV302)

Vincent has been Office Servers and Services MVP for a few years now and he is working at 2toLead, Canada. His areas of focus are SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure development on modern stacks. Over the years, he also built skills around DevOps processes and methodologies. Experienced speaker and long-time blogger, he is always interested in sharing with the community and in being part of events.

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Sébastien Levert, MVP  (AZR102, DEV202, AZR303)

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 www.sebastienlevert.com and you can follow his tweets at @sebastienlevert.



Richard Toland (WF203, DEV303)

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.

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Richard Harbridge, MVP P-TSP (OFF102, OFF301)

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.



Peter Serzo, MCT, MCA (ECM102, BI104, BI303)

Peter Serzo (MCSD .Net, MCP, MCTS) is a published author, speaker, and works for Comerica Bank as an Enterprise Architect. Peter has extensive experience with SharePoint implementing solutions for several enterprise organizations over the last decade. Peter is one of the key members taking the bank to 365 and defining the cohesive strategy and implementation of 6 core bank platforms.



Melissa Hubbard, MVP PMP (OFF304)

Melissa is an Office 365 and SharePoint consultant with WithumSmith+Brown, P.C. (Withum) who specializes in simplifying and automating business processes using Flow and SharePoint Designer. She is experienced in managing projects throughout the entire lifecycle as well as developing and implementing SharePoint and Office 365 solutions. User adoption, governance, and training are topics she is especially passionate about!



John Peluso, RD (OFF204)

With almost 20 years of experience helping organizations understand how they can drive secure collaboration and business productivity through an effective use of technology, John has held both technical and business management roles related to Microsoft on-premises and online collaboration technologies, resulting in a deep understanding of the priorities and concerns of both sides of the organization. As an SVP of Strategy with AvePoint Inc. and member of the Microsoft Regional Director program, John engages with customers all over the world who are looking to balance optimal user productivity with effective and appropriate management and governance.



Drew Madelung, MVP (PWR101, PWR201, OFF302ECM305)

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.



Daniel Glenn, MVP (WF102, BI201, PWR203)

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 https://DanielGlenn.com and @DanielGlenn on Twitter.

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Amit Vasu, MVP (OFF105, ECM204)

Amit Vasu is Sr. Consultant - SharePoint and Office 365, working on SharePoint and related technologies since 2003. For the past 15 years my main area of focus is business process automation and Enterprise Search using SharePoint and Office 365. Amit holds Microsoft MCSA and MCSE certificates and was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in 2014. I am passionate about speaking at various conferences and community events.



Adam Ochs (OFF104BV302)

Adam Ochs is a lead technician within the Office 365 Advisory Services team at Rackspace. He has worked in the Microsoft product stack for the last seven years and has been a technology enthusiast well before that. His primary work background is with Microsoft Exchange and has expanded in recent years to the entire Office 365 product stack. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional with an MCSA in O365. Adam prides himself on being fanatical for his partners and works closely with some of Rackspace's largest enterprise customers to deploy and adopt complex Office 365 solutions.



Fabian Williams, MVP (WS301AZR104, AZR203, AZR304)

Fabian Williams is a Microsoft Office Server & Services, Microsoft Visual Studio & Development Technologies MVP, Xamarin MVP, and a Microsoft Solutions Architect / Azure Technical Evangelist. His work with the SharePoint product line dates back to the 2003 release. Fabian holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information System “Magna-Cum-Laude” from Strayer University, Washington D.C. and his Masters in Computer Information Technology studies at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School for Business in Columbia, Maryland. He holds the following Microsoft Certifications MCSE, MCSD and MCDBA. You may find him on twitter at the @fabianwilliams handle and his blog is http://www.fabiangwilliams.com. 



Wes Preston, MVP (WS303PWR102PWR202, PWR301)

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 http://www.idubbs.com/blog.



Peter Carson, MVP (WS405AZR105, ECM205, ECM304)

Peter is President of Envision IT, a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, and a Partner Seller with Microsoft Canada. Leading his team at Envision IT in the use and deep customization of SharePoint since 2001, he is also the VP of the Toronto SharePoint Users Group and Past President of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners – Canadian Chapter. He is well recognized as an evangelist in the SharePoint community, speaking regularly at SharePoint user group meetings, conferences, Microsoft events such as SharePoint Conference, Tech Days, Convergence, and local universities.



Andrew Connell, MVP (WS404, DEV101, DEV204)

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 (https://www.voitanos.io) 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 (http://www.andrewconnell.com) , follow him on Twitter @andrewconnell, check out some of the numerous projects he’s involved in on GitHub (http://www.github.com/andrewconnell) or listen to his popular weekly podcast, The Microsoft Cloud Show (http://www.microsoftcloudshow.com), which is focused on Microsoft cloud services such as Azure and Office 365 as well as the competitive cloud landscape.



Rob Windsor, MVP  (WS106, DEV104, AZR301, DEV304)

Rob Windsor is a Senior Consultant and Trainer. He has almost twenty five years’ experience developing all types of applications and is currently spending a majority of his time working with Office 365 and SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups and is a contributor to the Pluralsight On-Demand library. 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.



John White, MVP (WS107, BI101BI105, BI202, BI302)

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 athttp://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com. 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 http://www.flickr.com/wpages.​ ​


Dux Raymond Sy, MVP PMP RD (KEY200, WS102, WS402, OFF203, OFF303)

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.

Learn more about Dux at http://meetdux.me.

Liz Sundet, MVP MBA PMP (WS603, ECM101BV203ECM301)

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.



Paul Stork, MVP MCM MCT MBA Author (WS203, ADM105SPT202BV204)

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.

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Scott Shearer, MCT (WS105, WS504, WF104, WF201, WF303)

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.



Ryan Schouten, MVP, MCT (WS202, WS302, DEV105, DEV203, WF302)

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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Tom Robbins, MCT (WS501, ECM203, ECM303)

​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.


Knut Relbe-Moe, MCT MVP P-TSP (WS503, ADM104, BI204)

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.



Asif Rehmani, MVP Author (WF101OFF201)

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 (https://www.visualsp.com) 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 http://www.visualsp.com/about/ 

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Mark Rackley, MVP (WS104, WS502WS602, DEV102, DEV201, SRC303)

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.

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Benjamin Niaulin, MVP MCT RD (WS101, WS401PWR104, OFF202ADM302)

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.



Sean McDonough, MVP (DEV103, SRC201, ADM304)

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 (http://SharePointInterface.com) or on Twitter (@spmcdonough)

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Jason Himmelstein, MVP Author (WS107, BI105, ADM202)

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 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.
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Doug Hemminger (ADM102)

With over 15 years of experience developing and implementing innovative technical solutions, Doug focuses on helping companies align business objectives with key Microsoft technologies, including Office 365 and SharePoint. 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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Susan Hanley, MVP MBA Author (WS103ECM104, ECM105)

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 http://www.computerworld.com/blog/essential-sharepoint. 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.



Sarah Haase, MVP and Corporate Librarian (WS406BV103, PWR204, PWR302)

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 http://blog.splibrarian.com.

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Treb Gatte, MVP (WS403, BI103, BI203, BI301)

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.



Kim Frehe (OFF101, SRC203)

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.



Stephanie Donahue, MVP (WS104, WS604, OFF103, WF301)

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 http://stephkdonahue.com



Liam Cleary, MVP (SPT105AZR202ADM301

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.


Vlad Catrinescu, MVP (WS201, WS601, WF103, ADM203BV301)

Vlad Catrinescu is an Office Services and Servers MVP specializing in SharePoint, PowerShell and hybrid scenarios. As an author, MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped hundreds of thousands of users and IT pros across the globe to get the most out of their SharePoint and Office 365 deployments. Vlad writes the popular “Absolute SharePoint Blog” and is a recipient of the “Top 25 Office 365 Influencers” award. His contributions can also be found on other sites such as CMSWire and ComputerWorld. He is author of Deploying SharePoint 2016: Best Practices for Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2016(Apress) as well as Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity (Apress). Vlad works as a Product Evangelist for the award-winning Valo Intranet.



Virgil Carroll, MCT (SRC102, SRC202, SRC302)

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect. Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.


Michelle Caldwell, MVP PMP RD (BV304)

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.



Christian Buckley, MVP MBA Author (SPT104BV303)

Christian is an Office Servers and Services MVP, internationally-recognized collaboration expert, consulting CMO and researcher, and founder of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to CollabTalk, Christian served as a Chief Marketing Officer (Beezy), Chief Evangelist (Axceler and Metalogix), and was part of the Microsoft team that launched SharePoint Online (now part of Office 365). During his career, he has worked with some of the world’s largest technology companies to build and deploy social, collaboration, and supply chain solutions, and sold the software startup he co-founded to Rational Software in 2001. Co-author of books on both SharePoint and software configuration management, Christian is one of the most widely published names within the Microsoft ecosystem, and can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.com.

Featured Speakers


Brian Alderman, MVP MCT (ADM103ADM204ECM302)

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.

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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)

Sameer has been working with SharePoint since SharePoint 2003 days and is Microsoft certified in several versions of SharePoint, he has overall 20+ years of IT experience and is a very frequent Speaker in Microsoft conferences all over the country. His day time job is the CIO of AQL Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Partner focused on SharePoint which has successfully implemented several end to end SharePoint/ Office 365 implementation. Finally Sameer's philosophy is "Do It Once, Do It Right" something that AQL strongly believes in and is visible in any of our deliverables.

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Jeff Evernham, Sinequa (SOL11)

As VP of Customer Solutions, Jeff Evernham is managing the company’s Consulting team in North America,composed of Sales Engineers, Solution Engineers and Solution Architects. Evernham joined Sinequa from Knowledgent where he served as the practice lead for the company’s Analytics and Visualization practice. Evernham has also held executive leadership positions with North Highland Data and Analytics and Synygy. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from MIT.



Ian Gillespie, Backupify (SOL10)

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.

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Marlee Long, CardioLog Analytics (SOL09)

Marlee is the Head of Marketing at Intlock, developer of CardioLog Analytics for SharePoint and Office 365. With a strong passion for telling stories, she works to assist organizations in getting the most out of their SharePoint technology with analytics and engagement methodologies. Marlee's expertise is on the areas of adoption, usage, search, governance, and more.



Shyamal Addanki, FireStart (SOL08)

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.

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Lansley Charles-Pierre, DocPoint (SOL05)

Lansley Charles-Pierre, is a Senior ECM Solutions Engineer with DocPoint Solutions. Lansley works closely with the sales and operations teams building and presenting solutions to our customers. Lansley has been working with commercial and federal agencies for over 7 years supporting the design, implementation and ongoing support of enterprise SharePoint ECM solutions. Lansley is passionate about working with emerging technologies and possesses the ability to simplify complex solutions when demonstrating solutions to customers. Lansley is a graduate of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ.


Ryan Patrick Tully, Metalogix (SOL07)

Ryan is a member of the Metalogix Product team focusing in enterprise content migration, security, and information governance. With a background of 10 years working in the Microsoft ecosystem ranging from business productivity applications to broader collaboration initiatives. His passion is around finding creative and innovative solutions to complex business problems with technology. Ryan is a frequent speaker at both technical and business focused webinars and SharePoint events providing a product agnostic approach to managing collaboration content.



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.


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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)

Charles Pluta is a technical consultant and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who has authored several certification exams, lab guides, and learner guides for various technology vendors. As a technical consultant, Charles has assisted small, medium, and large organizations deploy and maintain their IT infrastructure. He is also a speaker, staff member, or trainer at several large industry conferences every year. Charles has a degree in Computer Networking, and holds more than 15 industry certifications. He makes a point to leave the United States to travel to a different country once every year. When not working on training or traveling, he plays pool in Augusta, Georgia.

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Matt Wade, H3 Solutions, MVP (OFF100, ADM305)

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.



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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 Simpson, Nintex  (SOL04, WF300)

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)

Ryan has worked with every version of SP since 2003, including time spent working at Microsoft, Nintex, AvePoint, and now DocAuto. Over the last 12 years Ryan has spoken at SharePoint Saturday and SharePoint User Groups throughout the eastern half of the US on such topics as Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Governance, Hybrid Environment Management and Planning, and Strategic Migration Planning. In Ryan's spare time he likes playing with his dogs Gracie and Dixie, learning, reading, watching college football, and grilling out.

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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.

Maggie Swearingen, Protiviti  (SOL02)

Maggie Swearingen has more than 13 years of experience managing web projects from the ground up. As an Experience Architect she is responsible for guiding clients through the critical information architecture and taxonomy planning phase of project implementation. She advises clients with regard to content strategy, overall usability and user experience. Additionally, as a user adoption and governance specialist, she is responsible for assisting clients through the creation and implementation of their governance plans. Maggie works directly with clients, sharing vital information about user adoption best practices and her keen understanding of online user behavior and user engagement methodology.