Aaron has spent his career focused on designing, implementing and developing solutions around ECM (Enterprise Content Management) systems. He has exposure and experience with both large and small solutions involving all aspects of electronic records including document management, content management, records management, imaging, business process management, and enterprise search. He has worked with many different pure play ECM/BPM (workflow) vendors including EMC Documentum, Hummingbird/OpenText, IBM/FileNet, PlumTree, Kofax, HandySoft BizFlow, Ultimus, and BlueSpring. Since the release of SharePoint 2003 Aaron has been leveraging his ECM experience by exclusively developing solutions for the very successful Microsoft SharePoint platform. Aaron resides in Atlanta Georgia and is a Solution Architect at Corridor Consulting where he focuses on building mission critical contract and records management solutions on top of the SharePoint platform.
Adam Cogan - VSTS/.NET MVP MVP
Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom .NET, SharePoint and Business Intelligence solutions.
At SSW, Adam has been developing custom solutions for businesses across a range of industries such as Government, banking, insurance and manufacturing since 1990 for clients such as Microsoft, Quicken, and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.
Adam Macaulay is responsible for research and development of the technology platform driving the success of CorasWorks products. He has over 14 years of experience, 12 in Microsoft and 8 in SharePoint, developing Internet Applications that have taken internal, cost ineffective solutions and turned them into profitable internet applications that continue to exist today.
Allan, a founding partner at AW Systems, has over to fifteen years experience designing and building transactional web applications. After graduating from Cornell University, he began consulting with Brookhaven National Laboratory, helping them design and build a reporting system to track the progress of the superconducting supercollider in Geneva, Switzerland. He takes a hands-on approach with every project, whether it’s developing an intranet or creating a data recovery plan. Digging into the details helps him better understand a client’s needs and ultimately find the best solution.More
Amjad Ashraf, MCP, MCTS (MOSS & WSS) is a SharePoint consultant with over 10 year of industry experience. He is a managing director of SharePoint Delivery, a consulting firm with offices in New York and Toronto. He is an active member of the NYC SharePoint User Group. You can visit his company's website at http://sharepointdelivery.com
Arthur Brost is manager of the Portals and Collaboration Solutions practice at twentysix New York. Arthur has over 14 years of experience as a Developer and Solution Architect in Financial Services and E-Commerce industries, and over 11 years of experience developing Web-based applications.
Becky Isserman has been a SharePoint Developer since 2005 when she attended the Portal University with Levi, Ray, and Shoup in Springfield, IL. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD). She has been a web designer/developer since she was fifteen, hand coding HTML 3.0 websites in NotePad. She enjoys working with SharePoint 2007, because she can perform the roles of administrator, developer, designer, and architect. She has presented at five code camps, two conferences, and three user groups in 2008. She currently lives in Olathe, Kansas working remotely for B&R Solutions. She lives with her two cats, Gambit and Rogue, plus her boyfriend, Johnny.
Bjørn Furuknap is an author of several books, journals, and articles on SharePoint, and has spent the last few years teaching SharePoint to both rookies and veterans. He has been a professional developer and solutions architect since 1993, but now spends most of his time writing for Understanding SharePoint Journal and online magazines.
I have been working as an IT Professional since the mid 90's. During that time I have spent a great amount of time working as a Systems Engineer / Administrator specializing in Microsoft Techonlogies such as Active Directory, Exchange, Sql Server and IIS. For the past 9 years my primary focus has been with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies. I specialize in Architecture, Deployment, Portal and Site Customization, Administration and Collaboration Solutions.
I have worked for such companies as Merrill Lynch, BISYS Retirement Services, Carpenter Technology, The National Football League, Pfizer, Time Warner Cable, Johnson and Johnson and MetLife to name a few. I now work for CDW as a Senior Microsoft Consultant with an incredible team of people under their Microsoft Services Group.
Bob German is a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA, and a frequent speaker at Microsoft TechEd and SharePoint conferences. Bob specializes in web sites, portals and collaboration technologies, including Microsoft SharePoint and related technologies. With over 25 years of industry experience, Bob helps customers create and prove out solutions which fit their business and technology needs.More
Brian Jenkins is a Senior Developer at AW Systems, where he is the primary software architect and specializes in developing SharePoint driven ASP.NET content managed sites. He has extensive experience with custom development on MOSS, WSS as well as ASP.net development in general. In his free time, Brian regularly attends philosophy conferences and is currently preparing to pursue a PhD in Philosophy. More
Brian Maslowski is a SharePoint Technology Specialist at Microsoft. Based in New York Brian is a technical resource to enterprise customers in New York and New Jersey. His areas of expertise are in .NET & SharePoint application development, Enterprise Content Management, Web Content Management and the Business Data Catalog. Prior to joining Microsoft Brian spent seven years as a senior application developer with the National Football League where he helped architect, design and develop the league’s first SharePoint deployment.
Principal Trainer and Technical Writer for CallahanTech, Author of "Mastering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0." With over ten years of experience working on, writing about, and teaching others to use Microsoft products, Callahan travels around the US speaking at conferences and user groups about Windows SharePoint Services. When she's not either travelling, speaking, (prepping for said speaking engagements), or writing about WSS, she is working with clients to get the most out of their SharePoint implementations.More
Caroll has 20 years of information technology management and consulting experience including operation management, network design, application development, and service management. His management and/or consulting experience spans across various industries including insurance, consumer products, transportation, energy, and electronic manufacturing industries. He also specializes in web marketing, e-commerce, and the application of technology to the mutual advantage of customer and enterprise. His balanced understanding of technology, business, and human factors consistently leads to positive results.
Cathy Dew is a graphic designer and SharePoint Consultant for CTS in Birmingham, Alabama. Cathy comes from an Advertising Agency and Graphic Design background, so her focus is on User Interface Design and User Experience with sites. She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look “Not like SharePoint”. She is also the President and Founder of the Birmingham SharePoint User’s GroupMore
I have been working with SharePoint since 2001, mostly developing business applications that can play by its rules. I have also developed a number of ASP.NET applications, frameworks, and components, and have been using the .NET Framework since 1.1 and Visual Studio since it was called Visual Interdev. I am familiar with several languages, but these days I stay current with them only to the point where I am able to translate them into C#. All of my professional software development has been intended for various branches of the DoD, primarily the Navy. Although being a government contractor has sharpened my pass office preparedness and my appreciation for backward compatibility, I am always grateful for remote access opportunities.
Chris Geier is a 15 year veteran of the IT industry, specializing in security and Microsoft product lines. For the past 4 years he has been working in the workflow and BPM space. Also dabbling in community development and Social Media.More
Christian Holslin has nearly 10 years of professional industry experience working with Microsoft technologies with a focus on infrastructure and custom software development with .Net. Starting with Windows NT 4.0 and continuing through Windows Server 2008, Christian has been following the progression of the Microsoft Windows infrastructure which has refined his expertise in the area of SharePoint. Christian has been building SharePoint Solutions since 2006, with specific expertise in InfoPath and Reporting. Christian has worked on projects for clients including Pepsi-Cola, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and more.
Christopher Regan leads all SharePoint engagements for New Jersey-based consulting firm B&R Business Solutions. He is a co-author of O’Reilly Media’s ""SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide."" Chris also serves as the business director and a board member for the International SharePoint Professionals Association. Find his blog at http://cregan.wordpress.com
President and founder of Infotronics, a consulting firm established in 1993. Specializes in development, consulting and training with various SharePoint technologies. Provides regular SharePoint seminars at Microsoft-Charlotte over the last two years. More
Coskun Cavusoglu is the Director of Consulting Services and the Chief Solution Architect of Captaré Consulting, LLC (www.captare.com
). He has been architecting and implementing technology solutions for more than 10 years in both large, enterprise organizations and fast growth midmarket firms. As a Software Engineer specializing in the .NET Framework and the Office Server System, specifically Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, he has extensive experience designing, implementing and supporting Internet solutions using Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, CRM, Project Server, Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, IIS and ASP .NET 2.0/3.5. Coskun is a technology writer, blogger and a published author on Microsoft server products. His latest book which he co-authored with fellow SharePoint experts is called Professional Microsoft® SharePoint® 2007 Design by Wrox Publishing (ISBN #978-0-470-28580-0). He also is a speaker who attends various community events both local and international where he talks about various SharePoint topics and his past and future engagements can be found at his blog. Coskun is a Microsoft Certified Professional and is also a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for SharePoint® Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Daisy works with customers who are interested in customized solutions for their systems. She enjoys the initial discovery phase especially when she uncovers the need and comes up with out of the box solutions to solve the problem.
Dan is a SharePoint architect who has been working with the various iterations of the product since it’s Tahoe beta in 2000. Dan has architected very complex SharePoint environments for many top clients in the Health, Energy, Financial Services, Government and other verticals and has presented for Microsoft and the NYSUG in the past.
Dan is a Senior SharePoint Consultant & Evangelist. As an Information Technology Professional he has 10 years of experience in development, design, architecture, and administration. He now specializes in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. He enjoys public speaking, participating in the online community, and blogging about SharePoint.
Dan Usher, MCP, MCTS, is an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he is a lead SharePoint Solutions Manager and Architect. He has extensive experience with the Microsoft Windows Networking Infrastructure and has been implementing, customizing, architecting and deploying Enterprise collaboration solutions utilizing the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies for the past 4 years.
Daniel Brown - SharePoint MVP
Daniel is a Senior Application Developer and Senior SharePoint Architect at Hostworks in Adelaide, Australia.
At Hostworks Daniel’s main duties include maintaining their internal SharePoint Farm and developing internal applications as well as client SharePoint implementations.
Previous to being employed at Hostworks, Daniel was employed at OBS as a Solutions Consultant dealing with both SharePoint Portal Services 2003 and WSSv3/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Daniel has a solid knowledge of C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
In January of 2008, Daniel founded the Adelaide SharePoint User Group in the interest of benefiting and educating the local community around SharePoint and in April of 2008, Daniel took over as President/convenor of the ACS I.T Architecture Special Interest Group.
Daniel was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in July 2008 for his contribution to the community and his technical knowledge of both WSS & MOSS, making him the first SharePoint MVP in South Australia.
At the Australian Computer Society AGM, Daniel was elected Vice-Chair of the Branch Executive Committee for South Australia.
Daniel Holds the Following Memberships
- Australian Computer Society
- International Association of Software Architects
- System Administrators Guild of Australia
- Adelaide .NET User Group
- Adelaide SharePoint User Group
- INETA & Culminis Country Community Council
When not working, Daniel likes to spend time with fiancée Tamara and son Lucas.
Dan is the Director of Technology and a partner at Gig Werks, a Microsoft Gold Partner server the NYC Metro and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has been in the industry for over 10 years with a focus on Microsoft Infrastructure and Development technologies. More
David Griffiths is a Solutions Manager and MCP for DSM.net.
He has over 20+ years IT with 16 at the C-level. He is a Founding member of the Tampa SharePoint User Group and the Florida SharePoint User Group portal, www.flspug.com. David also co-coordinated SharePoint Saturday in South Florida.
David is a recognized International speaker, author of several magazine articles, and a lecturer for Fortune 500 companies, professional bodies and universities.
David McWee is a Senior Software Engineer for MicroLink LLC. David has spent his entire career as a Software Engineer in the DOD realm doing everything from Application Developer for Radar Testing to SharePoint implementations and integrations. David helped to implement and customize The Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) Knowledge and Information Fusion Exchange (KnIFE) portal which was recognized as one of InfoWorlds Top 100 in 2007.More
Dennis J. Bottjer is a Solution Architect, for Microsoft Managed Gold Partner SpringPoint Technologies (www.MySppringPoint.com
). He is a Microsoft ASP/ASP.NET MVP and an INETA Membership Mentor. Before joining SpringPoint, Dennis worked for Bank of America and was the President of the Jacksonville, FL Developers User Group (www.JaxDug.com
). He is the current President of the Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group and Vice President of the Developer Round Table (www.DeveloperRoundTable.com
). Dennis is a routine presenter at code camps, user groups and presented at the Office Developers Conference 2008.
Doug Ware has been developing with, and helping others understand, Microsoft tools since picking up Visual Basic 3.0 in 1994. He is the leader of the Atlanta .NET User Group, one of the largest user groups in the Southeast, and is a frequent speaker at code camps and other events. In addition to teaching and writing about SharePoint, Doug stays active as a consultant and has helped numerous organizations implement and customize SharePoint as owner and founder of eLumenotion. Doug is the creator of four of the most popular sets of SharePoint Self Based Training books and DVDs available from AppDev.com More
Dux Raymond Sy, PMP
With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management, Dux (you're right, it's pronounced as "ducks") has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is currently a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft-certified, business technology consulting and services company that serves startups to Global 50 clients. As a thought leader in maximizing project team collaboration, he is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management” published by O’Reilly Media. He is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of SharePoint technologies with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications. In addition, he is Bamboo Nation's resident project management expert. He regularly blogs about SharePoint, Project Management and technology @ http://meetdux.com
Ed Richard - SharePoint MVP
Ed is a SharePoint MVP and a founding member of the Microsoft Office Special Interest Group (www.mossig.net
) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Ed runs a SharePoint consulting practice for Stargate in Richmond with a strong focus on Office Business Applications and Application Integration.
In between searching the planet high and low for the best skiing conditions, deepest powder and crazy ‘steeps’, Eric Harlan spends most of his time in the technology field.
Eric has been in the I.T. industry for ten years, and heavily involved with SharePoint for six years. Starting from a developer role, Eric has moved on to a more architectural role with a focus on configuration and server implementation.
Never forgetting his developer roots, he still jumps in when needed to pick up the slack on custom dev needs. As a SharePoint Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft Eric is the first on the ground to troubleshoot SharePoint issues as well as kick off proactive engagements.
Eric is involved with many volunteer organizations from SharePoint Saturdays, Global SharePoint users group, and educational code camps to President and Co-Founder of the Baltimore SharePoint Users group.
Eric also does many speaking events revolving around SharePoint. Topics range from SharePoint Development, InfoPath development tricks and gotcha’s to basic SharePoint sessions for the end user..
Eric is a consultant with Microsoft Enterprise Services focusing primarily on SharePoint Products and Technologies. He has over 10 years of IT-related experience ranging from infrastructure/network administration to SharePoint architecture and .NET development. Eric is an active member of the SharePoint community and was recently added to Joel Oleson’s “Top 100 SharePoint people to follow on Twitter”. More on Eric’s SharePoint work can be found at his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/ekraus
or by following him on Twitter: @erickraus
Errin O’Connor is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for EPC Group where he focuses his efforts on implementing Microsoft Technologies in organizations throughout the country. Errin is the author of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Inside Out by Microsoft Press and has completed more than 100 highly successful individual SharePoint implementations and has worked with some of the largest organizations in the United States. Errin is also the founder of WebPartGallery.com, an online solutions provider of SharePoint web parts and custom solutions.
Fabian Williams is a Technical Lead and SharePoint Architect for CDW Advanced Technology Services SharePoint Practice. He is based out of Herndon Virginia. Mr. Williams has a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University, Washington, D.C. and is 9 Credits and a Capstone away from Masters in CIS at Johns Hopkins University in Columbia Maryland. In addition, he is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA). Prior to CDW., Mr. Williams was the Chief Technology Officer for WING, Inc. Recently, he was the Chief Internet Developer for the Department of Defense’s Global Emerging Infections System and a Sales Engineer at Citrix Incorporated.
Software Engineer, working on design and implementation of enterprise level SharePoint solutions, with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of Software & System engineering, Hardware/Software Integration, System maintenance and Software Development.More
G. Scott Singleton
Scott Singleton is a Senior Consultant and the Lead SharePoint Architect and developer at i3solutions and has been working as a software architect and programmer for over 17 years. For the last three years he's been focused on leveraging his design and development skills to solve customer's business challenges in SharePoint as well as managing large implementations with user counts in excess of 100,000. I3solutions is one of the Washington DC area’s premier SharePoint consultants, is a Microsoft Gold and Managed parter, and has over 550 SharePoint installations under their belt.More
Geoff Varosky is the Director of Development and Evangelism for Jornata (www.jornata.com
), a Microsoft Gold Partner focusing on SharePoint solutions based out of Boston, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications for over 13 years, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 6 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (www.bostonsharepointug.org
), co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston (www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston
) and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.
23 years working the computer fields. Specializing in Business Intelligence and SharePoint. Author of SharePoint designer Learning Tree course. Lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.More
Hasan Shahid, MCP, MCTS (MOSS & WSS) is a SharePoint Architect with over 8 years of SharePoint experience. He is a managing director of SharePoint Delivery, a consulting firm with offices in New York and Toronto. He is an active member of the NYC SharePoint User Group and currently serves on the Sponsorship Committee. More
Heather is a Business Solutions Architect and Visual Design Leader for Synteractive. Heather has been focused on SharePoint branding for the past several years and has been active in website design and development for the past ten years. She created the SharePoint skins that are currently sold on PixelMill.com. Here are just a few branding projects she worked on this past year: Merck.com (Latin America), Univadis.jp (Merck), Whirlpool (Intranet), and Recovery.gov; which went from RFQ to completion in 10 weeks. She had three designs featured at the SharePoint 2009 conference, one of which was a branding project for Microsoft on SharePoint 2010.
Hunter owns his own consulting firm which specializes in SharePoint technologies. Hunter is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and holds various Microsoft SharePoint certifications. Recently Hunter authored the SharePoint Governance: Best Practices for Managing SharePoint Environments for Learning Tree International and has been doing work related to SharePoint Governance.
Isaac Stith is a Software Engineer currently working with MicroLink, LLC. He has over 5 years working with SharePoint in many roles, from development to administration. He is active in the SharePoint community on twitter, and looks forward to contributing to community more in the coming years. More
Ishai Sagi - SharePoint MVP
A SharePoint expert since 2001, Ishai has worked for several consulting companies, and developed many SharePoint solutions and is now working for UniqueWorld Australia as a Solution Architect. He was awarded the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP award from Microsoft for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. Ishai is the author of the popular SharePoint development blog www.sharepoint-tips.com
and has published an end user book called “SharePoint 2007 How To” which is available for purchase in www.tinyurl.com/SharePointBook
J. Dan Attis
J. Dan Attis hails from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and attended the University of Western Ontario (UWO), graduating in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. Dan has been heavily involved in the local Atlanta user group community since 2003. In addition to being an occasional speaker at both the VB.NET and the C#.NET user groups, he helped create the Free Training 1,2,3! series (www.freetraining123.com
) to help developers learn Microsoft technologies. Dan created and presented material at the first SharePoint 1,2,3! event (www.sharepoint123.com
) along with the other leaders of the Atlanta Microsoft Professionals user group. Dan is also on the team responsible for the highly successful Atlanta Code Camps that runs every year as well as a speaker.
Today, Dan works as a senior consultant for B&R solutions, working primarily with cutting edge SharePoint and .NET technologies creating innovative technology solutions that achieve measurable business improvements for their clients.
Dan resides in Atlanta with his wonderful wife Jody and beautiful daughter Lily.
James Milne - SharePoint MVP
With over 15 years of direct IT experience James has spent the last five years working exclusively with enterprise level SharePoint Solutions.
Prior to this James spent a number of years working for a leading integration company based in Silicon Valley.
While working directly with large customers such as Intel and Siebel, James gained an in-depth knowledge of Middleware, Workflow and Business Intelligence.
Today, James consults on large scale Portal deployments and is an active member of the local SharePoint community.
Janis Hall combines more than 10 years of technical knowledge with business acumen when working with organizations on needs analysis and delivery for custom support models, system integration and upgrades, process analysis, and the design and implementation of collaborative sites. In her previous work at Mindsharp, and now as a MetroStar Systems Instructor, Janis incorporates her passion for SharePoint and its countless benefits into viable, innovative classes that provide students with both technical know-how and concepts of functional benefits. In her 10 years with a technical consulting firm, Janis has applied her expertise in various roles including that of a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Analyst. With an admittedly quirky and outgoing personality, Janis has a particular enthusiasm for working with people. Her varied technical background provides Janis with a uniquely broad perspective on how technology is learned, adapted, and applied.
Jason Medero, MCP, MCT, MCTS, MVP (WSS) is a systems architect with a concentration in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) and its related Microsoft technologies. He is a managing partner of B&R Business Solutions, a central New Jersey-based firm specializing in SharePoint and surrounding technologies, infrastructure, real-time communications (OCS), and application development. He is an active member of the SharePoint User Group in NJ/New York City where he sits on the speaker selection committee. He speaks frequently at SharePoint events across the country. He also contributes his SharePoint knowledge as a mentor for some of the popular forums ( TechNet, Yahoo groups). You can visit his blog at www.sharepointblogs.com/JasonMedero
or visit his company’s page at www.bandrsolutions.com
Jeff Borghoff is Senior Technical Architect with KnowledgeLake, Inc. a CompTIA Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and an AIIM SharePoint Practitioner. Jeff has been developing enterprise business applications with Microsoft products for 20 years. Much of his experience has been in electronic document generation and document management in the Insurance and Reinsurance industry. As an early adopter and evangelist of the SharePoint platform for Enterprise Collaboration he subsequently saw the viability of SharePoint in the Document Management space and has been working exclusively with in this SharePoint ECM space for 6 years.
Jeff is located in southern coastal New Jersey.
Jeff has been in IT for the past 16 years working with many different technolgies and in many different roles. Today his main focus is on moving a CMS 2002 / SharePoint 2003 solution to SharePoint 2007. More
Short speaker bio ( one paragraph ): Jeff has been working with SharePoint for nearly two years. He has focused on delivering high-value web content management solutions for financial services clients in the Richmond area. Jeff worked at the University of Virginia for four years building an online virtual laboratory for the social and behavioral sciences. Jeff is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. More
Jeff Webb is a SharePoint consultant and trainer who has written about computers and technology for 20 years. Among his published titles are Essential SharePoint 2007, SharePoint Office Pocket Guide, Programming Excel with VBA and .NET, Excel 2003 Programming: A Developer's Notebook. Jeff was an original member of Microsoft's Visual Basic team and now works for CACI as a Principle Software Developer with the Department of State. Jeff serves on the Technical Advisory Board of Bamboo Solutions and developled some of the free solutions offered there, including the Upload Wizard, the Dynamic QuickLaunch, and the ESP Content Editor.More
Frequent speaker on Social Computing and Collaboration around the world-he has assisted in the SharePoint deployment in Fortune 500 companies and has a vast knowledge of all social media web 2.0 tools. More
Jeremy Thake (MVP)
Jeremy Thake is a SharePoint MVP based on of New York city working as an Enterprise Architect at AvePoint Inc. He co-founded NothingButSharePoint.com and is always tweeting on @jthake and sharing links on @spdevwiki
In the year 2000, Joel Oleson, a Sr. Web Engineer was brought in to Microsoft IT design the first Microsoft global deployment of SharePoint. Later he would design the extranet, and hosted SharePoint deployments at Microsoft. Not less than a year later he was sharing these experiences at internal MGB, TechReady, and later to customers at Microsoft Tech Ed and IT Forum conferences globally. On the SharePoint team as Sr. Technical Product Manager for IT Professionals, leading up to and at the release of SharePoint Server 2007, he helped various customers to get the critical governance information, upgrade, achieve scale, and get the essential best practices that they needed. After managing the critical SP1 and Windows Server 2008 launches, Joel started an external SharePoint blog where he would share his decks, best practices, lessons, and joined the field to share his experiences. As trainer, blogger, evangelist, sr. consultant and architect, he continues to gain valuable experience and share it with the SharePoint community on his blog, at major technical conferences, and local SharePoint user groups around the globe. Check out his blog at: http://www.sharepointjoel.com
Joel Ward is an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where he works as web developer and budding SharePoint architect. Once destined to be an architect of buildings, he switched tracks and graduated with a degree in Integrative Arts. His 10+ year professional career has taken him on a journey through design, programming, usability, and accessibility. Joel began working with the original Microsoft Content Management Server back in 2001, which eventually led him to the land of SharePoint where he lives today.
Developing since highschool and in his freetime, John’s professional focus is on SQL Server and SharePoint.
John Miller has been involved in website design, custom development, security consulting, infrastructure management and more. I've been involved with the manufacturing, healthcare, public policy and insurance industries. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
John is the Lead SharePoint Solution Architect for Susquehanna Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 1999. John architects solutions utilizing WSS 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), but also designs solutions using a variety of Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, IIS, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Exchange, and ISA. John is also a SharePoint instructor and an established speaker, presenting at venues throughout the country. John has recently presented SharePoint at various SharePoint User Groups (such as RVSPUG and TheSUG.org), the ASAE Technology Conference, Ragan Communications SharePoint Conference, the Avectra Academy’s Social Networking Seminar, SharePoint Best Practices Conference, SharePointConference.org, and at SharePoint Saturday Events in VA, NYC, Boston, KC, and Atlanta.
John van Ruth
Mr John van Ruth is currently Chief Information Officer at the RAA of SA Inc and has held prior roles as CIO for Adelaide Bank and Faulding.
In between CIO roles, Mr van Ruth ran his own private IT consulting business.
Mr van Ruth joined Faulding after returning from Toronto Canada, where he was the partner in charge of Arthur Andersen's Canadian e-Business practice.
Prior to that Mr van Ruth a number of years with KPMG and Ernst & Young where he held various roles specialising in Information Risk Management and eCommerce Security consulting.
All up, Mr van Ruth has nearly 30 years of IT, eBusiness and security experience, gained in Australia, Holland, and Canada.
Mr. Distler has had the opportunity during the past 11 years to work with a wide variety of organizations using the Web strategically. Successful projects have spanned the non-profit and federal intelligence sectors, as well as foreign government agencies. Fluent in Spanish, Jonathan enjoys working for international organizations and within multicultural communities.His current role involves managing Arlington County’s intranet and internet teams, which provide both the technology platform and consulting services to business units on optimizing their use of web technologies. His team recently concluded a pilot of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and is in the process of studying a phased expansion in 2009. Jonathan received his BA from the University of Virginia in 1996 and his MBA in Information Technology from the University of Maryland in 2004.
Julie is responsible for all areas of services and consulting, including packaged software products and custom applications. She brings more than 20 years of consulting experience to her position, having led numerous successful consulting organizations. Prior to Bamboo Solutions, Julie managed a Project Management Group for Litton/PRC, where she was responsible for implementing commercial-based enterprise document management solutions for various government and commercial projects. Prior to heading the Project Management Group, Julie helped form the Product Quality and Test Group used to ensure quality deliverables for the software product development group. Julie also worked as a Facilities Engineer for Litton/PRC involved in several projects relating to facility and utility planning, Environmental Impact, and Feasibility Studies. Julie holds a M.S. in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Kanwal Khipple is an Independent Consultant working for corporate clients in Canada and America. Kanwal has held various roles within SharePoint projects: architect, developer business analysis and designer. In addition, Kanwal is a respected blogger and founder of SharePointBuzz.com - Your SharePoint Community Portal. Kanwal has been recognized as an integral part of the SharePoint community.More
Kathryn Birstein, President of Birstein Computer Services, Inc., has been a computer consultant in the New York City area for over twenty years and has been working with SharePoint for the last three years. She presently consults as a SharePoint architect, administrator and engineer at the New York Port Authority as well as at Microsoft, where she is the Web Producer for the MSDN and TechNet online magazines. She is active in the NYC SharePoint community and is the Chairman of the Meeting Management Committee of the NYC SPUG. More
Kenneth Lo (PMP, MCSD, MCTS) is an experienced solutions architect with over 12 years of client delivery experience in all facets of systems development. His subject matter expertise includes K2 blackpearl/blackpoint, SharePoint (MOSS), Project Server 2007, and content management systems. Being a risk-averse person at heart, Kenneth spends his leisure time in mountain biking, rock climbing, and scuba diving.
Kevin is a Solutions Architect for Ironworks Consulting focusing on MOSS implementations and development at all levels. He has been working with SharePoint since 2005 and has implemented WSS 2.0/WSS 3.0 and SharePoint Portal/MOSS for many companies ranging from 40 employees to Fortune 500 companies with thousands of employees. He frequently travels to User Groups and Code Camps teaching SharePoint development and advanced topics.
Developer for KWizCom where I provide custom components for the SharePoint 2007 implementations. Have been an ASP.NET/C#/SharePoint web developer/consultant since 2003 and released my first SharePoint 2007 public facing internet site in January 2007 for the Microsoft Flight Simulator Community team in Redmond while working at Microsoft.More
Laura is a Senior SharePoint Consultant, and has ten years of experience with Microsoft's messaging and collaboration systems. This includes five years in SharePoint implementation, training, and customization. She has a background in server administration, and has been a MCSE since 1999, with her most recent certifications being MCSE 2003 + Messaging, MCTS in MOSS and MCTS in WSS 3.0 Configuration. Laura also wrote one chapter (about web parts) in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator's Companion. She is an enthusiastic member of the SharePoint community, and can often be found blogging and tweeting about SharePoint.
As Director of Client Strategy, Lee is laser focused on helping companies leverage their SharePoint investment to more easily and efficiently accomplish their business goals. His passion is in demystifying technology and increasing information worker collaboration. He has spoken at industry conferences and has trained over 2,200 end-users on the proper use of SharePoint 2007 and its supporting applications. Lee is also a contributing author to EndUserSharePoint.com. On EndUserSharePoint.com, you can read his articles and watch the SharePoint training videos he contributes for the benefit of the SharePoint community. More
Linc Williams is the Vice President of Delivery Services for i3solutions with over a decade of experience in the areas of Software Development, Infrastructure Design, Business Intelligence and Project Management. Mr. Williams has been responsible for the successful completion of several major solution implementations for clients such as the U.S. Army, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Education Association (NEA). Mr. Williams is a consummate professional, combining a background of technical development expertise with a keen understanding of business and management requirements to ensure our clients continually see measurable returns on their investment. Linc is presenting at several conferences this year including the Association of Proposal Management Professional National Conference, Microsoft Government Contractors Summit, SharePoint Saturday: Baltimore and the Northern VA SharePoint Users conference.More
Luke Hamilton has been part of Microsoft’s internal deployment of PKS (Podcast Kit for SharePoint) since its inception in 2007.
Why should you care? He guides and supports Microsoft groups on how to leverage podcasting through the PKS platform to drive better communication and social computing initiatives.
These initiatives drive best practices within the sales force using user generated content and create peer to peer networks that increase performance through collaboration.
He is passionate about social computing and its impact on any enterprise level business model especially through the use of PKS.
Marc D. Anderson
Marc is the Co-Founder, with Peter Sterpe, of Sympraxis Consulting LLC, located in Newton, MA. Sympraxis Consulting focuses on collaboration within the enterprise and how to best enable it through effective user of SharePoint and Salesforce.com.More
Mark Miller is founder and editor of EndUserSharePoint.com, one of the world’s most popular sites for SharePoint End Users. He coordinates a group of a dozen contributing authors, managing the day-to-day aspects of editing and publishing content for the site. Under Mark’s leadership EndUserSharePoint.com receives up to 23,000 unique page views a day, has a Weekly Newsletter subscription base of over 6000 readers and handles hundreds of questions weekly through the Stump the Panel: SharePoint Q&A Forum. The site also provides twice weekly live online workshops for all three levels of SharePoint End Users; Information Worker, Power User/Site Admin, Site Collection Admin. When not teaching or writing about SharePoint, Mark can be found designing paper airplanes and studying the origami of Robert Lang. He lives in New York City with his wife, two children, one gerbil, one goldfish and one Nintendo DS that is constantly being fought over by the gerbil and the goldfish.
Matt Ranlett, a SharePoint Server MVP, has been a fixture of the Atlanta .NET developer community for many years. A founding member of the Atlanta Dot Net Regular Guys (www.devcow.com
) and the SharePoint Guys (www.sharepointguys.com
), Matt has formed and leads several area user groups. Despite spending dozens of hours after work on local and national community activities such as the Free Training 1, 2, 3! series (www.freetraining123.com
), organizing four Atlanta Code Camps, having served two years on the INETA Board of Directors as the Vice President of Technology, appearing in several Pod Casts, and co-authoring two books and 6 magazine articles, Matt recently found the time to get married to a wonderful woman named Kim whom he helps to raise 3 dogs and their first child, born in early May 2008.
Mauro Cardarelli is co-author of "Essential SharePoint 2007 -Delivering High Impact Collaboration". His deep knowledge of the Microsoft platform and recognized expertise in the areas of knowledge management and business intelligence make him a popular technology expert with experience. He has been published in various industry journals and is a featured speaker at many industry conferences. Mauro is Director of Portals and Collaboration at Vitale Caturano and founder of Jornata, a Boston-based Microsoft SharePoint technology solutions provider recently acquired by Vitale Caturano’s technology consulting group to expand its business intelligence (BI) practice and establish itself as a premier provider of SharePoint related services. Both firms are Microsoft Gold Certified Partners. He has over 18 years of experience designing and building technology solutions for customers representing a wide range of industry verticals.More
Michael Cummings has over 13 years experience as a systems analyst and software engineer. He is an experienced technical lead with strengths in systems architecture, software development, infrastructure design & deployment, and business process as it relates to technology. Michael holds multiple certifications from Microsoft and other certifying organizations.More
Michael ( Mike ) Gannotti works at Microsoft as a Principal Technology Specialist.More
Blogger, Podcaster, SocialMedia, Digital Media, SharePoint Samurai, wanna be world travelor.
My current role is as Product Manager at DSM.net. I am formally an AVP at Citibank, where I participated in many successful SharePoint roll outs of all flavors to the many diverse lines of business globally. When I am not tinkering under my clients’ SharePoint project you’ll find me working on helping shape SharePoint Saturday strategy as a National Committee member and coordinators of the Tampa and South Florida events. Any leftover time is dedicated to my wonderful wife and three children or at my boxing gym trying to improve my “sweet science” despite the science of gravity and advancing years.
Michael is a SharePoint Solutions Architect for B&R Business Solutions, and travels throughout the United States implementing SharePoint and InfoPath-based solutions. He is an active speaker at East Coast Code Camps and user group meetings, and is a co-author on O’Reilly’s SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide. More
Michael Noel is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He has authored several major best-selling industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Significant titles include SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 10 Minutes, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience across six continents leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.More
Michael Sampson is an Industry Analyst and Consultant focused on improving the performance of distributed teams. Michael helps end user organizations understand the collaboration landscape through independent analysis and briefings. His research as an Industry Analyst is presented at conferences around the world.More
Michael is the author of Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways, published by Microsoft Press (2009).
Michael holds an MCom with first class honors in telecommunications-based IT, from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and is currently working on his doctorate in collaboration and virtual teams.
Mike Dwyer has been working with SharePoint since 2003. At Corridor Consulting, Mike has been involved in delivering numerous SharePoint planning, advisory, governance, architecture, design and implementation projects. Mike’s background includes management and consulting roles at Ernst & Young and Deloitte Consulting as well as global IT responsibilities within the Zurich Financial Services group. Mike has a BA from UMass Amherst and an MS in Management / Information Systems from Salve Regina University.More
Mike Oryszak is a SharePoint Server MVP and Principal Consultant with Intellinet in the Information Workers practice specializing in SharePoint Architecture and Development. Mike has been living in the Raleigh-Durham area since 1998 and held a number of development and consulting position servicing clients from a range of industries including major financial institutions to telecommunications. Mike's favorite SharePoint topic is social computing and leveraging tools to increase team and cross-functional collaboration in the enterprise. In addition he enjoys listening to music and studying world history.
Mike Smith is currently a Senior Instructor at MAX Technical Training in Cincinnati Ohio. He has worn many IT hats over the last thirty years as a business owner, developer, tech writer, trainer, DBA and consultant. He is a SharePoint MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has 13 other MC* certifications. He specializes in SharePoint, SQL Server and .NET development and is a member of the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group leadership team. If all goes well, Mike should have a new book for SharePoint Site Owners available in August.
Mike Taylor, founder and CEO of Innovative-e Inc., is a global entrepreneur, experienced business consultant and certified Project Management Professional with more than 20 years experience in information technology and services. Taylor specializes in solving business problems through project management, custom application development, infrastructure and consulting services for the Global 2000. His expertise also includes Microsoft technologies, .Net, AJAX, SharePoint and SaaS. Prior to founding Innovative-e in 1999, Taylor founded Microtechnix International, a multi-million dollar professional services company that provides technology consulting, enterprise networking and application development. Taylor is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance with minors in mathematics and computer science. He is also a graduate of the Project Management Institute and a member of PMI (Project Management Institute), AECF, Outsource Institute and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
Mike Watson (MCSE, MCSA) is a senior product manager at Quest specializing in SharePoint manageability, scalability and availability. Before moving to Quest Software, Mike was instrumental in planning and deploying Microsoft Managed Services and Microsoft Online, as well as Microsoft Services efforts such as MOSSRAP (MOSS Risk Assessment Program) and SLM (Service Level Manager). Mike is a top-rated speaker at technical conferences, an instructor for Microsoft's Certified Master program, and a frequent contributor to whitepapers, articles, and books. More
Natalya Voskresenskaya, SharePoint MVP
Natalya is a co-founder of Arcovis LLC, she had been involved in SharePoint Technologies since the 2003 version. With experience in design, architecture, development and deployment of Web based applications, since early days of 2000 her main area of concentration had been development of portal solutions. An avid blogger and writer, Natalya strives to share her passion for SharePoint and its communityMore
Neil Barkhina is an MCAD Certified professional with nearly 7 years of experience working with .NET technologies. He specializes in web development and SharePoint technologies and has worked on numerous projects including Leading Development on a SharePoint Intranet site for the largest real estate firm in New York. He has also worked in the video games industry doing 3D Game Development and Mobile Phone Applications. More
With more than 10 years of industry experience, Mr. Mehta has an excellent track record in developing applications and being a leader in technical solutions for Microsoft technologies. As the firm's senior architect for Microsoft solutions, he has served as the SharePoint infrastructure lead for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms and implemented SharePoint solutions for a number of high profile organizations. He has also managed large SharePoint famrs in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets. Nilesh also co-authored ""SharePoint 2007 The Definitive Guide"" along with some of the most recognized MVPs in the country. You may also recognize Nilesh as one of the Founding Members of the NYC SharePoint User Group. In this role, he continues to help in evangelizing Microsoft SharePoint in the New York City metropolitan area
NS is a 16 year IT Industry veteran. For the last 11 years NS has worked at Microsoft in various roles helping organizations both large and small achieve their full potential by effectively adopting and deploying Microsoft Technologies. In his current role as a Business Productivity Advisor, he defines, manages and delivers solution scenarios that include Collaboration, Enterprise Content management, Search, Business Intelligence powered by technologies like Microsoft Office and SharePoint. NS holds a MS in Computer Science from George Mason University, VA. NS is a resident of Northern Virginia where he lives with his wife Suneeta, daughter Shalini (13yrs) and son Shiv (8yrs).
Pat has 27years of experience in engineering and developing technology solutions. In 1998, Pat founded IMPACT Management. Initially, IMPACT Management brought management and technology service consulting to a variety of enterprise clients including ADP, Goldman Sachs, Chase, Prudential, and New York Telephone (Verizon). Pat’s hands on approach to the marketplace and his razor sharp insight into solution development compelled him to embrace Microsoft’s SharePoint Portal Server technology in 2001. Under Pat’s leadership, IMPACT Management attained the elite Microsoft Gold Certified Partnership in 2003. Pat’s extensive SharePoint experience and knowledge earned him the coveted opportunity to be a Demonstration Showcase Presenter at the 2006 Microsoft World Partner Conference. In addition, in 2008 IMPACT Management was selected as the 2008 Partner of the Year Finalist for Portals and Collaboration, Information Worker Solutions. Pat is a frequent contributor to TechIQ magazine. Pat has a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Marketing from the New York Institute of Technology.More
I have been working professionally in the IT consulting world since 1991 but started off with the Timex Sinclair 1000 somewhere around the age of 10, learning to program its peculiar form of BASIC. In my “previous life” (before Microsoft) I worked with Progress technology products (e.g. 4GL, WebSpeed) using them to create a development toolset called eFramework, a B2B product, a B2C product, a CRM and ERP integration product and dozens of custom solutions for our customers. We built many great things with EFW and it’s still in use today. I made the switch to Microsoft technology by diving into BizTalk Server 2004 (I’m told that I was lucky to miss 2002) and was amazed and excited by the improvements in 2006. I thought my career providing integration solutions with BizTalk would never end. That abruptly changed when I went to work at Conchango the first business day of 2007. I was placed into the collaboration group which uses SharePoint to deliver business solutions and I haven’t looked back since (well, maybe once). I am first and foremost a solutions architect. SharePoint, as all the business and technical world has learned, is a great platform for creating business solutions. Its horizontal nature leads to many other exciting opportunities for systems management, integration, BPI and more. It’s a solution architect’s dream platform. I live in northern Bergen County, NJ, just a few miles west of Manhattan with my wife and son. More
Paul Grenier started administrating SharePoint in June, 2007 and writing about that experience in August of the same year. His background is in database development, network communications, and various scripting languages going back to 1997 which he uses to create technology-assisted business solutions. More
Paul writes for EndUserSharePoint.com where he publishes the popular "JQuery for Everyone" series. He currently moderates and contributes on EndUserSharePoint's Stump the Panel forum.
Paul J. Swider
Paul J. Swider is both founder and the Enterprise SharePoint Strategist for OnClick Solutions. In addition he is president of the Charleston SharePoint Users Group and an accomplished entrepreneur. Straight from a barrier Island near Charleston, SC Paul chases the tides and winds as an avid boater and sailor. Paul is grateful he is able escape the summer heat in Charleston and consults with some of the most successful companies in the country. 17 years of software consulting experience combined with many Microsoft certifications and speaking credentials has made Paul an authority in the SharePoint Community. Paul has trained and consulted thousands of administrators, developers and architects. His vast knowledge is not overshadowed by his witty entertainment when he speaks at numerous conferences and seminars nationwide. With unique creativity, Paul implements enterprise SharePoint Solutions for clients around the country. In addition, he writes and teaches about enterprise collaboration concepts with demonstrated knowledge you can only get in "the trenches". His specialties include enterprise SharePoint development patterns, information architecture, business process and social media integration.More
Paul Schaeflein, MCTS, is a Sr. Instructor for Mindsharp, a technology training company for Microsoft Enterprise products. Previously, Paul was an independent consulting specializing in solutions built using ASP.NET and SharePoint. He has spent 5 years teaching programming and has presented at numerous User Groups and MOSS Camps.More
Peter Ward currently is the Business Collaboration Manager for InterDyn AKA, a New York based Microsoft partner. In this position, Peter is responsible for the continued success of implementing Microsoft’s Information Worker product suite, which includes SharePoint, Project Server, Project Portfolio Server and Groove. Peter draws on 15 years of collaboration industry experience in a developing, consulting and project management capacity and has a proven track record of delivering portal and project management solutions through cultural acceptance and integration of multiple technologies. His experience enables him to find creative, yet pragmatic solutions to collaboration challenges in a broad cross section of industries including consumer goods, on-line gambling, media, government, financial services, and transportation.More
Phil Wicklund (MCTS) has years of experience architecting and administering corporate SharePoint environments. He taught Mindsharp’s 2003 and 2007 SharePoint developer course from 2004 to 2007. Today Phil shares real-world insights and in-depth best practices with RBA clients of all varieties. Prior to joining Mindsharp, Phil was the SharePoint Architect and Technical Lead at RSM McGladrey, a Fortune 500 accounting and business consulting firm. Phil provided leadership over McGladrey’s SharePoint environment including all application development, SharePoint administration, and server administration. He was a key player in introducing SharePoint into the firm, and led the effort to upgrade from V2 to V3.
Rai Umair is a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint and is a Principal Consultant within the SharePoint\OBA practice at Stargate Global Consulting. Rai lives, drinks and evangelizes SharePoint by day and is a Masters student majoring in Enterprise Architecture by night. Rai has been working with Microsoft technologies with a keen eye on business impact for a number of years in consulting, training and energy industries.
He has presented at Microsoft Architect Tour, PROCOM, VS Live, CodeCampOz, MSUG and presently serves on the MOSSIG Board (SharePoint User Group) in Melbourne. He holds a Honors in Software Development & Computer Science from Deakin University as well as Microsoft certifications such as Microsoft Certified Trainer, BVPS, MCPD, MCSD.NET, and various MCTS certifications (8).
Richard is a Practice Manager at Vorsite in New York. Richard has worked in various consulting and leadership roles in the software and services industry for more than 20 years. He spent over 6 years as a Senior Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services delivering Search and SharePoint services to Fortune 100 customers. Of late his focus is working with customers to provide strategy and design solutions for SharePoint and Microsoft Online Services. Richard is an MCSE/MCSD/MCDBA/MCSA.More
"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and never confuse the two." - The MCM Motto
Over the past 6 years I have had the pleasure of working extensively with SharePoint as an end user, developer, administrator, architect, business analyst, and consultant. In this time I defined, architected, developed, and implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations of WSS on a single server, to 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations.
Technology, challenges, and business are the things I am most passionate about. These passions have resulted in me working with truly fantastic people who I admire, and respect for their dedication, intelligence, and generosity. I absolutely love learning, and have found that people seem to love teaching, sharing, and helping as much as I do. As a result I have a habit of getting involved in a great many community events (organizing and presenting) which always leave me a bit smarter, stronger, more humbled and better off.
I hope to see you/speak with you at SharePoint Saturday Event as they are amazing free events where hundreds of people exchange and share experience, knowledge, and relationships to help us all become even better at our jobs and the things we are passionate about.
Richard is a SharePoint architect and has assisted numerous, large companies in their implementations including the US Air Force, Charles Schwab, and Nestle. He is a published author, co-author, and contributing author including the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator’s Companion by MS Press . His influence within the MCT and SharePoint communities facilitated his being selected to present at the first MCT Community Summit held in Zurich, Switzerland and prompted Microsoft Learning to make changes to the Beta courseware that it might be ready for prime time. Rick worked for Microsoft in the Business Online Services division and now is a Principal Consultant at Neudesic- Phoenix, AZ. Rick is an avid Triathlete (Clydesdale class), enjoys playing chess and is active in the Boy Scouts of America.More
Rob Windsor is a developer, trainer, writer and Senior Consultant with ObjectSharp Consulting - a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Toronto, Canada. He has over fifteen years experience developing rich-client and web applications with Delphi, VB, C# and VB.NET and is currently spending a majority of his time working with SharePoint. Rob is a member of both the INETA Speakers Bureau and the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau and is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups across North America and Europe. He is President of the Toronto Visual Basic User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his involvement in the developer community.More
Ruven Gotz is a Senior Consultant & SharePoint MVP with Navantis, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Toronto, Canada.
With over 20 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past seven years delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions for a wide range of clients. Working as a Business Analyst and Information Architect, Ruven is able to apply his eclectic education and varied experience in Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, Software Development and Training to get to the heart of complex problems. Ruven is a great communicator who is able to discuss technology concepts in language that is relevant to his audience, whether they are from IT or business. He has become a leader in the use of visual tools to help his clients and team members achieve shared understanding of problems and goals and shared commitment towards implementing a successful solution.
Ruven helps his clients understand that strong technical teams are necessary but not sufficient to deliver a successful result. A successful SharePoint project requires excellent planning, a good understanding of the client’s corporate culture, and thoughtful change management.
When he wants to get away from computers, you’ll find Ruven at the week-night races on Lake Ontario, sailing his keelboat, “In the Groove”.
Ruwan specializes in software development and application development services, including development on the Microsoft .NET platform in C# and Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft SharePoint platform, Design and Development for Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase and Oracle databases. His expertise also includes Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) development, C++ development, Perl programming. More
Prior to joining Innovative-e, Fernando gained experience as a technical lead and software engineer at Virtusa Corporation. Fernando is a graduate of the University of Moratuwa with an Engineering degree in computers
Sean Kyle Bordner
Sean Bordner is a resourceful, motivating, and experienced Solution Architect & Certified Trainer with a programming and database background. He has planned, managed and architected many solutions and overseen the development, execution and training of a vast number of efforts. He holds several certifications, including Microsoft SharePoint configuration and MS programming certifications. Sean has also engineered solutions dealing with aviation safety, abstract management and high profile efforts such that targeted organizational efficiency improvement. Sean is the author of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Search Engine Optimization site (MOSSSEO.com) and managing member of the SharePoint Users Group (TheSUG.org).
As co-founder/organizer of the Baltimore SharePoint User Group, Shadeed is focused on strengthening SharePoint resources, training, and hosting events in the mid-Atlantic region. His SharePoint specialties include enterprise backup and recovery, design and implementation, SharePoint integration, migration and end-user training
Steve Pietrek, MCP, MCTS, is a Principal Consultant at Cardinal Solutions Group, a Microsoft Managed Partner, with offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Charlotte. Steve is a SharePoint Architect/Developer at Cardinal Solutions and is active in the SharePoint community through his blog, user groups, and Twitter. He has been working with the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies for the past 3 years. Prior to joining Cardinal, he was the lead User Interface developer for 13 years at Exact Business Analytics, a business intelligence software provider. Steve’s SharePoint blog can be found at: http://stevepietrek.com
. You can also follow him on Twitter: @spietrek
Steve is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services primarily focused on development using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Steve has done many internet facing web sites with SharePoint over the last 3 years. Before coming to Microsoft, Steve was an independent consultant focused on development using Microsoft technologies with a flair for building teams that build good software. Steve lives in Tulsa Oklahoma, Works out of Dallas Texas but never seems to be in either place for long.
Steven Fowler is an author, speaker, and consultant possessing a mix of advanced technology and strategic business acumen derived from 14 years of progressive project management, architecture and engineering experience. Steven is a founder and principal consultant at Fowler Consulting where he focuses in delivering SharePoint design, development, and support services.More
Supriyo “SB” Chatterjee
Supriyo "SB" Chatterjee is an Architect/Tech-Lead based in Hartford CT. He has over 20 years experience in IT and has worked at various companies like Aetna, IBM, UNICEF and State of Connecticut. He holds graduate degrees in Computer Science, Business Administration and Economics. He was twice awarded the Microsoft MVP Award for Groove-Architecture http://tinyurl.com/sbcmvp
and also moderates Microsoft Groove workspaces - http://ctdotnet.org/Groove.aspx
He is an Acting Director of the Connecticut .NET Developers Group http://www.ctdotnet.org
Susan Lennon works for Microsoft as a senior consultant on the US Navy and Marine Corps team. Before joining Microsoft she was an independent consultant / Microsoft Certified Trainer for eight years, working on US Navy projects architecting SharePoint solutions. Susan has certifications as an MCT, IT PRO SharePoint 2010 Admin and Database Admin, and MCSD .NET. Susan is deeply committed to the development community and helps run several user groups in VA and is a frequent speaker at SharePoint Saturdays and Code Camps.
Talbott Crowell is a Solutions Architect who has worked with large and small companies, including Fortune 500 companies. He co-founded ThirdM with Pradeepa Siva in 1996. Talbott has decades of programming experience, a Computer Science degree from Boston College, and various certifications – including Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MSDBA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MCTS for MOSS), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). As Chief Architect of ThirdM, Talbott specializes in software architecture and designing software solutions for large enterprises. Solutions designed by Talbott often include BizTalk 2006, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and other Microsoft technologies. Talbott's blog is located at http://talbottc.spaces.live.com
Thomas Vander Wal
Thomas Vander Wal is an analyst, strategist, advisor, and popular speaker. He focusses his work on increasing value and optimizing social tools inside, through, and outside the firewall. He works with organizations of all sizes and focus (non-profit and education to Fortune 500) to help them better understand the values and hidden considerations in building, implementing, and optimizing these social tools. He has a broad and deep background covering more than 20 years of experience in project/product/program management, application development, and user experience.
Thomas puts the focus on improving use and reuse of shared information in the services and tools. He deeply understands the tensions and need to focus on: The people using the tools as they need: the difference of collaboration, community, & collective services; and Implementing and maintaining these services on individual as well as across various services and tools.
Thomas has a strong focus on metadata for machine use, but also for people finding information and refinding it. He coined the term "folksonomy" to differentiate the shared terms people apply for their own use as well as others. He also helps develop the integration of folksonomy with taxonomy for the best results.
Thomas helped found the Boxes and Arrows online magazine, helped found the Institute for Information Architecture, and has been a member of the Web Standards Project Steering Committee. He is currently working on a book for O'Reilly media on "Understanding Folksonomy".
Tiffany Songvilay is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for SharePoint and a change management consultant to enterprise clients. Her seminars reach thousands of people in support of her current book, So That’s How! 2007 Microsoft Office System: Timesavers, Breakthroughs, & Everyday Genius. Subscribe to her blog at officeovereasy.com or listen to her podcast to stay up-to-date on MOSS and Office 2007 deployment best practices and lessons learned.More
Tom Fallon has over 10 years of training experience and a dozen years of teaching at a technological university. Among other courses he teaches object-oriented programming. He is also a senior engineer for Innovative-E, Inc. He has been developing code since 2000 using both Java and .NET technologies. He is an avid C# and SharePoint developer, and enjoys training.
For a number of years Tom has been working exclusively with enterprise-level data protection and management software deployments for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies. Tom’s extensive experience with SharePoint custom backup and recovery applications has earned him multiple speaking opportunities within SharePoint communities and at technical events. More
Tom is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in all 4 areas related to SharePoint. Tom heard a challenge from Bill Gates to focus on SharePoint at the keynote of the 2006 Office Developers Conference with the announcement of the Office 2007 brand. His first programming job was a high school internship for the Naval Research Lab. He’s been in technology his entire career focusing on the web since graduating with a Computer Science degree from Northwestern 12 years ago.
Tony Lanni, AvePoint’s Vice President of Marketing, performs research and analysis on Microsoft SharePoint landscape and evaluates industry trends that impact the course of business. Tony co-develops strategies for new product design and works on enterprise-level data protection and management software deployments for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies. Tony’s extensive experience with SharePoint custom backup, recovery and administration applications has earned him multiple speaking opportunities within SharePoint communities and at technical events, such as Microsoft TechEd, Data Protection Summit and IBM Tivoli Nation.More
Yvonne M. Harryman
Yvonne M. Harryman is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft specializing in developing and implementing SharePoint portals and .NET web applications. She led the development of SharePoint Portal technologies for the US Air Force, White House/Executive Office of the President (EOP), Iron Mountain, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). In addition to this she in the Microsoft project owner for the Community Kit for SharePoint and has authored the following material regarding SharePoint: Solution and Authored Artifact Development Models for SharePoint Products and Technologies found on MSDN and SharePoint 2007 Site Administrator's Handbook Early Access Edition. To keep up to date with her latest SharePoint material you can go to http://yvonne.harryman.com