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Kasper de Jonge
Currently working as Program manager for Microsoft in the SQL Server Kasper de Jonge is a senior program manager on the Analysis Services team at Microsoft, where he has worked developing features for Power BI, Power Pivot and other Analysis Services products such as the Tabular model and Multidimensional cubes. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as TechEd, SQLPASS, and SQLSaturday. His blog can be found at http://www.powerpivotblog.nl and can also be found at twitter http://twitter.com/kjonge. He is also author of Dashboarding and Reporting with Power Pivot and Excel: How to Design and Create a Financial Dashboard with PowerPivot 
Geoff Ables
Geoff Ables is an expert in employee collaboration and customer engagement. He is an author, speaker and a Founding Partner of C5 Insight with more than 25 years of consulting experience. His insights have been seen and heard through many venues, including: BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, USA Today, The International Journal of CRM, EuroForum, and The New Zealand Direct Marketing Journal. He is the author of The Microsoft CRM Bible, the Udemy.com training series on Salesforce.com, and the author of the forthcoming book, The LUCK Principle™. Geoff has been recognized as one of Charlotte, North Carolina's "40 Under 40" for his business success and contributions to the community. C5 Insight has twice been recognized as an Inc 5000 fastest growing business.
Brian Alderman
Brian Alderman is a trainer at CBT Nuggets and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE SharePoint, MCITP for SharePoint 2010, 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 over 25 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, SharePoint Intersection, SPTechCon, and several international SharePoint conferences including London, Milan, and Madrid.
Holly Anderson
Holly Anderson is the product marketing manager for K2. Holly began working with K2 software in 2004 as a technical consultant building complex workflow applications for clients and joined K2 as a technical specialist in 2006. With her technical and marketing background, Holly is able to provide a unique perspective on K2 products for both business and technical audiences. You can reach her at [email protected]
Marc Anderson
Marc is the Co-Founder and President of Sympraxis Consulting LLC, located in the Boston suburb of Newton, MA, USA.  Sympraxis focuses on enabling collaboration throughout the enterprise using the SharePoint application platform. Marc has over 30 years of experience in technology professional services and software development. Over a wide-ranging career in consulting as well as line manager positions, Marc has proven himself as a problem solver and leader who can solve difficult technology problems for organizations across a wide variety of industries and organization sizes. Marc is the developer of the jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services (SPServices) and The SPXSLT Codeplex Project. He is a repeat recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for SharePoint Server (2011-2016).
Gregory Appel
Mr. Appel has been with Microsoft for the past two years. He is a Senior Program Manager in Excel, based in Microsoft Israel Development Center. Mr. Appel specializes in Excel BI and get-data topics. He was also the man behind the on-premises release of Excel Online 2016. Mr. Appel has over 17 years of experience in software development of large scale enterprise systems from international companies in UK, US and Israel.
Bill Ayers
I am a consultant developer and software architect who has been working on SharePoint since the 2003 version of the product, and I am a Microsoft Certified Master and MCSM, Charter SharePoint. I specialize in collaboration and intranet portals and mobile solutions with a particular focus on Agile software development practices. I have over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, and speak regularly at international conferences and user groups. I am also a moderator on SharePoint.StackExchange.com, and I blog occasionally at SPDoctor.net.
Cem Aykan
Cem Aykan – Senior Product Manager for Office Graph and Delve, has been active in the field from the early days of FAST and joined Microsoft with the FAST Search acquisition back in 2008. Since then, Cem has been involved on a range of search projects and initiatives and currently is working on nextgen Search and Discovery scenarios.
Krishnan Badrinarayanan
Krishnan is the product marketing manager for SteelCentral AppInternals, the most comprehensive application performance monitoring product that gives you end-to-end performance visibility and powerful analytics to help you improve your applications' performance and to optimize its user experience. With a former life in software development, Krishnan has a passion for applying technology to solve business challenges.
Bill Baer
Bill Baer is a Senior Technical Product Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint in the SharePoint product group in Redmond, Washington. Having previously worked at Hewlett-Packard, Bill Baer has a proven background in infrastructure engineering and enterprise deployments of SharePoint products and technologies. While at Hewlett-Packard, Bill Baer was awarded the MVP award for his contributions in the Technology Solutions Group, now known as HP Enterprise Business, which encompasses server and storage hardware, technology consulting and software sales. Bill has deep industry experience having worked for Apple Computer Corporation, First Data Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft Corporation. Connect with Bill wbaer.net.
Todd Baginski
I'm (Todd Baginski), a nine-time Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and SharePoint Top 25 Influencer who specializes in Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, Mobile, Office, and cloud technologies. I am the VP of SharePoint and Mobility at Canviz Consulting where I lead our SharePoint and Mobility divisions. In my free time I enjoy playing with my son, relaxing with my wife, and playing a variety of sports like skiing, lacrosse, hockey, football, and softball.
Luke Bailey
Technology enthusiast and former Microsoft consultant specialising in SharePoint and Office 365. General musings and thoughts on the world at www.spexception.com Twitter handle: @lkbail  
Jacquelyn Baillie
Jackie Baillie is managing director of IT Unity and a relationship sales manager focused on Microsoft and the SharePoint community for over 10 years. Her goal is to have a deep understanding of her client’s needs and matching them to the best and most effective solutions. Her specialties include community, online advertising, email, lead generation programs, and relationship building with a focus in SharePoint and Microsoft technologies.
Chris Bayot
Chris is the Regional Manager for Synergy's Pacific Region including Hawaii. Her diverse professional background includes Developmental Learning Theory and Web User Interface Design with a current specialization in SharePoint technologies. Her love for teaching and technology have come together as she works as both a trainer and consultant for Synergy.  Chris spent more than seven years as a contract Web Designer working on various government and military projects which has prepared her well to assume her current role overseeing the regional business for Synergy in Hawaii and the Pacific. This region includes all US military commands headquartered in the Pacific such as the US Army Pacific, US Navy and USAF. Other clients include the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines and the Bank of Hawaii.
Becky Bertram
Becky is the owner of Savvy Technical Solutions, a consulting company based in the greater St. Louis area, which focuses on building SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure-based solutions for clients. She is also a 7-time SharePoint MVP.
Todd Bleeker
A consultant, author, educator, speaker, and master technologist specializing in Office 365, Azure, and SharePoint, Todd Bleeker is an industry leader on all these products from Microsoft. Todd authored/co-authored seven books with other MVPs, Bill English, Penny Coventry, and Olga Londer. Today, Todd regularly helps companies of all sizes all over the world stand up solutions on these technologies. http://j.mp/ToddBleekerCV
Robert Bogue
Robert Bogue is an engaging presenter who speaks internationally on topics such as organizational change and knowledge management.  Rob has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation eleven times, and earned recognition as a Microsoft patterns & practices Champion. Rob holds certifications from Microsoft: MCPD, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA: Security, MCSE as well as CompTia: A+, Network+, Server+, I-Net+, IT Project+, E-Biz+, CDIA+.  Rob also served as a team member for the SharePoint Guidance. Robert has a passion for delivering solutions through both teaching and learning.  His drive for resolving problems is fueled by his creativity and innovation – by his ability to find solutions that others cannot find.  His technical depth and expertise allow him to evaluate problems with the implementation of potential solutions well before the implementation phase. He is the author of 23 books including, The SharePoint Shepherd’s Guide for End Users: 2013, which is also available in a Wiki version as The SharePoint Tutor.  Robert is committed to “making the complicated, simple.” Find out more about SharePoint and organizational change made simple at, http://www.SharePointShepherd.com and follow Rob’s blog at http://www.ThorProjects.com/blog/.   You can also email Rob at [email protected]
Steven Boldt
Steve Boldt is a Technical Specialist with K2, a software solutions company that provides a BPM platform for building workflows and process-driven applications. Steve Boldt has more than 7 years of extensive experience working with workflow and BPM solutions for SharePoint. Steve has dealt with every aspect of the SharePoint platform from installation & configuration to development. He does share his knowledge throughout numerous events in the SharePoint community educating individuals on fully leveraging the SharePoint platform. Over the past 15 years, he's acquired deep technical roots working with the Microsoft stack integrating solutions utilizing such platforms as .Net, BizTalk, InfoPath and TFS to name a few. In addition, Steve Boldt is MCTS and MCP Microsoft certified.
Nicki Borell
Nicki Borell (http://www.sharepointtalk.net/) is an evangelist & consultant in the Experts Inside team (www.expertsinside.com). He has worked for many years in Microsoft enterprise environments and also as a trainer and consultant for the SharePoint and O365. His expertise extendes from technical consulting all the way to project management, with his core competencies covering KMU, enterprise environments and government data management. His special focus is on SharePoint Search Technologies. Nicki is Microsoft MVP for SharePoint, Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Database Administrator (MCBA) and IT Professional (MCITP).
Chris Bortlik
Chris Bortlik works at Microsoft as an Office 365 technology architect. He works with Enterprise customers and partners in the United States Northeast region in a technical role focused on SharePoint, Office, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and other parts of Office 365. Chris is an “Insider” within Microsoft and works closely with the Office 365 product team. He holds the SharePoint MCITP and MCTS certifications. Chris speaks frequently at Microsoft events (including the SharePoint Conference, TechEd, and Ignite); is a contributing author of the "Essential SharePoint 2010" book; and a coauthor of the “Essential SharePoint 2013” book. Chris also blogs regularly on TechNet: http://blogs.technet.com/cbortlik  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Chris was a customer for 14 years working in technical IT architect, development, and management roles – primarily leading .NET and SharePoint related projects. You can follow Chris on Twitter @cbortlik
Tamara Bredemus
Tamara Bredemus is the Director of Collaboration Services with the City of Minneapolis. She heads up a team of Collaboration Evangelists and Engineers who use technology to make collaboration between City Departments & Divisions, City partners and the public easier. Her past experience includes being a SharePoint Consultant with RBA, Inc., where her experience working with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath helped clients get the most out of their SharePoint deployment. Prior to consulting at RBA, Inc., Tamara used her teaching skills as a Senior Technical Instructor with Mindsharp, process improvement skills as a Promotion Analyst at Best Buy Dotcom, and her leadership skills as the Operations Supervisor of Sunset Environmental. Tamara lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She enjoys playing with her Boston Terrier, Stella, swing dancing, Argentine tango, and bending SharePoint to her will.
Christian Buckley
Christian is an Office365 MVP, internationally recognized author and speaker, and a Top 25 SharePoint Influencer. He is the Chief Marketing Officer for Beezy Inc., an award-winning enterprise collaboration ISV. He was part of the Microsoft team that launched SharePoint Online (now part of Office365), was instrumental in the acquisitions of SharePoint ISVs echoTechnology (2010) and Axceler (2013), served as Chief Evangelist for Metalogix, and worked with some of the world’s largest technology companies to build and deploy social, collaboration, and supply chain solutions. Author and prolific blogger, Christian is cofounder of IAMCP Seattle, is a member of the Puget Sound SharePoint User Group (PSSPUG) board, and can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.com and @buckleyplanet.
Michelle Caldwell
Michelle is a SharePoint Solutions Architect and Director of Collaboration at Avanade. She has over 16 years of experience delivering business solutions to diverse organizations. For the past nine years, she has focused on delivering enterprise SharePoint solutions across multiple industries while leading teams that have won outstanding achievements in web development. She is a founding member and President of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint User Group (BuckeyeSPUG) and actively shares her real-world experience through her blog www.shellecaldwell.com and conferences across North America. She also sits on the board of two Columbus, Ohio non-profits in support of her local technology community. 
Peter Carson
Peter is President of Envision IT, a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, and Virtual Technical Specialist 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. Peter maintains a blog at http://blog.petercarson.ca.
Simeon Cathey
Simeon Cathey is a technology visionary, entrepreneur and Microsoft expert with more than 15 years of experience building information and document management applications for businesses. Simeon began at Microsoft as part of the original SharePoint team in 1998, and served as the SharePoint Product Release Manager for Microsoft SharePoint 2003 where he was at the forefront of the enterprise knowledge management and collaboration movement as it began to take shape. Simeon is Co-Founder and CEO of Content Panda. He is also a published author and thought leader, having written Wiley Publishing’s Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Bible. Simeon also serves on the board of Tis Best Philanthropy. He can be found online at www.simeoncathey.com and @simeoncathey.
Ron Charity
I'm an enterprise architect based out of Toronto Canada and have worked with SharePoint since Tahoe. Consulting being my main focus with SharePoint and related technologies and recently managed large environments for organizations to get my hands dirty - the experience taught me a lot. I've worked in Canada, USA, Europe and Australia over the past 15 years, mostly the USA working with organizations adopting SharePoint or in a later stage of improving their SharePoint service offering.   I have published several articles, reviews and webinars based on this experience over the years and met several companies, fellow SharePoint consultants and vendors in the process.  In my spare time I play in a Top 40 band around the Toronto area, enjoy the outdoors, travelling and my Harley in the summer months.
Brian Chee
Brian J.S. Chee lives in Kaneohe, Hawaii with his family tracing back to the Kingdom of Hawaii. With a background in teaching Physics and Computer Science, Brian became the first Netware instructor in Hawaii in addition to working as inside sales for PC distribution, and outside sales for products like X.25/SNA/SDLC/HDLC and other data communications test equipment. He served on the Coalition for Competitive Communications which achieved destruction of the Hawaiian Telephone monopoly a full year before the federal deregulation of the intraLATA communications market nationwide. Other jobs included a stop with Xerox as an interfacing specialist, a support manager for a Netware Value Added Reseller and eventually a stint as Senior Computer Scientist for the General Services Administration-Office of Information Security where he designed, built and supported secure data/video/voice communications systems around the globe. Currently serving as a communications researcher at the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). Also publishing as a Senior Contributing Editor for InfoWorld Magazine, Brian and his lab has been home of the biggest InfoWorld (and previously Internet Week) comparative reviews in history. Notably, he owns the front panel of the Imsai 8080 that Gordon Eubanks used to write C Basic under the polar icecap (first compiled language for microcomputers), has a length of wire a nanosecond long from Commander Grace Hopper, and has Dr. AlohaNET (Norman Abramson) on his PhD committee. (if he even gets moving on the silly thing again)
Dipti Chhatrapati
Dipti Chhatrapati is a SharePoint specialist and currently working as a Senior Consultant for CapGemini in Mumbai, India. She has more than 7 years of experience in application development, design, maintenance, administration and is continuously working with improving her skills and keeping them up to date. Dipti keeps her blog at www.sharepointrun.com and can be reached on Twitter at @dips84 and on email [email protected] 
Liam Cleary
Over 13 years ago I started my IT Career as an IT Trainer, became a Software Developer, looked after Servers, Firewall, Security and Network Design and Architecture, Consultant for SharePoint, a Principal Consultant for .NET Development and Collaboration and now works as a Solution Architect for Protiviti in Virginia. My core focus as a Solution Architect is to ensure that SharePoint can either natively or with minimal customization meet the business requirement. I am also a seven time SharePoint MVP focused on Architecture but also crosses the boundary into Development. I am passionate about all aspects of the SharePoint platform and loves to share the good word. I can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice or just spending time in the community or teaching my kids how to code, raspberry PI programming and robots.
Rob Colwill
Rob is the CEO of Coldwater Software (http://www.coldwatersoftware.com/), makers or ElevatePoint (http://elevatepoint.com/solutions/communications-teams/) products.  He has led the company to focus efforts around improving the digital workplace.  He is passionate about creating strategy and alignment with executive leadership and adept at managing technical teams and implementations.  Rob speaks at conferences and events for organizations such as the IABC, Ragan Communications and ALI Conferences.  He has planned and managed global intranet projects at Fortune 500 companies as well as provided digital workplace assessments for Fortune 100 companies.  During 10 years as a Program Manager at Microsoft, Rob developed deep experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle. Rob’s product design and management experience includes work on a variety of world-class products including Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Server, Office and Bing. He has defined and led research projects, UI design projects, technical architecture projects and standards projects.
Andrew Connell
Andrew Connell is a full stack web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Office 365, specifically the Office 365 APIs, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's .NET Framework, Angular and Node.js. Andrew enjoys development, writing & teaching. Andrew is an eleven-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2005-2015) & has contributed to numerous books articles and projects over the years. You can learn from Andrew as when he teaches hands-on courses through Critical Path Training (www.CriticalPathTraining.com) or through one of the many on-demand classes he has published though Pluralsight (www.Pluralsight.com). Andrew is a frequent presenter at numerous conferences around the globe. You can find Andrew on his popular blog (http://www.andrewconnell.com), follow him on Twitter @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.
Arjan Cornelissen
I'm Arjan Cornelissen and I work for Sogeti Netherlands as a SharePoint architect/developer. Coming to Sogeti in 2007 with a background of developing in PHP, I started working with SharePoint 2007 as a developer with no knowledge of SharePoint at all. In the first few months with SharePoint, I noticed that a good understanding of SharePoint is needed to create an excellent solution. Since then I have worked and advised clients with SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online solutions, as a developer and IT Pro working with C# and PowerShell. The last few years I used Azure more often to create powerful cloud solutions using AAD, VMs, Azure websites and networking components.​
Penelope Coventry
Penelope Coventry, MVP SharePoint Server, MCSE: SharePoint 2013 and MCITP: SharePoint Administration 2010, is an author and consultant based in the U.K., with more than 30 years of industry experience. Penny has authored and co-authored more than 10 SharePoint-related books including Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features and Functions, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step. Penny has spoken at a number of conferences, including TechEd North America, SharePoint Conferences in United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the UK and at SharePoint Saturdays. She is also a keen supporter of the UK SharePoint User Group #SUGUK community. Penny has worked with SharePoint since 2001, and when she’s not writing, she works as the Product Specialist for a number of clients, as well as a trainer at Combined Knowledge.
Haniel Croitoru
Haniel’s career spans over 15 years 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.
Paul Culmsee
I am an IT and business consultant with 25 years experience across several disciplines, and am the co-founder of Glyma.co. I am based in Perth, Western Australia. Since July 2006, I have spent a lot of time working with SharePoint, as well as practicing the craft of Issue and Dialogue Mapping, but my background covers many other disciplines, platforms and technologies. Unlike most other products and platforms that I have worked on over the years, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is a product that really draws together literally everything I have done over my career. I hope that you find my articles of interest. They are SharePoint-centric, but my aim is to write about all of the competencies below with the view of leveraging SharePoint in some way.
Brian Culver
Brian Culver is a SharePoint Solutions Architect for Expert Point Solutions in Houston, Texas. Brian is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SharePoint and a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD). He has worked in the Information Technology industry for since 1998 and he has been working with SharePoint since 2005. His deep expertise includes SharePoint, ASP.Net, SQL Server and Project Server. He has been involved in many large SharePoint implementations including Internet and Intranet sites, Partner Portals, Enterprise Content Management and Governance, and much custom application integration and development.
Eugène Dauphin
Eugène Dauphin is a Principal Consultant in the fields of Office 365 and SharePoint. In addition to these technologies, he has a lot in common with Azure and Yammer. After years of experience with the on-premises version of SharePoint, he focused on the Cloud since 2012. In his day job he is responsible for consulting, designing, and implementation of the afore mentioned products and services. In addition, he fulfills pre-sales activities and regularly gives workshops to companies and institutions to determine whether it is possible to apply the Cloud platform, Office 365.
Stacy Deere-Strole
Stacy Deere-Strole is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. Previously, Stacy led a rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engaged in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With nearly 18 years of experience in the IT Industry, Stacy has mainly focused on Collaboration Solutions such as IBM’s Lotus Notes\Domino and Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration Solutions including deployments and SharePoint upgrades. Stacy is actively sharing her real world expertise through authoring in the blog http://www.spmindmelt.focalpointsolutions.co, http://www.sharepointeurope.com/blog, http://infogovcon.com/ and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday's, Information Governance Conference, SPTechCon and User Group events. She also co-authored two books called SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Using Managed Metadata.​
Roberto Delgado
Roberto Delgado is a Senior Technical Solutions Professional with AvePoint. With experience in MOSS, SharePoint 2010/2013, and O365 he has been helping customers adopt and apply good practices on a SharePoint platform for more than 5 years. With deep expertise in migrations from different platforms into SharePoint, he is a frequent speaker at major SharePoint conferences in Spain and EMEA on a variety of migration and governance topics. Roberto Delgado has been participating in migrations with several customers, top-tier financial institutions, multinational software corporations, and EMEA Government entities. 
Brian Desmond
Brian is a Microsoft infrastructure expert focused heavily on architecting and deploying Active Directory, Identity Management, Exchange, and Office365 architecture/engineering projects for commercial enterprise and higher education customers. Brian has worked in numerous large scale enterprise deployments numbering upwards of 500,000 seats at various Fortune 100 and larger scale organizations as well as dozens of K-12 and Higher Education institutions and public sector customers across state and local government. Outside of conventional consulting and support roles, Brian has deep expertise managing and building combined offshore/onshore delivery teams in delivery locations around the globe. Since March 2003, Brian has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for Active Directory for my contributions to the Microsoft technical communities at large. Brian is the author of Active Directory, 5th Edition published by O’Reilly as well as a frequent contributor to leading industry publications. You can often find Brian speaking at conferences and events worldwide.
Cathy Dew
Cathy, MCTS, is a consultant at Planet Technologies, graphic designer and SharePoint MVP based out of Huntsville, Alabama. She focuses primarily on branding and user experience and how it relates to the SharePoint platform. She also works with SharePoint from a general end user and business analyst perspective, defining requirements and governance as needed. She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look "Not like SharePoint." Cathy has started and run a number of SharePoint User Groups and is involved with the Women in SharePoint group. She has presented sessions on SharePoint branding, governance and requirements gathering at user groups, SharePoint Saturday events, conferences, and training sessions. She also enjoys facilitating conversations and connections for Women in SharePoint as one of the founding board members.
Richard DiZerega
Richard is an Engineer in Microsoft's Developer Experience (DX) division where he helps developers and software vendors maximize their use of Microsoft services in Azure and Office 365. He is a passionate developer evangelist that is most comfortable building (or helping someone else build) something great in Visual Studio. Richard has spent a significant part of the last decade building solutions that leverage Microsoft productivity tools in Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and Yammer. Richard hosts a popular blog on Office 365 development and is a frequent speaker/trainer at developer conferences around the world. Richard is a co-host of Office 365 Developer Podcast: https://dev.office.com/podcasts. 
Stephanie Donahue
As the President and a co-founder of PAITgroup, Stephanie has a focus on helping organizations leverage their investment in SharePoint to create and maximize ROI. She believes that setting a strategic path using an innovative road map and consistent methodology is the key to a successful implementation. Stephanie is an active blogger and event speaker with over 17 years in the I.T. industry and over 8 years of experience with SharePoint.
Cecil Du Toit
Passion for SharePoint/O365 and Enterprise Architecture. Like to tinker with JavaScript especially in Node.js! I am also a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP.
Thomas Duff
Thomas Duff (aka “Duffbert”) works as a “regular employee” for a large health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, and has 20+ years of experience working with and developing applications with collaborative technologies such as Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes. He brings a unique perspective to technology, one that focuses on practical hands-on skills for regular business people. Using regular language and a fair amount of humor, he works closely with business customers, translating their needs and ideas into technology solutions, filtering them from the “techno-speak” that often creates barriers between business and IT areas. He enjoys reading and writing about technology (both articles and books), and he’s been known to show up on stage as a speaker for various conferences if the organizers aren’t careful.
Ellie Dupuis
So far, Ellie has planned and executed over 110 Microsoft-focused events across the globe for Fpweb.net. Never one to wear heels while power walking the exhibit floor, Ellie can tweet out the need to know info for a product launch, direct you to the closest bathroom, pitch a partner program and still have a free hand to toss out some serious swag. Outside of conferences, you’ll find Ellie at Fpweb.net headquarters in St. Louis enjoying a brainstorm session with her outstanding creative team and keeping her finger on the pulse of all things marketing. 
Maarten Eekels
Maarten Eekels is CTO of Portiva, one of the larger SharePoint and Office 365 implementation partners in the Netherlands. In that role he is responsible for all knowledge and technology related matters. Maarten is an experienced all-round Office 365 specialist who likes a challenge and who is perfectly capable of translating the business needs of the customer into technical solutions. Already since version 2003 he is involved in implementing SharePoint (and later Office 365) in areas like web content management, document management, knowledge management, business process support, business intelligence and search. Also, Maarten is a regular speaker on both national and international events, like conferences, SharePoint Saturdays, and user group meetings. In September 2015 he started a video blog series called Maarten’s Cloud Journaal, specifically targeted at Dutch speaking Office 365 users. Maarten is a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services.
Matthias Einig
Matthias is a SharePoint Server MVP and the CEO of RENCORE AB, the company behind the SharePoint Code Analysis Framework (SPCAF) www.spcaf.com. He focuses primarily on SharePoint development, application lifecycle management and quality assurance and made it his passion to make the life of a SharePoint developer better, for example, with his open source projects SharePoint Software Factory (spsf.codeplex.com) and SharePoint Solution Deployer (spsd.codeplex.com). Matthias speaks regularly at SharePoint and ALM conferences and organizes SharePoint Saturday Stockholm and SP24 - the 24h free online SharePoint conference. Blog: www.matthiaseinig.de LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthiaseinig Twitter: @mattein
Matt Engibous
Modern Productivity and Collaboration Solution Lead / Architect at Concurrency, Inc. (Microsoft Gold Partner and 2012 Partner Of The Year - Content Management) Technology professional, proficient in infrastructure design, enterprise content management, project management, and building customer relationships. Experience deploying advanced collaboration and enterprise content management systems for tens of thousands of users with terabytes of content. Matt has over ten years of experience creating and leading the processes to scope, implement and maintain complex content management systems including Hyland OnBase and Microsoft SharePoint. Since 2008, Matt has focused on SharePoint and has designed, deployed and supported multiple SharePoint infrastructure environments, including global deployments. He has a deep technical understanding of configuring SharePoint infrastructures. He has conducted and participated in SharePoint training seminars, launch events and panel discussions. He keeps current with upcoming SharePoint releases and updates, and is involved in SharePoint pre-release programs. Matt has a passion for technology and working with customers to solve their business needs utilizing Microsoft solutions.  Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 - 70-331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013  Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in SharePoint 2010 - 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring - 70-668 PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist (vTSP) Specialties:  Microsoft Technologies: SharePoint Server 2007-2013, Office 365, Azure IaaS, Server, IIS, AD/ADFS, DNS, and SQL Server 2000-2014. Technical Troubleshooting, Technical Project Management, Enterprise Content Management (Hyland OnBase and SharePoint), KnowledgeLake, Systems Analyst, Infrastructure, Networking, Virtualization, Fiserv ITI/Premier Banking Solutions, Compliance (HIPAA, PCI, PHI, SOX)
David Feldman
Author of Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint by OReilly Press, David has been developing applications and business intelligence solutions since the mid 90's and on SharePoint since 2007.  As the Senior Technical Director for SharePoint and O365 at Atrion, his current focus areas include Office 365, ASP.NET MVC, Angular JS, Responsive Web Design & PowerBI.
Christophe Fiessinger
Christophe Fiessinger product manager on the Office 365 product marketing team. Christophe has worked for Microsoft for over 14 years in both technical and marketing roles in the US and Europe. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University Toronto.
Mike Fitzmaurice
Mike is responsible for evangelism, technical business strategy, and workflow/process management expertise at Nintex, the world leader in software and cloud services that automate everyday business processes quickly and easily. Prior to joining the company in 2008, he spent over a decade at Microsoft, working primarily on the SharePoint team in roles that included developer evangelism, competitive strategy, enterprise consulting, user education, product marketing, and technical event planning. Pre-Microsoft gigs included Director of Research and Development at a Washington, D.C.-based Microsoft Solution Provider Partner and IT Director at the National Association of Broadcasters.  Mike blogs at http://mikefitzmaurice.wordpress.com and tweets using @mikefitz.
Kimmo Forss
Kimmo Forss is a World Wide Community Director in Microsoft Services. He is responsible for defining strategies and technical readiness activities as well as supporting the various technical communities. Before this role Kimmo was an Architect in the Office 365 Centre of Excellence with particular focus on SharePoint® Products and Technologies .  Previously, Kimmo served as a Lead Architect for Microsoft Enterprise Services, helping customers and partners design and build SharePoint-based solutions. He specializes in architecture, coexistence, and migration.  Kimmo also works closely with internal Microsoft product and marketing teams. He is a frequent speaker and trainer at industry conferences such as Tech•Ed, the IT Forum, and the Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference.
Karen Forster
Karen Forster is editor in chief of ITUnity.com. Formerly, Karen worked at Microsoft as Director of Technical Communications and Director of Windows Server Documentation. In another life, Karen was Editorial Director of Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine.
Bob Fox
Bob works as a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft on the SharePoint team. Prior to his time at Microsoft, Bob was a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server.
Kim Frehe
Kim Frehe has been creating solutions with SharePoint since 2001. She has spent her career working closely with End Users to develop solutions to support global business processes. She is very passionate about SharePoint and prides herself on solving problems with the end users’ perspectives in mind.
Jeff Fried
Jeff Fried, BA Insight’s CTO, is a long-standing search and SharePoint nerd and particularly passionate about changing the way people view search by helping them use it as a strategic technology in business applications. Prior to joining BA Insight, Jeff was SVP of Products for semantic search provider LingoMotors, VP of Advanced Solutions for FAST Search and Transfer; and product manager for Microsoft’s enterprise search products. Jeff is a frequent speaker and writer in the industry, holds 15 patents, and has authored more than 50 technical papers. He is a co-author of three books: Professional SharePoint 2010 Development, Professional SharePoint 2013 Development, and Professional Microsoft Search.
Bob German
Bob German is Principal Architect at BlueMetal Architects, where he leads SharePoint architecture and development engagements for enterprise customers. Bob has been developing on the SharePoint platform since it was called “Site Server”, and is a Microsoft MVP for Office Development and Office Services and Servers. Over the last few years, Bob has demonstrated "future-proof" client side solutions that allow code reuse from legacy SharePoint to the Add-in model and the forthcoming SharePoint Framework. Prior to joining BlueMetal, Bob was an architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA; he also worked for Microsoft Consulting Services building and performance tuning web sites and other networking solutions.
Chris Givens
Chris is the CTO at ShareSquared, Inc. and lives in the San Diego area. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder Architecting Connected Systems. ACS is a training and consulting company focused on high end course-ware around Microsoft technologies. Chris has also amassed several certifications over the years including: CISSP, CCNP, MCT, CTT+, MCSE, MCAD, MCDBA, OCA, CCA, JAVA2
Erin Glenn
Erin has been working with SharePoint since 2005 (SPS2003) for several Richmond, Virginia organizations which include two large Virginia law firms. Today, she is the SharePoint Solutions Architect for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. She has also co-lead the Richmond SharePoint User Group since 2009, is currently the group’s vice president, and has co-chaired the annual SharePoint Saturday Richmond event since 2009.   She is passionate about the end user, focusing on not over complicating solutions, such as providing a phased approach. She also focuses on just in time training - giving them just enough information to perform their actions. She wants them to get comfortable doing five steps first. Then, she will show them five more. She performs her own requirements gathering/business analysis sessions and builds the solutions herself with out-of-the-box tools, including browser-based, SharePoint Designer, and some third-party applications. She also creates her own user documentation and facilitates training. Erin lives near Richmond, Virginia with her two cats, Spencer and Stanley. Outside of SharePoint, she's a Corvette enthusiast (owns a 2001 convertible, is a member of the Corvette Club of Richmond, and enjoys high performance driving events), enjoys boating in the summer with her parents, and horseback riding. Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), MCITP: SharePoint Administration
Juan Carlos González Martín
Juan Carlos is a Telecommunications Engineer by the University of Valladolid and bachelor in business administration by the Universidad Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He has more than 11 years of experience in diverse Microsoft products and technologies such as SQL Server, Visual Studio or .NET Framework; although he currently works as a Solutions Architect skilled in SharePoint and Office 365 platforms. Juan Carlos is Office Servers & Services MVP since 2015 (He had previously been recognized as Office 365 MVP and SharePoint Server MVP from 2008-2015), coordinator of the Cantabria .NET Users Group (Nuberos.Net, www.nuberos.es) and co-founder and coordinator of the following users groups: the SharePoint Users Group of Spain (SUGES, www. suges.es), the Cloud Computing Users Group (CLOUDES) and the recently launched Comunidad de Office 365. He is also co-editor and co-director of the free Spanish digital magazine about SharePoint: CompartiMOSS (www.compartimoss.com).  To date, Juan Carlos has co-authored 8 books and several articles about SharePoint & Office 365 platforms in Spanish and English. He currently plays the role of Cloud & Productivity Advisor in MVP CLUSTER (www.mvpcluster.com). Here you can read about Juan Carlos on his MVP profile here. You can read an interview with SharePoint MVP Juan Carlos González Martín in the MVP spotlight here.
Lyman Goodrich
Lyman is the Project Manager for IT Unity and has over 30 years of experience with event and project management. His diverse experience in custom corporate events, international travel, and theatre production have earned him a highly successful reputation not only in guest and client relations, but also creative program development, operations, and project management. Lyman utilizes his unique talents, and deep understanding of theatrical event production to ensure success in publishing IT Unity’s newsletters, producing web seminars and manages live and online events.
Inna Gordin
Inna has over 15 years of extensive experience in the global marketing of technology solutions with venture-backed, entrepreneurial companies. Responsible for development and implementation of marketing strategy and direction. Proven skills in all corporate marketing activities, including product marketing, online and traditional advertising, event and channel marketing, as well as PR and social media. She is the Founder of SharePointReviews.com, the world’s largest independent SharePoint product directory, as well as SharePointAds.com, a highly targeted, SharePoint-exclusive advertising network. She has also received the Microsoft Sales and Marketing Partner of The Year Award (for SharePointSite.com at Apptix); received the Best Manager Award (at AvePoint); and IAWMD Golden Web Award (at DataPeer).
Ruven Gotz
Ruven Gotz leads the Collaboration Practice in New York City at Avanade, Microsoft’s Global Partner. As a SharePoint MVP, Yammer Certified Community Manager, highly-rated speaker and author with over 20 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past decade delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions and advising clients on collaboration, governance and other aspects of applying technology to enhance productivity. Ruven is a long-time contributor to the SharePoint community, co-founding The Toronto SharePoint Business Users Group and serving on the organizing committee for SharePoint Saturday Toronto and SharePoint Summit Toronto.  Twitter: @ruveng
Lori Gowin
Lori is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer specializing in SharePoint and Office 365. Since 1999, she has been supporting and managing Microsoft products and technologies largely focusing on SharePoint, Office 365 and the Microsoft Office Professional Suite. She can often be found sharing her technical knowledge and teaching at various conferences and events. When not working with SharePoint, she enjoys reading, traveling, and watching sports. She is currently serving as a co-chairperson for the Birmingham SharePoint Users' Group.
Michael Greth
Michael Greth arbeitet als Trainer und Berater seit den Anfängen im Jahre 2001 mit SharePoint, organisiert die SharePointCommunity.de und ist seit 18 Jahren Microsoft MVP für SharePoint. Zu seinen Schwerpunkten gehören die Themen Projektkonzeption, Useradoption, Social Business mit SharePoint/ Yammer, Office 365 und das alles unter dem Blickwinkel "Was nutzt es mir". Seit über 10 Jahren ist regelmäßig im SharePointPodcast zu hören, dem auditiven Update für den engagierten SharePoint Anwender mit Themen, Trends, Tipps, Tricks und Talk.
Martina Grom
Martina Grom works as IT-Consultant & is co-founder and CEO of atwork information technology. atwork is a software company and Microsoft partner located in Austria/Europe and is specialized in development of Online Solutions. Martina founded atwork in 1999, she works in IT since 1995. Martina is recognized as an expert in Microsoft Office Online Services solutions and was one of the first 8 MVPs worldwide awarded in 2011 for her expertise in Office 365. She writes numerous articles and blogs, also for Austrian and German TechNet Blog. Her passion is Online & Social Media, cloud computing and Office 365. Martina consults companies on their way to the cloud. Her expertise is related to online technologies and here especially in Microsoft Online Services and Office 365. She helps companies in architecture planning toward cloud solutions, provides consulting and architectural planning of cloud projects and is one of the organizational heads of cloudusergroup for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Martina has a master degree in international business administration of University of Vienna, Austria. She is Author of the German Book: Office 365 fuer kleine Unternehmen – a book focused on small Business Scenarios for Office 365 and Windows 8 Pro. Both are published with Microsoft Press. Twitter: @magrom Blog: http://blog.atwork.at Web: http://atwork.at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martina.grom LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/martinagrom Google+: https://plus.google.com/108176373617117182890  
Patrick Guimonet
He has a 20+ years experience designing and architecting Enterprise Solutions for customers ranging from mid-market to major TOP 40 companies in France and Europe. After a first experience at CERN in Geneva, he had experiences of building and selling great RDBMS architectures for companies like Oracle, Sequent or Sun Microsystems and workloads like ERP (SAP, Oracle), BI or big OLTP systems. Subsequently, he had a five years experience at Microsoft in France. He was the technical evangelist for SQL Server and SharePoint (MOSS 2007, SP 2010, BPOS). Patrick was a SharePoint MVP for 4 years and is now an Office 365 MVP.  He was awarded at the beginning of 2015 Microsoft Regional Director. He created his own company, Abalon, to share his passion on Yammer, Office 365 and SharePoint and help customers grow their business with them! He is a regular speaker at international events from Paris TechDays (several keynotes in front of 4500 attendees) to ESPC in Barcelona, SharePoint Summit in Montréal, or CEUS in Madrid. He is co-organizer of Conf'SharePoint 2013, SPS Paris and yOS Tour. His blog in English is http://yos365.wordpress.com Join him on twitter @patricg
Sarah Haase
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 and @sarahhaase
Mat Hamlin
As Director of Products at Spanning, Mat is responsible for understanding the needs of Spanning’s customers and defining the future of the company’s innovative line of products for protecting data in the cloud. Mat brings 15 years of experience managing, marketing, designing, delivering, and supporting enterprise software products. He previously served as the product owner for multiple market-leading solutions in identity and access management from SailPoint Technologies and Sun Microsystems.
Susan Hanley
Susan Hanley is an independent consultant and Microsoft Office 365 MVP specializing in knowledge management and the design, development and implementation of successful portal solutions. Her expertise is focused on information architecture, user adoption, governance and business value metrics. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, she led the Portals and Content Management practice for Dell Professional Services. She is the co-author of Essential SharePoint 2013: Practical Guidance for Measurable Business Results and writes the Essential SharePoint blog for Network World.
Spencer Harbar
Spencer Harbar is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost Office 365 and SharePoint authorities. With over twenty years of commercial experience in the architecture, development , deployment and operational service management of Web based applications and hosting platforms, his broad base of fundamental skills routinely enables the world’s largest organizations to succeed with Office 365 and SharePoint. Spencer is the only person to hold all four of the advanced certifications for SharePoint; and one of the five people worldwide to hold the prestigious Microsoft Certified Architect: SharePoint. He is also a MCSM for SharePoint 2013, and MCM for SharePoint 2010 and 2007.
Richard Harbridge
Richard Harbridge is an internationally recognized expert in Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint and Collaboration. He has defined, architected, developed and implemented well over two hundred Office 365, SharePoint, and Azure solutions for customers around the world. As a sought-after speaker he often shares his insights, experiences, and advice around collaboration, knowledge management, social computing, ROI, governance, user adoption, and training at many industry events around the world. When not speaking at industry events Richard works with Microsoft, Microsoft partners, and Microsoft customers as an advisor around business and technology.​
Eric Harlan
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 fourteen years, and heavily involved with SharePoint for eleven 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 SPSEvents, Global SharePoint users group, and educational code camps to Co-Founder of the Baltimore SharePoint Users group. Eric also does many speaking events revolving around SharePoint. Topics range from SharePoint Development, Architecture, tips, tricks and gotcha’s to basic SharePoint sessions for the end user.
Ben Henderson
Ben is a Senior Product Manager at Colligo, where he drives the product strategy of the SharePoint apps by creating easy to use products that solve real business problems. Prior to this he has a consulting, sales and engineering background in software and technology and has worked at organizations such as Capgemini and Symantec. He can be found on twitter @ben3003 and enjoys discussing the issues around creating products in such a fast paced environment.
Brett Hill
You can view Brett's bio on his blog here.
Scot Hillier
Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft Office 365 Most Valuable Professional focused on creating solutions for Information Workers with Office, SharePoint, and related technologies. He is the author/coauthor of 20 books on Microsoft technologies including Inside SharePoint 2013. Scot splits his time between consulting on Office and SharePoint projects, managing developer content for IT Unity, speaking at conferences, and delivering developer training through Critical Path Training. Scot is a former U. S. Navy submarine officer and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. Scot can be reached at [email protected]
Jason Himmelstein
Jason Himmelstein is an IT pro, Solutions Architect & SharePoint MVP with more than 15 years of experience working with Microsoft and related technologies. With a passion for technology, Jason has spent the past 8 years dedicated to SharePoint, becoming a recognized expert in the field. Having successfully architected solutions for up to 120,000 users and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences in the United States & Canada. He is currently the Office 365 Advisory Services Manager at Rackspace Hosting. Jason is the co-author of the O'Reilly book "Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint". He also is one of the organizers of New Hampshire SharePoint Users Group, New Hampshire Windows Phone Users Group, and SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire & Rhode Island. 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.
Neil Hodgkinson
Neil Hodgkinson (PhD, MCM : SharePoint Server 2007 & 2010, MCSM SharePoint) is a Senior Program Manager in the CXP, CAT team within the Applications and Services Group. Starting his IT career as a SQL and ASP developer almost 17 years ago, Neil naturally transitioned to SharePoint technologies back in 2000 when Microsoft launched SharePoint team Services. Since then Neil has worked for a global outsourcer as a SharePoint consultant and engineer before joining the PFE organisation at Microsoft in 2005. From 2005 onwards as PFE expanded, Neil was the technology lead for SharePoint in EMEA and helped recruit a number of top class engineers, many of whom are still with Microsoft today. After five years in PFE, Neil spent three years in the O365 escalation team as the EMEA lead during which time he helped transition BPOS-S and BPOS-D off the SharePoint 2007 platform and onto SharePoint 2010 and eventually SharePoint 2013 and O365. Neil’s passion for customer satisfaction has been a fixture throughout all his roles at Microsoft and in his current role Neil is still heavily engaged in the O365 service helping with customer escalations and acting in an advisory capacity for field teams engaged on customer projects. Neil was content owner and instructor for Search, SQL Operations and Business Continuity Management for MCM and MCSM, delivering this training on multiple rotations. Neil hails from Manchester and outside of work is a fan of classic rock music and modern heavy metal bands, plays football and is an active member of his local Karate dojo. He also completed his first Tough Mudder experience and has signed up for more. Most of all he enjoys making the most of time at home with his wife of Julie, and their three children, Luke, Cerys and James having fun and living life.
John Holliday
John F. Holliday (www.JohnHolliday.net) is an independent SharePoint consultant focused on information governance, enterprise content management and business process automation. John has over 30 years of professional software development experience and has been involved in a wide range of commercial software projects as a consulting software architect, mentor and developer for Fortune 100 clients. John is the author of “Professional SharePoint 2007 Records Management Development” (Wrox Press, 2009) and has co-authored several popular SharePoint development books, including “Professional SharePoint 2007 Development” (Wrox Press, 2007). He is the developer of the CAML.NET framework, which enables developers to create SharePoint solutions more easily, and the CAML.NET IntelliSense add-in for Visual Studio. John is the founder of the SharePoint Developer Network (www.SharePointDeveloper.org - twitter: @SPDEVNET), which is committed to helping SharePoint developers find work and professional support, and he is also the founder of Works of Wonder International (www.WorksOfWonder.org), a not-for-profit humanitarian organization committed to improving the quality of life worldwide by empowering individuals and communities to apply grass-roots solutions to critical problems such as water purification, energy, housing and food production.
Dan Holme
With a career spanning more than 20 years, Dan Holme, a native of Colorado and graduate of Yale, earned a reputation as one of the world’s most respected consultants, authors, thought leaders, and experts on Microsoft technologies. In April of 2016, Dan joined Microsoft as the Director of Product Marketing. 
Christian Hougardy
Senior SharePoint Consultant & Architect
Siegfried Jagott
Siegfried Jagott is a CEO and Principal Consultant for atwork deutschland GmbH. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office Servers and Services for 4 years, an award-winning author of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices (Microsoft Press), and has been writing and technical reviewing for several Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses on various topics such as MOC 20341 Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.  He has co-authored various books on Microsoft Windows Server, System Center, and Exchange.  Siegfried is a frequent speaker at international conferences such as Office 365 Conference 2016, Microsoft Ignite 2015, Microsoft Exchange Conference 2014, Microsoft TechEd 2013 (New Orleans and Madrid), and IT/Dev Connections. He has planned, designed, and implemented some of the world's largest Windows and Exchange Server infrastructures for international customers, and currently focusses on hybrid Office 365 implementations. He received an MBA from Open University in England and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) since 1997.
Barry Jinks
Barry Jinks founded software vendor, Colligo Networks, in 2000. Colligo develops enterprise mobile collaboration solutions that have been deployed by over 5,000 customers in 55 countries. Barry has participated on the founding management teams and boards of several technology startups. Prior to Colligo he led Spectrum Signal Processing to a dominant market position, guiding it from a startup to a NASDAQ-listed company with 200 employees and $40 million in sales. Barry was honored as Ernst & Young’s Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.
Loren Johnson
Loren Johnson is a senior product marketing manager at Webtrends. He is responsible for all marketing associated with Webtrends SharePoint Analytics solution and contributes to its broader catalog of digital measurement solutions and capabilities. Prior to Webtrends, Mr. Johnson was a market analyst at Frost & Sullivan, where he produced analysis on digital analytics and content management systems. Loren writes thought leadership articles on the value of measuring productivity environments, including SharePoint, and led the creation of Prove It, Using Analytics to Drive SharePoint Adoption and ROI. He can be reached at [email protected]
Adis Jugo
Adis Jugo is a software architect with over 20 years of experience, and Microsoft MVP for SharePoint server. He first met SharePoint (and Microsoft CMS server) back in 2002, and since 2006 his focus was completely shifted towards architecture and development of productivity solutions, now based on the Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint technologies. Adis is an internationally recognized speaker with over 15 years of speaker experience, speaking at various Microsoft, Community and SharePoint/Office 365/Azure conferences worldwide. He likes to keep his free time really free, since there isn't much of it.
Edin Kapic
Edin Kapic is a Senior SharePoint Architect working for Sogeti in Barcelona, Spain. SharePoint MVP since 2013, he is also a co-founder and president of the Catalan SharePoint User Group (SUG.CAT). He also writes and speaks about SharePoint in numerous publications and events. When he has some free time, he enjoys sailing and reading. He is a hardcore development guy but he also enjoys bridging the gap between business and technology. One of his initiatives is to empower technical people in the soft skills that are extremely valuable but seldom taught. Edin has spoken on several international SharePoint conferences such as Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, SharePoint Connect 2014 in Amsterdam, European SharePoint Conference 2014 and 2011, SharePoint Evolutions Conference 2013 in London, SharePoint Summit 2013 in Vancouver, among others.
Mark Kashman
Mark is a Senior Product Manager on the SharePoint team focusing primarily on SharePoint Online and the Modern Intranet. He has worked at MSFT since 2000. He started working with SharePoint building a digital asset management (DAM) solution built on top of SharePoint 2007 (IMM, the Interactive Media Manager) before moving to the SharePoint team. He lives in the Sammamish, WA area and enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking, choir/soccer/Scratch (Dad cheering duties), and quiet-bird-chirping moments for Kindle books; when not playing that darned addictive Bejeweled.
Kanwal Khipple
Kanwal Khipple, Founder & CEO of 2toLead, is an Office 365 MVP and an award-winning User Experience expert who has extensive experience with SharePoint, Azure, Office 365 and Yammer. He's designed and architected solutions that increase adoption and deliver measurable results for many of the Fortune 500 companies. Kanwal's passion drives him to push for innovation in solutions and portals. He continues to preach on the importance of designing with a focus on adoption, usability and user-centered design. Kanwal works directly with startups, small business and organizations as an advisor on how to take advantage of the Microsoft Cloud platform. Kanwal’s thirst to share knowledge has made him a prominent figure within the SharePoint community. It’s taken him all around the world to speak on branding and design of SharePoint. You can connect with Kanwal on twitter (@kkhipple) or LinkedIn (http://spbuzz.it/linkedinkk)
Todd Klindt
Todd has been a professional computer nerd for over 20 years, specializing in SharePoint for the 12 years. His love affair with SharePoint began one slow day at the office when he discovered SharePoint Team Services 1.0 on the Office XP CD that was holding up his coffee cup, and decided to install it. The rest is history. In 2006 he was honored to be awarded the MVP award from Microsoft for Windows SharePoint Services. He has had the pleasure of working with SharePoint farms both large small. He is currently working his dream job as a SharePoint consultant at Rackspace where he spends his days fixing broken SharePoint environments and bringing new SharePoint environments into the world.
Sonya Koptyev
Sonya Koptyev is a Senior Product Marketing Manager fostering the Office 365 developer community. Sonya is a 9-year veteran at Microsoft and has worked in a variety of roles throughout the company, including a Senior Consultant and Professional Development Manager with Microsoft Consulting Services. Sonya started her career as a web developer and then joined the ranks of SharePoint developers from the SharePoint Portal Server 2001, and then progressed to build out and customize large-scale farms of all SharePoint versions for Fortune 500 enterprise customers. Sonya then took a couple of years to try her hand at management and attain her MBA, then transitioned to her current role. 
Reuben Krippner
Reuben is a director of product management on the OneDrive team focusing primarily on OneDrive for Business. He has worked at MSFT since 2004 in a variety of roles across Dynamics CRM and Office. Right now he’s helping plot the future course for OneDrive with specific emphasis on improving the sync, web and mobile experiences of OneDrive for Business. Based in Redmond but a fiercely proud Aussie, he enjoys almost any sport or outdoors activity. In his spare time he loves to enjoy time with his young family and watching Liverpool FC find new ways to disappoint him during the football season.
Gary Lapointe
Gary Lapointe is a founder and director at Aptillon, Inc. and a 7-time SharePoint MVP who has been planning and implementing SharePoint solutions since early 2007. A developer by trade, Gary spends most of his spare time developing tools that enable IT professionals to be more productive so that they can focus on solving business problems and satisfying their customers’ needs. You can read Gary’s blog posts which have become the definitive source for all things related to the automated deployment and management of SharePoint on his blog at http://blog.falchionconsulting.com.
Paul LaPorte
Paul LaPorte is an expert in business continuity, disaster recovery and security. He is Director of Product Marketing for Backup and Storage products at Metalogix, and previously served as Principle Strategist for Continuity Research, and as a senior executive of Evergreen Assurance, a pioneer in real-time disaster recovery for mission critical applications.
Daniel Laskewitz
Daniel has worked at Sogeti as a SharePoint Engineer since January 2013. He started working with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. Daniel loves to increase productivity and is very interested in new technologies.  He's a frequent visitor of SharePoint Saturdays and loves to share his experiences with Office 365 and SharePoint on his blog (O365dude.nl). You can follow him at @Laskewitz on Twitter.  
Adam Levithan
Adam is a Product Manager at Metalogix and is an advocate for supporting collaboration through technology by connecting the business needs with the right technology. Prior to Metalogix, Adam was a Practice Lead for Office 365 in a cutting edge Microsoft Consulting firm where he was 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 various events.
Drew Madelung
Drew Madelung is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Concurrency, Inc located in southeastern Wisconsin. 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.
David Maffei
David Maffei is a successful technology veteran with deep ties to Web Content Management, Business Continuity, Enterprise ECommerce and Award-Winning Professional Services teams. At Akumina, and previously at Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Bridgeline (NASDAQ: BLIN) & Ektron (now EpiServer), Maffei is directly responsible for the company’s global revenue as well as the plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals. With a decade of success and deep market, technology and industry knowledge, Maffei is able to position trends ahead of the curve to promote thought leadership and differentiation within digital market segments that are highly saturated. His charter is to manage the sales teams, operations and resources to deliver profitable growth, define and coordinate sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives while exceeding customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction.
Sandra Mahan
Sandra Mahan has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources including staffing, analytics, employee relations, and benefits but her passion lies in the technology-side of the industry. She is now the SharePoint Team Lead at the company she works for and is looked to as a resource by many departments to provide quick, user-friendly applications utilizing SharePoint and InfoPath. She has spoken at SharePoint Saturdays in Branson, MO and Redmond, WA. In addition, the SharePoint Evolution Conference in London, SharePoint Live! 360 in Orlando, FL and SP24 (The 24-hour SharePoint Conference online).
Sahil Malik
Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of Winsmarts.com, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past many years, author and reviewer of many books and numerous articles in both the .NET and SharePoint space, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. Sahil has trained for the best names in the Microsoft technology space, and has architected and delivered SharePoint based solutions for extremely high profile clients.
David Mann
David Mann is a founder and director at Aptillon, Inc as well as the Owner and President of Mann Software, a boutique software consultancy located outside Philadelphia, PA. He has been a SharePoint MVP since 2007 and is a part time trainer for Critical Path Training. As a developer, software architect, author and trainer he has focused on Microsoft’s Information Worker and Collaboration stack, working with portal, collaboration, and content management technologies for over 15 years helping businesses to be more productive. Dave presents regularly at major and minor conferences and runs the SharePoint User Group in Philadelphia.
Steve Marsh
Steve Marsh is director of product marketing for Metalogix and is an expert in SharePoint migration and management technologies. Prior to joining Metalogix, Marsh spent over five years working at Microsoft UK Ltd where he held a number of roles. These include SharePoint Server Product Manager in which he was responsible for business and marketing strategy as well as awareness of Microsoft's SharePoint technologies. He holds a PhD in Microelectronics and Physics from the University of Dundee where he worked on the research and development of novel semiconductor memory and flat-panel display technologies.
Nico Martens
Nico Martens is a SharePoint technical consultant at Portiva, one of the larger SharePoint and Office 365 implementation partners in the Netherlands. On a daily basis, he helps organizations implement SharePoint / Office 365. Nico likes to work in complex scenarios, working with the newest technologies available to deliver the best experience for the customer. Areas of expertise are SharePoint, Office 365, identity management and hybrid solutions. As an IT Pro he loves to use PowerShell to automate tasks.
Derek Martin
Derek is an Azure Architect at Microsoft, and was formerly a practice area lead for Slalom Consulting. He spends his days working on his passion: keeping his head in the clouds! The 'cloud' is the future development and operational paradigm for businesses both large and small and he strives every day to articulate that vision.
Jennifer Mason
As a SharePoint Server MVP, Jennifer has spent the last 12 years consulting others on best practices for implementing business solutions using SharePoint technologies. She is passionate about SharePoint and loves using out-of-the-box features to bring immediate ROI to her clients.  She has worked with a range of companies, leading teams responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of SharePoint  environments.  Most recently she has been responsible for product development and finding creative ways to delight customers.  As the Director of Innovation and Strategic Projects at Planet Technologies, Jennifer is focused on finding ways to bring the best of Planets expertise and experience into new solution offerings.  
Waldek Mastykarz
Waldek is a Microsoft Office Development MVP and Senior Developer at Rencore. He reinforces our product development adding loads of business experience from working as a SharePoint consultant for more than 10 years. Waldek is passionate about what he does and shares his enthusiasm through his blog and as a a regular speaker at conferences and community events all over Europe. Recently, Waldek joined the Office 365 Developer Partner and Practices (PnP) Core Team to help developers make better use of the Office platform. http://blog.mastykarz.nl  http://twitter.com/waldekm http://www.spcaf.com
Seb Matthews
Seb Matthews is a consultant, entrepreneur and community supporter with over 20 years’ experience working with organizations of all shapes and sizes to get the very best out of Microsoft technologies. Over the last 5 years, he has founded several technology companies providing consultancy, implementation and Cloud services and sits on the board of a number of tech start-ups in an advisory capacity. When not being entrepreneurial, Seb continues to hone his technical skills providing consulting services to some of Microsoft’s largest customers that are looking to utilize Microsoft technologies in Cloud and Big Data scenarios. Fortunate to be a frequent speaker at conferences, in the community and at vendor events, Seb is an enthusiastic and active member of the Microsoft community in Europe, Africa and the USA.
Jamie McAllister
Jamie is organizer of the SharePoint User Group Switzerland. Active in the community through the SUG, Public Speaking, forums, blogging, and a YouTube channel. He specializes in SharePoint providing analysis, design, development, and training expertise. Recent experience ranges from small pilot projects to major implementations for multinational companies. Jamie's background offers around two decades of experience in providing IT solutions to clients in a wide variety of industries using Microsoft technologies.
Matthew McDermott
Matthew is a founder and director at Aptillon, Inc, a nine-time Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and part time trainer for Critical Path Training. Matthew specializes in SharePoint Integration, Strategy and Implementation Consulting helping his clients solve business problems with SharePoint. Matthew is a speaker, content author, blogger and specialist in SharePoint technologies focused on web content management, collaboration, search and social computing. Matthew’s free time is spent as a canine handler for K9 Search • Austin, a volunteer K9 search team serving the FBI and Austin & San Antonio Police Departments. An accomplished cook and bartender, in his spare time Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dog will allow.
Sean McDonough
I am the “Lead Bitsmith” and owner of Bitstream Foundry, a software and custom development company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. I create solutions and tackle problems using my deep experience with Microsoft technologies and diverse background across a variety of roles and industries. The solutions I create are practical, efficient, and documented in terms that are easily grasped. I am a careful listener, and I communicate concepts in a way that builds a shared understanding across business and technical boundaries. I am passionate about new technology, technical communities, and facilitating learning. I enjoy sizing-up challenges, digging deep, applying what I learn, and then sharing that information with any who are interested. Since 2004, I have focused solidly on evangelizing and solving business challenges using Microsoft's SharePoint platform. I have developed a number of free (via CodePlex) and client-specific solutions for SharePoint using C#, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and the SharePoint server object model. I have also architected, capacity planned, implemented, and tuned environments on both a small scale and a large, public-facing scale (e.g., a series of Internet presence sites for a Cincinnati-based Fortune 25 company). I have leveraged my background with disaster recovery and business continuity to co-author two books on SharePoint disaster recovery, and I regularly speak/educate on SharePoint topics such as performance optimization, data protection, and application development.
Joseph McKairnes
Joe McKairnese brings over 30 years of experience in providing software solutions. McKairnes works with eSignLive’s largest clients in the government (Public Sector) as well as in the financial industry. He acts as an advocate and liaison between eSignLive and these accounts to assure their continued success. McKairnes' passion for ensuring an exceptional client experience and his enthusiasm in providing solutions are the hallmark of his work.
Chris McNulty
Chris McNulty is a Sr. Product Manager for SharePoint and Office 365 at Microsoft. Chris’s experience as CTO includes companies as diverse as Dell Software/Quest, and Cryptzone/HiSoftware. He was first recognized as a SharePoint MVP in 2013, and led the SharePoint consulting practice at KMA, a Boston-based Microsoft Gold Partner. A frequent speaker at events around the globe, Chris is the author of the “SharePoint 2013 Consultant’s Handbook” among other works. He also blogs at http://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.
Mark Miller
Mark Miller, Senior Storyteller, is recognized internationally for weaving engaging tales to simplify the explanation of complex, technological solutions. He is a serial community builder, participating in the creation of global online communities such as NothingButSharePoint, EndUserSharePoint, NothingButBranding and NothingButFood. Mark travels internationally from his home in New York City, speaking on the building of community, methods for using social media to engage an online audience, the uses of SharePoint for enterprise level collaboration, and the future of productivity. His most recent excursion with the “Sharing the Point” team found him in Africa, stopping in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi , Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Bradley Millington
Bradley Millington is a Principal Program Manager on the PowerApps team, focused on improving the platform through real-world app building experiences and customer engagements. Bradley has been a long-standing contributor to Microsoft Azure and it’s related Web platforms and tooling, working on a diverse set of projects such as the Azure Management Portal, deployment to Azure using Git or TFS source control, Visual Studio tooling for Web development, Orchard CMS, and the core ASP.NET platform. His passions outside of software include playing his guitar and making plants grow, despite his occasional neglect.
Rene Modery
René Modery is originally from Germany, lived in Singapore for 6 years, and now resides in Zurich, Switzerland. He works as a Collaboration and SharePoint Manager for a MNC. Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office 365 from 2012 onwards. He loves to share his knowledge and experiences with others, and he is always open to help and support others. René has been working with SharePoint since 2007, both version and year. His experience spans across administration, development, planning, training, implementing, and much more. You can find René's blog here: http://modery.net/
Agnes Molnar
Agnes Molnar is CEO and Managing Consultant of Search Explained, recognized Information Architecture and Search Expert. She has worked for various companies throughout the world, architecting and implementing dozens of SharePoint and FAST Search implementations for both commercial and government organizations. Since 2008, Agnes has been awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, for actively sharing her technical expertise. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences and workshops around the globe. She has also co-authored several books and white papers. She also maintains her passion and dedication on the subject through her blog, www.aghy.hu, where she shares troubleshooting tips, best practices, and other useful resources in Information Architecture and Enterprise Search with a light and wholesome approach. Read Her Blog
Naomi Moneypenny
Naomi Moneypenny is Chief Technology Officer at Synxi (a ManyWorlds brand) where she leads the research and development team for machine learning-based personalized knowledge and expertise discovery for enterprise collaboration systems. She has been awarded over 35 patents in the field of adaptive systems and anticipatory computing.   Naomi is a Microsoft Office 365 MVP and was named the top Office 365 Influencer in 2015. She has led global deployments of enterprise collaboration networks and advises some of the world’s largest companies on how to become more agile and innovative through the application of new technologies.   Prior to ManyWorlds, Naomi led the technology forecasting process at Royal Dutch Shell. An astrophysicist by background, Naomi is a frequently requested speaker at international events for her expertise in digital workplaces & collaboration, anticipatory computing & business growth from innovative technology. Follow Naomi at @nmoneypenny and read her latest thinking at NaomiMoneypenny.com.
Melinda Morales
I am all about collaboration in the work environment and am a big advocate for the SharePoint platform. It is my passion to bring fun and excitement to end-users as they engage in day-to-day work on the platform. In my current role at GTconsult, I am allowed to do just that. Working with an amazing team, we work hard to bring the best to our customers. Prior to joining the GTconsult team, my focus was providing company-wide corporate solutions built in SharePoint using out of the box capabilities and acting on behalf of business stakeholders on the SharePoint governance board through the formation of the Sony Electronics Strategy Office Center of Excellence.
Riccardo Muti
Riccardo Muti is a Program Manager on the SQL Server Reporting Services team. With an emphasis on the “platform,” he helps envision and execute on the evolution of Microsoft’s reporting platform to enable everything from incremental enhancements to revolutionary experiences. In the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 wave, he drove the design of Power View as a Product Owner, designing and delivering headline features such as multi-view reports, PowerPoint export, and several others. Riccardo has spoken and demonstrated Reporting Services at a number of events including TechEd, PASS Summit, and SharePoint Conference.
John Naguib
John is an experienced collaboration & SharePoint solution consultant and architect with deep knowledge of SharePoint, including architecture, installation, configuration, testing, maintenance and documentation. In addition to being a consultant, John has a strong .NET applications development background. John holds MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCT and TOGAF 9 Foundation certifications You can reach John: TechNet Profile: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/john%20naguib/ Personal blog http://johnnaguib.blogspot.com Twitter: @johnnaguib
Wendy Neal
Wendy Neal is a Senior SharePoint Consultant for McGladrey, where she advises and assists clients with their SharePoint deployments and projects. She has over 15 years of experience in software development and has been working with SharePoint since 2007. Wendy has great passion for all things SharePoint, including collaboration, branding, evangelism, user adoption, training, and empowering power users to build their own solutions. Wendy is also active on the speaker circuit, speaking at various SharePoint user group meetings, SharePoint Saturdays, and conferences. She is the co-author of Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint (2013), and regularly writes about a vast array of SharePoint topics on her blog at wendy-neal.com.
Heather Newman
Heather Newman is a technology entrepreneur and award-winning senior marketing professional who thrives in both startups and established corporations. Her experience in building global high-tech marketing strategy (B2B space) has helped drive revenue for companies through alignment with sales, partner channel, leadership teams and clear execution of initiatives. She has led global marketing organizations for AvePoint, KnowledgeLake and IT Unity. Heather was a part of the original SharePoint Marketing team where she produced thousands of events for Microsoft including the first three SharePoint Conferences. Heather serves on the board of AIIM International, is an Ambassador for The CMO Club and is Co-Founder/CMO of Content Panda and CEO/Head Maven of Creative Maven. She can be found online at www.creativemaven.com and @heddanewman.
Benjamin Niaulin
Benjamin Niaulin is an Office 365 MVP, recognized as one of the Top 25 SharePoint influencers in 2014 and 2015. 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 SharePoint Geeks in order to craft the best possible tool for Sharegate's customers. 
Michael Noel
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 over twenty major industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Significant titles include SharePoint 2013 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2013 Unleashed, Windows Server 2012 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 every continent leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.
Chris O'Brien
Chris is a developer by heart, but occasionally dabbles on the infrastructure side of SharePoint too. He is an independent consultant but has a long-standing relationship with Content and Code (UK), where he currently acts as Head of Development. In this role Chris oversees a group of around 20 developers, with responsibility for best practice, development standards and team readiness around SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and Azure.  As a SharePoint MVP for the last few years, Chris is a regular speaker at SharePoint conferences and writes an architecture and dev-focused blog at www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com. Creating tools which help SharePoint professionals is something of a passion, and past efforts include the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard, the SharePoint Config Store and the SharePoint/TFS Continuous Integration Starter Pack. 
Frank Ohlhorst
Frank is an award-winning technology journalist and IT industry analyst, with extensive experience as a business consultant, editor, author, and blogger. Frank works with both technology startups and established technology ventures, helping them to build channel programs, launch products, validate product quality, create marketing materials, author case studies, eBooks and white papers. Frank is currently freelancing for eWeek, Enterprise Security Planet, Enterprise Networking Planet, CIO.COM, Desktop Engineering Magazine, Techrepublic, Peerlyst and several other publications. Frank has served in a variety of notable IT management and editorial roles and has extensive experience creating content, conducting research, managing teams, deploying enterprise technologies and launching new publications. Frank has written thousands of IT centric articles and has consulted on hundreds of technology projects, as well as performing in the following roles: Executive Editor, Technology Editor and Contributing Editor for Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek, and associated publications, including Baseline, CIOupdate, and Enterprise Networking Planet Founding Editor, Editorial Director and Test Center Director for Channel Insider, a Ziff Davis Enterprise Web site devoted to the IT reseller channel. Technology Editor, CMP Channel Group (VarBusiness, CRN, CRN Tech, Xchange, and IPED) Founding Editor and Editorial Director for CRN Tech Director CRN Test Center Senior Technology Editor, CRN Northeast IT Security Operations Manager, US Department of Energy President, Magnum Consulting, an IT Consultancy specializing in Networking Technologies and Custom Application Development Frank has published books, participated in numerous webinars, and has spoken around the world at IT conferences. Frank has also been interviewed on national radio and television for insights on security technologies, data center design, Big Data analytics and enterprise systems management. Specialties: Hardware and Software Product Evaluations and Testing. Written product reviews. Market Analysis. White Paper Authoring. Business Development, Channel Development, Technology Marketing, Event Speaker. Webinars and Presentations.
Paul Olenick
Paul Olenick (SharePoint MVP) is Director of Product Strategy for AvePoint with more than 13 years of IT experience in areas such as development, administration, architecture, and solution design in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2013. He has been named a Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, a Microsoft Virtual Technical Solutions Professional (V-TSP), and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCT). Paul has been dedicated exclusively to SharePoint since 2006 and has a special interest and deep expertise in Enterprise Search. Paul has helped clients worldwide solve business problems by leveraging SharePoint and Enterprise Search, and shares his experiences with the greater SharePoint community by contributing to books, blogging at olenicksharepoint.com, and speaking at industry events. Paul is a seasoned speaker and presenter, having led sessions at two SharePoint Conferences (2012 & 2014) and many other international conferences and local events.
Joel Oleson
Joel has played a pivotal role in the success of Microsoft SharePoint as the first full-time employee hired in IT to deploy and manage what would become SharePoint at Microsoft. In 2003 he managed the global collaboration team at Microsoft which included file shares, personal storage, and the SharePoint platform. He was also Architect for the first version of SharePoint Online in Microsoft's cloud, and Sr. Technical Product Manager for the release of SharePoint. Joe is on a quest to travel to every country in the world. Read more about his travels at http://travelingepic.com. You can find Joel on Twitter at @joeloleson and on facebook at http://facebook.com/joleson
Mai Omar Desouki
Mai Omar Desouki joined Microsoft in August 2015 as a SharePoint - PFE Premier Field Engineer. Mai was previously a Sr. SharePoint Consultant at Vodafone Egypt & previously in Infusion Dubai. Mai is Certified MCT, MCP, MCTS, MCPD, MCITP. She had done several SharePoint sessions; lately in the SP24, SPSBoston, SPSGulf, SPSUtah and in the European SharePoint Conference in Copenhagen & Dubai SharePoint Saturdays. She has been working with Microsoft Technology for 7 years, with the main focus on SharePoint. Her main SharePoint deployments have been for customers in Egypt & Middle East region. She also has done multiple migrations for enterprise customers from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 & from SharePoint 2010 to 2013. Mai is focused on helping customers get the most business value from their SharePoint deployment through integrating SharePoint with other solutions such as Microsoft CRM Dynamics and others. Mai has won the MCC Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2011. Mai had done lots & big SharePoint Project in the Middle East. Mai has strong experience in SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013.
Dan O'Neil
Daniel O’Neil is the Director of Product Marketing at Akumina. Dan’s experience as Digital Marketing professional goes back 15 years to other organizations such as Ektron. His analytical, agile and hands-on approach allows him to develop, execute and optimize innovative and multi-channel marketing campaigns using today’s technologies to drive qualified prospects through the buying process from awareness to sale. He enjoys spending time with his wife, three amazing kids as they explore the nation one camping trip at a time. 
Jasper Oosterveld
Jasper Oosterveld is a frequently booked speaker and he writes blogs and articles about the topic that makes his heart beat faster: SharePoint and Office 365. At Sparked he provides seamless implementations of SharePoint Online and Office365 as Cloud Consultant. Jasper is able to keep track of both the outline and micromanage and he works flexibly and convincingly towards the very best result for his principals. As co-founder of the site SP&C NL he supports corporate users, but he also provides fresh information about SharePoint and Office 365 via Twitter and LinkedIn on a daily basis. In 2014 Jasper was awarded the Office 365 MVP Award. In summary, Sparked’s Microsoft MVP is the ultimate ‘go-to guy’ for SharePoint and Office 365.
Eric Overfield
Eric Overfield is a leading expert in SharePoint Branding and User Interface design as well as a Microsoft MVP. Mr. Overfield, President and co-founder of PixelMill, has over 14 years experience with web design best practices and techniques, and over 9 years experience with SharePoint branding. Besides his in-depth knowledge of SharePoint’s branding capabilities, his expertise includes general SharePoint technology, design and architecture along with custom coded web parts, solutions, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. He is a co-author of Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development (Apress 2013) and Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint (EUSP Press 2013). An active speaker and organizer of SharePoint events as well as an active blogger (ericoverfield.com), he discusses all things SharePoint Branding and UI Design @ericoverfield.
Ted Pattison
Ted is an instructor, author, the owner of Critical Path Training and a SharePoint MVP for over a decade. For the last three major SharePoint releases, Ted has worked closely with Microsoft in the alpha and beta cycles authoring SharePoint developer training material for early adopters. Before SharePoint, Ted wrote books on the Component Object Model (COM), but that's a story for a different day.
Paolo Pialorsi
Paolo Pialorsi is a consultant, trainer, and author who specializes in developing distributed applications architectures and Microsoft Office 365 enterprise solutions. Paolo has a great deal of experience on SharePoint and Office 365, and he is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master – Charter SharePoint. He has been awarded as Office 365 MVP. He is also a regular speaker at international IT conferences. He spoke at Microsoft TechEd Europe, the European SharePoint Conference, the SharePoint Conference in USA, and many other IT conferences. Paolo is the author for Microsoft Press of many books about .NET, Windows 8, and SharePoint. The latest books published are the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference, Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step, and Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET 4.0. He also wrote some Italian-language books about .NET, XML and Web Services. In 2014 he was Co-Programme Chair of the European SharePoint Conference 2014, and he is member of the Core Team of the Office 365 Developer Pattern and Pratcites project.
Michal Pisarek
Michal Pisarek, Founder of Dynamic Owl and Product Director at Bonzai Intranet is a four time Microsoft SharePoint MVP, an award that is given to experts in the Microsoft SharePoint community for sharing their passion, technical expertise and real-world knowledge. His passion is in ensuring that SharePoint is seen primarily as a business platform so that organizations can take full advantage of the many capabilities that it offers. Acknowledged as a thought leader in the SharePoint and Intranet space, he is a frequent speaker at many international events and has been referenced in publications and presentations by organizations such as Gartner and StepTwo.
Toni Pohl
Programing web & cloud solutions, IT-consultant, speaker, blogger, http://blog.atwork.at, TechNet Blog Austria, codefest.at, Microsoft MVP Windows Development
Mary-Ellen Power
Mary Ellen Power is eSignLive’s VP of Marketing and has over 25 years of experience in marketing for technology companies. She is responsible for branding, lead generation, product and partner marketing and has led the successful re-branding of eSignLive’s e-signature platform. With more than 15 years in the e-signature market, Mary Ellen has become a subject matter expert focusing on business value justification, customer adoption and success, and has helped guide the company to recognition as a leader in these areas by Forrester, Gartner, Novarica, IBM and G2 Crowd.
Maurice Prather
Maurice is a founder, director, and the President at Aptillon, Inc. Maurice is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master for SharePoint as well as a Microsoft Certified Master for both SharePoint 2010 and 2007. Maurice is also a former 5-time Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He has worked with the SharePoint platform for over 12 years. Maurice is a regular speaker at major national and international conferences and has written many training courses, including the PowerPivot, PerformancePoint, and Search Customization segments of the SharePoint Masters program. As a systems architect, developer and trainer, Maurice has helped companies of all sizes reach their objectives while ensuring their platforms are stable, secure and manageable. Maurice blogs regularly on the Aptillon blog.
Wes Preston
Wes is a SharePoint Server MVP and an independent SharePoint consultant. He works primarily as a SharePoint product specialist and solution designer – helping align business needs with the SharePoint platform and guiding organizations through the use of best practices. Wes has been a developer, IT Pro, consultant and technology evangelist for over 15 yrs.  He is co-author of “SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One” and “SharePoint 2010 - Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects”, a speaker and community leader in the Twin Cities (Minnesota, USA). He can be found online at www.idubbs.com/blog, www.TrecStone.com, and on Twitter as @idubbs.​
Michiel Quakernaat
My name is Michiel Quakernaat and I work as an Office 365 Consultant for Sparked (Microsoft Partner). My specialties are Power BI & SharePoint Online. As a Microsoft Cloud enthousiast I like to share my experience and knowledge with you, please visit my blog at http://michielquakernaat.com/ to enjoy all my Office 365 adventures!
Mark Rackley
Mark is Partner and CTO at PAIT Group 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 (www.sharepointalooza.org) in Branson, Missouri and can be found speaking at as many events as his professional and family life will allow. Mark engages his audiences with humor, real-world stories from the trenches, and practical solutions. For more information, read his blog at www.SharePointHillbilly.com. Twitter: @mrackley
Bjoern H Rapp
Bjoern is an experienced developer and community leader, mainly focused on building and customizing solutions for SharePoint and Office 365, and is a recognized expert on cloud solutions and hybrid integrations. He is a regular speaker at local and international events and maintains his blog at www.sharepointviking.com. He also has vast experience as a trainer (MCT) and has tutored software classes on topics like SharePoint, Office 365, SQL Server and Azure all around the planet. As a native Norwegian, Bjoern has a natural passion for nature and wildlife, and from his former background in the Air Force, he has kept his enthusiasm for everything flying in the air and space. He is also into sports cars and hasn't yet given up the dream to become a proud owner of something fast, red and Italian. Bjoern H Rapp is a Norway-based SharePoint enthusiast working for Sopra Steria AS. He is an Office 365 MVP and a leading figure in the local SharePoint community. He is also the founder and organizer of SharePoint Saturday Oslo. Bjoern is coming from a .NET developer background and he is very enthusiastic about all opportunities available with the SharePoint Apps Model and the new and exciting opportunities with Office 365 APIs, including creating cross-platform solutions using tools like Xamarin and frameworks like AngularJS.
Michael Ratigan
Michael Ratigan is the Vice President of Sales for DocPoint Solutions, an affiliate of Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI). In this role, Ratigan is responsible for establishing and leading the business development team charged with growing DocPoint Solutions’ presence in the federal and civilian sectors. Notably, Ratigan was instrumental in conceptualizing DocPoint Solutions as an expert electronic content management (ECM) consulting firm that designs solutions based on an in-depth understanding of the organization’s business strategy. 
Tony Redmond
I am the principal of Redmond & Associates, a small consulting company. Although I have helped some very large companies with their IT strategy (mostly in the transition to the cloud), I spend most of my time these days working with small software companies as a strategic adviser or board member. The kind of topics I work on are new product development, strategic restructuring, and facing the challenge of having to develop compelling products that are competitive within the fast-moving Office 365 ecosystem. Apart from that, I am busily exploring the boundaries of eBook publishing with efforts such as “Office 365 for IT Pros“, which can be a full-time job at times, especially when the team is driving to complete a new version. Clearly there’s a limit to what one person can do, so when I need help I reach out to my wide network of contacts. Most of the time I work with other members of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community, where my “associates” (hence the name) specialize in disciplines such as Exchange, Office 365, Skype for Business, and Directory Services. I’ve worked with some of the best in their fields, which is always nice to be able to say. You can read more in Tony’s blog at http://thoughtsofanidlemind.com/ or follow him @12Knocksinna.
Asif Rehmani
Asif Rehmani is a SharePoint Server MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer MCT, and Consultant. He has been a speaker on SharePoint topics at several conferences around the world including Microsoft's TechEd, SharePoint Conference, SPTechCon, SharePoint Connections, SharePoint Fest, Best Practices Conference, SharePoint Saturdays, SharePoint Roadshows and more.  He is the author of following books: "First Look at SharePoint 2013", "Professional SharePoint Designer 2007", "Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010" and "Real World SharePoint 2010" by Wrox publications.  Asif is the founder and CEO of VisualSP. His company empowers SharePoint users by providing in-context SharePoint support for end users through the VisualSP Help System and also online SharePoint education at http://www.VisualSP.com
Knut Relbe-Moe
Knut was awarded with the Microsoft® MVP Award for 2015 and 2016, Office Servers & Services. Knut is a Office 365 MVP, Nintex vTE, conference speaker and blogger. He works as Chief Technical Architect at Knowledge Factory. 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.  Knut is a migration specialist on SharePoint migrations, and one of the best involved with migration from Lotus Notes to SharePoint.  Knut has worked with SharePoint since MOSS and WSS 3.0  Advanced technical skills: Migration, PowerShell, Office 365, SharePoint Server, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange Server.
Tom Resing
I’m a consultant, Microsoft SharePoint MVP and Microsoft Certified Master – SharePoint. Read more at tomresing.com/About. I write an average of 2 technology posts a month, mostly about SharePoint. If you prefer print, check out my Microsoft Press titles. I'm a Title Author of two books about SharePoint Like to be notified of new content and read it in your Inbox? Subscribe to Tom Resing's SharePoint Blog by Email
Eric Riz
A true visionary with an extraordinary ability to find needles in the data haystack, Eric works with leading organizations to sort through and stay on top of the complexities not only of today’s market but of the meteoric changes coming in tomorrow’s. As a thought leader, Eric is a sought after keynote speaker and author, delivering speeches on business and technology topics around the world. As the Founder & CEO of HR software company Empty Cubicle, Eric also sits on the Microsoft Solution Advisory Board, acts as a Judge for the Microsoft Imagine Cup, and is a 3-time recipient of the SharePoint MVP award. In January, Eric was named to B2BNN’s 2016 HR Influencer Index. Eric volunteers his time for various entities in the start-up community including: The Upside Foundation and Start-up Canada. He also acts as a Mentor for Futurpreneur Canada.
Ben Robb
Ben Robb works for a professional services company in their Global SharePoint Centre of Excellence, deploying SharePoint throughout their complex internal environment. He was previously the CTO of a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in intranet and website design and build, providing expert consultancy to clients such as Barclays, Aviva, Catlin and Deutsche Bank. He has been given the Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” award for the past nine years for his work on SharePoint, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.
Tom Robbins
Tom Robbins has more than 25 years in the telecommunications and IT industry. He has worked for companies including Bell Northern Research, Nortel, Universal Studios, MCA Records, Disney, Warner Bros, RBC Bank, and more. A few of his positions in these companies have included Senior Network Engineer, Senior Vice President, Lead Technical Trainer, Director of Training, CTO, and President. Tom also led training in the Middle East on SharePoint and Social Collaboration for the Kuwait Oil Company and then provided partner training for NewsGator Technologies in Brussels. Tom is an Enterprise Collaboration Specialist and works with companies as a consultant and trainer to harness and realize the power of SharePoint. As the Vice President of SharePoint Practice for ASPE, Tom began his work with SharePoint Institute. He has helped develop the first five certificates offered by SharePoint Institute and oversees the continual growth and importance of recognizing user proficiency across the SharePoint community. Also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer, Tom has trained thousands of people over the past 15+ years. When you combine this with his SharePoint and social collaboration experience, Tom is uniquely qualified to help the SharePoint Institute bring quality business certificates to SharePoint professionals. As a Senior Subject Matter Expert and member of the SharePoint Institute Advisory Board, Tom is using his unique experience and passion to solidify a true measurement of expertise that SharePoint professionals can use to distinguish their skills and knowledge.
Eli Robillard
As one of Canada’s top enterprise content management (ECM) advisors, Eli is a co-author of several SharePoint books, a thought-provoking lecturer on the design and implementation of KM solutions, and a leader among leaders in Canada’s SharePoint community. Eli’s portfolio includes successful ECM, public web and portal projects with the largest energy, financial, professional services, and public sector organizations in the world. Eli was Canada’s second Microsoft SharePoint MVP and at nine years and counting is Canada’s longest-running recipient of the honour. Eli also received the MVP Award twice for ASP.NET, co-founded the influential ASPInsiders organization, and serves on several technical boards and committees. Eli founded the Toronto SharePoint User Group, co-founded the Toronto SharePoint Camp, and presents at a variety of conferences. His publications include Professional SharePoint 2010 Development (technical editor, Wrox Press, 2nd edition), Professional SharePoint 2007 Development (co-author, Wrox Publishing), and ASP.NET articles for the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN).    
Laura Rogers
Laura is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Rackspace and has twelve years of experience in SharePoint implementation, training, customization and administration. She has written several SharePoint books, and her focus is on making the most of SharePoint’s out-of-the-box capabilities. She works extensively with SharePoint Designer workflows, and building no-code business solutions.
Corey Roth
Corey Roth is an Office 365 consultant specializing in solutions in the oil and gas industry. Corey, a five-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in SharePoint Server, has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including Office 365, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 10. When it comes to Office 365, he specializes in deployments, search, and apps. As an active member of the SharePoint community, he often speaks at conferences, events, and user groups. Corey has a blog at (www.dotnetmafia.com) where he posts about the latest technology and SharePoint. Corey is a huge fan of Microsoft Surface and consumer products. Follow him at @coreyroth on Twitter.
Erik Ruthruff
Erik Ruthruff, Managing Editor of IT Unity, has worked as a product manager, editor, speaker manager and logistics person in the software industry since the early 1990s. He has worked in instructor-led training, computer training products, courseware, technical articles, marketing, certification testing, white papers and software documentation for training companies, publications (including an 11-year stint at CODE Magazine), and computer conferences. Erik has managed the development of over 100 white papers (most of them for the Visual Studio and Office development teams at Microsoft). He lives in Minneapolis, MN and when he is not editing, you’ll find him out on his bicycle, enjoying some of the best biking trails in the country, and listening to public radio.
Brad Sams
Brad has nearly a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt. From breaking news about Microsoft to pushing publications to new heights, he has significant experience as a journalist as well as growing web-based brands. Brad brings to Petri a profound background in all things Microsoft and has been cited by numerous publications for cracking open the Redmond nut and exposing the internal workings of the company. Brad earned his M.B.A from the Lindner School of Business and resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Karl Sand
Karl Sand is an executive-level technologist and solutions architect with extensive management experience focused on collaboration technologies, unified communications, custom application development, and solution deployment / adoption. As a technology solutions consultant Karl advises a broad range of clients on software/systems architecture and strategic technology planning, as well as functioning in a variety of technology leadership roles.  Karl has presented at multiple SharePoint Saturday events and continues his passion of testing and analysis of cloud-based technologies and service offerings from enterprise vendors.  He has a deep background in multiple technology platforms drawn from his 20 years of experience working in the industry for Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
Paul Schaeflein
Paul Schaeflein is a solution architect/developer with experience in all versions of the SharePoint platform. He has more than two decades experience in architecting, designing and developing software solutions. This experience covers a vast range of technologies, languages and industries. Paul is a top-rated speaker, having presented at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference and TechEd conferences, the SharePoint Evolutions conference and roadshow, as well as user groups. In recognition of these community efforts, he was awarded as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) four times. Paul is also a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) for SharePoint.
Albert-Jan Schot
Albert-Jan, also known as Appie, is someone who lives and breathes SharePoint to such a degree that it has become second nature to him. He has numerous certifications to his name. With his extensive knowledge, Albert-Jan is valuable source of information for colleagues. Albert-Jan not only enjoys stepping up to the challenge of designing, developing and building innovative SharePoint environments, he also has consultancy and training experience. As a true die-hard SharePoint developer, Albert-Jan is active on a range of SharePoint forums, blogs as well as on Twitter where he shares his knowledge and passion with others. Albert-Jan works as a SharePoint consultant at Mavention.
Jethro Seghers
I am a Program Manager at BitTitan responsible for MigrationWiz. MigrationWiz is a migration as a service platform allowing you to migrate from any system to any other system e.g. GoogleApps to Office 365, Lotus Notes to Exchange 2013, GroupWise to GoogleApps, etc. This can all be done by using our very easy to use interface and without installing any software on your local network. Check us out on http://www.migrationwiz.com Starting from 2007 I focused myself on and became certified in the SharePoint and Exchange technology. The last years Office 365 became one of his biggest expertise areas awarded with a MVP Status. Within these technologies I focus myself on the business, end user experience and the architecture. I love to speak about Microsoft Cloud Technologies all over the world. My mail focus is Office 365 and all the systems connected or related to Office 365. I am a frequent speaker in many Office 365 and SharePoint user groups within Europe and several USA conferences. If you are interested to hear me talk or to invite me on your conference, don't hesitate to contact me ... Founder of www.office365TipOfTheDay.com .. your daily tip of Office 365, Office 365 FM your interactive Office 365 radio show and Office 365 International Usergroup
Darvish Shadravan
Darvish has over 20 years experience in enterprise software sales, engineering, marketing, and writing. He was a Senior SharePoint Technology Specialist when he worked at Microsoft. He is co-author of SharePoint 2013 Inside Out and is co-author of Using Microsoft InfoPath 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Step by Step. You can reach him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/DShadravanand on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dshadravan/
Scott Shearer
Scott Shearer is a SharePoint evangelist and developer with Haystax Technology (formerly FlexPoint Technology) in Reston, 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 has held the MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA and MCT certifications. 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 SharePoint Saturday speaker and has presented at SPTechCon and SharePoint Fest.
Paul Sheriff
Paul D. Sheriff is the President of PDSA, Inc. (www.PDSAServices.com). PDSA develops custom business applications specializing in web and mobile technologies. Since 1991 PDSA has successfully delivered advanced custom application software to a wide range of customers and diverse industries. With a team of dedicated experts, PDSA delivers cost effective solutions, on-time and on-budget using innovative tools and processes to better manage today's complex and competitive environment.
Eric Shupps
Eric Shupps is the founder and President of BinaryWave, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for SharePoint. Eric has worked with SharePoint Products and Technologies since 2001 as a consultant, administrator, architect, developer and trainer. He is an advisory committee member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth SharePoint Community group and participating member of user groups throughout the United Kingdom. Eric has authored numerous articles on SharePoint, speaks at user group meetings and conferences around the world, and publishes a popular SharePoint blog at http://www.sharepointcowboy.com.
Bil Simser
Bil Simser is an independent Solutions Architect with over 15 years in software development. He has helped build many large-scale mission critical systems along the way. In his role as a mentor, he guides clients on how to implement development standards and guidelines, evaluates and recommends new tools and technologies, and helps teams and projects progress into the .NET world. Bil also has a special interest in coaching clients on Agile and General Software Development Best Practices. Bil has been involved with Microsoft's .NET platform since the early betas and has a deep passion for good Architecture and Software Design. He specializes in SharePoint, .NET, Agile, TDD, and computer game programming. Bil also runs several successful open-source projects. He contributes to the software development community, taking the time to review and edit SharePoint and Agile publications, and speak at user groups, code camps, and conferences, including TechEd, DevConnections, PDC, and DevTeach. Bil has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP since 2004 and a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau. Bil currently lives and works in Alberta, Canada, with his wife, daughter, a Beowulf cluster of computers, every gaming console known to man, and a small menagerie of animals.
Elio Struyf
Elio Struyf is an Office 365 MVP working for Ventigrate and is also a board member of BIWUG (Belgian Information Worker User Group) – BIWUG.  Over the past years he focussed on search and branding related topics in SharePoint and Office 365.  He shares his ideas and experiences on his blog (http://www.eliostruyf.com) and through various public speaking engagements.  Elio's Twitter handle is @eliostruyf.
Mikael Svenson
Mikael Svenson is a Principal Consultant at Puzzlepart where he develops SharePoint Business Apps and consults on SharePoint in general. Mikael is a search enthusiast at heart having authored "Working with Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint". As a SharePoint Server MVP, Mikael is a community contributor blogging on SharePoint, often on the topic of search. He is on the board of the Norwegian SharePoint Community and part of the organizing committee of SharePoint Saturday Oslo. Mikael is also a SharePoint Trainer, delivering SharePoint end-user courses when time allows.
Maggie Swearingen
In more than 12 years managing dozens of Web projects from the ground up I've seen it all. As an Experience Architect I am responsible for guiding clients through the critical information architecture phase of project implementation. I advise clients with regard to content strategy, overall usability and user experience. Additionally, as a user adoption and governance specialist I am responsible for assisting clients through the creation and implementation of their governance plans. I work directly with clients, sharing vital information about user adoption best practices and a keen understanding of online user behavior and user engagement methodology. Lately, I've added Office365-FanGirl to my resume!
Paul Swider
Paul J. Swider is a veteran international speaker and the CTO of IDS an organization focused on improving human interaction and character enhancement online. He has over 25 years of proven enterprise software architecture and business experience. Paul is involved in many community and philanthropic efforts including a member of Global Citizens, an international not for profit project that seeks to increase global awareness regarding world goals. Paul is an accomplished author of several books including the “Wrox Professional Development using SharePoint 2013” book and has been listed as number 13 on the top influencer in SharePoint annual list. He is based from the island of Puerto Rico where he enjoys diving and occasionally gets to chase the tides and winds as an avid boater and sailor.
Dux Raymond Sy
With over 20 years of business & technology management experience, Dux Raymond Sy is the CTO of AvePoint Public Sector who has successfully facilitated the development and implementation of various business transformation technology solutions for commercial, educational and public sector organisations 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 and Microsoft MVP who has authored various whitepapers, articles and delivered interactive presentations to over 10,000 people in major industry events worldwide.
Vadim Tabakman
Combining over 20 years experience in Software Development, Design, Pre-Sales and Technical Support and Consulting, I've covered a wide spectrum of the Software Development Lifecycle. It has given me a unique perspective on how software is developed, compared to what users actually want to do with it. In the last 8+ years, I have been performing pre-sales, developing and supporting solutions for SharePoint and Nintex. You can find me on Twitter, on LinkedIn and hanging around on Nintex Connect.
Marwan Tarek
A recognized industry expert in collaboration technologies, enterprise content management, search and software development. Since SharePoint 2003 release, Marwan has been building SharePoint solutions for a diversity of industry sectors across United Kingdom and Middle East. Marwan worked for ITWorx, Microsoft, BrightStarr and is currently Technology Director at Hitachi Consulting in the UK. He is a SharePoint community leader and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP) since 2008.
Jeremy Thake
Jeremy is a Technical Product Manager at Microsoft in the team responsible for the developer story for Office 365 development. Previously he worked at AvePoint Inc, a large ISV as the Chief Architect shipping two Apps to the Office Store. He has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community since 2006 and was awarded the SharePoint MVP award 4 years in a row before retiring the title to move to Microsoft. You can hear him weekly interviewing people on the Office 365 Developer Podcast and catch him on Twitter @jthake.
Jan Tielens
After several years as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SharePoint Server, Jan joined Microsoft as a Technology Advisor in the collaboration and social space. Now he’s working at Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist focusing on everything related to apps for Windows, Windows Phone and Windows Azure. Jan is located in Belgium.
Erica Toelle
Erica Toelle is a seasoned business consultant with experience delivering executive level strategy, marketing and information technology projects at blue chip companies. With specialization in Enterprise Content Management, Organizational Change Management, Go To Market Strategy, and deep expertise in Microsoft SharePoint, Erica leads project teams with a creative and pragmatic approach. Erica is an internationally recognized speaker on SharePoint, Office 365 and Productivity, sharing best practices and experience with practitioners through conference sessions, workshops, webinars and online publications.
Kay Unkroth
Kay Unkroth is a Senior Program Manager in the SQL Server Analysis Services team focusing among other things on integrating SQL Server PowerPivot with SharePoint Server. In this engineering role, he works closely with customers, product management, field representatives, consultants, and support engineers to gather feedback, define target scenarios and functional requirements, develop program plans, and execute on them. Kay has 20 years of experience in the IT industry as a support engineer, consultant, developer, entrepreneur, and technical author.
Dan Usher
Dan Usher is a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where he is a lead SharePoint Solutions Manager and Architect. Over the past 9 years, he has gained an extensive amount of 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, Office 365 and Azure. Dan is a Microsoft MVP in SharePoint since 2014. Dan holds the following Microsoft Certifications: MCSA Office 365, MCITP SharePoint 2010, MCT.
Ellen Van Aken
Ellen van Aken is a food technologist turned SharePoint / Intranet / Digital Workplace enthusiast. She works for AkzoNobel as an Intranet / SharePoint / Digital Workplace specialist, helping customers with using their intranet to the max. In her work, she helps to create simple SharePoint solutions for business problems. You can follow Ellen's blog here: https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/
Elaine Van Bergen
Elaine has been working with SharePoint since the 2001 version working on all areas of projects ranging from gathering requirements, through to infrastructure and development. This includes working with BPOS and later Office 365. She leads a national team of like-minded professionals at Empired that provide solutions for customers with the right blend of cloud, hybrid and on-premises technology matched to business requirements. She is a SharePoint MVP, MCSM and helps run the Melbourne Office 365 user group. While having a deep technical background she is passionate on focusing on what users need from any solution and matching that to technology along with Microsoft patterns and practices.
Sadie Van Buren
Sadie Van Buren spent ten years designing SharePoint solutions and leading deployments, while stealthily managing the human and cultural issues common to technology projects. She is now a Partner Technology Strategist for Microsoft’s Northeast district, leveraging her years of technology consulting and alliance management to build stronger relationships throughout the partner ecosystem. Sadie has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a Certification in Project Management from Boston University, and is a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP). She is the creator of the SharePoint Maturity Model, and blogs at http://amatterofdegree.typepad.com/.
Michael Van Horenbeeck
Michael Van Horenbeeck is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) and Office Servers & Services MVP from Belgium, placing him amongst a handful of experts, world-wide, to hold both the MCSM certification and MVP award at the same time. Through his own company VH Consulting & Training, he has helped customers all over the world to implement, or migrate to Exchange and Office 365. Michael is a dynamic tech enthusiast, specializing in a variety of Microsoft technologies including Office 365, Exchange and (Azure) Active Directory and is highly skilled in all things hybrid –that is how he got his nickname “Van Hybrid”. Besides writing about technology for a variety of tech websites, Michael co-authored several books including the recent ‘Office 365 for Exchange Professionals’ e-book along with Tony Redmond and Paul Cunningham. Michael also loves to talk about technology and regularly speaks at various conferences like Microsoft TechEd, Ignite and IT/DEV Connection. You can follow Michael via Twitter (@vanhybrid) or his blog vanhybrid.com.
Mirjam Van Olst
Mirjam van Olst works as a SharePoint Architect for Avanade in the Netherlands. She has been helping companies to implement SharePoint solutions since 2004. Mirjam is one of the very few Microsoft Certified Masters for both SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master SharePoint (2013). Mirjam is a co-organizer of the Dutch Information Worker User Group (DIWUG) and a regular author and editor for the popular DIWUG eMagazine. She also contributes to the SharePoint community by blogging at http://sharepointchick.com, speaking at SharePoint events on a regular basis and she co-wrote the book Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013. Mirjam has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award since 2010.
Pieter Veenstra
Pieter Veenstra is originally from the Netherlands and has been working in the United Kingdom since 1996. As a SharePoint Consultant at Triad Group Plc (http://triad.co.uk), he skillfully guides his customers through successful implementations of SharePoint and Office 365. He is an enthusiastic contributor to Microsoft's Patterns and Practices project (https://github.com/OfficeDev/PnP), helping the community to get the most out of their Microsoft technology. As the author of SharePains (https://veenstra.me.uk/), Pieter publishes many of his own solutions related to SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies.
Israel Vega
Israel Vega is a SharePoint Solutions Architect at InkBlot Consulting. He specializes in large global deployments, SharePoint as a service (public, private and hybrid cloud), extranets, identity management, upgrades and public facing internet sites. He is an avid speaker and trainer having delivered training and spoken at events in the US, Europe and Dubai and spoken at TechEd North America and Europe. He spoke most recently at SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas. Previous employment positions include Principal Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services, Enterprise Collaboration Lead at Dell Professional Services and Senior Consultant at Plural.
Bill Venteicher
Bill Venteicher is the Product Marketing Manager for Cloud Office at Rackspace. He has over 13 years of experience in Cloud-based software marketing and sales, Media and Advertising sales and operations, customer service and Account Management in the high tech, jewelry and retail industries, with a technical focus on collaboration and productivity and Microsoft Exchange environments. He lives with his wife and 3 boys in Cedar Park, Texas.
Matt Wade
Matt's a SharePoint power user and evangelist who aims to get the everyday worker more efficient and productive using SharePoint and Office products, preferably with little-to-no customization and without jargon. Because most of us don't speak computer code. Originally a mechanical engineer, he soon found himself genuinely enjoying developing content and knowledge management solutions in a newly rolled out SharePoint 2007 system. He inevitably transferred to IT and took the reigns of the SharePoint 2007 rollout process, playing hand-holder for colleagues to learn and grow on the new system. He later supported the SharePoint 2013 upgrade. He currently works for a consulting firm in the US Virgin Islands. He enjoys hiking, running, beach-bumming, and traveling. He blogs regularly on icansharepoint.com and tweets from @thatmattwade.
Kris Wagner
Kris Wagner, Microsoft MVP SharePoint, Practice for Tahoe Partners Cloud Platforms team. MEC Certified and Azure/365 video author for Lynda.com.
Dan Wahlin
Dan Wahlin founded The Wahlin Group which provides consulting and training services on Web technologies such as JavaScript, AngularJS and other SPA frameworks, jQuery, HTML5, Node.js, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and SharePoint. He’s also one of the top video course authors at Pluralsight.com and has published several courses covering a range of technologies including the new AngularJS JumpStart course on Udemy.com. Dan speaks at conferences and user groups around the world and has written several books on Web technologies.  Dan blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin, runs the Web Weekly newsletter, and writes columns for various technical magazines. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
Heather Waterman
Heather Waterman is a SharePoint branding expert. Years of experience in web design and a strange desire to put her head through the computer screen have resulted in her mastery of SharePoint branding in all of its powerful and frustrating beauty. Heather currently is the Director of Synteractive Studio for Synteractive located in Washington DC. Synteractive was named the 2010 Federal Partner of the year by Microsoft and was a 2011 Partner of the year finalist in Portals and Collaboration. Synteractive is fully owned by Smartronix. Prior to joining Synteractive, she was the president and CEO of the Waterman Design Group, during which time she developed web site templates for resell and developed SharePoint designs for clients. When she is not working on client projects, you can find her in the Microsoft forums helping others with branding problems. She also contributes design and branding time to the community by developing blogs and sites for other community leaders. Heather currently resides in upstate South Carolina with her husband, two boys, two dogs and two cats.
Daniel Wessels
Daniel Wessels is co-founder and managing director of deroso Solutions GmbH, a German-based company specialising in planning and creating software solutions focused on (but not limited to) SharePoint environments. His major roles within deroso solutions are senior consultant and solution architect for SharePoint Technologies. He started to work with SharePoint Technologies beginning with version 2001 Beta 2. Since then Microsoft awarded him the MVP designation for his contributions to newsgroups, forums and within the Microsoft Student Program. Daniel is co-founder and -organiser of the SharePoint User Groups in Munich and Bremen.
Christina Wheeler
Christina (MCTS) is an Independent Consultant and SharePoint Trainer for Critical Path Training, focusing on SharePoint development, administration, branding, and training. She is a highly respected SharePoint consultant who is extremely active in the SharePoint community. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Christina has knowledge in graphic design, web development, and custom development with her work primarily targeted toward educational and financial institutions. As a trainer, Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom. Christina was the tech editor of "SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog" and co-author of the "SharePoint 2010 Field Guide" and “SharePoint 2013 Inside Out.” She enjoys contributing articles to technical websites and often speaks at SharePoint community events and conferences. Christina has a strong passion for technology and photography, and enjoys sharing and learning with the community.
John White
John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He has spent 22 years in the Information Technology space, and posesses 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. As a seasoned IT professional, 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 become increasingly focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and has become an expert with the latest that these platforms have to offer. He blogs as actively as possible at http://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com. John lives in Guelph, Ontario, and 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.
Wictor Wilen
Wictor Wilén is a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master for SharePoint. He works as Nordic Digital Workplace Lead at Avanade. Wictor has worked in the portal and web content management industry since 1998 for consulting companies, founded and sold his own software company and saw the dawn of SharePoint back in 2001. Wictor is an active SharePoint community participant, author, tutor, frequent speaker at local and international conferences, and author of SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Action and co-author of Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013. Since 2010, Wictor has been awarded the SharePoint Server MVP title by Microsoft for his community contributions. He can be found online at http://www.wictorwilen.se/. Wictor is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Fabian Williams
Fabian Williams is aMicrosoft SharePoint Server MVP, Xamarin MVP, and a SharePoint Architect at Planet Technologies, Inc. in the Federal Information Worker Practice. 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.
Randy Williams
Randy has more than 20 years of IT experience and his current focus is helping organizations align information management solutions with the strategic needs of business. As Director of AvePoint Client Services, Randy works directly with enterprise customers to deliver and implement solutions that will help unleash their full business potential, as well as share proven practices with the SharePoint community through speaking engagements and appearances at global conferences. Randy writes for SharePointPro magazine, and his latest book – SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out – was released in December 2013. He has a master’s degree in Information Systems along with a number of Microsoft certifications. From 2009-2011, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint. When not travelling the globe, Randy calls San Diego home.
Jeff Willinger
Jeff Willinger is the Director of Social Computing, Collaboration and Intranets at Rightpoint and was named one of the top SharePoint influencers to watch, for the third year and is recognized as one of the top social media personalities in the country. He specializes in advising clients on social computing strategies, collaborative intranets and portals, mobile reach vs. reach and increasing employee engagement. With experience spanning more than two decades, he is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in all CMS solutions and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in information architecture, enterprise content management, and web 2.0 technology strategy. A character with character, he is the President and Founder of the Social Media Club of Chicago.
Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, SharePoint MCTS/MCITP/MCPD, and leader at the Evansville SharePoint User Group. With 20+ years of IT experience, he is a senior consultant and Director of Microsoft Applications at Keller Schroeder (www.kellerschroeder.com) – a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner serving southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and central Tennessee. Rob began working with SharePoint in 2005 and has focused on the platform since. His development background includes Java, C#, ASP.NET, and JavaScript. Rob is adjunct faculty at Vincennes University where he has served on the Tech Advisory Board since 2005.
Rob Windsor
Rob Windsor is a Lead SharePoint Consultant with Portal Solutions - a Microsoft Gold Partner based in DC and Boston. He has twenty 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 regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups across North America and Europe. He regularly contributes articles and videos to MSDN, TechNet, and the Pluralsight On-Demand library and is the co-author of Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4 for Wrox. 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.
Ian Woodgate
Ian Woodgate is the MD at PointBeyond Ltd. Ian has a background in financial services and IT. He combines deep technical knowledge, experience and insight to help define IT strategies and solution approaches that are innovative, effective and valued. Ian regularly speaks at events around the country, focusing on the subject of delivering business solutions. He writes though leadership articles and blogs for PointBeyond. He also runs the SharePoint User Group meetings in Southampton.
Andrew Woodward
With almost 20 years of experience in software development Andrew has constantly pushed his craft to new levels, starting from very controlled ISO9001:TickIT based development for the NHS and MOD, through eXtreme Programming to Scrum and Kanban approaches today. Introduced to SharePoint in 2002 Andrew saw real value in the platform, delivering his first global deployment the same year and ultimately shifting his focus to SharePoint supporting some of the largest deployments of SharePoint on 2003, 2007, 2010 and more recently 2013, becoming a SharePoint MVP in 2007. Andrew supports teams in adopting agile development approaches, mentoring internal teams, helping clients work with their partners and leading teams on high profile projects. Sharing his experiences and techniques through speaking at conferences globally and blogging. Andrew continues to explore new and innovative techniques, developing his skills and sharing this experience with the wider community. More recently looking at the areas of emergent design which embraces collaborative play (gamestorming and innovation games), dialog and issue mapping to solve complex problems and using gamification to support user adoption and exploitation. If you’re adopting SharePoint and need help defining the value, creating the ideal SharePoint team and ensuring measureable business benefits you owe it to yourself to talk to Andrew.
Spike Xavier
Spike Xavier has been involved in technology for over 15 years. He is a certified trainer and developer, including: MCITP: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator, MCTS: SharePoint 2010 Configuration, MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCDST: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician, MCP: Microsoft Certified Professional, A+, Network+. ASP Insiders Group. He started in the early days of e-commerce running the order processing and credit card authorizations for one of the largest gift companies in the world. He charted off into his own waters in 1995 by starting a company of his own which would become merch.com. Merch.com grew from his bedroom into one of the largest on line e-commerce merchandisers in the world. Serving as the official online store for such acts as: No Doubt, the Offspring, Social Distortion, Nine Inch Nails, Tony Hawk, Pink, Pennywise and many others. Spike is the Technical Editor for: Beginning Expression Web, Zak Ruvalcaba Beginning Ajax, Chris Ullman, Lucinda Dykes Professional ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX, Matt Gibbs, Dan Wahlin HTML5 Unleashed, Simon Sarris Spike was a technical reviewer for: Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches: Covers Microsoft SQL Server 2005-2014 by Don Jones (May 12, 2014) Spike wrote the cover article for ASP.NETPro magazine entitled "Master Your Domain" which was an article outlining step by step the process of using CSS for laying out Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0. Spike has a monthly article of SharePoint Tips and Tricks on Redmondmagazine.com and posts many blogs which are available on his website http://www.transmissionit.com.  Spike’s company, Transmission I.T. LLC, does content, training and consulting on all aspects of SharePoint and web development.
Craig Yellick
Craig Yellick is a master at leveraging his many years of IT solutions experience, excellent communication skills and strong business acumen to digest and explain how the latest IT innovations will help you grow your business. For over 30 years, Craig Yellick has dedicated himself to researching and delivering IT solutions with a laser focus on cost-effective business growth. Craig is Alto Consulting and Training's (www.altoconsulting.com) vice president and senior application architect. Most recently he architected ZIMS, a very large-scale zoological information management system used by zoos and aquaria all over the world. Craig’s design is credited with making off-shore software development substantially more effective, producing higher quality software, faster, using only mid-level experienced programmers for the bulk of the implementation. The result was a solid cost effective design, done to scale and on budget. Craig is the author of several books on software development, countless white paper and newsletter articles as well as over a dozen multi-day technical training classes. Craig is also Alto’s lead technology instructor and has trained thousands of IT students on many different topics throughout his career.
Shane Young
Shane is a SharePoint enthusiast from Cincinnati, Ohio. With 18 years of network administration he specializes in SharePoint infrastructure, search, design, and problem solving. With 10 years of SharePoint under his belt he finds the world is a better place because of SharePoint. Shane has a crazy career in SharePoint. He started by doing consulting and training. Later he started a company called SharePoint911 that grew to be a major force in the industry. After 8 years of life, the company was acquired by Rackspace Hosting. Shane is now a fulltime Racker where he is the Director of Product and Marketing for SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync. It has been quite the adventure for Shane. If you are looking for Shane you can meet him at one of his many speaking engagements. Events like the Microsoft SharePoint Conference, Microsoft TechEd, and the SharePoint Technology Conference keep him busy from year to year. If listening to him ramble isn't your thing then check out one of his six SharePoint books including the best seller "Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration" by WROX.
Gregory Zelfond
Greg Zelfond has been a SharePoint advocate for over 10 years. As an independent SharePoint Consultant, he has helped many business and nonprofits to configure and adopt to SharePoint. Greg loves solving business problems using SharePoint out-of-the-box functionality. He also assists organizations with training and user adoption. Greg owns his own SharePoint Consulting Company, SharePoint Maven, where he helps organizations migrate to SharePoint and Office 365. Greg specializes in SharePoint out-of-the-box functionality, SharePoint document management and SharePoint metadata.
Tobias Zimmergren
I'm currently a technical Product Owner at Rencore, focusing on technologies around the Microsoft stack. During the last few years I've been focusing all my attention on Office 365, SharePoint and ASP.NET along with related technologies. Related to my technology focus, I've been awarded the prestigious Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award seven years consecutively for my technical expertise and experience that I've shared with the worldwide community. I've co-founded the Sweden SharePoint User Group: www.ssug.se Where you'll most likely find me: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren Technical blog: http://www.zimmergren.net Company website: http://www.spcaf.com
Samuel Zuercher
Samuel Zuercher is an IT enthusiast of the first hour. From the first PCs starting with Atari and Comodore 64 later on going through 386 and following, he also saw all the DOS Versions and later on the evolving Windows Plattform. Professionaly he is involved in IT since 1997 and the SharePoint Product he Knows from Version 2 onward and is involved in it since 2006. Since then SharePoint attrracted his Mind and now he is fully focussed on SharePoint allone, not leaving te Targets of a successfull Project out of his eyes. With his Business Background he is also able to see the different Stakeholders and their needs. He is in a variety of Projects at home and can cope with different Scopes. But at most he loves Technical and Functionallity based SharePoint Projects. He is the Founder of the www.sharepointcommunity.ch