CollabTalk, Webisode #8


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Christian BuckleyNaomi MoneypennyMarc AndersonEric Riz

by Christian Buckley, Naomi Moneypenny, Marc D Anderson, Eric Riz on 8/11/2015

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This webinar took place on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.  CLICK HERE to jump to the presentation recording.


CollabTalk is a fun and informative talk show that examines the latest news and releases from the SharePoint and Office 365 community, helping viewers to understand the business value—and business impact—of the latest Microsoft offerings. Hosted once a month by Office 365 MVPs Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) and Naomi Moneypenny (@nmoneypenny) and SharePoint MVPs Eric Riz (@rizinsights) and Marc Anderson (@sympmarc), these hour-long webisodes promise to entertain as well as educate.

Topics for this webisode:

  • The SharePoint 2016 Preview
  • SharePoint 2013 Cloud Search Service Application for Hybrid environments
  • GigJam
  • General availability of Cortana Analytics and Power BI

You don't want to miss the show!

Hosted by:

Christian Buckley
Office 365 MVP
Chief Marketing Officer, Beezy Inc.


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 and @buckleyplanet.

Naomi Moneypenney
Office 365 MVP
Chief Technology Officer


Naomi Moneypenny is Chief Technology Officer at Synxi (a ManyWorlds brand) where she leads the development team for the adaptive recommendations & machine learning engine for SharePoint and other social business systems such as Yammer and Tibbr. Synxi enables knowledge workers to be more productive by discovering expertise and content they need to know about, in the context of what they are doing. She is also responsible for the knowledge infrastructure internally for the organization. Prior to ManyWorlds, Naomi served as a senior business & IT strategist at the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. Naomi developed advanced business strategies for global business units and worked on overall Shell technology forecasts & knowledge management strategies. Before moving into the energy industry, Naomi was senior production editor at recognized blue chip business publisher, Euromoney PLC. There, while redesigning processes, she implemented one of Europe’s first intranets, for which she won the U.K. Director’s Award. Naomi's formal education includes a graduate degree in Astrophysics from the University of London, as well as executive programs in strategy and M&A from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Naomi holds over 30 patents in the area of machine learning and adaptive systems and is a frequent speaker at international events on enterprise social & collaboration, predictive analytics and business growth from innovative technology. 

Eric Riz
SharePoint MVP,
Founder Empty Cubicle

Eric is a passionate entrepreneur with an acute focus on strategy and automation. Prior to founding Empty Cubicle in 2014, he held executive roles with Concatenate Inc. and eMark Consulting Ltd, guiding the latter to a successful merger 2011. As a thought leader, Eric is a sought after speaker, author, and consultant and has delivered keynote speeches and sessions on various business and technology topics around the world. Eric is a regular contributor to many industry journals and newsletters, and sits on the Microsoft’s Solution Advisory Board. In 2013, Eric won the prestigious Microsoft SharePoint MVP award.

Marc Anderson
SharePoint MVP
Co-Founder and President
Sympraxis Consulting LLC


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 (2011-2014).