Washington, D.C.

365 EduCon DC - Speakers List

  • Alex Terentiev

    Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

    Alex is a senior development engineer at Microsoft responsible for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) development model. Before joining Microsoft, Alex has been working with SharePoint and Office 365 for more than 13 years, focusing on building custom SharePoint/Office 365 solutions. He was leading development of various SharePoint products, being used by hundreds of companies all over the world. Having very strong background in front-end development, he is riding the modern web development wave and helping community with learning latest development techniques. Alex is a member of Microsoft 365 PnP Team, regular contributor to Microsoft 365 PnP initiative and maintainer of PnP Reusable Controls repositories.

  • Amarender Peddamalku

    Practice Lead at Perficient

    Amarender Peddamalku is a Digital Transformation Leader and Microsoft Modern Work Practice Lead at Perficient, focusing on Employee Experience and Power Platform. Has over 14 years of experience with Microsoft Technologies and worked with every single version of SharePoint since its inception. He is public speaker and a SME.

  • Andrew Connell

    Microsoft MVP

    Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365, specifically SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, Node.js, .NET Core, and React that enjoys development, writing & teaching… if it’s a cutting-edge web you will find Andrew there! He has received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored and taught both in-person & in online courses. His training company, Voitanos (https://www.voitanos.io), is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training for Microsoft 365 developers.

    Throughout the years Andrew has been fortunate enough to share what he has learned at conferences like Microsoft’s TechEd, Build, Ignite & the SharePoint Conference (SPC), the European SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Fest, and Angular’s ngConf & AngularU among many others all around the world in North America, Europe, Asia & Australia.

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

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Andrew Seabrook

    Senior Collaboration Engineer at Cloudforce

    Cloudforce’s resident Senior Collaboration Engineer, Andrew focuses first and foremost on understanding what work users need to do and how they do it. With that perspective, he has delivered technical solutions to clients that have brought them successfully into the cloud while keeping their data secure; minimizing impact to their critical business processes; and enhancing their ability to pursue both strategic goals and realize tangible enhancements to daily work. With over 10 years of experience providing IT services and consulting, Andrew finds the most joy and purpose in sharing knowledge with others and seeing it have a positive impact. A passionate teacher and technology enabler, he has led dozens of workshops and trainings tailored to provide users at all levels of leadership and technical expertise with the knowledge and confidence to use cloud-based collaboration and communication platforms like Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online to their fullest potential.

  • Andy Sulak

    Vice President of Business Development at LAE Software

    Starting in information technology before it even had its own department, Andy started in the trenches of systems infrastructure and over the last few decades, planned and implemented IT advancements for small to large healthcare, finserv, education, and government organizations. Recently he headed up the healthcare services division of a west-coast consulting firm and ran professional services for a global channel services company.

    Speaker Certification
    MCSE, MBA
  • Antoine Snow

    US Public Sector Solutions Leader at AvePoint

    Antoine Snow is a senior solutions manager at AvePoint, leading the Public Sector business unit. He has held various positions in IT over the past several years ranging from front-end web developer to Microsoft 365 Service Owner. In his current role, Antoine focuses on governance and adoption challenges plaguing the modern workplace and helping government organizations understand the components of a governance strategy and its implementation. Antoine's views on these topics can be found in various blog posts and has been the focus of one-to-one workshops.

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

    Asif is the founder and CEO of VisualSP (https://www.visualsp.com). Asif is hyper focused on the areas of digital transformation and digital adoption and advises CIOs at organizations around the world routinely on how best to support and train their employees with a blended training approach that includes a mix of synchronous and asynchronous mechanisms.

    Asif has been training and mentoring on Microsoft technologies since 2002. He has been a Microsoft MVP for 16 years as of 2022 and has authored several books over the years for Wiley publications. Asif has also been a speaker at conferences on numerous topics. He resides in United States, but has performed speaking engagements in Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, UK, Sweden, Ireland, Canada and more.

    For a more detailed bio, please visit http://www.visualsp.com/about/
    You can reach Asif at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Ben Vanderberg

    Principal Developer Evangelist at Adobe

    Ben Vanderberg is a Principal Developer Evangelist for Adobe Document Cloud platform. For the last 15 years, he has worked with organizations to help drive automation and paperless technologies. With the release of the iPad and the iPhone, he helped publishing organizations drive cross-publishing to the web, mobile, and traditional paper. At Adobe, he has been helping drive innovation in documents through e-signatures (Adobe Sign) and document automation using Adobe Document Services. He is also working with many enterprise platforms, including SalesForce, Microsoft 365, AWS, Azure, and other platforms. Ben is also an editor and contributor to Adobe Tech Blog.

    Speaker Certification
    Adobe Expert in Microsoft 365 integrations
  • Bob German

    Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft

    Bob German is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focused on Microsoft 365 and Azure development, especially building apps for Microsoft Teams using the Graph API. He's been developing collaborative applications since the early days of SharePoint, and has a background in the SharePoint Framework, Azure Bot Framework, and Azure Active Directory.

    Before (re)joining Microsoft, Bob was a Microsoft MVP and Principal Architect at BlueMetal, where he led the development of numerous collaborative applications, Intranets, and other custom Office 365 and Azure based solutions.

    Speaker Certification
    MCT
  • Bobby Chang

    Power Platform Global Black Belt at Microsoft

    Bobby Chang is a technologist with the Power Platform Global Belt team at Microsoft. He works with the strategic customers to help identify business opportunities, using Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agent as low-code/no-code solutions. Bobby is an avid fan of the community, and he can be found frequently in conferences, user groups, or local meetups.

    Speaker Certification
    PMP
  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MCT, MCSA, MCSE & Master's in CIS

    Brian Alderman is a former Microsoft MVP, and since 1995 he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), and MCSE for Windows Server(R). As a Senior Technical Instructor and Consultant he has 30 years of experience in networking, SQL Server databases, SharePoint technologies, and project management. Brian's publications include Windows 2000 Professional, SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out. He is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest/365 EduCon, Microsoft Ignite and several international SharePoint conferences including London, Milan, Dublin, and Madrid. Brian has a BS and MS in Computer Information Systems where he graduated summa cum laude from Regis University of Colorado Springs and now lives in Scottsdale, AZ where he enjoys playing golf year round and traveling around the world.

    Speaker Certification
    MCT, MCSA, MCSE, Master's in CIS
  • Craig Harris

    Federal Senior Technical Specialist at Microsoft

    I am almost awkwardly passionate about empowering business users to join their professional developer colleagues in designing software that's meaningful for their organizations through Microsoft's Power Platform and Dynamics 365 solution stack. I imagine a world where everyone in an organization, from Analyst to Executive, can have meaningful impact on how applications are built, deployed and designed by leveraging Microsoft's low code / no code solution paradigm.

    I have over 20 years of experience in the U.S. Federal space, including several years of service as an active-duty U.S. Marine. My IT journey after the Corps has ranged from acting as a senior business capture specialist and project manager to a software development & delivery lead in agile organizations supporting the Federal government via some of the largest and most successful IT partner companies on the planet.

    Today I'm a Power Platform solution architect and technical specialist within Microsoft that specializes in helping the U.S. government unlock the potential of every member of their organizations to do more.

  • Dan Usher

    Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton

    Dan Usher is a distinguished Cloud Solutions Manager for both Azure and AWS clouds. He is a former Office Apps and Services MVP, Azure Associate Admin Certified, AWS Solution Architect Professional, AWS DevOps Engineer Professional.

    Speaker Certification
    Former MVP for Office Apps and Services, Azure Certified Administrator
  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    As an early adopter of the Power Platform, Daniel has first-hand experienced the growth of these products. Daniel's 17+ years of technology experience includes on-premises and online, and his current primary focus has been the integration of these products with SharePoint, SQL, Cognitive Services and One-Drive. As an MVP, Daniel works directly with the Product teams, giving them feedback and testing the new features. He is also a huge proponent of sharing knowledge and hence a regular contributor of online and local communities.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

    Daniel is a Microsoft MVP and serves as Senior Director of Hybrid Office and U.S. Delivery at Creospark. Daniel works with the delivery team and clients throughout North America to better inform organizations and help them understand, adopt, and love their technology. Daniel is a sought-after trainer, providing customized Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Microsoft Viva, Power BI, and Power Automate training for companies around the world.

    Daniel is passionate about building technical community in Tennessee with his roles as the co-founder and current President of the Nashville Microsoft 365 Users Group and Director of Microsoft 365 Nashville. He is also co-host for the popular "365 Message Center Show" at https://365MCS.com. You can follow Daniel online at https://DanielGlenn.com and @DanielGlenn on Twitter.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • David Drever

    Microsoft MVP

    David is a Senior Manager with Protiviti Canada, and a 7-time Microsoft 365 Apps and Services MVP. For over 20 years, David has worked in a wide variety of areas in IT ranging from Desktop\Server support to development in C++ and .NET technologies. During that period, David has been able to add value to a wide variety of clients in several sectors, including utilities, government, banking, and agriculture.

    For more than 10 years, David has been working exclusively in the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 domains. He has helped stand up multiple Enterprise SharePoint environments as well as designed and built numerous solutions utilizing PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and SharePoint. David has also assisted many organizations with protecting their data by building Information and Records Management systems within Microsoft 365. He is a knowledgeable and sought-after international speaker within IT circles and is consulted regularly by companies formulating their Digital Workplace strategies.

    David blogs at http://prairiedeveloper.com

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Derek Cash-Peterson

    Microsoft MVP

    Derek is passionate about building intuitive and useful applications, focusing on the design and user experience as well as the development.

    He has over 20 years of industry experience building customized intranets, extranets, and public facing websites based on the Microsoft stack. He specializes in front-end development and visual design/branding of SharePoint, Teams, and Microsoft 365. He brings a design eye to a developers world along with skills in information architecture, content architecture, and collaboration strategy skills.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

    Drew Madelung is a Cloud Solutions Architect and a Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services. He helps organizations realize what is possible with Microsoft 365 & Azure, onboard them in a secure and compliant way, and drive sustained adoption for those solutions. He is experienced in a range of technologies but specializes in the collaboration and teamwork workspaces such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. He has helped deploy Microsoft 365 to multiple global companies while rolling out modern information protection and information governance technologies. He has been doing Microsoft consulting for 10+ years with a strength in security & compliance solutions.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP

    With over 20 years of business and technology experience, Dux has driven organizational transformations worldwide with his ability to simplify complex ideas and deliver relevant solutions. He serves as the Chief Brand Officer of AvePoint who has authored the LinkedIn Learning course How to Build Your Personal Brand, the book SharePoint for Project Management, as well as numerous whitepapers and articles.

    As a public speaker, Dux has delivered engaging, interactive presentations to more than 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world. He also hosts the modern workplace podcast #ShiftHappens that focuses on how leading organizations navigated their business transformation journey. Dux advocates tirelessly for inclusion, using technology for good, and philanthropic initiatives.

  • Emily Mancini

    Microsoft MVP

    Emily is a lifelong learner. She is a passionate advocate for seamless user experiences- specializing in information architecture and user experience (UX master certified by Nielsen Norman Group). Emily is a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for M365 Apps and Services and a member of the Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices team. She thrives on building accessible structures to help people find what they are looking for and better understand their surroundings.

    Before joining Sympraxis, Emily fell in love with SharePoint Online while managing the Office 365 strategy at a fast-growing global biotech. There she implemented and led the Steering Committee, formed to prioritize projects by business need while maintaining close alignment with the company culture. She developed productivity training to drive user adoption during the company’s 10x growth over 5 years. Emily has a deep understanding of what business owners need to implement intuitive and scalable solutions.

    Emily’s experience as a communications manager, leadership development facilitator, and teacher provides a well-rounded background for interpreting and translating user needs across industries. She infuses each project with effective change management and compassion for pain points. Emily believes a human-centered process will yield the best results.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD & MCT

    Eric Overfield is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP, a PnP team member, and a leading expert in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Azure architecture, strategy, and development. Mr. Overfield, Chief Product Officer of PixelMill and Creospark, has over 24 years' experience with web design best practices and techniques, and over 18 years' experience with SharePoint and digital workplace architecture and implementation. Besides his in-depth knowledge of SharePoint’s capabilities, his expertise includes Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and Azure technology, design, and architecture along with custom solutions, TypeScript, JavaScript, and React. 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 engaged speaker and organizer of Microsoft 365 events as well as an active member of the PnP team.

    Speaker Certification
    RD, MVP, MCT
  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD

    Gokan is an independent SharePoint and Office365 consultant for Neoxy where he assists customers with building innovative, intelligent and responsive cloud driven solutions. With the Mobile first, Cloud first ideology, his goal is to empower every person and organization to do more with the Microsoft cloud and the ecosystem is perfectly aligned to accelerate this. Creativity, automation and perspective are what he loves most when using the Microsoft cloud, so every customer can be more agile, responsive and competitive. Gokan is a frequent – and funny – conference speaker. He presented at numerous national and international conferences and is actively involved in European and American conferences: Microsoft Techdays, Microsoft Experiences, European SharePoint Conferences, SharePoint Days and SharePoint Fest are a few major ones.
    A proud author of books that reached the half million of downloads and founder of several communities, Gokan is a real community warrior. Due to his active contributions in these domains, he has been honoured with Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Additionally, he is an active Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Microsoft Regional Lead for all MCTs in Belgium.
    You can always talk to me about: Soccer. World Traveling. Food. Next-Gen Cloud Systems. Architecture & Strategy. SharePoint + Office365!

  • Husein Sharaf

    President & CTO at Cloudforce

    Bio: As fearless head-nerd and President/CTO of Cloudforce, Husein leads an eclectic team of engineers in the development of complex cloud solutions to support critical systems for dozens of programs across industries and government. In addition to all things Microsoft cloud, Husein is also passionate about giving back to his Prince George’s County community and currently serves as the Chairman of the Prince George’s County Tech Council (PGCTC) and on the board of directors of STEMship, a local non-profit aimed at creating STEM learning opportunities for under-privileged youth.

  • Jamie Willis-Rose

    Federal Senior Technical Specialist at Microsoft

    I joined Microsoft in 2021 after 2+ years as a consultant with Microsoft Partners. Power Platform enabled me to make a career change in 2019 after 10+ years working in the broadcast industry where I was a SharePoint site collection admin and Power Apps Champion. I am passionate about the Power Platform, especially PowerApps and Power Automate.

    I co-organize the Washington DC Power Platform user group and I've presented at GlobalCon, Community Summit North America, SharePoint Saturday DC, the Power Platform World Tour, the Baltimore SharePoint User Group and the Power Platform Virtual Conference.

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft

    Jason Himmelstein is a Principal Program Manager on the Power BI CAT Team at Microsoft. He is a former Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services and Data Platform and a former Microsoft Regional Director with more than 25 years of experience working in the Microsoft eco-system. Jason has successfully architected solutions for customers of all sizes and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences around the world. He is also the co-host of the BIFocal.show podcast.

    Jason is the author of the O’Reilly book “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint”. Outside of this crazy working world, he is the father of 2 awesome dudes, a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP & PMP

    I enjoy facilitating discussions on modern IT practices and drawing lurkers into the conversation. I am a seasoned consultant with a focus on digital collaboration and stakeholder engagement. I use 20 years of IT experience to engage customers in designing solutions to increase the value and decrease risk within their Microsoft investments. I am AvePoint's US Federal strategic lead (www.avepoint.com), co-founder of the OTSN Podcast Network (www.onthespot.tech), co-host on "This Week in Teams" and "Buzzkill" podcasts, co-organizer of the M365 Chicago community conference, and host of the M365 Government Community Call.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, PMP
  • Jeanese Raymond

    Regional Operations Director

    I work with our operations team, sales, and marketing groups and have responsibility for delivery to our customers. I enjoy meeting new people and solving complex business challenges.

    I love the ocean and cruising on my Vespa.

    Speaker Certification
    PMP, MCT
  • Jesse Kellner

    Director of Programs at Cloudforce

    Jesse Kellner brings a unique breadth and depth of experience to his role as Cloudforce Director of Programs. While serving both our illustrious team of cloud ninjas and valued client portfolio, he leverages over 20 years of professional experience in leadership, project management, and business development.
    Jesse received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College before serving in vocational ministry at both established and emerging communities of faith. Thereafter, Jesse transitioned into the sales and business development space, culminating in over 10 years as a commercial real estate broker in the Annapolis, MD market. As he began to explore the next chapter of his career, Jesse turned to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2016. Jesse’s next career move would be a serendipitous combination of his passion for networking with his unbridled enthusiasm to promote Smith students when he became Smith’s Assistant Director, Employer and Business Development. It was in this role serving as a natural evangelist for Smith students that Jesse first crossed paths with his soon-to-be colleagues of Cloudforce—who were then actively recruiting some of Smith’s top talent! He continues his affiliation with UMD as a part-time Lecturer at the school.

    Now as Cloudforce Director of Programs, Jesse spends his time deploying tech ninjas to delight customers and harness the Microsoft cloud. Jesse is convinced that happy technologists deliver top technical solutions leading to delighted customers, a formula to which he remains committed as Cloudforce grows and scales.
    Jesse, his beloved wife, and two young children are in the process of developing their little log cabin home on almost 50 acres just south of Annapolis into a joyous family homestead and hospitality hub. He enjoys all things outdoors (bourbon around the bonfire, anyone?) and is an avid sports enthusiast, both participating in area old man leagues and stubbornly supporting his Washington Commanders, Orioles, DC United, Wizards, and Capitals.

  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

    Joanne Klein is an independent Microsoft 365 consultant, a 5-time Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services, and an Advanced Compliance specialist in the Microsoft suite of tools. Joanne works with her customers on planning and implementing information protection and governance controls across their Microsoft 365 environments to address the unique challenges of today's modern workplace. She’s a firm believer that it’s not all about technology.

    Joanne blogs about these areas with a focus on how to secure, protect, and govern information assets while minimizing end-user impact.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • John Kerski

    Microsoft PMP

    John leverages his 10+ years of technical and government leadership experience to help Federal Agencies, and private sector clients utilize Microsoft products to their fullest potential. His certifications with Microsoft products offers customers a high rate of return when looking to invest in Microsoft solutions.

    Speaker Certification
    Data Analyst Associate, PMP
  • John Peluso

    Microsoft RD

    John is a Technology professional with over 25 years of experience helping organizations understand how they can drive secure collaboration and business productivity through an effective use of technology. With a technical background in the Microsoft stack of collaboration products, and having held both technical and business management roles, John has a deep understanding of the priorities and concerns of both sides of the organization. In his current role as Chief Product Officer (and CTO (Public Sector) at AvePoint, John is responsible for helping customers balance innovation and governance in their journey to the cloud and designing products and solutions to support that journey.

    Speaker Certification
    RD
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

    John P White is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of UnlimitedViz, the makers of tyGraph. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and has been a Microsoft MVP since 2010 and a dual MVP since 2018.  He has spent far too long (since 1990) in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM.

    John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. This experience has proven invaluable when architecting systems alongside legacy applications. Over the past decade, he has been focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and is a frequent speaker on these topics.

    He blogs as actively as possible at the White Pages and is the co-host of the weekly BIFocal podcast which covers the Microsoft BI space. John lives in the country just outside of Guelph, Canada. He is the father of 3 boys, is an avid scuba diver, gardener, and photographer, both under and above the water (but mostly under). Samples of his work can be found at on Flickr.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Jonathon Segars

    Cloud Solutions Engineer at Cloudforce

    Jonathon is a Cloud Solutions Engineer with Cloudforce. With 10 years’ experience in the industry, he has a passion for learning and leveraging new technology to enable organizations to achieve their full potential. In his current role, he’s responsible for advising, architecting, and leading clients to cloud adoption in the Microsoft ecosystem. Jonathon holds several Microsoft O365 and Azure certifications and is always looking for the next challenge.

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

    Joy Apple is a Microsoft MVP and Director of Partner and Customer Success at Orchestry.
    As a seasoned information technologist, Joy strives to ensure technology is implemented with a purpose-driven, “human-first” approach. Teaching is one of her passions, and Joy finds personal and professional fulfillment volunteering in the Microsoft Community, speaking and educating others on best practices for success with Microsoft 365.
    During her time as a SharePoint/Microsoft 365 consultant and trainer Joy has had the opportunity to work across industries, including government and our armed services.
    When Joy isn’t working with the Orchestry team or speaking or writing as the “Joy of SharePoint,” she can probably be found at a music venue or the newest fun spot in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Julianne Hemingway

    Storyals - Inpisre, Motivate, Educate

    After spending nearly 20 years growing and transforming businesses around the globe, Hemingway launched Machem Capital, a business advisory and investment firm focused on helping early-stage, B2B and B2C start-ups in the lifestyle and technology markets, both in the U.S. and internationally. 

    Applying her real-world, in-the-trenches experiences in all aspects of running a business – from technology and training to sales and development she has been working with Storyals to drive adoption of the Microsoft 365 application suite.  She spends lot of her time coaching organizations on using the Microsoft products in a more effective and efficient ways.

    Speaker Certification
    MBA
  • Julianne Hemingway

    Storyals - Inspire, Motivate, Educate

    After spending nearly 20 years growing and transforming businesses around the globe, Hemingway launched Machem Capital, a business advisory and investment firm focused on helping early-stage, B2B and B2C start-ups in the lifestyle and technology markets, both in the U.S. and internationally. 
    Applying her real-world, in-the-trenches experiences in all aspects of running a business – from technology and training to sales and development she has been working with Storyals to drive adoption of the Microsoft 365 application suite.  She spends lot of her time coaching organizations on using the Microsoft products in a more effective and efficient ways.

  • Julie Turner

    Microsoft MVP

    Julie has been building software on primarily the Microsoft platform for over 20 years. With a degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in microprocessor system design from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, she came at software initially from a very low level but quickly realized her love and aptitude for developing rich user experiences and solutions. She worked her way up through internal IT ranks reaching a Director of IT position before realizing more impact could be made in consulting and really focused on the SharePoint platform in 2007. Since then her focus has been on the SharePoint platform, Office 365, Azure, and client-side development. She's the co-author of the Widget Wrangler JavaScript library and continues to try and help innovate SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for her clients. She also has been a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Office Apps and Services since 2017 and is a Microsoft 365 PnP team member.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Karinne Bessette

    Technologist for Product Strategy at Veeam

    -Technical background in network and security
    -Love learning and passing on knowledge
    -Well-versed in Microsoft (Office) 365 and Azure platforms
    -Veeam Software going on 5 years
    -Several active technical certifications
    Cisco Security (CCNA) and Cisco Routing & Switching (CCNA), CompTIANetwork+, Security +, CompTIA A+, Project +, and Linux Professional Institutes Essentials, Microsoft AZ-900 and AZ-103, Veeam VMCE2019 and VMCE2020, and VMware vExpert2020. More….

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

    Liz is a Program Manager at Microsoft and former Office Apps and Services MVP. Liz loves a challenge, so everything from a business problem to troubleshooting an error in a system is just another learning opportunity. As a trainer and international speaker, she hopes to inspire others to learn something they can apply to their own work immediately. When she is not working in SharePoint or traveling, you may find her in a variety of activities as diverse as she is: playing music, riding motorcycles, training her dog and even a craft or two. You can follow her on twitter @percusn.

    Speaker Certification
    MCT, PMP, MBA
  • Marc D Anderson

    Microsoft MVP

    Marc is President of Sympraxis Consulting, a virtual company centered around Boston, MA, USA. Sympraxis focuses on enabling collaboration throughout the enterprise using the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 platforms.

    Marc has over 35 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 (2011-2023). He is also a member of the PnP Team.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

    Mark is Group Manager, Modern Workplace Architect at Avanade and a Microsoft MVP with more than 20 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark’s daily responsibilities include forging the direction of solution architecture and development projects for clients while providing the best solutions for clients' unique problems. As a globally recognized SharePoint geek, Mark is an active blogger, presenter, author (and bacon aficionado) who is eager to lend his real-world knowledge of SharePoint to all who need it.

    In addition to speaking at various SharePoint & Office 365 conferences around the world, Mark is the organizer of The North American Collaboration Summit (www.collabsummit.org) in Branson, Missouri, the creator of the free InfoPath replacement tool StratusForms (www.stratusforms.com), and a podcaster at www.techsplaining.net

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Martina Grom

    Microsoft MVP & RD

    I am a Principal at atwork currently living in Vienna, Austria. My interests range from technology to travel. I am also interested in science fiction, writing, and innovation. I am recognized as an expert in Microsoft Cloud solutions. Since 2015, I am a Regional Director for Microsoft. My expertise is related to online technologies, and my specialty is in Microsoft Cloud Services like Azure and Microsoft 365. I help with architecture planning companies with cloud solutions, and provide strategy, consulting, governance, security and compliance and architectural planning of cloud projects. In addition, I am one of the organizational heads of cloudusergroup for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. I have authored numerous books, articles and blogs. My passion is online and social media, cloud computing, cybersecurity. I have a Master’s of International Business Administration from the University of Vienna, Austria. Talk to me about: Cloud Computing, Cloud Architecture & Strategy, Change Management, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Enterprise Social.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, RD
  • Michelle Gilbert

    Microsoft Director Modern Work Customer Success | President MN M365 User Group | Former MVP

    Director of Modern Work Customer Success responsible for Microsoft’s largest global enterprise customer. Former Teams Technical Specialist, Microsoft MVP and Office 365 solution architect in the Twin Cities, MN. She has been delivering business collaboration solutions for years with her focus on Teams, Viva, SharePoint, and Office 365. Michelle is the board President of the Minnesota Microsoft 365 User Group, community organizer of MN M365 Workshop Day and has been a member of the SharePoint community since 2009.

    Speaker Certification
    Former MVP
  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    Vice President of North America at WEBCON

    Mike Fitzmaurice, WEBCON's Chief Evangelist and VP - North America, is a recognized thought leader in workflow/business process automation, citizen development, and low-code/no-code solution platforms and strategies. He has spent over three decades on product, consulting, evangelism, engineering, and IT management. His decade at Microsoft included being the original technical product manager for SharePoint, having birthed, developed, and led developer evangelism on SharePoint through its first three releases. Other gigs included a decade at Nintex as Vice-President of Workflow and Product Technology and five years as Director of IT at the National Association of Broadcasters.

  • Mike Maadarani

    Microsoft MVP

    Mike Maadarani is a Microsoft Office Apps & Services MVP, and a Cloud Solutions Architect who has been providing strategic solutions surrounding architecture, planning, migration and governance for medium to large-scale organization. With over 27 years of IT industry experience, Mike spent the last few years managing and delivering collaboration solutions to a wide range of mid to large scale projects. He is an evangelist and visionary where he can and provide the business and technical leadership required for delivering successful global Microsoft 365 projects. This has giving him the opportunity to work with great talented colleagues and people who I have a lot of respect for their passion and dedication.

    He is an active member in the Microsoft 365 community and have spoken in many Microsoft conferences, local events, and corporate functions.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    Nate is an award-winning, certified technical trainer and content creator who specializes in Microsoft 365 apps and services. He creates content and training experiences for a wide range of Microsoft 365 topics including OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and the Power Platform. He has authored several M365-focused books including M365 certification exam guides, he blogs regularly at NateChamberlain.com, and is often a guest speaker at user groups and conferences.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    Nick Brattoli is an Ohio native, MPV, MCT, and Partner and Principal Consultant at Three Six Five Consulting. He’s worked in the IT Field for 20 years, 13 of which have been SharePoint-focused.

    Over the years, he’s worked in a variety of industries, such as Healthcare, Finance, Law, and Manufacturing. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and has building experience in the technologies surrounding SharePoint/Office 365, such as the Power Platform. In his free time, he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, goes on adventures, works on nerdy projects.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

    Paul is the Owner/Principal Architect at Don't Pa..Panic Consulting. He has been working in the information technology industry for over 35 years, and has played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. he has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the last 15 consecutive years and earned his Microsoft Certified SharePoint Masters (MCSM) certification in 2013.
    His core skills include architecting and customizing SharePoint environments both on-premises and in the cloud. He has significant experience leading SharePoint migration teams, troubleshooting infrastructure issues, and evaluating SharePoint environments for adherence to “Best Practices” and industry standards. He's authored several books and is a frequent contributor to the Microsoft forums.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCM, MBA
  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    Prashant G Bhoyar is a Microsoft AI MVP, Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer ( MCT ), and Microsoft Certified Professional. He currently works as Cloud Solution Architect at Applied Information Sciences ( www.ais.com ). He is a trusted advisor and Subject Matter Expert in Conversational AI, Applied AI, Intelligent Business Process Automation, development, and post-implementation adoption of complex custom solutions in AI, Machine Learning, Bots, Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Power Platform, and SharePoint. Prashant has supported a multitude of government agencies and non-profit organizations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Prashant is the co-author of the book “PowerShell for Office 365 “and is the technical reviewer of the book "Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration." He serves on the leadership committee for the Azure Data Fest conference, Artificial Intelligence Fest conference, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning User Group, Northern Virginia SQL User Group, and DC Metro Office 365 User Group. He is a renowned international speaker and actively speaks at technical conferences, most recently in India, Canada, England, Bangladesh, Peru, Washington DC, Austin, New York, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia. Fun fact??, Prashant is a recipient of the "Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America" for his outstanding service in Antarctica.
    Microsoft MVP Profile Link : https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5002595?fullName=Prashant%20G%20Bhoyar

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Rima Reyes

    Principal Product Manager for Microsoft Teams Engineering at Microsoft

    Rima Reyes is currently a Principal Product Manager working in the Microsoft Teams Product Group at Microsoft. She is on the Teams Platform Ecosystem team leading application development and Teams integrations for Healthcare, Legal & Government industries, working with Microsoft's largest and most strategic Partners/ISVs to bring those solutions to life. Prior to her start in Teams Engineering in 2018, Rima had spent the first 13 years of her career building solutions in SharePoint while working at Northrop Grumman IT, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft Federal Consulting Services. She was also one of the founding members of the Women in SharePoint DC user group and previously worked at the White House Situation Room for 6+ years. Rima currently resides in the Washington, DC area with her goldendoodle, Levi, and is passionate about using Virtual Reality for both fitness and work productivity.

  • Rob Windsor

    Microsoft MVP

    Rob Windsor is a Senior Consultant and Trainer. He has almost twenty five years’ experience developing all types of applications and is currently spending a majority of his time working with Office 365 and SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups and is a contributor to the Pluralsight On-Demand library. Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his involvement in the developer community.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Roxy Ndebumadu

    Chief of Staff for Trust & Safety and Customer Experience at Twitch

    Roxy is a badass game changing brand strategist. But let's not forget modern day fashionista too! On a good day she works on the Trust & Safety and Customer Experience team where her creativity helps lead the building, development, and enforcement of Twitch's community guidelines. 

    At night some call her superwoman but usually Councilwoman suffices. If you don't see her jamming at Pilates, abruptly knocking on Rima’s door, or prancing around in Louboutin's, know something is wrong. Her podcast will be launching in January. Stay tuned!

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    Ryan Schouten has been developing on SharePoint since December of 2006 and has worked with every version of SharePoint since version 2(2003). Since that time, Ryan has developed a love and understanding of SharePoint that helps him to be comfortable in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 no matter what area he is working in. This knowledge allows Ryan to discuss complex concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. Ryan loves getting out and connecting with the community.

    Ryan travels the country speaking about SharePoint and Office365. Ryan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Microsoft MVP and has been working to help others be successful in their SharePoint endeavors.

    As the CEO of Mahay Consulting, Inc, Ryan has the needed understanding and skills to help organizations architect solutions to their problems.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

    Sarah Haase is an enterprise collaboration strategist, corporate librarian, and product manager responsible for implementing enterprise-level governance, compliance, and adoption strategies for Microsoft 365. She's also a blogger, Innovation Games facilitator, international speaker, Microsoft Apps & Services MVP, and a community organizer for SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. You can find Sarah online at http://blog.splibrarian.com and @sarahhaase. You can listen to her on the Microsoft 365 Voice podcast (m365voice.com).

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Scott Money

    Director of Operations at DocPoint Solutions

    I work with our sales and marketing groups and have responsibility for delivery to our customers. I enjoy meeting new people and solving complex business challenges.

    I like things that go fast and also stop.

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    Scott Shearer is a Microsoft 365 evangelist, Microsoft MVP and MCT. Scott has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry implementing Microsoft products and technologies. He has held positions ranging from systems administrator to developer to trainer. Scott is a regular speaker at M365 community events and a top contributor to the Microsoft Power Automate Power Users Community site.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

    Stephanie is the Technical Community Lead at Avanade, with a focus on engaging Avanade's technical leadership communities and their passion for technology. As a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, she has been setting a strategic path from discovery to successful implementations using an innovative approach and consistent methodology. Stephanie is an active blogger and event speaker with over 10 years of experience in SharePoint projects and over 20 years in IT - from basic deployments to information architecture, content management, to business process automation. You can follow Stephanie at @stephkdonahue

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, RD
  • Stephen Duffy

    Senior Solutions Engineer

    I work with our operations team, sales, and marketing groups and have responsibility for delivery to our customers. I enjoy meeting new people and solving complex business challenges.

  • Stephen Rose

    Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Teams at Microsoft

    Since 2009 Stephen has led IT pro product marketing for a wide variety of products at Microsoft including Microsoft 365, Windows, Surface, Office and OneDrive. He now leads IT Pro Security, Management and Privacy for Microsoft Teams and is the host of the show Inside Microsoft Teams.

    Stephen holds over 20 technical certifications and been certified since Windows NT 4.0 and (sadly) still remembers what an IRQ is. It is also possible that Stephen may be the last living member of the Columbia House Record and Tape club.

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

    Susan Hanley is a consultant specializing in the "people side" of intranet and collaboration solutions. She is a Microsoft M365 Apps and Services MVP and writes the Essential SharePoint blog for Computerworld at www.computerworld.com/blog/essential-sharepoint. Her areas of expertise include information architecture, knowledge management, collaboration and intranet strategy, user adoption, governance, and business value metrics.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MBA
  • Tamara Bredemus

    Learning Strategist Manager & Adoption Specialist at Planet Technologies

    Tamara Bredemus is currently an Evolve 365 Learning Strategist Manager and Adoption Specialist with Planet Technologies specializing in end-user adoption, training, and relationships.

    She was the Deputy Director of Collaboration Services with the City of Minneapolis. She headed up a team of Collaboration Evangelists and Engineers who used 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 with her husband, Tom Duff of One Minute Office Magic. Tom and Tamara met at the 2015 Ignite Conference and the rest is history. She enjoys dancing with Tom, helping others learn how to use Microsoft products, and bending SharePoint to her will.

  • Timothy Boettcher

    Head of North Ameerica at MaivenPoint

    By taking complex ideas and communicating them in engaging and realistic ways, I specialize in helping organizations find opportunities to drive true value from digital transformation with their technology investments. In my current role as Head of MaivenPoint, North America, I help bring AvePoint's cutting-edge edTech innovations for teaching and learning in the Cloud to both the Corporate and Education industries alike.

    A Microsoft Certified Professional with over 20 years in the IT industry (including 15+ years specialized exclusively in leveraging the Microsoft Collaboration and Productivity stack) across APAC and USA, I have been invited to speak at industry events around the world, generating excitement and sharing real-world experiences on transformative digital solutions.

    Connect with me here: http://timothyb.id.au/

    Discover MaivenPoint here: https://www.maivenpoint.com

    Speaker Certification
    Microsoft Certified Professional, SharePoint / Masters in Business Information Systems
  • Toni Pohl

    Microsoft MVP

    I work as consultant and I am specialized in designing solutions for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure. I'm a conference speaker, blogger, and Microsoft MVP.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP

    Treb is a Power BI MVP and business intelligence expert with 24 years of experience.

    Prior to becoming CEO of Marquee Insights, he worked in leadership positions at Microsoft, Starbucks, Wachovia (now Wells Fargo). He has been recognized as Data Platform MVP from Microsoft.

    Treb lives in the Seattle area with his wife, children and corgi and holds an MBA from Wake Forest University.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • Ulrika Hedlund

    Productivity Advisor and edTech-entrepreneur

    Ulrika Hedlund is an ex-Microsoft employee and EdTech entrepreneur. She is the founder of Storyals and Business Productivity. Ulrika is passionate about technology and the value it brings to end-users. Using video-based storytelling she helps organizations all over the world drive adoption of Office 365. She has authored numerous courses and is a frequent blogger. Ulrika has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm and an Executive MBA from London Business School. She has been identified as a top technology visionary and selected as a trusted advisor to Microsoft as part of their Regional Director Program. Ulrika has spent many years working in the United Arab Emirates. Since 2022, she lives with her husband and three kids in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Speaker Certification
    Regional Director
  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

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

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    Vlad is an Office 365 consultant helping organizations get the most out their Microsoft 365 Digital Workplace. IT Professional at heart, Vlad focuses on helping administrators deploy, manage, automate, and configure governance across services such as SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams.

    As an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped over a million IT Professionals and end-users across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of Office 365 and the greater Microsoft 365 platform. Vlad is the author of three SharePoint books published by Apress and over 25 courses on Pluralsight covering SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and the Power Platform.

    Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2013 and has his own blog at https://VladTalksTech.com. He also shares his knowledge by speaking at conferences around the globe and local community events. Vlad is often featured as an expert on other industry related websites and blogs.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

    Wes is an independent consultant based in Minneapolis, MN and works primarily as an O365 / PowerApps / SharePoint platform evangelist, product specialist and solution designer. Wes assists organizations through platform roadmap creation, planning and governance, and alignment of business needs with out of the box SharePoint platform and PowerApps capabilities. Wes has been a developer, IT Pro, consultant, and technology evangelist for over 20 yrs and has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2009. He was an organizer and frequent speaker at the Minnesota SharePoint User Group (MNSPUG) for over 4 yrs and is now a board member and speaker for SharePoint Saturday - Twin Cities events. Wes has been a contributing author to two books: - "Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects (Microsoft Press, 2012)" - "SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One (Wrox, 2011)". Wes maintains a blog at http://www.idubbs.com/blog.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP
  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

    William (Andy) Huneycutt is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) specializing in Office 365 and SharePoint. He has worked as a training instructor, courseware developer, and consultant for ASPE Training since 2011.

    As a courseware developer for ASPE, he develops custom training and coaching solutions for Office 365 and SharePoint. His primary focuses are Business Process Automation, SharePoint for Business Analysts, and Workflows for SharePoint. Business Process Automation is centered on out-of-the-box solutions for content services, form services, business automation processes through workflows, and no code solutions.

    Andy currently serves on the advisory board for the SharePoint Institute, an organization dedicated to the advancement of professionals through real-world SharePoint certification. He also serves on the leadership committee of the Charlotte Area SharePoint User Group and SharePoint Saturday for Charlotte, NC.

    Speaker Certification
    MVP, MCT
  • Yarin Negri

    Director of Marketing at CardioLog Analytics

    Boosting Adoption of Microsoft 365

    Passionate about helping organizations improve their portals by understanding how they are being used. Focusing on the areas of adoption, usage, search, governance, and more, Yarin helps organizations continue to optimize and enhance their M365 environments.

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