Seattle, Washington

PWR EduCon Speakers 

  • Charles Lamanna

    Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Business Applications & Platform

    Charles leads the Engineering teams for the Business Applications & Platform (BAP) in the Digital Transformation Platform Group. The BAP team includes Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent, Power Portals, Dataverse and AI Builder products.

    Under his leadership, the Dynamics 365 service moved to Azure and evolved into a fully managed SaaS–on a single version, with regular updates. The Dynamics 365 platform is now one of the largest fully Azure hosted SaaS (software as a service) products in the world, deployed to over 30 datacenters and supporting the entire Dynamics 365 business.

    Before that, Charles worked in Azure for 4 years, leading the engineering teams that created Azure Resource Manager, Azure Autoscale, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Activity Logs, and several other management related capabilities. Before Azure, Charles founded MetricsHub, one of the first offerings for public cloud cost management and service health monitoring. MetricsHub was acquired by Microsoft in 2013.

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

    As an early adopter of the Power Platform, Daniel has first-hand experienced the growth of these products. Daniel's 15+ 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.

  • James Olenik

    Microsoft, Director of Product Management, Dataverse

    Director of Product Management, Dataverse

  • Julie Strauss

    Microsoft, General Manager, Power Platform Pro Developer & Admin Experiences

    Julie leads the engineering organization driving the Pro Developer and Admin Experiences across the Power Platform.
    Her team delivers cross platform experiences to empower IT administrators and Pro Developers to drive digital transformation at scale and is delivering industry defining governance controls, and natively integrated no-cliffs management, and pro developer experiences.
    Julie has 20+ years’ experience building customer centric experiences across a variety of disciplines and divisions in Microsoft and is passionate about empowering the IT & Pro Developer to drive digital transformation thru fusion teams!

  • Ryan Cunningham

    Microsoft, Vice President, Microsoft Power Apps

    Ryan Cunningham is the Vice President for PowerApps, Microsoft’s low-code application development offering. Ryan has led PowerApps to millions of global users across Office 365, Dynamics 365, and standalone applications – helping everyone from citizen developers to professionals accelerate their delivery of enterprise line of business applications. Ryan holds advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and the London School of Economics and is a frequent presenter on the low-code movement.

  • Stephen Siciliano

    Microsoft, General Manager for Power Automate

    Stephen is the General Manager for Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow) —a product that democratizes intelligent automation by empowering everyone to build automated workflows that reduce manual, repetitive tasks. Prior to starting Power Automate, Stephen worked on Azure Logic Apps and Azure Autoscale and Alerts.
    He joined Microsoft in March 2013 when MetricsHub—a SaaS company that kept its customers' cloud applications up and running for the lowest possible cost—was acquired by Microsoft. At MetricsHub, he was a co-founder and its Chief Design Officer.

  • Ben Vanderberg

    Principal Platform Evangelist - 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.

  • 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 http://MessageCenter.show. You can follow Daniel online at https://DanielGlenn.com and @DanielGlenn on Twitter.
    Daniel is a sought-after trainer, providing customized Power BI and Power Automate training for companies around the world. He is also passionate about giving back and building the Microsoft technical community. Daniel holds leadership roles in various local user groups, serves as an organizer for SharePoint Saturday Nashville, and is a co-host for the popular "365 Message Center Show" for REgarding365 at http://MessageCenter.show. You can follow Daniel online at https://DanielGlenn.com and @DanielGlenn on Twitter.

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

    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, President and co-founder of PixelMill, has over 23 years' experience with web design best practices and techniques, and over 17 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.

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director & MVP.

    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!

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft Regional Director & Microsoft MVP

    Jason Himmelstein is a Microsoft Regional Director & 7 time Microsoft MVP, awarded in Office Apps and Services for Microsoft 365 and Data Platform for Power BI. With more than 20 years of experience working with Microsoft and related technologies and a strong passion for technology, Jason has spent the past 13 years dedicated to SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and Microsoft 365. Jason has successfully architected solutions for customers of all sizes and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences around the world. He also is an organizer/advisor of multiple Users Groups and SharePoint Saturdays, co-host of the BIFocal.show podcast, and has served as the SharePoint/Office 365 Track Chair for several National conferences. In his day job he is a Senior Manager at EY in the Financial Services Tax Technology & Transformation Division.

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

  • 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.

  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Program Manager

    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.

  • 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

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    VP - North America, 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 more than 25 years of product, consulting, evangelism, engineering, and IT management expertise. His decade at Microsoft included being the original technical product manager for SharePoint, helping launch and shepherd its first three releases; it was Mike who birthed, developed, and led developer evangelism on SharePoint, positioning it as a development platform. 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.

  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

    Nick Brattoli is an Ohio native, MPV, MCSE, and self-employed Consultant, as well as the Collab365 Community Manager. He’s worked in the IT Field for 19 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 Azure AD and ADFS. In his free time, he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, goes on adventures, works on nerdy projects.

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

    Paul is the Owner/Principal Architect at Don't Pa..Panic Consulting. He has been working in the information technology industry for over 30 years, and has played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. he has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the last 12 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.

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT

    Prashant G Bhoyar is a Microsoft AI 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

  • Sameer Mohammed

    Microsoft Practice Lead

    Sameer is a Microsoft Practice Lead at AQL, speaker, and author with more than 25 years of technical consulting experience. He has worked with a wide range of enterprises, delivering high-impact solutions based on various technologies and platforms like RPA, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SharePoint, and more. Below is the link for his book on RPA “Improving Business Value with RPA”

    https://aqltech.com/robotic-process-automation-consulting-services-ad/

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP | Office 365 enthusiast | User adoption advocate

    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).

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Microsoft 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

    Scott Shearer is a SharePoint and Office 365 evangelist and Microsoft MVP. Scott has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry implementing Microsoft products and technologies. He has held positions ranging from systems administrator to developer to trainer. Scott is an MCT and Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist Master. Currently, he is an Office 365 consultant providing innovative and cost effective solutions leveraging out of the box functionality. Scott is also known for mentoring and training SharePoint site administrators and frequently conducts SharePoint end user training sessions. He is a regular speaker at SharePoint events and a top contributor to the Microsoft Flow Power Users Community site.

  • Shawn Gray

    I am a Solutions Engineer at Nintex and focus on facilitating process management and automation solutions with the Nintex Platform. I’ve been with Nintex for almost five years and have enjoyed every minute of successfully delivering solutions to businesses to enhance their SharePoint (and beyond) experiences.

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MBA

    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.

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP | MCT Regional Lead

    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.

  • 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.

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

    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.

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