Adam is a SharePoint consultant, who started working with SharePoint as SharePoint Developer and Administrator. He is both an MCPD & MCIPT for SharePoint 2010 and has recently joined the team at Avanade UK. Over the last 5 years he has helped deliver a variety bespoke internet publishing sites, corporate extranets and internets for both large and small organisations, as well as solutions with Office 365. He has spoken at previous SharePoint Saturdays and User Groups.
He blogs online www.thesharepointbaker.co.uk and you can find him on twitter sharepointbaker.More
An is an IT Consultant passionated about and living for SharePoint in the broader sense. She has built a broad experience in different domains of SharePoint such as content & collaboration, governance, portal, user adoption. Thanks to her interest in the technical side, she is can bridge the gap between Business and Developers keeping in mind the out-of-the box SharePoint platform and all related technologies.
An is an indepedent SharePoint Business Architect working for several consulting companies, and customers in various industries.More
Andrew Murphy works closely with both customers and partners to produce innovative process based solutions. He has several years of relevant field experience in the design and development of mainstream software. Through his role as Senior K2 Technical Specialist, Andrew has a background in K2 consulting and advising on the implementation of medium and large-scale solutions across market sectors. Andrew is a regular contributor at Industry events and has presented at Tech Ed, workflow “shoot out|”, SharePoint conferences and various other virtual and physical events. Andrew is also responsible for presenting to the Analyst community and has done recent technology updates for Gartner.More
Asaf Matyas is Sales Executive at AvePoint, where he works directly with enterprise customers and partners throughout Europe, sharing proven strategies and best practices for SharePoint migration, governance and enterprise content management (ECM). His extensive understanding of ECM and knowledge management initiatives, as well as his experience in SharePoint since the platform's debut in 2001, has garnered him speaking opportunities at technology conferences and seminars worldwide.More
Brendan Griffin has been working with SharePoint since 2004 and is a SharePoint 2010 MCM. He works at Microsoft UK where he is a Senior Premier Field Engineer focussing on delivering proactive services such as the SharePoint Risk Assessment Program (RAP) to Premier customers.
He has worked with some of the largest enterprises in the UK covering the legal, banking and telecoms sectors.More
Daan Seys is an experienced SharePoint Architect at CTG BE. Starting his career as a SQL Administrator and transitioned to SharePoint Technologies back in 2008, today specializing in corporate search technologies for SharePoint. Daan hails for Ieper in Belgium and outside of work is a big animal and nature lover.
Daan is an experienced and appreciated speaker at CTG. Energetic presentations (with a slice of humor) are a regular part of his job as a SharePoint Architect. As a search evangelist within his company he loves to take the audience on a interesting trip in an eye-opening world of possibilities.More
Elio Struyf is a SharePoint Consultant at Xylos, a leading ICT service company, specializing in Systems Integration, Systems Management, Information Worker Solutions (SharePoint Consulting) and Learning.
He has a passion for branding / graphical desing, and that is what he mainly focussed on the last five years.
Knowledge sharing and gathering are two of his main triggers to start the day. If you want to know more, you can check out his blog at: http://estruyf.be/blog More
My name is Gokan Ozcifci, also known as SharePoint Pirate and I am real passionate about Microsoft SharePoint Server.
I’m working at the company Vision Consulting Group in Belgium, a multinational and a Microsoft GOLD Partner. I have specialized in SharePoint since January 2010, almost 3 years (it feels like 3 days!). Actually I work for the biggest “energy client” in Belgium. I'm depending from the architecture team and I'm the lead of the SharePoint Administrators group.More
Jan Tielens and Ilse Van Criekinge
After several years as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Jan joined Microsoft as a Technology Advisor for the Collaboration Platform. In this role he works as a trusted advisor for enterprise customers and partners. His main focus areas include SharePoint, Social, Collaboration and Search. Jan is located in Belgium, you can read his blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/jan and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jantielensMore
Jasper Oosterveld lives in Amsterdam with his wife Katie and dog Millie. He has five years’ experience as a SharePoint Consultant. In his role as SharePoint Consultant, he supports customers with the process of implementing SharePoint.
Jasper is an active member of the SharePoint community. He regularly speaks at community events such as Wortell TechReady, DIWUG and SharePoint Saturday. He is the co-founder of the site SPCNL. SPCNL collects Dutch SharePoint articles written by SharePoint experts and enthusiasts. In February 2012 he received the Microsoft Community Contributor award for supporting the SharePoint community at the TechNet forums. More
I am a Solutions Architect at J-Solutions and a managing partner with Flexamit b.v.b.a.. I've been involved in Microsoft Technologies since 2000. He covered those technologies from many different angles: developer, architect, trainer, IT manager, solutions architect and business leader.
The last 4 years I focused myself on and became certified in the SharePoint technology. The last year Office 365 became one of his biggest expertise areas awarded with a MVP Status. Within these technologies I focus myself on the end user experience and the architecture.
Together with my clients I build intranet and collaboration solutions based on SharePoint. By using the Office 365 platform I help small, mid-size and enterprise companies in their journey to and in the cloud. I am a frequent speaker in many Office 365 and SharePoint user groups within Europe.
In 2011 I joined Microsoft Belgium as a Premier Field Engineer for SharePoint. I have a broad knowledge of server products, and my main focus is on the infrastructure side of SharePoint with emphasis on performance & high availability.
Joris Poelmans works at Realdolmen, an IT services company based in Brussels, Belgium. Main areas of expertise are ECM solutions on the Microsoft platform with a focus on SharePoint Server. He has been working with SharePoint since 2001 and has been a SharePoint MVP for 8 years in a row. He has been blogging on SharePoint since 2004 at http://jopx.blogspot.com and you can follow him on Twitter - @jopxtwits.
Jussi Mori studied IT in Zurich Switzerland and started to work as a IT supporter and Notes DB developer for Swisscom Ltd. Very soon Jussi took over several roles in IT project and application management within Swisscom. After 6 years of working experience in large enterpise environments, Jussi changed to a small IT consulancy company, called Interact Consulting AG, doing Document Imaging solutions. There Jussi worked as a document imaging spacialist, building scanning centers and OCR solutions. After diving into the world of document imaging and document management, Jussi decided to focus his work on collaboration systems and information worker productivity. The most logical step at that time (around year 2007), was to focus on SharePoint.
In April 2008 Jussi founded Peaches Industries GmbH together with Chris Müller (SharePoint MVP) in Zurich Switzerland. Together with Chris, Jussi developed consultancy models to dertermine information worker productivity and how measures can be applied to increase information worker productivity.
Since the start Jussi is fascinated about collaboration and especially the social aspect of collaborative systems. Recently Jussis work has been publshed in the German SharePoint Magazine and CMSWire.com online magazine. The topics are mostly around information worker producivity and End User motivation.
Interview with Christian Buckley (SharePoint MVP) about gamification:
I've been working on Microsoft technologies since 1991, and started with Site Server in 1996 before moving on to SharePoint in 2001. Since then I've worked as a consultant, trainer and author on SharePoint.
After leaving Microsoft in 2009, I've been running my own company in Helsinki, Finland. I hold all the relevant Windows Server, .NET and SharePoint certifications. I'm a Microsoft Certified Trainer (since 2003), and a Microsoft Certified Master on SharePoint 2010. More
First, Kevin DeRudder is a cross platform developer and owner of eGuidelines. Next to delivering consultancy and training at several big customers, Kevin spends a lot of time learning everything new under the IT sun (no, the real sun, not the java sun).
This knowledge is something that he loves to share at conferences, user groups where he is from time to time invited to speak.
Last but not least, Kevin is also a lector at the Technical University of West Flanders where he prepares the next generation web developers. More
Koen is a Consultant at Microsoft Services who is thrilled about SharePoint and the world around it. Although being a consultant at Microsoft puts the focus on the architecture side of SharePoint, the need to “build stuff” keeps haunting him. His history with SharePoint goes back to the introduction of the beta of 2007 after which the main focus (and passion!) has always been SharePoint. Since that day, he has been involved in several SharePoint projects. During the last years the main focus has been on SharePoint 2010 from an architectural and infrastructural point of view, in combination with development assistance, coaching and quality reviews. Most of those projects consisted of the implementation and deployment of public facing SharePoint 2010 sites. Recently SharePoint 2013 has surfaced and he is involved in the architecture of several collaboration and publishing environments, while additionally setting up the development and deployment infrastructure. When he is not having fun with SharePoint he can be found covered with dust renovating (demolishing?) the house or spending quality time with his family.More
25+ years in IT. Projects in various industries and variuous business processes (production, maintenance, banking, leasing, professional services, ...). In recent years a strong focus on SharePoint, Information Architecture, Business Process Modeling and Workflows.
Management function at Spikes with responsibilities in Process Management and Innovation a.o. in Enterprise Social Coimputing.
Marijn Somers is the founder and owner of Balestra. For over 5 years, Marijn has been active in various roles to help clients deliver successful collaboration and content management solutions. These roles included Project Manager, Presales engineer, evangelist, SPOC (Single-Point-Of-Contact), trainer, analist and administrator.
Recognizing the value of word-of-mouth, Marijn is active in multiple communities. Passionate about technology, you can find him in usergroup meetings both on stage as in the audience. This results in a wide network of contacts with outstanding professionals.More
Mark has been actively involved with SharePoint technologies since 2003, but with the product becoming so vast, chosen to focused on Business Intelligence. Since 2009, Mark has co-directed ID Live – a UK based SharePoint consultancy, where he has co-ordinated many large scale, Microsoft BI projects around the world and brings a wealth of real world experience. Mark has been an active member of the SharePoint community for many years. He is a regular speaker and co-organiser of the SharePoint User Group UK (SUGUK), and has presented BI sessions at various SharePoint conferences and SharePoint Saturday events. Away from the perils of working with SharePoint, Mark lets of steam practising the self defence system of Krav Maga, playing the role of ‘bulletman’ in FAST Defence seminars, or following his beloved West Ham Utd. More
Matthias Fonteyne is a SharePoint Architect at RealDolmen. He has a broad SharePoint project experience, both as a technical lead and as project manager. He tries to design solutions that use the most out of the box, with minimal custom add ons. He can be reached on twitter @mfonteyne.More
Michael Denzler – Innovation Manager, AvePoint
Michael Denzler is AvePoint Inc.’s Innovation Manager, and is Microsoft Certified as a Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Professional Developer (MCPD). His experience includes supporting customers in the implementation of cost effective and successful management, backup, and optimization solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, with specialties in migration, backup and recovery, replication, storage optimization and archiving. Michael is a regular speaker at many conferences, including the Keynote for the SharePoint 2013 Roadshow in Vienna, Hamburg and Dresden. He has held sessions on SharePoint Replication and Migration at ShareConf in Düsseldorf/Neuss, with other sessions at SharePoint Conference in Vienna in 2011, and at Collaboration Days in Switzerland from 2010-2012. An active member of the SharePoint community, Michael has interacted frequently with SharePoint Usergroups in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He also is a regular contributor for several well-known industry publications, including SharePoint Magazine and VSOne Magazine. Michael also writes about his experience on his blog, http://sharepoint.denzman.com, where topics include backup and disaster recovery, IT security, and data migrations.More
Michael has been working for 15 years in the ECM space. Since 2 years he is Vice President of Software for Dicom International AG, in this role he has build up a whole ECM porftolio solely focussed on Sharepoint going from capture components to Records Managment and long term archiving storage.He has a very extensive background in the industry and is specialised in presenting ECM and Records Managment in a fluent, easy digestible way so anybody who is interested can actually follow why and how.More
Mikael Svenson is a principal consultant for Puzzlepart, a SharePoint consultancy and software vendor that creates productivity applications for SharePoint. He has worked in the field of search for over 10 years, implementing solutions for major international corporations and governmental institutions.
Mikael is a SharePoint Server MVP as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Mikael is also the main author of “Working with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint” on Microsoft Press and spoke recently about search at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas.
Premier Field Engineer (TBD)More
Peter is a community speaker and co-organiser of SharePoint User Group UK East Anglia Region. He has been working with SharePoint since 2004, lives in Cambridgeshire (United Kingdom) and can often be found on Twitter under his online identity baddaz. His working life is spent leading and delivering SharePoint Solutions to companies across UK and Ireland for ISC Software Solution.More
I am active in Business Consulting and Project Management for more than twenty years and has worked for companies like Philips, Ferranti, Cap Gemini and RealDolmen. The last 10 years the core competence was ECM/WCM, Document & Content management, Collaboration & Knowledge Worker solutions. Recently, the aspects of Social Computing and Workflow/BPM were added to my competence list... In these projects, I was consulted to define the strategy, to apply innovative approaches, to perform business process modeling, to successfully implement solutions and last but not least to assist in the change management and user adoption. I am an independent business consultant for SharePoint implementations since 2001.
Peter Plessers works as product manager and SharePoint architect at Spikes. He has been working with SharePoint since 2007. His focus is primarily on workflow and BPM solutions on SharePoint. He is responsible for the development of the SpikesTogether Case Management and Collaborative Workflow solutions.
Robin Van den Broeck
During my career I have been a programmer, analyst, project manager and architect mainly focusing on Microsoft technologies such as .NET.
I have been working with SharePoint since the beginning of 2008.
On the SharePoint platform I have been a programmer, business analyst and infrastructure specialist.
For the last three years I'm working as a SharePoint infrastructure architect for the banking industry.
I've been passionate about cloud technology since the days of BPOS and have more recently turned to working with Office 365 and Azure.
I strongly believe in the cloud model, where I see a lot of future in the integration of Office 365 with Azure for creating very complex user experiences where collaboration, document management and business customizations meet each other.More
During my 15 year long career I have had the privilege to experience a wide range of different business sectors, giving me a broad view on how business as well as persons and personalities work and how to interact with them. In those 15 years I managed several projects that were critical to the organization.
What comes to technology, my main expert area is the management of projects that makes use of Microsoft SharePoint. In the past I have worked with SharePoint 2007, 2010 and after the release of the beta version I started working with SharePoint 2013. As a project leader in those projects I was not only responsible of the planning and budgeting of the project, but also focused on the business and the translation of their needs into requirements. Once those needs were clear, given my experience with the platform, I assisted and managed the translation of those requirements into solutions based on the SharePoint platform.
Serge Luca & Isabelle Van Campenhoudt
Serge Luca is a SharePoint MVP and has been working for more than 10 years on SharePoint; he works as a SharePoint Business Unit manager at ICT7 and is Subject Matter expert for Microsoft Learning.Serge is an international speaker and author or 2 incoming books on SharePoint 2013 and on Workflows in SharePoint 2013.Serge has executed several assignments for the Microsoft SharePoint team (Redmond)
Isabelle Van campenhoudt is a SQL Server MVP and has been working with SQL Server for more than 10 years.
She is Business Unit Manager for SQL Server/data at ICT7 in Belgium.
Stephane Eyskens has been working with SharePoint since late 2006 and has participated to various real-world implementations. He is also SharePoint Server MVP since 2008 and likes sharing and exchanging with other SharePoint folks! He is currently busy writing a book on SharePoint 2013 and tries, as always to keep up-to-date with technology which is a permanent and challenging task!
Steve Dalby is an experienced and solutions-driven IT strategist and leader who offers a proven track record of results delivery and high-level business improvement within the IT sector, spanning over 30 years.
He has lead high performing teams across countries and continents defining processes and strategies to deliver Information Management projects across a range of business sectors
Steve has extensive international experience with businesses such as Ford Motor Company, Aspentech.com, Heineken, US Army (Europe) 3Com Customer Service, Global Health Organisations and structured organisations like British Telecom, London Fire Brigade and Financial institutions.
Steve has delivered Email to Remote medical facilities in Africa in 1994 where power for the link was generated by Bicycle and Battery…. In 1984 he was involved with connecting the first back-bone cables between British Telecom and Mercury Communications finally breaking the Telecoms monopoly in the UK and in 1999 to support London from potential failure of its 999/112 emergency call system developed a standby Data centre and connectivity for 180 fire stations to stay connected which included the transfer of key staff to the back-up centre by Fire Engine.
Today Steve works with business across Europe to ensure that they get value for Money spent on SharePoint solutions. Explaining that information management and Organisation structure are not the same thing and asking…. What is your core information stream, who owns it, who needs to see it and defining how long its lifecycle is?
Steven Van De Craen
I've been working as a SharePoint consultant since 2005 and still loving it. Sure there are those days when you pull your hair out after stumbling upon a bug or limitation in SharePoint, but when the dust settles and you manage to create to solve the issue, implement what was requested or more, you feel satisfied and happy.
I also maintain a blog on http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest and tweet occasionally via @vandest1 about SharePoint and tech.
When I originally started doing SharePoint I was a pure developer, but over the years I've grown more and more into an administrator or architectural role. Still, I'd like to see myself primarily as a developer and at best an accidental administrator.
My areas of interest in SharePoint are Claims and Search. I don't pretend to be an expert in either, but I've gathered my share of experiences that I'd be happy to share. So with FAST Search integrating with SharePoint 2013, these are quite the interesting times for me.More
Wesley De Bolster
Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Belgium, covering development technologies and SharePoint.
Wouter Van Vugt
Wouter van Vugt is a SharePoint MVP, architect and trainer working with Fortune 500 companies in Europe. He is the co-author for various Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Early Adopters' Programs and has taught many developers, both Microsoft FTE and external in the finer points of SharePoint. In his spare time, he continues his developing life by maintaining CKSDEV, the one stop Visual Studio 2010 extension for SharePoint developers, as well as other tools used by the community at large.More