Amanda has been working with SharePoint for 6 years, starting off as a WSS 2.0 admin. Backtracking slightly to SPS 2.0 user and power user, she progressed to 2007 and has recently begun dabbling in 2010. Business roles as an enterprise content manager and intranet manager have led her to focus on SharePoint information architecture and governance. More
Brian K Seitz
Brian is a Management Consultant and Enterprise Architect with over 30 years of experience reengineering functions and processes for many of the Global 100 corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, and Samsung Electronics Corporation. He has recently joined Satory Global as Business Architecture Lead providing process and performance guidance both internally and to Satory's key accounts. Mr. Seitz has been on the leading edge of business performance improvement and the application of computer technology to solve real world problems. He provides insights and thought leadership through his blogs, magazine columns, white papers, analyst reports and consulting engagements. Brian has been identified as a ghost contributor and credited with developing the Digital Nervous System concepts used in Bill Gates’ book and set the foundation for Microsoft's Active Directory. Additionally he; Co-developed Microsoft's Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) methodology and trained MCS consultants and clients worldwide in the creation of value cases; Contributor to Microsoft's MSF, co-developing Enterprise Architecture Planning methodology. While at IBM he was charged with the reengineering of strategy and marketing processes for the corporation; that for the first time in industry integrated and applied Six Sigma, ISO9000 and CMM in a strategy and planning context. This process has now been applied at many of the global 100 corporations that are thriving in today's economic climate.
L. Carlos Rodriguez is a SharePoint Solutions Architect and .NET consultant with over 25 years experience in Enterprise software training and software consultancy. Carlos is an expert in the areas of Database, communications and User interface technologies. For the past 5 years, Carlos has been specializing in SharePoint Solutions architecture and infrastructure technologies providing training solutions to such companies as Lowes, Deloitte, Northorp Grumman, NASA and others. Carlos is based in Flowery Branch, GA a suburb of Atlanta, GA.More
Based in Philadelphia, PA, Christina (MCTS: SharePoint) is a SharePoint Trainer for Mindsharp and Founder of CM Portal Solutions, LLC. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Christina has a background in graphic design, web development, custom solutions.
Corey J. Milliman is a Systems Engineer, based in AvePoint’s McLean, VA regional office, and has extensive experience in implementing AvePoint solutions into complex SharePoint deployments within the federal government, and the private sector in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over thirteen years of experience in SharePoint and SharePoint deployment, Milliman is well-versed in implementing and maintaining SharePoint portals and sites as well as developing custom applications. His expertise and contributions to the SharePoint community have earned him speaking opportunities at technical conferences, symposiums, and user groups throughout North America.More
With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management, Dux (you're right, it's pronounced as "ducks") has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is currently a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft Gold certified, business technology consulting and services company that employs a business-first approach to successfully implement SharePoint for clients. As a thought leader in maximizing project team collaboration, he is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management” published by O’Reilly Media. He is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of SharePoint technologies with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications. He has successfully managed the implementation of various SharePoint-based solutions for commercial, educational and government institutions.
Ed Hild is the Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA specializing in Portal and Collaboration solutions. At the MTC, he meets daily with both commercial- and public-sector customer to discuss business requirements and map them to the Microsoft platform. He helps customers understand product features, best practices, and necessary customizations for them to realize SharePoint’s full potential. Ed is a dynamic speaker and has previously presented at Microsoft Dev Days, Tech Ed, and Microsoft SharePoint Conference events as well as many local area user groups. He published an advanced SharePoint developer book through Apress entitled: Pro SharePoint Solution Development and the 2010 version is out now as well. Ed’s previous experiences include a high school teacher, government contractor, and lead developer at a Microsoft partner.More
"With over 12 years of experience, Mr. Avanesian has been involved in a diverse range of technology projects across multiple industries in both the private and public sectors. His extensive background covers areas from network infrastructure, systems architecture, development, full life-cycle implementation to systems integration solutions with industry leading technologies. As a network and systems administrator, Mr. Avanesian has architected disaster recovery and business continuity procedures including offsite redundant backups and failovers for continuous operation and minimal downtime. More
He has also lowered Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by implementing streamlined policies and standardizing a 1,500 workstation environment with centralized administration with Novell Netware and Microsoft networks using full life-cycle implementation with Regression, Systems, and User Acceptance Testing. Mr. Avanesian has implemented many systems integration projects to use existing best-of-breed COTS solutions with customization to fit the client needs. He has been involved in the deployment of the largest enterprise based SharePoint solution with real-time replication under Microsoft.It provided a common""Commander's Dashboard"" for consistent look-and-feel and one stop for all critical information across Air Force Central Command.
Some of his subject matter expertise includes Microsoft Technologies (including Server, ADSI, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL), Development, Database, Network and Systems Infrastructure as well as Systems Integration. He has implemented projects utilizing standards such as CMMI and PMP guidelines in order to manage projects to the highest levels of success.
Fabian is a Chief Architect at Adotob, LLC. Fabian was the CTO for WING, Inc. Recently, he was the Chief Internet Developer for the Department of Defense's Global Emerging Infections System and a Sales Engineer at Citrix Incorporated. Catch him on Twitter as @FabianWilliams or his blog at http://www.sharepointfabian.com/blog
Greg Galipeau is an Enterprise Architect at the Department of Treasury. Greg has been working with SharePoint since the 2003 version and has consulted on over 25 different SharePoint implementations ranging from the private sector to government. Prior to 2003 Greg was an architect specializing in .Net. Since focusing on SharePoint in 2003, Greg specializes in all aspects of SharePoint including architecture, development, governance and branding. Now a government employee, Greg is responsible for the architecture of the SharePoint sites at the Department of Treasury including the external websites and internal collaboration/content management portal that will support over 140,000 users. Greg is a certified MCP, MCAD, MCSD and MCTS for SharePoint, SQL Server and .Net.
I am an information technology specialist with over 10 years of diverse Engineering, Architecture, Development and Analytic experience. My focus is SharePoint Engineering/Architecture and the Microsoft Enterprise Stack. I have experience in large commercial and government enterprise deployments of SharePoint. Additionally, I have specialized skills in cloud computing as it relates to Microsoft tools and technologies. I recently founded JHC Technology which specializes in the practical application of information and technology to improve the effectiveness of organizations, greatly reducing capital expenditures on hardware by leveraging Cloud based solutions.
"John Burkholder is a Senior Project Manager for DigiconMore
Corporation, where he is the primary business manager for
SharePoint and specializes in architecting hosted SharePoint
environments. He has extensive experience with architecting MOSS, WSS as well as enterprise systems environments in general. John first started working with SharePoint since 2001 as an administrator and has been working with technology for 25 years. John also coaches Odyssey of the Mind and Chess for elementary school students.
Kathryn Birstein is an independent software consultant in the NYC metropolitan area. She has been a SharePoint Architect for the last four years and has worked with Microsoft software in various other capacities for many years before that. She is the founder of the NYC SharePoint Developers User Group (http://meetup.com/nycsdug
) and recently presented on Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010 at the NYC and Boston SharePoint Saturdays. Her recent clients include Microsoft, the United Bank of Switzerland and the New York Power Authority. She is presently consulting at McKinsey & Company where she is architecting and deploying SharePoint 2010.
Linc Williams is the Director of Strategic Services for i3solutions with over a decade of experience in the areas of Software Development, Infrastructure Design, Business Intelligence and Project Management. Mr. Williams has been responsible for the successful completion of several major solution implementations for clients such as the U.S. Army, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Education Association (NEA). Mr. Williams is a consummate professional, combining a background of technical development expertise with a keen understanding of business and management requirements to ensure our clients continually see measurable returns on their investment. Linc is presenting at several conferences this year including the Association of Proposal Management Professional National Conference, Microsoft Government Contractors Summit, SharePoint Saturday: Baltimore, SPS-NYC, SPS Virginia Beach, SPS Boston and the Northern VA SharePoint Users conference.
Lisa Ruff, Business Development Manager for Mobile Entrée has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. She has worked for both Hardware and Software organizations, including 13 years as a Technology Specialist with Microsoft Corporation, 12 of which were in the Federal Systems Organization, providing enterprise technical sales solutions to several US Government agencies including all branches of the DoD and many civilian divisions. Lisa graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore MD and earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a varsity letter in Lacrosse.
"Lyudmila is a Microsoft technology specialist and Microsoft Certified developer with over ten years IT experience,
working as a SharePoint Consultant for MRM Worldwide.
She is one of the founders of the NYC SharePoint Developers User Group (http://meetup.com/nycsdug
Lyudmila has been a speaker at SharePoint Saturday in NY and LA
"Mr. Sigman has 28 years experience in the information technology arena, including considerable expertise in Portal design, information architecture and knowledge management. He is experienced in systems and applications full system life cycle management. Mr. Sigman’s expertise includes application development, systems integration, team building, gap analysis, knowledge management, portal and web development, project management; business requirements analysis; vendor selection; strategic and tactical planning. Mr. Sigma is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer specializing in SharePoint and Information Worker collaborative solutions based on the .NET Framework. He has expertise in Microsoft portal design, portal implementation, systems architecture, systems integration and application life-cycle management.
He is a retired Naval Officer (retired at the rank of Commander). He is currently the Senior SharePoint Architect at ActioNet, previous positions have included Solutions Architect at Microlink, Principal Consultant for Portals at InfoReliance, and Director of Technology at Amyx
Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD
Michelle has over 15 years experience in IT, project management, healthcare and R&D and is currently a Lead Business Consultant at Aquilent, Inc. specializing in Health 2.0 and Government 2.0 solutions in the federal space. She is a recognized Healthcare SharePoint SME and has spoken at two SharePoint Saturday DC events as well as two DC Health 2.0 events on innovative technologies and knowledge management in the DoD. She is also a founding member of the Women in SharePoint group launched in May 2010 and will lead the DC regional WSP group starting this year. Michelle was previously a Manager, Information Systems and Senior Network Administrator at General Dynamics Information Technology supporting JTF-CAPMED and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. During her tenure at GDIT, she started the GDIT SharePoint User Group, the Health Services Group SPUG and architected micro-enterprise solutions as the SharePoint SME for Health Services Group as well as providing innovative client-facing solutions. Prior to this, she served both as enlisted and officer in two branches of the military.
"Mark has been developing software applications for over 15 years filling the roles of Project Manager, Business Analyst, Lead Developer, and Software Architect. He has been involved in projects for such companies as Dell, Motorola, Intel and Agilent Technologies. He has worked in large corporate environments, small software start-ups, and as a consultant. Mark currently works for Juniper Strategy, LLC (http://www.juniper-strategy.com
) as a Solutions Architect making key SharePoint architecture and development decisions as well as bringing the appropriate SharePoint Best Practices to his clients and customers.
Mark’s goal as a speaker, blogger, and author is to help every new architect and developer avoid the frustrations and brick walls he ran into while learning SharePoint.
Mostafa Elzoghbi is a Microsoft C# MVP since 2006, A technology advocate likes to share his knowledge and experience with Microsoft communities through online and offline events. Working with SharePoint for the last 4 years and heavily involved in designing and developing SharePoint solutions. Working for MetroStar Systems as a Sr. Software Engineer. Mostafa Holds MCAD,MCSD,MCTS,MCT professional certifications. You can connect with him in twitter: @MostafaElzoghbiMore
Nimrod has over 15 years of experience in software design & development for real-time avionics systems and Microsoft-based IT systems. He has worked with SharePoint both as a developer and later as a solution architect since the 1st SharePoint release.
Paul Galvin has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years in a number of roles including software development, consulting and most recently SharePoint solutions design.
"Over the past 7 years I have had the pleasure of working extensively with SharePoint as an end user, developer, administrator, architect, business analyst, and consultant. In this time I defined, architected, developed, and implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations of WSS on a single server, to 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations.
Technology, challenges, and business are the things I am most passionate about. These passions have resulted in me working with truly fantastic people who I admire, and respect for their dedication, intelligence, and generosity. I absolutely love learning, and have found that people seem to love teaching, sharing, and helping as much as I do. As a result I have a habit of getting involved in a great many community events (organizing and presenting) which always leave me a bit smarter, stronger, more humbled and better off.
I hope to see you/speak with you at the SharePoint Saturday DC Federal conference as it’s an amazing event where hundreds of people exchange and share experience, knowledge, and relationships to help us all become even better at our jobs and the things we are passionate about.
Sam Manicka is a Technical Manager and Senior IT Architect with more than 17 years of experience in the full life cycle development of complex enterprise level applications and systems, project methodology and technical project management in the public and private sectors. He specializes in the design and delivery of enterprise content management, portal and collaboration systems using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and other content management suites. In addition to his expertise in ECM solutions, Mr. Manicka has extensive experience in all phases of the software life cycle development methodology. He architected and led development and integration efforts to implement the Distributed Learning System for the U.S. Army. More recently, he has worked at a DHS component developing and implementing agency’s intranet and collaboration platform using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. He has the recognized ability to take on difficult and challenging tasks even those outside of his “comfort zone” and deliver innovative and exceptional results. He has demonstrated the proven ability to work in any technology and technical environment and develop innovative solutions to customer problems.
Scott Singleton is a Senior Consultant and a Lead SharePoint Architect at i3solutions and has been working as a software architect and programmer for over 18 years. For the last three years he's been focused on leveraging his design and development skills to solve customer's business challenges in SharePoint as well as managing large implementations with user counts in excess of 100,000.
Scott Spicuzzi is an industry veteran with over 30 years in the storage, backup/recovery, disaster recovery and business continuance software industry. Scott has spent time with Epoch Systems, EMC, StorageTek, Legato, InMage Systems and Neverfail, where he has distinguished himself as a top contributor, both individually and in various managerial roles.More
"My background spans 11 years of supporting the unique demands of Federal and state government sectors.
I am a US Navy veteran with extensive background in cloud services support and implementation, configuration management, process development, SharePoint backup and recovery, and SharePoint integration.
My primary projects include supporting the Obama Administration's Open Government initiative in bringing transparency to government leveraging SharePoint platform integration with a wide range of Social Media applications and internal government platforms and applications.
I currently support multiple SharePoint implementations within the fast-paced, high pressure legal community in downtown Washington DC providing End User support for the US Attorney General's staff and related sections and components.
I am the co-founder of the Baltimore SharePoint User Group and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 Configuration
Shai Petel has vast experience in software development, consulting and training for organizations. He is currently responsible for KWizCom’s product development and technical research.
Srini is Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist with over 10 years of experience designing and implementing IT solutions on a variety of platforms, including SharePoint Services, SharePoint Server 2007 and now evaluating SharePoint 2010. He works in many areas within SharePoint; however, his area of expertise includes SharePoint Features, the SharePoint API and Branding. As a subject matter expert, Srini is often asked to review, improve and approve a variety of technical designs and approaches. He regularly contributes to several blogs, has done a fair amount of speaking, training and authored several screencasts.
Vishwas Lele is an AIS Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the company vision and execution of creating business solutions using .NET technologies. Vishwas brings close to 20 years of experience and thought leadership to his position, and has been at AIS for 13 years. A noted industry speaker and author, Vishwas is the Microsoft Regional Director for the Washington, D.C. area and a member of the Connected Systems Division Advisors group. Additionally, Vishwas has received an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Solution Architecture award for both 2006 and 2007. Prior to joining AIS, Vishwas worked for Tata Unisys and Microstrategy. Vishwas received his Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from Nagpur University in India and his Masters degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.