Adam heads the Microsoft SharePoint Professional Services Practice at Quest Software. His experience includes advising enterprise clients about Microsoft’s Unified Communications strategy. With more than 10 years of experience creating solutions utilizing Microsoft systems and infrastructure, Adam is skilled in Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Office, and SharePoint Portal Server (MOSS) platform integrations and configurations for deployment, architecture, design, governance, and operational management. A recognized subject matter expert in Windows Server 2008 and the Office 14 application platform, Adam has written white papers, maintains his own SharePoint blog and is a contributing author to .NET Developer’s Journal. Prior to Quest, Adam worked for a number of consulting partners as a senior consultant for Windows Server 2008 and 2003; Exchange 2007 and 2003; SQL Server 2005; and SharePoint Portal Server 2007 (MOSS). Adam spent three years at Microsoft in addition to consulting for Convergent Consulting; Andelogic, Inc.; Tech Heads, Inc.; and Interlink Group, LLC.
Alex Kirillov is a product manager for Microsoft SharePoint migration products at Quest Software. He joined Quest in 2005, and has held various positions, from software analyst to development program manager. Alex has worked on various migration and management products for enterprise deployments of Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies. In his current position, he works with Quest customers and partners, as well as various groups inside Quest, to determine best practices and product directions for Quest Migration Manager for SharePoint and Quest Public Folder Migrator for SharePoint.
Barry has been a SharePoint Technology Specialist with Microsoft for the last several years, but has been working with SharePoint since 2000. In his current role, he is tasked with guiding some of our largest enterprise customers in the use, deployment and development of applications on the SharePoint platform. He has worked for Microsoft for the last 10 years in a number of roles, from Microsoft Consulting Services to Technology Strategist for one of our largest global customers. Barry has a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science and is also a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), specializing in .NET development and business process automation.
Becky Isserman has been a SharePoint Developer, since 2005 when she attended the Portal University with Levi, Ray, and Shoup in Springfield, IL. She is an Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD). She has been a web designer/developer since she was fifteen hand coding HTML 3.0 websites in NotePad. She enjoys working with SharePoint 2007, because she can perform the roles of administrator, developer, designer, and architect. She has presented at seven code camps, two conferences, and three user groups in the past two years. She currently lives in Somerville, NJ. She works for Gig Werks in Yonkers, NY. She lives with her two cats, Gambit and Rogue, plus her boyfriend, Johnny. If you would like to contact her you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill out the contact form at her blog http://www.mosslover.com
Brad Maust (MCTS) has over 20 years of experience in IT. He began working with online DOS-based collaboration environments in 1989 with a software company in Bakersfield, CA. Brad has over 10 years of consulting experience primarily with Microsoft Products and Technologies. He has been a SharePoint Architect and Senior Consultant with several Microsoft-certified Gold Partners in the Bay Area. He has provided consulting and professional services to various government agencies and educational institutions including U.S. EPA, US NRC, USDA, US DOE, WVU, and Stanford. Most recently, he was invited to join the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq as a SharePoint Engineer and Subject Matter Expert. He has worked for Hewlett-Packard, Delta Airlines, Cisco, Matsushita, EDS, Compaq, and Michelin as well as several Silicon Valley companies such as Genentech, Xilinx, and WebVan. He was a trainer and instructor at universities in Sichuan, China where he taught Microsoft Official Curriculum courses. He has led several certification study groups across the nation and in October 2008, Microsoft asked him to lead the San Francisco Bay Area SharePoint User Group. The SPUG began with a handful of attendees; it has grown to San Jose and Sacramento with a total of over 200 attendees and over 1,000 members today.
Chris McNulty has over twenty years’ experience in financial services technology at State Street, Santander, GMO and John Hancock/Manulife. He is SharePoint practice lead at KMA, a New England Microsoft Gold Partner, where he leads engagements using SharePoint, SQL Server, Project Server, and .NET. Chris also holds an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in Investment Management and Corporate Finance. Chris is a member of the Microsoft Solutions Advocate and MVTS programs, and holds both MCSE and MCTS certifications. A frequent speaker, and author of the popular Microknowledge blog (http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge
), he is a contributing author on an upcoming SharePoint 2010 book.
Chris Riley is a pure Technologist and recognized industry expert in document recognition, ECM, and analytics technologies. Founder of LivingAnalytics and now Senior ECM & Document Capture Architect at ShareSquared, Inc., Chris lives and breathes technology and has been helping companies buy, use, and optimize advanced technologies given their business process and use case. Chris’s focus on market education has helped expose underlying problems in the acquisition and use of advanced technology and has helped both end-users and vendors mitigate the challenges to achieving ultimate success. Riley has 12 years experience in this arena, owned three software companies, and obtained several technology and business awards. He has degrees in Business Administration, Computer Science, and Mathematics, and holds certifications from the enterprise content management (ECM) trade organization AIIM as “Enterprise Content Management Practitioner (ECMp)” and “Information, Organization, and Access Practitioner (IOAp)”. Mr. Riley is a sought after speaker, and educator throughout the content gathering and delivery space.
Christian Buckley is Director of Product Evangelism for echoTechnology, an Axceler company, where he helps drive product strategy and marketing. Christian previously worked at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager on the enterprise hosted SharePoint platform team (now part of BPOS), and also led an engineering and PM team in advertising operations.
Prior to Microsoft, Christian was managing director of a Red Hill Partners, a bay area consulting firm, co-founded the technology non-profit East Bay Innovation Group (eBig.org), and participated in several startups, through which he worked with IBM, HP, Cisco, Matsushita, Solectron, Seagate and other large hi-tech and manufacturing firms to deploy collaboration and supply chain solutions.
He is in the process of writing an ebook with Mike Watson on social computing in SharePoint 2010, due out this fall, and is co-author of three books on IBM Rational Software configuration management and defect tracking solutions, and can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.net
In addition to being a partner at Convergent Computing in San Francisco, Colin performs the roles of Senior Consultant, Project Manager and Technical Writer. He currently specializes on the design, implementation, and support of Microsoft-based solutions, with a current focus on Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and related technologies. He's been with CCO for over 18 years and has provided a wide range of IT related services to a many hundreds of organizations.
Colin has published extensively, including as the co-author of several books on Microsoft SharePoint, including the best selling "SharePoint 2003 Unleashed" and "SharePoint 2007 Unleashed" books from Sams Publishing. He also co-authored "Sams' Teach Yourself Microsoft SharePoint 2003 in 10 Minutes" and is completing "Sams' Teach Yourself Microsoft SharePoint 2007 in 10 Minutes" which will publish in Q4 2008. He has also contributed to numerous other Sams Publishing titles on Microsoft technologies, a book on project management best practices, has written articles for DevX.com, blogs for Network World, and presents regularly on Microsoft technologies. In 2008 he presented keynotes and technical sessions for the Penton Media SharePoint Pro Live conference series in Dallas, Chicago, Seattle and Denver.
Corey is the Lead Engineer for the SharePoint Product Support Team at Rackspace Hosting. He is focused on R&D, implementation, and Systems Administration.
David currently runs Moss Delight Services, a company focused on SharePoint solutions. As a SharePoint Architect and Developer, his goal is to make SharePoint as user-friendly and application-rich as possible. He is also currently authoring SharePoint 2010 Developer cookbook for ASP.NET developers.
Dux Raymond Sy
With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management, Dux 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-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.
A sought after speaker, Dux has presented in various Microsoft and Project Management Institute (PMI) events worldwide. He regularly blogs on topics related to project management, SharePoint and globalization at MeetDux.com.
Erica Toelle is a digital native with a business consulting background. Erica has been helping companies with SharePoint since 2004, by creating business solutions revolving around Enterprise Content Management, Collaboration, and Communities. She has written several Enterprise Content Management whitepapers for Microsoft explaining SharePoint’s features and how to leverage them in a business context. Erica understands how to communicate about SharePoint to both a business and technical audience to foster shared understanding among everyone involved with a project.
Gary has been in the IT industry for over 25 years, working with a variety of platforms and technologies. For the last 14 years he has focused exclusively on the Microsoft suite of tools, executing both small and large scale projects equally. His extensive experience with SharePoint includes architecting, developing and implementing deployments for up to 60,000 users worldwide in one client scenario. He is an MCTS in SharePoint as well as an MCT. He is so focused on the SharePoint product, his FL license plate reads SHRPNT
Greg Kiefer (MBA, PMP) is a leading expert in application development and system integration. He has published numerous articles on application design, software development techniques, and project management. For nearly two decades, he has managed a highly-respected consulting firm that develops software applications and provides innovative approaches for customers to meet the growing need to leverage technology when solving business problems. Mr. Kiefer has a master's degree in Business Administration and remains concentrated on information technology development. He serves on both the GTC Advisory Council and the CIO Academy advisory committees and teaches classes in Project Managerment at UC Davis. His organization is a Microsoft Gold Partner.
Jeff is a ten year veteran of the Managed Application Services and SaaS group at AT&T (formerly USi, the company that pioneered the delivery of Software-as-a-Service way back in 1998), during which time he has been a consultant and team lead on a wide variety of Microsoft-based software and managed hosting solutions.
Jeff now collaborates with AT&T’s Enterprise customers worldwide as they “Rethink Possible” in the planning and design for their fully managed SharePoint hosting solutions powered by AT&T’s industry-leading Synaptic Infrastructure.
John Burkholder is a Senior Project Manager for Digicon
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.
Laura has worked for over 16 years delivering Information Technology as a business asset in both the public and private sectors winning several awards for the innovative use of technology. She is competent with Microsoft and open-source solutions and has a wealth of experience in training, business process automation, and operations. Laura facilitates and authors SharePoint courses at the USPJ Academy and maintains a blog at www.diegotrashcan.com
. When Laura is not focused on work, she enjoys motorcycling and is a highly qualified scuba diver.
Matthew Lathrop joined Rackspace in October of 2007 after several years facilitating internal operations, procurement and vendor management in the Austin area. Matthew’s skills sets were best utilized within Rackspace when it came to discussing operational efficiencies with companies how to better utilize capital resources. Quickly moving internally within Rackspace, Matthew started working with new acquisition for small-to-medium (<$100M annual revenue) sizes business who engaged Rackspace for hosting services. From there, his scope broadened to include Enterprise (<$250M annual revenue) level companies and more complex infrastructure configurations. Matthew is current a dedicated resource to the SharePoint Team within Rackspace and holds the title of SharePoint Evangelist to ‘preach the good word’ about all matter SharePoint related; internally and externally for Rackspace. As SharePoint Evangelist, his role is two-fold; Project Managing SharePoint deployments and potential new customers while helping to build the SharePoint brand name for Rackspace by working with 3rd Party vendors/consultants that offer additional SharePoint services which reside outside the scope of work for Rackspace.
Michael Doyle, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE
Currently Michael is working as the SharePoint Architect for Waggener Edstrom, one of the leading PR companies with offices around the world. Michael has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the last seven years. He has been in the software arena professionally for the last 20 years and has worked for companies such as A-dec, Fedex, Intel, NETWARCOM, Deloitte and Touche, HCA, Vanderbilt, and others. Michael has done consulting, teaching, and professional software development. He got his B.E. and M.S. from Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, he likes to kayak and travel. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
Michael Noel is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He has authored several major best-selling industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Significant titles include SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 10 Minutes, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience across six continents leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.
Mike Watson (MCSE, MCSA) is a Principal at SeriousLabz specializing in SharePoint manageability, scalability and availability. Prior to SeriousLabz, Mike was a Senior Architect at Quest Software, and before that he was at Microsoft, where he was instrumental in planning and deploying Microsoft Managed Services and Microsoft Online, as well as Microsoft Services efforts such as MOSSRAP (MOSS Risk Assessment Program) and SLM (Service Level Manager). Mike is a top-rated speaker at technical conferences, an instructor for Microsoft's Certified Master program, and a frequent contributor to whitepapers, articles, and books.
Mikhail Dikov is a Principal Software Engineer in the R&D team of Global 360. Mikhail has worked on various ECM and BMP products and solutions at Global 360 spanning from legacy systems to the SharePoint components of Global 360’s BPM suite.
Nicholas Carr is AvePoint’s U.S. Sales Manager – Pacific Region, and works from the company’s San Jose, CA office. Having worked for many years with enterprise-level Microsoft SharePoint deployments, Nick has a long record of ensuring seamless integration of AvePoint’s solutions into complex, large-scale environments. His knowledge of SharePoint backup and management strategies has earned him multiple speaking opportunities within the SharePoint community and at technical tradeshows and events. In addition to managing AvePoint’s OEM relationships with IBM and NetApp, Nick’s clients include Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and Booze Allen Hamilton.
Oscar is a SharePoint Solutions Architect and Managing Partner at SharePointAce Consulting Group, LLC. He has over 14 years of software development experience and has been involved with SharePoint since its first version (SharePoint 2001).
Previously a Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) North West Region with focus on the SharePoint Products and Technologies Platform.
His technology experience dates back to the dotcom era where he was working at a couple of startups pushing the envelope with technology for consumer oriented eCommerce consumer oriented web sites.
Oscar attended The Academy of Art University and is a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).
Paul J. Swider
Paul J. Swider is an international speaker, writer and freelance consultant. In addition he is president of the Charleston SharePoint Users Group and a contributing author of the new Professional SharePoint 2010 Development book published by Wrox Press. He is an accomplished entrepreneur straight from a barrier Island near Charleston; SC.
Paul consults with some of the most successful companies in the world. 17 years of software consulting experience combined with many Microsoft certifications and speaking credentials has made Paul an authority in the SharePoint Community. Paul has trained and consulted thousands of SharePoint administrators, developers and architects.
Over the past 6 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.
This has 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.
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. Since 2004, Shai has been training developers in maximizing the SharePoint platform utilizing a unique curriculum he created in collaboration with KWizCom experts. Shai's curriculum is used in several Microsoft official training centers worldwide.
Mr. Carroll has run High Monkey Consulting over the past decade and is instrumental in HMC’s three practice areas: Collaboration, User Experience and Interface Design / Development. Mr. Carroll has 10+ years working with Microsoft technologies and is currently pursuing his 2nd Master’s Degree in Human Computer Interactions.
Mr. Carroll is currently an MCT and MCTS in SharePoint and speaks all around the world on collaborative topics. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and a level of enthusiasm that would infect any audience, Mr. Carroll will use his sense of humor and storytelling ability to engage audiences while providing them with practical advice on collaborative best practices. Mr. Carroll has been speaking locally and nationally for over 15 years.
In the recent past Virgil was a presenter at the SharePoint 2008 conference as well as SharePoint Best Practices conferences in Washington DC, San Diego, California and London, England as he continues to spread the important message of keeping business first.