Ahmed Hafeez is a Technology Management Consultant based in Massachusetts with over 15 years of experience in solving business problems through information technology. He has advised and assisted a range of companies, from Fortune 500 to startups, drive competitive advantage through the use of information technology. He has worked on a range of projects including: SharePoint, Intranet/Internet/Extranet portals, enterprise product development, technology strategy, technical assessments, and package selection /implementation. He has held a range of positions at companies including: Edgewater, Ask Jeeves/Ask.com, and Oracle. He holds an MBA degree from Babson College and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University.
Andrew is a Director of Software Technology for Tallan, with 13 years of experience in custom business software development, primarily in .NET, BizTalk and J2EE. He is an active speaker at New England Code Camps and user group meetings, offering insights from his hands-on work at clients such as barnesandnoble.com, XL Insurance and Lincoln Financial Group. In addition, Andrew is a BizTalk Virtual Technical Specialist, leads the Team System ALM practice at Tallan and has been certified as a PMP and Trainer for the Professional Scrum Developer program.
More Brian Berry is the Director of Technology Consulting at Blum Shapiro Consulting in West Hartford, CT. He has over 10 years of consulting experience with Microsoft Information Worker and Business Intelligence technologies: SharePoint Server 2010, PerformancePoint Services, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Master Data Services. He blogs on these topics (and others) at http://blogs.blumshapiro.com/bcbblog and tweets from @BrianChBerry
Chris Bortlik works at Microsoft as a SharePoint technology specialist. He works with Enterprise customers and partners in the Northeast in a pre-sales technical role. Chris speaks frequently at Microsoft events (including the SharePoint Conference) and SharePoint Saturday and user group meetings. Chris is a contributing author of the "Essential SharePoint 2010" book. He also publishes a blog on TechNet. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Chris was a customer for 14 years working in technical IT architect, development and management roles – primarily leading .NET and SharePoint related projects. Chris holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology and an MBA with MIS concentration from the Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business. Outside of blogging, Chris is also active on social networking sites including LinkedIn and Twitter.
More 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 at events around the US, Chris is the author of the “SharePoint 2010 Consultant’s Handbook – Managed Metadata Service” and also writes the popular Microknowledge blog (http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge). He lives with his wife Hayley, and his children, Devin, Nathaniel and Rachel, in Milton, Massachusetts.
Christian Buckley is Director of Product Evangelism for Axceler, where he drives partner and community development. Christian previously worked at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager on the enterprise hosted SharePoint platform team (now part of BPOS), and also managed an engineering team in advertising operations. Prior to Microsoft, Christian was managing director of a regional consulting firm in the San Francisco East Bay, participated in several startups, and 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 co-author of three books on IBM Rational Software configuration management and defect tracking solutions, and can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.net
More As an experienced SharePoint developer/engineer I am accomplished at using my years of experience to analyze, develop, & deploy business solutions with excellent customer service and attention to detail. I also have proficiency in utilizing SharePoint Designer, C#.NET, T-SQL database programming, and the JQuery language for enhancing SharePoint’s usability
Dan is a technology specialist with 24 years in the industry who is a master of client and server infrastructure and software. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups. He has participated in many technology and non-technology community groups. Dan is the IT Pro Evangelist (Public Speaker / Community Audience Lead) - Microsoft Corporation (blogs.TechNet.com/DanStolts) @DanStolts
Eugene Rosenfeld is the CTO of Black Blade Associates, and 2-time Microsoft MVP awardee. He started his IT career as a database programmer and soon moved into enterprise application integration (EAI) and portal systems. Eugene holds a strong belief that all systems should have the innate ability to intelligently communicate with one another. Most recently he has been heavily involved with distributed systems architecture, Services Oriented Architected (SOA), peer-to-peer systems, and cloud computing.
Eugene spends his time developing innovative SharePoint products and utilities, like the docBlock Ascend, which brings virtual documents to the SharePoint platform and incorporates Eugene’s interests in distributed systems, SOA, peer-to-peer systems. Eugene also maintains his blog, "Things that Should be Easy". Check it out for tips that may make your current project a little easier.
Fernando Leitzelar is a senior SharePoint architect and consultant with mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., where he regularly interfaces with clients and development teams to design SharePoint-based solutions. Fernando also delivers SharePoint developer, administrator and end-user training. He has been working with SharePoint 2010 since its release, having worked extensively on designing and architecting sophisticated MOSS 2007 and 2003 applications. He maintains expertise in MOSS 2007/2010, JPoint, SharePoint Designer, ASP.NET, C#.NET, and SQL 2005/2008 reporting and business intelligence tools.
More Geoff Varosky (MCP, MCTS) is the Director of SharePoint Development and Evangelism at Grace-Hunt, LLC (www.grace-hunt.com), a Microsoft Gold Partner focusing on SharePoint and Dynamics Solutions based out of Hudson, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications for over 13 years, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 6 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (www.bostonsharepointug.org), co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston (www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston) and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups, including the SharePoint Best Practices 2010 Conference and the SharePoint Technology Conference. He also maintains a blog on SharePoint at www.geoffvarosky.com
Jason Gallicchio is an Independent SharePoint Architect. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in both WSS and MOSS. He has been in the tech field for over 10 years providing end user support and solutions. The last 4 years have been working exclusively with SharePoint Technologies. He is the founder of the Princeton SharePoint User Group in Princeton, NJ as well as a speaker and organizer for many SharePoint related community events.
Jeff Willinger is the Director of Social Computing and Portals at Rightpoint, specializing in corporate intranets and portals and increasing employee engagement inside the four walls. A true character with character, he fuses the gift of communications with the acumen of strategic and creative thinking. With experience spanning more than two decades, Jeff possesses expertise in social computing, collaboration and all things social media.
Joshua Kirchmeier is a senior consultant in Technology Consulting at BlumShapiro in West Hartford, CT. He specializes in designing and developing solutions utilizing Microsoft platforms with a focus on Microsoft SharePoint Server, .NET applications and SQL Server. He has a diverse background working across many industries and enjoys tackling challenging problems.
Kyle Donovan is a Technology Specialist with Microsoft’s Office365 service, primarily focused on SharePoint Online. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kyle was a customer for 9 years working in development, IT infrastructure/architecture, and management roles concentrated on building collaborative solutions.
Luther is currently a Collaboration Technology Specialist working with enterprise customers throughout the Northeast region to help evangelize the value of Microsoft SharePoint & Office System technologies. Luther has been with Microsoft for over 14 years in various technology and solution focused customer facing roles.
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 C. Pelletier
Michael Pelletier is the head of Technology Consulting at BlumShapiro, an accounting, tax and consulting firm in West Hartford, CT. He has over 13 years of consulting experience with Microsoft technologies. His specific areas of expertise include .NET solution architecture, SharePoint, BizTalk and SOA. Having worked with a broad range of industries and organization sizes he brings a unique perspective to architecture and the Microsoft platform.
Michael Cummings has over 15 years experience as a principal systems analyst and software engineer and is currently employed with Magenic, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Partner. He is an experienced technical lead with strengths in systems architecture, software development, infrastructure design & deployment, and business process as it relates to technology. Michael holds multiple certifications from Microsoft and other certifying organizations, including MCP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE, and MCDBA. Michael is dedicated to the community and speaks at local user groups and code camps.
Responsible for the strategy, design, implementation, and development of information management solutions using Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Business Intelligence, and Microsoft Enterprise Search technologies.
Owen Baern currently works as a SharePoint Architect in AECOM, a Fortune 300 company with 51,000 employees. AECOM has multiple SharePoint farms, the largest of which is an 8-server farm serving up extranet sites. Owen has studied Artificial Intelligence at Harvard, loves Windows Server 2008 R2, and is a huge fan of Pat Metheny.
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 Hartford 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.
Rob Kerr is CTO at BlueGranite, a Microsoft Gold Certified BI partner. Rob has extensive experience designing and deploying SharePoint-centric Business Intelligence solutions in a variety of industries.
More Russ is the Founder, President & CEO of Corridor Consulting, a Software Development and Consulting Company, focused specifically on Microsoft SharePoint and the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry. Russ is an active industry analyst helping to define key industry trends by contributing to media outlets including HBR, CNBC, InformationWeek, CIO Magazine, AIIM Infonomics and KMWorld. He is a featured speaker at industry conferences and sits on a number of emerging technology committees in the ECM industry. He is one of the originating members of www.sharepointgovernance.org, a non-profit, peer-to-peer site for organizations planning, introducing, and managing SharePoint.
Russell works directly with Fortune 1000 and other enterprise customers to develop and implement cost-effective SharePoint management, protection, and optimization solutions and strategies. Russell has been in the software industry for 10 years, and has been providing innovative and cost effective solutions for SharePoint, .NET, and other Microsoft technologies 4 years.
Sadalit Van Buren
More Sadie Van Buren is a Consulting Manager at Burntsand, a Gold-Certified Microsoft Partner and division of OpenText, based in Waltham, MA. Her main area of focus is in architecting and leading SharePoint deployments, specifically from a usability and adoption perspective.
Sadie has a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a Certification in Project Management from Boston University, and is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. She is a member of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum and the Boston chapter of SIKM (System Integrator Knowledge Managers). Sadie blogs about SharePoint and technology at http://amatterofdegree.typepad.com/.
Scott, Managing Partner and CEO of Jornata, is a world-renowned expert on SharePoint. Scott is a recognized thought leader and published author with several books, including Essential SharePoint 2010. Scott does regular speaking engagements at events around the globe. Scott is a SharePoint Certified Master.
More Talbott Crowell is a Solutions Architect with decades of programming experience since 1981. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Boston College and holds various certifications including Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MSDBA). Talbott co-founded Third Millennium in 1996. As Chief Architect of Third Millennium http://www.thirdm.com, he specializes in software architecture and designing software solutions for large enterprises. Solutions designed by Talbott often includes Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and other Microsoft technologies.
More Tim Farrell is a Sr. SharePoint Analyst who is certified as a Microsoft SharePoint Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and SharePoint Administrator at Grace-Hunt, LLC (www.grace-hunt.com), a Microsoft Gold Partner focusing on SharePoint and Dynamics Solutions based out of Hudson, MA. Tim’s focus has been on deployment, architecture, and taxonomy as well as development at enterprise accounts. Tim has SharePoint experience in multiple industries including Engineering, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Professional Sports Industries, Government and Software Development Firms.
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.