Biographies

 
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Reza Alirezaei
Reza Alirezaei
Principal Architect
Development Horizon

Reza Alirezaei is an author, independent consultant and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP. He is focused on developing custom solutions with SharePoint, .Net platform, and Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. As a technical leader with over 10 years of experience in software development, he has helped many teams architect and build large-scale, mission-critical applications. In addition to consulting, Reza is also an instructor and speaker. He speaks at many local and international conferences. Reza frequently blogs at http://blogs.devhorizon.com/reza.

 
Owen Allen
Owen Allen
SharePoint Directions

Owen Allen works with SharePoint partners to help them bring their products to market more quickly. Owen spent the past 8 years working at Microsoft as a SharePoint Product Manager and a SharePoint Technology Specialist, and has spoken at the SharePoint Conference 2009 and Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conferences. Last September, Owen started an independent consulting company, SharePoint Directions LLC. Owen has over 18 years in the ECM and solution development space, and is fascinated by the vast potential that SharePoint enables for businesses around the world. Owen lives in Seattle, Washington, and has 4 children.

 
Georgiana Badea
Georgiana Badea
Application Development
Consultant
Microsoft

Georgiana Badea (MBA, MCT, MCTS, MCBMSS) is currently an Application Development Consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services. Prior to Microsoft, she has worked as the Sharepoint Practice Lead for a Microsoft Gold Partner. With over 10 years of experience in the IT industry, she has worked extensively with Microsoft Sharepoint Technologies and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, designing end-to-end solutions to address a variety of corporate needs. As a Sharepoint consultant she focused mainly on content management, collaboration, search and process automation applications, governance and ERP/CRM integration solutions.

 
Darquise Beauvais
Darquise Beauvais
Chief Information Officer
Office of the Commissioner of
Lobbying of Canada

With 30 years of experience in the public sector, Darquise occupied various IT roles within Public Service Commission of Canada, National Defence, Public Works and Government Services Canada. She as focused her entire career at understanding the business issues and challenges to bring technical solutions with real value to the business. Throughout her career, she acquired a solid background in implementation of emerging technology, IT security, business process modeling, application integration and project management. Now, as the CIO of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada, she continues to focus on bringing technical solutions with high business value to her organization by introducing SharePoint 2010 in a cloud environment to increase corporate productivity and agility while improving user experience and mobility.

Darquise's real talent is her capacity to seek, find and attract the right combination of talents and expertise to collaborate in making her project successful for the benefit of the collectivity. This is this approach that she will be sharing with us in her Case Study on SharePoint 2010 in the cloud to boost corporate productivity.

 
Jason Bero
Jason Bero
VP Business Development
Orangutech Inc.

Jason Bero assumes the role of Vice President of Business Development and Senior SharePoint Consultant at Orangutech Inc; a SharePoint consulting company headquartered in Ottawa with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, and Newfoundland.

Serving several roles over the past 13 years such as senior developer, lead architect, and business analyst, he brings a wide range of depth to public and private enterprise clients rolling out electronic records and management systems built upon the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 platforms.

 
Damir Bersinic
Damir Bersinic.
IT Pro Advisor
Microsoft

Damir Bersinic is a Senior Platform Advisor at Microsoft Canada. He is an integral part of the Microsoft team that drives awareness, education and training through events and directly engaging with Canada’s professional communities, including IT managers, infrastructure specialists, database administrators, and architects as well as systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and community leaders.

Before joining Microsoft, Damir was Data Architect for a large building materials company, a long-time consultant focusing on database and application integration issue, and headed a Microsoft Partner organization in Ottawa providing consulting, training and systems integration services to private and public sector clients.

Damir is also an accomplished author with titles on SQL Server, Windows, Active Directory, Oracle and other technologies to his credit. He holds a large number of industry certifications including those from Microsoft, Oracle and other organizations. He has been working as a DBA and architect with SQL Server and Oracle for over 25 years.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Robert L. Bogue
Robert L. Bogue
Thor Projects

Robert Bogue, MCITP, MCT, MCTS, MCSE (NT4/W2K), MCSA:Security, A+, Network+, Server+, I-Net+, IT Project+, E-Biz+, CDIA+ is the president of Thor Projects LLC. Thor Projects LLC provides SharePoint consulting services to clients around the world. Robert has contributed to more than 100 book projects and numerous other publishing projects. Robert’s latest book is The SharePoint Shepherd’s Guide for End Users. You can find out more about the book at http://www.SharePointShepherd.com. Robert has been pleased to be a part of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program for the past 7 years. Robert is also a Microsoft Patterns and Practices Champion and has been a team member for the SharePoint Guidance. Robert is also the author of the Microsoft Learning course for Professional SharePoint developer’s (10232). Robert is the president of the SharePoint Users Group of Indiana (SPIN, www.spindiana.com). Robert blogs at http://www.thorprojects.com/blog You can reach Robert at Rob.Bogue@thorprojects.com.

 
Danny Boulanger
Danny Boulanger
Enterprise Content Management Expert
Alcero

Danny Boulanger has over twenty five (25) years of experience in the field of unstructured information and content management. He was one of the innovators in the field of unstuctured information using Enterprise Content Management platforms such as Documentum, LiveLink, Hummingbird and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.

From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Boulanger held the position of Director of Advanced Solutions at Xerox and was also responsible for marketing SGML, Workflow (InConcert), Electronic Document Management (Documentum) and oversaw several major integration projects.

In 1995 he found InterDoc, a firm specialized in Enterprise Content Management, which included Electronic Document Management, Archiving and Records Management, Web Content Management, Enterprise Portals, Imaging and Workflow. Under his Direction InterDoc established itself as one of the largest organizations specialized in understanding, modeling and implementing Enterprise Content Management systems. In 1996 he founded the Document Computing Institute, which in 2001 was recognized alongside the likes of Mellon University, New York University and the University of Bremen as being amongst the premier learning centers in the world in the field of unstructured information. Danny Boulanger was one of the principal instructors.

In 2007 he founded Alcero, a product company focused on developing a SharePoint Solution Platform to help organizations improve their business process and information management. Under the leadership of Danny Boulanger, Alcero product sales are growing at a rate of 200% per year and have also established a reseller network and have secured customers in Europe, Latin America, USA and Canada.

 
Michel J. Boustani
Michel J. Boustani
Business Specialist
SNC-Lavalin

Since 1994 got involved in IT industry as a professional corporate trainer. Worked for various training centers in Canada and Quebec.

Lotus Notes certified trainer, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Friese & Kayes Train the trainer certificate.

Courseware specialist developer and pedagogical adviser for eLearning training systems, Member of the HWG (HTML Writers Guild) and the Elearning Guild. Various attestations and certificates in Document Management Systems.

Since 2004, joined the GIT (Global Information Technologies) division at SNC-Lavalin as a documentation and training specialist for the Project Management Systems department.

Worked since 2005 on the WSS platform and was at the initial of developing a PDMC (Project Document Management & Control) solution based on SharePoint platform for engineering projects’ documentation.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Bill Brockbank
Bill Brockbank
SharePoint Solution Architect
Navantis Inc.

As SharePoint Solution Architect at Navantis Inc. Works with corporate IT guiding then in the delivery of their large SharePoint WCM and ECM project. Bill brings his more than 20 years of IT experience in network, solut ion architecture and application development with Microsoft Technologies. As an early member in the Microsoft Certified Professional program in 1992, he is currently an MCTS in SharePoint development and administration. Bill Brockbank is a SharePoint Server MVP, a contributing member both the Toronto and Mississauga SharePoint Users Groups, and co-chair of the Toronto SharePoint Camp.

 
Miguel Caron
Miguel Caron
SharePoint Analyst
SNC Lavalin

Miguel Caron is a Microsoft SharePoint Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and SharePoint Administrators at SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world, based in Montreal, Canada.

Founder of the SharePoint Technical Committee at SNC-Lavalin, Miguel is well placed to have a good understanding and overview of the challenges awaiting the SharePoint platform for an international corporation that has offices across Canada and in over 35 other countries around the world.

Writing his first computer program 30 years ago, Miguel always had an interest for the IT industry. After a brief carreer in the architecture and design industry, Miguel returned to his first passion and for more than a decade now, has had different titles ranging from computer-programmer to product director and pre-sales and now one of SNC's SharePoint administrators. His SharePoint past & present experiences has brought him to touch different avenues, such as SharePoint migrations, architecture, workflows, user experience along with authoring of internal technical and best practices documentations.

Living with wife Sophie and daughter Catherine near the shores of the St-Lawrence River across from Montreal, Miguel is also an accomplished athlete. As a runner and cyclist, he qualified for the Duathlon Age-Group World Championships for the last 2 years and again for 2011 to be held next September in Giĵon, Spain.

 
Peter Carson
Peter Carson
President
Envision IT

As the founder and president of Envision IT, Peter brings over 20 years of technology consulting and application development strengths combined with strong communication, analytical planning and business skills.

Within the Microsoft Community, Peter is known as a partner-evangelist for leading-edge Microsoft Technology. Peter is a past President of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners - Canadian Chapter and speaks at a variety of Microsoft and industry events.

Peter is actively involved in Envision IT''s SharePoint 2010 preparedness plans and maintains a blog on these activities at blog.petercarson.ca.

 
Coskun Cavusoglu
Coskun Cavusoglu
Senior Architect
West Monroe Partners

Coskun Cavusoglu currently is a Senior Architect in the Customer Solutions practice, at West Monroe Partners.

Coskun has completed SharePoint projects for over 100 clients, one of them being Microsoft where he was a part of the team that wrote the questions for the SharePoint 2007 Developer Certification exams. Coskun has authored two books on SharePoint - Professional Microsoft(R) SharePoint(R) 2007 Design and Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Reporting with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services published by Wrox Publishing. He is currently working on a new book - SharePoint 2010 Developer Certification Study Guide.

Coskun also is a speaker who attends various community events both local and international where he talks about various SharePoint topics and his past and future engagements can be found at his blog (www.sharepointcoskun.com). Coskun is a Microsoft Certified Professional and is also a MCTS for SharePoint technologies.

 
David Cooper
David Cooper
National Partner Relationship
Manager
Citrix

David Cooper has ten years of application networking experience, most recently as a networking engineer for Citrix Systems. David specializes in understanding the networking needs of modern, Enterprise applications, and how specific devices like Application Delivery Controllers can increase availability, performance, and security. David has helped dozens of customers experience significant performance increases with Microsoft SharePoint through the use of Application Delivery Controller technology.

 
Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle
SharePoint Architect
Waggener Edstrom

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.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Zlatan Dzinic
Zlatan Dzinic
Principal Consultant/MVP
Infusion

Zlatan is a Principal Consultant, Middle East SharePoint Lead at Infiusion and an Enterprise Content Management/Enterprise Architecture Consultant, he also comes from an extensive E nterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Intelligence product background, working, providing solutions and managing projects for the Public Sector (Local, Provincial and National Government) and also Corporate Sector (Mining, Retail, Telecommunications, Oil, Manufacturing, Banking and Tourism Industry) with a strong Business and Technical background. Mostly he is a Technical Lead/System Architect as well as Project Manager or a Best Practices Consultant on large Enterprise Content Management projects and Enterprise Strategy Initiatives.

His main focus is Developing and Architecting Enterprise Content Management, Document and Records Management, including Business Process Management, Business Intelligence and Performance Management Solutions as well as Office Business Applications (full blown end to end enterprise industry solutions).

As an internationally recognised SharePoint and ECM technology expert he's a regular speaker at major Microsoft and SharePoint Conferences worldwide and he also presents at Local Academic and Community events on the topics of Enterprise Content Management, SharePoint Server and Technologies, Business Intelligence and Office Business Applications.
Zlatan's SharePoint work has been recognized by Microsoft in his position as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.

 
Peder Enhorning
Peder Enhorning
President
Unilytics

Peder founded Unilytics in 2001 to provide web analytics products and services. In the past few years, Unilytics has matured into a full service Online Marketing Optimization firm.

He has managed the creation of Mergence® which enhances web analytics reporting for SharePoint customers; led the development of proprietary consulting methodologies for assessing which KPIs are important and determining how to measure them; and RETAIN®, Unilytics' web analytics training methodology which reverses the order of implementations by starting with end-user training for better requirements insight.

Peder has shown that significant gains and ROI can result from: better integration with other marketing tools such as e-mail, CRM and customer silos; detailed segmentation to better understand visitor behavior and needs; and automated dashboards for improved actionable reporting.

 
Steve Fox
Steve Fox
Sr. Evangelism Mgr
Microsoft

Steve Fox is a Sr. Evangelism Manager with the Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE) group. He spends much of his time in the areas of Office and SharePoint development, regularly evangelizing at conferences and with customers both nationally and internationally. Steve has authored numerous books and articles on SharePoint development, including the recently released Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development. When not working, he enjoys movies, playing hockey, writing, and reading.

 
Jeff Fried
Jeff Fried
CTO, VP of Engineering
BA-Insight

Jeff is focused on strategic applications of search technology. He has worked extensively with enterprise search, including roles as SVP Products for the semantic search startup LingoMotors, and VP Advanced Solutions for FAST Search and Transfer. FAST’s acquisition landed him at Microsoft, where he served as core product manager for FAST Search for SharePoint and then technical product manager for all Microsoft enterprise search products.

Jeff has also served as CTO for Empirix (test and management software), as founder and CTO of Teloquent (call center software), and on several industry boards and standards groups. Jeff is a frequent speaker and writer in the industry, holds 15 patents and has authored more than 50 technical papers, and has led the creation of pioneering offerings in next generation search engines, networks, and contact centers. He is a co-author of two new books: Professional SharePoint 2010 Development and Professional Microsoft Search.

 
Nimrod Geva
Nimrod Geva
Product Group Manager
KWizCom

Director of Sales & Product Management

Specialty: Solution design & business development

Nimrod has 15 years of experience in software design & development for real-time avionics systems and Microsoft-based IT systems. Nimrod has 10 years in marketing and business development.

Nimrod manages the roadmap for KWizCom products i.e. defining new products and their features set. He manages the KWizCom marketing and sales team as well.

 
Ruven Gotz
Ruven Gotz
Consultant
Ideaca

Ruven Gotz is a senior member of the Portals and Collaboration team at Ideaca in Toronto. He has been architecting and delivering successful technology solutions for over 20 years.

Over the past four years, Ruven has created SharePoint solutions for companies in the Retail, Manufacturing, Services, Health Care and Public Sectors.

Ruven acts as the senior Business Analyst/Information Architect, leading teams that deliver award-winning SharePoint solutions.

Ruven is a great communicator who takes advantage of his background in computer science, economics, psychology, software development and training.

 
Susan Hanley
Susan Hanley
President
Susan Hanley LLC

Susan Hanley, President of Susan Hanley LLC, is an expert in the design and implementation of successful portals, with a specialization in Microsoft SharePoint. Previously, Sue led the Portals and Content Management practice at Dell. Sue has 30 years experience as a technology consultant, holding leadership positions at Dell, Plural, and AMS. Sue is a writer and speaker on intranet governance and information architecture, building communities of practice and measuring the value of knowledge management investments. Sue is the co-author of the book Essential SharePoint 2007: Developing High Impact Collaboration Solutions and blogs about collaboration and SharePoint at NetworkWorld.com.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Dan Holme
Dan Holme
MVP
Intelliem

A graduate of Yale University and Thunderbird, and a Microsoft MVP (Windows Server Directory Services, 2007, and SharePoint Server, 2008-2010), Dan has spent 15 years as a consultant and trainer, delivering solutions to tens of thousands of IT professionals from the most prestigious organizations and corporations around the world. Dan is one of the seven founding partners of Aptillon. His own company, Intelliem, is a boutique consulting and training firm with a Fortune-caliber clientele and deep expertise and experience in Windows, Active Directory, and SharePoint. From his base in beautiful Maui, Dan travels around the globe supporting customers and delivering Microsoft technologies training. Dan is a contributing editor of SharePoint Pro Connections and Windows IT Pro magazines, and the community lead of SharePointProConnections.com. Dan’s most recent two books with Microsoft—the Windows Administration Resource Kit and the training kit for the 70-640 MCTS exam—are at the top of the bestseller list of Windows books. In 2010, Dan contributed to the Microsoft Official Curriculum for SharePoint 2010, and penned the SharePoint 2010 Training Kit for Microsoft Press. One year ago, Dan was in Vancouver, Canada, where he supported the broadcast of the 2010 winter Olympics as the Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Olympics, a role he also played in Beijing and previously in Torino. He looks forward to stepping back into the stadium—this time the Iron SharePoint Stadium—and coaching the competitors to medal-winning performances.

 
Mary Jummati
Mary Jummati
Senior Manager
West Monroe Partners

Mary Jummati specializes in knowledge and content management solutions and is a leader in the firm's Enterprise Content Management practice. For the past 16 years, she has delivered consulting and technical solutions for both public and private sector companies in a range of industries.

Mary is a seasoned consultant with significant experience in strategic planning, project and program management, project management offices, software selection, enterprise software implementation, and change management. Her experience spans the professional services, financial services and technology industries, as well as global organizations for which she has coordinated multination project teams and complex project goals and specifications.

 
Bert Johnson
Bert Johnson
Solutions Architect
West Monroe Partners

Bert is a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint Server 2010 and co-author of the upcoming SharePoint 2010 Developer's Certification Toolkit for Exams 70-573 and 70-576. He is a SharePoint Architect with West Monroe Partners. Bert has extensive experience building knowledge management and enterprise search solutions using Microsoft technologies. He has worked with Fortune 500 leaders and mid-market firms across a variety of industries.

 
Nick Kellett
Nick Kellett
CTO
StoneShare

Mr. Kellett is a software technologist, speaker, instructor and blogger who brings more than fourteen years of professional experience to the technology team at StoneShare. He first began programming as a teenager and his professional career has included engagements in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Mr. Kellett is a recognized expert in the areas of Web 2.0 trends and Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint. He was one of the first professionals in the world to achieve a Microsoft SharePoint certification.

An advocate of lifelong learning and sharing knowledge, he has spoken at conferences and user groups and instructs a SharePoint Master's class for programmers. He maintains a popular SharePoint blog called Planet MOSS and has spent his spare time over the last five years creating an open source web software framework.

 
Chris Kendrick
Chris Kendrick
Solutions Dev. Manager
xwave

Chris Kendrick, I.S.P, ITCP is a Solutions Development Manager for xwave, a Division of Bell Aliant, and is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As an IT consultant with over 20 years experience in the industry he has provided Solution Architecture services in an extensive list of industry verticals in Canada, the United States, and Australia.
Chris is also actively involved in the IT community serving as past-president of CIPS Nova Scotia; Advisory Council, Jodrey School of Computer Science, Acadia University; IT Venue Coordinator, Canada Games 2011; and a founding member of the Halifax SharePoint Users Group. http://ca.linkedin.com/in/crkendrick

 
Noorez Khamis
Noorez Khamis
SharePoint Architect
Open Text Corporation

Noorez Khamis is a Senior SharePoint Architect with a strong base in enterprise scale information solutions and portals. He has 12+ years of industry experience in a consulting capacity while being directly involved in over 100+ different SharePoint projects. Being versed in best practices of software development and software architecture with cutting edge Microsoft technologies, Noorez has an excellent technical background involving the project management, architecting and hands-on development of complex IT solutions while also trying to be a technical evangelist of the SharePoint platform within the Toronto area.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Kanwal Khipple
Kanwal Khipple
SharePoint Consultant
SharePoint Delivery

Kanwal Khipple is an Independent Consultant working for corporate clients in Canada and America. Kanwal h as held various roles within SharePoint projects: Architect, Developer, Business Analyst and Designer. In addition, Kanwal is a respected blogger and founder of SharePointBuzz.com - Your SharePoint Community Portal.

 
Tony Lanni
Tony Lanni
Chief Evangelist
AvePoint

Tony is AvePoint’s Chief Evangelist. Since SharePoint’s debut, he has helped innovate many pioneering tools and strategies to optimize the platform and streamline its administration. Tony’s expertise in the areas of deployment architecture, governance, and protection has garnered him numerous speaking engagements at technical conferences and industry-events worldwide.

 
Scott Lavoie
Scott Lavoie
Senior Software Training
Consultant

Scott Lavoie has been implementing software training rollouts for 12 years. He has worked in healthcare, energy, corporate governance, finance and telecommunications in the private and public sectors. He spent five years in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry, where he built 2 training departments from the ground up. He has travelled extensively to the U.S. to deliver training solutions for clients. He is an independent Senior Software Training Consultant and works in Toronto.

 
Mike Maadarani
Mike Maadarani
President
Orangutech

Mike Maadarani is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orangutech. In his role, he provides overall leadership and directions for Orangutech's lines of business, and has overall responsibility for the growth and innovation excellence of Orangutech.

Mike has strong background in business technology architecture, consulting for corporations and governments in Canada and the US. He has served multiple roles such as Chief Architect, Trainer and Presenter at many Microsoft's based Enterprise Content Management events. Mike is an active member of the SharePoint user group and the Web Content Management Professional Group.

 
Cameron MacLeod
Cameron MacLeod
Senior Technical Instructor
Global Knowledge

Cameron MacLeod has over twelve years’ experience in training adult learners, from peer-education programs with the University of New Brunswick to technology training for over ten years with Global Knowledge. He has also worked in technology and communications roles in the public and private sectors.

Cameron has designed and delivered custom training solutions for clients ranging from the Department of National Defence to London Life, and has taught subjects ranging from desktop applications to programming to Train The Trainer sessions.

He currently focuses on SharePoint collaboration tools, networking and systems administration, modern programming techniques, and support centre communications skills.

Knowledge/Expertise
Cameron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick, and is either certified in, worked extensively in, or has authored courseware in the follow technology areas:

  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, 3.0
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Microsoft Office (all versions to 2010)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (all versions to 2008)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (2005-present)
 
Antonio Maio
Antonio Maio
Senior Product Manager
Titus

Antonio Maio, Senior Product Manager, brings close to 20 years of experience in the software industry to Titus, with a background in both software development and product management. Antonio previously held positions at Corel and Entrust, giving him a solid understanding of the software industry, security and technology.

He also has an extensive knowledge of SharePoint, particularly around security issues and challenges. He utilizes these experiences to help craft the product direction and focus for Titus. Antonio has extensive experience in presenting to customers and partners both in North America and internationally, including participating in North American partner roadshows. Antonio graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Science focusing on Computer Science, Mathematics and Cryptography.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Damir Bersinic
Matthew McDermott.
Principal Consultant
AbleBlue

Matthew McDermott, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP, is a Principal Consultant for AbleBlue in Austin, Texas. AbleBlue specializes in SharePoint Integration, Strategy and Implementation Consulting. Matthew is an author and specialist in SharePoint technologies focused on web content management, collaboration, search and social computing, Matthew has led SharePoint implementations for Fortune 500 companies since 2002.

Matthew's free time is spent as a canine handler for K9 Search . Austin, a volunteer K9 search team serving the FBI and Austin & San Antonio Police Departments. An accomplished cook and bartender, in his spare time Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dogs will allow.

 
Nathan McQueen
Nathan McQueen
SharePoint Architect
Covestic 

Nate McQueen is a SharePoint architect working for Covestic in Kirkland Washington.Covestic leverages their deep Microsoft consulting experience to help Fortune 100 companies maximize their IT investments. Prior to working for Covestic Nate was a software architect working for the University of Washington in the field of Digital Asset Management.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Dustin Miller
Dustin Miller
President
SharePoint Experts Inc.

Just as comfortable training his dog as he is writing custom web parts, his style and demeanor makes training fun and entertaining. He's been doing nothing but SharePoint since Office XP and SharePoint Team Services and loves to share those crazy and creative things that you never knew you could do with SharePoint.

 
Nadeem Mitha
Nadeem Mitha
Principal Architect, SharePoint
Infusion

Nadeem Mitha works at Infusion as Principal Architect for SharePoint Products & Technologies. He has extensive experience with architecting and building large-scale SharePoint solutions with special emphasis on public websites, search solutions and the core WSS/SPF platform. Nadeem is frequently asked to speak at events in his local Toronto, where he has delivered numerous well-received SharePoint talks.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Agnes Molnar
Agnes Molnar
Senior Consultant

Agnes Molnar is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP and has been working with Microsoft technologies and SharePoint since 2001.. She serves as an independent SharePoint consultant and solutions architect having leaded numerous SharePoint implementations for Central European companies. Agnes specialized in SharePoint Architecture, Governance, Information and Knowledge Management, and Enterprise Search.

Agnes frequently speaks at leading European and International conferences including The Best Practices Conferences in Washington DC and London; SharePoint Conferences in Peru and throughout Europe; SharePoint Saturdays, and more. She is also the co-author of the book ‘Real World SharePoint 2010′ and contributing author of the book ‘SharePoint Unleashed 2010’.

 
Louis Mousseau
Louis Mousseau
Vice-President, Canada Sales
& Services
Open Text Corporation

Louis Mousseau is Vice-President, Canada Sales & Services for Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software and solutions Open Text helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting millions of users in 114 countries . in many of the world's largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. Louis leads the Canadian commercial and public sector teams and is responsible for overall revenues and profitability linked to the core Open Text solutions and services in Canada.

Louis joined Open Text via the acquisition of Nstein Technologies, a World leader in semantic technologies, where he was most recently Managing Director Europe, responsible for all aspects of the business. In addition to his operational focus on sales, professional services and customer support Louis also has extensive experience in marketing, strategy, mergers and acquisitions. Louis began his professional career with an international business law and litigation firm where he specialized in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. His operational management experience began at Bell Canada where he held a number of leadership positions, helping Bell propel its Internet reach, online sales, and leverage of self-service channels. Prior to joining Nstein, Louis drove strategy, marketing and operations at Softvoyage, a provider of ERP and e-commerce solutions to the travel industry, and Mediagrif Interactive Technologies (MDF.TO), a global operator of e-business networks.

Louis is fluent in English and French, has a MBA from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (1996), a Ll. B. in civil law from Université de Montréal (1993), and a member of the Québec Bar (1994). Louis was nominated in 2006 as a finalist of the ‘Young Executive’ category in the Arista BMO JCCM Contest.

 
Veronique Palmer
Veronique Palmer
SharePoint User Adoption
Specialist & End User Trainer
Lets Collaborate

SharePoint user adoption specialist and end user trainer. Co-Owner of SharePoint Experts on LinkedIn. Just over 4 years SharePoint experience. Motto : The best SharePoint consulting and training in the whole world! Spoke at SharePoint Saturday UK and Southeast Asia SharePoint Conference in 2010. Represent the business user demographic at Information Worker, the South African SharePoint User Group. Owner of Lets Collaborate Consulting providing SharePoint services aimed at business users.

 
Matt Passannante
Matt Passannante
Director of Implementation
Services
SharePoint Experts Inc

Matt is a SharePoint evangelist in the purest sense of the word. He is an energetic person who's passion is driven by real-world experiences in learning, planning and implementing Microsoft SharePoint Solutions. Matt is a very process focused individual, who finds great joy in helping others learn more about SharePoint.

 

 
Shai Petel
Shai Petel
VP R&D
KWizCom

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. A Microsoft Certified Trainer, Shai''s curriculum is used in several Microsoft official training centers worldwide.

 
Eric Riz
Eric Riz
President
eMark Consulting Ltd.
 

Eric is the Founder and CEO of eMark Consulting, Ltd. a strategy and systems integration firm based in Toronto, Canada. For over 12 years, Eric has been providing operational and tactical advice to clients. His focus is on engaging teams in the areas of organization design and effectiveness, performance measurement, strategy implementation and change management.

He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies on their business productivity architecture and deployment plans to ensure they maximize the benefits of Microsoft technologies and successfully deploy their SharePoint-based solutions. A sought after speaker, Eric has developed and facilitated management and technology sessions through-out North America. You can follow Eric on Twitter @emarkconsulting for updates on the latest SharePoint tips and tricks.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Eli Robillard
Eli Robillard
Principal Architect
Infusion Development Corp.

Eli Robillard is a SharePoint Server MVP, a co-author of Professional SharePoint 2007 Development (Wrox), a technical editor, the founder of the Toronto SharePoint Users Group, co-chair of the Toronto SharePoint Camp and a founding member and past chair of a group of high-profile industry influencers and early-adopters known as the ASPInsiders. As a Principal Architect at Infusion Development Corporation, Eli designs and guides the successful delivery of SharePoint solutions for large organizations world-wide. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he also plays music and goes on adventures with Dawn, Irina and their dog Dakota.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Ishai Sagi
Ishai Sagi
Solution Architect
Extelligent Design

A SharePoint expert since 2001, I have worked for several consulting companies, and d eveloped several SharePoint solutions. I have been awarded the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP award from Microsoft on the 1st April 2007, and renewed in 2008 and 2009 and 2010. I have authored two end user books (SharePoint 2007 How To & SharePoint 2010 How To) and I am running my own SharePoint consultancy - Extelligent Design which provides clients with architecture advice, development services and SharePoint products.

 
Brian Salsman
Brian Salsman
Manager, HR Systems &
Process Improvement
Bell Aliant

Residing in Halifax, Brian is an HR Business Process Planner at Bell Aliant, one of North America's largest regional communications providers serving customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services.

With an interest in process improvement, his involvement in WSS started when Bell Aliant first explored the tool as a collaborative and document management platform. Foreseeing the business opportunities SharePoint offered, he grew his knowledge to build larger, more complex solutions across the organization using out of the box functionality (i.e. pandemic planning and monitoring, job evaluation, competency assessment, employment portal, etc. .

 
Luis Santos
Luis Santos
Owner
BlemTech Solutions

Luis Santos is a young sapling in the I.T. world with his roots deeply embedded in SharePoint. Luis has worked as a SharePoint support engineer both as an orange and blue badge, and has also lived and worked in India with Microsoft GTSC where he was a Senior Technical Lead with the SharePoint group. On his off days Luis toys in the open source world with a Free Geek start-up ''Free Geek Toronto'' where he has in the past held a position on the board of directors.

 
David Seaman
David Seaman
COO/VP SharePoint
Technologies
Syntergy

David Seaman is the VP of SharePoint Technologies at Syntergy, Inc. Prior to leading the development of the Company’s SharePoint product group, David held senior level positions with Open Text® Corporation and was the founder of InfoDesign Corporation. Drawing on more than 20 years experience, his expertise in SharePoint and deployment issues combined with his ability to apply creative solutions to technology issues has led him to be a leading expert of successful wide area SharePoint deployments.

 
Brenda Silvestro
Brenda Silvestro
IT Collaboration Support
Center Praxair Inc

Brenda Silvestro is associate director of Praxair's Collaboration Support Center. For the past three years she has lead Praxair's global SharePoint deployment and support team. She has over 25 years of experience in the information management industry and has worked in Praxair's IT organization for the past 15 years in the areas of collaboration, project management, global data analysis, ERP, and database administration.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Heather Solomon
Heather Solomon
Director of Creative
Services
SharePoint Experts Inc.

Heather is a web designer first and a SharePoint nerd second. With over 10 years of experience working with online applications and sites, she knows how to get under the hood with SharePoint. Considered by many to be THE industry expert in SharePoint branding, Heather enjoys sharing her knowledge in a laid-back atmosphere. She knows how to make SharePoint look like anything but SharePoint!

 
Larry Strange
Larry Strange
President
Access Hosting

Larry Strange is the President and Founder of AccessHosting.Com , a application service provider focused on providing hosting services for Access Services in SharePoint 2010. In 2001 Mr. Strange also co-founded SharePointHosting.Com, which was sold to Dell Computer in 2009. From 1991 to 1999 Mr. Strange served in a variety of technical and management roles at Microsoft Corporation.

 
Brian Seitz
Steve Syfuhs
Developer
Syfuhs.net

Steve Syfuhs is a bit of a Renaissance Kid. While his passion is all things technology, he likes to stick to the fun things like web development, security, and identity management within the Microsoft stack.

 
Pascal Tellier
Pascal Tellier
Senior SharePoint Architect
StoneShare

Pascal Tellier MSCD, MCPD SharePoint 2010, is a solution architect focused on designing custom solutions with SharePoint. As a technical leader with more than 10 years of practical experience in software development, he has helped many organizations architect and build large-scale, mission-critical solutions on a SharePoint Platform. Pascal’s specializations include SharePoint enterprise content management and using SharePoint 2010 to integrate the enterprise. In addition to consulting, Pascal is both a mentor and speaker.

 
Martin Tuip
Martin Tuip
Senior Technical Product
Marketing Manager
Iron Mountain Digital

Martin Tuip has more than 15 years of IT experience in messaging and is a widely known and well-regarded technical expert on archiving and records management. In his career he has helped many customers around the globe plan and deploy large-scale messaging and archiving environments. He is the webmaster of resource sites for both Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint and as well is the owner of some of the world’s largest user communities for these products and writes on one of the few archiving software dedicated blogs at www.archiving101.com. Martin has presented on archiving and messaging at numerous of live venues around the globe including Microsoft TechEd, Worldwide SharePoint Conference and Interact.

Martin is a published author, a ten-time Microsoft MVP for Exchange Server and currently works as a Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager for Iron Mountain.

 
Amit Vasu
Amit Vasu
Sr. SharePoint Consultant
Momentum Advanced Solutions Inc.

Amit Vasu is a consultant, working for MS Gold Partner, focused on creating solutions for Information Workers with SharePoint and related .NET technologies. He is certified SharePoint 2010 consultant. Amit also frequently participates in the SharePoint community events.

 
Rutherford Wilson
Rutherford Wilson
VP of Product Strategy
Atalasoft

Rutherford joined Atalasoft in 2007 to lead Atalasoft’s SharePoint product development and strategy. He is responsible for managing the engineering and marketing of our SharePoint document management product, Vizit. Prior to joining Atalasoft he held software product management positions at Novartis, Mass Mutual, CH2M Hill, and several startup companies developing one of the first RIA (Rich Internet Applications) in the mid-1990s. Rutherford holds an MBA degree from New York University.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
 
Rob Windsor
Rob Windsor
Senior Consultant
ObjectSharp Consulting

Rob Windsor is a developer, trainer, writer and Senior Consultant with ObjectSharp Consulting - a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Toronto, Canada. He has over fifteen years experience developing rich-client and web applications with Delphi, VB, C# and VB.NET and is currently spending a majority of his time working with SharePoint. Rob is a member of both the INETA Speakers Bureau and the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau and is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups across North America and Europe. He regularly contributes articles and "How Do I" videos to MSDN and TechNet and is the co-author of Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET for Wrox. He is President of the Toronto Visual Basic User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his involvement in the developer community.

 
Matt Wolodarsky
Matt Wolodarsky
Senior SharePoint Product Manager
Microsoft Canada

Matt Wolodarsky is the Senior SharePoint Product Manager at Microsoft Canada. Matt is responsible for the strategic business planning and in-market execution for the Microsoft Canada SharePoint business.

Matt joined Microsoft as a Windows Client Product Manager, helping launch Windows 7 and driving the Windows 7 upgrade opportunity in the SMB market.

Prior to Microsoft, Matt was a consultant for firms such as Capgemini and PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising organizations on business and technology strategy.

Matt holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University.