SharePoint Summit 2011 Overview

SharePoint Summit Partners

SharePoint Summit Board of Directors

Reza Alirezaei
Reza Alirezaei
MVP Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Development Horizon
Danny Boulanger
Danny Boulanger
Executive Vice-President, Alcero
Danny Boulanger
Miguel Caron
SharePoint Analyst, SNC Lavalin
Matt Passannante
Susan Hanley
President, Susan Hanley LLC
Carmien Owen
Tony Lanni
VP of Corporate Development
Avepoint .
Shawn Shell
Eli Robillard
Principal Architect
Infusion Development Corp.
Danny Boulanger
David Seaman
COO/VP SharePoint Technologies
Syntergy
Serge Tremblay
Wanda Yu
Senior SharePoint Product Manager
Microsoft
SharePoint Summit Partners

Welcome to the Fifth Annual SharePoint Summit

This marks the fifth year of the SharePoint Summit. For the first time the educational event will be held in two locations and in two languages. The English language SharePoint Summit will be in Toronto, Canada from January 31 to February 2, 2011. French version will be held in Quebec City from April 11 to April 12, 2011. .

SharePoint is more than technology: it is a business collaboration platform that supports a variety of business scenarios where people need to interact with each other, with content and information, or with application systems (line-of-business data) – inside the enterprise or on the Web. SharePoint 2010 capabilities include enterprise content management (ECM), collaboration, portal, business intelligence and integration with non-SharePoint data.

Most conferences focus on the technology aspects of SharePoint – but we know that technology represents only about 20% of a successful SharePoint solution. SharePoint Summit 2010 is designed to address 100% of your solution requirements – not just technology. Our goal for SharePoint Summit 2011 is to provide a 360 degree approach that covers all of the aspects you need to understand and assimilate to implement a SharePoint solution that will meet business needs and ensure that your users embrace it. Our conference sessions are structured to meet the needs of Business Managers, Information Architects, Project Managers, IT Managers, power users and Developers who wish to identify best practices for designing, building and implementing effective SharePoint solutions.

Designed and developed by a Board of Directors that includes SharePoint customers, consultants and solution providers, SharePoint Summit 2011 is a unique place to meet the key players in the world of SharePoint and learn from their successes (and their mistakes). Our conference will include an exhibit hall with vendors presenting their products and services that complement SharePoint.

Great speakers, best-in-class vendors, and focused topics addressing both business and technical needs. The only thing missing is YOU!

What is new for the SharePoint Summit 2011:

  • More sessions designed for business manager, information architect and project manager
  • Workshops to provide end-to-end training for a complete solution deployment
  • The world premiere of “Iron SharePoint” – a contest with teams competing to build the best SharePoint Solution within the SharePoint Summit
  • New members to the Board of Directors: Miguel Caron, Susan Hanley, Tony Lanni, Eli Robillard, David Seaman and Wanda Yu

What can you expect at the SharePoint Summit 2011?

  • Sessions ranging from introductory to advance deep dives suitable for you if you are new to SharePoint or if you are a SharePoint Expert
  • Sessions targeted to multiple audiences, including:
    • Developers
    • Power Users
    • Business Managers
    • Information Architects
    • Project Managers
    • IT Management
  • Sessions focused on the topics you care about, including:
    • Case Studies
    • Change Management
    • Development
    • Governance
    • Implementation Methodology
    • Information Architecture
    • Knowledge Management
    • Tools and Techniques