BV -101 The Future of Work and Where Digital Transformation Comes Via the Digital Workplace Using Office 365
Jeff Willinger, MVP MBA - Featured Speaker

Creating the ultimate Digital Workspace to engage employees - Inside the Enterprise, content and systems are sprawling and endpoints to deliver that content are exploding exponentially. All this while employees need access to the essential information to do their jobs, anytime, anywhere they need it. The Intranet of Things is about harnessing the power of connectivity to transform your business and create the ultimate Digital Workspace for employees. In this session, learn how to craft a truly transformative intranet that engages employees, reduces repetitive friction, maximizes productivity—and ultimately profits— through interconnected, contextually relevant, and hyper-personalized experiences.

BV 102 - Create an End User Adoption Strategy
Erica Toelle - Featured Speaker

We all know that End User Adoption is an important area of focus in your SharePoint project.

In this session, we will take a closer look at the End User Adoption work stream on a SharePoint project, and the associated roles, responsibilities, and tasks for the project plan. We will also review case studies to demonstrate how these differ based on the size of the project and the specific needs of the organization.

You’ll walk away from this session with a tactical formula you can follow to create your end user adoption strategy and templates to support the process.

BV 103 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business
Drew Madelung, MVP - Featured Speaker

Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business (OD4B) lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OD4B to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OD4B yet?

OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up. Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365.

This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has too provide a solid personal file solution.

BV 104 - De-Mystifying ROI calculation for SharePoint
Sarah Haase - Featured Speaker

ROI is a “fancy” acronym for Return on Investment. While ROI implies success, it usually involves mysterious mathematical formulas that many people can’t see or understand. So how does an everyday SharePoint business owner tackle the ROI puzzle? Do you just “flip the switch” on your implementation and move on? Or are you so busy with post-launch support that you don’t have time to circle back and quantify your results?

This session will help you demonstrate the business value for your SharePoint implementation. We’ll examine common ROI calculation methodologies while providing strategies for identifying your ROI niche and quantifying the business value of your SharePoint implementation.

BV 201 - Taming the Hoarders...Organizing Users who Keep Everything!
Stephanie Donahue, MVP - Featured Speaker

Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata.....it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new SharePoint implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the SharePoint site you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in SharePoint:

  • Learn about locations that users typically hoard save their data
  • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt SharePoint
  • Review easy ways to plan your site architecture
  • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement
BV 202 - High Value Scenarios for Microsoft Teams
Erica Toelle - Featured Speaker

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that empowers teams to work together more effectively, providing persistent chat and a user interface that ties together multiple Office 365 tools.

In this session, we will discuss where Teams fits in the Microsoft collaboration toolkit, and review Teams scenarios that have been proven to provide value in real life situations.We will then discuss lessons learned from organizations that have been using Teams and have deployed it throughout their organizations.

BV 203 - The Intranet of Things and Future of Work and Digital Transformation
Jeff Willinger, MVP MBA - Featured Speaker

Inside the Enterprise, content and systems are sprawling and endpoints to deliver that content are exploding exponentially. All this while employees need access to the essential information to do their jobs, anytime, anywhere they need it. The Intranet of Things is about harnessing the power of connectivity to transform your business and create the ultimate Digital Workspace for employees.

In this session, learn how to craft a truly transformative intranet that engages employees, reduces repetitive friction, maximizes productivity—and ultimately profits— through interconnected, contextually relevant, and hyper-personalized experiences.

BV 204 - Escaping the land of confusion: How to create effective business process solutions in SharePoint
Sarah Haase - Featured Speaker

Are you caught in an infinite loop of overgrown, outdated processes? Are your end-users stuck in a rut, copying data between an endless string of Excel spreadsheets? If so, this is the conference session for you! We’ll explore common process engineering methodologies, outline the “universal truths” that will help you relate to your business users and expose the “forgotten layer of content management” that exists at most organizations.

Then it’s GO TIME! We’ll outline a formula for finding your alpha project, provide a streamlined storyboarding/requirements gathering process and show you how to incorporate ROI valuations into your project timeline. You will leave this session with a “couch-to-success” plan for building effective business process solutions.

BV 205 - Enabling O365 adoption from within - How an emerging technologies team can make a big difference
Mark Roden, MVP - PSC Group

Too often when an organization makes major technology shifts, it is often not the technology change which causes problems, it's the people and how they adapt to change. While we often associated this to end users, the same is just as true for developers. If we want to retain our best development talent then we have to give them a part in the transition. Allow them to understand it and own it.

With so many new technologies and capabilities being exposed within Office 365 and Azure, many business are frankly overwhelmed with the possibilities and often fall back on the bare minimum of mail, calendaring and SharePoint. This talk will demonstrate cost effective measures to keep developers engaged while providing benefit to the company in a mutually beneficial manner.

An internal research and development team can create a sustainable balance of creative knowledge growth for the individual, matched with a method to future proof the overall organization. How changes in technology affect the success of a company need to be understood, managed and the effects managed. With the unrestrained freedom to explore emerging technologies and without the constraints of today’s corporate development policies your best talent can achieve great things, stay engaged, and more importantly stay.

In this presentation Mark will discuss and demonstrate how a creative “labs” team can lead to short, medium and long term benefits for any business willing to invest in people and technology.