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SPFest Dallas 2020 Conference Speakers 

 Speakers and sessions are subject to change without notice

(additional speakers to be announced)

 

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  • Adam Ochs

    MCP, MCSA

    Adam Ochs is a lead technician within the Office 365 Advisory Services team. He has worked in the Microsoft product stack for the last six years and has been a technology enthusiast well before that. His primary work background is with Microsoft Exchange and has expanded in recent years to the entire Office 365 product stack. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional with an MCSA in O365. Adam prides himself on being fanatical for his partners and works closely with some of our largest enterprise customers to deploy and adopt complex Office 365 solutions.

  • Agnes Molnar

    Founder, Managing Consultant

    Agnes Molnar is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of enterprise search, in-formation architecture, and Microsoft technologies. The author of many acclaimed books, Agnes regularly speaks at technical conferences throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, and has been recognized as both a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional since 2008, and one of the Top 25 Influencers for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 technologies since 2012.
    While receiving her Master of Science degree (MSc) from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Agnes developed a passion for helping people understand the power and possibility of search and discovery technologies, and how these innovations could impact their lives, their businesses, and their communities.
    This passion has guided her career, during which she has consulted many of the world’s largest companies, government agencies, and NGO’s in over 30 countries. In addition to leading the design and deployment of cutting-edge search applications for these clients, Agnes also developed comprehensive training programs focused on knowledge management best practices, user adoption, and success measurement. This pioneering curricula – continually refined to embrace the latest research and approaches, with dedicated tracks for both technical and non-technical teams -proved highly-successful. This in-spired Agnes to found Search Explained, which since 2013 has been offering its technical expertise and people-friendly training curricula to help clients around the world ensure the success of their knowledge management and search initiatives.
    When not working with clients or managing the global Search Explained team, Agnes is the proud mother of three precocious children, and enjoys speaking to organizations around the world about the vital role of women in technology.

  • Andrew Connell

    Founder, Chief Course Artisan - Voitanos

    Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365, specifically SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, Node.js, .NET Core, and React that enjoys development, writing & teaching… if it’s a cutting-edge web you will find Andrew there! He has received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored and taught both in-person & in online courses. His training company, Voitanos (https://www.voitanos.io), is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training for Microsoft 365 developers.

    Throughout the years Andrew has been fortunate enough to share what he has learned at conferences like Microsoft’s TechEd, Build, Ignite & the SharePoint Conference (SPC), the European SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Fest, and Angular’s ngConf & AngularU among many others all around the world in North America, Europe, Asia & Australia.

    You can find Andrew on his popular blog (http://www.andrewconnell.com), follow him on Twitter @andrewconnell, check out some of the numerous projects he’s involved in on GitHub (http://www.github.com/andrewconnell) or listen to his popular weekly podcast, The Microsoft Cloud Show (http://www.microsoftcloudshow.com), which is focused on Microsoft cloud services such as Azure and Office 365 as well as the competitive cloud landscape.

  • Andy Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

    William (Andy) Huneycutt is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) specializing in Office 365 and SharePoint. He has worked as a training instructor, courseware developer, and consultant for ASPE Training since 2011.

    As a courseware developer for ASPE, he develops custom training and coaching solutions for Office 365 and SharePoint. His primary focuses are Business Process Automation, SharePoint for Business Analysts, and Workflows for SharePoint. Business Process Automation is centered on out-of-the-box solutions for content services, form services, business automation processes through workflows, and no code solutions.

    Andy currently serves on the advisory board for the SharePoint Institute, an organization dedicated to the advancement of professionals through real-world SharePoint certification. He also serves on the leadership committee of the Charlotte Area SharePoint User Group and SharePoint Saturday for Charlotte, NC.

  • Antonio Maio

    Protiviti - Director, Enterprise Architect

    Antonio Maio is an information security architect with over 20 years of experience in cyber security practices and systems, product management, software development and leadership. Antonio is a Director and Senior Enterprise Architect with Protiviti. He has been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 9 consecutive years, from 2012 to 2020, specializing in Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint and Office Services. His background includes experiencing implementing a broad range of information security technologies, as well as information governance and cyber security best practices. His experience with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint extends over the last 12 years. When he’s not helping enterprise, military or government organizations solve security challenges, you can catch him speaking at conferences or contributing to the community through this blog at www.antonioO365.com.

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

    With more than a decade of SharePoint development and architecture experience, Bob German is a Partner Technical Architect for Microsoft. In that capacity, Bob helps partners across the US develop modern, scalable solutions based on Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure.

    Before (re)joining Microsoft, Bob was a Microsoft MVP and Principal Architect at BlueMetal, where he led the development of numerous collaborative applications, Intranets, and other custom Office 365 and Azure based solutions.

  • Bobby Chang

    Technologist at Microsoft

    Bobby Chang is a Technology Specialist with Microsoft from the DC metropolitan area. He works with the public sector to help identify business opportunities in the government cloud. Bobby specializes in end user empowerment and business productivity. As an avid fan of the community, he can be found frequently in conferences, user groups, or local meetups.

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

    Drew Madelung is a Solutions Architect and a Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services. He is experienced in a range of technologies but specializes in content management and business process improvement. He has worked across all aspects of projects from architecture and design to roll-out, adoption and governance planning. Drew works with clients to develop and deploy comprehensive solutions on SharePoint and Office 365. Drew can be found across the community whether it’s online or at local user groups and conferences.

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

    Dux is the CMO of AvePoint. With over 20 years of business and technology experience, he’s been a driving force behind digital transformations for commercial, educational and public sector organizations worldwide. He’s a published author of “SharePoint for Project Management”. He’s also recognized by Microsoft as Regional Director (RD) and Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

    A sought after public speaker and mentor, he’s a tireless advocate of diversity, inclusion & technology for good who has written numerous whitepapers, articles, and delivered engaging interactive presentations to over 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world.

    When he’s not globetrotting, or invigorating audiences, Dux lives in Washington, DC with his amazing wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys running along the Potomac River and sampling the most exotic foods available (grilled scorpion, anyone?).

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

    Eric Overfield is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director and a leading expert in SharePoint Development and User Interface design. Mr. Overfield, President and co-founder of PixelMill, has over 18 years experience with web design best practices and techniques, and over 12 years experience with SharePoint branding. Besides his in-depth knowledge of SharePoint’s branding capabilities, his expertise includes general SharePoint technology, design and architecture along with custom coded web parts, solutions, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. He is a co-author of Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development (Apress 2013) and Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint (EUSP Press 2013). An engaged speaker and organizer of SharePoint events as well as an active blogger (ericoverfield.com), he discusses all things SharePoint Branding and UI Design @ericoverfield.

  • Karuana Gatimu

    Principal PM Manager, Customer Advocacy Group

    Karuana is the Lead, Customer Advocacy Group at Microsoft Teams Engineering. With a long history in collaboration and corporate IT she is experienced in Office 365 services with a focus on Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, PowerPlatform and Yammer. She is the author of the Microsoft Service Adoption specialist course, the executive producer of Coffee in the Cloud video show on YouTube (https://aka.ms/CoffeeintheCloud) and the chair of the Women of Color Leadership community. She is a frequent speaker on modern leadership and the future of collaboration.

  • Mark Kashman

    A SharePoint pun master in training

    Mark is a Senior Product Manager on the SharePoint team focused primarily on SharePoint Online, the mobile and intelligent intranet. He has worked at MSFT since 2000. He started working with SharePoint building a digital asset management (DAM) solution built on top of SharePoint 2007 (IMM, the Interactive Media Manager) before moving to the SharePoint team. He lives in the Sammamish, WA area and enjoys kayaking, soccer, hiking, Dad duties, and quiet-bird-chirping moments for reading and writing books - when not playing that darned addictive Bejeweled. @Mkashman [Twitter]

  • Mark Rackley

    CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly

    Mark is Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at PAIT Group (www.paitgroup.com) and an Office 365 MVP with more than 20 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark’s daily responsibilities include forging the direction of solution architecture and development projects for clients while providing the best solutions for clients' unique problems. As a globally recognized SharePoint geek, Mark is an active blogger, presenter, author (and bacon aficionado) who is eager to lend his real-world knowledge of SharePoint to all who need it.

    In addition to speaking at various SharePoint & Office 365 conferences around the world, Mark is the organizer of The North American Collaboration Summit (www.collabsummit.org) in Branson, Missouri, the creator of the free InfoPath replacement tool StratusForms (www.stratusforms.com), and a podcaster at www.techsplaining.net

  • Mike Maadarani

    Office 365 MVP, Cloud Solutions Architect, MCM Consulting

    Mike Maadarani is an Office 365 MVP, and a SharePoint Architect who has been providing strategic SharePoint solutions for the past 20 years. With over 25 years of IT industry experience, Mike spent the last few years managing and delivering SharePoint solutions to a wide range of mid to large scale projects. He is an evangelist and visionary where he can and provide the business and technical leadership required for delivering successful global SharePoint projects.

    Mike is a Search and Content Services expert and has deployed large SharePoint ECM and Collaboration implementations in North America.​

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, and M365 Enterprise Expert

    Nate is a Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert, MVP, and MCT. He has worked in analyst, engineer, training, and consulting roles in most industries. He shares solutions and resources on his blog at http://NateChamberlain.com and is the author of several books including Microsoft 365 exam guides.

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP | Office 365 enthusiast | User adoption advocate

    Sarah Haase is an enterprise collaboration strategist, corporate librarian, and product manager responsible for implementing enterprise-level governance, compliance, and adoption strategies for Microsoft 365. She's also a blogger, Innovation Games facilitator, international speaker, Microsoft Apps & Services MVP, and a community organizer for SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. You can find Sarah online at http://blog.splibrarian.com and @sarahhaase. You can listen to her on the Microsoft 365 Voice podcast (m365voice.com).

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

    Scott Shearer is a SharePoint and Office 365 evangelist and Microsoft MVP. Scott has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry implementing Microsoft products and technologies. He has held positions ranging from systems administrator to developer to trainer. Scott is an MCT and Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist Master. Currently, he is an Office 365 consultant providing innovative and cost effective solutions leveraging out of the box functionality. Scott is also known for mentoring and training SharePoint site administrators and frequently conducts SharePoint end user training sessions. He is a regular speaker at SharePoint events and a top contributor to the Microsoft Flow Power Users Community site.

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect

    Stacy Deere-Strole (MVP) is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. Previously, Stacy led a rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engaged in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With nearly 18 years of experience in the IT Industry, Stacy has mainly focused on Collaboration Solutions such as IBM’s Lotus Notes\Domino and Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration Solutions including deployments and SharePoint upgrades.
     
    Within the SharePoint community, Stacy is a SharePoint MVP and is actively sharing her real world expertise through authoring in the blog http://www.spmindmelt.focalpointsolutions.co, ; and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday's, Collab365, ITUnity, SPTechCon, SharePoint Fest, SharePoint Engage, and User Group events. She also co-authored two books called SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Using Managed Metadata.

  • Treb Gatte

    Marquee Insights, make better, faster decisions with smarter data.

    Treb is a Power BI MVP and business intelligence expert with 24 years of experience.

    Prior to becoming CEO of Marquee Insights, he worked in leadership positions at Microsoft, Starbucks, Wachovia (now Wells Fargo). He has been recognized as Data Platform MVP from Microsoft.

    Treb lives in the Seattle area with his wife, children and corgi and holds an MBA from Wake Forest University.

  • Virgil Carroll

    Principal Human Solutions Architect

    Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect. Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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