Here you will find our heros, who accepted our invitation:
Progress, Progress, Progress
How far has the Microsoft Cloud come? How much further does it have to go?
In this new for Cologne Keynote session, Seb will walk through the highs and lows of working with the Microsoft Cloud.
Looking at Office 365, Azure and more, this session is informative, comical and honest.
Don’t miss it!
Speaker: Seb Matthews
Seb Matthews is a consultant, entrepreneur and community supporter with over 20 years’ experience working with organizations of all shapes and sizes to get the very best out of Microsoft technologies.
Over the last 5 years, he has founded several technology companies providing consultancy, implementation and Cloud services and sits on the board of a number of tech start-ups in an advisory capacity.
When not being entrepreneurial, Seb continues to hone his technical skills providing consulting services to some of Microsoft’s largest customers that are looking to utilize Microsoft technologies in Cloud and Big Data scenarios.
Fortunate to be a frequent speaker at conferences, in the community and at vendor events, Seb is an enthusiastic and active member of the Microsoft community in Europe, Africa and the USA.
Speaker vom A – Z
Office 365 enthousiast and Microsoft MVP with a taste for security, information management and governance.Albert is an Office 365 business consultant/architect. This role allows Albert to liaison between IT and business, translating business goals and objectives to workable Office 365 solutions.
Albert’s main focus is information management in general and the role of Office 365 in particular. His main focus area’s are document-, case- and records management, search and collaboration. For the last couple of years, Albert has expended his focus to include security, compliance and governance and the Microsoft platforms to support these area’s.
As of 1/4/2018 Albert’s a Microsoft MVP on Enterprise Mobility (Information Protection). In addtion, he’s MCSE and MCSA and a frequent speaker. Most recently at SharePoint Saturday London, Cambridge and Lisbon, Office 365 Engage 2017 and Microsoft Techdays 2017.
Albert blogs at alberthoitingh.com.
Architect & HoloLens Evangelist | Win Dev MVPA professional which inspires, motivates and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies using Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in their journey to digital innovation. He has a strong background on SharePoint, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure and is working with machine learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive services.
Primarily focused on manufacturing, construction, industry, logistics and maritime/offshore, his goal is helping businesses to achieve more on creating, improving, smartening and shortening of business processes by using services, apps and devices.
Furthermore, he engages in speaking, blogging and is organizer of events like the Mixed Reality User Group, Mixed Reality Talk @ VR, SP&C and the Global AI/MR Bootcamp.
With more than 20 years of IT Business experience, acting in different roles like solution architect, he believes the future is just starting! Highly experienced in all realities, HoloLens and other devices, User experiences on devices and connecting the world to the cloud will help him to shape that future!
Since January 2018 Windows Development MVP for the category Mixed Reality.
Sr. Collaboration Consultant & Project Manager | HanseVision Gmbh Antje Lamartine is a Collaboration Consultant based in Munich, Germany. Antje has been working with SharePoint since 2010, when a site collection was dropped in her lap and she quickly realized what a powerful tool it can be, but only when Business Users embrace and use it. That led her on the path of focusing on User Adoption, helping her customers recognize challenges, find strategies and solutions to overcome them, and hereby getting a measurable ROI.
Aside from her passion for helping others work smarter, Antje loves to ski and knit. Needless to say, winter is her favorite season, but she also appreciates spending time with family and friends in the beer gardens in and around Munich.
dmTECH GmbH, project manager, Microsoft Inhouse Consultant
Bernd Diel ist der verantwortliche Projektleiter für das Change-Projekt “Die Einführung von Office 365 bei dm-drogerie markt”.
Angefangen als Entwickler und Administrator für SharePoint 2001 hat er die komplette Entwicklung der Microsoft SharePoint Versionen miterlebt. Heute ist er als Business Consultant für Collaboration auf Basis von Microsoft Office 365 und anderen MS Technologien tätig.
Bernd Diel is the responsible project manager for the change project “The introduction of Office 365 at dm-drogerie markt”.
Starting as a developer and administrator for SharePoint 2001, he experienced the complete development of the Microsoft SharePoint versions. Today he works as a business consultant for collaboration based on Microsoft Office 365 and other MS technologies.
Industrial Holographics – CEO
Christian Waha, seit 20 Jahren Softwareentwickler und Freelancer, hat mehre Projekte bei der UniCredit / Hypovereinsbank, 1&1 Internet AG (GMX und Web.de), Bausch + Lomb, Rohde & Schwarz, Leica, Microsoft, Helsana Versicherungen, T-Systems durchgeführt. Hier hat er sich besonders auf agile Methoden und deren Anwendung im Businessbereich spezialisiert. Besonderen Augenmerk legt er auf Architekur, Cloud Strategie und Continuous integration und Delivery.
Dennis Hobmaier is Solution Designer at Kapsch. He has more than 15 years of experience in IT Enterprise environments and serves customers across different branches. As a MCSE SharePoint he has deep knowledge in the areas Microsoft Active Directory, Windows, SharePoint and Office 365. He’s happy to share his project experience with you.
Fabian originally comes from Human Resource Management and is now Business Technology Evangelist at dox42. He presents dox42 to customers and partners at various events, international conferences and online meetings. He is currently building in-depth knowledge and project knowhow on process optimization and document automation for various technologies (Microsoft SharePoint, MS Office, Dynamics 365, NAV, SAP, etc.) as well as accompanying customers and partners through the entire implementation process. In Addition, he supports dox42 in various online Marketing activities.
Business Technology Evangelist
Platinum Sponsor: dox42
I work as a consultant at Bright Skies and drive the digital transformation of our clients. I am engaged in the successful implementation of a Modern Workplace based on Microsoft 365 and especially Microsoft Teams. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.S
Microsoft MVP, RD. Neoxy Consultancy
Gokan is an independent SharePoint and Office365 consultant for Neoxy where he assists customers with building innovative, intelligent and responsive cloud driven solutions. With the Mobile first, Cloud first ideology, his goal is to empower every person and organization to do more with the Microsoft cloud and the ecosystem is perfectly aligned to accelerate this. Creativity, automation and perspective are what he loves most when using the Microsoft cloud, so every customer can be more agile, responsive and competitive. Gokan is a frequent – and funny – conference speaker.
He presented at numerous national and international conferences and is actively involved in European and American conferences: Microsoft Techdays, Microsoft Experiences, European SharePoint Conferences, SharePoint Days and SharePoint Fest are a few major ones.
A proud author of books that reached the half million of downloads and founder of several communities, Gokan is a real community warrior.
Due to his active contributions in these domains, he has been honoured with Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Additionally, he is an active Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Microsoft Regional Lead for all MCTs in Belgium.
You can always talk to me about: Soccer. World Traveling. Food. Next-Gen Cloud Systems. Architecture & Strategy. SharePoint + Office365!
Giuliano De Luca [MVP]
Independent, Office Development MVP
Giuliano is a Microsoft Office Development MVP, passionate and lover of his job, he is a specialist in Microsoft technologies focused on Office 365.
During his career has achieved several Microsoft certifications he is also a blogger and international speaker.
dmTech GmbH, Office 365 architect, Microsoft Inhouse Consultant Hagen Deike ist der technische Koordinator und Architekt für das Change-Projekt „Die Einführung von Office 365 bei dm-drogerie markt“.
Mit über 30 Jahren IT Erfahrung, zählt er zur Generation C64 und ist seit vielen Jahren in der Administration und Entwicklung von IT-Systemen erfolgreich. Ab 2010 war er als selbstständiger SharePoint Trainer und Berater tätig und arbeitet heute für dm als Business Consultant und Architekt für Office 365.
Johannes has been working with SharePoint since he first stumbled across it in SP 2010. In his position as dox42 Lead Technical Evangelist he works with different environments and architectural scenarios on a daily basis – always trying to find new best practices. While doing so he has gained great SharePoint project knowhow in different industries and frequently contributes his knowledge and learnings on international conferences, in webinars and blog posts. Apart from SharePoint his job also is integrating dox42 into a great variety of other technologies and applications (MS Dynamics CRM, SAP, MS Flow, etc.) as well as supporting customers and partners in implementing dox42 projects.
Lead Technical Evangelist
Platinum Sponsor: dox42
Martin Przybysz is working as Executive Consultant for CGI Germany B.V. & Co. KG. The last five years he is focusing on projects with Office 365 and Azure helping companies to drive the change. As multiple Microsoft Certified Solution Expert and Microsoft Certified Trainer he is an acknowledged professional. He helped companies to migrate to Cloud services in several scenarios.
Freelance senior technology consultant in the field of telecommunication service providers – additionally, 365 days a year volunteer firefighter in Dormagen fire department.
Since 2000 Michael has been working in segment of Layer 2 infrastructure networks for various telco providers, authority and military.
In his spare time, he has been enthusiastic about Microsoft products since the end of the 90s. For a long time the focus laid on the products „Windows Media Center“ and „Windows Home Server“, which unfortunately have been discontinued.
Since moving to Dormagen a few years ago and joining the Dormagen Fire Department, he has discovered his passion for Office 365. Background was a project initiated by him to modernize the information technology of the fire department, which resulted in the introduction of Office 365 non-profit. Since then, together with a small team, he has been trying to introduce the nearly 500 firefighters of Dormagen to the modern world of IT, struggeling with the usual prejudices. He also benefits from his huge experience with the Office 365 tenant of his own company.
Making your work work.
When I talk about Office 365, I feel like a true evangelist. Being able to draw my vision into anothers mind and seeing that a flower grew from the tiny seed I sowed really satisfies me.
Just like you, I am convinced, that digital transformation is 80% people and 20% technology. Most IT departments don’t understand, that an office 365 project isn’t finished, when documents are migrated into SharePoint and Exchange Online works.
Inspiring employees to evolve their ways to work, to set up a new attitude and engaging leaders to connect with employees is the most challenging, but most rewarding part of my job. I strongly believe that it is my mission to establish an engaging mindset.
Michael Roth has been working as a consultant since 2011. Starting with team- and management development classes in- and outdoor he focused on the IT topics four years ago. For Devoteam Alegri he is currently involved in the development of the team “Change & Adoption – Strategy|Digital Culture|Transformation”. He focuses his work on the translation between IT and users. As an pedagogue, he has a special view of the human side of digitization and advises clients on change management and strategy development on the way into the cloud.
Sponsor: Alegri International Service GmbH
Sr solution architect and passionate about everything IT
Currently I am a sr solution architect at adidas in the Digital Workplace / End Device Management team focusing on digital transformation and the transition to modern management. I was very passionate about technology since high school and became one of the first CISCO certified instructors in Romania before turning 18. After a few years I switched to integrating Linux, Windows, and OS/X in desktop environment in a technical project management/solution architect role. Recent projects have been focused on Windows 10, Intune, SCCM, and Operating System Deployment as an integration specialist for NTT Data Services (formerly Dell Services).
As a Senior BPM Architect, Patrick advised clients on how to get started with FireStart and implemented a large number of projects for clients over the last 7 years. Today, as our Chief Technology Evangelist, he is spreading the word of FireStart, frequently giving speeches and attending conferences around the world.
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Job Title: Chief Technology Evangelist
Channel Account Manager EMEA Central at Quest, MVP Office Apps + Services
Before Ragnar joined Quest as Channel Account Manager EMEA Central at Quest Software he worked at Microsoft Corp. in several roles (SharePoint Senior Consultant, O365 Customer Success Manager, Partner Channel Lead for Office 365 E5). He has studied Educational Science and Sociology in Heidelberg, Germany (M.A.), and is member of the Senate at the Professional Association of German Sociologists. He is founding member of Working Out Loud Community and Responsive Organisation Movement in Germany. He has published several books, including articles about Social Intranets , Digital Business and Brand Ambassadors as Guides in the Information Age. He is passionate about Social Media, improving Business Collaboration and reinventing Productivity.
Solution Consultant, Winvision
Rebekka Aalbers is an Office 365 Solution Consultant at Winvision focused on helping customers implementing Office 365 in there organization. From SharePoint intranets and business apps to low code automation with PowerApps and Flow. Her drive is to get the most out of standard configuration of the Office 365 tooling and only use custom development when it really adds value.
Robert Mulsow (AvePoint/Sponsor)
Robert Mulsow is VP of TSP EMEA at AvePoint and a certified Microsoft P-TSP. Based on his experiences as Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, he is a specialist for SharePoint Infrastructure and its regarding technologies like SQL, Windows Server and Active Directory. As Microsoft MVP and Certified Trainer for Office Apps and Services, he has also expertise in the fields of Consulting, Deployment and Troubleshooting. Over the time he also certified as MCSA for Office 365 and already supported various large customers in several projects like Backup & Disaster Recovery Strategies, Migrations, Performance and Storage Optimization in EMEA.
SharePoint Architect blue-infinity super-duper-friendly #wysiwyg #pnplover
With 20 years of experience in Software Engineering & Architecture, Rodrigo Pinto is a Solution Architect, SharePoint MVP, Specialist & Evangelist at blue-infinity. Responsible for the SharePoint area, he tends to use innovation in creating new solutions and development strategies. Speaker since 2009, he delivers regular sessions at Microsoft Events: Techdays, RoadtoSharePoint, Lightup SharePoint, Microsoft RoadShow, SharePoint Connections, SP24, European SharePoint Conference, CollabSummit, Microsoft TechRefresh, MVP ShowCase, SQL Saturday, Azure Boot Camps, User Group Meetings and online events. He started the SharePoint Portuguese User Group and loves the idea By and For the Community
Rick Van Rousselt
Microsoft MVP and Managing Partner @ Advantive
Rick is a managing partner @ Advantive and is an Office Apps and Services MVP. He has been working with SharePoint since 2007 and has now made the transition to Office 365. With a strong focus on development this job pushed him to become a versatile expert in both Office 365, Azure and all related technologies. His inquisitive disposition encourages him to continuously gain knowledge and share insights with everyone that shares the same interests.
Office 365 MVP
Currently working as a SharePoint Administrator at Schindler IT Services in Berlin, Sara has over 5 years of Office 365 experience. In 2012 Sara was awarded as a Microsoft MVP by her contributions in the Brazilian BPOS, Office 365 and SharePoint community. Sara is a frequent speaker in the Office 365 and SharePoint Community.
IT Consultant, SharePoint re-connect MVP, Design Thinking Affectionado More than 25 years IT experience in conjunction with 15 years in SharePoint, and 5 years in Office 365 Siegfried has been around for quite a while.
For more than 10 years his pet peeve has been to make “SharePoint not look like SharePoint” and help customers to reduce clutter and complexity from SharePoint on-premises and Online.
His latest endeavors have been taking him to get the maximum out of the Office 365 user experience without “Branding until the doctor visits”.
Stephan Quast has been working in IT since 2001. He studied business informatics and is an aspiring business psychologist. He has many years of experience as a software developer and in the sectors of media, design and usability. He works as a consultant for Devoteam Alegri and is currently involved in the development of the team “Change & Adoption – Strategy|Digital Culture|Transformation”. His competencies allow him to combine the psychological view on organizations and employees with the technical understanding and the experience within the digital transformation to guide and advise customers strategically and holistically during the change process.
Sponsor: Alegri International Service GmbH
Head of Modern Workplace Solutions @ Solvion Thomas Gölles is Head of Modern Workplace Solutions at Solvion and Office Server and Services MVP. Thomas has worked as a developer, architect, consultant and team lead through his career. In 2016 Microsoft Austria nominated him to be a Partner Technology Solutions Professional (P-TSP) for Office 365 and its productivity solutions. As an active member of the SharePoint/Office365 community, Thomas is co-organizer of SharePoint Saturday Vienna and Office 365 Meetup Graz.
MVP Office Services and Apps
I’m working with TRANS4MATION as Head of Customer Success Center, supporting professional Sales and Executive Consultants for Modern Workplace with a focus on Enterprise Cloud or Hybrid Voice. Having a strong focus on Microsoft Teams as the foundation for effective and modern communications. This is what Microsoft named “Intelligent Communication”
Extensive experience in business and market development. Specialized in intercultural and business relationship in Asia. Successful in providing leadership on new topics and complex global projects that require interfacing with internal/external teams and ecosystems. Early adaptor of visionary technologies.
• 25+ year career within different companies in the areas software development, telecommunication, IT, mobility and hosted/cloud services.
• Strong technical and business background – was member of Microsoft´s German Inner Circle.
• Organized, logical, rationale thinker and problem solver with superb communication and collaboration skills.
• Business Management skill in strategic and organized developing German SME subsidiaries in Asia
Start-up companies, Business Relation Management, Partner Relation Management, Enterprise Business Sales Skills, strong team leader and motivator, perfect Asian business and human behavior understandings, excellent financial cash flow management
Microsoft Office 365, Public and Private Cloud Computing, specialized in Hybrid Cloud integration, Intelligent Communication (MS Teams, Skype for Business, Exchange), Security (Windows Defender, Advanced Thread Protection, PKI,), Microsoft Elite Team Member Redmond (PG Teams)
MVP, MCT, MCSM, MCM, Blogger – Granikos GmbH & Co. KG
Thomas Stensitzki is the owner of Granikos GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, and focuses as a principal consultant on Exchange Server, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. He is a MVP for Office Apps and Services since April 2018.
He holds various Microsoft certifications, like Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange Server 2010 and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Messaging. When not working as a consultant he teaches Microsoft technology courses as a MCT.
Teamleader collaboration and content
Tomislav Karafilov ist Teamleiter für den Bereich Collaboration and Content im Competence Center Microsoft bei der IT-P GmbH in Hannover. Mit über 15 Jahren .NET und über acht Jahren SharePoint Erfahrung kümmert er sich im Rahmen von vielfältigen Projekten um die klassische und moderne .NET Entwicklung sowie um Beratung und Betreuung von Kunden in den Bereichen SharePoint, Office 365 und Microsoft Azure. Video liegt Ihm dabei sehr am Herzen. Neben Besuchen von Community Events und Konferenzen zu Themen rund um Microsoft ist er Mitgründer (Veranstalter, Moderator, Speaker) von der “Microsoft Cloud and Collaboration Community Hannover” sowie von der “C#/.NET Meetup Hannover” und Speaker.
Thorben is Azure Consultant at EIB Consulting GmbH (member of Major League SharePoint). In this role, he advises small and midmarket companies around the Microsoft Cloud portfolio. His focus is the system architecture and the implementation of cloud-based infrastructure in hybrid or cloud only scenarios.
The Major League SharePoint (a competence center of the VOI e.V.) is platinum sponsor of the SharePoint Saturday Cologne 2019.