Category Archives: SPS Track 2

Keynote Panel: Hacking KM

Morning Keynotes – Wednesday 16 November 
08:45 – 09:45

How would you change your process, technologies, and culture to increase organizational performance, effectiveness, innovation, and the bottom line? We asked each of our KM thought leaders this question. Their responses provide tips, strategies, and models for the audience to use to hack KM in their organizations!

Presented by: Patrick Lambe, Gloria Burke, Jean-Claude Monney, Jay Liebowitz

Keynote: Search & Big Data Is Evolving— Are You?

Morning Keynotes – Wednesday 16 November 
09:45 – 10:00

The search and Big Data market is rapidly evolving. Enterprises are relying on these tools now more than ever to gain a competitive advantage. Khan talks about these latest developments and cites real-world use cases of how search, Big Data, and analytics applications are playing a vital role in the success of businesses across the globe.

Presented by: Kamran Khan

OPENING KEYNOTE: Have We Reached Peak SharePoint?

TRACK 1 • SharePoint Futures – Wednesday 16 November 
10:45 – 11:30

With the advent of a somewhat lackluster release in SharePoint 2016 and Redmond’s rapid shift in attention toward Office 365, it’s time to ask: Have we reached the era of “Peak SharePoint”? If not, where is the platform headed, and what does it mean for the investment you’ve already made in your SharePoint estates? On the other hand, if we have indeed reached Peak SharePoint and the platform plays an increasingly smaller role in Microsoft’s approach to the digital enterprise, then how should you, the customer, respond? Join Byrne for a strategic tour of how SharePoint’s footprint in the digital workplace is evolving, including some advice on what you should be thinking about when planning for 2017.

Presented by: Tony Byrne

“We Built It, But Why Won’t They Come?” Practical Advice to Overcome Common User Adoption and Change Hurdles for SharePoint

TRACK 2 • SharePoint Best Practices – Wednesday 16 November 
13:30 – 14:15

One of the biggest struggles with the introduction of new technologies— especially collaboration technologies—is getting people to use them. This presentation is designed to showcase proven examples and strategies to unlock the secrets of user adoption success for SharePoint. Learn what works, what doesn’t work, and how you can build up your toolkit of approaches to address and overcome common adoption challenges.

Presented by: Susan S. Hanley

SharePoint User Experience: Best Practices Used to Inform Better Design

TRACK 2 • SharePoint Best Practices – Wednesday 16 November 
14:30 – 15:15

The relationship between SharePoint and UX has grown as a result of enriched technology advancements, as well as real-life lessons learned and patience. A knowledgeable understanding paired with a balance of both UX design and UI design are needed to create a portal/website platform suited to appropriately meet user and organization needs. Making a great SharePoint site that also embodies a great user experience involves acknowledging and appreciating the fact that technology alone is not the sole path to success.

Presented by: Antoinette Houston

KEYNOTE: Stump the SharePoint Guru

TRACK 2 • SharePoint Best Practices – Wednesday 16 November 
16:00 – 17:00

For those of you unfamiliar with this format, the concept is simple: Bring your toughest, thorniest, most intractable SharePoint conundrum or challenge and a team of experienced SharePoint gurus compete to offer you the best advice in 2 minutes or less. But there’s a twist: We use noise-canceling headphones to make sure the gurus can’t hear the answers the other panelists give. Come and get insightful, likely controversial, and sometimes entertaining answers to your most pressing questions. The person deemed to have stumped the consultants the most will go home with their own noise-canceling headphones!

Presented by: Jarrod Gingras, Shawn Shell, Curtis Hughes, Rebecca Rodgers