Category Archives: SPS16

“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

Keynote: Creating the Intelligent Workplace: Think Proficiency, Not Efficiency

Morning Keynotes – Thursday 17 November 
09:45 – 10:00

Hear how to employ intelligent search, analytics and machine learning technology to securely reach all systems, recommend the most relevant information, and even predict what and who will be most helpful—everywhere people work and interact. Using real-world examples, Tetu discusses why proficiency should be the key goal of digital transformation; how to reach the long tail of enterprise knowledge, much beyond SharePoint; when and where to apply intelligent insight technologies for proactive and predictive knowledge sharing; and what best practices and capabilities generate the most results in the intelligent, digital workplace.

Presented by: Louis Tetu