U.S. Microsoft Platform Practice
Real Story Group
Shawn Shell is Vice President of Consulting at Hitachi Consulting (http://www.hitachiconsulting.com). Shawn has spent more than 24 years in the information technology field. For more than the last decade, Shawn has concentrated on the development of content management solutions using primarily Microsoft-based technologies, including SharePoint, Content Management Server, Office and EPiServer.
He is an internationally recognized expert in SharePoint-based solutions and a sought-after speaker at industry events. In his role as Vice President, Shawn is responsible for participating in and overseeing a wide variety of consulting engagements on Microsoft’s technology platform.
In addition to his work at Hitachi Cosulting, Shawn is a Contributing Analyst for the Real Story Group (http://www.realstorygroup.com), where he writes about SharePoint and the SharePoint ecosystem. Shawn was also a co-author of Microsoft Content Management Server 2002: A Complete Guide published by Addison-Wesley.
Prior to to his work at Hitachi Consulting, Shawn founded Consejo, Inc, a Microsoft-focused professional services firm. Shawn also held various management roles at Dell, Inc. Before Dell, he was an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University and started his career at Warner-Lambert Company (now Pfizer).
You can follow Shawn on Twitter (@shawnshell).
Bangor University, Wales
David Snowden is Director of the Cynefin Centre at bangor University in Wales and founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is in the area of naturalising sense-making, seeking to base social science research and practice in the natural science. He is generally considered to be a pioneer in the application of complex adaptive systems theory to a range of social issues, and in the development of narrative as a method for research, knowledge discovery and distribution. His work extends across government and industry in a variety of fields including knowledge management, strategic planning, conflict resolution, weak signal detection, decision support and organisational development.
Snowden holds a variety of academic positions. In addiiton to the Bangor position is a visiting professor at the University of Stellenbosh and Hull University. He has previously held positions at the Universities of Canberra, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Pretoria and is a visiting fellow at Warwick University, Nanyang University, the Universita’ Cattolica in Italy and the Singapore Management College. He was Director of the EPSRC (UK) research programme on emergence in 2006 and was appointed to the NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research in 2007. He is also on the editorial boards of several Knowledge Management journals and is an Editor in Chief for Emergence, Complexity and Organisation.
He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity. He was selected by IBM as one of six “on-demand” thinkers for a world wide advertising campaign. Prior to that he worked in a range of strategic and management roles in the service sector. He has extensive international experience and has been engaged in a range of DARAP and other government funded research programmes in the field of counter terrorism. He lives in the UK where he pursues the co-evolutionary passions of Welsh Rugby and Wagnerian Opera.
Prior to Coveo, Mr. Tetu co-founded Taleo Corporation, an international provider of on-demand Internet software for talent and human capital management, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from the company inception in 1999 through 2007. In 2004 Taleo was recognized the 11th fastest growing technology company in the United States within the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Prior to Taleo, Mr. Tetu was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company with more than 5,000 employees. Mr. Tetu is an Engineering graduate from Laval University of Canada in 1985 and in 1997 was honored by Laval for his outstanding social contributions and business achievements. He also received the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award in the Technology and Communication category.
Senior Director of Internal eBusiness
Camille Wellard has over 15 years of experience in healthcare and information technology and is the Senior Director of Internal eBusiness at Intermountain Healthcare. She has a wide range of experience ranging from knowledge management and enterprise search to web design and usability.
She is responsible for the internal web and mobile strategy with specific accountability for optimizing the enterprise experience around knowledge management, enterprise search, and collaboration. In 2016, her team won one of the top 10 intranets in the world from Nielsen Norman Group. She is passionate about creating user focused applications that improve patient care and create efficiencies in the delivery of healthcare through the use of mobile technologies.