Let's Continue the Dialog!

We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Chicago as much as we did.
Below you will find links to download the presentations delivered by the SharePoint experts at the event.

Session Summaries
Collaboration for the Workstyle of Every Group
Every group is unique, with its own needs and workstyle. This is the reason Microsoft has multiple tools in Office 365 which provides an integrated solution, so everyone can collaborate more effectively with team chat, online meetings, co-authoring and sharing files securely, group email, and a social network. In this session, we will look at what tool to use, when, and address some of the confusion that multiple similar tools have caused.

Bob Gabriel
Cloud Solution Architect-MICROSOFT

Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize SharePoint-based Collaboration and Compliance – Are You Ready?
Artificial intelligence together with the new Microsoft Graph are poised to change the way we work. But what’s real and what’s just buzz? In this session, harmon.ie co-founder and VP, Product Strategy, David Lavenda uncovers the truth about AI in the workplace, as he details how to leverage AI to extract value from your SharePoint, Office 365, and now Microsoft 365 investments. The session includes a live demo of how the Microsoft Graph today helps your SharePoint-based information compliance initiatives.

David Lavenda
Co-founder & VP Product Strategy, harmon.ie

Build a Modern Digital Workplace with SharePoint, Skype, Yammer, Groups and Teams 
Did you know that Office 365 services such as SharePoint, Skype, Yammer, Groups and Teams can be used to build an integrated, intelligent “digital” workplace? Attend this informative session to learn how to rapidly rollout an intelligent workplace within your enterprise built on Office 365 services that is “easy to use” and offers “mobile first” user interface integrated with Skype for “presence-aware” contextual instant messaging and Yammer to track private/public discussions. Also, learn how to instantly find and connect with Subject Matter Experts, surface contextual knowledge to help teams get their job done quicker, while providing instant employee recognition using badges and reward points.

Ragav Jagannathan
President & Group CEO at KL Software Technologies

“I’m not sure what an Intelligent Search and Intranet is, but I know what a dumb Search and Intranet is – that’s what I’m using!” Four Strategic Must Dos for an Intelligent Search and Intranet
This session defines what Intelligent Search and Intranets are and provides example projects to illustrate the key attributes involved. Search is a central capability as it provides findability, discovery, and proactive suggestions that are a big part of the “intelligence”. We’ll delve into “Delve” and graph with the “Graph” as we cover example projects and the current capabilities and gaps around Microsoft’s support for more intelligent Search and Intranets. We will also spend time and share details on Microsoft’s newest darling, “Cognitive Services”, which is the artificial backbone of Machine Learning and AI for Microsoft. Lastly, we will provide a proven methodology on how to improve the search and intranet user experience for your intranet.

Don Miller
Midwest Sales Director at BA Insight

Building a Collaborative Culture: Microsoft Teams in the Real World
Dive into a real-world example of how a company introduced Microsoft Teams to help transform the culture of a sales team from "contentious" to "collaborative." Learn how key features of Teams--like persistent chat and third-party service integration--empower cultural change by shifting focus away from technology and back to effortless collaboration.

Chris Johnson
Director Business Solutions and Microsoft MVP at PSC Group

What are these Groups? And 5 ways to keep them in line
Groups has come to mean different things to many people, but at the core they are simply the next generation of membership service. What’s more, Microsoft has tied them to a number of collaboration and productivity tools that your end users want. This presentation will dive into what Groups are, what they aren’t, and how to keep them from spiraling out of control. Learn how to make Groups work for you!

Craig Jahnke
Strategic Advisor at AvePoint


harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie (www.harmon.ie) makes user experience tools for the digital workspace, built to deliver information the way the human brain works. The company is a pioneer in Topic Computing; its flagship harmon.ie Collage solution breaks down data silos from business applications by grouping information by topics, thereby surfacing what’s most important to knowledge workers. harmon.ie provides a cohesive, people-first user experience supported by cognitive science and powered by machine learning to enhance employee productivity and help organizations overwhelmed with data. The company is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner.

avepoint-logo.png  AvePoint is the Microsoft Cloud expert. Over 15,000 companies and 5 million cloud users trust AvePoint to accelerate the migration, management, and protection of their Office 365 and SharePoint data. AvePoint’s integrated cloud, hybrid, and on-premises software solutions are enhanced by 24/7 support. AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winner. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ.

klsoftware  KL Software Technologies (KLST) was started in 2003 with the vision of building mobile-first digital innovations that provide easy, intuitive and consistent user experience across smarter interfaces. As a Global Systems Integrator and with delivery centers out of Australia, India and USA, we focus on delivering mobile-first software+services innovations built on Microsoft on-premises, cloud and hybrid platforms namely Office 365 SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, Yammer, Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Our hybrid mobility services group provides enterprise mobile app development using Microsoft Xamarin Framework, Angular2/Ionic2 Framework targeting Windows, iOS and Android mobile platforms. You can learn more about KLST products and services via our website www.klstinc.com/whyklst.

BA Insight  BA Insight is an innovator in the Cognitive Search Market, and provides a best of breed approach to help companies make search intelligent by providing technology that connects machine learning, cognitive computing, and enterprise systems, powering a new generation of intranets and cognitive search solutions. Our modular software product portfolio features SmartHub, delivering a personalized, internet-like user experience; connectors, providing secure connectivity to a wide variety of systems; classification, increasing findability using auto-tagging, text analytics, and metadata generation; and analytics, providing valuable data to make intelligent decisions about your intranet. Visit www.BAinsight.com for more information and follow us at @BAinsight.

PSC  Founded in 1990, PSC Group, LLC is a business technology consulting firm focused on enabling strategic technology driven tools, processes and objectives that help companies improve and grow their value. Our process begins in the way we listen and ends with our clients experiencing a greater return on their technology investment. With offices in Chicago and Kansas City, PSC has a proud history with our clientele that is based on mutual respect, integrity and honesty. www.psclistens.com

Let's Continue the Dialog!

We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Chicago as much as we did.
Below you will find links to download the presentations delivered by the SharePoint experts at the event.

Title
Speakers
Summary
Collaboration for the Workstyle of Every Group
Bob Gabriel
Cloud Solution Architect-MICROSOFT

Every group is unique, with its own needs and workstyle. This is the reason Microsoft has multiple tools in Office 365 which provides an integrated solution, so everyone can collaborate more effectively with team chat, online meetings, co-authoring and sharing files securely, group email, and a social network. In this session, we will look at what tool to use, when, and address some of the confusion that multiple similar tools have caused.
Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize SharePoint-based Collaboration and Compliance – Are You Ready? David Lavenda
Co-founder & VP Product Strategy, harmon.ie

Artificial intelligence together with the new Microsoft Graph are poised to change the way we work. But what’s real and what’s just buzz? In this session, harmon.ie co-founder and VP, Product Strategy, David Lavenda uncovers the truth about AI in the workplace, as he details how to leverage AI to extract value from your SharePoint, Office 365, and now Microsoft 365 investments. The session includes a live demo of how the Microsoft Graph today helps your SharePoint-based information compliance initiatives.
Build a Modern Digital Workplace with SharePoint, Skype, Yammer, Groups and Teams 
Ragav Jagannathan
President & Group CEO at KL Software Technologies

Did you know that Office 365 services such as SharePoint, Skype, Yammer, Groups and Teams can be used to build an integrated, intelligent “digital” workplace? Attend this informative session to learn how to rapidly rollout an intelligent workplace within your enterprise built on Office 365 services that is “easy to use” and offers “mobile first” user interface integrated with Skype for “presence-aware” contextual instant messaging and Yammer to track private/public discussions. Also, learn how to instantly find and connect with Subject Matter Experts, surface contextual knowledge to help teams get their job done quicker, while providing instant employee recognition using badges and reward points.
“I'm not sure what an Intelligent Search and Intranet is, but I know what a dumb Search and Intranet is – that’s what I’m using!” Four Strategic Must Dos for an Intelligent Search and Intranet Don Miller
Midwest Sales Director at BA Insight

This session defines what Intelligent Search and Intranets are and provides example projects to illustrate the key attributes involved. Search is a central capability as it provides findability, discovery, and proactive suggestions that are a big part of the “intelligence”. We’ll delve into “Delve” and graph with the “Graph” as we cover example projects and the current capabilities and gaps around Microsoft’s support for more intelligent Search and Intranets. We will also spend time and share details on Microsoft’s newest darling, “Cognitive Services”, which is the artificial backbone of Machine Learning and AI for Microsoft. Lastly, we will provide a proven methodology on how to improve the search and intranet user experience for your intranet.
Building a Collaborative Culture: Microsoft Teams in the Real World Chris Johnson
Director of Business Solutions and Microsoft MVP at PSC Group

Dive into a real-world example of how a company introduced Microsoft Teams to help transform the culture of a sales team from "contentious" to "collaborative." Learn how key features of Teams--like persistent chat and third-party service integration--empower cultural change by shifting focus away from technology and back to effortless collaboration.
What are these Groups? And 5 ways to keep them in line
Craig Jahnke
Strategic Advisor at AvePoint

Groups has come to mean different things to many people, but at the core they are simply the next generation of membership service. What’s more, Microsoft has tied them to a number of collaboration and productivity tools that your end users want. This presentation will dive into what Groups are, what they aren’t, and how to keep them from spiraling out of control. Learn how to make Groups work for you!

harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie (www.harmon.ie) makes user experience tools for the digital workspace, built to deliver information the way the human brain works. The company is a pioneer in Topic Computing; its flagship harmon.ie Collage solution breaks down data silos from business applications by grouping information by topics, thereby surfacing what’s most important to knowledge workers. harmon.ie provides a cohesive, people-first user experience supported by cognitive science and powered by machine learning to enhance employee productivity and help organizations overwhelmed with data. The company is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner.


avepoint-logo.png  AvePoint (AvePoint) is the Microsoft Cloud expert. Over 15,000 companies and 5 million cloud users trust AvePoint to accelerate the migration, management, and protection of their Office 365 and SharePoint data. AvePoint’s integrated cloud, hybrid, and on-premises software solutions are enhanced by 24/7 support. AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winner. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ.

klsoftware  KL Software Technologies (KLST) was started in 2003 with the vision of building mobile-first digital innovations that provide easy, intuitive and consistent user experience across smarter interfaces. As a Global Systems Integrator and with delivery centers out of Australia, India and USA, we focus on delivering mobile-first software+services innovations built on Microsoft on-premises, cloud and hybrid platforms namely Office 365 SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, Yammer, Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Our hybrid mobility services group provides enterprise mobile app development using Microsoft Xamarin Framework, Angular2/Ionic2 Framework targeting Windows, iOS and Android mobile platforms. You can learn more about KLST products and services via our website www.klstinc.com/whyklst.

BA Insight  BA Insight is an innovator in the Cognitive Search Market, and provides a best of breed approach to help companies make search intelligent by providing technology that connects machine learning, cognitive computing, and enterprise systems, powering a new generation of intranets and cognitive search solutions. Our modular software product portfolio features SmartHub, delivering a personalized, internet-like user experience; connectors, providing secure connectivity to a wide variety of systems; classification, increasing findability using auto-tagging, text analytics, and metadata generation; and analytics, providing valuable data to make intelligent decisions about your intranet. Visit www.BAinsight.com for more information and follow us at @BAinsight.

PSC  Founded in 1990, PSC Group, LLC is a business technology consulting firm focused on enabling strategic technology driven tools, processes and objectives that help companies improve and grow their value. Our process begins in the way we listen and ends with our clients experiencing a greater return on their technology investment. With offices in Chicago and Kansas City, PSC has a proud history with our clientele that is based on mutual respect, integrity and honesty. www.psclistens.com

 
 


Agenda at a Glance
9:00-9:30
Register and Partner Booth Visits
9:30-9:45
Welcome by harmon.ie
9:45-10:45
Keynote Session: How SharePoint 2016 will Impact your Business
10:50 – 11:35
Breakout Session 1A/1B – Gimmal/fpweb.net
11:40-12:25
Breakout Session 2–harmon.ie: SharePoint is Alive and Well and Living in Email
12:25-1:10
Lunch / Partner Booth Visits
1:15 – 2:00
Breakout Session 3A/3B Metalogix/harmon.ie
2:05 – 2:50
Breakout Session 4A/4B AvePoint/Infowise
2:55 – 3:45
Roundtable: The Future of SharePoint
3:45 – 4:00
Wrap-Up and Raffle

Register Now for our next Chicago SharePoint Expo

Date: Tue., October 30, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (CT)
Where: Microsoft Technology Center, Chicago, IL