Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:15pm


Agenda at a Glance
9:00 - 9:25
Registration / Partner Booth Visits
Light breakfast provided

9:25 - 9:30
Welcome

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote: Everyday AI in Microsoft 365
Ed Hild, Technical Architect, Microsoft

10:30 - 11:05

Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
David Lavenda, Chief Product Officer, harmon.ie

11:05 - 11:25
Break / Partner Booth Visits

11:25 – 11:50

Migrating from Google for Business to O365
Scott Brewster, O365 and SharePoint Consultant, DC SharePoint User Group

11:50 - 12:15

SharePoint: The Gateway to Maximizing the Success of Office365
Adam Levithan, Principal-Product Management, Microsoft MVP, Withum

12:15 - 1:05
Lunch / Partner Booth Visits - Lunch provided

1:05 - 1:30

What Are Your Unfair Competitive Advantages?
Jen Miller, Strategic Partner Manager, Nintex
Quentin Jackson, Sr. Solutions Consultant, DataBank

1:30 - 1:55

Unleash the power of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to turbo-charge collaboration and teamwork in your organization
JoAnna Battin, Director of Strategy & Advisory Services, Xgility

1:55 - 2:15
Break / Partner Booth Visits

2:15 - 2:35

Case Study – Client / Case Management at Ernst & Young (EY) with SharePoint and harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen, VP Customer Success, harmon.ie

2:35 - 3:10

Customer Speaks - SharePoint / Office 365 Adoption Challenges and Opportunties
Featuring Bill Zacklis, Information Governance Director, Hilton

3:10 - 3:15
Wrap-Up and Prize Raffle

*Subject to Change


  Location: Microsoft Technology Center
12012 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA

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Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Full Agenda

9:00 - 9:20
Registration / Partner Booth Visits / Welcome
Light breakfast provided

9:20 - 10:20

KEYNOTE:
What’s new in SharePoint 2019
Microsoft SharePoint 2019 makes it easy to organize, share and manage documents and streamline business processes. And Microsoft's latest iteration, SharePoint 2019, aims to improve the SharePoint 2019 experience for on-premises and hybrid users. Bob Gabriel, MTC Architect, will walk attendees through this amazing new version of SharePoint!

Bob Gabriel, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
10:20 - 11:00

Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with so many emails and documents (and now Teams conversations), workers struggle to focus on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams, searching for information.
In this session you will hear how new managed access to Microsoft Graph data can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session includes a live demo of how the Graph can be leveraged to fight distractions at work by letting workers focus on important topics.

Yaacov Cohen
CEO & Co-Founder, harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen
Vice President, Services, harmon.ie
11:00 - 11:20
Break / Partner Booth Visits

11:20 - 11:50

The Top 5 Microsoft Teams Challenges and How To Solve Them
Office 365 and Microsoft Teams have made collaborating and communicating easier while making end-users more productive than ever before. AvePoint has traveled the world to hold Teams workshops and uncover the most frequent challenges organizations are facing including:
  • What are Microsoft Teams? What are Office 365 Groups? How do they work together?
  • What should we use and when? How does Teams fit with Yammer, SharePoint, Skype, OneDrive and other Office 365 solutions?
  • How can IT appropriately manage the lifecycle of Teams and Groups and the vital business data contained within them? What is the appropriate level of governance for my organization?
  • What are the best practices for external sharing and permissions management with Teams?
  • What are the best ways to integrate Teams with cloud records or other content management solutions?

Justin Walker
Senior Solutions Engineer, AvePoint
11:50 - 12:50
Lunch / Partner Booth Visits
Lunch provided

12:50 - 1:20

More Chocolate Chip Muffins vs. Chihuahuas and how AI and Machine Learning are impacting the “Search User Experience”
This session will build off of last year’s presentation and go into detail on how “Search” is being impacted by AI and Machine Learning as well as outlining some of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. This presentation will provide the basic building blocks of building a great “AI Driven Search Experience” and then describe options to actually achieve that experience.

Don Miller
Sales Director, BA Insight
1:20 - 1:50

Design, Deploy and Manage your Intranet Portal on Modern SharePoint
With the latest Microsoft announcements, Office 365, with workloads like SharePoint Online and Teams now offers a great foundation for an Enterprise Portal. Learn how Powell Manager enables users to design, deploy and manage a powerful Digital Workplace based on Office 365.

Antoine Faisandier
CEO, Powell Software
Ryan Orehek
Territory Sales Director, Powell Software
1:50 - 2:10
Break / Partner Booth Visits

2:10 - 2:40

Is that low-fat? How BPM can lean out your processes
Don’t just automate your processes – improve them through automation. Business Process Management is not about simply building workflows to automate tasks or create SharePoint forms, it is about better process management, process governance, and process automation. Often, IT departments are caught up in the wave of workflow solutions that automate simple processes or sub-parts of processes, but rarely does a process owner take a holistic view of their process and the tasks which are automatable, and focus on managing, collecting data, and accordingly improving the process. Traditional BPM systems are too complex and too IT-heavy for a process owner to manage, but modern lean BPM solutions focus on the no-code, rapid-deployment solution that empowers business units to achieve true process excellence through automation.

Shyamal Addanki
Vice President North America, Firestart
2:40 - 3:10

Me, We, All: When to use OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint Online
This session will give you an overview of OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint Online to learn what to use when, and highlights the features you can take advantage of to help drive collaboration and productivity in your organization.

Craig Jahnke
Technical Architect, Concurrency; Co-Chair, SPS Chicago Suburbs
3:10 – 3:55

Roundtable: Office 365 Challenges and Opportunities

Ran Shribman: Moderator, harmon.ie

Bob Gabriel, Microsoft

Yaacov Cohen, harmon.ie

Justin Walker, AvePoint

Don Miller, BA Insight

Antoine Faisandier, Powell Software

Shyamal Addanki, Firestart

Craig Jahnke, Concurrency/SPS Chicago Suburbs

3:55 - 4:00
Wrap-Up and Prize Raffle


harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie is committed to solving workers’ information overload pains, brought on by the proliferation of email, documents, and multiple business apps, through our unique and innovative user experience products.
Initially focusing on the struggles associated with using SharePoint and other Office 365 apps, harmon.ie strives to unite these cloud-based enterprise apps into a single interface, organized by meaningful topics (like projects, products, and services), so business users can focus on what matters most to them.
The company is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner. Follow harmon.ie on Twitter and LinkedIn.


avepoint  AvePoint accelerates your digital transformation success. Over 16,000 companies and 6 million SharePoint and Office 365 users worldwide trust AvePoint software and services for their data migration, management, and protection needs in the cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments.
A four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. Visit www.avepoint.com for more information and follow us at @AvePoint_Inc.


Firestart  FireStart is a leading BPM application in the Microsoft ecosystem that integrates robust process management, powerful process automation, and insightful process analytics with an interface that is incredibly easy to use. This allows business users to build and maintain their own processes, which can be transferred into workflows with smart adapters to the existing IT landscape, vastly reducing the number of systems a user needs to access to complete their daily tasks, and eliminating repeated data-entry tasks. A drag-and-drop form builder can read and write data from multiple systems, tasks can be received and managed directly in Microsoft Outlook, and workflow execution times can be monitored live. FireStart makes it easy to let your work flow. Visit www.firestart.com/ for more information and follow us at @firestartbpm.

Powell 365  Powell Software is an international software vendor, that drives digital transformation by offering customizable and evergreen intranet solutions, built on top of Office 365 and SharePoint. With offices in Europe, North America and Asia, the Microsoft Gold Partner helps customers all over the world drive their digital transformation by offering revolutionary digital workplace collaboration and implementation products. Powell 365 transforms the user experience and boosts communication, collaboration and productivity of companies. Behind each of the portals is the designer of WYSIWYG, Powell Manager, who parametrizes Digital Workplaces based on Office 365 and SharePoint. For more information on Powell 365 or Powell Manager, visit www.powell-365.com and follow us at @Powell365News.

BA Insight  As an innovator in AI-driven search, BA Insight’s best of breed approach helps companies make search intelligent by providing technology that connects cognitive computing and enterprise systems, powering a new generation of intranets and cognitive search solutions. Our customers have the freedom to leverage the best search engines and cognitive computing capabilities, providing users with an internet-like search experience while saving them precious time looking for information. We support multiple search platforms including Azure Search; Elasticsearch and Elastic Cloud; and SharePoint search (online, on-prem, and hybrid).
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 applications such as Smart Previews and Expertise Locator to help users find relevant information faster for improved productivity. Visit BA Insight for more information and follow us at @BAinsight.

Chicago SPS Events  SPS Chicago Suburbs organizes events every spring for SharePoint\Office 365\Cloud administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Collaboration or Cloud Technologies to meet and share the latest information for working with SharePoint, Office365, and related offerings from Microsoft. Learn more about SPS Chicago suburbs events and follow SPS events at @SPS_Events.

Concurrency  Founded in 1989, Concurrency, Inc. is a professional services firm helping organizations realize Digital Transformation to achieve business results.
We focus on helping clients realize more value from their IT investments through creative solutions that consider people, process, and technology needs.
Visit Concurrency for more information and follow us at @ConcurrencyInc.


  Location: Microsoft Technology Center - Chicago
200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 200, Chicago, IL
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Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Full Agenda

Session
Speakers
Title
Abstract
9:00-9:20
Registration/Partner Booth Visits/Welcome

Light breakfast provided


9:20-10:20


KEYNOTE:
Bob Gabriel
Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

What’s new in SharePoint 2019
Microsoft SharePoint 2019 makes it easy to organize, share and manage documents and streamline business processes. And Microsoft's latest iteration, SharePoint 2019, aims to improve the SharePoint 2019 experience for on-premises and hybrid users. Bob Gabriel, MTC Architect, will walk attendees through this amazing new version of SharePoint!
10:20 – 11:00



Yaacov Cohen
CEO & Co-Founder, harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen
Vice President, Services, harmon.ie

Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with so many emails and documents (and now Teams conversations), workers struggle to focus on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams, searching for information.

In this session you will hear how new managed access to Microsoft Graph data can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session includes a live demo of how the Graph can be leveraged to fight distractions at work by letting workers focus on important topics.

11:00-11:20
Break / Partner Booth Visits




11:20 – 11:50

Justin Walker
Senior Solutions Engineer, AvePoint

The Top 5 Microsoft Teams Challenges and How To Solve Them
Office 365 and Microsoft Teams have made collaborating and communicating easier while making end-users more productive than ever before. AvePoint has traveled the world to hold Teams workshops and uncover the most frequent challenges organizations are facing including:
  • What are Microsoft Teams? What are Office 365 Groups? How do they work together?
  • What should we use and when? How does Teams fit with Yammer, SharePoint, Skype, OneDrive and other Office 365 solutions?
  • How can IT appropriately manage the lifecycle of Teams and Groups and the vital business data contained within them? What is the appropriate level of governance for my organization?
  • What are the best practices for external sharing and permissions management with Teams?
  • What are the best ways to integrate Teams with cloud records or other content management solutions?
11:50-12:50
Lunch/Partner Booth Visits

Lunch provided


12:50 - 1:20

Don Miller
Sales Director, BA Insight

More Chocolate Chip Muffins vs. Chihuahuas and how AI and Machine Learning are impacting the “Search User Experience”
This session will build off of last year’s presentation and go into detail on how “Search” is being impacted by AI and Machine Learning as well as outlining some of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. This presentation will provide the basic building blocks of building a great “AI Driven Search Experience” and then describe options to actually achieve that experience.
1:20 – 1:50

Antoine Faisandier
CEO, Powell Software
Ryan Orehek
Territory Sales Director, Powell Software

Design, Deploy and Manage your Intranet Portal on Modern SharePoint
With the latest Microsoft announcements, Office 365, with workloads like SharePoint Online and Teams now offers a great foundation for an Enterprise Portal. Learn how Powell Manager enables users to design, deploy and manage a powerful Digital Workplace based on Office 365.
1:50-2:10
Break / Partner Booth Visits




2:10 – 2:40


Shyamal Addanki
Vice President North America, Firestart

Is that low-fat? How BPM can lean out your processes
Don’t just automate your processes – improve them through automation. Business Process Management is not about simply building workflows to automate tasks or create SharePoint forms, it is about better process management, process governance, and process automation. Often, IT departments are caught up in the wave of workflow solutions that automate simple processes or sub-parts of processes, but rarely does a process owner take a holistic view of their process and the tasks which are automatable, and focus on managing, collecting data, and accordingly improving the process. Traditional BPM systems are too complex and too IT-heavy for a process owner to manage, but modern lean BPM solutions focus on the no-code, rapid-deployment solution that empowers business units to achieve true process excellence through automation.
2:40 – 3:10

Craig Jahnke
Technical Architect, Concurrency; Co-Chair, SPS Chicago Suburbs

Me, We, All: When to use OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint Online
This session will give you an overview of OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint Online to learn what to use when, and highlights the features you can take advantage of to help drive collaboration and productivity in your organization.
3:10 – 3:55
Roundtable


Ran Shribman: Moderator
harmon.ie

Bob Gabriel
Microsoft

Yaacov Cohen
harmon.ie

Justin Walker
AvePoint

Don Miller
BA Insight

Antoine Faisandier
Powell Software

Shyamal Addanki
Firestart

Craig Jahnke
Concurrency/SPS Chicago Suburbs

Office 365 Challenges and Opportunities

3:55 – 4:00
Wrap-up and Raffle





harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie is committed to solving workers’ information overload pains, brought on by the proliferation of email, documents, and multiple business apps, through our unique and innovative user experience products.
Initially focusing on the struggles associated with using SharePoint and other Office 365 apps, harmon.ie strives to unite these cloud-based enterprise apps into a single interface, organized by meaningful topics (like projects, products, and services), so business users can focus on what matters most to them.
The company is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner. Follow harmon.ie on Twitter and LinkedIn.


avepoint  AvePoint accelerates your digital transformation success. Over 16,000 companies and 6 million SharePoint and Office 365 users worldwide trust AvePoint software and services for their data migration, management, and protection needs in the cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments.
A four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. Visit www.avepoint.com for more information and follow us at @AvePoint_Inc.


Firestart  FireStart is a leading BPM application in the Microsoft ecosystem that integrates robust process management, powerful process automation, and insightful process analytics with an interface that is incredibly easy to use. This allows business users to build and maintain their own processes, which can be transferred into workflows with smart adapters to the existing IT landscape, vastly reducing the number of systems a user needs to access to complete their daily tasks, and eliminating repeated data-entry tasks. A drag-and-drop form builder can read and write data from multiple systems, tasks can be received and managed directly in Microsoft Outlook, and workflow execution times can be monitored live. FireStart makes it easy to let your work flow. Visit www.firestart.com/ for more information and follow us at @firestartbpm.

Powell 365  Powell Software is an international software vendor, that drives digital transformation by offering customizable and evergreen intranet solutions, built on top of Office 365 and SharePoint. With offices in Europe, North America and Asia, the Microsoft Gold Partner helps customers all over the world drive their digital transformation by offering revolutionary digital workplace collaboration and implementation products. Powell 365 transforms the user experience and boosts communication, collaboration and productivity of companies. Behind each of the portals is the designer of WYSIWYG, Powell Manager, who parametrizes Digital Workplaces based on Office 365 and SharePoint. For more information on Powell 365 or Powell Manager, visit www.powell-365.com and follow us at @Powell365News.

BA Insight  As an innovator in AI-driven search, BA Insight’s best of breed approach helps companies make search intelligent by providing technology that connects cognitive computing and enterprise systems, powering a new generation of intranets and cognitive search solutions. Our customers have the freedom to leverage the best search engines and cognitive computing capabilities, providing users with an internet-like search experience while saving them precious time looking for information. We support multiple search platforms including Azure Search; Elasticsearch and Elastic Cloud; and SharePoint search (online, on-prem, and hybrid).
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 applications such as Smart Previews and Expertise Locator to help users find relevant information faster for improved productivity. Visit BA Insight for more information and follow us at @BAinsight.

Chicago SPS Events  SPS Chicago Suburbs organizes events every spring for SharePoint\Office 365\Cloud administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Collaboration or Cloud Technologies to meet and share the latest information for working with SharePoint, Office365, and related offerings from Microsoft. Learn more about SPS Chicago suburbs events and follow SPS events at @SPS_Events.

Concurrency  Founded in 1989, Concurrency, Inc. is a professional services firm helping organizations realize Digital Transformation to achieve business results.
We focus on helping clients realize more value from their IT investments through creative solutions that consider people, process, and technology needs.
Visit Concurrency for more information and follow us at @ConcurrencyInc.



  Location: Microsoft Technology Center - Chicago
200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 200, Chicago, IL
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Dealing with Change in the New World
of SharePoint 2016/Office 365

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:15pm



Agenda at a Glance
9:00 - 9:25
Registration / Partner Booth Visits
Light breakfast provided

9:25 - 9:30
Welcome
9:30 - 10:30
Keynote: Everyday AI in Microsoft 365
Ed Hild, Technical Architect, Microsoft

10:30 - 11:05
Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
David Lavenda, Chief Product Officer, harmon.ie

11:05 - 11:25
Break / Partner Booth Visits
11:25 – 11:50
Migrating from Google for Business to O365
Scott Brewster, O365 and SharePoint Consultant, DC SharePoint User Group

11:50 – 12:15
SharePoint: The Gateway to Maximizing the Success of Office365
Adam Levithan, Principal-Product Management, Microsoft MVP, Withum

12:15 - 1:05
Lunch / Partner Booth Visits
Lunch provided

1:05 – 1:30
What Are Your Unfair Competitive Advantages?
Jen Miller, Strategic Partner Manager, Nintex
Quentin Jackson, Sr. Solutions Consultant, DataBank

1:30 – 1:55
Unleash the power of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to turbo-charge collaboration and teamwork in your organization
JoAnna Battin, Director of Strategy & Advisory Services, Xgility

1:55 - 2:15
Break / Partner Booth Visits
2:15 – 2:35
Case Study – Client / Case Management at Ernst & Young (EY) with SharePoint and harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen, VP Customer Success, harmon.ie

2:35 – 3:10
Customer Speaks - SharePoint / Office 365 Adoption Challenges and Opportunties
Featuring Bill Zacklis, Information Governance Director, Hilton

3:10 – 3:15
Wrap-Up and Prize Raffle
*Subject to Change


  Location: Microsoft Technology Center
12012 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA

Add to calendar  |  Get Directions  |  Register