Friday 10th April, 2015
9:55am to 11:05am
In this interactive session, learn why and how to enable different communities inside of your organization such as technical networks and communities of practice. The secret to success with enterprise social is often expressed as 80% culture and 20% technology. We'll walk through the Yammer features and integrations with SharePoint and other parts of the Office stack to explain how to use these tools to affect the cultural transformation. Then we will move into how to identify stages of community maturity and share techniques based on real-world examples of how you can facilitate and empower your organization's communities.
SharePoint Solutions Architect, Avanade
Michelle is a SharePoint Solutions Architect and Director of Collaboration at Avanade. She is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP and has over 16 years of experience delivering business solutions to diverse organizations. For the past nine years, she has focused on delivering enterprise SharePoint solutions across multiple industries while leading teams that have won outstanding achievements in Web Development. She is a founding member and President of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint User Group (BuckeyeSPUG) and actively shares her real-world experience through her blog www.shellecaldwell.com and conferences across North America. She also sits on the board of two Columbus, Ohio non-profits in support of her local technology community.
Naomi Moneypenny is CTO at Synxi (a ManyWorlds brand) where she leads the development team for the knowledge & expertise discovery machine learning engine for SharePoint, Yammer and other social systems. Naomi is a Microsoft Office 365 MVP and holds over 30 patents in the area of adaptive systems and was named a Top 25 SharePoint Influencer in 2014. She has led global deployments of Enterprise Social networks and advises some of the world's largest companies on how to become more agile and innovative through the use of new technologies. An astrophysicist by background, Naomi is a frequently requested speaker at international events for her expertise in enterprise social & collaboration, anticipatory computing & business growth from innovative technology. Follow Naomi at @nmoneypenny and read her latest thinking at NaomiMoneypenny.com.
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