Speakers for vSharePoint Users Group on May 9, 2013

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The May 2013 vSharePoint Users Group Meetup on:
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at regular start time of: 6:30 pm – 8:00pm

14 spots already taken – reserve your spot today! (free event, free pizza)

Keith Tuomi of itgroove will be hosting the May meetup.

Who Will Presenting at the MAY meetup?

Speaker #1:

Rob Morrison (IT Manager – Maintenance, BI, SharePoint, BC Ferries)
Presentation Title: BC Ferries SharePoint Implementation – Il buono, il
brutto, il cattivo

Overview: BC Ferries went live with SharePoint 2010 in January
2011. Rob will share his experiences and challenges with not only getting a
government organization using current technology, but also moving from a “need to know” to a collaborative culture. Some of the challenges should be fairly
common so it would be good to hear from you on how you overcame them at your company as well.

About Rob: Rob recently moved to Victoria and joined BC Ferries in
April 2010 after spending 10 years with Teekay Shipping. While with Teekay (one of the largest crude oil, LNG, “super tanker” companies), Rob was fortunate to work out of Glasgow, Scotland for the last 5 years looking after IT Operations
for the region. Rob has had brief stints with; Electronic Arts looking after IT
studio support and playing video games, IBM rolling out a GSM network in Saudi Arabia while getting a suntan, and 360networks where he still has the “R” from the company sign after they went bankrupt.

Speaker #2:

Sean Wallbridge (SharePoint MVP, itgroove)
Presentation Title: The book of 5’s

Overview: I’ve been compiling various “Top 5 lists” as I get asked often what I use most, what I think about most, etc. when approaching various SharePoint customers. So I thought I’d share some of these and solicit feedback as we go as I’m sure others will have their own to share. Some examples include: 5 reasons to upgrade to SharePoint 2013, 5 reasons to go to the cloud, 5 reasons to avoid the cloud, my 5 Favourite 3rd party components, 5 tips to get SharePoint user      buy in, 5 roles to hire for to build a solid SharePoint corporate support team, my 5 Favourite muppets – the list goes on 😉

About Sean: Sean is the President and Principal Consultant of itgroove and is a 5 Time SharePoint MVP and Evangelist. Sean likes to characterize himself as a “SharePoint Jedi” (there are no experts, just those who continue to explore the enormous ways of the SharePoint force) and there is no better way to describe Sean’s enthusiasm for SharePoint!

Sean and itgroove (www.itgroove.net) specialize in bringing an informed, professional SharePoint experience to the small and mid-size companies that form the backbone of business in British Columbia and Canada. In addition to being a SharePoint MVP, Sean has a rich background in the Windows world and carries many certifications including CISSP, MCSE, MCT and MCSA. Sean has lived and worked internationally (Bermuda) and still carries on an international consulting practice from his base at itgroove in Victoria.

-Kelly Marshall,
Director of Communications,
Sector Learning Solutions

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