SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2017

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I am happy to announce I have been accepted to speak at the 2017 SharePoint Saturday event in Brussels, Belgium on October 21. This will be my first trip to Belgium and I am really looking forward to experiencing the culture and meeting new people while I’m there.

The SharePoint Saturday event’s keynote, The Citizen Development Manifesto, will be delivered by Mike Fitzmaurice. The lineup of speakers and sessions looks fantastic – check out this link to get all the details (SharePoint Saturday Belgium sessions).

Travelling to Belgium will be an exciting, new travel adventure for me. I have a personal connection to both Belgium and the Netherlands – two places I will be visiting while in Europe. Read my blog post “My Tech Travels and some Canadian History“, to learn why I’m honoured to be able to visit both of these countries.

I will be presenting a session on Practical Adoption Strategies for Office 365

Synopsis: Office 365 is being rolled out worldwide to organizations of all sizes. Although each is unique and has different needs, they all have one need in common: high end-user adoption. One of the key aspects of Office 365 is collaboration and the numerous services deployed to support it. Ironically, although many of the features are built with ease of use in mind, if you’ve ever watched a first-time user of Office 365 you’ll soon realize it’s not always intuitive for end-users to know how it all works together. To realize the benefits of Office 365, we need to ensure it is fully adopted across the organization and second-nature in users’ day-to-day collaborative work processes. Although you can take the “wing it/organic” approach, you may not get the results you are hoping for.

What are some strategies and tactics you can use to stack the odds in your favour for a high degree of adoption in your organization? I’ve come up with a 3-step strategy and some specific tactics for each so your end-users can thrive in Office 365!

Click here to register now! If you’re at the event, make sure you find me and say hi! I’ll be a long way from home and would love to meet some new Belgian friends!

This event was a great experience for me. I met new friends, some people I’d only known thru Twitter up to that point. I talked about Adoption and soon discovered, it doesn’t matter what corner of the globe you are on, everyone is experiencing the same issues. Big thanks to Thomas Vochten, Elio Struyf and Rick Van Rousselt and team for hosting a fantastic event!

Here are some pictures from the event.

HERE is the link to my presentation.


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