Speakers

Adam Castle Adam Castle
Our expert for this session, Adam Castle has a background as a K2 consultant and now works with partners and customers as a K2 Technical specialist implementing medium to large scale solutions for a variety of market sectors.
  Bas Lijten
Bas Lijten is a Solution Architect at Achmea, the largest insurance company in the Netherlands, since 2006 he is completely on focused on the SharePoint platform. He has a lot of experience building WCM sites, customer portals and intranet sites and has a special interest in search driven applications.

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Ben Van Mol Ben Van Mol
Ever since I started working I have been involved in implementing Enterprise Content Management systems for customers of various sizes and in multiple industries. I started my career as a Java developer doing the first implementations of the Documentum platform in Belgium, to later on make a switch towards SharePoint. Currently I am the technical presales and team lead of the Ventigrate SharePoint team.
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  Bjoern H Rapp
Bjoern H Rapp is a SharePoint MVP and MCT, and Works as a SharePoint Architect at Steria AS, located in Oslo Norway. Bjoern is one of the leaders in the Norwegian SharePoint community and is the founder and organizer of SharePoint Saturday Oslo. Bjoern focuses mainly on ECM, Apps and BI. He is also the Author of the upcoming book "Beginning SharePoint 2013 Workflows".
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Donald Hessing Donald Hessing
Donald Hessing is Thought Leader SharePoint and Lead SharePoint Architect for Capgemini Netherlands. With a strong developer background in ASP.NET and SQL Server he changed his career in 2007 from .NET / SOAP to SharePoint. Back in 2009 he became one of the first Certified Masters for SharePoint in the world and is now in his daily job both developer, it-pro and architect. He is passionate about SharePoint, but likes to solve real world problems, instead of always use the “hammer”. He likes to share his knowledge and findings in the community and has been a frequently asked speaker or instructor at conferences including SharePoint Connections, European SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Saturday, Microsoft Techdays and DIWUG.
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Edin Kapic Edin Kapic
Edin Kapic is a SharePoint Architect working for Spenta on Beezy social network in Barcelona, Spain. SharePoint MVP and MCT, he is co-founder and president of the Catalan SharePoint User Group (SUG.CAT). He also writes and speaks about SharePoint in numerous publications and events. When he has some free time, he enjoys sailing. Edin has spoken on several international SharePoint conferences such as European SharePoint Conference 2011 in Berlin, SharePoint Evolutions Conference 2013 in London, SharePoint Summit 2013 in Vancouver, SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2012 and Microsoft NetWork Conference 2012 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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  Eelco Vink
Good and interesting information is key, presentation is everything. Eelco believes that with that aspect, you can deliver information in the right way. Eelco is a husband, father and works as a Functional SharePoint Consultant at Delta-N. He helps costumers decide which aspects of SharePoint are best utilized for the organization and its employees.
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Elio Struyf Elio Struyf
Elio is a SharePoint consultant working for Xylos. He is passionate about everything that is related to branding, graphical design, and development. These are also the areas in which he has specialised himself in SharePoint for the last five years. Knowledge sharing is something that he likes to do, that is also the reason he started blogging. If you want to know more, you can find his blog at http://www.eliostruyf.com.
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Francois Souyri Francois Souyri
Francois started his first IT position fresh from University as a junior Lotus Notes Consultant and has been advising companies on architecting their Information Systems ever since. He became a "SharePoint person" in 2006 and has been hands-on with all aspects and versions since 2003 to 2013 and Office365. He is now more focused into no-code solution, UI design and development, workflow and third party integration. Francois is French and lives in London for the past 12 years.
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Hans Brender Hans Brender
For 16 years, I'm on the road with Microsoft technologies. Starting as a developer (SQL), then as PreSales consultant and now as a coach for Office. The customers are trained in dealing with Office, SharePoint and Exchange. For Microsoft (Germany and Switzerland), I work as a consultant and CIE (customer immersion experience) coach. I am specialized in OneDrive for Business, SkyDrive, OneDrive ,SkyDrive Pro ,SkyDrive, Work Folders and all offline scenarios. In 2013 and 2014 I was awarded Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server.
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Jan Tielens Jan Tielens
After several years as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SharePoint Server, Jan joined Microsoft as a Technology Advisor in the collaboration and social space. Now he’s working for Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist focusing on everything related to apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure.
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  Jethro Seghers
Jethro is a Cloud Solutions Architect at J-Solutions, Managing Partner at Flexamit b.v.b.a & V.T.S.P Cloud Services at Microsoft . The last years Office 365 became one of his biggest expertise areas awarded with a MVP Status. Jethro is a member of the board of the Belgian Information Worker Usergroup Speaker on several conferences like Iberian SharePoint Conference 2013 in Madrid, European SharePoint Conference 2014 in Barcelona, SharePoint Connections 2013 in Amsterdam, …
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Joris Poelmans Joris Poelmans
I'm a princicpal consultant at RealDolmen (www.realdolmen.com), a leading Belgian IT services company and Microsoft Gold Partner. In October 2005, I was first given the SharePoint MVP award and have been re-awarded for 9 times in a row. You can check out my blog at http://jopx.blogspot.com or contact me through Twitter - @jopxtwits
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Knut Relbe-Moe Knut Relbe-Moe
Knut Relbe-Moe SharePoint evangelist, speaker, mentor, senior solution architect, technical lead working for Steria Norway. SharePoint is my life, and I love to share my experience with fellow SharePointers. I have worked with SharePoint for 10 years.
Koen Vosters Koen Vosters
Koen Vosters is a Microsoft Services Consultant who has been focusing on SharePoint 2010, 2013 from an architectural and infrastructural point of view in combination with development assistance, coaching and quality reviews. Besides SharePoint and Office 365, he has had his first contact with CRM 2013. His history with SharePoint goes back to the introduction of Share Point 2007 beta after which the main focus has always been SharePoint. From the beginning of his Share Point career he has been involved in several different types of SharePoint projects, both on the development and the architectural side. Recently most of those projects consisted of the implementation and deployment assistance of custom public internet sites built by different parties, SharePoint and CRM Product Line Architecture and the typical SharePoint infrastructure projects.
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Lieven Iliano Lieven Iliano
Lieven Iliano is partner at U2U (www.u2u.net), a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions based in Brussels, Belgium. Lieven works as a lead trainer and architect in .NET with a focus mainly on SharePoint. During the last 7 years, Lieven has trained thousands of developers and was involved in many SharePoint development projects as a software developer.
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Marc Bosmans Marc Bosmans
Marc Bosmans is an independent consultant, currently working as a business analyst for Tobius on the EPM project at MOW. Marc has almost 10 years experience in SharePoint, mainly as an architect, business analyst and trainer. He has worked on SharePoint projects for Euroclear, Umicore, Electrabel, Axa and the National Lotery.
  Marc Vanderheyden
25+ years experience in IT service companies with projects in various industries and applications (production, maintenance, banking, leasing, business services, ...) . In recent years a strong focus on business process modeling in the context of developing workflow-based applications. Information Management and Social Collaboration are part of that focus. Furthermore: Management function at Spikes with responsibiities in Vision & Strategy, Recruitment, Marketing, Product Development, Partner Management.
Mary Leigh Mackie Mary Leigh Mackie
Mary Leigh is AvePoint’s Vice President of Product Marketing, and works directly with AvePoint’s research & development team in the design and implementation of new SharePoint infrastructure management products and solutions. She has been actively engaged in the SharePoint space for several years, working with many Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to develop successful SharePoint management and protection strategies. Born and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, Mary Leigh received her engineering degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York City.
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Marijn Somers Marijn Somers
Marijn Somers is the founder and owner of Balestra. For over 5 years, Marijn has been active in various roles to help clients deliver successful collaboration and content management solutions. These roles included Project Manager, Presales engineer, evangelist, SPOC (Single-Point-Of-Contact), trainer, analist and administrator. Recognizing the value of word-of-mouth, Marijn is active in multiple communities. Passionate about technology, you can find him in usergroup meetings both on stage as in the audience. This results in a wide network of contacts with outstanding professionals.
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Marius Constantinescu Marius Constantinescu
MVP, MCT, MSCE, MCSD - Marius Constantinescu is currently Managing Consultant with blue-infinity in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 13 years (10+ on SharePoint platform) of experience in web solutions architecture, enterprise content management (ECM), enterprise search, customer relationships management (CRM), customizations and integrations. Marius has worked extensively with Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics CRM/xRM platforms, as well as designing end-to-end solutions using .NET technologies to address a variety of corporate needs. As a SharePoint consultant he focuses particularly on enterprise search, content management and collaboration, process automation applications, business intelligence applications, frequently involved in information architecture and governance planning or ERP/CRM integration solutions. His main areas of expertise include Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ASP.NET solutions architecture. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer for more than 5 years, holding a number of professional certifications for the business applications listed above.
Mark Macrae Mark Macrae
Mark is an experienced senior architect/consultant, working with SharePoint technologies for over 10 years. Mark specialises in the Business Intelligence features of SharePoint/Office 365 and has has extensive real world experience in this field having worked on many SharePoint/BI projects across public and private sector in the UK and Australia. Mark has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community for many years and co-organises SharePoint Saturday UK and SharePoint User Group events in the UK, and he speaks regularly at conferences and events internationally. Mark has recently joined the team at C5 Alliance (www.c5alliance.com), based in Jersey and Guernsey, and outside of SharePoint, he has a passion for Krav Maga and West Ham Utd!
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Martina Grom and Toni Pohl Martina Grom and Toni Pohl
Martina Grom works as IT-Consultant & is co-founder and CEO of atwork information technology. atwork is a software company and Microsoft partner located in Austria/Europe and is specialized in development of Online Solutions. Martina founded atwork in 1999, she works in IT since 1995. Martina is recognized as an expert in Microsoft Office Online Services solutions and was one of the first 8 MVP’s worldwide awarded in 2011 for her expertise in Office 365. She writes numerous articles and blogs, also for Austrian and german TechNet Blog. Her passion is Online & Social Media, cloud computing and Office 365. Martina consults companies on their way to the cloud. Her expertise is related to online technologies and here especially in Microsoft Online Services and Office 365. She helps companies in architecture planning toward cloud solutions, provides consulting and architectural planning of cloud projects and is one of the organizational heads of cloudusergroup for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Martina has a master degree in international business administration of University of Vienna, Austria. She is Author of the German Book: Office 365 fuer kleine Unternehmen - a book focused on small Business Scenarios for Office 365 and Windows 8 Pro. Both are published with Microsoft Press. Toni Pohl is responsible for the solutions development at atwork. He has worked for nearly 20 years as an independent IT expert and is experienced in implementing competently technical projects.

Toni began his IT career in the early 1990s as a trainer. After that his emphasis changed to the field of consulting and developing software solutions using database systems. His passion is toward new cloud technologies. He is responsible for new business development, technology, and quality assurance within atwork. Toni blogs about new technologies for the atwork-blog, the Microsoft-TechNet-Team-Austria Blog and codefest.at, the Austrian MSDN blog and writes professional articles for german developer magazines. He speaks at international conferences. His first Book Windows 8 Pro was released in November 2012.
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Paul Hunt Paul Hunt
Paul is a SharePoint consultant working with Trinity Expert Systems Group and based out of their London office. He has been working with SharePoint since the 2003 version and has a wide experience of SharePoint in many industry verticals from financial institutions to public sector organisations. With a long background in supporting Windows technologies, Paul originally entered the SharePoint world as a developer, progressing into the IT Pro role and now takes the role of Solutions Architect for many projects. Paul is one of the co-organisers of the SharePoint User Group London region and can often be found at user group events around the UK or SharePoint Saturdays in Europe, as well as on twitter using the handle @Cimares.
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Peter Baddeley Peter Baddeley
Peter is a SharePoint Architect, who organises a number of community events and contributes to a variety of SharePoint events across the world. He has been working with SharePoint since 2004, lives in Cambridgeshire (United Kingdom) and can often be found on Twitter (@Baddaz) or his blog (www.baddaz.com). Peter is one of the organisers of East Anglia Region of the SharePoint User Group UK and organises the SharePoint Track at SQL Saturday in Cambridge. His working life is spent leading a team of consultants delivering SharePoint Solutions to companies across UK and Ireland for ISC Software Solutions (www.isc-software.com). He shares his experiences of these projects at local user group meetings or at International SharePoint events.
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Rick Van Rousselt Rick Van Rousselt
Rick worked several years as an operator in various factories, but soon realized it was not where his future lay. He decided to turn his life around and started studying Computer Sciences at CVO Antwerp. After graduating, he applied at RealDolmen, where he was offered a job as a SharePoint consultant. Soon he became the central core of the Managed Services branch of the ECM unit, an exacting and ever-changing job that pushed him to become a versatile expert in both SharePoint 2007, 2010 and all related technologies. His inquisitive disposition encourages him to continuously gain knowledge and share insights with everyone that shares the same interests.
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Seb Matthews Seb Matthews
Seb is a Platform Architect with over 20 years’ experience working with organizations of all shapes and sizes to get the very best out of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and System Center. Over the last 5 years, Seb has successfully launched several technology companies providing consultancy, hosting and Cloud services and sits on the board of a number of consulting companies in an advisory capacity. Currently, Seb is focused on providing consultancy to Microsoft partners and customers that are looking to utilize Microsoft technologies in Cloud, big data, intranet and web scenarios. Fortunate to be a frequent speaker at conferences, in the community and at vendor events, Seb is an enthusiastic and active member of the Microsoft community in Europe, Africa and the USA. When not working he also enjoys the outdoors, producing music and spending time with his wife, young son and Barney the dog.
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Serge Luca Serge Luca
Serge Luca is a SharePoint MVP, international speaker, co-author a books in SharePoint 2013 and author for SharePoint Pro Magazine. Serge has executed several assignments for the Microsoft SharePoint team (Redmond) across the world and has worked for Microsoft Learning as a Subject Matter Expert in SharePoint and in Workflow Foundation. He has trained more than a thousand developers in SharePoint.He is based in Brussels and is managing Partner of ShareQL (specialized in SharePoint and SQ Server www.shareql.com)
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Simon Allport Simon Allport
Simon works closely with both customers and partners to produce innovative process based solutions. He has many years of relevant field experience in the design and development of mainstream software. Simon has a background in K2 consulting and advising on the implementation of medium to large-scale solutions across market sectors.
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Steven Van De Craen Steven Van de Craen
SharePoint enthousiast since SharePoint 2003. Occasionally blogs at http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest and can also be found on https://twitter.com/vandest1.
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Steve Dalby Steve Dalby
Steve Dalby has lived in Belgium for 13 years with his family after moving over to take on the role of EMEA IT director for a Dot-COM. After the bubble went pop Steve moved into SharePoint consultancy after discovering Team Services whilst delivering services to the US Army in Europe. In 2002 He delivered the first SharePoint training to the US Department of Defence (Army) who have been a client for the last 10 years and since that time have been joined by Japanese Tobacco International, PRMA Consulting, London Borough of Bromley and more recently Heineken Supply Chain and Heineken International. Steve's Belgium Company delivers only SharePoint consulting with the aim of ensuring a sound return on investment and a strategy for the business that attempts to drive a company from Structure to Knowledge as soon as possible.
Thomas Vochten Thomas Vochten
Thomas is a SharePoint Server MVP focusing on infrastructure. Platform architect. Speaker. Trainer. Involuntary DBA. Thomas works for Xylos where he supports his customers to get the most out of the SharePoint platform.
Blog: http://thomasvochten.com
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/thomasvochten

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Thorsten Hans Thorsten Hans
Thorsten works as SharePoint Developer and Chief Executive SharePinter at ExpertsInside (http://www.expertsinside.com), he’s a JavaScript lover who loves pushing code. He’s building solutions and products based on SharePoint since more than six years. Beside his daily SharePoint development stuff, Thorsten is also very interested in languages and topics such as CoffeeScript, JavaScript, NodeJS and dynamic languages such as Ruby. He’s a strong community contributor since .NET Framwork’s first rise in 2001. Thorsten has been awarded as SharePoint MVP by Microsoft in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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Timmy Gilissen Timmy Gilissen
Loving / hating SharePoint Sinds 2010 at Ventigrate Blog: http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/timmy/default.aspx
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Wouter Van Vugt Wouter Van Vugt

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