Share 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Eventful Group is expanding the footprint of its Share Conference - the SharePoint Conference for Business Users , with new conferences in South Africa (February) and Atlanta (April) in 2012. I won't make the South Africa conference in 2012, but I'm working toward being at Share 2012 in Atlanta.

Speaking at. Share 2012 in Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

In mid-April, I'll be in Atlanta to speak at and participate in the inaugural Share 2012 conference in the US. I can't recommend Share 2012 in Atlanta highly enough. I will be presenting two sessions: Keynote on April 25 , entitled Success with SharePoint: Earning the Right to Seek Executive Support. Many IT departments have installed SharePoint and are now wondering how to make the technology deliver business value.

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Scrumban Classes Scheduled in Atlanta

Evolving Web

These lead to better prioritization, better estimation, and cleaner organizational relations.Along with our partners at Lithespeed, we have scheduled the first Scrumban training courses on June 11 - 12, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. Scrumban extends the famliar agile methodologies in Scrum with the rigor and performance improvements of Lean design. The Scrumban hybrid, described in Corey Ladas' popular book , is taught in this two-day course.

Winning the Right to Seek Executive Support - My Keynote from SHARE 2012 in Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I was in Atlanta for the inaugural SHARE conference a couple of weeks ago, I presented a keynote entitled Winning the Right to Seek Executive Support.

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Atlanta Masterclass on SharePoint for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Atlanta here I come. I will be running a full-day master class on SharePoint in Atlanta on March 26. " As part of his whistle-stop tour of the US and Europe, Michael Sampson, author of "Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways", will be in Atlanta on March 26th, 2009, at the exclusive invitation of ThoughtBridge, a National Microsoft Gold Managed Partner. ".

Share 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia — Less than 4 Weeks to Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 25 days I'll be boarding one of Air New Zealand's Boeing 777-300ER planes and heading to Los Angeles, and then taking a couple of domestic flights in the United States to get to Atlanta. Are you attending Share 2012 in Atlanta ?

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User Adoption Strategies for CIOs and IT Managers - Lunchtime Session in Atlanta on April 23

Michael Sampson - Currents

When she heard that I'd be in Atlanta for the Share 2012 conference, Lisa Duke from Simplified Technology Solutions asked if I'd be willing to present on user adoption at a lunchtime session on Monday April 23—we discussed the tentative details, and I agreed. The event will be held at Morton's Steakhouse, Downtown Atlanta, on April 23, 2012.

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Keynote Panel: Real-World SharePoint Governance (Share 2012, Atlanta)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the final SharePoint content session for the day, Jeremy Thake (AvePoint) is hosting a panel discussion with Richard Harbridge, Sarah Haase, Susan Hanley, and Adam Quinn. Question 1. Define governance in 140 characters or less. Susan: IT assurance, user guidance. Richard: required to get the most out of SharePoint. Adam: the balance between what users want, and what the technology offers. Sarah: define plan, revise the plan, do the plan. Question 2. What drove the need for a governance plan?

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RedCentral: Automating Coke Cosolidated's Salesforce (Share 2012, Atlanta)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jody Billiard and Shawn Olsen are presenting a case study on how Coke Consolidated uses SharePoint to support the salesforce. Jody is the Chief Accounting Officer for Coke Consolidated. Shawn is the senior manager for business systems and customer management systems. Coke Consolidated - is different from Coca Cola. Coca Cola - the world's largest beverage company. Has customers across 200 countries. Coke Consolidated - an independent bottler, is owned 35% by Coca Cola company.

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Transforming Your Enterprise with SharePoint (Share 2012, Atlanta)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The biggest challenge in the enterprise - what is SharePoint, and what does it mean for the organization? Biggest problem - what is SharePoint? It can mean so many different things. - Key principle: "Technology provides no benefits of its own; it is the application of technology to business opportunities that produces ROI.". Typical implementation - unplanned growth, customization by posers, no executive support, resource constrained, "SharePoint sucks".

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Case Study: Implementing an Effective SharePoint Training Program (Angela Chionchio, BMS) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the session before lunch at Share 2012, Angela from Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking about implementing an effective SharePoint training program. Angela is the lead trainer for SharePoint at the Global Development and Medical Affairs (GDMA) division at BMS. Key points: - BMS is a large, global organization (more than 10,000 employees). The GDMA division has about 4,000 employees. Uses SharePoint 2007. Have a very customized approach to SharePoint. Could not use off-the-shelf training content.

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Case Study: Find It With SharePoint Search (Mike Brannon, National Gypsum) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

The inaugural Share conference in the United States is almost done. There is one final track session, the keynote, and then the SharePint (thankfully there will be Sprite available) - don't forget the post-conference workshops tomorrow though. I'm attending Mike Brannon's session on SharePoint search. Mike is the Director of Infrastructure and Security. Key points: - National Gypsum is a drywall, cement board. Has 34 locations in North America. 900 employees.

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It Doesn't Take a Miracle: Driving Successful User Adoption (Sarah Haase, Best Buy) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the closing keynote for Share 2012, Sarah Haase is presenting on driving successful user adoption. Sarah spoke at Share 2011 in Sydney, talking about Turning the Tide and De-Mystifying ROI for SharePoint. Key points: - user adoption is critically important to SharePoint success. How do we get other people passionately interested in SharePoint? some marketing products that failed - New Coke, Colgate meals. common point - assumed an answer without asking the question.

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The Waves of Enterprise Social Networking at eBay (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

The opening keynotes for day 2 of Share 2012 are done. In the first session after the keynotes, Ramin from eBay is talking about their with enterprise social networking. I had the privilege of hearing Ramin speakt at Share 2011 in Sydney in November. See my notes there for what he said in November. Key points from today: - focus - why social? The roadmap, strategy, and key ideas. - why social? The business strategy: -. (1) 1) get knowledge to people immediately. -. (2)

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The Connection Between Metadata, Social Tools, and Personal Productivity (Christian Buckley, Axceler) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Christian Buckley from Axceler is talking about the connection between metadata, social tools, and personal productivity. Note that Christian is one of the co-authors of Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects. Key points: - is a Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP. Before Exceler, was at Microsoft. Prior to that was a consultant, involved in start-ups, etc. question: how productive are your end users on SharePoint? -.

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Collaboration, Ideation, Yada, Yada, Yada (Tom Pryzgod, Abbott International) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are two sessions left before the final keynote. Tom is presenting on collaboration and ideation at Abbott. Tom is the Senior Director for eMarketing and Marketing Operations. Key points: - how to transform communication, collaboration, and ideation in a regulated world. there's a big regulatory process for setting up a collaboration community - corporate (public affairs, branding, ethics and compliance, legal), international, affiliates, the US group, and more. Everything is discoverable.

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Beyond Sharing: Reimagining the Digital Newsroom with SharePoint (Chad Schorr, Associated Press) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chad Schorr from Associated Press is talking about reimagining the digital newsroom with SharePoint. The AP built a new editorial approach on SharePoint for publishing news. Three themes: - SharePoint can be used for your tier 1 mission critical applications. You can run your business on SharePoint. SharePoint is a foundation for solutions. Get creative and don't feel confined. SharePoint is "Office Server" (the server for Office).

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Start to Finish: Constructing a Successful Roadmap for SharePoint (Mary Ann Lorkowski, Diebold) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mary Ann Lorkowski from Diebold is talking about the implementation of SharePoint, and the role of a SharePoint roadmap. Mary Ann has been working with SharePoint technologies for over 6 years. SharePoint has become a full-blown collaboration platform. - Has also experienced how hard it is to implement, plan, and make SharePoint a success. many people talk about "the SharePoint implementation." What does that mean? there's a lot of different parts - where do you start?). -

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Case Study: Biogen Idec: SharePoint and the NEXT Way to Work (John Lamourex, Janet Heins, Scott Jamison) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the first session after lunch, John and Janet from Biogen are talking about their work. Scott will also be talking - he's from Jornata. John's team handles the back-end infrastructure at Biogen Idec. There are some big changes coming up over the years, and SharePoint plays a big role in making this possible. Janet is an IT Director at Biogen Idec. Scott Jamison leads a professional services firm focused on SharePoint. Key points: - the path to success is not always a straight line.

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Lessons from a Decade of User Adoption (Mike Gilronan at Senti, and John Schmottlach, Empirix) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mike and John are talking about their experiences with user adoption over the past decade. John is the Director of Business Systems at Empirix, and Mike is the Senior Partner at Senti. Key points: - Empirix - $85 million revenue, 275 employees, high tech manufacturing, lots of different tools. seven themes: -. (1) 1) sticky applications - things that bring people back time-after-time. lunch/catering, birthdays and milestores, etc. -.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements in Atlanta, Greensboro (NC), Las Vegas and Raleigh

Managing Communities

Modern Media Man Summit (Atlanta, [.]. I have been busy booking speaking engagements for the late summer, fall and early winter and as some of them are coming up, I thought that I would share all of them with you, in case you have any opportunity to attend. I hope to have even more to announce soon.

Upcoming Speaking in Engagements in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Raleigh

Managing Communities

After taking a speaking break for a few months, it is time to get back on the road. This fall, I am joining the Social Media Masters tour from Social Media Club. The conference series bills itself as “an advanced level conference for marketing and communications professionals.&# It’ll hit five cities and I’ll be speaking [.]. Managing Online Forums (Book) ManagingCommunities.com Press

Learning is not a luxury…

Full Circle Associates

Source: A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder – The New York Times Source. Learning is happening all around us. We ignore it at our peril. They (cyber attackers) are constantly learning from their mistakes, modifying their code and then launching the next round of attacks,” Mr. Liska said. learning

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The One Thing People Need to Know about SharePoint 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the Share2012 conference in Atlanta last week, Christian Buckley from Axceler asked me the one thing question: "What's the one thing people need to know about SharePoint 2010?"

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Microsoft Engages in More Ways with Partners

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Recorded at MGX10 in Atlanta last week. Short video with Jacquie Touma of Microsoft. Jacquie shares some great ways that Microsoft engages with their partners. Jacquie Touma

Share2011 - Opening Comments

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 2012, the conference is also being produced in South Africa (February) and Atlanta (April). This is the second annual Share conference in Australia. Based on the Share 2010 conference last year, The Eventful Group won "Best Asia Pacific Conference 2010" at at awards ceremony in London.

Change of Plans for US Workshops

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have just cancelled the two US workshops -- in Chicago and Atlanta -- and at this time, will be spending a couple of extra days in St Louis instead. before heading to London on Friday night. I'm disappointed. I was looking forward to meeting those who signed up. Obviously, monies will be refunded in full. Thanks to Lee (ThoughtBridge) and Jim (Concurrency) for working with me on these two events.

You Should Care About Community Building, Even if You Have No Interest in Being a “Community Manager”

Managing Communities

photo credit: marc falardeau I spoke to a small group of staff members at the CNN offices in Atlanta on Tuesday. One of the things that we discussed is why they should, individually, care about building community online, even if they have no interest in being a community manager or working in digital. As part [.]. How Should I Participate

Attending a New Orleans Saints Game in the Superdome

Portals and KM

I was able to obtain a ticket to see the New Orleans Saints play Atlanta through a neighbor. The Saints home games are great experiences and I wanted to see my new home team. The games begin with a three hour rally in Champions Square outside the dome.

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Executive Support for New Initiatives—Four Thoughts

Michael Sampson - Currents

On The Smarter Office blog last week, I posted Executive Support for New Initiatives—Four Thoughts, and What's Your Experience? : " In three and a bit weeks I’ll be in Atlanta for the first Share Conference in the United States. The Share Conference is all about bringing together business users who are passionate about doing business better by Microsoft SharePoint well.

Cloud Sherpas Buys WaveAdept (New Zealand's Google Apps Company)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Atlanta-based Cloud Sherpas is the largest Google apps deployment specialist outside of Google itself. Cloud Sherpas, a US-company focused on Google Apps, has purchased WaveAdept in New Zealand to use as its base for expansion in Asia Pacific: " US Google apps specialist company Cloud Sherpas has bought Wellington Google apps company WaveAdept, which will change its name to Cloud Sherpas. It will use the New Zealand company as a springboard into Asia Pacific.

Congrats to Lee Reed

Michael Sampson - Currents

So I send my congrats to Lee on starting with a new firm in the Atlanta area: " Abel Solutions, a leading Microsoft SharePoint solution provider, announced today the addition of Lee Reed to its growing team. Lee Reed helps clients with SharePoint in the United States. He and I met through EndUserSharePoint, and have had some neat conversations by phone since then. We have many similar interests, around effective governance, user adoption, and more.

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There's Product Announcements and There's Creative Product Announcements - Harmon.ie for iPad Fits into the Latter #sharepoint #ipad

Michael Sampson - Currents

As an aside, at SHARE 2012 in Atlanta a few weeks ago, I was facilitating a mini-session on SharePoint adoption. Harmon.ie provides a way of integrating SharePoint documents, data, and people information into Outlook, Lotus Notes, Google, and. now the iPad and iPhone. The team at Harmon.ie

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#Share2011 - It's a Wrap #share2012 #sharepoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

The United States Share 2012 conference is on in late April , in Atlanta. Share2011 is a wrap. The first two days were filled with sessions by international and local speakers. You can read the notes from the various sessions I attended.

Master Class Themes: SharePoint for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

For times and places, see the master class schedule (Chicago, Atlanta, Vienna, London, and Copenhagen). I will be running public master classes in the US and Europe on using SharePoint for collaboration. The main themes of the master classes are: - How do we use SharePoint to gain an improvement in business performance? - Why micro-governance of SharePoint is not enough, and why macro-governance is the essential focus. -

Michael's World Tour: March and April 2009

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thursday March 26: Atlanta (public seminar, with ThoughtBridge). On March 23, I leave New Zealand for a two-week tour of the United States and Europe. The topic: using SharePoint for collaboration , based partly on Seamless Teamwork, as well as a plethora of other material. Here's my schedule: United States. Tuesday March 24: Santa Monica (inhouse consulting). Wednesday March 25: Chicago (public seminar, with Concurrency). Friday March 27: In transit through New York, to Vienna. Europe.

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Changing Dynamics of the IT Workforce—Higher Need for a Focus on Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you are heading to Share 2012 in Atlanta next month , I'm presenting a full-day workshop on user adoption strategies for SharePoint. Christian ponders the impact of technology innovation and new collaboration approaches on the IT workforce. He suggests three main changes: more Business Analysts (per my book, Collaboration Roadmap , this would be about business engagement), increased reliance on cloud-based services, and a higher focus on user adoption.

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Barbecue Tour Of the US South: Part Two

Portals and KM

It is an expanding chain that started as a small restaurant outside Atlanta in McDonough, Georgia. I did a post on Louisiana Vs. Texas BBQ. Now as I travel through much more of the South this one picks up with samples from Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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A Tribute to BA's Terminal 5 at LHR

Michael Sampson - Currents

Big ones, for Atlanta. My flight to Rome is delayed, and so. here's a tribute to the beautiful and HUGE Terminal 5 at LHR where I have spend the last few hours (and well done to Arup for making the terminal happen): Lots of people, Waiting, watching, staring blankly into space. Tired people, sleeping. Busy people, typing. Hungry people, eating. All at Terminal 5. Lots of seats, Empty, full, or very full. Red seats, by Wagamama. Brown seats, by Starbucks.

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Long day’s journey into night

Chris Corrigan

I left Asheville at 7:15am eastern, headed to Atlanta, spent three hours there and then was all set to leave when a woman on our flight got sick on medication and had to be taken off the plane. Mount Ranier in the gloaming. It has been a long day of travel.

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