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

Michael Sampson - Currents

My video is above - if you weren't able to attend. enjoy. There's a few references during my keynote to prior events at the conference.

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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 [.].

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.

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. Question 2. Question 3.

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. by Kathy Sierra.

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. The Scrumban hybrid, described in Corey Ladas' popular book , is taught in this two-day course. Register Today.

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. For more, see Share 2012.

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. " The speed of business today requires increased collaboration and communication. SharePoint enables this collaboration and helps Knowledge Workers keep pace with their company’s needs, as long as they know how to best utilize the tool.

Productivity Delivered (Share 2012, Atlanta) #share2012 @sharepoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gideon Bibliowicz, Senior Product Manager from Microsoft is talking about "Productivity Delivered." Gideon is now in the SharePoint product team, but spent 14 years in IT in the Israeli army earlier in his career. Was involved in developing a medical system in SharePoint. people don't know enough about what SharePoint can do. industry trends: -.

Coming Up Over the Next Two Weeks - Seattle and Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

the Share 2012 conference in Atlanta, at which I will be speaking on executive support and running a post-conference workshop on user adoption. I've been quiet here for the past 10 days, because I've been completing the final preparation for my trip to the United States, which starts on Monday. (I It's going to be a good trip.

Delivering Success with SharePoint: Jumpstart Session (Share2012, Atlanta)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Dux is kicking off the Share 2012 conference in Atlanta. The conference starts tomorrow morning, and this afternoon is the pre-conference jumpstart. There's about 180 people attending. They can create project sites without having to wait on IT. -. What's so empowering about SharePoint? What's so great about SharePoint? -. Office Web Apps.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Are you attending Share 2012 in Atlanta ? My long-haul flight this time is for the inaugural SharePoint Conference in the United States.

The One Thing People Need to Know about SharePoint 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

My answer is above. Thanks Christian - it was great to meet you (finally) and share ideas. Collaboration SharePoint

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. customer information. -.

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.". Don't focus on features.

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

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. Has 34 locations in North America. etc). -.

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?

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?

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. Everything is discoverable. Email gets deleted every 30 days. but: -.

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). hours). -.

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.

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. what's different with SharePoint?

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) Did involve the marketing people.

There's Product Announcements and There's Creative Product Announcements - 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. The team at

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. Go Lee! I expect to hear great things. SharePoint

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 Touma

Share2011 - Opening Comments

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 2012, the conference is also being produced in South Africa (February) and Atlanta (April). Conference Notes

Australia: Senior Citizens on Facebook over 55’s

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

increase in the number of users from Atlanta – the fastest growing metro. Facebook claims to have more than 7 million users. That’s what?

Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture - Ruven Gotz's book is now available

Michael Sampson - Currents

And then I got to meet him again in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, at SHARE 2012. At the SHARE conference in Australia last year, I finally got to meet Ruven Gotz. I knew of him, but SHARE 2011 was the first time I met him in person. Twice in five months is good. This book captures both tools and approaches that I have found to be successful.

Waking up beloved community

Chris Corrigan

And while the leaders i have been with welcome the shift, many congregations are in grieving about the loss of an old way of doing things, Last weekend in Atlanta, the group I was with picked the story of Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones to explore together. So together, God gives Ezekiel instructions and wakes up an army. Even an army.

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. Great food was offered and I had a shrimp poboy.

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.

Understanding Users of Social Networks — HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In other words, not anywhere near the media hubs (except Atlanta) and far away from those elite opinion-makers in coastal urban areas. MySpace?

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. Here’s my current thinking on executive support. ". Collaboration Gaining Executive Support

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. It will use the New Zealand company as a springboard into Asia Pacific. WaveAdept, which was founded just under two years ago, has 55 Google apps customers in New Zealand, the largest of which is Tait Electronics. My Comments.

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.

#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. Today was the post-workshop day.

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? -

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. Europe.