Alistair has worked in various capacities
in multiple verticals from retail – manufacturing to government, spanning 50 to
15000 users utilizing all aspects of pure Enterprise Information Management.
current position as a Director of Pragmatic Works Cape Town, South Africa,
provides him with a mechanism to assist companies with architecting their
SharePoint environment using “best of breed”, proven methodologies to foster
innovation and growth through an ECM framework while incorporating a Knowledge
It is with this vision that he strives to provide customers with a platform for
Business Productivity Enrichment, establishing communities of practice through
proper analysis and building a knowledge economy that is both quantifiable and
In between searching the planet high and
low for the best skiing conditions, deepest powder and crazy ‘steeps’, Eric
Harlan spends most of his time in the technology field. Eric has been in the I.T.
industry for eleven years, and heavily involved with SharePoint for eight years.
Starting from a developer role, Eric has moved on to a more architectural role
with a focus on configuration and server implementation.
Never forgetting his developer roots, he still jumps in when needed to pick up
the slack on custom dev needs. As a SharePoint Premier Field Engineer for
Microsoft Eric is the first on the ground to troubleshoot SharePoint issues as
well as kick off proactive engagements.Eric is involved with many volunteer
organizations from SharePoint Saturdays, Global SharePoint users group, and
educational code camps to President and Co-Founder of the Baltimore SharePoint
Eric also does many speaking events revolving around SharePoint. Topics range
from SharePoint Development, InfoPath development tricks and gotcha’s to basic
SharePoint sessions for the end user.
Jim Bob Howard is first a husband and a
father. For fun, he gets to go to work and play with SharePoint. He has been
working with web technologies since 1993, building websites, working with content
management tools, and building web applications for companies large and small.
Bringing all of that experience SharePoint was a natural transition.
Jim Bob enjoys contributing to the SharePoint community through his popular
article series Extending the Data View Web Part and jQuery to the Rescue,
speaking on the SharePoint circuit, and organizing SharePoint Saturdays in
Austin, TX, and Nairobi, Kenya. He contributed a chapter entitled “jQuery to the
Rescue,” to the new O’Reilly book, SharePoint 2010 at Work, published in
February, 2012. Working remotely from Austin, Jim Bob is currently a Senior
Solution Engineer for Juniper Strategy, LLC, a dynamic consulting firm in the
Washington, DC, area.
Joel was the first dedicated SharePoint
Administrator ever. He's been working with SharePoint nearly 12 years. In his 7
years at Microsoft Joel architected Microsoft's own SharePoint global collaboration
solutions, Microsoft’s Intranet upgrade to SharePoint, and the first version of
SharePoint Online. Later he joined the SharePoint technical product marketing
team managing the IT Pro audience for the SharePoint 2007 release. Joel has
travelled over 120 countries across all 7 continents in his quest to connect the
global SharePoint community.
He is a popular Microsoft, social media, technology, travel and SharePoint
speaker and was recently awarded top SharePoint blogger. He works at The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Solutions Manager over Collaboration
Technologies. Checkout his popular SharePoint blog at
http://sharepointjoel.com and his travel blog at
Unlike his fellows on the Sharing the
Point tour, each of whom are SharePoint evangelists by profession who also
happen to write, John Anderson is a writer by profession who also happens to be
a SharePoint evangelist. Accordingly,
when he was invited in 2010 to join the Sharing the Point team as an embedded
journalist, he leapt at the opportunity to document the inititative. In his role
as Managing Editor at Bamboo Solutions, John has covered the SharePoint beat
since 2008, overseeing published content on
Bamboo Nation, authoring the blog SharePoint Blank, and reporting from —in
addition to Sharing the Point tours of Asia 2011 and South America 2012— events
such as the Microsoft SharePoint Conference, TechEd, Best Practices, SPTechCon,
SharePoint Saturday, and more.
Mark is recognized internationally as a
Senior Storyteller, weaving engaging tales to simplify the explanation of
complex, technological solutions. He is the founder of two of the largest online
SharePoint communities in the world: NothingButSharePoint.com
EnduserSharePoint.com and is currently working on a new community project at
Mark travels extensively from his home base in New York City. His most recent
excursion included stops in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Antarctica, where he
spoke to a colony of penguins and elephant seals on the comparison of
on-premises SharePoint implementations vs hosted solutions.
Michael Noel (Twitter: @MichaelTNoel) is an
internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well known
public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He has authored several major
industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide.
Significant titles include SharePoint 2010 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2010
Unleashed, Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, and many
Currently a partner at
Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and
extensive public speaking experience across all seven continents leverage his
real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from
Information Technology infrastructure.
Paul J. Swider is the CTO of RealActivity an organization focused on improving collaboration, compliance and fiscal responsibility in healthcare. He has two decades of proven software and healthcare experience and is involved in many community and philanthropic efforts including a founding member of Sharing the Point, an international effort which offers free training opportunities in emerging markets. Paul is an accomplished technology entrepreneur straight from a barrier Island near Charleston, SC where he occasionally gets to chase the tides and winds as an avid boater and sailor.