Joel was the first dedicated SharePoint Administrator. He's been working with SharePoint over 11 years and worked at Microsoft in both IT and the product teams including architecting the first rollout of Microsoft's own global search, intranet, enterprise collaboration platform and extranet. On the Technical Product Management team he managed the IT Professional audience in the SharePoint 2007 rollout.
Joel has travelled to over 100 countries in his quest to combine his passion of travel with connecting the global SharePoint community.
Joel now works for the LDS Church, a large non-profit organization, as solutions manager over a large team of SharePoint developers and engineers.
From: New York
Mark Miller is Founder and Editor of EndUserSharePoint.com, co-founder of NothingButSharePoint.com and travels internationally as the Senior Storyteller for Fpweb.net
Mark is a dedicated evangelist for the Information Workers, Site Managers and Site Collection Administrators of SharePoint, frequently speaking at SharePoint Saturday events, national conferences and online webcasts.
During SharePoint Conference 2009, Mark coordinated 30 live bloggers, sending out real time feed streams of audio, video and twitter from the exhibit floor and the conference sessions to over 3000 online followers who could not attend the conference. Since then he has coordinate the live media streams for other SharePoint Conferences as well as numerous SharePoint Saturdays. For the past two years, he has produced Live Online, SharePoint Saturday EMEA to an international audience.
is a community of SharePoint authors dedicated to providing support and encouragement for the SharePoint End User. The site receives 50,000 unique page views a week, has a Weekly Newsletter subscription base of 13,500 readers and handles hundreds of questions weekly through the Stump the Panel: SharePoint Q&A Forum.
You can follow Mark on twitter at @eusp
Michael Noel 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 more.
Currently a partner at Convergent Computing
in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience across six continents leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.
From: South Carolina
Paul J. Swider is an international speaker, trainer and freelance consultant. In addition he is the founder of the Charleston SharePoint Users Group and the author of the bestselling SharePoint 2010 Development book published by Wrox Press.
He is an accomplished entrepreneur straight from a barrier Island near Charleston, SC where Paul chases the tides and winds as an avid boater and sailor.
Paul is grateful he is able escape the summer heat in Charleston and consults with some of the most successful companies in the world. 17 years of software consulting experience combined with many Microsoft certifications and speaking credentials has made Paul an authority in the SharePoint Community. As an MCT Paul has trained and consulted thousands of SharePoint administrators, developers and architects.
A graduate of Yale University and Thunderbird School of Global Management, Dan Holme’s 18 years of experience have earned him a reputation as one of the world’s most respected consultants, authors, and experts on Microsoft technologies. As Chief SharePoint Evangelist for AvePoint
, Dan works tirelessly to solve customers’ IT and business challenges, to educate the global SharePoint community, and to develop solutions that set the standard for the next generation of collaboration platforms.
Each year, Dan reaches hundreds of thousands of IT professionals and business decision makers. His efforts have earned him the prestigious title of Microsoft MVP for five years running (Windows Server Directory Services, 2007, and SharePoint Server, 2008-2011). He has also been recognized as one of the top 50 SharePoint influencers and as one of the top ten partner MVPs in the world.
Dan is a contributing editor for SharePoint Pro and Windows IT Pro magazines and for SharePointProMag.com. Dan was the lead author of the Microsoft Official Curriculum course for administering SharePoint 2010, and penned the SharePoint 2010 Training Kit for Microsoft Press. His other books for Microsoft, including the Windows Administration Resource Kit and the training kit for the 70-640 MCTS exam—are regular bestsellers in their category.
In 2012, Dan will serve as the Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Olympics during the broadcast of the 212 Summer Olympics from London, a role he also played in Vancouver (2010), Beijing (2008), and Torino (2006). When Dan is not on the road, he can be found free diving with the turtles and rays in the waters off his home in Maui, Hawaii.
Ricardo Munoz is a SharePoint international Speaker with 8 years of experience in SharePoint and Project Server technologies, implementing and developing corporate Intranets and Portals for important companies in Central and South America.
He currently serves as Senior Consultant in Microsoft Technologies for his own consultant companyLatinShare
, is co-founder and Administrator of Costa Rican SharePoint user group and the SharePoint community of Latin-American (HispaPoint) also contributing in the SharePoint Spanish Magazine CompartiMOSS, Speaker and member of the Group at Microsoft TechNet LATAM, Microsoft Chile, Costa Rica and Central America and INETA Latam.
Ricardo has lectured and organize various events in several cities in Latin America as the First,Third and Fifth SharePoint Latin American Symposium. You can follow his tweets at: @rmunozcr
Fernando Hunth has been working with Microsoft technologies for over fifteen years. He has participated in several projects working with Sharepoint from 2003 versions and writting web parts with C# language. Fernando also has experience with WebForms, WinForms, Web Services, SQL 2000/2005, stored procedures, triggers, replication, reporting services, etc.
Fernando has also been working for over four years with WSS 2.0, 3.0 Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 & MOSS 2007 & Sharepoint 2010 & Nintex Workflows 2007 - 2010. He has experience in project administration.
Today, he’s a Information Worker Tech Leader & Sharepoint Architect at Baufest (www.baufest.com). His session on SharePoint Branding will be delivered at the Buenos Aires, Agentina STP stop.
Ariel Garcia Sobrino
A veteran of the technology, Ariel García Sobrino has been working with SharePoint since the first version (SharePoint 2001!). He is a SharePoint expert who over the last decade has interacted with the technology from different roles as technical support, developer, technical lead, functional analyst, project leader, coordinator of SharePoint development teams, trainer, consultant ... and end user!
He worked for 3 years as a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft. During that time he trained people in Central and South America. He was supporting SharePoint administrators and business users on their jobs.
He has experience in different areas like project management, collaboration, enterprise search, social networks, document and knowledge management. In 2009 he founded the SharePoint Community of Argentina. He organize periodic meetings with the members and share his knowledge and experience with the Community.
Ariel is currently a Consultant, Project Manager and Trainer in Microsoft Argentina. He is still involved in the development and implementation of SharePoint Solutions for large companies with the same passion of the first days. He is currently a Consultant, Project Manager and Trainer in Microsoft Argentina. He is still involved in the development and implementation of SharePoint Solutions for large companies with the same passion of the first days.
His session on SharePoint Implementations will be delivered at the Buenos Aires, Argentina STP stop. You can read Ariel’s articles at http://blogs.technet.com/b/arielg/ and you can follow his tweets at @arielgsobrino”
From Uruguary and Argentina
Fabián Imaz has been a SharePoint Server MVP for the past 3 years. He’s been working as a SharePoint Architect in Siderys Elite Software, where he is a Partner, for the past 5 years, making several SharePoint implementations in different countries.
He is one of the Directors of the SharePoint digital magazine“CompartiMOSS”; he is also a co-founder of several communities in LinkedIn and South America like “MOSSCA” and “HISPAPOINT”. Fabián also developed several components to extend SharePoint 2007 and 2010 functionalities, all of which are available and free at the Codeplex site.
You can follow him on twitter (@fabianimaz) or send an email through his LinkedIn profile or his blog.
Mauricio began to operate computers in civil engineering at the age of 15. In the early 1990s he developed systems based on spreadsheets. He was one of the first people programming XML in Argentina (since 1998). As a .Net expert since 2001, his entry into the Sharepoint platform allowed him to integrate all his experience.
Currently he is a consultant in all areas of Sharepoint (functional architecture and development, infrastructure, usability and development), an exhibitor, well known speaker and leader in Spanish-speaking areas in the field.