Speakers

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TRACK OWNERS

Business Intelligence – John P. White, SharePoint MVP Development – Corey Roth, SharePoint MVP
Branding/UX – Cathy Dew, SharePoint MVP No Code Solutions – Jennifer Mason, SharePoint MVP
IT Pro – Jason Himmelstein, SharePoint MVP Information Worker – Lori Gowin, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer
Architecture – Sean McDonough, Owner BitStream Foundry Search – Wes Preston, SharePoint MVP
Executive – Stephanie Donahue, President & Managing Partner PAIT Group Social – Michelle Caldwell, Director of Collaboration, SharePoint MVP, SSGB, PMP, CSM

Cathy Dew (MVP)

Twitter : @catpaint1

Cathy Dew

Cathy Dew (MCTS) is a Consultant at Planet Technologies, Graphic Designer and SharePoint MVP based out of Huntsville, Alabama. She focuses primarily on branding and user experience and how it relates to the SharePoint platform. However she also works with SharePoint from a general End User and Business Analyst perspective as well, defining requirements and governance as needed. She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look “Not like SharePoint”. Cathy has started and run a number of SharePoint User Groups and is involved with the Women in SharePoint group. She has presented sessions on SharePoint branding at user groups, SharePoint Saturday events, conferences, and training sessions.

Stephanie Donahue

Twitter : @stephkdonahue

Stephanie Donahue

Stephanie is a partner and consultant at PAITgroup, with a focus on helping organizations leverage their investment in SharePoint to create and maximize ROI. As a MCITP she has been setting a strategic path from discovery to successful implementations using an innovative approach and consistent methodology. Stephanie is an active blogger and event speaker with over 7 years of experience in SharePoint projects from basic deployments to information architecture, content management, and business process automation. You can follow Stephanie at @stephkdonahue on Twitter or read her blog at http://stephkdonahue.com

Lori Gowin (Microsoft Speaker)

Twitter : @LoriGowin

Lori Gowin

Lori is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer specializing in SharePoint. Since 1999, she has been supporting and managing Microsoft products and technologies. The last six years have been focused on SharePoint and the Microsoft Office Professional Suite. She has created InfoPath and SharePoint solutions in various industries. Lori lives in Birmingham, Ala. with her husband and two sons. When not working with SharePoint, she enjoys reading, traveling, and watching sports. She is currently serving as a co-chairperson for the Birmingham SharePoint User Group.

Jason Himmelstein(MVP)

Twitter : @sharepointlhorn

Jason Himmelstein

Jason is a SharePoint Server MVP and ITPro Solutions Architect with more than 15 years of experience working with Microsoft and related technologies. With a passion for technology, Jason has spent the past eight years dedicated to SharePoint, becoming a recognized expert in the field. Jason has successfully architected solutions for up to 120,000 users and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences in the United States and Canada. He is the Senior Technical Director for SharePoint at Atrion, a New England-based consulting firm.
Jason is the co-author of “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint.” He also is one of the organizers of New Hampshire SharePoint Users Group, New Hampshire Windows Phone Users Group, and SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Outside of this crazy working world, he is a happily married father of two boys, a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.

Jennifer Ann Mason (MVP)

Twitter : @jennifermason

Jennifer Ann Mason

As a SharePoint Server MVP, Jennifer has spent the last several years consulting others on best practices for implementing business solutions using SharePoint technologies. She is passionate about SharePoint and loves using out-of-the-box features to bring immediate ROI to her clients. She has worked with a range of companies, leading teams responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of SharePoint environments. When she isn’t riding the slide at her new company, Rackspace Hosting, Jennifer focuses on strategy, planning, governance and sharing her knowledge with the SharePoint community. After a recent move to the Lone Star State from Ohio, where she was a founding member of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint Users group, Jennifer is learning how to be a true Texan, cowboy boots and all.

Sean McDonough

Twitter : @spmcdonough

Sean McDonough

Sean is the “Lead Bitsmith” and owner of Bitstream Foundry, a software and custom-development company based in Cincinnati. Sean has been developing software and crafting solutions for more than two decades, and he has focused on Microsoft’s SharePoint platform since 2004. Sean possesses a somewhat eclectic set of SharePoint skills that come from time spent in a diverse set of roles, including consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist. Sean is an author, blogger and frequent speaker/instructor at SharePoint conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. He can be reached through his blog, SharePointInterface.com.

Mark Rackley

Twitter : @mrackley

Mark Rackley

Mark is a Senior Consultant for CapSpire, LLC with more than 19 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark’s daily responsibilities include forging the direction of solution architecture and development projects for clients while providing the best solutions for clients’ unique problems. As a globally recognized SharePoint geek, Mark is an active blogger, presenter, author (and bacon aficionado) who is eager to lend his real-world knowledge of SharePoint to all who need it.
In addition to speaking at various SharePoint conferences, Mark is the organizer of SharePoint Saturday Ozarks and can be found speaking at as many Saturday events as his professional and family life will allow. Mark engages his audiences with humor, real-world stories from the trenches, and practical solutions. For more information, read his blog at www.SharePointHillbilly.com.

Corey Roth (MVP)

Twitter : @coreyroth

Corey Roth

Corey Roth is an independent SharePoint consultant specializing in solutions in the Oil & Gas Industry.  Corey is a four-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in SharePoint Server.  Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including SharePoint 2013, Office 365, and  Visual Studio 2013.  When it comes to SharePoint, he specializes in ECM, Enterprise Search, and Apps.  As an active member of the SharePoint community, he often speaks at conferences, events, and user groups.   Corey has a blog at (www.dotnetmafia.com) where he posts about the latest technology and SharePoint.  Corey is a member of the board for the Houston SharePoint Users Group. He has also recently founded an App development company called SP2 (www.sp2apps.com), specializing in apps for SharePoint 2013.

John P. White (MVP)

Twitter : @diverdown1964

John P White

John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He is currently focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and BI platforms and remains current with both platforms. He is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences, and he blogs as actively as possible at. John lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is the father of 3 boys, is an avid scuba diver, and a budding photographer, both under and above the water. Samples of his work can be found at http://www.flickr.com/wpages.