I recently returned from a trip to Johannesburg in South Africa to present at the Share 2012 conference (@share4business). The conference is focussed on the aspects of adoption of SharePoint platform to achieve business outcomes.
I had previously been involved on the review panel and presented at Share 2010 and 2011 in Sydney and was invited to share again at Share 2012 in Jo’burg. The conference will be featuring in April 2012 in Atlanta (best of luck!).
There were a number of highlights for the conference for me that I wanted to share:
1. The crew at Eventful really know how to produce a great conference.
Notice I didn’t say ‘run’ or ‘put on’, I used the word ‘produce’. That is because it was a production. From the early research undertaken through round-tables with practitioners to identify the key themes to focus on, then review and selection of speakers to share their experiences, to the great atmosphere that was created by setting up a great venue with awesome lighting and AV with good food and ample socialising opportunities which really got people in the mood and sharing. They have a talented and highly capable team who deliver in spades. Well done guys and girls! I look forward to our next time together. (Steve & Greg: I will always treasure our quality conversations about the Pony…)
2. A great bunch of speakers.
I was honoured to have the opportunity to present with some wonderful people at this event. It was great to meet and socialise with the likes of Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux), Paul Culmsee (@paulculmsee), Sarah Haase (@sarahhaase), Ruven Gotz (@ruveng), Jan Skjøy (@janskjoy) and Veronique Palmer (@VeroniquePalmer).
3. An awesome group of practitioners
I thoroughly enjoyed the questions, conversations, discussions, debates and jokes with the great people out there trying to make a difference in their organisations by leveraging the SharePoint platform. Good luck on your journeys.
If you are interested in seeing what I shared at the conference, you can see copies of the presentations titled The Bigger Picture and Core Business, and stay tuned for future posts going into more detail.
Thanks again for a great time in Jo’burg!!