Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Grand Opening Reception
Grand Opening Reception in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Join us on Tuesday evening for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate the grand opening of the Enterprise Solutions Showcase. The showcase will feature the top companies in the KM, CM, search, taxonomy, and intranets marketplaces, offering attendees an opportunity to explore all of the latest in product and service solutions.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Keynote: Let Your Networks Be Your Guide: Search in a 2.0 World
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Carla O'Dell, CEO, APQC
A defining feature of our 2.0 world is the reliance on employees to create, share, rate, and consume content. Every employee can be an author, arbiter, and consumer at once. The implications for the networked enterprise are profound: The more people create and interact with other’s content, the more the content improves; search results get better as the best content and the most active peers bubble to the top; people build new connections to others they never knew had the same interests. Through engaging examples, stories, and data, Carla O’Dell shares the latest findings from APQC’s KM research and her new book. These include the following:

  • How best practice organizations are using 2.0 to enhance search results
  • The surprising impact of participation on personal and team performance
  • Novel ways to get people to participate to enhance search and findability
Keynote: KM-Driven Collaboration
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
David Sanchez, Deputy Program Manager, USAF Pilot Physician Program, Air Force Medical Service
Martin Garland, President, Concept Searching
Knowledge sharing and collaboration are key to bottom-line success, no matter what business you are in. This session discusses integrating secure collaboration into program management activities in the Air Force.

Coffee Break in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Sharepoint Pros and Cons
SharePoint in 2011: How Did We Get Here?
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Tony Byrne, Founder, The Real Story Group
This keynote session provides a critical overview and insight into the history of SharePoint so far. SharePoint has been with us for more than a decade. It has seen many challenges and has appeared in a variety of different guises over the years. Serving as a level setting exercise for the rest of the Symposium, this lively session provides a critical analysis of SharePoint in 2011.

What Is – And What Isn’t – SharePoint?
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Vice President & Managing Director VOCalis, Digital Clarity Group
Shawn Shell, Executive Advisor, Avanade
SharePoint can be everything to everyone, from an application development platform, an ECM system, through to the hub of a next-generation (E2.0) strategy. This session aims to clarify what SharePoint really is and what its real strengths and real weaknesses are, so that you can make a better-informed decision about when to use it in your organization.

Attendee Luncheon in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sharepoint Across the Enterprise
SharePoint Governance: Gaining Control
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Moderator: Jarrod Gingras, Managing Director & Analyst, Real Story Group
Jill Hannemann, Modern Workplace Advisory Lead for the West, Avanade
Richard Harbridge, CTO, 2toLead
Over the years, SharePoint has garnered something of a reputation for growing fast and virally throughout numerous organizations. This incredible popularity and fast growth can come at a high cost though. This session provides a very practical and in-depth look at two very important aspects of SP growth: governance and security.

Managing Records in SharePoint
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Moderator: Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Vice President & Managing Director VOCalis, Digital Clarity Group
James Lappin, Director, Thinking Records Ltd.
Brad Teed, CTO, GimmalSoft
SharePoint has rapidly become one of the most important repositories of business information in many organizations today. Yet the critical practice of the long-term management of business records is often overlooked. In this session, two of the world’s leading experts on records management share insights into the challenges and some possible solutions for managing SharePoint records.

Coffee Break in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Stump the SharePoint Consultant
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jarrod Gingras, Managing Director & Analyst, Real Story Group
Shawn Shell, Executive Advisor, Avanade
Richard Harbridge, CTO, 2toLead
Russ Edelman, President & CEO, Corridor Company, Inc.
For those of you unfamiliar with this format, the concept is simple: Bring your toughest, thorniest, most intractable SharePoint conundrum or challenge and a team of experienced consultants will compete to offer you the best advice in 2 minutes or less. But there’s a twist … we’ll use noise-canceling headphones to make sure the consultants can’t hear the answers that the other consultants give. Come and get insightful, likely controversial, and sometimes entertaining answers to your most pressing questions.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Keynote: Industry Analyst Debate
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Jarrod Gingras, Managing Director & Analyst, Real Story Group
Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Vice President & Managing Director VOCalis, Digital Clarity Group
Rob Koplowitz, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Mark Gilbert, VP and Research Director, Gartner Group, Inc.
Featuring analysts from Real Story Group, Gartner, and Forrester, this world-class panel shares their thoughts on SharePoint today and its impact on the technology sector.

Coffee Break in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Real Cost of SharePoint
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Jarrod Gingras, Managing Director & Analyst, Real Story Group
Tony Byrne, Founder, The Real Story Group
Shawn Shell, Executive Advisor, Avanade
In the past, SharePoint has been pitched to buyers as a low-cost or free technology solution. Though SharePoint can indeed be a very cost-effective product, it can at times be very expensive also. This sessions provides some very practical guidance on the type of costs you will encounter in a typical SharePoint project and gives advice on how to measure and manage SharePoint costs.

The Real Sharepoint
Spotlight on Solutions
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Moderator: Dick Kaser, Executive Editor, Computers in Libraries Magazine, Published by Information Today, Inc.
Rob Joy, Technical Specialist, K2
Bill Platt, Senior Sales Engineer, Kofax, Inc.
Richard Pinder, Senior Vice President, EMEA, Smartlogic
Corey Milliman, Senior SharePoint Solutions Architect, Metalogix
Four top SharePoint solution providers and their customers share successful deployments built on what is arguably the industry’s most versatile platform.

Attendee Luncheon in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lessons Learned From the SharePoint Trenches
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Moderator: Hugh McKellar, Chair, SharePoint Symposium & Editor-in-Chief KMWorld, KMWorld Magazine
Judith Theodori, Enterprise Content Manager, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Maan Hashem, Managing Director, AIA Contract Documents Software Products and Services, American Institute of Architects
David Boland, Director, Knowledge Management, Deloitte Services LP
Ben Johnson, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management Platforms, Deloitte Services LP
Learn SharePoint do’s and don’ts from those who have been in the trenches and experienced SharePoint projects first-hand. Panelists share their success and challenges through the lenses of their case studies.

Plugging SharePoint’s Gaps: Strategic Alternatives
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Vice President & Managing Director VOCalis, Digital Clarity Group
If you don’t go with SharePoint, or chose to put boundaries around the platform, what other alternatives await you beyond Redmond? Learn the pros and cons of SharePoint alternatives.

Closing Keynote: KM From the Bottom Up
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Moderator: Patrick Conway, Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command
Dan Kirsch, COO, KMPro
Perry Puccetti, President/CEO, The Triple-I Corporation
Joe Oebbecke, Chief Knowledge Officer, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
You don't want to miss this closing session!  In this "Panel Challenge" the moderator presents some tough questions for panel members, based on the experiences and practical issues encountered by one Government Agency (U.S Army CASCOM) during its ongoing  implementation of Knowledge Management (KM), specifically from the  vantage point of different stakeholders. The session approaches KM from  individual users' perspectives, whether it be a young Soldier, employee,  middle manager, or senior leader, each having different expectations and  requirements from a KM program. Uniqueness aside, all organizations share fundamentally common challenges in successfully launching KM  programs, but when viewed from the individual user and stakeholder perspective it's clear KM is not one tool, but a tool box of different  techniques and technologies. While the challenges pointed out in this  session are examples from a single DOD organization, they are shared by  all, and this discussion provides an opportunity for planting seeds of innovation and creativity in overcoming obstacles and challenges with KM  implementations.