Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Grand Opening Reception
Grand Opening Reception in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Join us on Wednesday 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.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

KEYNOTE: Facilitating Knowledge Sharing
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
David Weinberger, Senior Researcher, Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society
“Knowledge is becoming inextricable from the network that enables it. In fact, knowledge is now a property of the network, and the network embraces businesses, governments, media, museums, curated collections, and minds in communication. But, because the properties of the Net include overwhelming abundance, unmasterable messiness, and unending disagreements, the challenge of building networked knowledge is not simple.” So says David Weinberger, who shares insights on how the concept of knowledge is changing and how to facilitate its sharing for organizational learning, collaboration, innovation, and more.

KEYNOTE: The Value of Content Intelligence to Big Data
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Jeremy Bentley, CEO & Founder, Smartlogic
We are in the midst of a “Big Data” revolution. According to IDC, data is expected to grow by as much as 44X over the next year to a staggering 35.2 zettabytes globally. While Big Data is a big problem, the real issue is making sense of Big Data and finding patterns in it that help organizations make better business decisions. Whether it is social media data posted on Facebook about your product, customer service records, or the enterprise applications of a newly acquired company, your ability to harness this information bears directly on your bottom line. That is where content intelligence comes into play as it adds consistent metadata. The metadata is either based on taxonomies/ontologies or through sentiment analysis and fact extraction to improve the quality and depth of content, making Big Data much more amenable to analysis, and hence allowing organizations to better understand customers and competitors, to identify impactful market trends, or simply to automate the process of answering common customer questions.

Coffee Break in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Next SharePoint Wave
KEYNOTE: Is SharePoint’s Past SharePoint’s Prologue?
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Tony Byrne, Founder, The Real Story Group
Is SharePoint’s past SharePoint’s prologue? On the eve of 2013, what have we learned from past SharePoint releases that we can apply to this release? Where is Microsoft really going strategically with SharePoint, and how should you tailor your investment accordingly?

SharePoint 2013: What We Know (And Still Don’t) About the Next Office Wave
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mary-Jo Foley, Editor, All About Microsoft, ZDNet
Microsoft is expected to be close to completing work on the “Office 15” wave of products by late this year. One of those main products is SharePoint 2013, the next version of SharePoint Server. There’s lots we know now about SharePoint 2013 and its online complement, SharePoint Online. But there’s still lots we don’t. Come to this session to hear a unique, insider’s perspective on 2013.

Attendee Luncheon in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Your SharePoint Health and Maturity
A SharePoint Maturity Model
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Sadalit Van Buren, SharePoint Content Architect, BlueMetal Architects
Is your SharePoint implementation reaching its full potential? The SharePoint Maturity model can help you understand where you are and build your road map to the future. The model applies a holistic view to a SharePoint implementation and brings standardization to the conversation around functionality, best practices, and improvement. The benefits of the model are threefold: It gives SharePoint implementation owners an understanding of their current state, helps them define their strategic road map, and creates a data model to assist all SharePoint users in benchmarking their level against others from similar industries, organization sizes, and years of use.

Is Your SharePoint Healthy? What’s the Right Prescription?
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Richard Harbridge, CTO, 2toLead
As an organization matures, the platform must mature and grow along with it to ensure it can continue to meet/exceed the needs of the business. If the SharePoint implementation is unhealthy or has problems, these will compound over time and may lead to solution, project, and potentially even platform failure. A “SharePoint Health Check” helps identify how “healthy” your SharePoint implementation is in the following areas: Infrastructure, Performance, Security, Integration, Search, Taxonomy, Governance, User Adoption, Usability, and Development. Through a “SharePoint Prescription,” learn about many SharePoint best practices that can help make your SharePoint environment healthier based on the above-mentioned areas.

Coffee 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.
Shawn Shell, Executive Advisor, Avanade
Richard Harbridge, CTO, 2toLead
Sadalit Van Buren, SharePoint Content Architect, BlueMetal Architects
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 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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
KEYNOTE: KM Saves Lives
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Patrick Lambe, Principal Consultant, Straits Knowledge, Singapore
Gary Klein, Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC
Nate Allen, U.S. Army, National Defense University iCollege
Nancy Dixon, Principal Researcher, Common Knowledge Associates
This keynote panel, interviewed by Patrick Lambe, explores the idea through military, healthcare and emergency response contexts, that KM is not just a backroom support function but can have significant impact on people's lives and organizational performance. The panel shares how lessons from KM practices in these contexts can raise the stakes for, and impact of KM in other organizational contexts.

KEYNOTE: How The Cloud Transforms Search
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Jon Handler, Solutions Architect, CloudSearch, A9
Want to know the top ten ways the cloud will change traditional search? Join us to get the latest insights which will definitely impact your future.

Coffee Break in the Enterprise Search Showcase
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Perspectives on the Real SharePoint
KEYNOTE: Pundit Debate
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Jarrod Gingras, Managing Director & Analyst, Real Story Group
Mary-Jo Foley, Editor, All About Microsoft, ZDNet
Tony Byrne, Founder, The Real Story Group
Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus Ltd, UK
Featuring analysts from Real Story Group, as well as a noted Microsoft-watching journalist, this world-class panel of pundits shares their thoughts on SharePoint today and its impact on the technology sector. Find out what is hype and what you really need to know about SharePoint.

Making Sense of Office365 and SharePoint Online
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shawn Shell, Executive Advisor, Avanade
Microsoft released its updated cloud offering for productivity tools in June of last year. Since that time, adoption has taken off. However, there’s still confusion among end users regarding what’s included, how it works, and what opportunities (especially in the case of SharePoint) organizations have to customize the basic experience. In this session, internationally renowned expert on SharePoint, Shawn Shell, gives you an overview of “what’s in the box” with Office365 and shows the highs and lows of the SharePoint experience in the cloud.

Attendee Luncheon in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Getting the Most From SharePoint
Spotlight on Solutions: Migrating to SharePoint?
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Stephen Moore, Kapow Software
David Weis, Kapow Software
How to reduce the time and cost of content migration—typically by 80%-90%—all without coding or content freezes. Kapow Katalyst automatically extracts all content and metadata, conforms it to new customer standards, maps source content to target templates and loads it directly into SharePoint. Katalyst can be used for any CMS or WCMS, as well as for any file system containing flat files, static HTML, JavaScript, unstructured data or documents.

The Five Deadly Sins of SharePoint in the Enterprise
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Dux Raymond Sy, Managing Partner, Innovative-e, Inc.
SharePoint is a complex and broad-reaching technology that is extremely effective for managing projects and fostering collaborative efforts, but implementing it intentionally and with a view to ensuring that the implementation addresses the issues of each department in your organization is critical to a successful implementation. It’s easy to be tempted to skip crucial aspects of an implementation to get a solution off the ground more quickly, and these temptations can lead to several “deadly sins” that will hurt your implementation. Join Dux Raymond Sy as he explains the pitfalls and describes how to avoid them to maximize success with your SharePoint implementation.

Meet the Extranet Challenge and Move the Boundaries of Business Collaboration
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Bob German, SharePoint Practice Director, BlueMetal Architects
SharePoint has moved beyond the firewall, and is a great tool for doing business across organizations. In this session, you’ll learn about common SharePoint extranet scenarios and how they affect business by moving the boundaries of work, access, and control. You'll also learn how to address the challenges of driving value and adoption, managing users and content, and mixing web publishing with collaboration. Finally, you'll get a look at what the new SharePoint 2013 brings to SharePoint extranets.