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event, learn how organizations are leveraging their SharePoint investment and best of breed ISV Solutions to do more with less.
scenarios hear how to increase employee productivity and reduce IT cost through solutions that promote collaboration, decision making and business innovation.
industry leaders together in one place for a day of information sharing, networking and collaborative discussion, all at no cost to you.
Cardinal Solutions, NewsGator, AvePoint,
KnowledgeLake and Microsoft
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Marriot City Center
237 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

11:30 - Lunch
12:30 - Keynote
1:30 - Breakout Sessions
5:00 - Happy Hour Reception


JB Holston
CEO and President : NewsGator Technologies
Do More with Less: The Future World of Work
Imagine the day when disparate silos of data and technology platforms are no longer. Instead, dream about the day when your office technology tools, email infrastructure, enterprise content and document management systems, unified communications, social business solutions, and back-up and recovery software all work together. During this keynote session JB Holston, President & CEO of NewsGator, will discuss how that day has become a reality – the future world of work.

Social Collaboration with Newsgator
By people-enabling content and processes, you can drastically increase user adoption and productivity. How to bring the features of popular Web2.0 consumer tools - Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube - to your enterprise.
Best Practices of Organizing and Finding Information in the Enterprise
In this session we will discuss the best approach, leveraging the various SharePoint content management features, to efficiently organize and easily find content through-out an organization's enterprise. This presentation emphasizes the importance of establishing consistency on how users classify, describe and find information.
Quick to Market, Line of Business Solutions
Common use cases for building high-value solutions in less than 2 weeks!! Using SharePoint as a business innovation platform with no custom development required.
Delivering Business Insight to the Organization
Enable users to access, analyze, and share information quickly without a complex data architecture or expensive BI tool. Scorecards, dashboards, interactive reports, KPIs – all within SharePoint.
To the Cloud!
Office365 – Office, SharePoint, Lync, and Exchange – delivered in the Cloud. Recommendations and best practices for cloud deployments .
Getting Ready for SharePoint
How to get ready for your first - or next - SharePoint deployment. Best practices and lessons learned to ensure a successful implementation.
Development Best Practices
Sometimes development is still required – how to ensure code is designed, developed, and deployed without incorporating risk to your SharePoint environment.
Operational Excellence with AvePoint
How to ensure a highly available and highly reliable environment / advanced features for migration, compliance, reporting, and storage optimization.


JB Holston
CEO and President : NewsGator Technologies

JB has run a wide range of technology and media enterprises over the last two decades. As President of Ziff Davis International, Holston managed Ziff Davis' operations across more than 100 countries, and launched Yahoo! Europe. He was part of the senior management team that led the successful LBO of ZD by Forstmann, Little, and subsequent sale to Softbank. Since selling his last technology start-up, Holston has helped create a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit entities. Holston's career has included senior posts with GE, NBC and the Boston Consulting Group. He received his BA and MBA from Stanford University.

Brandon Ebken
CTO : Cardinal Solutions
In his 11+ years at Cardinal, Brandon has led strategic delivery efforts and new technology initiatives across a variety of solution practices. Brandon spends significant time talking with customers about how organizations large and small are embracing and implementing new technology trends.

Michael Gannotti
Collaboration Technology Specialist : Microsoft Corporation
In addition to 10 years with Microsoft, Michael has served as Corporate Systems Architect for The Vanguard Group, Instructional Web Designer for Intracorp, Family Preservation Case Manager, and taught middle school in southern California for 8 years. Michael is a well-known leader in the SharePoint/SocialMedia community.