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Business leaders expect their modern workplace solution to empower and enable users to achieve business outcomes faster and more efficiently than ever before. They want a frictionless IT service; one that’s wholly aligned with the way people work today.

Information & Firstline workers demand the ability to communicate critical business information; the ability to share that information quickly and securely with reliable communications solutions; and the ability to collaborate with colleagues, customers and external partners alike.

Through our one-day complimentary workshop, we aim to help you exploit the most useful Office 365 collaboration tools such as: Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint Online; OneDrive for Business and Yammer.

Agenda:

9.00 – 9.30 – Registration and breakfast

9.30 – 10.00 Introduction & Brainstorm Activity – What are the challenges you face in your journey to an Office 365 Modern Workplace?

10.00 – 11.00 – Placing people at the heart of your digital transformation to Microsoft 365

It is people – the users – who determine whether the digital workplace really succeeds. The priority must be on driving business value through better collaboration, workforce mobility and improved customer satisfaction. How? By building IT around what your people need to deliver business outcomes

User adoption is a key factor in successfully deploying the Microsoft 365 toolkit, as people are at the heart of any technology transformation program. In this session we will explore best practice change management techniques and discuss practical solutions to putting the user first.

11.10 – 11.20 – Coffee Break

11.20 – 11.45 – The Office 365 stack – When to use what and what makes Microsoft Teams so special

Office 365 brings you a wide range of different apps that collectively form the ultimate productivity toolkit for your modern workplace. Learn how to integrate all of these apps using Microsoft Teams, bringing them all together in one place.

11.45 – 1.00

How to sustain your user adoption while automating governance controls for Office 365. With so many collaboration tools to choose from nowadays—Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Exchange, Yammer—how do we help users use the right tools in the right way ?

We shall discuss how to:

  • Right-size how much governance might be needed for your Office 365 modern workplace.
  • Improve user collaboration while ensuring good governance in your modern workplace.
  • Leverage Office 365’s native capabilities to deliver automated day-to-day self-service to your employees.
  • Prevent Microsoft Teams sprawl; remove any Shadow IT that has little to no privacy settings in place; manage proactively guest access and life-cycle, retention and expiration for documents and workspaces.
  • Automate employee on/off-boarding easier

1.00 – 1.40 lunch

1.40 - 3.30 Planning your Office 365 collaboration migration - find out what’s involved. Andy and Tony will explain what is involved in a migration to a Microsoft Teams First workplace.

Part One: Moving from Skype to Microsoft Teams for chat and collaboration

  • Understanding the building blocks of Teams
  • Upgrading from Skype for Business
  • What’s new in the feature roadmap
  • Factors that can impact a successful adoption – Experience from the field

Part Two: SharePoint, the data backbone to Microsoft Teams

  • How to approach moving to SharePoint and OneDrive – either on-line or Hybrid
  • Elements of your current estate to consider when planning the transformation
  • How to approach and plan the migration of information
  • Example of a real-world migration at scale

3.30 – Conclusions and key takeaways from the workshop

Manchester, United Kingdom

HPE Manchester Technology Centre- Circle Square, Oxford Road, Manchester

June 20, 9:00A.M.–4:00P.M.

Meet the experts in Manchester, United Kingdom

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Alcia Loach

SharePoint Consultant at HPE

I am a very structured and organised IT professional who has a passion for delivering quality IT systems and services. I am a highly experienced Technical Consultant at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) in the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 space. At HPE I help to deliver IT transformation projects as a part of the Technical Delivery team and am an SME on Office 365 and SharePoint working regularly to enhance enterprise customers use of these platforms. My focus is in the field of Information Lifecycle Management and the associated corporate drivers for the governance of information and the associated platforms to ensure controlled take up and compliance adherence.

My inter-personal strengths allows me to support organisations in the definition, realisation, and adoption of modern processes, procedures, and methods in a combined user-centric/information-centric environment.

I have helped organisations adopt and embrace modern information management techniques across many fields including central and regional public sector, education, manufacturing, financial services, and not-for-profit.

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Andy Ginn

Senior Consultant / Solution Architect at HPE

Andy is a Master level consultant and a member of HPE’s worldwide Office 365 ambassador community. Andy is the UK&I Technical Lead for Information Management & Collaboration in the Pointnext Advisory and Professional Services organisation

Over the past 30+ years, Andy has gained valuable experience in the transformation of organisations during the adoption of new technologies, and he has focused in on Microsoft SharePoint since the 2003 version. Throughout his career, Andy has worked with government, financial, industrial, and commercial organisations to help them make the most of their investments in technology.

Andy is passionate about a user-centric approach to the delivery of transformation programmes that also ensure that organisations have the most pragmatic implementation of policies to protect and secure their information resources, whilst enforcing regulatory compliance.

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Dan Paul

Solution Architect, AvePoint

Dan Paul has been an IT professional for over 18 years and has worked in all levels of the infrastructure service environment from service desk to regional infrastructure manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for one of the top 5 global digital marketing and ad agencies.

He has been working with Office 365 since the days of BPOS and personally migrated one of the first WPP subsidiary businesses to the wave 14 version of Exchange Online.

He has since worked with both SME service integration and large enterprise managed services businesses to help companies move to Office 365, including global travel companies, UK government departments, British food manufacturers, and European transportation conglomerates.

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Yatindra Ranpura

Technical Solutions Professional at AvePoint

Yatindra has been working in various technical roles over the past 12 years assisting organisations to make the most of their SharePoint infrastructures and build digital landscapes that align to their needs. This involves working from different perspectives and strands that form a part of the larger adoption and governance conversation.

Working as a Technical Solutions Professional I am able to build solutions that bridge teams and people together using SharePoint, Teams and other Office365 workloads. I have been fortunate enough to present in the SharePoint Community and at Microsoft conferences and love to hear customer success stories.

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Tony Nunn

Lead Solutions Consultant

Tony is a Master level consultant and a member of HPE’s worldwide Office 365 ambassador community, who is the technical lead for Unified and Intelligent Communications in the Pointnext Advisory and Professional Services organization. He has delivered multiple global deployments based upon Lync and Skype for Business, consolidating telephony and conferencing infrastructures, into a single platform for enterprise organisations such as Subsea 7 and Virgin Atlantic Airways. He is currently engaged on a project to deliver Teams communication and collaboration services to a UK car manufacturer comprising of 45,000 end users.

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Rachel Childs

Change Manager, HPE

I am an experienced Change & Communications Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Business Process Improvement, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, and Change Management. I work with organisations to achieve business and cultural transformation through the use of technology.

I am passionate about working with individuals and teams to help them see change as something positive and exciting, and I use practical solutions which incorporate stakeholder management, training, communications, and measurement. I have been involved in various projects of size and complexity delivering comprehensive change programs for customers globally.

London, United Kingdom

HPE CEC, 1 Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7SB

July 18, 9:00A.M.–4:00P.M.

Meet the experts in London, United Kingdom

Alcia Loach Headshot

Alcia Loach

SharePoint Consultant at HPE

I am a very structured and organised IT professional who has a passion for delivering quality IT systems and services. I am a highly experienced Technical Consultant at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) in the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 space. At HPE I help to deliver IT transformation projects as a part of the Technical Delivery team and am an SME on Office 365 and SharePoint working regularly to enhance enterprise customers use of these platforms. My focus is in the field of Information Lifecycle Management and the associated corporate drivers for the governance of information and the associated platforms to ensure controlled take up and compliance adherence.

My inter-personal strengths allows me to support organisations in the definition, realisation, and adoption of modern processes, procedures, and methods in a combined user-centric/information-centric environment.

I have helped organisations adopt and embrace modern information management techniques across many fields including central and regional public sector, education, manufacturing, financial services, and not-for-profit.

Andy Ginn Headshot

Andy Ginn

Senior Consultant / Solution Architect at HPE

Andy is a Master level consultant and a member of HPE’s worldwide Office 365 ambassador community. Andy is the UK&I Technical Lead for Information Management & Collaboration in the Pointnext Advisory and Professional Services organisation

Over the past 30+ years, Andy has gained valuable experience in the transformation of organisations during the adoption of new technologies, and he has focused in on Microsoft SharePoint since the 2003 version. Throughout his career, Andy has worked with government, financial, industrial, and commercial organisations to help them make the most of their investments in technology.

Andy is passionate about a user-centric approach to the delivery of transformation programmes that also ensure that organisations have the most pragmatic implementation of policies to protect and secure their information resources, whilst enforcing regulatory compliance.

Dan Paul Headshot

Dan Paul

Solution Architect, AvePoint

Dan Paul has been an IT professional for over 18 years and has worked in all levels of the infrastructure service environment from service desk to regional infrastructure manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for one of the top 5 global digital marketing and ad agencies.

He has been working with Office 365 since the days of BPOS and personally migrated one of the first WPP subsidiary businesses to the wave 14 version of Exchange Online.

He has since worked with both SME service integration and large enterprise managed services businesses to help companies move to Office 365, including global travel companies, UK government departments, British food manufacturers, and European transportation conglomerates.

Yatindra Ranpura Headshot

Yatindra Ranpura

Technical Solutions Professional at AvePoint

Yatindra has been working in various technical roles over the past 12 years assisting organisations to make the most of their SharePoint infrastructures and build digital landscapes that align to their needs. This involves working from different perspectives and strands that form a part of the larger adoption and governance conversation.

Working as a Technical Solutions Professional I am able to build solutions that bridge teams and people together using SharePoint, Teams and other Office365 workloads. I have been fortunate enough to present in the SharePoint Community and at Microsoft conferences and love to hear customer success stories.

Tony Nunn Headshot

Tony Nunn

Lead Solutions Consultant

Tony is a Master level consultant and a member of HPE’s worldwide Office 365 ambassador community, who is the technical lead for Unified and Intelligent Communications in the Pointnext Advisory and Professional Services organization. He has delivered multiple global deployments based upon Lync and Skype for Business, consolidating telephony and conferencing infrastructures, into a single platform for enterprise organisations such as Subsea 7 and Virgin Atlantic Airways. He is currently engaged on a project to deliver Teams communication and collaboration services to a UK car manufacturer comprising of 45,000 end users.

Rachel Childs Headshot

Rachel Childs

Change Manager, HPE

I am an experienced Change & Communications Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Business Process Improvement, Stakeholder Management, Strategy, and Change Management. I work with organisations to achieve business and cultural transformation through the use of technology.

I am passionate about working with individuals and teams to help them see change as something positive and exciting, and I use practical solutions which incorporate stakeholder management, training, communications, and measurement. I have been involved in various projects of size and complexity delivering comprehensive change programs for customers globally.