Stacy Deere-Strole: is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. Previously, Stacy led a rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engaged in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With nearly 18 years of experience in the IT Industry, Stacy has mainly focused on Collaboration Solutions such as IBM’s Lotus Notes\Domino and Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration Solutions including deployments and SharePoint upgrades.
Within the SharePoint community, Stacy is a SharePoint MVP and is actively sharing her real world expertise through authoring in the blog http://www.spmindmelt.focalpointsolutions.co, http://www.sharepointeurope.com/blog, http://infogovcon.com/ and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday’s, Collab365, ITUnity, SPTechCon, SharePoint Fest, SharePoint Engage, and User Group events. She also co-authored two books called SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Using Managed Metadata.
Joel Oleson: Joel is currently the director of professional services at Konica Minolta. As a Senior Technical Project Manager at Microsoft, Joel worked with the technologies that would later be called SharePoint. He also worked on Microsoft’s first deployments of SharePoint (Tahoe and Office Web Server) in production environments.He architected the first version of SharePoint Online (SharePoint Manged Solutions BPOS-D), operated and architected Microsoft’s global SharePoint Deployment, and worked on IT messaging and positioning for the SharePoint Community. Joel is a SharePoint MVP and continues to add to his vast knowledge base.