Realising Digital Transformation with Microsoft Technology


Hear from the Consortium of award winning partners how you can make the most of your Microsoft investment – with Keynote Speaker James Akrigg from Microsoft, 5 top MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals) and experts sharing insights how to transform your organisation.

If you are moving to Office 365, implementing EM&S or looking at Azure, this is the event for you. And, you want everything to be secure, then you should be here.

The day will be jam packed with over 15 different sessions across 5 different tracks.

  • Office 365 and SharePoint 2016; do you need to know your migration options for on-premises and SharePoint Online?
  • Skype for Business, do you want to hear how to run successful Skype projects and realising value from Skype for Business Online?
  • Discover the advanced analytics capabilities of PowerBI and SQL 2016 or SQL Online – is your data better in the cloud?
  • Want to know your options for migrating to Azure, deploying EM&S and moving to Windows 10?
  • Do you need to consider the organisational change impact and find out how to run projects and digital change programmes?

The highly acclaimed speakers will be joined with customers so you can hear their story about how they realised digital transformation with Microsoft technologies.

Join us for a highly informative day and enjoy a drinks reception after so you can network with your peers at our central London HQ.

Who should attend: CIOs, IT Directors, IT Leaders and Decision Makers

Where: Fountain House, 130 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 5DJ

When: Tuesday 13th September 2016, 9am to 5pm plus networking drinks


09.00 – Arrival
09.30 – 09.45 – Introduction to the Consortium
09.45 – 10.15 – Microsoft’s 4 Pillars of Digital Transformation – Business Strategy for the Digital World
10.15 – 11.15 – Track Session 1
11.15 – 12.15 – Track Session 2
12.15 – 13.30 – Networking Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 – Track Session 3
14.30 – 15.30 – Track Session 4
15.30 – 16.00 – Break
16.00 – 17.00 – Track Session 5
17.00 – Event Close & Networking Drinks

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Office 365 with Content and Code Skype for Business with Modality Power BI & SQL with Coeo Microsoft Project with Program Framework Azure, EMS & Windows 10 with Inframon
10.15 – 11.15 SharePoint migration options for on-premises
and Office 365
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11.15 – 12.15 Understanding the move to cloud communications with Skype for Business


Ensuring successful programme delivery with Project Online
13.30 – 14.30 How advanced analytics helps create digital businesses Realising Organisational Change through
Digital Transformation
14.30 – 15.30 SharePoint Technical advances for Developers
and IT Professionals
Cloud Transformation – Migrating
to, managing & securing Azure
16:00 – 17:00 Extending the value: Add-on software and applications for Skype for Business Faster out the box – how SQL Server 2016
can change your game


Chris O’Brien, (MVP) – Head of Development – Content and Code

Chris is an 8 time recipient of the MVP (Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional) award from Microsoft, regularly speaks at Microsoft conferences and writes one of the most-referenced technical blogs. Chris leads the development team with responsibility for best practice, development standards and team readiness around SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure. Chris has led a huge number of projects and is keen to share his knowledge with you.

Justin Langford (MVP) – Director & Prinicpal Consultant

Justin is a Principal Consultant for Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing data platform & BI consulting services for upgrade, performance tuning, scalability and availability. Coeo also offer Remote DBA services for mission critical SQL Server platforms.  Justin is an MVP and co-authored Wrox IT Pro: SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting, as well as the same title for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning.

Tom Arbuthnot (MVP) – Principal Solutions Architect, Modality Systems

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, regular on the UC Architects Podcast, and speaker at events including Microsoft Lync Conference, TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs the Microsoft UC User Group London.

Gordon McKenna (MVP) CTO – Inframon

Gordon is a Hybrid Cloud and Datacenter MVP twelve year veteran with an additional 15 years of experience in the Windows Management space. Gordon is a visionary leader within the industry and is a well known speaker on the Hybrid Cloud circuit, with regular sessions at TechEd in the UK and the US as well as MMS, WPC and many other partner, customer and community events