As the uptake of cloud solutions gain momentum, the next evolution of the cloud journey is the efficient and accurate management of information governance and compliance.
This unique challenge is already being addressed by a number of vendors in the Records Management space, however there is still much to consider if you’re about to take it on. This session will focus on addressing the challenge using Microsoft solutions and add-ons such as SharePoint Online, RecordPoint and HPRM.
Join us and gain insight into the current Records Management landscape through real life examples and demonstrations. We will take you through our early adoption experiences and share tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way . These tales from the trenches will no doubt help you on your own information governance and compliance journey in the cloud.
Josh Sewell, Associate Director, Ignia
Josh has been working with Microsoft technologies for over a decade, evangelising their use across the UK and Australia. He has extensive experience with large-scale, complex organisations across a wide range of industries, designing and delivering tangible business outcomes through technology-enabled solutions. He is an accomplished conference speaker and author of a number of white papers.
Matt Menezes, Principal Consultant, Ignia
Matt has more than 10 years’ experience in delivering enterprise-level solutions across a range of industries and clients. Matt’s particular expertise lies in creating interactive intranet/extranet and internet sites on the SharePoint platform by leveraging client-side technologies such as jQuery and Knockout to provide rich user experiences. He has a strong interest in SharePoint architecture and best practices from both an administrative and development perspective, delivering both performance and search engine optimisation. Matt is also a subject matter expert in products that enhance business value and compliance including K2, Nintex and RecordPoint. He is a SALEM™ Certified Practitioner and member of the World Association of SharePoint Business Strategists.
Ignia is has been selected as the 8th Best Workplace in Asia in the Best Small or Medium Workplaces category by Great Place to Work.
After placing 6th on the BRW Best Place to Work in Australia list in late 2015, the team is elated to be recognised among an exclusive group of organisations focused on creating and sustaining high-trust, high-integrity, and high-performing cultures.
Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work, the study explores organisations’ ability to retain happy, engaged, loyal, high performing workforces during challenging times.
“It was a huge honour for us to make the Best Place to Work list for the second year in a row in Australia, and to achieve ranking outside of Australia is incredible,” said Donna Edwards, General Manager, Organisational Development at Ignia.
Ignia has worked hard to provide staff with an exceptional working environment, listening to staff feedback and striving to improve all areas of the business while maintaining the culture that continues to attract top talent globally.
The last 24 months have seen Ignia double in size, expand operations to two more territories and collect a number of industry accolades for technical excellence and business performance.
“We credit these achievements to our ability to maintain a family friendly culture focussed on passion, teamwork and innovation whilst growing rapidly,” said Ms Edwards. “We also place a big focus on career development and training opportunities for our ambitious staff.”
Let’s face it, users don’t like their portals to ‘look like SharePoint’. But with Microsoft now recommending against using custom master pages, where does that leave us in regards to producing beautiful looking sites on SharePoint? And how do we avoid investing time, money and effort on branding SharePoint only for users to resist adopting and using the site produced?
If these are questions you find yourself asking when approaching the implementation of your SharePoint portals, then join Trent Cain and Matt Menezes from Ignia as they take you through the journey from the early stages of user experience and design to implementation in SharePoint.
Come to this presentation scattered with real-world lessons learned, implementation nuggets and key takeaways; and you’re bound to leave with the confidence that building beautiful portals on SharePoint online is not only possible, but will ensure your sites are considered a resounding success.
Trent Cain is a senior user experience consultant with over 8 years of experience in software development largely in the Microsoft .NET domain. By utilising best practices such as User Centred Design principles, Information Architecture, and responsive\adaptive web design, Trent designs line-of-business apps, websites, intranets, and mobile systems that are a joy to use on a wide range of devices.
Possessing strong personal skills, Trent has facilitated many workshops to identify both business and user requirements and has learned a lot along the way from dealing with multiple stakeholders and ambitious visions.
Matthew has over 10 years of experience in delivering enterprise-level solutions across a range of industries and clients. With particular interests in creating interactive intranet/extranet and internet sites on the SharePoint platform, Matthew has created rich user experiences by leveraging client-side technologies such as jQuery and Knockout. He also has a strong interest in SharePoint architecture and best practices from both an administrative and development perspective and a personal interest in both performance and search engine optimisation.
More recently, Matthew has taken an interest in becoming a subject matter expert in products that enhance business value and compliance including K2, Nintex and RecordPoint. Matthew is a SalemTM Certified Practitioner and member of the World Association of SharePoint Business Strategists, promoting the philosophy of utilising the platform before development in all instances with a strong focus on governance throughout the implementation process to achieve business value.
This session will peer into the development of a suite of award-winning field mobility applications created for Decmil Australia’s remote field workers. These field worker applications were designed for use in the rugged Australian outback, where network connectivity is sparse and navigation between remote sites is often across hundreds of miles on unmarked dirt roads, making Azure Mobile Services Offline Sync a key enabler for productivity on the road. A compelling suite of applications enables the field workers to navigate to remote construction sites, access up to date land access rules and regulations, monitor and log hazards on route, edit forms and documents on the road, and report daily progress; all without the extensive paper-based process required previously. In this session we cover the journey from user design to maintaining disconnected applications suites in operations on the field.
We will discuss:
- Patterns for user-centric mobile application design
- Benefits of early prototyping and agile development methodology for mobile field worker applications
- Utilising Office 365 features as a service from Mobile Applications
- Strategies for architecting, developing and maintaining common Azure Mobile Services back-end across multiple apps and Office 365 Tenants.
Our journey ends at deployment and maintenance in challenging network conditions, utilising devices that contain confidential data, and which has to be managed while traveling thousands of kilometres every day in the Australian outback.
Veli-Matti specialises in designing, developing and deploying enterprise content management and collaboration solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, HP Autonomy Information Governance products and the Microsoft Unified Communications and Collaboration technology stack.
Working in the Information Management field for almost two decades, Veli-Matti has implemented solutions for major global customers since the release of Tahoe Beta 2 in 2000. Veli-Matti has worked with the Microsoft SharePoint technology stack and as the Lead Technical Architect at HP and was responsible for the internal HP Services Global Knowledge Management Systems and deployment of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server architecture for HP’s 200,000 users. Veli-Matti also coordinated the HP SharePoint TAP (Technical Adoption Program) program for SharePoint 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Frequently invited to speak at industry conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, TechReady, Connections, Microsoft TechNet and MSD2D Web Casts, Veli-Matti has also co-authored three books on Microsoft SharePoint and has been a member of several Technical Review Boards, including the Microsoft Developer Advisory Council for SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Organising functionality and content into a structure that’s easy to navigate doesn’t happen by chance. Even an optimized site with a sleek design and compelling copy can fall flat without sound information architecture. Badly designed systems that suffer low adoption rates have some of the following traits in common:
- Too much content
- Inconsistent navigation
- People finding it difficult to surface relevant content
If you’ve ever lost sleep worrying about these issues in your upcoming project (or worse yet; experienced these problems first hand on your site) then we invite you to join us and learn how we can address these problems. Christopher Scolt will share practical advice you can use in your SharePoint environment immediately and ensure that your next system will be a success.
Christopher Scolt, Senior Consultant – Solutions Specialist- Ignia
Christopher has over ten years of experience in delivering enterprise-level solutions with a strong focus in mining and resources. Having begun his career as a developer in the Microsoft space, Christopher’s technical strengths are now centred on the design and development of business solutions primarily on Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint.
Passionate about creating rich user experiences in SharePoint using client-side technologies, Christopher also has a strong interest in facilitating workshops to identify requirements and utilising best practices in Information Architecture in system and web site design and development.
Thursday 3rd March
12:15PM – 1:15PM
Microsoft Seminar Room, Level 3
100 St Georges Tce