Event and Travel Plans for Q1 2019

Presenting to SPS Ahmedabad 2019

I’m trying to get better about posting my online and event activities, and so this is a listing of what has already concluded in January, and the rest of the quarter ahead, with quite a few events happening in the coming weeks, including two that I am helping to organize locally — Microsoft 365 Friday (Feb 8th), and the 8th annual SharePoint Saturday Utah (Feb 9th), both of which my company is also sponsoring. Of course, if you live anywhere close to the mountain west of the US, there is the massive Silicon Slopes Tech Summit happening this Thursday and Friday at the Salt Palace in downtown SLC, with more than 20,000 tech and business people coming together for huge keynotes, sessions, panels and networking. It was a fantastic event last year with more than 15,000 attendees, and I’m looking forward to attending again — especially with Microsoft participating as a title sponsor this year! If you’d like to attend but do not have a ticket, let me know — the user group has a few to still hand out.

Here’s my upcoming schedule, so far (with past events grayed out):

Jan 12, 2019

SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach

Presenting lunchtime keynote “How Personality and Culture Determine Collaboration Success”

Jan 15, 2019

Office 365 Productivity Tips “New Year Brouhaha”

Webinar with Tom Duff (@duffbert) providing Office and Office 365 productivity tips for end users.

Jan 16, 2019

Office Hours at Kiln in Lehi

Providing pro bono marketing strategy guidance to startups and entrepreneurs

Jan 23, 2019

Office Hours at Kiln in SLC

Providing pro bono marketing strategy guidance to startups and entrepreneurs

Jan 24, 2019

CMO Roundtable

Leading a local community group for senior marketing leaders and creatives, hosted by Kiln in Lehi, Utah

Jan 29, 2019

#ESPC18 Community Reporter Update #2

Webinar and live stream with fellow MVP Community Reporters from the European SharePoint Conference, sharing our recommendations on topics and speakers from the prior event that deserve a second look.

Jan 29, 2019

CollabTalk TweetJam

“The Keys to Employee Adoption and Engagement” monthly community discussion on various collaboration topics, with a panel of MVPs, RDs, experts and influencers from around the world

Jan 30, 2019

Webinar: “Microsoft Teams has Moved the IA Cheese”

Hosted by IntraTeam, I’ll be talking about the complexity of your Office 365 information architecture (IA) and outline the various components from SharePoint, Teams, Groups, and the other Office 365 workloads

Feb 6, 2019

#ESPC webinar

“Navigating the Inner and Outer Loops of Office 365” Repeat of my Copenhagen presentation

Feb 7, 2019

Office 365 Productivity Tips “February Frenzy”

Webinar with Tom Duff (@duffbert) providing Office and Office 365 productivity tips for end users.

Feb 8, 2019

Microsoft 365 Friday

Pre-day event for SharePoint Saturday Utah, for executives who want to learn more about the latest Microsoft 365, SharePoint, and Azure capabilities. Hosted by Kiln in Lehi, Utah.

Feb 9, 2019

SharePoint Saturday Utah

8th annual free technology event in the Salt Lake area, with speakers and sponsors from around the world. Besides helping to organize the event, I’ll be presenting my session “Extending Your SharePoint Information Architecture to Microsoft Teams”

Feb 13, 2019

Office Hours at Kiln in Lehi

Providing pro bono marketing strategy guidance to startups and entrepreneurs

Feb 19, 2019

#ESPC18 Community Reporter Update #3

Webinar and live stream with fellow MVP Community Reporters from the European SharePoint Conference, sharing our recommendations on topics and speakers from the prior event that deserve a second look.

Feb 20, 2019

Office Hours at Kiln in SLC

Providing pro bono marketing strategy guidance to startups and entrepreneurs

Feb 21, 2019

CMO Roundtable

Leading a local community group for senior marketing leaders and creatives, hosted by Kiln in Lehi, Utah

Feb 26-28, 2019

IntraTeam Copenhagen 2019

Presenting keynote “The Rise of the Digital Workplace Champion” and conducting a half-day workshop “Extending Your Information Architecture to Microsoft Teams”

Mar 13, 2019

Office Hours at Kiln in Lehi

Providing pro bono marketing strategy guidance to startups and entrepreneurs

Mar 14, 2019

Office 365 Productivity Tips “March Melee”

Webinar with Tom Duff (@duffbert) providing Office and Office 365 productivity tips for end users.

Mar 17-22

MVP Global Summit

Attending the annual Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue, Washington

Mar 27, 2019

Office Hours at Kiln in SLC

Providing pro bono marketing strategy guidance to startups and entrepreneurs

Mar 28, 2019

CMO Roundtable

Leading a local community group for senior marketing leaders and creatives, hosted by Kiln in Lehi, Utah

I’m sure more will be added in the coming weeks. A couple additional webinars currently in discussion, but no other planned travel until Q2.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP, and the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Lehi, Utah, through which he provides fractional-CMO for partners in the Microsoft ecosystem.