Joel played a pivotal role in the success of Microsoft SharePoint as the first full-time employee hired in IT to deploy and manage it at Microsoft in 2000. He would later manage the collaboration team at Microsoft which included file shares, personal storage, and the global SharePoint platform. He was a key solution architect for the first beta of SharePoint Online prior to popular Office 365. As a Senior Product Manager on the SharePoint team, he managed the IT audience and was the voice of the IT professional for SharePoint. Since his time at Microsoft he’s been part of a few startups, designed SharePoint products, run enterprise collaboration engineering and dev teams.
Joel is an adventure traveller. His passion for travel, technology, transforming lives and building community has taken him around the world many times in his quest to see every country in the world. You may find him circumnavigating the globe as a SharePoint evangelist speaking and connecting with business leaders and IT folks in over 100 countries. He is frequently recognised in top Office 365 & SharePoint Influencers. Joel is currently Director of Business Development at Konica Minolta Business.
You can connect with him:
Linkedin: Joel Oleson