Two weeks to go till ESPC17
27 October 2017 | 0
From 13-16 November, more than 2,000 professionals will gather at The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference (ESPC) at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Now in its sixth year, and hosted for the first time in Ireland, this four-day event includes; more than 100 expert sessions from Microsoft-certified MVPs, MCMs and the very best in field, eight full day tutorials, four inspirational keynotes, hands on labs, and an exhibition of more than 70 vendors in the SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure space. It is a year’s worth of learning in just four days.
The conference programme features established experts organised across three tracks: Developer, IT Pro, and Business, and with topics that are relevant whether you are all in the cloud, on premises, or combining capabilities in a hybrid environment. Also, extended sessions on the broader Office 365 landscape as well as Azure development. You will also see the newest developments in SharePoint, and learn best practices from the field.
The theme for this year is ESPC17 – Your Guide to Organisational Change. This year’s programme will act as a guide that will help conference attendees to navigate the technology that is going to enable organisational change. Because more than ever, every organisation is a software organisation. Examples arise every month of traditional practices and models being radically improved by applying the power of technology to rethink how patterns and practices function. Organisations need to adapt these technologies to best fit their value models, their customers, and their work styles to achieve these breakthroughs. SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure provide extensive, honed tools to support organisational change, but we are all called to tailor and adapt these tools to achieve the best outcomes for ourselves, and for our organisation.
On Tuesday 14 November Jeff Teper, corporate vice president – Office, OneDrive & SharePoint at Microsoft, will open the conference where he will deliver the latest updates on product features and roadmap to the European Community. Teper leads the team responsible for Office Shared Experiences, Core Applications, OneDrive, and SharePoint. He led the creation of SharePoint Portal Server which became one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing businesses, which has earned him the title ‘Father of SharePoint’.
Teper will be joined by 23 of his colleagues from Microsoft Corp, USA, who will deliver expert sessions on the latest hot topics. The conference, which began in Germany in 2011, has travelled through Scandinavia, to Spain and most recently, Austria in 2016. “We felt it was time to bring it to Dublin,” says general manager Tracy O’Connell. “Our delegates were calling for it to be in Dublin. There is such a thriving tech scene here, plus it holds such an appeal to people who want to experience the fun and social side that happens alongside big conferences like this. With all this in mind Dublin was the ideal place to bring the community together.