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Welcome to the BuckeyeSPUG site!

 We are a group of local professionals with a passion for SharePoint. The group is open to anyone with an interest in working with the SharePoint technologies. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month.  Free to attend.  Food and drinks provided.​ twitter.pngfacebook.pnglinkedin.png

Next Meeting: November 17th - 5:30 pm @ Microsoft Office

8800 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH, 43240


5:30pm - 6:00pm --> Food Sponsor's Presentation

6:00pm - 7:30pm --> Main Presentation

7:30pm +           --> SharePint @ The Pub



Mario Fulan
Company: Avanade
Twitter handle: @MarioFulan

Interchange Digital Workplace - A case study 

Office 365 and SharePoint are extremely popular tools for building and deploying intranets today.  However, many customers we work with at Avanade are struggling to realize the business value from their intranets that they expect and desire.  This can largely be attributed to the significant and growing gap realized by employees between their personal innovation & the innovation offered to them in the workplace.  According to Forbes, roughly 71% of employees are disengaged at work, costing businesses billions in lost productivity and turnover.
Avanade has teamed up with Akumina and are using their InterChange Digital Workplace software platform to turn employee engagement from a sunk cost into a differentiating asset for many of our clients.  InterChange is built on top of Office 365 and SharePoint and leverages the power of Azure to provide contextual and personalized "Apps" for each unique user and for each unique task while delivering a hub-like digital backbone framework to connect and unify all of the disparate technologies inside an enterprises technology ecosystem.
We’ll be discussing the InterChange platform and giving a demonstration of the capabilities it delivers and how we’ve seen it provide accelerated “time to business value” for our customers.

Speaker Bio

Mario recently became a Technology Innovation Advisor for Avanade working in their Digital Market Unit. Prior to that Mario worked at Microsoft for approximately 15 years and held positions as a consultant, architect, and strategic advisor.  Mario has a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University and has been active in the IT industry for over thirty years.  Mario started his IT career as an application developer but has deep experience across development, infrastructure, data analytics, and architecture.  He has worked with SharePoint in many roles including chief architect, solution developer, and trainer. Mario has been developing solutions in SharePoint dating back to 2005 and Mario is a Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and a charter Microsoft Certified Solution Master for SharePoint 2013.





Special thanks to this month's Dinner Sponsor!

What we believe in

Our values are shorthand for who we are and what we stand for, and they influence the behaviors and decisions we make each day. At Avanade we’re guided in everything we do by our five core values:
  • We change things for the better.
  • We innovate with passion and purpose.
  • We deliver with excellence.
  • We believe everyone counts.
  • We act with integrity and respect.
Our people lie at the heart of our vision and values. They’re the source of our digital expertise. They make our success – and our clients’ success – possible



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Special Thanks to the 2016 BuckeyeSPUG Sponsors!

Computer Enterprises, Inc.