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Joel Oleson RD
Blizzard Entertainment, Senior IT Manager
United States
Joel played a pivotal role in the success of Microsoft SharePoint as the first full time dedicated employee hired by Microsoft IT to deploy and operate it internally. He was the first architect for the first beta of SharePoint Online prior to popular Office 365. Joel was Senior Technical Product Manager for SharePoint when it really took off in 2007 as a key voice of the product for the IT audience. Since his time at Microsoft 10 years ago he's focused on evangelizing intranet and collaboration solutions while growing and connecting the global technology community traveling to diverse places sharing technology, transforming lives and in his quest to build communities around the world. He has been recognized in the industry as top blogger, influencer for Intranets, SharePoint & Office 365. Recently he was recognized by Microsoft and awarded Regional Director for his community contributions and influence.