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Laurie Pottmeyer  
Microsoft, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Community Lead United States
Laurie has spent 15 years at Microsoft managing user adoption and pre-release programs for Live Meeting, OCS, Lync, Skype for Business and Teams - helping to build better products and getting people to use them.  Through this work, she's learned the most important thing is to understand what users are trying to get done and then show them how they could do the same work more efficiently through a new way of working. Only then will they see the benefits and be open to change.

Laurie's current role as Community Lead for Microsoft Teams is unique and demonstrates the commitment from Teams to understand, listen, and ultimately build a high-quality product around the needs of users. She manages the virtual Microsoft Tech Community, is working to create a robust network of worldwide community events and user groups, and continues to mobilize the MVP Community to share their expertise on Teams.  Laurie's always listening for success stories, looking to connect people, and learning through experience.