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#ShiftHappens Podcast

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It’s story first in this entertaining IT and Microsoft 365 focused podcast. Host Dux Raymond Sy talks with the industry’s brightest stars about their most challenging modern workplace or digital transformation project. #ShiftHappens highlights the players, organizational hurdles, and last-minute surprises that inevitably arise when ambitious people try to impact their workspace.

It’s story first in this entertaining IT and Microsoft 365 focused podcast. Host Dux Raymond Sy talks with the industry’s brightest stars about their most challenging modern workplace or digital transformation project. #ShiftHappens highlights the players, organizational hurdles, and last-minute surprises that inevitably arise when ambitious people try to impact their workspace.

Location:

United States

Description:

It’s story first in this entertaining IT and Microsoft 365 focused podcast. Host Dux Raymond Sy talks with the industry’s brightest stars about their most challenging modern workplace or digital transformation project. #ShiftHappens highlights the players, organizational hurdles, and last-minute surprises that inevitably arise when ambitious people try to impact their workspace.

Language:

English


Episodes

S4 E6: Diversity + Inclusion in Tech with Abadesi Osunsade

1/13/2021
Abadesi started the Hustle Crew to help organizations examine and overcome their biases to become higher performing and more inclusive. We talk about where the tech industry is doing well and where it still needs some work to foster more diversity.

Duration:00:34:54

S4 E5: Tenant to Tenant Migration at Ordina with Jo Geeraerts

1/6/2021
Jo lead a project team of 20 people to combine two M365 tenants with 2,000 users and 12 TB. Hear how they justified, executed, and measured the success of the project.

Duration:00:32:03

S4 E4: Teams Adoption at University of Florida IFAS with Joe Gasper and Dewayne Hyatt

12/9/2020
Joe Gasper and Dewayne Hyatt have driven 5,600 miles across the state of Florida to work with 15 academic departments, 90 research centers and 67 county governments on their Teams adoption. Hear their strategies for connecting with users and why their Jurassic County project was a big hit.

Duration:00:32:53

S4 E3: Employee Engagement with M365 at Spinnaker Software with Helen Behm

12/2/2020
Hear how Helen moved from spending most of her day pointing employees to information to empowering them to access it through a SharePoint intranet portal and Yammer. She brings a unique HR perspective that will benefit anyone working on modern workplace projects.

Duration:00:33:44

S4 E2: Service Modernization at City of Seattle with Dan Lewis and Robb Landis

11/18/2020
We talk to Dan Lewis about his journey from Microsoft to the City of Seattle where he and Robb Landis accelerated their Microsoft 365 and Teams deployment across 39 departments from financial to fire and police.

Duration:00:31:34

S4 E1: Service Design at Department of Veterans Affairs with Clarice Chan

11/11/2020
After careful consideration on whether she was living her “best product market fit,” Clarice Chan transitioned from a successful career at Microsoft to working as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs where she made an incredible impact to how Veterans communicate with the department.

Duration:00:47:02

S3 E6: O365 at Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services with Eric Brown

9/23/2020
Eric went from a career in law enforcement to driving digital transformation at FDACS. Hear how this agency has successfully adopted Teams, how they collaborate with other agencies that have separate tenants, and how he is thinking about cloud consolidation.

Duration:00:27:07

S3 E5: MSFT Teams “Triage” at Bala Consulting Engineering with Matt Ezold

9/9/2020
Bala started on its Teams journey a month before COVID and had to accelerate adoption overnight. Learn how Matt handled the scramble, resulting Teams surge and why for him, digital transformation now is about consolidation and cleaning the environment.

Duration:00:35:12

S3 E4: PowerBI, PowerPlatform at Trek Bikes with Steve Novoselac

8/26/2020
"Big events cause big changes,” says Steve. Hear how Trek Bikes’s modern workplace has evolved over the last decade as a serial early adopter. Steve also dives into how the company has been successful with PowerBi and PowerPlatform.

Duration:00:31:46

S3 E3: Scaling Office 365 at the State of Indiana with Vanessa Williams

8/12/2020
Vanessa and a team of two are supporting 100 agencies and 36,000 users within a central Office 365 tenant. Learn how she prepped the migration, is looking to scale support and thinks about crucial concepts like guest access.

Duration:00:36:10

S3 E2: Microsoft Teams Adoption at McLean Bible Church with Matt Pugh

7/29/2020
IT Director Matt Pugh talks about the “mega-church’s” journey to adopting Teams and private channels for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating the humanitarian response to COVID-19.

Duration:00:29:01

S3 E1: Office 365 in the UNSW Classroom with Dr. David Kellermann

7/15/2020
Hear how Dr. Kellerman created such an impressive “relentlessly collaborative” environment across Teams and Office 365 that he found himself presenting to Satya Nadella and on the keynote stage for Inspire. His experiences and lessons learned are relevant for every type of organization thinking about knowledge management.

Duration:00:56:33

S2 BONUS EPISODE: Azure + DevOps at H&M with Jakob Knutsson

6/17/2020
Jakob is the lead cloud architect at H&M, and his team is helping the global retailer innovate faster with the power of the cloud. Hear how his team has helped scale 100 devops projects in 3 months at H&M and making the shift to a cloud first mindset.

Duration:00:20:33

S2 E6: Rapid MSFT Teams Deployment at METC with Jeff Godderz

6/3/2020
Jeff was able to move his local government entity to the cloud and into Microsoft Teams right before the COVID pandemic. He talks about the challenges they are tackling around adoption, records, first-line workers and more!

Duration:00:25:19

S2 E5: O365 “as a Service” at Deloitte with Rob Foster

5/20/2020
Rob discusses how Deloitte manages the pace of change, creates accountability through charge-back models, and his teams’ best practices for overseeing a large, advanced deployment of Office 365.

Duration:00:42:59

S2 E4: Microsoft Teams at Global Franchise Food Chain with Jaime LaPorte

5/6/2020
Jamie played a key role in helping one of the largest companies in the world adopt Microsoft Teams. Hear the strategies that worked, the challenges she faced, and the insights she developed from user engagement. Note: This was recorded prior to the COVID pandemic.

Duration:00:26:06

S2 E3: Office 365 for First Line Workers at Belgian Police with Vincent Moreau

4/22/2020
In 2015, Vincent and his team realized that terrorists and criminals had access to mobile technology and cloud tools so their police force should too. Listen to his story of how he successfully implemented Office 365 and how officers are using Yammer and Teams to actually catch criminals faster.

Duration:00:35:02

S2 E2: Modern Intranets at Wells Fargo with Christy Punch

4/15/2020
Christy has been leading the shift from a SharePoint 2010 based intranet to a modern portal with a .Net architecture with microservices leveraging SharePoint 2016. Hear the insights she derived from a year-long user research and prototype project as well as the innovative solutions that derived from that process that are currently driving company culture. Note: this was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:39:44

S2 E1: Seamless Teamwork at Microsoft with Keshav Puttaswamy

4/1/2020
Ever wonder how Microsoft manages its own modern workplace?. Keshav shares insights on his “seamless teamwork” framework, the move from Skype to Teams, compliant collaboration, preparing to support 50,000 employees to work from home and more! Links: https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/blog/

Duration:00:26:11

S1 E6: Managing MSFT Teams at ISS Sweden with Christine Poulsen

2/18/2020
Christine has been on a two year O365 migration and adoption journey at the Swedish division of the 10 billion dollar company ISS Facility Services. Hear about how she has shut the door on the old ways of working while still supporting the business and tracking adoption progress.

Duration:00:35:53