Speaking at Collab365 Global Conference – Application modernisation using Microsoft Azure

It is great to announce that I am selected to speak in the most famous online event for Office 365 and Azure – Collab365 – Register for the event it free.

Application modernisation using Microsoft Azure

In this session, we are going to look at how the cloud technologies can help in applications modernisation. How Cloud can help and what the aspects you need to look at for a successful transformation.
You Will Learn:
  • Road to the cloud
  • Re-architect solutions to benefit from the cloud
  • Requirements for a successful transformation


I am speaking at the Collab365 Summit May 2016

I am excited to be selected as a speaker in the largest Office 365 and Azure virtual conference Collab365 Summit – May 10th-12th 2016


It is a free event for all the attendees, Register NOW to attend three days of awesomeness. The event will include live session from Microsoft HQ in Seattle, and you can access the session from any device.

Session Title: Stories from the field on how to build an engaging intranet
In this session, We will share real world experience for successful and failed Intranet implementation. We are going to discuss how SharePoint helped in the success of the implementation or the failure of it. Most of the businesses blame SharePoint (the technology element) that it is the cause of poor adoption, project failures. However, organisations miss elements like people, processes, training…etc. We will see how to plan for effective SharePoint implementation for intranets, things to avoid. we will discuss Start-Stop-Continue strategy.
You Will Learn:

  • SharePoint implementation common pitfalls
  • Factors for successful and failed Intranet implementation
  • Start-Stop-Continue strategy for intranets
  • What is a business use case
Suitable For:
Business Analyst Power User
Time: 12 May 2016 7Pm – 8PM GMT


Speaking at the first Collab365 Global Conference

I have been selected at the first Collab365 conference. It is a unique conference. This conference will run for 24 hours continuously, it includes speakers from the 6 continents. it is online and free to attend.


My session will be in the business track, it is “Cloud Adoption Strategies”. In this session I will be discussing how organisations can harness the benefits of the cloud, what are key steps to change the organisation to be cloud ready.

Register today

Presenting at the First SharePoint Saturday in London

I am very pleased to be selected as speaker in the first SharePoint Saturday in London. I am a regular speaker in SharePoint Saturday UK that is done in Midlands. However, London SharePoint Saturday is different which represents the main SharePoint Saturday for the big city.

I am glad to be selected among great speakers from all over Europe.


I will be speaking about the latest features in Power BI and how the business can use it to provide real self service BI.

If you are in London on 11th July, make sure to register for the event

Speaking at the SPBIZ conference

It is great to be selected as a speaking in the first SharePoint business focused online conference – SPBiz


SPBiz brings insights and knowledge to help your business benefit from SharePoint, wherever you are. If you want to get the most out of your SharePoint platform, this is THE conference for you. Free to attend as a delegate, bringing influential speakers and direction setters in the SharePoint community directly to your device.

The conference is over two days with over 60 sessions by speakers from all the world. The conference is over two days June 17th & 18th 2015.

spbiz speakers

I am having 2 sessions this year

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Power BI–SPChat with SharePoint-community.neT

I am glad to be invited by SharePoint-Community.Net for one their monthly SPChat events. The session will discuss Power BI technology.

Download calendar invite [Make sure you have a valid account, see below]

SPChat is one hour online session to discuss a specific topic, It is a Q&A about a particular subject around SharePoint or O365. The format for an SPChat is as follows:

  1. On 30th April login to SharePoint-Community.net Chat Room.
  2. SPChat host introduces the speaker and the topic.
  3. At this point the other people in the Chat Room will ask questions about Power BI every time I say “Next Question”.
  4. The chat will last for about one hour.

Please make sure you have a verified account on SharePoint-Community.Net beforehand. I recommend doing this now.

Please join the session and be ready with all your questions about Power BI and Office 365.

[Update 1st May 2015] You can read the Q&A transcript SPChat Transcript – PowerBI with MVP, Marwan Tarek 

SPS Stockholm–An Amazing Experience

On February 2015, i travelled to Stockholm to deliver my session for SharePoint Saturday Stockholm 2015. My session was focusing Power BI.

Build engaging dashboards and reports using Office 365 Power BI
Microsoft is driving the technology innovation through cloud first strategy. Power BI is a collection of tools that enables user to visualise data and provides organisations with self service business intelligence tools through Excel. In this session, we are going to explore Power BI components and understand what are the business challenges that Power BI can solve.

I was not expecting such an amazing event. the experience was great, it was one of the best SharePoint Saturday events I have attended. Thanks to Matthias Einig and Erwin van Hunen for the great organisation. Their attention to details is superseding any other SharePoint Saturday I have attended.

The event hosted around 300 attendees, speakers from all around Europe, strong bunch of sponsors.

Looking forward to next year event.

See all the event pictures on the event Flicker page. This is a picture for all the speakers at the end of the day.

SharePoint Information Architecture for End Users Webinar Recording

Large number of people attended my SharePoint Information Architecture for End Users that was hosted by SharePoint Europe on January 2015. We got more than 150 attendees for the webinar with a lot of positive feedback on the quality of the presentation and the content.

If you didn’t manage to attend the webinar you can still watch the recording SharePoint Information Architecture for End Users Webinar, and you can see answers to the questions posted by the attendees Your Questions Answered by Marwan Tarek.