Business Continuity & Productivity

IN THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE

25-27 August, 2020

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#SHIFTHAPPENS WEEK ONLINE

IS COMING TO APAC

#ShiftHappens has helped thousands of organisations in North America and Europe implement insanely actionable modern workplace strategies that optimise their digital transformation.

Now we are coming to APAC!

We are bringing together the top business leaders and IT professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and other members of ASEAN for this powerful virtual conference.

Best of virtual? It is now FREE.

Each day will feature sessions from experts that have been through it all, sharing best practices as well as success (and failure) stories on how they optimised their Microsoft 365 and SharePoint investments.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr David Kellermann

Dr David Kellermann

Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
UNSW

Jared Spataro

Jared Spataro

Corporate Vice President,
Microsoft

Professor Annie Koh

Professor Annie Koh

PhD in Finance
V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship
Vice President, Business Development,
Singapore Management University

Debbie Ireland

Debbie Ireland

MICROSOFT REGIONAL DIRECTOR & CEO,
ShareThePoint

Lawrence Ang

Lawrence Ang

EX-CIO,
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Vanessa Williams

Kirsty McGrath

Microsoft MVP, Managing Director & Adoption Consultant,
OnPoint Solutions

Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang

Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang

Co-CEO and Co-Founder,
AvePoint

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Digital Information Analyst,
Airways New Zealand

Jeffrey Griffith

Jeffrey Griffith

Deputy General Manager,
Devonport City Council

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Day One - 25 August 2020

11:00am-11:40am AEST
9:00am-9:40am SGT

Keynote - Integrating Microsoft Office 365 Into Your Modern Workplace

Dr. Kellerman, from the University of New South Wales Engineering faculty, has become the gold standard for integrating Microsoft 365 in the classroom. He will demonstrate how his classroom works along with tips and tricks for how to further integrate Microsoft Office 365 into any work environment. From identifying opportunities to leverage advanced features to changing ingrained user habits, Dr. Kellerman will show big changes are within our reach.

English
Dr David KellermannDr David Kellermann
(UNSW)
11:50am-12:30pm AEST
9:50am-10:30am SGT

Sustainable Microsoft Teams Adoption - What the Smartest Organisations Have Done to Get There

With built-in integration with the full Microsoft 365 stack, it’s easier than ever for end-users to create a team and start collaborating. But if that’s the case, why is your organisation’s user adoption rate for Microsoft Teams so much lower than it is for Outlook? What actually makes up a good Microsoft Teams adoption program? Can you simplify the adoption process? Interested in hearing about what the smartest organisations have done to achieve ongoing success? Join Kirsty McGrath (MVP) for her top tips on successful Teams adoption and hear about simple, sustainable adoption stories from the field.

English
Kirsty McGrathKirsty McGrath
(MVP)
12:40pm-1:20pm AEST
10:40am-11:20am SGT

Beyond Challenging: Proactive Data Strategies in Unprecedented Times of Change

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, organisations across the globe were confronted with multiple challenges all at the same time – how to stay connected, provide data and technical capabilities – all while ensuring the security of their information as well as responsible data practices. While the initial crisis required one set of skills, the evolution of requirements as enterprises begin to pivot from crisis management to the next wave of innovation requires the balancing of innovation with best practices in data management, governance, privacy and security. Dana Simberkoff, AvePoint's Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer will speak about how to solve data security challenges in an evolving COVID landscape and the importance of having responsible data practices that enable business innovation.

English
Dana SimberkoffDana Simberkoff
(AvePoint)
1:30pm-2:10pm AEST
11:30am-12:10pm SGT

From Shock to the New Normal - How Higher Learning Institutions Survive and Thrive During the Great Disruption

The COVID-19 global pandemic is the black swan event of epic proportions, even the traditionally recession proof industry of higher learning institutions, many with nearly one hundred-year histories, are now severely disrupted and potentially existentially challenged.

However, with great disruption also comes great opportunity for innovation, for positive change, and even opportunities on democratisation of education. In this session, Professor Annie Koh of Singapore Management University and Dr Tianyi (TJ) Jiang of AvePoint will discuss major challenges and real examples of innovation and creativity with major IHLs in Singapore and beyond.

Professor Annie Koh is a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator, and commentator. Professor Koh is Vice President for Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Finance (practice) at the Singapore Management University (SMU). She is also the Academic Director of the Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute. She has previously held the positions of Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and Dean, Office of Executive and Professional Education, at SMU.

Dr. Jiang is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of AvePoint. He is now spearheading the AvePoint EduTech initiative, a new SaaS Education Software company founded and headquartered in Singapore.

English
Professor Annie KohProfessor Annie Koh
(Singapore Management University)

Tianyi (TJ) JiangDr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang
(AvePoint)

Day Two - 26 August 2020

11:00am-11:40am AEST​​
9:00am-9:40am SGT

The Future of Work and Learning

English
Jared SpataroJared Spataro
(Microsoft)
11:50am-12:30pm AEST
9:50am-10:30am SGT

Modern Project Management with Microsoft Teams, Planner & To Do

There is an old adage, “if you want something done, ask a busy person.” It certainly seems true that busy people DO get things done – but is it because they’re busy or because they’re good at keeping up with what needs doing? Using Microsoft Teams, To-Do and Planner, Debbie will walk you through a modern approach to task and project management – one that you can start using immediately without any special configuration. Debbie will also provide live examples of how agile project collaboration and management can be achieved. Look at processes to improve your productivity and plan and track team activities.

English
Debbie IrelandDebbie Ireland
(Microsoft RD)
1:30pm-2:10pm AEST
11:30am-12:10pm SGT

From Skype for Business to Teams: Migrating 40,000 accounts in GroupM to a Modern Collaboration and Communication Platform

As a global organisation, GroupM and its various subsidiaries leverage modern communication technology to ensure effective inter-company and inter-country collaboration and communication. As part of this, GroupM embarked on a journey this year to upgrade the existing Skype for Business setup to Microsoft Teams. Not just being a technical upgrade of 40,000+ accounts, one of the goals of this project was to ensure that GroupM’s employees will also be able to fully utilise the new technology and leverage its capabilities.

In this session, Rene Modery, APAC Office 365 Project Manager and Microsoft Office Apps & Services MVP, will share details of this journey, including how the change was managed and communicated to ensure maximum transparency for all stakeholders, and how it was executed in an accelerated timeframe due to this year's Covid-19 situation.

English
René ModeryRené Modery
(GroupM)

Day Three - 27 August 2020

11:00am-11:40am AEST
9:00am-9:40am SGT

Compliance Done Right: Airways New Zealand’s Journey Towards Public Records Compliance in Microsoft Office 365

Starting in 2015, Airways NZ started its move from an aging on-premise infrastructure to the cloud. Although the cloud environment provided Airways NZ with a challenge to ensure electronic records were compliant and meeting Archive New Zealand’s Mandatory Standards for Public Records, they have found a way to achieve it.

In this session, Jenny Ryan, Digital Information Analyst from Airways NZ will share a great deal of what they have learned in their journey towards PRA (Public Records Act 2005) compliance in Microsoft Office 365 and how they managed to craft a solution that met all the ‘must have’ records compliance requirements.

Eric Lam, ACS Engineer from AvePoint will also talk about his experiences working collaboratively with Airways NZ and how he helped translate all their business classification scheme, retention and disposal rules into a solution that is not just “compliant by stealth” but also requires minimal to no user input.

English
Jenny RyanJenny Ryan
(Airways NZ)

Eric LamEric Lam
(AvePoint)
11:50am-12:30pm AEST
9:50am-10:30am SGT

Leading Through Change: What Devonport City Council Learnt on Their Journey
to Enable True Digital and Cultural Transformation

The global pandemic (COVID-19) has presented unprecedented challenges for federal, state and local governments, who quickly realised that they were not well-equipped with the technology and knowledge to enable a strong digital workforce. Devonport City Council was not one of these organisations thanks to a two-year digital transformation journey they had undertaken.

Jeff Griffith, Deputy General Manager at Devonport City Council will share the story of their journey and what they did to drive digital and cultural transformation. Jeff will also share his insights and learnings about the change required across every aspect of the organisation as they initiated their cloud first strategy.

Alyssa Blackburn, AvePoint's Director of Records and Information Management Strategy will also share actionable recommendations on how to simplify and digitalise records and information management processes for public sector organisations based on an in-depth study of 100+ RM professionals that she commissioned.

English
Jeffrey GriffithJeffrey Griffith
(Devonport City Council)

Alyssa BlackburnAlyssa Blackburn
(AvePoint)
12:40pm-1:20pm AEST
10:40am-11:20am SGT

When Knowledge Management is no more a Catch Phrase

In a dynamic world predisposed by uncertainties and disruptions, it is more important than ever for successful organisations to deliver trustworthy and easy-to-find information and knowledge to their employees as and when they most need it.

Join Lawrence Ang in this session as he shares his perspectives on effective knowledge management (KM) to the wider business, and what you should consider when developing a KM strategy that is fit-for-purpose for your organisations.

He will also discuss how to develop a corporate culture of knowledge-sharing and collaboration to improve your organisational capabilities for agile and effective decision-making and policy-making.

With over 30 years’ working experience across regions and industries, Lawrence will also share real-life examples of how effective KM programs have contributed to riding waves of business disruptions, ensuring business continuity and mitigating risks.

English
Lawrence AngLawrence Ang
(MAS)

Stay tuned! More sessions to be announced soon.

*As a global organisation, we recognise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on many of the countries and regions in which we operate. To stand behind these communities, AvePoint will donate US$5 for every unique attendee of #ShiftHappens Week Online 2020 to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, up to the amount of US$5,000.