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23 Dec 2021 One-minute read

I am a passionate advocate for technology community, and am a regular speaker at events and organiser of user groups, and helper at conferences.

Regular Community Activities

I am the Hat of the GreyHatBeard podcast (greyhatbeard.com)

I am co-organiser of the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance User Group (https://m365sandcug.tech/home)


Speaking Events

Date Event Sessions Location
Jun 4 2022
Scottish Summit, 2022
The Happy Hour Etiquette panel on the etiquette of Microsoft 365
Glasgow, UK
Oct 15 2021
South Coast Summit, 2021
An Introduction to Identity Governance
Manage permissions with Entitlements
Southampton, UK
Sep 15 2021
Commsverse, 2021
How to organise a successful meeting
Data Classification: What are the options?
Mercedes Benz World, UK
Aug 28 2021
India Cloud Security Summit, 2021
Am I Entitled? How to manage access with Azure AD Entitlements
Online
Jun 4 2021
M365 Chicago, 2021
How to measure Wellbeing and Productivity using Viva Insights
Online
May 29 2021
SharePoint Saturday - Cologne, 2021
How to measure Wellbeing and Productivity using Viva Insights
Online
May 15 2021
SharePoint Saturday - Philly, 2021
Viva Insights: How to measure wellbeing and productivity
Online
May 12 2021
Teams Nation, 2021
How to measure Wellbeing and Productivity using Viva Insights
Online
May 11 2021
Happy Hour Etiquette, May, 2021
Panel on etiquette
Online
Apr 26 2021
M365 Marathon, 2021
Why Microsoft To Do is good for your mental health
How to measure Wellbeing and Productivity using Viva Insights
Online
Mar 19 2021
MCT Summit, 2021
Security & Compliance: Core Concepts Explained
Online
Mar 16 2021
Azure UG, Maidenhead, Mar, 2021
Security & Compliance: Core Concepts Explained
Online
Mar 9 2021
Happy Hour Etiquette, Mar, 2021
Panel on etiquette
Online
Feb 27 2021
Scottish Summit, 2021
Why Microsoft To Do is good for your mental health
Online
Feb 17 2021
Microsoft Tech Days
An introduction to Power Platform
Online
Feb 9 2021
Happy Hour Etiquette, Feb, 2021
Panel on etiquette
Online
Jan 28 2021
CollabDays - Birmingham, 2021
How to measure Wellbeing and Productivity using Workplace Analytics
Online
Jan 26 2021
Microsoft Cloud UG - South Coast, Jan, 2021
Managing security for Teams and M365 using Entitlements
Online
Nov 13 2020
M365 Chicago, 2020
Am I Entitled?
Online
Nov 3 2020
Power Platform UG - Leeds, Lockdown 13
Model-Driven Power Apps for Dummies (and non-Dynamics folks)
Online
Oct 24 2020
CollabDays - Alps, 2020
Security & Compliance: Core Concepts Explained
Online
Oct 24 2020
CollabDays - Benelux, 2020
Why Microsoft To Do is good for your mental health
Online
Oct 10 2020
CollabDays - Lisbon, 2020
How to use Sensitivity Labels to secure your content
Online
Oct 9 2020
Teams Fest, 2020
The Greyhatbeard Guide to Entitlement
Online
Sep 12 2020
SharePoint Saturday - Warsaw, 2020
To-Do, Doing, Done: How to manage work
Online
Sep 9 2020
Collabn365, GlobalCon4
How to use Office 365 to carry out structured ceremonies to increase productivity!
Online
Sep 9 2020
Collabn365, GlobalCon3
Why Microsoft To Do is good for your mental health
Online
Jun 25 2020
Power Platform UG - Notts, June, 2020
Model-Driven Power Apps for Dummies (and non-Dynamics folks)
Online
May 12 2020
Power Platform UG - Black Country, May, 2020
Model-Driven Power Apps for Dummies (and non-Dynamics folks)
Online
Apr 3 2020
SharePoint Saturday - Warsaw, 2020
To-Do, Doing, Done: How to manage work
Online
Apr 1 2020
Teams Fest, Spring, 2020
Managing Work in Teams
Online
Feb 29 2020
Scottish Summit, 2020
Inclusion By Design
Glasgow, UK
Dec 7 2019
SharePoint Saturday - Oslo, 2019
To-Do: Manage Tasks Effectively
Oslo, Norway
Nov 16 2019
SharePoint Saturday - Leicester, 2019
Productivity in an Age of Collaboration
Leicester, UK
Oct 29 2019
Azure UG, Kent, Oct, 2019
Security in an Age of Collaboration
Ashford, UK
Oct 19 2019
SharePoint Saturday - Brussels, 2019
Security in an Age of Collaboration
Brussels, Belgium
Oct 2 2019
Future Decoded, 2019
How to create a digitally inclusive culture with PowerApps
London, UK
Sep 14 2019
SharePoint Saturday - Stockholm, 2019
To-Do: Manage Tasks Effectively
Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 1 2019
SharePoint Saturday - London, 2019
Productivity in an Age of Collaboration
London, UK
Mar 26 2019
Azure UG, Maidenhead, Mar, 2019
Security in an Age of Collaboration
Maidenhead, UK
Nov 10 2018
SharePoint Saturday - Leicester, 2018
To-Do: Manage Tasks Effectively
Cloud First: Be Prepared
Leicester, UK
Oct 30 2018
Microsoft Stack, Oct, 2018
Cloud First: Be Prepared
Cardiff, UK
Oct 20 2018
SharePoint Saturday - Brussels, 2020
Cloud First: Be Prepared
Brussels, Belgium
Aug 9 2018
SharePoint User Group, Cambridge, Aug, 2018
To-Do: Manage Tasks Effectively
Cambridge, UK
Jul 12 2018
Microsoft Cloud UG, Jul, 2018
Feedback Made Easy
London, UK
Jun 12 2018
Microsoft Stack, June, 2018
Microsoft Teams: An App Playground
Cardiff, UK
May 17 2018
SharePoint User Group, London, May, 2018
To-Do: Manage Tasks Effectively
London, UK
Mar 7 2018
Office 365 User Group, High Wycombe, Mar, 2018
Office 365 Security
High Wycombe, UK
Sep 19 2017
SharePoint User Group, Cambridge, Sep, 2017
Cloud First: Be Prepared
Cambridge, UK
Jun 24 2017
SharePoint Saturday - London, 2017
To-Do: Manage Tasks Effectively
Personalisation in Office 365
London, UK
Jun 21 2017
NE Bytes, June, 2017
Office365 Group vs Teams: What you should be aware of
Newcastle, UK
Feb 9 2017
Microsoft Cloud UG, Feb, 2017
Office365 Group vs Teams: What you should be aware of
London, UK
Sep 10 2016
SharePoint Saturday - Cambridge, 2016
Office 365 - Art of the Possible
Cambridge, UK
Mar 12 2016
SharePoint Saturday - London, 2016
Office 365 - Art of the Possible
London, UK
Mar 12 2016
SQL Saturday - Exeter, 2016
Office 365 - Art of the Possible
Exeter, UK
Dec 6 2015
SQL Saturday - Southampton, 2015
SharePoint Databases: What I need to know
Southampton, UK
Sep 12 2015
SharePoint/SQL Saturday - Cambridge, 2015
SharePoint Databases: What I need to know
Office 365 - Art of the Possible
Cambridge, UK
May 15 2015
SharePoint User Group, East Midlands, May 2015
Office 365 Intranets
Nottingham, UK
Apr 25 2015
SQL Saturday - Exeter, 2015
SharePoint Databases: What I need to know
Exeter, UK
Aug 13 2013
SQL UG, Maidenhead, Aug, 2013
SharePoint DB Access
SharePoint for the DBA
Maidenhead, Berks, UK