Microsoft Teams: Finding your Teams formula for success

Thursday 11th July 2019 | Nottingham Playhouse

Register to attend and find out how Microsoft Teams is radically improving teamwork

Thursday 11th July 2019
10:00 - 13:00

Nottingham Playhouse
Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF, View Map

Who should attend: IT & Technical Decision Makers, Business Owners, Managing Directors

Ready or not, Microsoft Teams is changing the way we work. Launched last year, Teams integrates seamlessly with existing Microsoft applications and other third-party services, and is quickly becoming the go-to option for many organisations. But why is it so popular, and is your business ready to embrace it? 

To guide you through this, GCI are hosting an informative roundtable session in partnership with Microsoft. Designed to showcase the great capabilities of Teams, we’ll provide you with interactive demonstrations and education on the next steps you can take towards a successful implementation of Teams in your organisation. We’ll explore both the technical and user adoption challenges, showcasing how you can overcome them as well as the tools and applications that can complement your transition. You’ll also hear from Microsoft’s Senior Technical Architect, Karl Kocar, who will outline their future plans for Teams to enable you to further plan your strategy. 

What you get at our exclusive event:

  • Demonstrations of how Microsoft Teams improves engagement, productivity and collaboration, and how it harnesses the power of other Office 365 apps
  • Expert advice from Microsoft’s Technical Architect Karl Kocar, plus an insight into Microsoft’s upcoming Office 365 and Teams Roadmap
  • Insight into the current marketplace trends and what is driving the change for collaboration in the modern workplace
  • Advice on how to prepare your organisation for Teams adoption to ensure compliance, security and efficiency, and the mistakes to avoid for a smooth deployment
  • A focus on the next steps you can take on your journey to enabling the Modern Workplace

10.00 Registration and Breakfast

10.30 Lyndon Evans, Microsoft Partner Director at GCI - What is driving change for collaboration and demonstrations of Microsoft Teams

11.00 Lyndon Evans, Microsoft Partner Director at GCI - Are you ready for Teams? How to prepare, implement, apply security and compliance to drive successful Teams adoption

11.45 Refreshment Break

12.00 Karl Kocar, Microsoft Technical Architect at Microsoft - Microsoft’s vision for the future - Office 365 and Teams Roadmap update

12.45 An introduction to GCI and our Teams Readiness Assessments

1.00 Q&A


Karl Kocar

Karl Kocar - Technical Architect at Microsoft

Karl has more than 20 years’ experience as a Technical Architect and is currently responsible for driving partners’ Office 365 Intelligent Communications technical capabilities. He primarily works with Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business Online, Cloud Voice and Security, and particularly enjoys the creation and delivery of deep-dive, hands-on security and voice training labs for the Microsoft Partner community. Karl is also an experienced public speaker, regularly giving demonstrations and presentations at both customer and Microsoft Partner training events and masterclasses.

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Lyndon Evans

Lyndon Evans - Microsoft Partner Director at GCI

Lyndon is a passionate IT evangelist who has focused exclusively on developing Microsoft UC and Cloud Solutions for the last 10 years. He holds P-Seller status with Microsoft, helping to articulate the benefits of technology and its deployment. In his current role, Lyndon works closely with Microsoft and GCI’s Sales teams, orchestrating and directing a sales focus built around Microsoft’s Productivity, Azure and Cloud platforms. Lyndon is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and holds an MSc in Computing.

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