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With SharePoint Server 2019 recently released and the continued development of SharePoint Online in Office 365, SharePoint is always changing. While it may look and function differently for different organizations, it remains the backbone for business documents across the world—whether files reside in SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, or in OneDrive, or Microsoft Teams in Office 365.

Along with SharePoint, what it means to be a SharePoint Influencer is also changing. In 2018, being a SharePoint Influencer goes beyond solely the SharePoint platform. SharePoint leaders are also Office 365 leaders, as they help businesses move to the Office 365 cloud. As such, our annual Top 25 SharePoint Influencer list for 2018 recognizes and celebrates SharePoint experts who are helping organizations make the leap to the cloud.  

The Top 25 SharePoint Influencers in Europe for 2018

  1. Waldek Mastykarz
    Head of Product - Rencore
    @waldekm
    Netherlands
  2. Elio Struyf
    Senior Developer and Architect - Valo
    @eliostruyf
    Belgium
  3. Phil Worrell
    ICT Engineer and Business Analyst - Swisscom
    @Worrelpa
    Switzerland
  4. Hans Brender
    Cloud Productivity Evangelist - Bright Skies GmbH
    @HansBrender
    Germany
  5. Matthias Einig
    CEO and Founder - Rencore
    @mattein
    Germany
  6. Ragnar Heil
    Channel Manager - Quest Software
    @ragnarh
    Germany
  7. Stefan Bauer
    Information Architect, Consultant, Web Designer and Developer
    @StfBauer
    Austria
  8. Maarten Eekels
    CTO and Managing Partner - Portiva
    @maarteneekels
    Netherlands
  9. Paul Keijzers
    Office 365 Modern Workplace Consultant and Speaker - Wortell
    @KbWorks
    Netherlands
  10. Ahmad Najjar
    Senior Consultant, Office Server and Services, SharePoint, MS Flow - Infoworker
    @ahmadn82
    Norway
  11. Patrick Guimonet
    Founder and Owner - Abalon
    @patricg
    France
  12. Fabio Franzini
    Senior SharePoint Consultant & Trainer
    @franzinifabio
    Italy
  13. Martina Grom
    Management and Co-Founder - atwork.at
    @magrom
    Austria
  14. Rick Van Rousselt
    CTO and Office 365/Cloud & Bot Solution Architect - Advantive
    @RickVanRousselt
    Belgium
  15. Luis Valencia
    SharePoint Solutions Architect - PwC Belgium
    @levalencia
    Belgium
  16. Penelope Coventry
    Author, Independent Consultant, Trainer - Combined Knowledge
    @pjcov
    United Kingdom
  17. Adis Jugo
    Director of Product Technology - skybow
    @adisjugo
    Germany
  18. Gissur Simonarson
    Senior Solutions Architect - Brightwire
    @GissiSim
    United Kingdom
  19. Jasper Oosterveld
    Modern Workplace Consultant, InSpark
    @Jasoosterveld
    Netherlands
  20. Michael Greth
    Podcaster, Speaker and Writer
    @Mysharepoint
    Germany
  21. Paul Hunt
    Business Productivity Practice Lead - Trustmarque
    @cimares
    United Kingdom
  22. Knut Relbe-Moe
    Product Evangelist and Partner Manager - Valo
    @knutrelbemoe
    Norway
  23. Serge Luca
    Office 365 Architect, Managing Partner - AG Insurance, ShareQL
    @sergeluca
    Belgium
  24. Toni Pohl
    Founder, CTO and Cloud Consultant - atwork
    @atwork
    Austria
  25. Maarten Visser
    Creative Director - Connected Services
    @mvisser
    Netherlands

On top of the clouds

There are many SharePoint experts in the Microsoft Partner Network, but it takes much more than expertise to be a top Influencer. The Top 25 list ranks SharePoint experts based on a quantitative ‘influence’ score that combined engagement and follower base on social sites, blog reach and frequency, depth of topic coverage, citations from other influential bloggers, and feedback from the SharePoint user community.

European SharePoint and Office 365 experts are gathering between November 26 and 29 at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference (ESPC) in Copenhagen. The Top 25 SharePoint Influencers will be joining us on November 27 on the harmon.ie stand (#2) to celebrate. Be sure to join us if you’re at the event.

David Lavenda, harmon.ie Chief Product Officer, who will be speaking at ESPC, emphasized the impact Influencers have on helping businesses move to Office 365 in the cloud:

“There is so much excitement around Microsoft’s product directions, particularly with the new Microsoft Graph enhancing the Office 365 user experience. In 2019 and beyond, these Influencers will continue to help the community move to SharePoint Online and related Office 365 apps, and will implement its frequent and continuous feature changes with ease and confidence.”

A huge congratulations to the Top 25, and all those that continue to help businesses capitalize on SharePoint, both on-premises and in the cloud.

Make sure to look out for harmon.ie at ESPC. View our other events here.

 

Richard Poole
Chief Technology Officer, EMEA