Top 25 SharePoint Influencers 2018 Announced

May 15, 2018

Top 25 SharePoint Influencers 2018 Announced

We are very excited to announce the most influential and active community leaders in the SharePoint ecosystem community today especially as SharePoint continues to rise in importance within the Microsoft Digital Workplace strategy. This year’s list of influencers embodies the focus on digital transformation in the workplace as this important group makes it their passion to spend time educating the IT community about SharePoint, enterprise collaboration and digital workplace innovation.

The top 25 SharePoint influencers 2018 were selected based on a quantitative scoring of their influence using social tools as well as feedback from the SharePoint user community on the individuals that they looked to most frequently for guidance in the SharePoint world. Selection was also based on each professional’s SharePoint knowledge and business impact; digital and social presence and influence; blog reach and frequency; depth of SharePoint topic coverage; and, citations by other influential bloggers.

The top 25 SharePoint influencers 2018 are:

  1. Christian Buckley
    CEO, CollabTalk
  2. Mark Rackley
    Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, PAIT Group
  3. Joel Oleson
    Senior IT Manager, Blizzard Entertainment
  4. Ragnar Heil
    Microsoft Alliance Manager for EMEA, Metalogix
  5. Marc Anderson
    Co-Founder and President, Sympraxis Consulting
  6. Sean McDonough
    CTO, Bitstream Consulting
  7. Vlad Catrinescu
    Product Evangelist, Sales Executive, Valo Intranet
  8. Wictor Wilén
    Global Digital Workplace CoE, Avanade
  9. Dux Raymond Sy
    CMO, Avepoint
  10. Jeff Willinger
    Vice President of Digital Inspiration, Rightpoint
  11. Dan Usher
    Chief Technologist, Cloud Architect, Booz Allen Hamilton
  12. Andrew Connell
    Founder, Voitanos
  13. Erica Toelle
    Product Evangelist, RecordPoint
  14. Jason Himmelstein
    Technical Strategy Director, Rackspace
  15. Todd Klindt
    SharePoint Consultant
  16. Benjamin Niaulin
    Product Manager, Sharegate
  17. Michael Greth
    SharePoint/Office 365 Specialist, SharePoint Podcast DE
  18. Matthias Einig
    Founder and CEO, Rencore
  19. Tobias Zimmergren
    Product Owner, Cloud Offerings, Rencore
  20. Jethro Seghers
    Program Director, SkySync
  21. Jasper Oosterveld
    Modern Workplace Consultant, InSpark
  22. Martina Grom
    Management, atwork IT
  23. Fabian Williams
    Practice Director, WithumSmith+Brown
  24. Laura Rogers
    Owner & SharePoint Trainer, IW Mentor
  25. Mark Stokes
    CTO, Attollo

“We’re celebrating Microsoft’s renewed focus on SharePoint by recognizing the independent evangelists and experts who help SharePoint customers better understand and embrace new innovation on the horizon,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Strategy David Lavenda. “There is so much excitement around Microsoft’s product directions, particularly with the new Microsoft Graph as a key enabler of Office 365 capabilities. In the coming year and beyond, these influencers will help the community move to SharePoint Online and implement its frequent and continuous feature changes with ease and confidence.”

Lavenda said that the top 25 SharePoint influencers 2018 will gather at the SharePoint Conference (MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas) on May 21 at’s Booth #309 to celebrate this achievement. We hope that our customers and friends will stop by our booth to meet these terrific people.

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