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October 2017 Meeting Reminder

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 25, 12:00-1:30 pm (Registration 11:30 am-12:00 pm)
Location: Afton Chemical ( 500 Spring Street, Richmond, VA 23219)

Topic: Workplace Collaboration, the benefits, challenges, and opportunities

In just the last few months, Microsoft has made various significant changes to Office 365 collaboration capabilities affecting Office Groups, Office Graph and Teams, as well as repositioning the role of exiting collaboration solutions including Yammer, Skype and SharePoint.

With all these changes, it’s no wonder many organizations and end-users alike find themselves confused as to what application should be used for what purpose. Users should not assume a one-size all approach when choosing a collaboration tool, but understand that the right collaboration tool depends on the purpose of the collaboration and at the minimalist level be broken down into persistent open collaboration and single-entity collaboration.

During this session, we’ll explore the recent changes Microsoft has made to its suite of collaboration tools and help users understand how to choose the right collaboration tool breaking down team-based collaboration vs. project-based collaboration.

Speaker: David Maffei

David Maffei is a successful technology veteran with deep ties to Web Content Management, Business Continuity, Enterprise ECommerce and Award-Winning Professional Services teams. At Akumina, and previously at Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Bridgeline (NASDAQ: BLIN) & Ektron (now EpiServer), Maffei is directly responsible for the company’s global revenue as well as the plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals.

With a decade of success and deep market, technology and industry knowledge, Maffei is able to position trends ahead of the curve to promote thought leadership and differentiation within digital market segments that are highly saturated.

His charter is to manage the sales teams, operations and resources to deliver profitable growth, define and coordinate sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives while exceeding customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction.

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Akumina provides the leading digital engagement software solution delivering a contextual and personalized digital experience and transforms how employees work, collaborate and innovate. Akumina’s customers are using the software platform to drive modern and global intranets, digital executive dashboards as well as extranets and portals. Akumina’s customers include the Boston Red Sox, Walt Disney Corporation, iRobot, The World Trade Center and the Department of Defense to name a few. To learn more visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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