Topic: “The Most Advanced Office 365 Management Suite” – Join representatives from 4ward as they discuss winning strategies for bringing on-cloud and hybrid deployments under control.

Speaker: Valentine Vasquez (Principal Solution Architect) AND Carl Baumann (CEO).

Meeting Abstract: During this session we will discuss how companies who have executed or planning transitions to Office 365 can get the most out of their investments. As administrators pivot from day to day support tasks on-prem, they can afford to devote more efforts to management on-cloud. Learn how role based action controls, advanced license optimization, and user level auditing can be leveraged to control your cloud.

Speaker Bio: Valentine Vasquez Having executed his first enterprise mail migration 20 years ago by running from workstation to workstation at the National Football League, Val Vasquez was continuously drawn to the technology transformation niche throughout his career. As an Exchange migration expert, Val was exposed to Office 365 since its earliest incarnations. Now, as a member of the 4ward team, he brings his penchant for award winning software design to the leading platform for Office 365 Management, 4ward365. Val has expert knowledge of the Microsoft platform along with considerable experience in developing technology process solutions for world-wide audiences.
Carl Baumann With more than 19 years of experience assisting business’ transition to Microsoft solutions, Carl has become a trusted advisor to Microsoft’s worldwide customers and partner ecosystem. Carl will now set the North American business strategy and growth model for 4ward365. Carl has assisted numerous Fortune 500 companies implement highly successful Office365 business transformation projects across a wide variety of industries, including financial services, entertainment, high-tech, manufacturing, consumer goods, professional services, and healthcare. He also developed a series of scalable business and sales models to systematically grow strategic sales and partners opportunities that lead to the consumption of over ten million new users within the Microsoft cloud. Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from LaSalle University and a master’s degree in E-commerce and Technology Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Recognized as a well-versed technologist, Carl has contributed to multiple technical papers, including an IBM Redbook on Microsoft Exchange migration, and the publication “Internet Security: A Jumpstart for Systems Administrators and IT Managers” by authors Tim Speed and Juanita Ellis.

Sponsor: 4ward365 Microsoft Office 365 has quickly become the standard for enterprises, based on its comprehensive functionality, ease of use and features that promote enterprise collaboration and communication. However, many companies lack sufficient adoption and consumption of the platform’s features. 4ward’s flagship product, 4ward365, provides enterprises with reporting, metrics, user alerts, role-based access control, license management, auditing, and other services. 4ward is the global leader in Office 365 management and reporting. 4ward’s flagship product, 4ward365, provides enterprises and Microsoft partners the ability to manage, control and obtain valuable information on all aspects of their Microsoft Office 365 investment. This comprehensive data set allows organizations to improve security, achieve compliance, optimize licensing, and deliver operational improvements.

Doors Open 5:45pm and dinner arrives at 6pm., meeting starts at 6:30pm and typically goes on for 2 hrs.

Event Registration URL: Meetup Registration Site

Vendor Raffle:Xbox One S Console (BRAND NEW) with Halo Game Collection Bundle (Value $300). Need to be present to win

Location – you must register to gain access to the building. Microsoft Corporation 11 Times Square, 6th Avenue, across from Port Authority, NY, NY 10018