STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwired) -- 11/12/15 -- EUROPEAN SHAREPOINT CONFERENCE, BOOTH #2 -- Eighty percent of Global 500 companies rely on SharePoint and Office 365 to run their businesses, and Office 365 is rapidly becoming the backbone of enterprise collaboration in the digital workplace. harmon.ie, an enterprise mobile collaboration leader, today announced its 3rd annual list of the Top 25 European Office 365 influencers -- the group who lead the way on collaboration in the digital workplace and guide European Office 365 and SharePoint users on how they can achieve the full potential of their Office 365 investments. This year's initiative expands on the global Top 25 Office 365 influencers announced at Microsoft Ignite in May, and is a continuation of the long-running Top 25 European SharePoint influencer initiative from years past. Join the harmon.ie team at the European SharePoint Conference in Stockholm, Booth #2 throughout the conference to celebrate the 2015 Top 25 European Office 365 winners.
"It's a great honor to be recognized as a top Office 365 influencer in Europe's growing cloud community," said Patrick Hosch, a technical evangelist at Nintex, top Office 365 influencer and previous SharePoint influencer award winner. "SharePoint has been a dominant force in Europe for many years, but as the move to the cloud has rippled across the continent, the community is shifting towards the Office 365 ecosystem. I'm proud to be part of this transition, working with other forward-thinking community members to help businesses drive cloud collaboration in the new digital workplace."
Of this year's winners, 52 percent are SharePoint MVPs, specialists, consultants or leads, followed by 20 percent who are Office 365 MVPs. The remaining winners make up a diverse group consisting of CEOs, CTOs, solution professionals, technical evangelists, directors and more. 92 percent of this year's influencers were previously recognized as top SharePoint influencers in past harmon.ie initiatives demonstrating the diversification and expansion of their expertise and leadership with Office 365 in an increasingly cloud-focused ecosystem.
The top 10 overall European Office 365 influencers are:
1. Oliver Wirkus - @owirkus
2. Patrick Hosch - @patrickhosch
3. Jethro Seghers - @jseghers
4. Wictor Wilén - @wictor
5. Hans-Joachim Hanf - @hajohanf
6. Waldek Mastykarz - @waldekm
7. Robi Voncina - @r0b3r70sp
8. Chris O'Brien - @chriso_brien
9. Miguel Tabera - @migueltabera
10. Hans Brender - @hansbrender
The 2015 Top 25 European Office 365 influencers list is comprised of experts from 12 different countries, with 18 countries represented in the nomination and voting process. In previous initiatives the UK was the dominant force with the most influencers in the Top 25, but this year Germany takes the top spot (5), followed closely by the UK (4). The remaining influencers hail from the Netherlands (3), Belgium (2), Spain (2), Sweden (2), Switzerland (2) and one each from Austria, Hungary, Italy, Norway and Slovenia. A list of top influencers by country can be found here.
"It's always a pleasure to point the spotlight at such an accomplished group of collaboration experts," said David Lavenda, vice president of product strategy for harmon.ie. "As Office 365 adoption in Europe explodes alongside the rise of the cloud, Microsoft thought leaders will become even more important for the health of the Office 365 and SharePoint ecosystem. These 25 influencers have transformed from SharePoint-only experts into the stewards helping organizations adapt to the era of Office 365 in the digital workplace."
The complete list of the Top 25 European Office 365 influencers can be found here.
harmon.ie provides a suite of user experience products that empower the digital workplace. An established global company serving thousands of enterprise customers, harmon.ie helps information workers focus on getting work done, rather than on using a multitude of tools. harmon.ie is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner.
harmon.ie creates a contextual, single-app activity stream of multiple cloud services from leading enterprise cloud vendors including Microsoft and Salesforce.com across mobile devices and desktop computers. For Microsoft customers, harmon.ie increases their adoption and return on investments in SharePoint, Office 365 and other Microsoft collaboration products, thereby enabling Email Management, Records Management, Knowledge Retention, and Notes to Outlook migration initiatives.
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