SharePoint, Panel Discussion

How SharePoint benefits Higher Education?
This panel will talk about the various ways SharePoint can be leveraged to benefit Higher Education institutions. It will review on-premises SharePoint implementations original driving factors and current efforts from Nova Scotian institutions to modernize their SharePoint environments.

Debbie Rudderham - CBU

  • Compelling business reason to deploy SharePoint on-premise originally
  • Resources to deploy and maintain SharePoint
  • Managing change, data migration and impact to current users

Ron Singer - HISS

  • Methodology of SharePoint implementation (Agile approach)
  • How can SharePoint be leveraged for project management & collaboration

Olivier Jegaden - HISS

  • SharePoint evolution (from On Premise to O365, Classic vs Modern view, Information Architecture)
  • Live demonstration of a modern SharePoint site

Ron Singer Bio

Ron Singer is a Senior Project Management Professional (PMP) / Management Consultant with over 19 years of experience in the information technology (IT) industry facilitating the selection and implementation of a variety of IT solutions. Ron currently manages the Project Management Office for all eleven higher education institutions in Nova Scotia delivering multiple Microsoft cloud-based solutions.

In addition to project management, Ron fosters a working environment that inspires a strong and energized team where he has applied proven change management methodologies that contribute to the project success. He capitalizes on the lessons learned to apply a best of breed methodology that aligns with the respective organizations.

Ron is well known and respected for his passion for project management and he often mentors several information technology professionals. Ron is currently the Immediate Past President for PMINS, is currently the Regional Mentor supporting 18 PMI Chapters in the US and Canada.

Debbie Rudderham Bio

Debbie Rudderham is the Chief Information Officer for Cape Breton University, where she manages strategic implementations of technology throughout the university, along with their support and ongoing maintenance.  She joined CBU in 2009 after holding technology management positions with the Province of Nova Scotia, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and the Government of Canada. Since joining the university, she has played a leadership role in the evolution of CBU’s infrastructure, systems and technical staff.  Debbie enjoys the roles of both project and change management which she uses on a daily basis.  She very much appreciates the interaction and sharing that happens with her colleagues from all Nova Scotia post-secondary institutions through their Shared Services initiatives.

Olivier Jegaden Bio

Olivier Jegaden is a Senior IT Consultant with over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology industry with a specialization in the deployment of Cloud Solutions.
He has been assisting customers in implementing Microsoft Cloud solutions over the last 5 years and has been leading all aspects of a deployment: Requirement Gathering, Business Analysis, Project Management, Technical Implementation, Change Management and Support Management.
Currently, Olivier is a consultant with Higher Ed IT Shared Services, delivering and assisting Nova Scotia post-secondary institutions during their adoption of Microsoft Cloud technologies such as Office 365, SharePoint, PowerBI as well as other initiatives.