Speaker

Chris Hoard

Chris Hoard

Vuzion, Partner Education Lead

Havant, United Kingdom

Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and Office Apps and Services MVP. With over 10 years of cloud computing experience, he is currently building an education practice for Vuzion (Tier 2 UK CSP). His focus areas are Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and entry level Azure. In his spare time he is very active in the Microsoft Tech Community, blogging at microsoft365pro.co.uk and has spoken at several events such as Microsoft Ignite 2019 and SharePoint Saturday 2019. As the co-creator of the European Teams User Group and TeamsFest, he is also a member of the Microsoft Association of Practicing Architects (MAPA), the British Computer Society (BCS), the Microsoft 365 Partner Council

Awards

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Microsoft MVP
  • Microsoft MCT
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Stream
  • Microsoft Forms
  • SharePoint Online
  • OneDrive For Business
  • Yammer
  • Exchange Online
  • Microsoft 365 Security
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance
  • Microsoft Viva
  • Azure AD
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Office 365

Tech Summit Nigeria 2022

Session 1: Hype-a-Loop: Components in Teams, Now Outlook

November 2022 Lagos, Nigeria

Virtual M365 Friday Cincinnati

October 2022

South Coast Summit 2022

October 2022 Southampton, United Kingdom

Microsoft Ignite 2022

Session 1: GBCTT705H: Microsoft Ignite Spotlight on the UK: Enter The Mesh (Speaker)
Session 2: GBCTT709H: Data protection & privacy: building a privacy-resilient workplace with Priva (SME)
Session 3: GBCLL700: Configure Microsoft Teams meetings and calls for inclusion (SME)
Session 4: GBCHI703H: Field Workers of Tomorrow: The opportunity in the Metaverse (SME)

October 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Bizz Summit ES 2022

September 2022 Madrid, Spain

Metaverse One

September 2022

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Hype-a-Loop: Components in Teams, Now Outlook

August 2022 London, United Kingdom

Cambridge Power Platform User Group

Session 1: Hype-a-Loop: Components in Teams, Now Outlook

August 2022 Cambridge, United Kingdom

Global Security and Compliance Community Conference 2022

Session 1: End to End Encryption: What you need to know

June 2022 Köln, Germany

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Post Build Table Topic: What does the Metaverse mean to you?

May 2022 London, United Kingdom

Microsoft Build 2022

Session 1: GBKEY02 | Why the announcements at Microsoft Build are important to UK developers (SME)
Session 2: GBCTT01 | Microsoft Teams - are you ready for the Metaverse? (Speaker)
Session 3: GBBRK09 | Build Microsoft 365 apps that help keep employees in the flow of work (SME)
Session 4: GBCATE04 | Create next-gen experiences at scale with Microsoft 365

May 2022 Reading, United Kingdom

aMS Lausanne 2022

April 2022 Lausanne, Switzerland

Teams Nation 2022

March 2022

Global Power Platform Bootcamp 2022

Session 1: Securing Apps in Dataverse for Teams

February 2022 Cambridge, United Kingdom

aMS Germany - 16-11-2021

November 2021 Aachen, Germany

Microsoft Ignite 2021

Session 1: CONTT106 | Threat Protection | Conversations in AltSpaceVR (Speaker)
Session 2: CONITS108: Intro to Microsoft Teams Administration & Management (Moderator)

November 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

M365 Security & Compliance User Group

Session 1: Play it Again, Sam! How to retain your Teams Meeting Recordings

July 2021 London, United Kingdom

Teams Nation Monthly Meetup

Session 1: Let's Deploy Profile+

July 2021 Turku, Finland

Cambridge Power Platform User Group

Session 1: Let's Deploy Profile+

July 2021 Cambridge, United Kingdom

aMS Aix-Marseille 2021

June 2021 Marseille, France

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Teams App Management Fundamentals

May 2021 London, United Kingdom

Microsoft Build 2021

Session 1: CON034 | Unleash the power of Dataverse with Microsoft Teams (Speaker)
Session 2: BRK242-R1: Learn how to build exciting apps across meetings, chats, and channels within Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 3: ATEBRK242-R1: Building apps across meetings, chats, and channels within or outside Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 4: ATEBRK240-R1: Deliver value with apps that plug into the Microsoft Teams platform (Moderator)

May 2021 Redmond, Washington, United States

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: The Art of Approvals: Learning from Use Cases in Microsoft Teams

April 2021 London, United Kingdom

Microsoft MCT Connect Conference 2021

Session 1: What's up and what's new with MCT Central?

April 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Teams Day Online 3

April 2021

Northern Virginia (NOVA) 365 and Azure User Group

Session 1: Policy Management in Microsoft Teams

March 2021 Reston, Virginia, United States

Microsoft 365 Virtual Cafe

Session 1: Microsoft Teams Ignite News

March 2021 Köln, Germany

Microsoft Ignite 2021

Session 1: ATE138-R1 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Certifications (Speaker)
Session 2: ATE-FS189 Ask the Experts: Easy, intuitive webinars with Microsoft Teams: Virtual engagement in the age of remote work (Moderator)
Session 3: ATE-FS191 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Teams Manageability (Moderator)
Session 4: ATE-FS191-R1 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Teams Security and Compliance (Speaker)
Session 5: ATE-FS192-R1 Ask the Experts: The latest innovations with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 6: FS191 Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 7: FS191-R1 Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 8: FS192 The latest innovations with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 9: LRN250 Defend against threats in Teams (Moderator)

March 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Teams Nation Bangladesh

Session 1: Microsoft Teams Loves Microsoft Lists

February 2021 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Global Power Platform Bootcamp Paris

February 2021

Lagos State University TechX

Session 1: The Most Productive Teams are Empowered

February 2021 Lagos, Nigeria

Commsverse: Collaborating in a Universal Workplace

Session 1: Making Virtual Meetings More Engaging & Inclusive

February 2021 London, United Kingdom

TeamscommunityDay 2021

January 2021

Microsoft 365 Friday California 2021

January 2021

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Teams Loves Microsoft Lists

January 2021 London, United Kingdom

Modern Workplace Conference Paris 2021

January 2021 Paris, France

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Lists Fundamentals

December 2020 London, United Kingdom

aMS Germany - 1/12/2020

December 2020 Aachen, Germany

M365 Chicago - Virtual Event

November 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Microsoft 365 Virtual 2020 Spain

November 2020

Tri State Office 365 User Group

Session 1: Microsoft Lists Fundamentals

November 2020 Malvern, Ohio, United States

M365 Friday Cincinnati

October 2020 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Teams Day Online 2

September 2020

Microsoft Ignite 2020

Session 1: LRN203: Deploy Microsoft Teams Meetings (moderation)
Session 2: ATE-DB156: Ask the Expert: Creating a resilient, inclusive, and hybrid workplace with Microsoft Teams (moderation)
Session 3: ATE-DB151-R1: Meet smarter, stay focused, and achieve more with Microsoft Teams meetings (moderation)
Session 4: ATE-DB144: Ask the Expert: One place for admins to manage Microsoft Teams: What's new in Teams manageability (moderation)
Session 5: LRN111: Intro to Microsoft 365 (moderation)
Session 6: LRN125: Intro to Microsoft Teams for IT (moderation)
Session 7: ATE-DB140-R1: Ask the Expert: What's new in Microsoft Teams security and compliance (speaking)
Session 8: LRN126: Intro to Microsoft Teams for IT (moderation)
Session 9: LRN135: Careers in Tech: Getting Ahead (speaking)

September 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States

Tech Talk Wednesday with Kazeem

Session 1: 10 Office 365 Tips that will make you Productive

September 2020 Lagos, Nigeria

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Teams: Deep Dive into the Meeting

September 2020 London, United Kingdom

Simplex Connect 2020

Session 1: Making Technology Ready for Redefining Workspaces

September 2020 London, United Kingdom

SharePoint Saturday Cologne 2020

September 2020 Köln, Germany

Microsoft Teams Meetup Berlin

Session 1: Teams - Let's Talk About Security

September 2020 Berlin, Germany

M365 Philly (AKA SPS Philly)

July 2020 Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Commsverse

Session 1: MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams Exam Prep
Session 2: The Flipped Meeting

July 2020 Weybridge, United Kingdom

Galactic Collaboration Summit

Session 1: The Most Productive Teams are Empowered

June 2020 Wiesbaden, Germany

Microsoft 365 The Tour Israel

Session 1: Teams and Stream - Better Together

April 2020 Tel Aviv, Israel

Microsoft 365 Virtual Summit Spain

April 2020 Madrid, Spain

Teams Community Day – The Tour Germany

Session 1: How Teachers can use video in Teams for rich learning experiences

April 2020 Köln, Germany

Modern WorkPlace Summit

April 2020 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

TeamsFest | April 2020

Keynote: The Great Test

April 2020 London, United Kingdom

Microsoft Ignite 2019

Session 1: THR1015 | Nine-and-a-half years without certification
Session 2: THR2045 | Leveraging Microsoft Teams to deliver instructor-led training (ILT)

November 2019 Orlando, Florida, United States

Chris Hoard

Vuzion, Partner Education Lead

Havant, United Kingdom