Joel Oleson

Joel Oleson

Senior Manager @ Sony, PlayStation

San Diego, California, United States


Joel Oleson has been in the tech industry for over 20 years, working with some of the biggest names in the business, such as Microsoft, Blizzard, and Sony. He was the first SharePoint Admin and the original IT Architect for SharePoint Online, and he literally wrote the book on SharePoint best practices. He has received Microsoft’s highest recognition as MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, and multiple “Ship It” awards for his contributions to the Microsoft community and products. He is now the Senior IT Manager for Enterprise Productivity at Sony Interactive Entertainment - PlayStation, where he leads the End User Productivity Department including Google, Box, Zoom, Slack, Miro, Figma and Microsoft solutions for one of the most innovative and successful gaming and entertainment companies in the world.

Joel is also a world traveler and a cultural enthusiast. He has visited every UN country and over 250 countries and territories. He shares his experiences and insights on his travel blog, Traveling Epic, where he inspires his readers to explore the world and discover new perspectives. He is also the founder and organizer of many global technology events, free community-driven conferences speaking in over 100 countries around the world. He is a frequent speaker at various Microsoft and industry events, such as Microsoft Ignite, Intranet Reloaded, Live 360 and M365 Conference, where he delivers engaging and informative sessions on Microsoft topics, such as Teams, SharePoint, Microsoft 365 and Intranet and Collaboration.

Joel Oleson is a visionary leader, a trusted advisor, and a global influencer. He is always seeking new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. He lives by his motto: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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  • Most Active Speaker 2022

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Media & Information


  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Travel and Technology
  • Digital Transformation
  • Microsoft Viva
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • Governance
  • Adoption
  • Modern Work

Teams for Events

Microsoft continues to add new and advanced features in Microsoft Teams. Hey even this event is run on Teams. In this session we'll dig into the logistics of running a large scale event including a case study on the recent Career Fair and the past M365 Virtual Marathon.

Securing M365 with Purview Information Protection Case Study

Lessons learned from a practical deployment of Microsoft Purview Information Protection. Why we did it, How we did it… What went well… and What we learned and What’s next… along with Demo’s in a test tenant.

Evolution of Employee Experience Microsoft 365

Employee engagement isn’t just intranets and links and email. The employee experience platform has evolved. In this session we’ll walk through the journey from SharePoint and Exchange to Teams and Viva.

Introducing Microsoft Viva Connections

Viva Connections is your gateway to a modern employee experience - are you ready to inform, engage and empower your organization? Join us as we show you how Viva Connections provides a curated, personalized and company-branded experience that centralizes relevant news and conversations. Deploy easily as it's fully integrated in the apps and devices your teams already use every day, like Microsoft Teams. Discover how you can shape culture and foster communication to help your teams thrive.

Microsoft Teams as an Application Platform

Teams is the Hub for Modern Teamwork. Communication, Collaboration and the Application Platform come together in a single interface. In this session we'll explore how teams has changed the way we work as well as look at enterprise and personal productivity in Microsoft Teams with a number of applications.

Microsoft Copilot and Viva Days, 2024 Sessionize Event

April 2024

Teams10X - April 12 - 13, 2023 Sessionize Event

April 2023

M365 Below in Chicago! Sessionize Event

January 2022

Microsoft Teams Day Online 4 Sessionize Event

November 2021

Microsoft 365 Friday Cabo San Lucas Sessionize Event

November 2021 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon Sessionize Event

April 2021

Teams Day Online 3 Sessionize Event

April 2021

Microsoft 365 Friday California 2021 Sessionize Event

January 2021

Minnesota Microsoft 365 User Group - Virtual Admin Workshop Day Fall, 2020 Sessionize Event

November 2020 Edina, Minnesota, United States

M365 Chicago - Virtual Event Sessionize Event

November 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Virtual HOU365 Friday 2020 Sessionize Event

October 2020

TeamsFest | October 2020 Sessionize Event

October 2020

SharePoint Saturday Saskatchewan 2020 Sessionize Event

October 2020 Regina, Canada

Teams Day Online 2 Sessionize Event

September 2020

M365 Saturday Gurgaon 2020 Sessionize Event

September 2020

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon Sessionize Event

May 2020

Modern WorkPlace Summit Sessionize Event

April 2020 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

aOS Abidjan - 30 Mars 2020 Sessionize Event

March 2020

Office 365 Saturday Redmond 2020 Sessionize Event

March 2020 Redmond, Washington, United States

Our 8th M365\Power Platform Chicago Suburbs Sessionize Event

February 2020 Addison, Illinois, United States

Office 365 Saturday San Diego 2020 Sessionize Event

January 2020

SharePoint Saturday Ensenada 2019 Sessionize Event

October 2019 Ensenada, Mexico

Modern Teamwork & Collaboration Conference Sessionize Event

October 2019 Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

SharePoint/Office 365 Saturday San Diego 2019 Sessionize Event

January 2019 San Diego, California, United States

Office 365 Saturday Redmond Sessionize Event

October 2018 Redmond, Washington, United States

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities Sessionize Event

April 2018

SharePoint/Office365 Saturday Utah 2018 Sessionize Event

February 2018

Joel Oleson

Senior Manager @ Sony, PlayStation

San Diego, California, United States


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