Katja Jokisalo

Katja Jokisalo

Microsoft MVP & MCT | Senior Consultant & Partner at Sulava

Katja is an enthusiastic technical consultant, speaker and trainer who helps organizations create better working life and improve their business with Office 365. She's Microsoft MVP (Office Apps and Services) and Certified Trainer.

She started her career with SharePoint 12 years ago, and since 2012 has been bringing companies to the cloud with various Office 365 based projects - collaboration hubs, intranet or extranet sites, workspaces, enterprise social networks, document management systems and enterprise search solutions.

Katja enjoys finding ways to make things run smoother - her main goal is to make life of an information worker more productive and fun and thus help the employees to focus on their work. She has a great technical knowledge of Teams, SharePoint and related Microsoft-based platforms and solutions. In the evenings you're most likely to find her hanging on the wall (aka bouldering) or having her nose buried in a book.

Current sessions

Modernize your SharePoint - how to move from classic sites to modern sites?

Is your organization still using classic SharePoint sites? In this session, you'll learn how to modernize your existing sites as smoothly as possible.

We'll start with a glance at the differences between classic and modern infrastructure and features. We'll find out what's the difference and how to deal with it in six main areas: structure, pages and web parts, branding, customization, list and libraries, and group connection.

Then we'll walk through best practices for actually planning and implementing your modern, Office 365 connected sites. You'll learn how to take advantage of PnP modernization tools: SharePoint Modernization scanner to prepare your sites for being modernized and Page Transformation Engine, which converts existing classic pages to modern ones. We'll discuss differences between cross-site and in-place modernization, and you will also learn how to use PowerShell scripts to groupify, teamify and hubify your old sites.


Wow, what a view!

Designing beautiful and informative data views has never been this easy! SharePoint lists and libraries are flexible and efficient means to store, analyze and report your files and data. With new column and view formatting capabilities, you can customize the look and feel of your list.

In this session, you'll get a bunch of creative ideas to help your users to understand and use list data. We will demonstrate for example
* conditional formatting - visualize and highlight the most important data
* turning you SharePoint list into a beautiful news bulletin or person directory
* adding actions to make it easier to interact with data

You'll also learn how to implement custom formatting and where to find the best resources to reuse and develop solutions based on your needs.


Top 10 tips for Modern Intranet

Modern SharePoint is beautiful, mobile-friendly and fun to use. Moreover, it's an increasingly effective platform to tell your story, digitalize business processes and help employees to share and find information. But what features really make modern intranets surmount their predecessors? Come and see the top 10 ultimate ways to boost your modern intranet in this demo-packed session!

You'll learn for example how to
- target, suggest and visually highlight the most relevant content,
- efficiently deliver intranet news in multiple channels (Teams, Yammer, and email),
- visualize data with Quick Charts and List Formatting and
- create forms and surveys directly on the page.


Content findability and discoverability on Modern Intranets

The modern intranet has a flat and flexible structure, multiple supported usage scenarios, and a broad spectrum of content editors with different skills and mindsets. It's more and more important to leverage proper information architecture in order to keep your intranet valuable and efficient to use. Luckily there are plenty of technical improvements offering help as well.

In this session, we'll walk through (with theory and examples)
* basics of planning and implementing good information architecture
* structure and navigation on modern SharePoint intranet, hub sites, mega menus
* metadata and audience targeting
* what affects findability and how to improve it
* ways to make it easier to discover new and important content
* how to keep content up-to-date and structured

Come and learn how to improve content findability and discoverability on your Intranet!


Modernize your intranet - how to move from classic publishing sites to modern communication sites?

Is your organization still using classic SharePoint publishing sites as intranet platform? In this session you'll learn how to migrate your current intranet to modern SharePoint communication sites.

We'll start with a quick glance at differences between classic and modern intranets. We'll find out what's the difference and how to deal with it in six main areas: structure, pages and web parts, branding, customization, list and libraries and publishing features.

Then we'll walk through best practices for actually planning and implementing your modern intranet on communication sites. We'll discuss ways to modernize most common intranet features and different methods of moving content from classic to modern sites.

You'll learn how to take advantage of PnP modernization tools: SharePoint Modernization scanner to prepare your sites for being modernized and Page Transformation Engine, which converts existing classic pages to modern ones.


Past and future events

Modern Workplace Conference Paris 2019

8 Dec 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
Paris, France

European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference

2 Dec 2019 - 5 Dec 2019
Prague, Czechia

SPS Lisbon 2019

23 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

Thrive Conference

12 Nov 2019 - 13 Nov 2019
Postojna, Slovenia

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019

18 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
Brussels, Belgium

SharePoint Saturday Helsinki 2019

27 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Helsinki, Finland

SPS Central Europe

30 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Zürich, Switzerland

aOS Moscow - 2019-07-09

8 Jul 2019 - 8 Jul 2019
Moscow, Russia

SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2019

28 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Vianen, Netherlands

European Collaboration Summit

28 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
Wiesbaden, Germany

SharePoint Saturday Doha

27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Doha, Qatar

Microsoft Techdays 2019

27 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Helsinki, Finland

SharePoint Saturday Bremen/North Germany 2019

1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Bremen, Germany

Public speaking 2017-2019

List and materials / recordings of all my public speaking sessions
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2019
Helsinki, Finland