Cogent Speakers Finalized for SharePoint TechFest 2011

Dallas, TX. May 13, 2010: As previously announced, Cogent Company will be title sponsor for the largest SharePoint Conference in the Central Region of the United States. On Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the new Irving Convention Center, SharePoint TechFest 2011 will feature a keynote presentation and 20 break-out sessions categorized into four distinct tracks:

  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • Sites & Communities (Collaboration & Social Computing)
  • Composites (Workflows), Search, Business Intelligence (Insights)
  • Development

SharePoint TechFest is being combined this year with the inaugural Innotech Dallas conference, a regionally focused business to business technology conference & expo. Cogent has participated in InnoTech Oklahoma for several years. “We’ve enjoyed our affiliation with Innotech, and when Innotech took over the SharePoint TechFest, we were excited because of the new opportunities the combined conferences present to our clients and our firm, said Marc Hoppers, Founder, President, and CEO of Cogent.

Cogent is pleased to announce its final list of speakers for SharePoint TechFest:

  • A Developer’s Roadmap to Building Professional Office-based Solutions, Ty Anderson, Vice President: This session will provide the experienced developer with an understanding of the developer technologies provided by the Office platform.  This session includes ready-to-use samples of server-side tools like SharePoint workflow, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and the various SharePoint data access methods (e.g. Client Object Model, REST API, web services, et c).  This session also provides developer samples of client-side tools like VSTO, Open XML SDK and SharePoint Designer. This session explains when to use SharePoint’s “document services”…Word Services, Excel Services, Visio Services, and Access Services. This is a fast-paced session intent on giving the professional developer an understanding of the tools they need to begin incorporating the Office platform into their solutions.
  • Leveraging SharePoint Lists as User-Driven Data Sources, Andrew Alexander, Senior Consultant: The purpose of this demo is to show how SharePoint lists can be used as a table for data input and leveraged in an ETL cycle to a database for data management and reporting needs. The problem is that sometimes user data must be captured and leveraged in back end database systems for use by other operations.  The approach we used to solve this problem is a demo of how you can leverage SharePoint lists in conjunction with PowerShell, SSIS, and SQL stored procedures to extract, transform and load data from a front-end SharePoint application into a back-end table for functional use.  The expected result is that you can create a dynamic list of user input to be leveraged by back-end database operations without having to create a complicated solution using forms and custom code.
  • Building Composite Applications, Simon Saugier, Senior Consultant: This session will introduce managers and IT professionals to the innovative new SharePoint Composite feature in SharePoint 2010. Composites were created in an effort to ease the tension between departments desiring empowerment and IT desiring control. We will discover how non-technical users can create solutions without needing to write any code, and also how IT can manage these solutions once they are deployed.

Register Now for SharePoint TechFest using discount code COGENT149 in the discount code box to receive a special rate of $149, which includes the full day event, lunch, reception, give-a-ways, and so much more.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Irving Convention Center
500 Las Colinas Boulevard West
Irving, Texas 75039

About Cogent Company

Cogent Company is a leading IT and management consulting services firm that has a proven track record of helping firms improve their productivity and solve their most complex business issues. Cogent offers a unique blend of business advice and technology expertise on process automation, collaboration, business intelligence, and infrastructure. With offices in Chicago, Dallas, and Oklahoma City, companies from Fortune 500 firms to startups have turned to Cogent for strategic business solutions and consulting services. For more information about Cogent, find your way towww.cogentcompany.com.