Microsoft Dynamics NAV Speakers

Vjekoslav Babic Consultant, Author

Vjekoslav Babić is an independent Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant, trainer, author and blogger, with 8 years of experience in NAV and close to 15 years of experience in IT.

As a solutions architect and a project manager with a leading Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club service provider company, as a Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant with Microsoft Services, and as an independent consultant, he has been working on Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementations ranging from tiny one-man-bands to international mega-corporations, delivering services and trainings all over the world.

In 2008, Vjekoslav co-authored the acclaimed book Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. Vjekoslav runs an active blog about NAV implementation, project management and development best practices at NavigateIntoSuccess.com, acts as a columnist and editorial advisory board member at MSDynamicsWorld.com, and as a columnist in a number of other web or printed periodicals in Croatia and worldwide. Vjekoslav is also a frequent conference speaker at Microsoft or Microsoft Dynamics conferences.

Since spring 2010, Vjekoslav has been awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Heather Fitz-Gerald The Createch Group, Director

Heather Fitz-Gerald is the Professional Services Manager with The Createch Group’s Microsoft Business Unit in Ontario. Her team is responsible for service delivery in Ontario of both Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM. A certified PMP and MCP, Heather has worked with Microsoft Dynamics NAV for more than 12 years. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Masters degree from the University of Toronto.

 

Eric Wauters iFacto Business Solutions, Partner

Eric is one of the founding partners of iFacto Business Solutions (www.ifacto.be). With his 11 years of technical expertise, he is an everyday inspiration to its development team. As development manager he continually acts upon iFacto's technical readiness and guarantees that he and iFacto are always on top of the latest Microsoft Dynamics NAV developments.

Apart from that, Eric is also very active in Microsoft Dynamics NAV community-life where he tries to solve technical issues and thrives to share his knowledge with other Dynamics NAV enthusiasts. Surely, a lot amongst you will have read some of Eric's posts on Mibuso.com, Dynamicsusers.net or his own blog (www.waldo.be), which he invariably signs with "waldo". A few years ago, he co-founded the Belgian Dynamics Community, a platform for all Belgian Dynamics NAV users, consultants and partners, enabling knowledge sharing and networking. His proven track record entitled him to be awarded since 2007 as MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Matt Traxinger ArcherPoint, Developer

Matt Traxinger graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005 with a B.S. in Computer Science, specializing in Human Computer Interaction and Cognitive Science. After college he took a job as an add-on developer using a language he was unfamiliar with for a product he had never heard of: Navision. It turned out to be a great decision.

In the years following Matt learned all areas of the product and earned Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Professional certifications in both technical and functional areas of NAV. He continues to stay current with new releases of the product and is certified in multiple functional and technical areas for versions 4.0, 5.0, and 2009.

Matt is a Microsoft MVP who authored the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook in October 2010 in an effort to teach NAV beginners the basics of the C/AL programming language and expand the .NET knowledge of more senior NAV developers. In his spare time you can find him on the online communities Mibuso.com and DynamicsUser.net under the name MattTrax, helping others learn more about the Dynamics NAV software, and contributing development solutions at www.ILoveNAV.com.

Steven Renders think about IT, Trainer | Consultant | Author

Steven Renders is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with skills spanning business and technical domains. During the latest years he specialized in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft SQL Server.

He has more than 16 years of business and technical experience. He provides training and consultancy focused on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence Solutions, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Database Performance Tuning.

Steven is the author of the book: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Professional Reporting and was also a reviewer of the book: Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.

Steven has also presented at various Microsoft MSDN and TechNet evenings, conferences, communities, events and the MCT Summit.

Recently Steven started his own company, “think about IT”, which is specialized in training and consultancy, helping companies learn, implement, understand and solve complex business requirements related to IT, in Belgium and abroad.
Steven also started a blog where he shares knowledge, tips tricks and experiences: http://thinkaboutit.be

Specialties:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Business Intelligence & Reporting
Thure Svane-Dupont Columbus, Senior Business Consultant and Functional Solution Architect

Thure Svane-Dupont has extensive experience in project management, general management and ERP (AX) implementations. He started working as Project Administrator for international development projects in 1988. In the 90’s he was Assistant Director in a distribution company in Denmark, and he has worked as ERP manager in a major Danish recycling company. The last 10 years he has worked for Columbus as Senior Business Consultant and Functional Solution Architect.

Tom Totten Columbus, BI Strategist

Tom recently joined Columbus to pioneer the BI Solutions Team. Tom and his team are devoted to helping companies find the right business intelligence solution to help your business whether it is large or small. Tom has been working with Business Intelligence for 5 years and has over 30 Business Intelligence installs.

Andy Snook Fastpath Solutions, President

Andy Snook is President at Fastpath, Inc., a leader in security, audit and compliance solutions for mid-market companies. Under Andy’s leadership, Fastpath has grown to support more than 500 companies in over 30 different countries and is recognized as an Industry Leader by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Mr. Snook has been designing audit and compliance solutions for over 10 years and has assisted with compliance projects at more than 100 companies. He is a frequent speaker on IT audit best practices, streamlining IT security and overcoming IT compliance challenges.

Andy is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls, Microsoft Dynamics and SAP. Prior to his work at Fastpath, Andy was a financial systems implementation consultant for Microsoft Dynamics and an SAP management consultant at Ernst & Young. Andy graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Economics and Computer Applications.

Jannik Bausager Microsoft, Director, Dynamics NAV Global Product Management Team

Jannik Bausager is the Director of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Global Product Management team. Jannik has 22 years of experience within the IT industry. His experience ranges from development to consultancy. In his career he has been country product responsible for several countries and responsible for the first localization of the Microsoft Windows version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. He has been 3 years in Asia for Navision as country sales manager. Currently his responsibilities include initiatives related to partner productivity tools, including messaging, product roadmap, market research and overall product strategy.

Brent Fisher Tribridge, Practice Manager for Dynamics NAV

Brent Fisher is the Practice Manager for Dynamics NAV at Tribridge (www.tribridge.com). As the practice manager he is responsible for the successful delivery of NAV projects, strategy, managing key ISV relationships and growth of Dynamics NAV. In addition to his responsibilities as practice manager Brent participates in projects as a technical solution architect advising clients on using technology to meet business requirements. He has participated the last two Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for Dynamics NAV working with the Microsoft product team on design decisions, product improvements and testing of future releases. Brent graduated from the University of Texas - Arlington with a B.S in Computer Science & Engineering.

Outside of the Dynamics world Brent is active in his local church working in the student ministry. He is a Dallas sports homer that can always be found cheering on the Mavericks, Rangers and Cowboys. You can follow Brent on Twitter @bfisher008.

Alan Campbell Archer Point

Alan Campbell, CBAP, PMP, CSR has been working with corporate ERP systems for over 30 years. Originally working with mainframe applications, Alan migrated to PC based applications during the mid- 1980s which ultimately lead to the Microsoft Dynamic NAV project line. Alan currently oversees the project management office at ArcherPoint, LLC that provides project management and business analysis services to Dynamics NAV engagements.