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Wednesday, November 16 • 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Interactive Expert Speaker Panel: How To Build Better Relations With Your IT Department

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Communicators and IT professionals must work together on collaborative projects to do their jobs well.

This expert panel will share tips and tactics to build better relations with your IT counterparts, including:

  • Try to work with, rather than around, your IT department
  • Seek their input on key projects that will make an impact on them
  • Give the benefit of the doubt before jumping to conclusions


Sumathi Jayakumar, Mayo Clinic, Intranet UX Manager

Steve Smith, Lake County Illinois, IT Project Manager

Chris Johnson, PSC Group, Director, Business Solutions, Office 365 MVP

Peter Walke, Microsoft Corporation, Technology Strategist

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Sumathi Jayakumar

Intranet UX Manager, Mayo Clinic
Sumathi Jayakumar, a Media Support Services Manager, leads the intranet team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Sumathi is a graduate from Saint Mary’s University in Health and Human Services Administration. With a specialized technology interest, Sumathi worked in Intranet user... Read More →

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Chris Johnson

Director of Business Solutions, Office 365 MVP, PSC Group
Chris is a Microsoft MVP and the Director of Business Solutions at PSC Group, a consulting firm in Chicago and Schaumburg, IL.  He’s been building enterprise-grade solutions on the SharePoint platform for 7+ years.  You can find him speaking in Chicago and around the country on... Read More →
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Steve Smith

Project Manager, Lake County
Steve Smith, a Technical Project Manager, leads major technical IT projects for Lake County IL.  He has stuided Computer Science and Psycology at Northen Illinois University and has his MCSE, MCP, A+,CCNA, and is currently woking towrds his PMP certification.  Steve has 25 years... Read More →
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Peter Walke

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
Peter Walke is a passionate technologist.  He is excited when customers change the way they work in more open and innovative ways. He cut his teeth developing .NET custom applications on SharePoint.  He saw the value that the platform could provide and the jump start it provided... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

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