Peter Ward is the Business Collaboration Manager for a New York-based Microsoft partner. In this position, he is responsible for the continued success of implementing Microsoft's Information Worker product suite, which includes SharePoint, InfoPath, SharePoint Designer, and Office.
His experience enables him to find creative, yet pragmatic solutions to collaboration challenges in a broad cross section of industries including consumer goods, online gambling, government, financial services, and transportation. Although originally from Britain (and proud of this) he currently lives in Long Island City, the fashionable part of Queens, and views Manhattan as a small island 3000 miles off the coast of Europe.
Michael McCabe currently works for Microsoft and focuses on the SharePoint product. He has 18 years' experience in technology and taught the first classes of Chase employees to use personal computers. Pre-Windows technology, those were the days. He has worked on collaboration technologies for Lotus, IBM, and currently is a Technology Advisor with Microsoft. He has broad experience in financial services having worked at JP Morgan, Financial Guarantee Insurance Company, and as a consultant for the State of Connecticut. Michael has worked abroad and is fluent in German. He has studied at the Universities of Bonn (Germany) and Innsbruck (Austria). He earned a Masters from Cornell University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.