Please meet the incredible programme team who are responsible for creating the conference programme for ESPC. The Team are currently working hard to create and curate an exceptional programme of content for ESPC covering Microsoft 365 and Azure, giving you the tools to learn, compete and excel.

Programme Chairs

Magnus Mårtensson | RD & MVP | Loftysoft | Sweden

Magnus is the CEO of Loftysoft, a Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional since the start of Azure, and a Microsoft Regional Director. He is a consultant, architect, and product development lead, and of course an international speaker traveling the world to teach, network and passionately teach, learn, and experience. Passions include connecting with audiences and organizing online and global conferences such as CloudBurst and GlobalAzure, and good food wine and company too. Come over at conference and say hi!

Maarten Eekels

Maarten Eekels | Microsoft RD & MVP | Rapid Circle | Netherlands

Maarten Eekels (@maarteneekels) is Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, and CTO of Rapid Circle, one of the larger Microsoft Cloud implementation partners in the Netherlands. Maarten is an experienced Microsoft Cloud and Security advocate and already since 2003 he is involved in implementing Microsoft technologies. Besides that, Maarten is mentoring start-ups and helping founders and leaders break through glass ceilings for growing their business and helping avoid certain pitfalls. Also, Maarten is a regular speaker on both national and international events, like conferences, community events and user group meetings. In his personal life, Maarten is a passionate cyclist and certified wine sommelier.


Programme Team


Luise Freese | MVP | Luise Freese | Germany


Luise has been awarded MVP in 2 categories: Microsoft 365 Development and Business Applications.

Luise helps customers around the globe to improve their business processes and to get rid of everything that only keeps them busy without adding value in a meaningful way. She is a member of the Microsoft 365 platform community team (PnP) and supports developers in extending Microsoft 365. She loves all things community, open-source, stickers, and the number 42.

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Paolo Pialorsi | MVP | Pialorsi Sistemi S.r.l. | Italy

Solution architect, trainer, and author who specializes in architecting, designing, and developing Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure-based enterprise solutions. Works in a company of his own that he founded in 1999 (www.piasys.com). Has a great deal of experience on Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. Is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master – Charter SharePoint, as well as a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services.

He is also a regular speaker at international IT conferences. He spoke at Microsoft TechEd Europe, the European SharePoint Conference, the SharePoint Conference in the USA, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Inspire, and many other IT conferences worldwide.

Author for Microsoft Press of 8 books about .NET, Windows, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365. Also wrote 3 Italian-language books about .NET, XML and Web Services.

Since January 2015, Paolo is a proud member of the Microsoft 365 PnP Steering Group (http://aka.ms/M365PnP).

Merethe Stave | MVP | CloudWay | Norway

Merethe Stave is Chief Customer Officer and Senior Cloud Architect at CloudWay. She is an Office Apps and Services MVP, was recognized as one of Norway’s 50 leading women in tech 2020 and is a board member of the Norwegian Microsoft 365 Community and org. team member for Community Teams Women in Teams.

More than 10 years ago she discovered SharePoint and has ever since worked passionately to help users see the possibilities in the Microsoft 365 productivity suite, as well as the wonderful world of Microsoft Viva. She lives the power of sharing and is passionate about educating and enabling users in the Microsoft User Adoption processes combined with good practice and an agile and pragmatic “hands-on” approach, as a certified Prince 2 Agile Practitioner and Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist. Merethe was co-founder and central force in establishing and organizing the SharePoint Saturday Conference, SPS Oslo, in Norway (2013-2017). As an international public speaker, she has experience from Modern Workplace Conference Paris, SPS London and of course SPS Oslo.

Learn More
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/merethestave/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeretheStave
Usergroup: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/61283/

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