Speaker Spotlight: Mark Rackley

Speaker Spotlight is your chance to get to know the ESPC22 Speakers! Find out what projects they are most proud of, advice, tips, their favourite films and more!

Introducing Mark Rackley

Mark is a seasoned solutions architect in the Microsoft 365 space and a Microsoft MVP with more than 25 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark utilizes his development and solutions architecture background to advise clients on how to get the most ROI out of their M365 investment by designing the best solutions for clients’ unique problems. As a globally recognized Microsoft 365 geek, Mark is an active blogger, presenter, author (and bacon aficionado) who is eager to lend his real-world knowledge of SharePoint, Teams, and Bots to all who need it.

In addition to speaking at various conferences around the world, Mark is the organizer of The North American Collaboration Summit in Branson, Missouri. Mark engages his audiences with humor, real-world stories from the trenches, and practical solutions.

Please recommend one ESPC22 Session (you can’t pick your own 😊 )

Call to Action: Spreading the Message of Green Software – European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference, 2022 (sharepointeurope.com)

Can you briefly discuss a project you are most proud of?

Doing a project for a major airline that has been struggling for years to gain funding or traction to modernize their legacy intranet until I came in and did a Viva Connections pilot that was so successful that it generated momentum and interest to finally invest in modernizing their entire environment.

What is your favourite film?

The Goonies

What is the best career or life advice you have received to date?

Everyone is replaceable, do what it takes to make it difficult to be replaced.

Have you any tips on receiving a MVP status?

Get involved because you are passionate about what you do, passionate about the community, passionate about the technology and the MVP status will come… don’t do it FOR the MVP status.

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