Speaker Spotlight: Paul Hunt

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 Paul Hunt, MVP

Paul Hunt is the Global M365 Solutions Designer for WTW, a Global Advisory, Broking and Solutions company. He has been an MVP in the Office Apps and Services category since 2016. He has been working with SharePoint since the 2003 version and has a wide experience of SharePoint across many industry verticals. 

With a long background in supporting Windows technologies, Paul originally entered the SharePoint Consulting world as a developer/IT Pro hybrid which has stood him in good stead as his career developed into his current position leading the Business Productivity team at Trustmarque. 

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

I’m really interested in seeing Vesa Nopanen’s session about “Hybrid Workshops and Immersive Meetings Experience in the Microsoft Metaverse”. With Microsoft doubling down on the Hybrid work experience, I’m keen to see how the vision of the Metaverse and in particular how features like Mesh for Teams is going to help organization’s achieve some of that pre-pandemic togetherness that is somewhat missing.

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

I worked quite closely with a Police Force in the UK on a Safer Neigbourhoods project on SharePoint that delivered significant time savings during Shift changes. This resulted in the various policing units being able to get out onto the Streets earlier each day. It gained an award for technology support of the Safer Neighbourhoods plan and the total time saved was the equivalent of adding an additional Police Officer to the force.

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What is your favourite film?

Shawshanks Redemption/Forrest Gump.. Hard to choose.

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

I received mine too late and only after having a Heart Attack followed by Heart Surgery did I really understand that you only have one life. Pay attention to your health, listen to what your body is trying to tell you and don’t be afraid to ask for help! I received a second chance but not everyone does.

Have you any tips on receiving a MVP status?

If you’re already a community speaker, blogger, youtuber or help out on the Microsoft Tech Community, run a local UserGroup and just generally evangelise about Microsoft products.. Just keep doing what you do!

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