Robert Crane has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a Master of Business Administration. He is also a small-business specialist and Microsoft-certified SharePoint Professional. Robert has over 15 years of IT experience in a variety of fields and positions, including working on Wall Street in New York. He continues his involvement with information technology as the Principal of the CIAOPS.
Apart from resolving client-technical issues, Robert continues to present at seminars locally and internationally, as well as write on a number for topics for the CIAOPS. He has been the President of the SMBIT Professional community in Sydney since 2009 and can be contacted directly on
Michael Nemtsev is an ex-Microsoft MVP in .NET/C# and SharePoint Server 2010, a status he held 2005 to 2011.
Michael's expertise is in the areas of Enterprise Integration and Platform & Collaborations, and he is currently working as Senior Consultant at Microsoft in Sydney, Australia, helping clients to improve business collaboration with SharePoint 2010 and Office 365.
Richard Paterson is a co-founder and director of the international SharePoint consultancy BrightStarr, a Microsoft Gold Partner with offices in the UK and US (www.brightstarr.com). He provides technical and architectural leadership to a team of consultants, architects, and software developers. Richard has been involved in web development since its inception and is passionate about its application in the business environment.
He has worked as a developer and architect in a broad range of industries including weapons modeling and psychometric profiling. In 2009, he was selected as one of the United Kingdom's top 30 young entrepreneurs in recognition of the rapid growth of BrightStarr.
Richard has an honors degree in Physics and is a Microsoft Accredited Software Developer. Outside of work Richard is a committed family man and an enthusiastic runner and cyclist.