SOURCE: Axceler


November 05, 2012 09:00 ET

Axceler Reveals Golden Lifeguard Finalists for Best SharePoint Governance Application

Winner to Be Announced at SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas November 12-15

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Axceler, the pioneer in collaboration governance, administration and migration solutions, today announced finalists for the first annual Golden Lifeguard Awards that honor the best enterprise application of governance in SharePoint.

The award honors an individual or a team that has conceived, developed and defined best practices around governance that resulted in a notable increase in security and compliance within their SharePoint environment.

The Golden Lifeguard Award finalists listed alphabetically are:

  • Ben Alexander, Internal Communications Manager, Sims Metal Management
  • John Breen, IT Manager, Collaboration Service, Flowserve Corporation 
  • John Lamoureux, Director, Microsoft Platform Services, Biogen Idec
  • Valda van Dyk, SharePoint End User Adoption and Site Collection Administrator, Sanlam

"We received numerous outstanding nominations for the Golden Lifeguard Award. Governance is clearly a critical issue today as enterprises strive to meet the complexities of the social enterprise," said Michael Alden, CEO and President at Axceler. "We have a prestigious team of judges working on the award and we extend our thanks to them for their efforts."

Judges for the Golden Lifeguard Award include the following SharePoint luminaries:

  • Michal Pisarek: SharePoint MVP, Founder of Dynamic Owl Consulting in Vancouver, Canada. A boutique, progressive SharePoint consulting firm as well as SharePoint Analyst HQ Blog.

  • Susan Hanley: SharePoint, Knowledge Management, Portals and Collaboration Consultant, author, and industry speaker.

  • Ruven Gotz: Director, Collaboration at Avanade. SharePoint MVP, speaker and author.

  • Veronique Palmer: Founder of Let's Collaborate, SharePoint MVP, SharePoint user adoption expert.

  • David Rubinstein: An award-winning journalist and the editor-in-chief of SD Times and SharePoint Tech Report, and conference chairman of SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference.

  • Sarah Haase: Collaboration & Search Engineer at Best Buy, speaker, and organizer of SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities.

  • Owen Allen: Vice President of Solutions at Pingar, SharePoint expert, and community advocate.

The winner will be announced at a gala event on November 14th at the Tryst nightclub in the Wynn Resort during the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas.

About Axceler

Axceler is an expert in governance for collaboration in the social enterprise. ControlPoint, Axceler's award-winning SharePoint governance tool, won the Best of Connections Award, the Gold Editors' Best Award and the Bronze Community Choice Award in the SharePoint category from the readers and editors of Windows IT Pro. More than 2,700 organizations worldwide are using Axceler solutions to govern their SharePoint environments. Axceler is headquartered in Woburn, MA, USA, with offices in Redmond, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. For more information, visit

Axceler and Axceler ControlPoint are registered trademarks. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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