Mostafa Eltohamy – Co Founder
Mostafa AKA The Lync dude, works as a Senior Microsoft unified communication solutions Consultant in Germany, with nearly a decade of experience in the IT field, he’s job include providing consulting services for small business as well as large enterprise customers and help them design, build and support their messaging and communication infrastructures, next to his job he blogs about Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business. Mostafa is an Egyptian guy that lives in Frankfurt Germany, he enjoys rock climbing, surfing and american football.
A Microsoft Certified Solution Expert – Communications (MCSE), Microsoft Lync 2013 Depth Support Engineer , MCITP Lync 2010 and a T1 Microsoft Lync partner premier support engineer.
Thomas Poett – Co Founder
Thomas is a 5 times Microsoft Skype for Business MVP, works as a Business Unit Leader Skype for Business in Germany (Westcon UCC), with more than two decades of experience in the IT field, his job includes business and market development specialized in intercultural and business relationship in Asia, also providing leadership on new topics and complex global projects that require interacting with internal/external teams and ecosystems. Technically he is a Microsoft Office 365, public and private cloud computing specialist, as well as Hybrid cloud integration and Microsoft unified communication solutions Architect. Thomas comes from Munich Germany, has one of the most successful blogs (UCLabs.blog) addressing Microsoft Lync / Skype for Business and he enjoys Malaysian food, traveling and Paragliding
Michael Plettner – Moderator München
Michael is the Co-Founder of a consulting company: in2success. This startup has its focus on Unified Communications and Project management. With experience of more than 8 years working in Microsoft UC, he is the head of UC part in in2success.
During multiple international/global projects Michael got his current focus on architecting, planning and deploying enterprise voice environments for small, mid-market and enterprise customers all over the world. This also includes Office 365 and Azure services as well. Next to his job he is interested in technical stuff and travelling to exiting places and people to get in touch with other thoughts and get inspired every day.
Thorsten Pickhan – Moderator Köln
Thorsten works as UC Team leader at Modern.Work in Essen. Modern.Work can look back on more than 20 year of IT-experiences focused on Microsoft On-premises solutions and Cloud Computing.
As consultant for Skype for Business Thorsten plans and deploys UC infrastructures based on Microsoft technologies. He works as technician and consultant for about 15 years and is specialized on the entire Unified Communication since 6 years. He established several UC projects in all facets in the mid-market and enterprise environments. In his free time he likes to cook or to travel in Germany and to the USA.
Dennis Winkelmann – Moderator Hamburg
Dennis is a UC Solution Architect and the Skype for Business Lead Architect at GIS – Gesellschaft für Informationssystem in Hamburg. He has more than eight years of experience in global UC Projects from designing to operating and is a certified MCITP since OCS 2007.
He is currently working on Office 365 and Skype for Business Online related projects and has done a variety of enterprise voice implementation including call center solutions based on Lync and Skype for Business. Dennis likes to travel and is interested in American sports like basketball and football.