Episode 34: Tech Maven Robert Bogue

Episode 34 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Robert Bogue. Rob is a 15-time Microsoft MVP, a sought-after speaker, author, and consultant, who helps clients make the complicated simple. Whether the complicated includes Microsoft SharePoint, technologies, or no technology at all, Rob helps organizations become more effective. Speaking across the globe as often as once a week, he brings a blend of deep technical expertise and emotional intelligence that eliminates barriers. Having written 27 books and edited another 100, Rob is as comfortable with the written word as he is in front of a room of 10, 100, or 1,000. 

Rob and Heather caught up in person at the AIIM Conference at the Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. 

Listen in as Rob and Heather talk about: 

  • Rob’s work as a fifteen-time Microsoft MVP 

  • His awesome home studio and creation of his brand the SharePoint Shepherd which has tools and processes to help businesses maximize investments in SharePoint through videos, books and DVDs  

  • Rob’s many collaborations with his wife Terri, who is a nurse, including; saving lives with their new patented moisture indicating dressing for hospitals, educating kids and parents through their Kin 2 Kid child safety deck which provides the opportunity for children and their loved ones to play cards and talk 

  • Their new book Extinguish Burnout: A Practical Guide to Prevention and Recovery 

To Follow Rob:  LinkedIn | Twitter | MVP Listing 

Thor Projects | SharePoint Shepherd Website  

Robert Bogue has a driving passion for delivering solutions through both teaching and learning. His drive for resolving problems is fueled by his creativity and innovation – by his ability to find solutions that others cannot find. His experience in the technical world has given him a unique opportunity to learn how to solve problems both in a technical sense and an organizational sense well before problems arise. 

Robert is a community leader and has owned his business for over 10 years.  He has authored 26 books and has been an editor for over 100 additional books.  Robert strives to be better today than he was yesterday and achieves this through his strategy, facilitation, elicitation, coaching, and mentoring techniques and skills.    He has received the prestigious Microsoft MVP designation fifteen times.  He combines his love for emotional intelligence, communication skills gleaned from working in the IT world and having to talk to others, and his dynamic presentation skills to help change lives one at a time. 

Robert is an engaging presenter who speaks at local, regional, national, and international events. He has spoken to tens of thousands of professionals. Robert has fine-tuned his ability to focus others into effective communicating to create a wonderful experience for his audiences. He can bring together all departments of an organization to help build communication bridges to increase employee satisfaction and therefore increase efficiency within the organization. He is committed to “making the complicated, simple”. His approach to continual learning has led him to be an expert in instructional design and video production. 

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.