Alan Eardley, MVP Head of Modern Workplace

Biography

With over 20 years’ experience of designing, building and delivering software solutions to a wide range of clients, with over ten of those focused solely on Microsoft platforms and products, Alan brings a broad understanding of the way that solutions can provide benefits to an organisation.

He has worked with many clients to understand their current state and helps  develop a vision of how they can maximise the benefits they get from their investments in Microsoft technology.  This includes providing “Art of the Possible” demonstrations and the facilitation of stakeholder workshops.  Based on the vision, Alan  provides detailed strategic guidance on implementing the changes required to bring the vision to life within the workforce.

Technologies

Over his career, Alan has worked as a developer, DBA, business analyst, project manager and solution architect, working with technologies that span the data platform, Dynamics, Project Server, SharePoint, networking, security, Office 365 and the Power Platform.

With this breadth of experience and understanding he is perfectly positioned to bring together the wealth of capabilities that Microsoft provides to envision and design solutions to solve business problems.

Alan has technical certifications across Microsoft 365, Power Platform and Dynamics 365, project management certifications for Scrum and PRINCE2, a change and adoption certification from ProSci and a training certification from Microsoft.

Industries

Projects for different clients mean Alan has worked with a wide range of industries including Central and Local Government, Blue Light services, Financial Services, Higher Education, Manufacturing and Health.

Community Contributions

Microsoft has recognised Alan as a “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) for his contributions to technical communities worldwide.

He also co-organises the London Power Platform User Group and is the “Hat” in the GreyHatBeard podcast.  He can also be found spending his evenings presenting to user groups, and spending Saturdays presenting at conferences.

Certifications

Microsoft MVP, Office Apps & Services
Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Associate
Microsoft 365 Security Administrator
Power Platform Fundamentals
PRINCE2® Practitioner
Certified Scrum Master
Prosci® Change Management Practitioner
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

Community Speaking

Power Platform
Office 365
Security
Accessibility
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Skills

Experience of facilitating requirements gathering sessions with all levels of an organisation
Experience of managing the change required to introduce technical solutions successfully
Understanding of Microsoft 365 and the Power Platform to provide solutions to business challenges.
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Education

BSc(hons) Computer Engineering