Meet the Keynote Speakers at TEC 2020

The Experts Conference (TEC) is back – virtually and for free – November 17-18. TEC 2020 will be the virtual Microsoft training event of the year, with practical Active Directory and Office 365 education that you can apply the moment you get back into the workflow. You’ll be able to choose what learning tracks to join (but they’re free, so why wouldn’t you join them all?!) with sessions provided by Microsoft MVPs, industry leaders and Quest experts.

At TEC 2020, you’ll be able to earn up to 17 CPE credits: 7 credits for attending the live virtual keynotes and all the sessions in a track, and 10 more CPEs for watching the session recordings of the other learning tracks.

For you CISSPs, CCSPs, SSPCs, Quest is an official CPE Submitter for (ISC)2, which means that you can join us with confidence knowing that you’re earning CPEs and that we’re submitting them on your behalf! For all other IT certification agencies, self-report your attendance to TEC sessions with your TEC confirmation email and a copy of the session PPTs (uploaded after the session) for CPE credit.

TEC’s keynote sessions bring some of the brightest industry leaders into the spotlight for invaluable Office 365 and Active Directory knowledge.

Here’s a brief look at the keynote sessions you’ll get to experience as part of the TEC:


Day 1 Keynote: Active Directory Security

  • Understanding the Enterprise Attack Surface by David Kennedy, Founder & CEO of TrustedSEC. David has released security advisories, including zero-days, all while contributing as a subject matter expert on Fox News, CNN, BBC, and other high-profile media outlets. Attackers have a number of ways to compromise your organization, ranging from web application attacks down to our users. The attack surface is vast, and the ability for an attacker to find one system and move laterally to others increases exponentially the further down the exploitation cycle an attacker gets. Active Directory plays a large role in many organizations and is often the method attackers use to piggy back single-sign-on and centralization in order to access a plethora of systems. This talk will dive into the various techniques attackers use in order to compromise an organization and how to best effectively prioritize and combat the threats we face today. Let's dive down into attack patterns, how they work, and how to best design your organization in a way that combats the threats we face today.

  • Join the AD Security AMA with some of the best minds in hybrid Active Directory security: Zero-day finder David Kennedy, Windows Security Expert Randy Franklin Smith, and Microsoft Certified Master Sean Metcalf! We’ll take questions ahead of time, but if you don’t get one in, no worries, join the post keynote Q&A Team Meeting and ask your question live!


Day 2: Microsoft 365 Innovations

  • How Microsoft 365 knowledge and insights can help you build organizational resilience by Microsoft's Chris McNulty, Sr. Product Management: For the last decade, at least, business and organizational volatility has been a mainstay, heightening even more in today’s COVID era Microsoft is focused on helping organizations build resilience towards these changes with a major innovative focus on knowledge and insights. Join Microsoft Sr. Product Manager, Chris McNulty, to learn how Microsoft is delivering knowledge and insights built on the Microsoft Graph, utilizing Project Cortex, Workplace Analytics, SharePoint, and Search. He’ll share how the Microsoft 365 apps your users engage with every day to communicate, collaborate and create will enhance organizational wide knowledge discovery, expertise and answers, content understanding and workplace insights.

  •  Under the covers of Exchange Online with Microsoft's Greg Taylor, Sr. Product Marketing Manager: Have you ever wondered what it takes to run the world’s largest Exchange deployment? Do you have any idea how many servers there are and how they are managed? How does Microsoft build and deploy code to such an environment? Have you ever heard of the substrate and wondered what it is? Or are you now wondering why we mentioned it and are thinking that sounds important, and you now are curious? Well, yes, it is, and you should. Come and find out answers to these questions and learn how Exchange is still at the beating heart of Microsoft’s productivity cloud.


TEC is usually an exclusive, costly event. But with TEC 2020, you get to join experts’ keynote sessions (and other learning tracks), learn from the other industry experts and earn CPE credits – all from the comfort of your home and for free. After each keynote session, we'll hold a Teams Meeting where you can ask the experts questions face-to-face!


You’ll also be able to catch up on the sessions you missed by watching the recordings (I watch them at 1.5x speed)!

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. See the full list of speakers, the other learning tracks being offered and what TEC is all about here.

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