I am an Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and SharePoint Architect at Slalom Consulting in Chicago with over 20 years of IT consulting experience primarily focused on delivery excellence, thought leadership, technical innovation, and a customer success.
I am currently focused on a cloud computing, modern collaboration, web content management, custom application development, project management, and change management using Microsoft technologies. Day to day duties involves thought leadership, business development, strategy and road mapping, client delivery, solution architecture, team leadership and a project management.
Also, I assume many different roles for Slalom Chicago Content & Collaboration practice including architects team lead and assisting in practice operations, community engagement, account management, vendor/partner relationships, cross-practice synergies, and business development activities.
I have worked on several critical initiatives for various Fortune 500 clients including Astellas Pharma, Beam Suntory, Okta, ITW/Signode, Walgreens, Publicis, Advocate Healthcare, Saralee/Hillshire Brands, Ecolab/Nalco, Baxter Healthcare, Microsoft, Novartis, Denver Health, Level 3 Communications, and Navistar International.
Master’s in Computer Science from IIT Chicago, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from SP University India, Bachelor’s in Electronics & Communication from DDIT India, and certified Microsoft.NET, SharePoint, and SQL Server Architect.
An industry thought leader and active blogger in the worldwide SharePoint and Office 365 community and a frequent speaker at various Chicago SharePoint community events like Chicago SharePoint Developer User Group, SharePoint Saturday Chicago, and SharePoint Fest Chicago. You can often find me at http://nikpatel.net or on Twitter @nikxpatel.
My passion for the technology and sharing knowledge within the community brought me into the blogging world. I have always loved the idea of sharing. Through this blog, I am planning to share my experiences as I adventure through the technological innovations.
I am an avid traveler, a backpacker, and a hiker with a huge interest in Indian cooking, photography, and foreign movies.
Enjoy this blog and hope it will help you guys as other blogs help me swim through my daily tasks. Please reach out to me at the firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.