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SharePoint Strategist



Notes from the field on SharePoint, business architecture, enterprise content management and digital asset management best practices.
Welcome to SharePoint Strategist


Microsoft SharePoint is an enterprise software application and development platform.  SharePoint can provide a company with robust tools for:

  • Websites & collaboration services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Workflow automation
  • Enterprise search
  • Content management including digital asset management
  • Custom solutions platform

Karuana Gatimu is a technology professional with more than 20 years experience as a business architect.  With a focus on business transformation using enterprise content management, digital marketing, social, SharePoint and othe essential technology she is currently the Director, Strategy & Adoption for the Discovery & Collaboration team at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.  As a part of the Microsoft IT team she is responsible for driving the future vision of enterprise collaboration, social business value and application marketplaces to Microsoft's own enterprise user community and customers.  

Formerly, she was Director of Ecommerce & Marketing Operations & Lead SharePoint Architect for SKECHERS, USA.  Karuana believes in the power of commuity and is the founder and Chair of the Community Leadership Board for development of academic awareness in the collaboration space.  Twice named to the SharePoint50, a worldwide list of top influencers in the SharePoint ecosystem, she is also on the Los Angeles Committee for Women in SharePoint, the co-founder of the Los Angeles SharePoint Saturday and the Los Angeles SharePoint User Group.  She teaches ferquently about ECM Strategy, enterprise social and utilizing SharePoint to transform business. 

You can reach Karuana via e-mail at 
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 News & Current Information


Thanx to everyone who attended the keynote at SharePoint Saturday Redmond and hear my collegue, Nishan Desilva and I speak about Mondern Collaboration.  You can get my slides in the Reference Material library. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you at SharePoint Conference 2012!​


Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 6/28 LA SPUG meeting where we'll be discussing large scale ECM implementations with SharePoint.  Metalogix will be presenting on the Warner Brother's project and what they've done to help WB transform their business processes. 

Also I'll be discussing more about my new role with Microsoft as Director, Enterprise Collaboration & Solution Management and what it will mean for the community, both locally and globally. Read more on my recent blog post.

Looking forward to seeing you all!​


I'm excited to share that I'll be giving my interactive presentation on how to pitch SharePoint projects at SharePoint Saturday on April 14, 2012.  In this session you'll break into teams and learn how to create a high level implementation plan and pitch for C Level executives.  Get your project green-lit and win prizes.  I'm teaching at the first session and then you can continue on to see many other MCM's, MVP's, architects and developers at this free one day event.

Register today at​ 


Hello All - I have made a few updates to the presentation that I gave at the Microsoft SharePoint ​Conference and posted it in my Reference Materials library. 

One key update is the addition of the link on the last slide which will connect you to the Microsoft downloadable environment with the demonstrated Content Packs.  Download this and play around with it and you will see its power!

Thanx again to everyone who attended and rated us so highly! 







Links & Events:


 Monthly Meeting Registration

Register for LA SPUG Monthly Meeting in Gardena, CA  on Eventbrite



Join me in Los Angeles and Denver at the Transform Tour Events.  As questions and learn from peers about implementing enterprise social.


4th Annual Event - Coming May 18, 2013

The Art & Science of Digital Asset Management
From the people who are doing it!


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