Keynote Announcement: Real-life Adventures in Collaboration with Microsoft’s Senior Product Marketing Manager

Jon Goldberg, this year's conference chair, has announced our final keynote slot for the upcoming Spring Conference in Seattle with Kady Dundas, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Corporation: 

Real-life Adventures in Collaboration and Tips for Avoiding Collaboration Overload

Are you collaborating more but getting less done? If so, you’re not alone. The time that managers and employees spend collaborating has increased by at least 50 percent over the past two decades and up to 80 percent of workers’ time is spent on collaborative activities like meetings, calls, and responding to emails. Get practical tips and advice on how to set your team up for success and learn about the latest apps that can help.

In this session, Kady will share 10 tips to combat collaboration overload. A hot topic amongst our agency owners and leaders, this should spark a great conversation on how to embrace collaboration technology in its broadest sense and what tools seem to work best given your own objectives, how to handle email, communications, cloud storage, and meetings and community learning and engagement.  

Kady started her career in public relations at Waggener Edstrom before founding her own technology PR firm with a national roster of clients. After selling the firm in 2009, she joined Microsoft, driving a broad set of business results - launching the direct web sales motion for Office 365, conceiving and creating the Office 365 customer community, and most recently, leading the launch of Microsoft Teams, the chat-based workspace in Office 365.

She also advises Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the topic of online communities and coaches a number of local startups.

Today (Monday, April 10) is the early bird deadline to register at the lowest rate for our cornerstone event - Counselors Academy Spring Conference in Seattle, May 7 - 9. Our Spring Conference is what sets Counselors apart as it is specifically designed (by our members) to be the learning and networking experience that arms you with ideas, inspiration and intelligence to grow your business and yourself. It is intensive, fast-paced and dynamic – just like our members. Learn more and register here.