Ruven Gotz is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP with over 20 years of IT industry experience. Until now, he has authored 1 SharePoint book. He has spent the past nine years delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions for a wide range of clients. Working as a Business Analyst and Information Architect, Ruven is able to apply his eclectic education and varied experience in Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, Software Development and Training to get to the heart of complex problems.
Ruven is a great communicator who is able to discuss technology concepts in language that is relevant to his audience, whether they are from IT or business. He has become a leader in the use of visual tools to help his clients and team members achieve shared understanding of problems and goals and shared commitment towards implementing a successful solution.
He is also a frequest speaker at several SharePoint related conferences and on SharePoint Saturday events.
Ruven lives in Toronto, Canada. During the summer, on Tuesday nights, you’ll find him racing his 24′ sailboat ‘In the Groove’
Personally, I know Ruven as a person who is always there to help you and give you a push in the right direction,. He is definitely not a guy that considers his knowledge his power. That is why I consider Ruven a real leader, because he enables other people to take advantage of his experience by sharing it.
Mindmapping (or using mindmapping tools) is one of the subjects you can always discuss with Ruven at a SharePint at any conference, or just when you meet him. He is always ready to share his experience and challenge you and I hope he will write more SharePoint books!