Speaking Events and Engagements

Eric delivers Strategic and Pragmatic Governance at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference, March 2014.

A true visionary with an extraordinary ability to find needles in the data haystack, Eric Riz has worked with leading companies to stay on top of the complexities not only of today’s technology market but of the meteoric changes that will shape the future. As the driving force behind the implementation of Microsoft SharePoint for enterprise organizations, Eric has been sought after by such Fortune 500 companies as The Walt Disney Company, Kellogg’s and Pepsi.

With a background in Business, Information Technology and Global Management, Eric was born with the entrepreneurial spirit, and has become a significant figure within the technology industry.

Currently, Eric is the CEO of Toronto based Empty Cubicle www.emptycubicle.com, an HR related software company poised to revolutionize online job search. With plans to launch in fall 2017, Empty Cubicle is the result of Eric’s ingenuity combined with his ability to recognize needs within the technology space.  In addition, Eric is an active thought leader and sought after keynote speaker. From many conferences such as Microsoft Ignite and SharePoint Evolutions, Eric has gained notoriety as an engaging and insightful speaker on such topics as “Redefining the Connected Conversation”, and “Risks and Opportunities in Future Data.”

Beyond the speaker circuit, Eric is the author of numerous technology editorials. He also acts as a judge for the Microsoft Imagine Cup, and is a 4-time recipient of the SharePoint MVP award. When he’s not juggling his role as CEO and thought leader, Eric can often be found mentoring and advising young business leaders at The MaRS technology incubator in Toronto.  Eric proudly supports the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Israel Cancer Research Fund and The Gift of Life.

Eric is exclusively represented by Speakers Gold in North America. If you are interested in having him speak at your conference, event, business or school, please email cathleen @ speakersgold.com


What They’re Saying:

Here is a small collection of feedback provided by attendees of Eric’s Talks:

“Very interactive with the audience and great content!  This makes you think about your organizations direction.”

“Eric is certainly an inspiring speaker. Best presentation to date!”

“Such a dynamic, interactive speaker!”

“Very informative, Eric kept the audience engaged. VERY well done, can’t wait to hear him on day 2.”

“Eric, thank you for sharing your experiences with us.  I for one intend to take this back to my office with me and work on our SharePoint strategy!”


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