10 Things Dux Loves (Other Than Being the 2014 Keynote Speaker for NY Tech Summit!)

10 Things Dux Loves (Other Than Being the 2014 Keynote Speaker for NY Tech Summit!)

This is a very exciting week for all of us in the NY Tech Summit community, as we just announced our 2014 keynote speaker will be Dux Raymond Sy. Dux is Chief Technology Officer at AvePoint Public Sector, a Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professional and has been named one of the "Top 25 SharePoint Influencers."

While these are all super cool things, the list doesn't end there. For those of you who don't know Dux (follow him @meetdux), in the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's a list of the top 10 things Dux absolutely loves.


10. Mac

Dux is a Mac-lover and a self-proclaimed member of the “SharePoint + Macbook Pro Happy Together Club." Check out the video below to learn how you can maximize SharePoint on a Mac.

9. Rapping Freestyle

Check out Dux rapping "SharePoint is Nice, Nice Baby" at the Atlanta SHARE Conference in 2012.

8. Interviewing People

Dux attends conferences throughout the world and enjoys interviewing people he meets to find out more about their thoughts and experiences. Below he investigates the question, "What would you do if SharePoint never existed?"

Check out his full playlist here.

7. Beatboxing

In addition to his rapping skills, Dux has been known to beatbox. The kilts and bagpipes are an added bonus!

6. Dragonboat Racing

Dux was a member of the Philippine De La Salle Dragon Boat team and even competed in the world finals (and placed second!) representing the Philippines.

5. Maximizing SharePoint for Project Management

SharePoint and the way it can change the way we work is something Dux is very passionate about. You'll get a first-hand look at this expertise and will learn new ways we can use technology to bring people together during his keynote session on June 19!

4. Dancing

If the rapping and beatboxing didn't impress you (you know they did), you have to check out Dux's dance moves. He has the SharePoint community going Gangnam Style.

3. Globetrotting

Dux has traveled to some amazing places all over the world. One of his favorite experiences was visting the Great Wall of China.

Do you think Dux is the kind of guy to just get his picture taken and call it a day? We didn't think so either. Check out this video to watch him take a toboggan ride down the Great Wall.

2. Exotic Food

Two of Dux's favorite foods...scorpions and snakes.

Watch his first scorpion-eating experience here and the snake tail tasting here. We're still debating whether we'll feature them on the conference menu...what do you think?

1. Being a Dad

Out of all the things Dux loves, being a dad is his absolute favorite. Dux's two children, Johannes and Danika, have taught him a lot about life and the importance of being a good role model.

Dance Dance Dance Johannes from meetdux on Vimeo.

Based on Johannes dance moves in this video, we think you're doing a great job, Dux!

As you can see, Dux is basically the definition of cool. He's a SharePoint expert, extremely knowledgeable, super fun, and an all-around nice guy. We are so happy that he will be delivering the keynote address at our 10th anniversary event on June 19 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. His session, titled "Lead the Responsive Organization Revolution: How to Inspire, Transform and Facilitate Business Driven IT," will discuss practical steps that enable IT organizations to deliver maximum business value and to promote lasting business driven IT adoption.

To register to attend NY Tech Summit, click here. Need some help convincing your boss? Justify your trip. You don't want to miss this experience!



We have come to NY Tech Summit for four years now and my team and I get a good variety of technical, business, and strategic sessions to complement our work objectives. I like that there is a balance of end users, consultants, and vendors to present and facilitate the sessions. The interaction is candid and engaging, but not a sales pitch. Being a regional conference helps, it is the right amount of time and location for a couple days to reenergize my team and refocus on our objectives. There seems to be quite a bit of peer discussion with a smaller conference, which I like.

- Randy
Director of IT