The AI Takeover of Productivity Tools

February 2023 #CollabTalk TweetJam on ChatGPT and the Future of ProductivityMicrosoft has been investing heavily in AI and machine learning in recent years, and has integrated AI into many of its products and services, including AI-powered chatbots to help automate tasks and provide quick access to information. The role of AI within the workplace includes many complex and multi-faceted questions that require careful consideration and ongoing dialogue among stakeholders in various fields.

While many of these advances and user experiences are new and exciting, some are expressing concern about an AI-driven future and the real-world impacts on productivity. Clearly, as AI and machine learning continue to evolve and become more integrated into our lives, it is important to ensure that the technology we use to create and manage data within the modern workplace is developed and used in a way that is safe, ethical, and beneficial to all.

In the next #CollabTalk TweetJam taking place on Thursday, February 23rd at 9am PDT (UTC -8), the community will once again join forces and have a focused discussion on the topic of “ChatGPT and the Future of Productivity” and share our thoughts and experiences on the impact that AI is having (so far) and will have in the future on productivity within the modern workplace.

In this 1-hour Twitter-based panel discussion, we’ll bring together MVPs and Regional Directors, community experts, partners, consultants, and practitioners to share their perspectives on this important topic.

Anyone can join this community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag or your favorite Twitter platform. You don’t even need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation. Anyone can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

TekkiGurus logoThis month’s tweetjam is being sponsored by TekkiGurus and, as always, our friends at tyGraph. Thanks for your support!

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow-up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. What impact will AI have on jobs and the workforce, and what new skills will be required to stay competitive in the job market?
  2. How can AI be used to improve productivity and efficiency in the workplace, and what are the potential risks and challenges associated with relying on AI for these tasks?
  3. How can AI be used to improve collaboration and communication in remote and hybrid work environments, and what are the most effective tools and strategies for doing so?
  4. What steps should Microsoft take to ensure that the use of AI and machine learning is ethical, transparent, and used in a way that benefits society as a whole?
  5. How do you think Microsoft will further integrate OpenAI and ChatGPT technology into existing products and services?
  6. What are the long-term consequences of relying too heavily on AI and ChatGPT for decision-making and problem-solving?
  7. How will AI continue to evolve and change in the future, and what implications will this have for society as a whole?

Of course, there will be many side questions, side conversations, and wise-cracking shenanigans. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is always thought-provoking and fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • Martina Grom (@magrom), co-founder of, Office 365 MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
  • David Patrick (@DavidEPatrick),  M365 Apps & Services MVP, user group organizer, subject-matter expert with DSA, Inc.
  • Treb Gatte (@marqueeinsights), Business Solutions MVP, international speaker/man of mystery at Marquee Insights
  • Michael Greth (@mysharepoint), Microsoft MVP, SharePoint and Office 365 specialist, podcaster and speaker
  • Jeremy Wood (@geekwithin), federal technologist, Microsoft enthusiast, podcaster
  • Sharon Weaver (@sharoneweaver), Microsoft RD + M365 Apps & Services MVP, consultant, trainer and ceo of Smarter Consulting
  • Robert Toro (@SharePointToro), managing director, global data & analytics and AI capability lead at Slalom
  • Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk), M365 Apps & Services MVP and group manager, modern workplace at Avanade
  • Wes Preston (@idubbs), SharePoint MVP, evangelist,  and owner at TrecStone
  • Eli Robillard (@erobillard), SharePoint MVP, musician, fly-fisher, collaboration technology guy
  • Nicole Simon (@nicolesimon), business consultant for process optimization, automation and productivity
  • Fabian Williams (@fabianwilliams), former MVP, senior program manager on the Microsoft Graph team
  • Jeff Willinger (@jwillie), Office 365 MVP and digital experience director at Withum
  • Eric Riz (@rizinsights), M365 Apps & Services MVP, founder & principal consultant at eMark Consulting Ltd.
  • Kurt Kragh Sørensen (@KurtKragh),  intranet consultant and owner of
  • Hal Hostetler (@TVWizard), Microsoft MVP and senior field engineer and social media coordinator for Roland, Schorr & Tower
  • Ragnar Heil (@ragnarh), M365 Apps & Services MVP, Viva Explorer, blogger and podcaster
  • Toni Pohl (@atwork), founder & cto of atwork, cloud consultant, Microsoft MVP
  • Matt Varney (@thevarnish), intranet manager at KCTCS
  • Mike Maadarani (@mikemaadarani), M365 Apps & Services MVP, cloud solution architect at MCM Consulting
  • Stacy Deere-Strole (@sldeere), SharePoint MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions
  • Mike Nelson (@mikenelsonIO), Datacenter Management MVP and solution architect at Pure Storage
  • Ben Stegink (@benstegink), SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure consultant, owner of Intelligink, LLC
  • Simon Denton (@buildbod), M365 Apps & Services MVP, visiting professor at Birmingham City University, and business architect at Mott MacDonald
  • Liam Cleary (@helloitsliam), SharePoint MVP, principal of SharePlicity
  • Dan Usher (@binarybrewery), Office Apps & Services MVP and principal at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • John White (@diverdown1964), dual SharePoint and Data Platform MVP, cto at tyGraph, an AvePoint company
  • Sascha Fredrich (@saschaF80), IT consultant of Microsoft solutions at bei Bechtle AG
  • Paul Keijzers (@KbWorks), a Microsoft Teams and Office 365 specialist, and the founder of  KbWorks
  • Sue Hanley (@susanhanley), SharePoint MVP, portal, KM, and SharePoint consultant
  • Mike Fitzmaurice (@mikefitz), vp of north america and chief evangelist for WEBCON
  • Virgil Carroll (@vcmonkey), head monkey at High Monkey
  • Amanda Sterner (@amandassterner), M365 Apps & Services MVP, technical architect with Knowledge Factory at Advania
  • Eric Overfield (@ericoverfield), Microsoft RD & SharePoint MVP, founder of PixelMill
  • Fabian Williams (@fabianwilliams), former MVP, senior program manager on the Microsoft Graph team
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Microsoft MVP & RD and #CollabTalk founder

If you would like to be included on one of these panels, please drop me a line via emailLinkedIn, or Twitter. And thank you again to TekkiGurus and, of course, to tyGraph for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me.

We’ll be back on March 22nd for the next CollabTalk TweetJam where we’ll be focusing on the topic of “The Need for Governance Automation” so be sure to follow me (@buckleyplanet) for news and updates.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.