Between collaboration and control – Royal BAM’s M365 governance success story


Maintaining a healthy balance between collaboration and control is a fundamental cloud governance objective. For many organizations, the challenge is to implement a governance approach that fulfills the cloud-first model.

In 2020, Royal BAM Group nv addressed this challenge and opted to integrate Rencore Governance as part of its Microsoft 365 governance strategy. By incorporating Rencore Governance, BAM created a dynamic Microsoft 365 governance approach, enabling those responsible for platform management to identify, assess, and act on information swiftly at scale.

In this webinar, Ed Houweling, the Office 365 Competence Center Lead at BAM, pinpoints the moment Rencore Governance became imperative for their cloud-first approach and highlights the best practices relating to Microsoft 365 Governance and Rencore Governance.

He will talk about use cases BAM built to increase visibility into topics like external access control, cost management, lifecycle management, security and operations. Ed will also talk about how BAM started the adoption of Rencore Governance with the BAM Procurement and Software Asset Management team before rolling it out to other BAM teams.

Watch this Webinar recording to see if Rencore Governance could be for you, too, and to learn more about how to make governance a successful project.

About Royal BAM Group nv:

Royal BAM Group is a leading construction, civil engineering, PPP investment, and facilities management company. The Group employs around 18,000 people, with main operations in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Ireland and is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange. They’ve been working with Office 365 for 4 years and have made the move to the cloud 5 years ago. Ed Houweling, Lead of the Office 365 Competence Center at BAM, has been with the company for 4 years. Ed and his team are globally responsible for all Office 365 Services and the Identities in Azure Active Directory. They work closely together with several other disciplines within the company like Cyber Security and Global Risk and Compliance.


Your expert speakers

Ed Houweling

Ed Houweling

As Lead for the Office 365 Competence Center, Ed Houweling is responsible for the setup and further development of the Competence Center. The Competence Center provides services to all national and internationally operating companies of Royal BAM Group. With more than 20 years of experience in leading small and large teams, Ed is passionate about translating business needs into IT solutions while always maintaining a clear focus on the customer and business.


Björn Erkens

Björn Erkens was a Product Owner Governance at Rencore. In his role, he was responsible for researching trends and challenges that organizations are facing with regard to Microsoft 365 Cloud Governance. Björn was part of the Rencore product team and ensured that what he learned was incorporated into Rencore products.