Speakers

We have some amazing in-house practitioners from famous companies lined up to speak.

Intranet Now conference

  • Friday 30th September 2016
  • London
  • Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel
  • Tickets

Calum Haswell

Calum Haswell is an experienced collaboration and Knowledge Management expert, specialising in intranets and technology certainly but even more so in how we use these technologies to ‘get work done’.

He has been involved in leading a number of industry best intranet upgrades and projects and day to day is most passionate about understanding business need and using technology and processes to deliver against the strategic and operational goals of organisations.

Calum on LinkedIn

Calum Haswell
White & Case

Keri Harrowven

Keri joined Ian Williams last year, as their Knowledge Manager, with more than 15 years’ experience of intranet management and internal communications.

She has already built and launched their new intranet and Business Management System, each benefitting from her passion to provide a great user experience.

Keri Harrowven on Twitter | LinkedIn

Keri Harrowven
Ian Williams

Dave Hall

With 15 years’ experience of designing and building government digital solutions under his belt, Dave is currently delivering the Scottish Government’s digital workplace platform. His background in IT, project management, usability and user-experience (UX), means he successfully bridges the communications/technology divide, keeping good user-experience at the forefront of service design.

Dave has a keen interest in digital workplace strategy and in finding digital solutions which help people work smarter, encouraging flexibility and collaboration. His work to develop a shared intranet for the Scottish public sector will also break new ground in realising savings for government IT.

One day, Dave might actually finish his house renovation project. Two years and counting…

Dave on LinkedIn

Dave Hall
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Phil Mennie

Phil is PwC’s Global Social Media Risk and Governance Leader. He authored “Social Media Risk and Governance: Managing Enterprise Risk” (Kogan Page, 2015) and is a world-renowned expert, thought-leader and speaker on social media in the enterprise. Phil’s expertise in social media stems for experience using web technology to better manage financial and operational data.

Phil on Twitter | LinkedInBook

Phil Mennie
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Jenni Field

Jenni is the Group Head of Communications for SSP Group plc.

Graduating with a Marketing degree, Jenni started a career in communications in local government before specialising in media relations at BAE Systems. Supporting events and regional press across the divisional UK sites the role focussed on the local and trade media. With some time focussed on PR, Jenni moved to specialise in internal communication at Thomson Local before gaining some agency experience at theblueballroom communications agency.

Returning in-house in 2010, Jenni joined SSP UK as their internal communications manager looking after 10,000 employees across over 700 outlets. After a few years, Jenni took over the internal communications for the wider Group and in October 2014 she was promoted to Group Head of Communications to manage all internal and external communication across the 29 countries and 30,000 people.

Jenni blogs at Confessions of an internal communicator. and in September 2012 she set up The IC Crowd on Twitter to help connect internal communicators across the globe. Jenni has been involved with CIPR since 2012 when she joined the CIPR Inside Committee. In 2013 she took on the role of treasurer and in 2014 she stepped up to Chair – a position she still holds today.

Jenni Field on Twitter | LinkedIn

Jenni Field
SSP

Ed Garcez

Ed Garcez is the Chief Information Officer for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster City Council. Ed has worked with political and executive leaders and stakeholders across the three councils to agree the business case and target operating model for a shared ICT service.

Ed is passionate about the role that technology can play in enabling organisational change, and in delivering excellence. He works in partnership to ensure that teams across the councils work together to deliver the things that matter most.

Ed on Twitter | LinkedIn

Ed Garcez
Tri-borough

Ernst Decsey

Communication Specialist (Digital Workplace) at UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division in Geneva (Switzerland), Ernst has over 15 years of experience leading intranets for international organisations and significant experience in internal communication, web content management systems, redesign, information architecture, collaboration, and enterprise social networks.

Ernst on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Ernst Decsey
Unicef

John Scott

John is UX Director at Content Formula, a digital workplace consultancy specialising in intranets, Office 365 and SharePoint.

He has been working on intranets for the last 16 years. His work has covered both UX and technical roles which helps him bridge the gap between UX and technology. John is a great believer in user research and has developed a methodology to gather user input and translate these into coherent intranet strategy and requirements.

John has worked on a multitude of intranet projects across many industries. Most recently his focus has been on designing and refining his final, perfect intranet: Content Formula’s new intranet-in-a-box product – Simplify.

John on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

John Scott
Content Formula

Andrew Gilleran

Andrew is a SharePoint, Office 365, and Yammer consultant, trainer, and user adoption specialist based in Dublin. He spent many years managing intranets for Aviva plc and has significant experience in internal communications, writing, editing, collaboration, document management, training, usability, social enterprise networking, and web analytics in small businesses and multinationals.

His focus now is on ‘sustainable adoption’ for the end user with SharePoint and Office 365 especially for intranets and collaboration.

Andrew on Twitter | LinkedIn | Website | Blog

Andrew Gilleran

Kevin Austin

Kevin is a Collaboration Consultant at Shell with the goal of improving collaboration across Shell’s complex ecosystem.

He specialises in Enterprise Social Networks, responsible for growing Shell’s Yammer platform to almost 50,000 members, one of the biggest in the world. Working largely with senior leaders, he helps to identify collaborative opportunities across the business and embed best practices to impact the bottom line.

He is currently working with operational excellence teams to launch a social learning platform for Shell’s global customer service centres.

Kevin on Twitter | LinkedIn

Kevin Austin
Shell

Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller founded All Things IC consultancy in 2013 after a decade of working in-house.

She offers senior level counsel to help organisations and communicators achieve communication excellence.

Her clients include Harrods, O2, Jamie Oliver Group, PRS for Music, Heathrow Express, London Ambulance Service, Camden Council and the Zoological Society of London.

She’s a multiple award-winning professional, and Fellow of both CIPR and IoIC. Her thoughts have been featured in a number of best-selling PR books. She regularly shares her knowledge through her popular blog and All Things IC Masterclasses.

Rachel on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Miller
All Things IC

Kate Jones

Kate Jones is Board Chair of the Institute of Internal Communication and has worked in employee engagement for 20 years, in both agency and in-house roles. She is currently Head of Internal Communications for Tarmac.

Having launched a new-fangled intranet for a corporate client in the late ’90s, she’s still waiting for the day when all employees are equally connected and easy to reach.

Kate is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication, holds an Advanced Diploma in Internal Communications and has led teams to many engagement awards, including the IoIC’s In-House Team of the Year.

Kate on Twitter | LinkedIn

Kate Jones
Tarmac

Kevin Cody

Kevin Cody has specialised in intranets for 20 years, half of that as Managing Director of SmallWorlders an intranet consulting and technology company based in London. He has worked with some of their larger clients including the NHS, Heineken and Nestle, picking up intranet awards along the way. More recently, frustrated by the lack of alternative viable metrics, Kevin has proselytised intranet engagement: how to measure it and of course how to achieve it.

Kevin on Twitter | LinkedIn

Kevin Cody
SmallWorlders - intranet system

Nicole Carter

Nicole has a track record of delivering user-focused intranets which make it easier for people to do their jobs.

She led on the successful delivery of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s intranet, replacing those of the eight fire brigades and college which merged to form the new organisation.

Fresh from that challenge she joined the Scottish Government to work on rationalising more than 50,000 pages of verbose content into something usable and useful. Through user testing and many iterations Nicole has trained her eye to recognise a great piece of user friendly copy at 100 paces.

With a background in project management, public relations, stakeholder communications and product design Nicole enjoys the challenge of helping people to actually do something rather than just talk about it…

Nicole on LinkedIn

Nicole Carter
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Julian Morency

Julian is the Product Director of cloud-based collaboration platform, Twine. Here he works with big enterprises and small organisations to make their workplaces better connected.  Twine is a cloud-based intranet that’s unexpectedly simple.

He has 10+ years’ of experience as a Digital Product Head for Browser London and is an advocate of the ‘hybrid’ approach, combining the advantages of cloud-based software with the flexibility of modular design.

Julian on Twitter | LinkedIn

Julian Morency
Twine

Rob Killick

Rob Killick is the founder and Director of EasySharePoint. Rob has worked in the world of digital technologies for the past 20 years. In 1995 he was an early investor in EasyShare, the first UK intranet service provider. He was also an investor in the first Cybercafe in the UK, Café Cyberia, and a founder and CEO of one of the first UK web development companies, Cyberiaonline.

Rob has written for a wide range of publications including the Times and the Journal of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He has a very widely read blog, The UK After The Recession. He set up EasySharePoint in 2012 to create a flexible and usable intranet to enable Communications Directors to offer the best experience to their employees.

Rob on Twitter | LinkedIn

Rob Killick
EasySharePoint

Ann-Marie Peacock

and is a member of the IABC and IoIC.

Ann-Marie on LinkedIn

Ann-Marie Peacock
Dialog

James Dellow

Passionate about changing the way the world gets work done, James is an Australian consultant who specialises in human-centred technologies that help people connect, communicate and collaborate with each other.

He brings more than a decade of experience working in intranet and knowledge management roles and as a consultant with a wide range of government, professional and blue chip companies. He has also worked as an advisor on technology strategies for Activity Based Working (ABW) projects.

As an accomplished author, speaker and commentator on technology issues he has been quoted in the Australian media and has also appeared as an expert on Sky Business News. He was awarded a Master of Business & Technology (UNSW) in 2005 and is also a former chair of the New South Wales Knowledge Management Forum.

James on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

James Dellow

Neil Morgan

Neil MorganNeil has more than 15 years’ experience working in online communications and marketing, both in Europe and the Americas, coordinating teams (physically and virtually) on hundreds of web projects.

Neil is the Digital Workplace Team Lead at Richemont, responsible for the roll-out of the Digital Workplace to the 20 brands in the Richemont group.

RichemontNeil Morgan on Twitter | LinkedIn


Hanna Karppi

Hanna KarppiHanna has almost ten years of experience of communications positions on a Nordic and global level. She is currently responsible for Skanska’s Group-wide internal digital communications channels such as intranet, video platform and collaboration tool. Hanna is passionate about change and enjoys developing and implementing new solutions and taking plans and strategies into action.

SkanskaHanna Karppi on Twitter | LinkedIn


Richard Gera

Richard GeraRichard Gera is a digital internal communications professional with 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical sector. Richard has been involved in all aspects of the internal communications digital journey from the early days of intranets through the rise of web 2.0 and collaboration tools up to the current day focus on mobility and the digital workplace.

Richard currently leads on employee communications digital strategy and service operations for GSK, a science-led global healthcare company with a mission to help people to do more, feel better, live longer.

GSKOutside of work Richard likes to spend time with his family and keep up to date with the latest developments in the technology sector.

Richard on Twitter | LinkedIn


Sam Marshall

Sam MarshallHaving specialised in intranets and the digital workplace for over 17 years, working with companies such as AstraZeneca, AkzoNobel, TUI Travel, Sony and SABMiller, Sam is well placed to talk about how people work. His current activities focus on intranet and digital workplace strategy, the business side of SharePoint, and the use of social tools for collaboration and internal communication.

Sam was responsible for Unilever’s global portal implementation, leading the roll-out of over 700 online communities to 90,000 people and consolidating several thousand intranets into one.

He is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences. In 2015 Sam was given the Intranet Now award for ‘remarkable contribution to the intranet community’. He has an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, an MA in Psychology and more bicycles than shoes.

ClearBox ConsultingSam on Twitter | LinkedIn | Website and blog


Martin

Martin WhiteMartin White, of Intranet Focus

Martin has been involved in intranet strategy and implantation since 1997. He set up Intranet Focus Ltd in 1999 and since then has worked on intranets that are being used by approaching 500,000 employees of organisations in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Many of his clients have been in the pharmaceutical and high tech sectors, but he is especially proud of his work for the IMF, World Bank and the United Nations.

At present his current clients include one of the world’s leading law firms, a European pharmaceutical company and a small UK professional services organisation.

Martin is the author of books on information consulting, content management and intranet management and three books on enterprise search implementation. He is currently working on a second edition of ‘Enterprise Search’ for publication in early 2015

Intranet FocusMartin has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield since 2002 and has served on a number of committees for the Royal Society of Chemistry, of which he is a Fellow. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Information Management and also a member of the Royal College of Organists.


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