We put a quiet ‘call for speakers’ out via our newsletter, and we’re just now contacting potential 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jo Osborn

Head of Communications, South East Water.

South East Water

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

All Things IC

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 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.

More to be announced soon.