Speakers

Every speaker is in someway a member of the wider community. Every single speaker’s experience will illuminate and inspire.

If you’re a practitioner and would like to speak at Intranet Now, please email Wedge@intranetnow.co.uk

Thursday, 5th October 2017

Hilton Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG

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Scott McArthur

Scott offers an unusual mix of experience, having worked as a research scientist, HR director, business consultant, rock musical producer, writer, and keynote speaker. His delivery style, which he has developed across the sectors in over 20 years, is humorous, well-crafted, inspiring and direct.

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Scott McArthur

Helen Lippell

Helen is an independent consultant who helps organisations sort out their piles of messy information. She specialises in building taxonomies for applications including digital products, websites and of course, intranets. She thinks search is a woefully-neglected part of the digital workplace. Helen has worked for organisations such as the BBC, Time Out, the Metropolitan Police and Pearson, and is the Programme Chair of Taxonomy Bootcamp London. When she’s not taxonomising, she likes going on TV quiz shows, and watching obscure sports.

Helen on Twitter | LinkedIn

Helen Lippell

Chris Tubb

Chris works with organisations to help them make informed choices about how their people work together digitally, especially when it comes to strategy, governance and measurement. Chris has worked with intranets for over twenty years, and was formerly responsible for intranet strategy and architecture at Orange/ France Telecom. Since 2010 he has consulted and benchmarked with dozens of large organisations all over the world. He is based in Brighton.

Chris on Twitter | LinkedIn | Website

Chris Tubb

Allan Tanner

Allan has clocked up 18 years working in digital services, picking up extensive experience in intranet development and management along the way. He’s worked for public, private, and third sector organisations, and is now based in the Global Communications department at Standard Life Aberdeen in Edinburgh, where he leads the digital team which looks after the corporate intranet.

Allan on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Allan Tanner
Standard Life Aberdeen

Amanda Broomhall

Amanda has been thriving on the challenges of intranet and digital workplace projects for over 15 years, working in permanent, contract, and consulting roles, within Australia and internationally.
She has built up an impressive set of skills in the areas of digital strategy development, user research, information architecture design, human-centred design, training and mentoring, content and knowledge management. Amanda is a managing partner at ABCW, a digital initiatives consultancy.

Amanda on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Amanda Broomhall

Chris McGrath

Chris McGrath is founder of Tangowork (chatbots for internal communications) and co-founder of ThoughtFarmer (social intranet software). He loves a difficult technical problem and a well-pulled espresso. He has more children than he expected, he thinks social media is making us stupider, and if the wind is over 20 knots he stops working and goes kitesurfing.

Chris on Twitter | LinkedIn | Website

Chris McGrath
Tangowork

Martyn Perks

Martyn Perks is head of Customer Insight with BrightStarr, with wide ranging experience in both public and private sectors. His expertise is in helping world-wide and small organisations improve how they communicate, share knowledge and innovate internally — aiding their growth and competitiveness.

Martyn on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Martyn Perks
Unily by brightstarr

Tom Chippendale

Tom is digital channels manager at water utility Wessex Water. He recently managed an 18 month project to deliver a new Office 365 intranet for more than 2,000 employees.

Tom has enjoyed working in communications for more than 15 years including spells in video production, wine writing, digital signage and web content management.

Tom on Twitter | LinkedIn

Tom Chippendale
Wessex Water

Ruth Kirkup

A digital internal communications expert and enthusiast with over 7 years experience working in corporate communications at Diageo plc. Most recently Ruth has gained over 2 years experience working on the internal engagement and adoption of Diageo’s digital collaboration tools using Office 365 and SharePoint.

Ruth on LinkedIn

Diageo

Martin White

Martin has been searching for information since he learned to read in 1954. Computer-assisted searching came into his life in 1975 and has been a core interest ever since. Martin is the author of four books on enterprise search based on what he has learned from over 50 search projects and from colleagues at the Information School, University of Sheffield, where he has been a Visiting Professor since 2002.

He is currently working on projects for three multi-national companies, based in Germany, France, and the UK. When not searching he likes playing French organ music, preferably on French organs.

Martin on Twitter | LinkedIn | Website | Enterprise seach book

Martin White
Intranet Focus

Joe Freeman

Joe leads on all things digital at Breast Cancer Now, specifically working to ensure the charity better uses digital across teams to meet their goals. Joe has led social media and digital engagement at both Diabetes UK and Sue Ryder – also managing the latter’s digital transformation work.

Joe’s currently thinking about how an organisation’s culture needs to adapt to make the most of digital, and wondering what will happen to the sector if we don’t all see digital as a strategic priority.

Joe on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Joe Freeman
breast cancer now

Kurt Kragh Sørensen

Kurt Kragh Sørensen is the CEO and intranet / digital workplace consultant at IntraTeam in Denmark. Kurt heads the largest intranet / digital workplace membership organisation in Scandinavia, and has offered consultancy services, workshops, and lectures on intranets, knowledge sharing, and online communication since 2000.

Kurt and IntraTeam offer an intranet / digital workplace benchmark survey, with over 200 participants and over 100 benchmarked organisations.

Kurt on Twitter | LinkedIn | IntraTeam on Twitter | Website

Kurt Kragh Sørensen
IntraTeam

Ross Tarbard

Higher Education communications specialist Ross has led Internal Communications at the University of Leicester for the past two years, having previously worked to introduce Internal Comms at De Montfort University. With experience across the marketing and communications area, the latest challenge is to realise the University’s ambition to create a ‘Digital Campus’.

A fan of working across boundaries and using data to improve IC performance, Ross is currently attempting to realise a wide-ranging Internal Comms strategy in an environment that loves to challenge convention (and comms!).

Ross on Twitter | LinkedIn

Ross Tarbard
University of Leicester