Presentations 2017

Take a look at the presentations from October’s Intranet Now 2017 conference.

To read each presentations notes, click the orange link to go directly to SldeShare.

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

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Sophie Coady

Sophie has over 15 years’ experience in project management, systems implementation, and business change. She has worked in Canada, Australia, and the UK in several industries including Finance, Engineering, Media, and Shipping.

IG Group is an online financial trading company, for whom Sophie has worked since 2012. Originally responsible for Programmes and Governance, she transitioned in November 2016 to Head of Collaboration, looking after the intranet and other collaboration tools across the business.

Sophie is dedicated to helping people work better together, but has limited success translating this at home with her two young boys!

Sophie on Twitter | LinkedIn

Sophie Coady
IG

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Giulia Fares

Giulia manages the digital channels within Towergate Insurance, with a particular focus on intranet management and website design and launch. Giulia’s passion for languages and cultures has taken her from Italy, to Germany, the UK, Sweden, and back to the UK, working for multinational companies across different industries. Her extensive commercial experience over twenty years has allowed her to work in-house and on the consulting side.

Over the past eight years, Giulia has focused on SharePoint, but she is now using Umbraco for external websites.

Giulia on Twitter | LinkedIn

Giulia Fares
Towergate

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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

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Richard Acreman

Richard founded Web Media 360 in 2006; fast forward to 2016, the self-confessed coding geek and his 75 strong work force joined the Reply family, a publicly listed Tech consultancy with more than 6,000 geeks world-wide, and transformed in to ‘WM Reply’. As well as running the successful Office 365 Consultancy, Richard spends his free time road running and training for the New York Marathon after completing his first marathon in London earlier this year.

Richard on Twitter | LinkedIn

Richard Acreman
Reply

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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

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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

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Lisa Riemers

An advocate for all things digital, Lisa is a freelance communications specialist with over ten years experience across the marketing mix. She bridges the gap between communications, product and IT, helping people make the most of the tools they have available to tell their story.

From strategy to delivery, content to configuration, Lisa loves wrangling intranet and digital projects. She has worked in a diverse range of organisations, from global outsourcing firms like G4S and Veolia to transport (FirstGroup), insurance (Direct Line Group) and intranet software at Invotra.

Lisa blogs about community and networking and believes in the importance of digital literacy. A visual thinker, Lisa can often be found sketchnoting (doodling but with purpose) and enjoys painting and photography in the rare time she’s offline.

Lisa on Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog

Lisa Riemers

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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

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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

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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.

Scott on Twitter | LinkedIn

Scott McArthur

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Emma Peagam

Emma has been working at Barnardo’s in the Digital team for a year. She has a background in project management and content design. Her main focus over the last six months has been on the delivery of a new corporate website and new internal comms channels as part of the organisation’s digital transformation programme. Emma likes cookery shows and short bios.

Emma on Twitter | LinkedIn

Emma Peagam
Barnardo's

Anwen Gardner

Anwen has been working at Barnardo’s in the Internal Communications team for just under a year. Her background in consumer PR and policing led her to work for the children’s charity. She enjoys finding new and engaging ways to deliver Barnardo’s internal communications strategy across the organisation. Anwen has worked closely with the digital transformation team over the last six months in the quest to find an improved channel mix for internal communications that will better meet the needs of employees and volunteers across the charity. Anwen likes Guinness, travelling, and crime dramas.

Anwen on LinkedIn

Anwen Gardner

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Rita Zonius

Rita Zonius has extensive experience in corporate communications, covering internal communications, media relations and government and regulatory affairs. Most recently Rita led the Internal Digital Communications team at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), one of the world’s top 50 banks. In this role, Rita led an award-winning initiative to introduce an enterprise social network to the bank’s 55,000 staff and support the organisation to realise the business benefits of enterprise social technologies. She was also responsible for ANZ’s global intranet.

Rita is a believer in the power of enterprise social to help democratise organisations and their information. She is a host of weekly Twitter chat #esnchat and writes about all things enterprise social regularly. Rita is based in Melbourne.

Rita on Twitter | LinkedIn

Rita Zonius
ANZ

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Laura Jones

Laura has worked for The Co-operative Bank for just over four years in different roles within the Knowledge and Communications Team before becoming the Intranet and Control Manager two years ago.

Laura is a firm believer that a work force that is involved in the development and direction of their intranet and communications strategy is more engaged in their organisation than one that is not involved.

Laura is currently leading a small team in building a new Intranet for Knowledge and Engagement that will combine 7 out of date Intranet Platforms into one Intranet that is fit for purpose and does what colleagues need it to do.

Laura on Twitter | LinkedIn

Laura Jones
Co-operative Bank

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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

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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

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Sarah Blackburn

Sarah is the Client Success Manager for EasySharePoint. Sarah’s passion is using digital internal communications to drive organisational engagement. Sarah’s philosophy is to help improve collaboration by using measurement, research and evaluations as informers for improvement, direction and tangible ROI. Starting working life in first line support, moving through quality assurance into the end-to-end rollouts of countless intranets has given Sarah a strong user focus to all her work. Her practical knowledge includes a broad range of skills from training, permissions management to a wee bit of CSS. Parkrunner A365235.

Sarah on Twitter | LinkedIn

Sarah Blackburn
EasySharePoint

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Kelly Freeman

Kelly is an Intranet Strategist for intranet software provider, Interact. She previously was an Internal Communications Manager for one of the UK’s leading health and beauty retailers where she introduced a collaborative, social intranet that helped the organisation achieve business objectives and become essential to their employee engagement programme. This kickstarted Kelly’s passion for digital communications and social collaboration which she now shares with Interact’s customers; helping them reach their goals and deploy successful, employee focused intranets.

Kelly on Twitter | LinkedIn

Kelly Freeman
Interact

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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

Natalie Smithson

Natalie has worked at HM Land Registry for many years, gaining a wide understanding of the organisation’s work. During the past four years, she has been heavily involved in a project to launch an intranet based on user needs. She now manages the successful live service, and continues to engage with stakeholders to put the reader at the centre of the intranet.

Natalie on LinkedIn

natalie
HM Land Registry

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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

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Sarah Moffatt

Working globally, Sarah is on a path of continuous improvement for ACCA’s internal communications – management, development, review and measurement. Her role encompasses all aspects of internal communications and is aligned to the global engagement of ACCA’s Strategy to 2020, so Sarah promotes the need for an integrated and planned approach. A major part of her role is focused on Arthur, ACCA’s social intranet.

Sarah on Twitter | LinkedIn

Sarah Moffatt
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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