Agenda

Registration

Registration is really easy – we have you on the list, so we’ll hand you your name badge and lanyard without fuss.

Join us for carbs and coffee from 8:40am in the exhibition hall – and take a look at a slice of the original Roman wall of London.

Friday, 4th October 2019

1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB

Tickets

8:50am

Registration and coffee

40 minutes, exhibition hall.

Get your name badge, pop a few stickers on to it to show how many Intranet Nows you’ve been to, and head to the exhibition space for coffee and cronuts.

Grab some carbs and meet other participants as they arrive; be sure to say ‘hello’ to our exhibitors – they got up very early for this!

coffee

9:30am

Welcome

15 minutes, main hall.

Lisa and Wedge welcome you to our seventh conference

Lisa Riemers and Wedge, Intranet Now.

Lisa Riemers.
Wedge.

9:45am

Keynote: The Elements of a Strategy

18 minute keynote, main hall.

You often hear phrases such as “we made a strategic decision to use X” or “our strategy is to move everything to the cloud” etc. These are rarely accurate statements but rather, frequently used statements of expediency or tactics, not truly strategic decisions.

We will look at strategy from the viewpoints of Genghis Khan to Dominic Cummings, with the aim of helping you to deliver truly strategic direction for your digital workplace.

Fintan Galvin, CEO, Invotra.

Fintan Galvin.

10:03am

Measuring the value of a user-centred approach to Intranets

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

At Wellcome we treat our intranet as an internal product, taking a user-centred approach to delivering impact for our staff and value for our organisation. This talk is about how we measure that impact / value.

John Baptiste-Kelly, Wellcome Trust.

John Baptiste-Kelly

10:13am

TBA

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

TBA

Melissa Masterton, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, The AA.

Melissa Masterton.

10:23am

Zhuzzh up your content strategy: Make-over like a pro

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

Creating and executing a content strategy is a crucial element of intranet success.This quick-fire talk will explore what you should consider when crafting your online content to best suit your audiences.

Kelly Freeman, Interact.

Kelly Freeman

10:33am

Give the people what they want! (but measure it)

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

Engaging a dispersed workforce with different personas is challenging – a flexible approach is fundamental. Hannah talks through implementing a multi-channel digital platform to engage and empower.

Hannah Moss, Willmott Dixon.

Hannah Moss.

10:43am

Alignment: a series of leaps

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

From a command and control project, to contributing to our transformation – how our intranet alignment was gained, lost, and re-found.

Martin Stubbs-Partridge, Scottish Natural Heritage.

Martin Stubbs-Partridge

10:54am

Quickfire workshop pitches

6 minutes, main hall.

While there are three workshops on offer, you can choose only one. Use the imminent break (or the lunch hour) to register for the workshop of your choice.

Pitches must be quick, as the (test) fire alarm will go off at 11am!

Our workshop leaders, on stage for 60 seconds each each.

Invotra
Cloud2.
scarlettabbott.
Sequel.

11:00am

Morning break

33 minute break, exhibition hall.

The (test) fire alarm marks the start of our morning break. Grab food and drink, peruse the exhibition, and make new friends. If you don’t like making friends, come sit with Wedge!

coffee

11:35am

Digital evolution in the workplace

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

Traditional intranets have frequently failed to engage, regardless of the technology. Most have failed. We imagined a very different approach, built around people and processes, rather than just news and documents. So we built it.

Simon Hudson, Cloud2 and Martin Hutchinson, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Simon Hudson
Martin Hutchinson

11:45am

The Impact of a digital workplace strategy

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

Based on IntraTeam’s survey / benchmark on digital workplaces, Kurt will highlight who owns the digital workplace, how so succeed with ESN, how to get top management’s 100% support, and which purpose for the digital workplace are the best.

Kurt Kragh Sørensen, IntraTeam.

Kurt Kragh Sørensen.

11:55am

Not a long jumper

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

Making assumptions can take you into dangerous territory. That’s why Greig and the team undertook a digital diary exercise with their global workforce to ensure their views were central to creating their new digital workplace.

Greig Rutherford, Standard Life Aberdeen.

Greig Rutherford

12:05pm

The Intranet of Now: Making our world smaller through centralised connectivity platforms

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

How intranets can bring people and information together, no matter the size or geographical displacement of the organisation.

James Mowatt, WM Reply.

James Mowatt.

12:15pm

Auditing your intranet content – the graft that keeps on giving

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

A content audit can tell a thousand stories and provide the foundations for a robust governance framework, identify gaps in content and inform your current, or future, site navigation.

Annette Corbett, DigiSEO.

Annette Corbett.

12:25pm

Do, know and feel: A framework for the modern workplace

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

Bridging the gap between IT and communications, a simple framework to help understand what tool is best for what purpose for an easy to understand digital workplace.

Charles Fenoughty, Sequel.

Charles Fenoughty

12:35pm

SNAQs — “Statement Not A Question…”

9 minute audience participation, main hall.

You, on stage, sharing your hot takes on what you’ve heard so far, and putting your oar in good and proper.

You?

12:45pm

Lunch

One hour, exhibition hall.

Find your people and enjoy top-notch nosh.

Buffet

1:45pm

Head to your workshop or table talk

5 minutes to find your place.

You take part in one workshop, and two table talks.

Lisa and Wedge will make an announcement in the exhibition hall to help you find your room – half of participants will head to a workshop, and half will go back to the main hall for table talks.

Lisa Riemers.
Wedge.

1:50pm

Workshop: Sentiment analysis in your digital workplace

40 minutes, Walbrook room.

Billy Clackers, Invotra

1:50pm

Workshop: Modelling business processes in MS Teams

40 minutes, Fleet room.
Considering the capabilities of Microsoft Teams and exploring how to take existing processes, intranet sites, applications etc. and ‘re-skin’ them for delivery as a Teams-based solution.

If you are considering rolling out MS Teams, or just want to understand how to reimagine your processes then this workshop will provide insights and hands-on experience.

Simon Hudson, Cloud 2

1:50pm

Table talks: first sessions

20 minutes, main hall.

TBA

2:10pm

Table talks: second sessions

20 minutes, main hall.

TBA

2:30pm

Afternoon break

29 minute break, exhibition hall.

Continue the conversation over cakes and coffee.

coffee

3:00pm

Workshop: Seven delicious intranet takeaways

40 minutes, Walbrook room.

Join Interact’s rapid fire workshop of instant intranet wins you can shamelessly steal and take full credit for.

This will be an interactive session where Interact invite the audience to explore how they might use these proven ideas and give examples from their own experience.

Matt McCourty, Interact

3:00pm

Workshop: The seven pillars. A strategic framework for digital success

40 minutes, Fleet room.

Cut through the confusion with this tried and tested tool. You’ll leave our workshop with a practical plan on a page, inspired, and ready for action!

Russ Norton and Tony Stewart, scarlettabbott

3:00pm

Table talks: third sessions

20 minutes, main hall.

TBA

3:20pm

Table talks: fourth sessions

20 minutes, main hall.

TBA

3:40pm

Tiny comfort break

9 minute break, exhibition hall.

Please decant to the exhibition hall, or get a breath of fresh air, while we just tidy up the main hall a little.

coffee

3:50pm

Hello!

2 minutes, main hall.

Wedge and Lisa welcome you back to the final furlong.

Wedge and Lisa Riemers, Intranet Now.

Lisa Riemers.
Wedge.

3:52pm

A briefing counter – are they the one?

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

That special someone is out there, the one person who hasn’t received your communications, here’s how we found ours…

Kirsty McEnvoy and Mark Owen, Affinity Water.

Kirsty McEnvoy
Mark Owen

4:02pm

Linking the digital workplace and organisation design

9 minute lightning talk, main hall.

Strategic value requires an intranet or digital workplace that fits with the rest of the business and the organisation. A particularly critical requirement is to define the most important types of organisational group and network.

John Ingham, Author of the Social Organisation.

Jon Ingham.

4:12pm

Debate / discussion intro

2 minutes, main hall.

TBA

TBA

Wedge, Intranet Now.

Wedge.

4:14pm

TBA

3 minutes, main hall.

TBA

Tanya Burak, Savills

Tanya Burak.

4:18pm

TBA

3 minutes, main hall.

TBA

Chris Tubb, Spark Trajectory.

Chris Tubb

4:22pm

TBA

3 minutes, main hall.

TBA

Tony Stewart, scarlettabbott.

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4:26pm

Roving mic Q&A and panel debate

18 minutes, main hall.

The arguments have been heard; now it’s time for the panelists to challenge each other, and for you (yes, you) to ask a question or put forth an alternative.

You?

4:44pm

Draws and prizes

2 minutes, main hall.

TBA.

TBA.

Trophy

4:50pm

Diamond Award presentation

3 minutes, main hall.

Wedge and Lisa will present this summer’s award for remarkable contribution to the intranet community.

Wedge and Lisa Riemers, Intranet Now.

Wedge.
Lisa Riemers.

5:02pm

Our many thanks and invite to drinks

2 minutes, main hall.

Wedge and Lisa, on stage to thank you and our speakers, and take and final questions or thoughts.

Wedge and Lisa Riemers, Intranet Now.

Wedge.
Lisa Riemers.

5:04pm

A glass of wine

45 minutes of swanning about, exhibition hall.

Make sure you’ve connected and swapped details with everyone you want; you’re likely to see them at the next Intranet Now, so forge those relationships yeah?

Wine