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Transitioning Your Intranet to a Digital Workplace
February 2 - 4, 2016 in Atlanta
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Tuesday, February 2
 

TBA

PRE-CONFERENCE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
Tuesday February 2, 2016 TBA
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

7:45am EST

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and breakfast as you meet your workshop leader and fellow attendees!

Tuesday February 2, 2016 7:45am - 8:00am EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

8:00am EST

WORKSHOP A: The Digital Workplace – What Is It & How Will It Empower Your Employees & Your Organization
Joerg Meissner, Former Director of IT, Instron
The digital workplace is more than just the evolution of your intranet. The scope is broader and the focus is different. For intranet professionals, digital workplaces require a new and different way of thinking. Additionally, the digital workplace transforms the way you work and the way you do business day-to-day.

 

In this interactive session we will first explore the journey to a digital workplace and then apply these concepts to your specific organization. Bring your questions, issues, thoughts and ideas, and together, we will answer the following crucial questions:

  1. What is the digital workplace and what is it not?
  2. Why is it relevant to your organization?
  3. How do you get there and what roadblocks will you likely encounter?
  4. What are the next steps you can take?
  5. Who needs to be involved and who should be in charge?

Walk away from this session with a firm understanding of what a digital workplace is, what it could potentially look like at your organization, and a foundation that will set the pace for the rest of the conference.

 

Joerg Meissner, Former Director of IT
Instron

 


Speakers
avatar for Joerg Meissner

Joerg Meissner

Instron, Former Director of IT
Previous Vocation/Experience Joerg has worked at Instron for 20 years as the Director of IT, Manager of Applications, Manager of the Web Team, and various positions in Software Engineering. Wolpert GmbH in Germany in Product Management and as Head of Engineering. He moved to the U.S... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

10:00am EST

Stretch Break & Refreshments
Stand up and stretch and grab some refreshments as we switch over to the next workshop session.

Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

10:15am EST

WORKSHOP B: Using The Pieces You Already Have To Create A Digital Workplace That Will Add Value To Your Organization
Eloquor Consulting, Inc.
You probably have bits and pieces of a digital workplace; an intranet here, a social tool there. But how do you bring it all together and evolve into a truly robust Digital Workplace – one that deserves those capital letters.

Moreover, how do you govern it in a way that encourages adoption? And, what role will that adoption play in changing your organizational culture? Sometimes the sum of the scraps puts you farther down the road than you think!


Attend this session and get ready to turn your disparate technologies into a cohesive digital workplace, including how to:
  • Encourage employees to change the way they think and talk about the intranet
  • Use digital workplace technology to shift your organization culture
  • Partner with IT to create a broader, more holistic, view of the technology
  • Govern a digital workplace – it is quite a bit different than governing an intranet!
  • Use an Eloquor tool to help smooth your path on your journey to a successful Digital Workplace

 

Stacy L. Wilson, ABC, President
Eloquor Consulting, Inc.



Speakers
avatar for Stacy Wilson

Stacy Wilson

President, Eloquor Consulting, Inc.
Stacy Wilson, ABC, is president of Eloquor Consulting, Inc., in Colorado. She uses her nearly 30 years of internal communication experience to help companies communicate better with employees. She specializes in leveraging digital workplace investments for business results, assisting... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

12:15pm EST

Lunch - On Your Own, But Not Alone!
Stop by the registration table for a map of local, hot-spot eatieries near by.
Feel free to dine with a group or go out on your own.

Tuesday February 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

1:15pm EST

WORKSHOP C: Moving From Frustration To Effective Collaboration – Learning To Avoid The Top 7 Mistakes Of Transitioning To A Digital Workplace
C5 Insight

 Collaboration as we know it has changed dramatically over the years, as a digital transformation takes place within our organizations. In fact, it wasn't that long ago that we had to make a concerted effort to connect with one another; now that same effort is required to disconnect.  So why do organizations continue to struggle to connect and engage with employees, customers and partners?

 

According to Gartner, 80% of social collaboration efforts fail to meet expectations. If we have the tools, the technology, and the will, then why aren't we doing a better job with connecting and collaborating within our organizations? 

 

This interactive workshop will tackle issues with social collaboration and more, taking an in-depth look into why digital workplace initiatives often fail to meet expectations. You’ll be asked to brainstorm and discuss how changes in your approach to interacting with employees can lead to enhanced user adoption, improved employee engagement, increased productivity, and a lasting, successful digital transformation within your organization

 

Learn how to successfully connect with your employees and bring social collaboration to life in

your organization, including how to:

 

  • Manage the unavoidable technological changes taking place in your organization
  • Overcome and avoid common digital workplace mistakes being made by other organizations
  • Implement the right technology to enable, rather than inhibit, your digital workplace success
  • Transform your thinking and begin to practice employee-centric planning to leverage social collaboration every day

 

Curtis Hughes, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

C5 Insight


Speakers
avatar for Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes

Co-Founder & Managing Parter, C5 Insight
Curtis Hughes is a consultant, coach, speaker, and author, as well as a Co-founder and Managing Partner of C5 Insight, a management consulting firm that helps organizations work together better. Curtis has nearly 20 years of experience consulting with businesses and government agencies... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 1:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

3:15pm EST

Stretch Break & Refreshments
Take a quick stretch break and get excited for the last afternoon session!

Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

3:30pm EST

WORKSHOP D: Making The Most Out Of Your Digital Workplace By Choosing The Tools & Technologies That Work For You & Align With Your Organization's Goals
Real Story Group

The topic of digital workplaces and digital transformation is getting hotter and hotter, which means more and more technologies, software, and capabilities are popping up every day. With so many platforms, options, and vendors it can be overwhelming as a customer to find the perfect digital tools for your company.
 
This fast-paced workshop will share customer research from noted evaluation firm Real Story Group on leading social-collaboration platforms, and provide a framework for customers to assess technology choices based on their particular needs.  The workshop will also de-mystify the highly crowded and fragmented social software marketplace – including social services from platform and infrastructure vendors, collaboration suites, pure-play blog / wiki / social-networking products, community platforms, and social layers — enabling participants to compare and contrast competing vendors in an unbiased space.
 
Save yourself time, energy, and headaches by attending this workshop and learning the best practices in technology selection and implementation, and walk away with:

  • A methodology to pair business needs with technology options
  • A reference model, framework, and practical examples for applying user center design to the digital workplace, to reshape the employee experience by working from the screen-backwards, rather than systems-forward
  • A “no-BS” assessment of strengths and weakness of some of the leading players, based on quantitative and qualitative customer research
  • And, most importantly, digital workplace technology knowledge to wow your IT department and impress your leadership
 
Tony Byrne, Founder
Real Story Group

Speakers
avatar for Tony Byrne

Tony Byrne

Founder, Real Story Group
In 2001, Tony founded Real Story Group (formerly CMS Watch), setting out to create a new kind of research and advisory firm, one that worked only for enterprise technology customers who wanted the real story about Digital Workplace and Marketing Technologies. Over the years, Real... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Alliance Room, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown
 
Wednesday, February 3
 

TBA

GENERAL SESSIONS DAY 1
Wednesday February 3, 2016 TBA
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

8:00am EST

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Sign-in, pick up your materials, and enjoy a continental breakfast before we start the day and kick off the conference! Remember to bring your business cards!

Wednesday February 3, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

8:30am EST

Chairperson's Opening & Speed Networking
Nonlinear Enterprise
Meet and greet with your conference chairperson, network with your fellow peers, and discuss how to best transition to a digital workplace! Get ready for two days jam packed with knowledge, solutions, tips & tricks, and innovative ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with global organizations to help define, design and execute the digital vision for their workplace, and for transformation of their employee and customer experiences.  Her processes help clients to distill their priorities in light of organizational... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

9:15am EST

Making The Impossible A Reality – Moving HR And Executives To A Digital Workplace Mindset
University Hospitals of Cleveland & Eloquor Consulting, Inc.

In the conservative and highly regulated environment of the healthcare industry, it seems like an impossible task to get HR and executives onboard with a dramatically different direction, especially with a digital change. But this is exactly what the dynamic team at Cleveland’s University Hospitals has done.

Not only have they changed the way people talk about the intranet – now it’s a “digital workplace” – but they’ve also built champions across the organization in the process.

With development underway, it’s time to look back at the entire process thus far and share insights about:

•    Why having the right people involved makes all the difference
•    How to get the HR leadership team on board, and why it is so important
•    How small bits of data and examples drive home the key points
•    What happens when it all finally clicks and comes together

Heather Harmon, VP of Human Resources & Organizational Development
University Hospitals of Cleveland

Stacy L. Wilson, ABC, President
Eloquor Consulting, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Harmon

Heather Harmon

Vice President of Corporate Human Resources and Organizational Development, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Heather Harmon is the Vice President of Corporate Human Resources and Organizational Development for University Hospitals located in Cleveland, Ohio. Within a health system of more than 25,000 employees, Heather is responsible for creating alignment of employee training, development... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Wilson

Stacy Wilson

President, Eloquor Consulting, Inc.
Stacy Wilson, ABC, is president of Eloquor Consulting, Inc., in Colorado. She uses her nearly 30 years of internal communication experience to help companies communicate better with employees. She specializes in leveraging digital workplace investments for business results, assisting... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:15am - 9:50am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

9:50am EST

Revamp Your Existing Intranet By Providing Employees With A Reliable Source Of Company News And Information
T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s previous intranet, OneVoice, was getting old and tired. Adding to that, T-Mobile’s largely millennial population of retail and customer service employees weren’t using OneVoice, and it was becoming an unreliable source of information and news. It was clear, OneVoice needed to be upgraded and refreshed in order to be optimized in the future.

Learn how T-Mobile’s Corporate Communication and HR departments teamed up to transform OneVoice into a user-focused and personalized platform, including how to:

  • Collaborate with HR and Communications departments
  • Activate your intranet for remote, hourly, and even Millennial workforces
  • Engage your employees through an intranet they enjoy using

Melissa Spillum-Proctor, Senior HR Communications Manager

T-Mobile  
 


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Spillum-Proctor

Melissa Spillum-Proctor

Senior HR Communications Manager, T-Mobile
Melissa Spillum-Proctor has spent her 10-year career in communication positions at Moss Adams LLP and T-Mobile. For the past five years, she has supported T-Mobile’s HR communication function. While in this role, she helped launch a HR-specific e-newsletter, redesigning it, and... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:50am - 10:25am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

10:25am EST

Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and delicious snacks as you network with your fellow attendees!

Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:25am - 10:45am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

10:45am EST

Creating A Unified Company-Wide Intranet With Limited Resources And A Small-Scale Budget
NetApp, Inc.


In the past, NetApp allowed every department and group to create their own Intranet site on whatever platform they wanted. Feedback started to roll in saying that their Intranets were difficult to navigate, the process was confusing, everything was a mess! The employees were right. An Intranet strategy was needed and a committee was created. The committee decided that they needed one unified Intranet across the organization. However, with no budget available, this was a tall order.

 

This session will outline what many organizations are going through – turning separate intranets into one unified hub for all employees throughout the organization. Discover how a small team of individuals with support from management and a need for change created a low cost solution, including how to:

  • Understand what your employees want and need
  • Collaborate with other departments such as IT, HR, and Communications
  • Gain support from management
  • Pursue creative ideas, even when your budget is limited or nonexistent

 

Ann Fitzsimons, HR Web Technologist

NetApp, Inc.


Speakers
avatar for Ann Fitzsimons

Ann Fitzsimons

HR Web Technologist, NetApp, Inc.
Ann Fitzsimons has been working on and off on Intranets for 18 years. She currently is the HR Web Technologist at NetApp based in Sunnyvale, CA. She has worked on Intranets at a mid-sized educational company, a small corporation of less than 300 people and now for NetApp, a world-wide... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:20am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

11:20am EST

Deploying An Effective Collaboration-Focused Digital Workspace In An Ever-Changing Technological Landscape
Target

  
In 2013, Target deployed its next generation intranet. This new platform launched with great promise as it combined a strong content management backbone with social collaboration, communications channels, and knowledge sharing capabilities, all within a single environment.

The deployment was well planned, grounded in strong governance principles to promote sustainability, and backed by a robust change management plan to drive adoption. While the intranet overhaul offered Target’s Team Members greatly improved ways to collaborate and connect, the user experience was not without its problems and frustrations.


In this session, you will learn of the challenges and key success factors involved with large advanced intranet deployments. This session will help you to recognize these challenges, ensure success, and recognize the importance of:

  • Gaining authentic management support at various levels
  • Developing a strong governance model to drive long-term environment sustainability
  • Realistically assessing the value of environment customization versus configuration
  • Developing initiatives to driving adoption
  • Staying nimble in an ever-evolving technological landscape

 

Jonathan Robinson, Intranet Governance Consultant

Target

 


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Robinson

Jonathan Robinson

Intranet Governance Consultant, Target
Jonathan Robinson is a technology professional with more than 12 years of experience in the fields of system design and development, IT operations, systems engineering, and project management. While his roles at Target and General Dynamics have varied over the years, his dedication... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 11:20am - 11:55am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

11:55am EST

Lunch - On Your Own, But Not Alone! Reservations Are Booked
Sign up for lunch with a group of your colleagues and peers and continue the conversations! Reservations have been made at a number of local hot-spot restaurants. Please sign-up at the registration table if you are interested in dining out with a group. The sign up forms will also be passed around the room before lunch.
**Everyone is financially responsible for their own lunch.

Wednesday February 3, 2016 11:55am - 1:25pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

1:25pm EST

Relationship Therapy Part I - It is time to break up with your intranet...
Nonlinear Enterprise
Let's face it, your relationship status with your intranet should be listed as "it's complicated."

So it is time to face the facts, acknowledge that you want someone (or rather something) new... and it is time to break up with your intranet, and move on...

In this session full of education and laughs, you'll be hearing and sharing great advice about how to transition from your dumped intranet to your new flame, your digital workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with global organizations to help define, design and execute the digital vision for their workplace, and for transformation of their employee and customer experiences.  Her processes help clients to distill their priorities in light of organizational... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:25pm - 2:10pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

2:10pm EST

Transform Your Organization Into An Award Winning Digital Workplace
Port of Antwerp Authority, Belgium


In order to improve your existing internal communications strategy, you must encourage employees to work better together, and create a “home” for knowledge management. The Port of Antwerp Authority, Belgium had to completely rethink their business processes and how they function on a day-to-day basis in order to achieve this. By taking inspiration from the “work out loud” phenomenon, they designed an award winning Digital Workplace.

 

Through the transformation they have seen improved processes, collaboration, effectiveness and efficiency across the entire organization. This session will outline how you too can motivate and inspire your workforce by transforming into a digital workplace, including how to:

  • Introduce collaboration, social projects, and embrace new ways of working to create a sustainable work environment
  • Implement digital tools that are appropriate for your business and organizational functions
  • Inspire your team through culture change and more through a successful digital workplace

 

Filip Callewaert, Head Information & Knowledge Management
Port of Antwerp Authority, Belgium
 


Speakers
avatar for Filip Callewaert

Filip Callewaert

Head Information & Knowledge Management, Port of Antwerp Authority, Belgium
Peter Drucker's assertion that "making knowledge workers productive is the biggest of the 21st century management challenges" is the inspiration for Filip's professional life. Filip believes we're only at the very beginning of this huge project, as we do not have 'the big data' yet... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:10pm - 2:45pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

2:45pm EST

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break
Stretch, enjoy refreshments, and take this time to network with your peers.

Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:45pm - 3:05pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

3:05pm EST

Drive User Adoption While Saving Time & Money By Understanding Your Content Owners And Intranet Users
Mayo Clinic


Every successful company focuses its attention towards understanding the needs of customers, but rarely does it focus the same level of attention towards their own employees. The personas help project members understand and empathize with user groups they may never see face to face.


The goal of the Institutional Personas project was to better understand Mayo Clinic's employees, so that designers, developers and analysts could create better products and services; if the employees were supported with user-friendly tools and resources, they would in turn provide better patient care.


Several unique challenges faced this team. Creating personas on this scale was new territory. Additionally, creating personas that are not project specific posed difficulty because it was unknown ahead of time what kind of information they would need to gather. Finally, making the personas available to everyone at the institution, and educating key user groups on how to leverage persona insight continues to be an ongoing effort of the team.


In this session, discover why institutional personas are important in any organization and how using these personas can help you save time and money, including:

  • How personas help project team understand and empathize with users
  • Steps to create institutional personas and how to use them 
  • Challenges to prepare for during the creation and maintenance process of the institutional personas
  • Best practices of persona validation process and governance
  • How personas help content owners create quality content to drive user adoption

 

John Schultz, User Experience Designer
Mayo Clinic
 


Speakers
avatar for John Schultz

John Schultz

User Experience Designer, Mayo Clinic
John Schultz is a User Experience Designer for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He leads and works on large-scale clinical and operational design projects for Mayo’s intranet, which was named one of the 10 best intranets in the world by the Nielsen Norman Group. In accordance with... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 3:05pm - 3:40pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

3:40pm EST

Measuring Social Collaboration To Prove Business Value To Achieve Buy-in And Support From Leadership
EY LLP


While the potential benefits and opportunities of social collaboration are well-documented, the strategy and tactics for establishing a comprehensive ecosystem of behaviors, processes, and enablers to generate tangible business value are often elusive, especially to executive leadership.

 

Gain a sneak peak into the outline of EY’s social journey – how they proposed the idea, how they implemented social collaboration, and emphasize the business value it continually produces at EY.

 

From this sessions you’ll have the opportunity to learn critical lessons on how to measure the value of your social collaboration to ensure that it is producer business results, including how to:  

  • Craft a social strategy oriented around tangible business results
  • Decompose the adoption, engagement, and operational support necessary for long-term, sustainable viability
  • Recognize the key “social levers” associated with effective adoption and engagement
  • Move beyond social activity to social insight

 

Greg Nemeth, Director – Social Enterprise
EY LLP


Speakers
avatar for Gregory Nemeth

Gregory Nemeth

Director – Social Enterprise, EY LLP
As a Director at EY, I lead the Social Enterprise function whose purpose is to apply social innovations to generate business value and competitive advantages in the marketplace. Over the past 20 years, I have led global initiatives to design, deploy, and govern intranet solutions... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 3:40pm - 4:15pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

4:15pm EST

Interactive Expert Panel Session - Get YOUR Questions Answered!
Do you have questions that you didn't get the chance to ask? Have new questions been raised that you want answered? Would you like more examples given? Take this time to ask any additional questions you may have to our panel for the day.

Panel moderator:
  • Amy Yee, Director, Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise

Featured panelists:
  • Curtis Hughes, Co-Founder & Managing Parter, C5 Insight
  • Speaker of your choosing!
  • Speaker of your choosing!

 


Speakers
avatar for Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes

Co-Founder & Managing Parter, C5 Insight
Curtis Hughes is a consultant, coach, speaker, and author, as well as a Co-founder and Managing Partner of C5 Insight, a management consulting firm that helps organizations work together better. Curtis has nearly 20 years of experience consulting with businesses and government agencies... Read More →
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with global organizations to help define, design and execute the digital vision for their workplace, and for transformation of their employee and customer experiences.  Her processes help clients to distill their priorities in light of organizational... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 4:15pm - 4:55pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

4:55pm EST

Chairperson Recap & Close of Day 1 General Sessions
Nonlinear Enterprise
Take this time to ask any last minute questions before diving into tomorrow's sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with global organizations to help define, design and execute the digital vision for their workplace, and for transformation of their employee and customer experiences.  Her processes help clients to distill their priorities in light of organizational... Read More →


Wednesday February 3, 2016 4:55pm - 5:00pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

5:00pm EST

Networking Reception
Enjoy complimentary drinks on us at the hotel bar (directions will be provided) as you continue the conversation with your peers! **Please wear your name tags!

Wednesday February 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

6:30pm EST

Dinner - On Your Own, But Not Alone! Reservations Have Been Made
We have made dinner reservations at a local hot-spot. If you are interested in dining out this evening with a group be sure to let the ALI staff know. **Dinner costs are on your own.

Wednesday February 3, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown
 
Thursday, February 4
 

TBA

GENERAL SESSIONS DAY 2
Thursday February 4, 2016 TBA
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

8:00am EST

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Sign-in, pick up your materials, and enjoy a continental breakfast before we start the day.

Thursday February 4, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

8:30am EST

Understanding Your Intranet Transition & Building Your Digital Workplace Maturity Map
Nonlinear Enterprise

 

Do you have a “baby” or young digital workplace that is just getting started, or one that is more like a teenager – advanced enough to get into trouble?  Understanding your transition starts with gauging your maturity.  There is no one measure of how advanced a digital workplace is – it depends on a number of factors and priorities that vary from organization to organization.

 

During this session, we’ll take a look at some maturity benchmarks that are top of mind today, discuss what factors are specific to your organization, see examples of how other companies are transitioning and maturing, and learn how to:


  • Define your own organization’s level of digital workplace maturity
  • Use a variety of measurements to maximize and advance your digital workplace
  • Tie maturity to organizational goals, benefits and ongoing transition

Amy Yee, Director of Digital Strategy

Nonlinear Enterprise

 


Speakers
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with global organizations to help define, design and execute the digital vision for their workplace, and for transformation of their employee and customer experiences.  Her processes help clients to distill their priorities in light of organizational... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:10am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

9:10am EST

Learn How An Improved Intranet Can Simplify and Power Your Employees’ Lives
Discovery Communications, Inc.

Discovery Communications, Inc. prides itself on telling great stories. And while this may not be the next great show, hearing the journey of evolving their intranet is a story in and of itself.

There was a vision; there was a strategy; and then somewhere along the way, the whole plan changed and they were forced to transform their thinking.

Discovery will share the story of their successes, pitfalls and lessons learned that shaped the evolution of their intranet. Learn which strategies you should implement to evolve your intranet to take your workplace to the level of becoming a digital workplace, including how to:

  • Communicate the change to employees clearly; how it will affect and benefit their day-to-day job
  • Get the right stakeholders and input from employees all around your organization
  • Find the right way to deliver the most relevant information to your employees
  • Ensure success by collaborating
  • Improve search functionality and much more!

 

Andrew Grinc, Manager, Internal Communications

Discovery Communications, Inc.

Lynette Herbst, Collaboration Product Manager, IT Business Operations
Discovery Communications, Inc.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Grinc

Andrew Grinc

Manager, Internal Communications, Discovery Communications, Inc.
Andrew Grinc is a Manager for the Internal Communications team at Discovery’s headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. As part of the Corporate Communications Department, Andrew and his team communicate company-wide goals to inform employees about Discovery’s business and to inspire... Read More →
avatar for Lynnette Herbst

Lynnette Herbst

Product Manager, Discovery Communications, Inc.
Lynnette Herbst is a Product Manager for the IT Collaboration Systems team at Discovery’s headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.  As the Product Manager, Lynnette is responsible for the technical health of Discovery’s corporate intranet and provides SharePoint application solutions... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 9:10am - 9:45am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

9:45am EST

Key Principles And Best Practices To Help You Build A Winning Digital Experience
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson company


The transition to a digital workplace is often scary, confusing, and slightly overwhelming. In this session, we will explore how to achieve ambitious business objectives and how to tackle the most arduous challenges when transitioning to a digital workplace. You’ll walk away with important insights into the implementation of a digital workplace, including how to:

  • Evolve your organizations digital footprint into an Enterprise Digital Workplace
  • Avoid failure and apply best practices to achieve success
  • Integrate people, processes, and technology in a complex change journey

 

Giovanni Piazza, Global Head, Information and Knowledge Management - CVM-MA
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson company
 


Speakers
avatar for Giovanni Piazza

Giovanni Piazza

Global Head of Information and Knowledge Management - CVM-MA, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson Company
Giovanni has a three decade experience in the field of Information Technology, Information Management and Knowledge Management, working for some of the largest consultancies in the world (Andersen Consulting, Ernst&Young), and now for Johnson & Johnson, as the Global Head of Information... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 9:45am - 10:20am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

10:20am EST

Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Get up and stretch, enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and delicious snacks as you network with your peers.

Thursday February 4, 2016 10:20am - 10:40am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

10:40am EST

Using Social And Digital Tools To Redefine The Performance Review Process
Sears Holdings Corporation


Annual performance reviews are no longer doing the job when it comes to getting today’s technologically savvy workforce to engage with their peers, their bosses, or their work. By leveraging socially-powered, data-fueled performance systems, Sears Holdings has found new keys to unlock, reinvent, and transform performance management. 


In this session, you will learn how Sears Holdings is transitioning to a digital workplace by developing an innovative internal data-driven performance platform that has helped to enable a talent development mindset across the enterprise. 


Learn how to reinvent your outdated performance management system by introducing new social and digital tools into the annual performance review process, including how to:

  • Engage your tech savvy workforce by meeting them where they are – on social networks
  • Leverage continuous performance improvement through dynamic goal setting and daily social feedback
  • Drive better performance and encourage improvement through the latest neuroscience research
  • Digitalize and reimagine performance reviews to move from performance management to performance enablement

 

Thomas Griffin, Director of Learning, Development & Communications
Sears Holdings Corporation
 


Speakers
avatar for Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin

Director of Learning, Development & Communications, Sears Holdings Corporation
As Director of Learning, Development & Communications for the Information & Technology Group for Sears Holdings Corporation U.S. Cellular, Tom is responsible for the design and execution of business unit learning, organization development & communication strategy. In this role, he... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 10:40am - 11:15am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

11:15am EST

Focusing On The Users And Putting Employees At The Center Of An Intranet Redesign
XL Catlin & Eloquor Consulting, Inc.


XL Catlin has always strived to be on the front edge of digital workplace innovation, especially after they won Nielsen Norman’s Top 10 Intranets in 2013. They have worked tirelessly to listen to their users' needs and issues, and ensure their employees are at the center of the redesign.

With user experience knowledge and collaboration as their keys to success, XL Catlin successfully launched a new version of XLWorld to deliver more personalization and social engagement than ever before!

Hear the in-depth details of their intranet redeisgn journey and learn how to:

  • Collaborate effectively with HR, IT, and Communications
  • Understand what employees want and need through simple usability tests that avoid assumptions
  • Implement appropriate development and design considerations along the way
  • Make the content work happen - even while simultaneously integrating a new acquisition
  • Embed social collaboration into the fabric of the user experience
  • Emphasize open collaboration

 

Satvinder Kaur, Digital Strategy and Marketing Operations Portfolio Manager

XL Catlin

Stacy L. Wilson, ABC, President

Eloquor Consulting, Inc.
 


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Satvinder Kaur

Digital Strategy and Marketing Operations Portfolio Manager, XL Catlin
During her 11+ years of experience in Global Digital Marketing, Satvinder Kaur has gained expertise across omni-channel Digital Marketing platforms. As a digital Portfolio Manager at XL Catlin, she is deeply involved in the company’s intranet, including the recent relaunch. She... Read More →
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Stacy Wilson

President, Eloquor Consulting, Inc.
Stacy Wilson, ABC, is president of Eloquor Consulting, Inc., in Colorado. She uses her nearly 30 years of internal communication experience to help companies communicate better with employees. She specializes in leveraging digital workplace investments for business results, assisting... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 11:15am - 11:50am EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

11:50am EST

Lunch - On Your Own, But Not Alone! Reservations Are Booked
Sign up for lunch with a group of your colleagues and peers and continue the conversations! Reservations have been made at a number of local hot-spot restaurants. Please sign-up at the registration table if you are interested in dining out with a group. The sign up forms will also be passed around the room before lunch.
**Everyone is financially responsible for their own lunch.

Thursday February 4, 2016 11:50am - 1:20pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

1:20pm EST

Relationship Therapy Part II - Seeking A Digital Workplace Who Enjoys Long Walks On The Beach
Nonlinear Enterprise
You recently broke up with your intranet, but you are ready to move on, and start something new! You deserve love.

Seeking a digital workplace... who enjoys long walks on the beach, interpersonal communication, is kind on the eyes, strong enough to support an entire company, and doesn't crash under pressure...

In this session, you are past dating, you want to settle down, but with the right digital workplace.

Together we'll discuss different aspects of digital workplaces, what works best for your organization, and how to achieve it all!


Speakers
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Amy Yee

Director of Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with global organizations to help define, design and execute the digital vision for their workplace, and for transformation of their employee and customer experiences.  Her processes help clients to distill their priorities in light of organizational... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 1:20pm - 1:55pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

1:55pm EST

Turning An Underperforming Intranet Into A Thriving Digital Workplace For Multi-Generations
Northwestern Mutual


Personal communication habits are rapidly driving change in our workplace communications. Information is flowing at employees faster than ever and channels are multiplying – corporate news, video, social media, digital signage, leader news and more! To further complicate things, we must communicate effectively with four generations of distinctly different employees.


Learn how to take your current intranet and fuel it into a new digital workplace where your employees can connect, receive news, use tools, and produce their best work, wherever they are, including how to:

  • Reinvent your intranet as the foundation of your digital workplace, bringing together applications, websites and devices
  • Use targeting and personalization to reduce the flow of messages to employees
  • Dismantle your “communication silos” and create an integrated platform
  • Place employees squarely at the center of your digital workplace
  • Create engaging content for your audience

 

Dee Johnson, Assistant Director - Organizational Communications
Northwestern Mutual
 


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Dee Johnson

Assistant Director, Organizational Communications, Northwestern Mutual
Dee leads the team responsible for employee and leader communications across a leading U.S. financial security company.  She plays a critical role in launching new communication channels, including the intranet. Her team manages employee and leader news channels, digital and... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 1:55pm - 2:30pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

2:30pm EST

Turn Your One-Way Intranet Into An Integrated Digital Platform Of Content & Collaboration
Pfizer


The internet is interactive, crowd-sourced, and social – whereas most intranets are not. In addition, employees are hard to reach: they’re busy, often siloed, and constantly bombarded with information. So how do you transform your intranet from a one-way platform that pushes out basic news and resources, into one that not only helps engage colleagues, but also encourages them to talk to you – and to each other?


In this session, hear how Pfizer's intranet “got social” and became an integrated digital platform that combines news, content with visual appeal, customized resources, and social networking capabilities. Discover how to strike the right balance between providing up-to-the-minute news, key resources, and strategic information, and drawing in colleagues with fun content, and the opportunity to connect with each other.


Leave this session with ideas for transforming your intranet into an engaging digital platform where your colleagues gather to exchange ideas, including how to:

  • Integrate social capabilities to encourage collaboration and engagement
  • Find the right balance between “boring-but-essential” news and fun, engaging information
  • Walk away with ready-to-use ideas to transform your existing intranet into an integrated digital platform
  • Understand and prepare for the challenges you may face along the way


Laura Clark, Director, Enterprise Communications

Pfizer 


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Laura Clark

Director, Enterprise Communications, Pfizer
Laura currently leads the corporate-level internal digital platforms team, which is responsible for the global home page of the intranet, called PfizerWorld, and the internal social platforms, MyWorld and MyChannel. Over the course of her 24-year career at Pfizer, she has provided... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:05pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

3:05pm EST

Chairperson Recap & 'Golden Nuggets'
Nonlinear Enterprise
Share your "golden nugget" with the group as the chairperson, Amy Yee from Nonlinear Enterprise, recaps the entire three day conference.

Speakers
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Amy Yee

Director of Digital Strategy, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with global organizations to help define, design and execute the digital vision for their workplace, and for transformation of their employee and customer experiences.  Her processes help clients to distill their priorities in light of organizational... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2016 3:05pm - 3:15pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

3:15pm EST

Close of Conference
Thank you for choosing ALI to connect, collaborate, and learn.
We hope you enjoyed the conference and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

Thursday February 4, 2016 3:15pm - 3:16pm EST
High Ballroom, lobby level Renaissance Atlanta Midtown