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Wednesday, November 16
 

1:25pm CST

Tech Talk: How Do You Define What Is A Modern Intranet?
Microsoft Corporation

Would you define your intranet as a hub of useful information where employees actively work? Or, would you define your intranet as one more tool you have to manage and your employees have to use?

This interactive tech talk will outline the principles of what makes a modern, engaging, informative intranet.

From creating a roadmap to ensuring your intranet remains an informative, useful tool long after launch, you will be provided with the necessary information to help you:

 

  • Tackle employee engagement issues and encourage users to read your messages  

  • Cut down the time spent on intranet projects with time-saving tips  

  • Make your intranet available everywhere  

  • Use out-of-the-box features of modern collaborative platforms


Peter Walke

Account Technology Strategist

Microsoft Corporation


Speakers
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Peter Walke

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
Peter Walke is a passionate technologist.  He is excited when customers change the way they work in more open and innovative ways. He cut his teeth developing .NET custom applications on SharePoint.  He saw the value that the platform could provide and the jump start it provided... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:25pm - 2:10pm CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

3:00pm CST

Benchmark With Your Peers: Together Discuss & Solve Your Biggest Intranet Challenges
Now that you have heard a number of in-depth presentations on intranets best practices, it is time to put that knowledge to work! 

You will be divided into groups to discuss with your fellow attendees the specific challenges you may be experiencing within your organization and come up with a strategic plan to solve it.
 
Take this time to receive solutions from your peers as well as provide tips & tricks of your own.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:00pm - 3:35pm CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

4:10pm CST

Interactive Expert Speaker Panel: How To Build Better Relations With Your IT Department

Communicators and IT professionals must work together on collaborative projects to do their jobs well.

This expert panel will share tips and tactics to build better relations with your IT counterparts, including:


  • Try to work with, rather than around, your IT department
  • Seek their input on key projects that will make an impact on them
  • Give the benefit of the doubt before jumping to conclusions

 

Sumathi Jayakumar, Mayo Clinic, Intranet UX Manager

Steve Smith, Lake County Illinois, IT Project Manager

Chris Johnson, PSC Group, Director, Business Solutions, Office 365 MVP

Peter Walke, Microsoft Corporation, Technology Strategist


Moderators
avatar for Sumathi Jayakumar

Sumathi Jayakumar

Intranet UX Manager, Mayo Clinic
Sumathi Jayakumar, a Media Support Services Manager, leads the intranet team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Sumathi is a graduate from Saint Mary’s University in Health and Human Services Administration. With a specialized technology interest, Sumathi worked in Intranet user... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Director of Business Solutions, Office 365 MVP, PSC Group
Chris is a Microsoft MVP and the Director of Business Solutions at PSC Group, a consulting firm in Chicago and Schaumburg, IL.  He’s been building enterprise-grade solutions on the SharePoint platform for 7+ years.  You can find him speaking in Chicago and around the country on... Read More →
avatar for Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Project Manager, Lake County
Steve Smith, a Technical Project Manager, leads major technical IT projects for Lake County IL.  He has stuided Computer Science and Psycology at Northen Illinois University and has his MCSE, MCP, A+,CCNA, and is currently woking towrds his PMP certification.  Steve has 25 years... Read More →
avatar for Peter Walke

Peter Walke

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
Peter Walke is a passionate technologist.  He is excited when customers change the way they work in more open and innovative ways. He cut his teeth developing .NET custom applications on SharePoint.  He saw the value that the platform could provide and the jump start it provided... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611
 
Thursday, November 17
 

8:30am CST

Day One Highlights: Review Lessons Learned
Recap what you learned yesterday, and let us know what you're interested in learning about in more depth today.

Thursday November 17, 2016 8:30am - 8:40am CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

10:45am CST

Interactive Session: Before & After: How User Research Helped To Transform The Already Award Winning XL Catlin Intranet
Eloquor Consulting, Inc.

After winning the Nielsen Norman Top 10 Intranets, the team at XL Catlin continued to reach out to users to learn how to make improvements to the PEN. While the winning interface was progressive, it wasn’t meeting user expectations for findability. With support from Eloquor Consulting, XL Catlin conducted user and usability research and redesigned the PEN to speak directly to user comments.

See the before and after and learn how they made decisions based on the research. See too how they used a similar approach to improve the HR site, which launched at the same time. 

Stacy Wilson
President, ABC
Eloquor Consulting, Inc.

Speakers
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Stacy Wilson

ABC, President, Eloquor Consulting, Inc.
Stacy Wilson, ABC, is president of Eloquor Consulting, Inc. 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 with strategy... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 10:45am - 11:20am CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

2:15pm CST

Interactive Expert Speaker Panel: Discover How The Power Of Storytelling Can Help You Get Your Message Across Multiple Communications Channels
You are not alone when balancing the needs of thousands of employees across multiple departments and geographic locations.

This interactive discussion, led by expert speakers, will provide you with tips and tricks  to get your story out without sacrificing quality, including how to:

  • Provide employees with breaking news in a timely manner without breaking the bank
  • Use social feeds – such as Yammer – to post daily videos employees will be eager watch
  • Overcome buy-in and approval challenges 

Jeremiah McWilliams, The Coca-Cola Company, Director of Employee and Leadership Communications

Casey Dunn, Southwest Airlines, Senior Communication Specialist

Dee Johnson, Northwestern Mutual, Assistant Director, Organizational Communications

Speakers
avatar for Casey Dunn

Casey Dunn

Senior Communication Specialist, Southwest Airlines
avatar for Dee Johnson

Dee Johnson

Assistant Director, Digital Workplace, 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... Read More →
avatar for Jeremiah McWilliams

Jeremiah McWilliams

Director, Employee and Leadership Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
Jeremiah McWilliams is an award-winning journalist who now puts those skills to work at The Coca-Cola Company, where he is editor in chief of Coca-Cola Connect, the company’s global intranet. He leads content strategy and provides editorial direction for the global employee news... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611

2:55pm CST

Intranet & Digital Workplace Summit 2016 Wrap Up & Key Takeaways
Make a plan of action before you get back to your office from valuable lessons learned and tactics gathered from fellow communicators and experts.

Thursday November 17, 2016 2:55pm - 3:15pm CST
Room 204, Gleacher Center 2nd Floor 450 N Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611