Intranets for Internal Communication
December 9 - 11, 2015 in Las Vegas

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Wednesday, December 9

7:45am PST

Workshop A: Amplify Your Intranet Success By Engaging Your Employees Through Video Content That Will Communicate, Connect And Motivate
AboutFace Media
Intranet, newsletter, social media - regardless of the distribution channel, or channels you’re using to communicate internally, the goal remains the same. You’re using these channels to provide your employees with access to a wealth of important communications and information. 

Learn why video should be your go-to source, to communicate, connect with and motivate your employees—and what goes into creating effective, efficient and engaging videos without breaking the bank!

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the foundations of effective video content development along with proven strategies, practical approaches and useful tips to creating content that engages employees and keeps the door open to ongoing interaction, including how to:

  • Know the questions you should be asking before you create an ongoing online video content strategy
  • Explore best practices for developing compelling, audience-engaging content
  • Develop cost-effective video content for multiple distribution channels: both internal and external
  • Create a phased strategy for developing content, demonstrating success and achieving acceptance
  • Apply these approaches to your specific content needs

Denise McKee, Chief Operating Officer
AboutFace Media

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Denise Roberts McKee

Story Strategist, Electric Campfire Story Sessions
Denise Roberts McKee is the Chief Operating Officer at About Face Media, which creates brand storytelling initiatives for the web, told through the lens of independent film's most acclaimed documentary filmmakers.   As COO, she develops and maintains the company’s structure and... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2015 7:45am - 10:15am PST

10:15am PST

Workshop B: How To Successfully Build & Manage Digital Platforms That Will Engage Employees, Transform Company Productivity, & Rebuild Culture
Jive Software

In order to be successful, we as communicators must collaborate cross-functionally with I.T., HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations and other departments to engage them in the process and build a compelling case to invest in internal communications.  Many fail to clearly articulate and connect the internal digital strategy and technology solution to helping achieve the broader corporate strategy.

In this interactive hands-on session you will learn how several multinational companies have successfully built and managed digital platforms that are engaging employees, transforming company productivity and rebuilding culture, including how to:

  • Use evidence based strategies to build the financial case for digital internal communications
  • Collaborate with engage key internal stakeholders to win the hearts and minds of those most impacted
  • Discover the keys to success and how to avoid the most common pitfalls
  • Identify mutually beneficial outcomes to create a sense of shared ownership and avoid turf wars.
  • Build a clear project charter to guide decisions, clarify roles and responsibilities

Kathryn Everest, Strategist, Communication and Collaboration Solutions
Jive Software

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Kathryn Everest

Strategist, Communication and Collaboration Solutions, Jive Software
Kathryn Everest is an Explorer/Planner WorkType(tm), and Jive's senior director of strategy. Jive empowers people and organizations to work better together, and Kathryn has helped leading organizations do just that for over 20 years.  Learn from her experience with companies that... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm PST

1:15pm PST

Workshop C: 10 Ways To Engage Your Employees Using Internal Collaboration Tools Such As Office 365, SharePoint, Yammer, And More

In many organizations, a revolution is brewing -- mobile technologies, business velocity, collaborative engagement, advanced analytics, and unified communications have blended to deliver social success. Organizations that miss the shift from transactional systems to engagement systems will face dire consequences.

This forward-thinking interactive session will unveil how to transform your organization and truly engage the troops, including:

  • Practical steps to real culture change and techniques that get sustainable SharePoint adoption
  • Exciting and inspiring users by showing employees how SharePoint supports their daily work
  • Matching your business needs to SharePoint abilities to deliver solutions
  • Identifying training needs and how to meet them
  • Grooming internal champions who will talk up the business benefits of SharePoint
  • Establishing SharePoint for on-demand learning, knowledge-sharing and higher-level technical assistance
  • Creating an adoption roadmap that speeds change

Jeff Willinger, Social Business Strategist

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Jeff Willinger

Vice President of Digital Inspiration, Rightpoint
Jeff Willinger is the Vice President of Digital Inspiration at Rightpoint and Microsoft MVP.  He is an internationally recognized online influencer, analyst, and expert on all things web collaboration, enterprise social networking, and enterprise IT strategy and is one of the top... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST

3:30pm PST

Workshop D: Strategic Priorities For A Digital Transformation Within Your Organization
Successful internal communications is no longer just about your intranet. It involved Office 365, the cloud, social media tools, and more -- being a complete digital workplace.

This session will give you the key components to developing and carrying out a starategic digital transformation plan, including how to:
  • Determine areas of vulnerability, high risk, and digital literacy
  • Gain executive buy-in
  • Adopt a digital mindset
  • Design a digital vision and strategy
  • Increase level of digital preparedness in all functional areas
  • Integrate values into strategy across the silos
  • Acquire digital integrators.
  • Realign organizational structure (integrating values and business goals with digital strategies {internal and external} to improve the customer experience, increase communication flow, and operational efficiency)
  • Develop a sustainable and competitive organization
Shannon Ryan, President and CEO

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Shannon Ryan

CEO, Nonlinear
Shannon Ryan is the CEO of Nonlinear and was one its co-founders in 1995. As CEO, Shannon is responsible for the overall leadership, vision and execution of the strategic roadmap of the company, including the company’s current expansion in Brazil. For over 15 years, he has guided... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST
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