Intranets2012: more about our international speakers
Categorised under: Conferences & presentations
When we put out the Intranets2012 call for papers late last year, we were flooded with great submissions, many from overseas. With the keynote slots quickly filled, that still left us with some superb speakers on the list. While it costs a pile to fly folks in from overseas, we just had to make it happen.
So this year, we’ve got international speakers throughout the conference, not just as keynotes. And make no mistake, they haven’t been invited because they work for some high-profile company you’ve heard of. We’ve included them in the conference because they’re all super-smart and have important ideas to share.
This could be the only chance you’ll get to see these folks in Australia, and don’t forget that it’s just over a week until the conference, so register now.
Deane Barker (USA)
Deane Barker is best known for his contributions to the high-profile Gadgetopia blog, which covers a wide range of thinking in the content management space. He’s also being doing some really interesting intranet projects in his role at Blend Interactive, a web strategy, design and development firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Join Deane on day 1 of conference, when he reveals the results of a study on the fear of social intranets, what causes it, and what you can do about it in order to open up your intranet to social transformation. Learn why decision makers in the enterprise are often afraid of the social interaction on their intranet for reasons they can’t or won’t acknowledge (to you, or even to themselves).
Maish Nichani (Singapore)
Maish is one of the most respected intranet and UX folks in Singapore (and beyond). He shot to fame when he published not one but two extraordinary eBooks (both free): Manager’s guidebook on intranet redesign projects and Organizing digital information for others. He also has a long track record of interesting work for Singapore government agencies.
Join Maish on day 2 to explore “service design” and what it means for intranets. His talk will show how principles and methods from this emerging discipline can be applied to discover new services or fix existing ones, all with the aim of helping staff get their jobs done in a faster, smarter way.
Dion Hinchcliffe (USA)
If you haven’t heard of Dion, you should. He is an internationally recognised thought leader, and author of the just-released book Social Business By Design. Dion has been blogging for a very long time, sharing his insights into enterprise 2.0 and social business. (His diagrams alone are guaranteed to get you thinking!)
Join Dion on day 1, when he explores how to drive better business outcomes on the corporate intranet, via social approaches. The session will look at companies and intranet implementations that have significant impact to the bottom line or have otherwise been particularly transformative.
… and these are just three of our international speakers. They’ll be joined at the conference by William Amurgis (USA), Martin White (UK), Michael Sampson (New Zealand), Rachel McAlpine (New Zealand) and Dorje McKinnon (New Zealand). See you at Intranets2012!