Pre conference session: Tuesday 30 May

Time Boyd room

How to be successful as an intranet manager, Thomas Maeder (Switzerland), followed by lunch (Intranet Leadership Forum members only)

Conference day 1: Wednesday 31 May

Time Stream 1 (Whiteley 1) Stream 2 (Whiteley 2)
8:55-9:00 Conference opening: James Robertson
9:00-9:45 International showcase: Your Digital Workplace: Working with what you have, Andy Zimmerman, formerly with McKesson (USA)
9:45-10:30 International showcase: Making it exciting to share content!, Thomas Hsu, Accenture (USA)
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-11:45 A new, big kid on the ESN block: nbn’s lessons from using Workplace by Facebook in the enterprise, Pat Devery, nbn Managing Projects Hub: combining project management, intranets, and UX, Kate Kirby, University of the Sunshine Coast
11:50-12:30 Rolling out enterprise social: Why traditional approaches don’t work, and what to do about it, Professor Kai Riemer, University of Sydney Size doesn’t really matter: Meet STIHL Australia’s digital workplace – The Shed, Therese Chakour-West, STIHL
12:35-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Revolutionising the government intranet, Ian Laslett, Adelphi Digital Designing the next generation of search, Maish Nichani, Pebble Road (Singapore)
2:05-2:35 The digital workplace must understand networks and connections,  Dr Laurence Lock Lee, Swoop Analytics Pihanga – a window on ourselves in a bicultural organisation, Donald Harman, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (New Zealand)
2:40-3:25 Intranets with benefits: A practical framework for benefits realisation, Felicity Brown, VicRoads How effective is your Intranet?, Balsam Al-Dabbagh, Step Two
3:25-4:00 Afternoon tea
4:00-5:00 Inspiration session: Deep Listening – How to have an impact beyond words, Oscar Trimboli
6:00-late Social event (complementary)

Conference day 2: Thursday 1 June

Time Stream 1 (Whiteley 1) Stream 2 (Whiteley 2)
9:00-9:45 Showcase: From viewing to doing: connect, collaborate, create and do, Lorie Helliwell, Commonwealth Bank
9:45-10:30 International showcase: Transforming the Intranet to shape the digital Employee Experience, Thomas Maeder, Swisscom (Switzerland)
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-11:45 Live video session: Extracting More Value From Business As Usual – our transition to Office 365, Matt Varney, KCTCS (USA) You’ve built it – but will they come, Sarah Blake, CSIRO
11:50-12:35 How to implement the digital workplace, Filip Callewaert, Port of Antwerp Authority (Belgium) The digital workplace manual they don’t give you: how to turn end users into great collaborators, Alister Webb, Innosis
12:35-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Practical perception: From analytics to action on 12 minutes a day, Dorje McKinnon, Vajra (New Zealand)  How global growth inspired Unispace to connect and collaborate via a new responsive intranet, Mirelle Walker, Unispace
2:05-2:35 How colour effects intranet design, Rishad Sukhia, Brightlabs How IBM is using cognitive to transform its intranet experience, Fergal Murphy, IBM
2:40-3:25 How to build a task based Intranet that makes work a bit more fun!, Jonas Hansen, Arla Foods (Denmark) Delivering a digital dashboard that works for staff and leaders, Jennifer Schaefer, Suncorp
3:25-4:00 Afternoon tea
4:00-5:00 Closing keynote: Moving forward: the intranet as the front door to the digital workplace, Conference close (and prize draw!), James Robertson, Step Two

Full day workshops: Friday 2 June

Morning session 9:00 – 12:00 Workshop A (full-day):

Designing modern intranets, Rebecca Rodgers (Step Two)

Workshop B (half-day, morning):

Digital opportunities for internal communicators, Catherine Grenfell (Step Two)

Afternoon session 1:00 – 4:00 Workshop C (half-day, afternoon):

Planning collaboration and social projects, James Robertson (Step Two)