Winners of the Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards are determined by an international judging panel of intranet experts, located in Australia, Europe and the USA.

See more about this year’s judges below:

James Robertson, Founder, Step Two (Australia)

Speaker-JamesRobertson-afterJames Robertson is one of the global experts on intranet strategy and design.

He is the author of Essential intranets: inspiring sites that deliver business value, Designing intranets: creating sites the work and What every intranet team should know, the three best-selling intranet books in the world.

James is the founder and managing director of Step Two, a vendor-neutral consultancy located in Australia. In this role, he has helped high-profile organisations to develop intranet strategies, both within Australia and internationally.

James has keynoted conferences around the globe, including in the UK, USA, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.

Catherine Grenfell, Community Manager, Step Two (Australia)

Judge-CatherineGrenfell-AfterCatherine is the ‘super-connector’ at Step Two, and it’s her job to know who’s doing what in the intranet space. She heads up the Intranet Leadership Forum, bringing intranet teams together to share insights and experience.

Her journey with intranets began in 2001, developing a HR intranet at AMP. From this humble start, Catherine became one of the most experienced intranet managers in Australia.

Catherine has a unique ability to foster teams and communities, and to build stakeholder engagement. She is also passionate about developing organisation-wide initiatives such as collaboration teams, innovation groups and change communities.

Susan Hanley, President, Susan Hanley LLC (USA)

Judge-SueHanley-AfterSusan Hanley is a consultant specialising in the design, development and implementation of successful collaboration and knowledge management solutions.

She is a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP and is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books – Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High Impact Collaboration SolutionsEssential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance, and Planning and Essential SharePoint 2013: Practical Guidance for Measurable Business Results. She writes the Essential SharePoint blog for NetworkWorld.

Her areas of expertise include strategy, information architecture, user adoption, governance and business value metrics. Sue’s client list includes many of the Fortune 500 along with some of the world’s leading academic, professional services, and not-for-profit organizations. Immediately prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Sue led the Portals, Collaboration, and Content Management practice for Dell Professional Services. Sue has more than 30 years of experience as a technology consultant, holding leadership positions at Dell, Plural, and American Management Systems, Inc (AMS).

Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting (UK)

Judge-SamMarshall-AfterSam Marshall is the owner of ClearBox Consulting and has specialised in intranets and the digital workplace for over for over 17 years, working with companies such as AstraZeneca, AkzoNobel, Sony, Rio Tinto, SABMiller and BBC. His current activities focus on intranet and digital workplace strategy, the business side of SharePoint, and the use of social tools for collaboration and internal communication.

Sam was responsible for Unilever’s Global Portal Implementation, overseeing the roll-out of over 700 online communities to 90,000 people and consolidating several thousand intranets into one.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences. He has an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, an MA in Psychology and more bicycles than shoes. Email Sam or follow him on Twitter.

Stacy Wilson, Eloqour Consulting (USA)

As president of Eloquor Consulting, Stacy helps clients in the US and around the world leverage their technology to improve employee communication, engagement and collaboration. Focusing on the people and process side of the digital workplace, Stacy specializes in strategy, governance, usability, content and adoption. Clients have included ConocoPhillips, Newmont Mining, Ocean Spray, Ingram Micro, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Pitney Bowes and XL Catlin.

Stacy’s worked in the intranet and digital workplace space since the mid 1990s, when she was responsible for Sprint’s employee communication, including its global intranet. She also worked on the web teams of two international HR consultancies.

Currently the Immediate Past Chair of IABC’s World Conference Program Committee Stacy is a frequent speaker/trainer and author. Learn more about Eloquor, connect with Stacy on LinkedIn, follower her on Twitter, or via her blog.

Hanna Karppi, Skanska (Sweden)

Hanna has over ten years of experience of communications and change management positions on a Nordic and global level. Currently she leads the development of Skanska’s global digital workplace for 45,000 employees around the world.

Hanna is known as an energetic change leader who is passionate about engaging with different stakeholders and implementing new solutions in complex organizations.

She is a frequent speaker in international conferences and based in Stockholm, Sweden. You can follow Hanna on Twitter.

Thomas Maeder, Swisscom & Rethink Digital (Switzerland)

Thomas Maeder has more than 15 years of experience with program/project, platform and people management in the area of intranet, digital workplace and social collaboration platforms. He holds a master in business administration, business communications and a diploma of advanced studies in IT. He’s also an IPMA certified project manager. In recent years, he was in charge of transforming Swisscom’s intranet into an advanced employee portal/digital workplace.

Thomas Maeder is an active participant in international expert networks for intranet, digital workplace and social collaboration topics and a regular conference speaker in Switzerland, Australia, Germany, France and Denmark. Besides working part-time at Swisscom, he’s a freelance Consultant, Experience Designer and agile Project Manager at www.rethinkdigital.ch

Steve Bynghall, Two Hives Ltd (UK)

Judge-SteveBynghall-AfterSteve Bynghall is a freelance consultant, researcher and writer, specialising in intranet, collaboration, knowledge management, social business and crowdsourcing. Following an MSc in Information Science from City University, Steve worked at accounting firm BDO LLP for over 13 years, working in various knowledge roles including managing the firm’s global extranet program.In late 2010 he set up Two Hives Ltd.

As well as his consulting activities, Steve produces and coordinates Step Two Design’s Intranet Innovation Awards. Steve is also a consultant, knowledge manager and benchmark evaluator for the Digital Workplace Group. Steve writes extensively, and co-wrote a book on crowdsourcing with Ross Dawson. He also co-authors the intranet strategy blog “Intranet Directions” with Chris Tubb.

Steve is based in London, UK. You can follow Steve on Twitter.