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, Step Two
James Robertson is one of the global experts on digital employee experience, digital workplaces and intranet strategy. 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.
He is the author of Essential intranets: inspiring sites that deliver business value and Designing intranets: creating sites the work, the two best-selling intranet books in the world.
James has keynoted conferences around the globe, including in the UK, USA, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.
Rebecca Rogers, Step Two
Rebecca is an experienced and successful digital workplace and intranet consultant, with extensive experience in corporate and government organisations globally. She manages the Step Two Forum, is a principal consultant and senior member of Step Two’s leadership team.
Rebecca is able to quickly understand business issues and draw on a wealth of experience to tailor approaches that are both strategic and practical. She has a singular focus on helping teams and practitioners succeed, and with boundless energy, she’s known for rolling up her sleeves to get the outcomes that are needed.
She has a passion for UX and human-centred design to create exceptional digital workplaces, intranets and digital employee experiences. She brings an infectious enthusiasm to any setting, with an enviable reputation around the globe as a result of her consulting engagements, presentations and workshops.
As the manager of the Step Two Forum, Rebecca is responsible for supporting practitioners across Australia and around the world, as well as helping build the connections between teams that will last a career.
Susan Hanley, Susan Hanley LLC
Susan Hanley is a seasoned technology professional and the president of Susan Hanley LLC, a consulting firm specializing in intranets and collaboration solutions. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Susan is a recognized expert in the field of intranets, knowledge management, collaboration, and information architecture and has helped organizations of all sizes to optimize their use of the Microsoft 365 platform.
Susan’s expertise has earned her the coveted Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Microsoft 365 Apps and Services, which recognizes her exceptional contributions to the Microsoft community. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, where she shares her insights and best practices on how organizations can build and manage intranets and knowledge management solutions.
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Andrew Marr, ClearBox Consulting
Andrew Marr is a consultant with intranet and digital workplace specialist, ClearBox Consulting, and has worked in the sector for over 20 years. In that time he has helped many world-leading brands with their digital workplace strategy and intranet management projects. He is also part of the review writing and editorial team for ClearBox’s industry-leading Intranet and Employee Experience Platforms report.
Before joining ClearBox, Andrew worked with organisations that include AkzoNobel, Barclays, Financial Times, Highways Agency, IKEA, Ofgem, Scottish Government and Shell as a freelance consultant. As a freelance benchmarking consultant, he conducted over 60 intranet and digital workplace evaluations to help clients measure and improve performance in strategy development and management.
Prior to consulting, Andrew was responsible for intranet strategy and development at Bupa and implemented a number of pioneering social and collaboration applications during his time there. At the Financial Times, he worked across multiple Agile Scrum teams based in the UK and Philippines on projects that included a major upgrade to the enterprise content management system behind FT.com and the printed newspaper.
Jamie Stokes, Cox Enterprises
Jamie leads the Digital Communications team at Cox Enterprises, where she is responsible for aligning and modernizing the internal communications channels across the Cox family of businesses for more than 50,000 employees.
Jamie is passionate about simplifying digital employee experiences and reimagining how employees engage with technology. She has been awarded for her intranet work over the years and is a featured speaker at digital workplace conferences where she shares her expertise on measurement strategy. Jamie and team are the recipients of two Step Two awards (2018 and 2023) as well as DWG’s 2023 Digital Workplace of the Year.
Prior to joining Cox, Jamie worked in the financial services industry, serving in communications and digital product management roles. She built her first SharePoint intranet in 2005.
Beth Gleba, BCD Travel
Building on 25 years of experience at the crossroads of enterprise communication and technology, Beth is the Senior Director, Digital Workplace at BCD Travel. She is a creative and strategic thinker who understands the power of technology and its impact on employee productivity and engagement.
Beth is currently working to create a seamless and intuitive digital environment for BCD’s employees, implementing Microsoft’s Viva Connections and Viva Engage. She is the product owner of the company’s global intranet, MySource and the chair of its cross-functional Digital Employee Experience (DEX) network. Beth previously worked in several roles at IKEA, the global home furnishing company and the Digital Workplace Group (DWG)
Beth’s personal mission is to bring more collaboration, teamwork and technology into the workplace, helping to advance the meaning of work.
Nina Sonne Nikolaisen, COWI
Nina Sonne Nikolaisen has been leading projects within the digital transformation in the engineering consulting company COWI for more than 20 years. Today, the digital workplace at COWI comprises not just an Office 365 collaboration portal for projects and professional communities, but also a state-of-the-art business process platform for managing and risk-screening new project opportunities, including the proposal approval process. This integration between the financial system and the sales process offers tangible business benefits for both users and COWI.
Due to her work, she has represented COWI on many international conferences in London, Paris, Berlin, Zürich, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. She and her team have also won several awards, including a Step Two award for their site inspection app.
Steve Bynghall, Two Hives Ltd
Steve Bynghall is a freelance digital workplace and intranet consultant and writer. 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, which now trades as Defiantly Digital. Steve also writes extensively for different digital workplace vendors and providers, .
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, and edits ClearBox Consulting’s intranet software guides. Steve is the co-founder of Spark Trajectory, an intranet and digital workplace consultancy specialising in intranet strategy, governance and operations.
Steve is based in London, UK. Connect with Steve on LinkedIn.