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Each year we ensure we have an international judging panel of intranet experts representing both consultants and practitioners.
Meet this year’s esteemed panel:
Frank Sielaff, Merck Group (Germany)
Frank Sielaff heads the Digital Channels unit in Group Communications of Merck, a global science and technology company headquartered in Germany. Since 2013, he is responsible for digital strategy and implementation of Corporate Web, Social Media and the Social Intranet. The Social Intranet has been launched in 2015 and is globally used by 50,000 employees.
Frank started his career at Merck in the IT department. Before joining Merck in 2005, Frank worked as a consultant for virtual product development in the automotive and aeronautics industry. He holds a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt. Frank is married and has two children.
You can follow Frank on Twitter: @fsielaff
Elena Bogdanova, Rivelty.Intranet (Russia)
Elena has more than nine years of experience with intranets. She started as an internal intranet developer and then took on the challenges of being an intranet project manager and leader. She is currently the only intranet consultant in Russia.
Elena was responsible for developing visual concepts for the first digital workplace in Russia, featuring ‘cool tools’ and a mobile app for the Y generation. Her projects have also included delivering intranets for numerous sectors including banks, manufacturing, telecoms and IT. More than 120,000 people in Russia are using these intranets.
Elena is passionate about intranets. “I’m in love with intranets and really believe that great intranets can change employees’ life in a positive way”. She carries out a unique intranet benchmarking service in Russia and has been highly active in fostering the Russian intranet community – organising conferences, inviting foreign experts, blogging and translating best practices from around the world.
Elena has been a member of the judging panel for the “Best Intranet Russia” contest for five years.
Susan Hanley, President, Susan Hanley LLC (USA)
Susan Hanley is a business analyst and information architect specializing in the “people side” of intranet and collaboration solutions. She is a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP and the co-author of the Essential SharePoint book series. Sue is excited to return for the fourth time as a judge for the Step Two Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards.
Sue’s areas of expertise include knowledge management, information architecture, collaboration and intranet strategy, user adoption, governance, and business value metrics. Immediately prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Sue led the Portals, Collaboration, and Content Management consulting practice for Dell Professional Services.
Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting (UK)
Sam Marshall is the owner of ClearBox Consulting and has specialised in intranets and the digital workplace for over 18 years, working with companies such as AstraZeneca, AkzoNobel, TUI Travel, Sony and Vodafone. His current activities focus on intranet and digital workplace strategy, the business side of SharePoint, and the use of enterprise social tools.
He is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and was named a ‘Contributor of the year’ for his CMSWire column in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015 Sam was given the Intranet Now award for ‘remarkable contribution to the intranet community’.
Plus our permanent judges
Alongside our guest judges, we have a permanent panel of expert judges:
- James Robertson, Founder of Step Two, and author of Essential intranets and Designing intranets
- Catherine Grenfell, Community Manager at Step Two
- Steve Bynghall, Two Hives & Awards manager
Enter the Awards now!
The 2018 Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards are now open for entries. You can find full details on the how to enter page, along with a link to the submission form.
The closing date for entries is 25 May 2018. Good luck!