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Each year we ensure we have an international judging panel of intranet and digital workplace experts, representing both consultants and practitioners.
Meet this year’s esteemed panel:
Jesper Bylund, Region Skåne (Sweden)
Jesper Bylund is the intranet manager at Region Skåne Region, Sweden’s third largest health care provider. The intranet is used by 35.000 employees, mainly nurses, doctors, and assistant nurses. Jesper is also an independent consultant, helping companies and organizations to build and develop their intranets. He has also created The Intranet Governance Game, a planning tool for getting intranet governance right. You can reach and follow Jesper on Twitter, @jesperby, on LinkedIn, and on his blog byjesper.com.
Angela Rossiter, Hogan Lovells (UK)
Angela is Head of Intranet and Search at Hogan Lovells LLP, an internationally renowned law firm. Her career spans both private and regulated sectors, the majority of which has been within the legal and professional services arena. She has extensive experience across a range of intranet and knowledge management disciplines, and she has lead the development, implementation and adoption of several award winning intranets. You can connect with Angela via LinkedIn.
Kym Logan, NAB (Australia)
Kym Logan is a writer and editor with a passion for storytelling and digital experience. He has managed digital workplaces across several industries – including education, telecommunications, finance and government – and is currently Associate Director, Content & Digital Channels at National Australia Bank (NAB). He is also an accredited IPED editor, holds a PhD in English and is completing a Master of Digital Media. In his spare time, he co-hosts a film review podcast called ‘That Reminds Me Of…’.
Martha Brown, Duke Energy (USA)
Martha Brown is the product owner for Duke Energy’s intranet, “The Portal.” Evolving it to continually spark inspiration for employees has been her passion for twenty years, since The Portal first launched in 2001. The Portal has twice been named one of “The Year’s 10 Best Intranets” by the Nielsen Norman Group and was a Silver winner in the 2019 Step Two Intranet and digital workplace showcase. In 2020, the Digital Workplace Group named Martha as a Digital Workplace Leader of the Year for Employee Experience.
Elena Bogdanova, Rivelty.Intranet (Russia)
Elena Bogdanova is currently (still!) the only intranet consultant in Russia. Her projects have included delivering digital workplaces for numerous sectors including retail, banks, manufacturing, telecoms and IT. More than 200,000 people in Russia are using intranets that Elena has been involved in. Elena current runs the “Rivelty.Conf — communications with a passion” conference and the expert contest “Russian Intranet awards”.
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 Apps and Services MVP and the co-author of the Essential SharePoint book series. Immediately prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Sue led the Portals, Collaboration, and Content Management practice for Dell Professional Services. Follow Sue on Twitter or her Essential SharePoint blog for ComputerWorld.
Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting (UK)
Sam Marshall is the owner of ClearBox Consulting and has specialised in intranets and the digital workplace for over 20 years, working with organisations such as GSK, AkzoNobel, Marie Curie, Sony and Vodafone. His current activities focus on intranet and digital workplace strategy, and the business side of Microsoft 365. He is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and has been named a ‘Contributor of the year’ for his CMSWire column for the past six years running. Contact: [email protected] or @sammmarshall
James Robertson, Founder, Step Two (Australia)
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.
Rebecca Rogers, Principal Consultant, Step Two (Australia)
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. She has a passion for UX and human-centred design to create exceptional digital workplaces, intranets and digital employee experiences. 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.
Steve Bynghall, Two Hives Ltd (UK)
Steve Bynghall is a freelance digital workplace consultant, and writer, specialising in intranet, collaboration, and the digital workplace. Steve is the overall manager of the Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards, shepherding the process from end-to-end, including producing the annual Awards report. You can follow Steve on Twitter.
Enter the Awards now!
The 2021 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 26 March 2021. Good luck!