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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:
Barbara Sokolow, SAP
Barbara leads the Digital Employee Office at SAP. Barbara’s team is responsible for the strategy for Digital Employee Experience and orchestration across business stakeholders and digital partners, to ensure a “user first” approach that addresses the most impactful challenges amongst employees. Barbara previously led the SAP Employee Platforms team, re-imagining the role of the corporate intranet and its governance, culminating in the go-live of SAP One in 2021. The team was recognised for their efforts on SAP One, as a Step Two Gold Award winner and by Digital Workplace Group as Modern Intranet of the Year. You can find her on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].
Neil Morgan, Glencore
Neil is the Head of Digital Workplace Experience at Glencore, one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies. He is responsible for the Digital Workplace strategy for internal communications, driving the roll out of a global intranet, while also introducing community management standards across the company. Neil has been working in the domain of intranet management for over 20 years, solving business challenges with digital solutions on a variety platforms in close collaboration with communications, marketing and IT teams around the world. Contact Neil on LinkedIn.
Christiaan W. Lustig, Consultant
Christiaan supports organizations with internal digital communication, services, and collaboration, and helps them to create effective and cohesive digital workplaces. Christiaan has contributed to more than 40 intranets and digital workplaces for over 250,000 employees, students, and volunteers. Some of these have won international awards, including the 2022 Intranet & Digital Workplace Award. Christiaan is co-founder of The Day Shift, a business consultancy focusing on radical new ways for organisations and professionals to work and collaborate. Christiaan is co-author of ‘Digital Employee Experience: Put Employees First Towards a More Human Workplace’, the world’s first book on the topic. Contact Christiaan via e-mail on [email protected] or follow his exploits on LinkedIn.
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. Follow Sue on Twitter @susanhanley or the Essential SharePoint blog for Computerworld.com.
Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting
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, Bayer, 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 seven years running. Contact: email@example.com
James Robertson, Founder, 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.
Rebecca Rogers, Principal Consultant, 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. 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
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. Steve also writes extensively for different digital workplace vendors and providers. Steve produces and coordinates Step Two Design’s Intranet Innovation Awards. Steve is the co-founder of Spark Trajectory, an intranet and digital workplace consultancy. You can follow Steve on Twitter.
Enter the Awards now!
The 2023 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 21 April 2023. Good luck!