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

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, Principal Consultant, Step Two

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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, President, Susan Hanley LLC

Photo portrait of Susan HanleySusan 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.

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 practice for Dell Professional Services.

Follow Sue on Twitter or her Essential SharePoint blog for ComputerWorld.

Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting

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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 seven years running. In 2015 Sam was given the Intranet Now award for ‘remarkable contribution to the intranet community’.

Contact: [email protected] or @sammmarshall

Betsy Codding, MassMutual

A photograph of Betsy CoddingBetsy leads the Digital Communications team at MassMutual, a Fortune 500 insurance and financial services company. Her team manages the corporate employee intranet and supports the Strategic Communications group with design, layout and usability services.

She recently led the effort to re-think and re-vitalize the MassMutual intranet which was a 2-year project resulting in a modern, integrated, and responsive site. The new site is a Step Two Silver Award winner and Betsy was also recognized by Digital Workplace Group as a Digital Workplace Leader for 2022 in the People Experience category.

Betsy has a professional background that spans the gamut of digital channels, including advertising, social media and website development. In a previous role, Betsy helped manage MassMutual’s social media presence and led the creation and execution of the “Vow to Protect” campaign, which was featured on a national daytime talk show.

Patrik Bergman, Play’n GO

A photograph of Patrik BergmanPatrik Bergman works as the digital workplace architect at Play’n GO, one of the best gaming entertainment providers globally. Here, he ensures the application landscape supports the business and its employees, instead of having them swear at the computer. Patrik also works for the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) for the Nordic market, ensuring it’s members thrive.

Patrik believes modern workplace learning should be a natural part of any digital workplace, and has worked with pedagogy, intranets, communication, and OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) among other things for the last 20+ years. His favourite book is the Brothers Karamazov.

You can reach and follow Patrik on LinkedIn, and on his blog

Tabhita Minten, PeperMint

A photo of Tabhita MintenTabhita Minten is an independent management consultant with focus on digital and social innovation. She has extensive knowledge and experience as consultant and project manager and is an expert in the field of digital communication and collaboration, intranet and (digital) employee experience. With her clear long-term vision and pragmatic approach, she inspires others and gets people moving.

Tabhita is the owner of PeperMint Organisatieadvies, based in the Netherlands. Previously, she worked as a web manager at the Province of Utrecht and as an (online) consultant at various agencies. Tabhita is co-author of the world’s first book on digital employee experience, released in 2021.

Contact: [email protected] or @tabhitaminten

Steve Bynghall, Two Hives Ltd

Photo of Steve BynghallSteve 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.

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. You can follow Steve on Twitter.