Andrew Grill is the CEO of Kred, the largest social influence platform in the world. Andrew is also a regular, and sought after conference presenter on social business, social media, and digital technologies and is the editor of one of the world’s leading websites on digital and social, LondonCalling.co
He is passionate about explaining to large corporates how digital disruption will impact current thinking and strategy, with a focus on moving from social media to social business. He firmly believes that in order to “get digital you need to be digital”.
He holds an MBA in eBusiness Management and a Master of Engineering, and can be found on Twitter @andrewgrill
WiSP – Women in Sanofi Pateur is the remarkable story of a truly bottom-up communication campaign made possible by a social media platform combined with the desire for change. Celine Schillinger, Director, Stakeholder Community describes how she started WiSP with a single email aimed at her boss, but taken up by her female colleagues. Based on a Yammer platform WiSP now has 2,500 members in 55 countries and is the poster child for a network changing attitudes – if not a whole culture in the pharmaceutical industry.
Theory is all well and good – but how do you actually introduce a new social media platform into a very conservative culture. Christine Brown is the Head of Internal Communications at the City of London Corporation. She describes how they made hashtags wotlk in the oak-panelled heritage of the City that goes back more than seven centuries.
Kelli leads Wells Fargo enterprise collaboration efforts and the group focused on educating teams on ways to utilize social media both internally and externally. Kelli's passion is enhancing the culture of collaboration with emerging tools to increase team member engagement, team productivity, and overall efficiencies on how Wells Fargo services it's customers.
The European Commission is one of the largest and most diverse public administrations in the world. Norman Jardine, Head of Communications at Human Resources and Julie Guegan, Communications Expert, describe how they kick-started the process by organising a highly successful Digital Competence Day to mobilise colleagues and convert them from conventional internal communication to new forms of social collaboration.
Born in Crema on July 15, 1961, graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan, after having covered from 1996 to 2001 some key positions in consulting and ICT companies (Speed Technologie, KPMG Consulting Group, CommerceNet Italy, Audiweb, ONCE), Paolo Cederle joined UniCredit Group in 2001 as CEO of i-Faber, a company leader in e-Sourcing and e-Procurement services.
In 2005, while continuing in his role at i-Faber, he also became Head of the Global Sourcing Area of the Group.
In July 2007, he was appointed Head of Banking Services, that is focused on the areas of Global Operations services, Workout and ICT.
In December 2008 he was appointed Head of Group ICT & Operations, with the responsibility of ensuring a strategic and managerial coordination of ICT services, Operations, Workout, Insurance Services, Shared Service Center HR and F&A and Card Processing. In June 2010, this Business Unit was renamed as Group Operations and ICT Factories.
From the 1st of January 2012 Paolo Cederle is CEO of UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, the Group’s global services company.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of i-Faber S.p.A. and of the Supervisory Board of SIA S.p.A, Ukrsotsbank Ukraine and of ZAO UniCredit Bank Russia.
He is member of the Board of Alumni of Politecnico di Milano and Vice President of Prospera.
The European Commission is one of the most challenging public administrations in the world. Norman Jardine and Julie Guegan describe how they have started to introduce why the EC needs to change and how their new platform will help transform this unique organisation.
Neville Hobson is a business communications professional with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. He’s an early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. He's a freelance writer, blogger, and podcaster with immersive practical experience in digital communication especially social media. Neville is also an event organiser and online community builder; a pundit, interviewer and speaker on digital media trends that matter to organisations. He’s a reviewer of gadgets and gizmos, apps and experiences: a test pilot of shiny new objects. He hangs out on Twitter as @jangles
Rachel is an Internal Communication and Social Media strategist and one of the UK’s leading social business influencers. She started her career as a journalist then spent a decade working in-house for companies including Visa, Novartis, Tube Lines and London Overground. She was named in PR Week’s Top 29 under 29 professional communicators. Rachel wrote the chapter on how social media is changing employee engagement and internal communication in the best-selling book Share This, and on social media for corporate communication in the sequel Share This Too. She writes a popular blog at www.allthingsic.com and runs her own consultancy.
Luke likes to bring a healthy dose of pragmatism to some of Intranetizen’s more hare-brained schemes. He puts this attention to bubble-bursting to good use as User Experience Architect for Aviva’s global collaboration and unified communications tools. Being based in Norwich hasn’t limited Luke like it would others, but that’s mostly because he is a proper virtual worker in constant contact with his team based in London, Norwich, York and the US. Luke will also be the first one to remind us that he is the only Intranetizen never to have worked in internal communications; and he’s darn proud of that.
Ezri Carlebach is a consultant, writer and teacher with a background in senior communication roles for public sector, FTSE 100 and non-profit organisations. He is currently a visiting lecturer in Contemporary Issues in Public Relations Practice at the University of Greenwich, Associate Editor of Expert Marketer Magazine and a co-founder of GlobeMaster, a web-based gamification start-up. He serves as Treasurer of the IABC EMENA Region Board and a Director of the writers’ collective 26, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication and the Royal Society of Arts. When he has time he plays the double-bass and makes his own peanut butter.
Having managed intranets for global and regional companies, Wedge has been involved with internal communications since 2004. He has led the use of social media for brand and customer service purposes, and internal social communications for employee engagement and knowledge sharing.
As well as being an intranet and comms specialist, Wedge leads a small charity that only exists online – making good use of social channels to support people in emotional distress.
Wedge publishes his thoughts about internal comms and intranet use at Kilobox Communiqué and his work has been featured at Simply-Communications (of course), at Melcrum, and in the Journal of Internal Communications.
Kevin Ruck is a founding director of PR Academy, which provides qualifications and training in all aspects of internal communication and PR. He initiated and designed the internal comms qualifications accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Kevin is presently doing a Phd in the measurement of internal communication. He is a regular speaker and author on all aspects of internal comms.
Chris has been Crystal Interactive’s MD since July 2006, and leads on major facilitation projects as well as training others in using our unique blend of event interactivity.
A qualified teacher, Chris has been using his classroom management skills in the commercial arena for the last 12 years. He honed his facilitation skills conducting workshops within management consultancy firms (such as Cap Gemini and Ernst and Young), and now facilitates live and virtual conferences all over the world.
Sobia is a communications professional with 10 years operating in the professional services and corporate markets. She has developed particular insight and expertise in change management, employee engagement and strategy development. With an international background and a keen eye on diversity and culture within organisations, Sobia has a special interest in social media with relation to cultural issues. She can be found (mostly) lurking on Twitter.
After moving to the UK, Dana worked in various internal communications roles before becoming the global Intranet Project Manager at BSI (British Standards Institution). She can be found bribing her colleagues with her homemade cakes, sending emails at 2am and pulling her hair out on a daily basis as she manages the upgrade to SharePoint2010. With over 10 years of third-sector experience, including a three year post as President of a charity, Dana has established a career as a communication, project management and internal social media enthusiast.
"Good business communication is delivering simplicity while keeping the complexity alive in your head"
One of the most iconoclastic thinkers working in social media today, Daniel is the CEO of NewsGator. His interview will delve into the revolution that is happening in the workplace as we move from connecting minds to aligning hearts. His thoughts are far-reaching and his views controversial. We will guarantee you will not be unmoved by his passion for the accidental serendipity that social media brings to the workplace with surprising and powerful outcomes.
A seasoned mobile expert with over 100 mobile initiatives to my name. The projects I have produced have generated over 20 Million downloads, including several App Store number ones. I get a kick out of working with companies like P&G, Cartoon Network, and Diageo to unlock the potential of mobile for their people and brands.
I’m passionate about doing mobile well. Even better than well really! Because when you get it right, and really understand how to use mobile to enhance how people work, communicate, and learn, the results can be transformational.
Lee’s background centers on content and social media marketing. He has worked closely with exciting global organisations. Beem benefits from his experience of mobile community, social content and a head for strategy.
He heads up Industry Positioning, Marketing and Strategy at beem.
Simon Levene has worked in the knowledge management and technology fields, in global roles for the past fifteen years. Consulting with corporates, professional services firms and government departments on the cultural, organisational and technology aspects of knowledge and collaboration, Simon has assisted clients in understanding the best tools and technologies to use to meet their strategic business goals.
Phil is an experienced leader on implementing web-based data governance strategies across a broad range of industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Public sector and Manufacturing. He currently leads the Social Media Governance offering at PwC UK where he has accrued deep insights into risks, challenges and effective frameworks for various internal and external social media strategies.
Kate Slater, Social Media Manager at Unilever will present on a remarkable communication campaign that crosses both internal and external, employee and customer, the company's CEO and the world's experts on the subject of Sustainability. Sustainable Living Lab is on its second year and is an eye-opening example of co-creation where Unilever, its customers and key stakeholders held a virtual conversation around the world in 24 hours. This session brings alive the future of social communication.
Experienced employee communications and engagement practitioner having fulfilled senior in-house and consultancy roles for major brands.
With a background in manufacturing and project management, his career spans every level of the organisational hierarchy, from the shopfloor to the boardroom giving unique insights into the effectiveness of communications through the line. He sees employee communications as a catalyst for engaging colleagues with their brand, their boss, and their peers to achieve defined and measurable business outcomes; not ingredient for creating “employee engagement” as a measurable output.
His interest in Social Media is understanding and predicting the full extent to which social media will reshape organisational structures and hierarchies and how that will re-define the internal communications function of the future. Less interested in the tactical application of the various platforms and technologies in use today.
Marie Wallace is currently Analytics Strategist for IBM’s Social Business division where she guides IBM and their clients on the journey to becoming an analytics-driven social business. Marie has spent more than a decade in IBM’s research & development organization building analytics technologies which today underpin such solutions as IBM Watson.
Today Marie is a globally recognized thought leader in the bigdata analytics space, with an active social media presence, and popular blog.
Andrew O’Shaughnessy is CEO of Newsweaver. For over fifteen years his organisation has been providing smart technology for communicators.
He strongly believes insight &measurement of all communication channels is one of the most important elements for successful organisations.
His company offers Newsweaver's Internal Connect, a cloud-based software platform, built specifically for internal communications teams, allowing organisations such as Saudi Aramco, Shell, RBS, G4S and ACCA to create, deliver, and most importantly, measure their communications.