Brussels Digital Workplace Conference

Brussels Digital Workplace Conference

How to drive employee engagement via a future-proof digital workplace platform

28 May 2020 (9h15-17h30)
Location: Crowne Plaza Le Palace (Brussels City Center)
Presented in English by Peter Hinssen, Sharon O'Dea, Martin White, Camille Tardiveau (Thalys) and many others
Price: 640 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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Full Programme:

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8.30h - 9.15h
Registration and welcome coffee/tea
Introduction to the conference by the organisers: Patrick Van Renterghem (IT Works) and Guy Van Leemput (ValueIntranet)
9.20h - 10.00h
Opening Keynote: The intranet in the changing world of work (Sharon O'Dea, digital communication expert and co-founder of Lithos Partners)

Sharon O'Dea will present the opening keynote at this conference on "The intranet in the changing world of work".

The workplace is becoming more complex with the rise of flexible working, remote teams and a more diverse workforce. In her opening keynote, Sharon will look at how intranets can help organisations to survive and thrive in this new world of work.

10.00h - 10.40h
International case study: The global intranet journey of ING - transforming a traditional (social) intranet into a valuable Employee Experience Portal (Joris Kok and Alain Gilson, ING)

In recent years, ING has merged many local intranets into a single, global intranet for its 70.000 employees worldwide. Now, ING is leveraging Office 365 to take its intranet to the next level: a new 'Employee Experience Platform' with a strong focus on user experience.

10.40h - 11.10h
Coffee/Tea + Networking + Solutions Expo

After the morning coffee/tea break, we have 3 break-out sessions in parallel. Conference participants can choose between three different topics. The presentations will be a mixture of practical case studies of digital workplace implementations, and expert sessions on topics such as search performance and Microsoft Teams roll-out.

11.10h - 11.50h
Multiple Breakout Sessions (3 parallel rooms)
  • Break-out session 1A: Case study: The new intranet of Thalys - The journey to build a state-of-the-art intranet that serves all employees (Camille Tardiveau, Internal Communication Manager, Thalys)
  • Break-out session 1B: To be announced
  • Break-out session 1C: To be announced
11.55h - 12.35h
Multiple Breakout Sessions (3 parallel rooms)
  • Break-out session 2A: Case study: The digital workplace and Microsoft Teams at Umicore (Quentin Poncelet (Umicore) and Serge Desaranno (delaware))
    After introducing Office 365 and a new intranet to its employees, the implementation of a digital workplace and Microsoft Teams was a logical next step in Umicore’s Connect program. Using Teams and the digital workplace, employees are now able to collaborate and share knowledge more openly and easily as they can work anywhere, anytime on any device. This session will give you insights in Umicore’s journey for rolling out MS Teams, from a communication, change management and governance point of view, to ensure a smooth user adoption.
  • Break-out session 2B: To be announced
  • Break-out session 2C: To be announced
12.35h - 13.40h
LUNCH + Networking + Expo
13.40h - 14.40h
Afternoon Workshops: A choice of 3 different 1-hour workshops on various topics related to intranets and digital workplaces
  • Room A: Workshop by Martin White (IntranetFocus): How to assess and improve your intranet/enterprise search performance
    Martin White is an information scientist and thought leader in the field of intranet and enterprise search. Martin's workshop will focus on various techniques to assess your intranet and enterprise search performance.
  • Room B: Workshop by Isabel De Clercq (connect|share|lead): The Digital Workplace as a Lifelong Learning Platform
  • Room C: Workshop To be announced
14.45h - 15.25h
Multiple Breakout Sessions (3 parallel rooms)
  • Break-out session 3A: Expert session: How to tame Microsoft Teams - tips and tricks to keep control over your Teams environment (Tom Laureys and Damien Dewitte, Amplexor))
  • Break-out session 3B: To be announced
  • Break-out session 3C: To be announced
15.25h – 15.55h
Coffee/Tea + Networking + Expo
15.55h - 16.25h
International case study: How VELUX is reaching production employees with its innovative Digital Workplace based on Office 365 (Christian Skjæran, Digital Workplace Advisor, VELUX Group)

Until recently, the VELUX intranet was only available to office workers. In this inspiring case study, you will learn how VELUX is now onboarding their 6.000 production employees onto their digital workplace, by leveraging various Office 365 applications (SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, Stream, Planner etc.) You will hear all about the insights and obstacles when engaging an overlooked workforce.

16.25h - 17.00h
Closing keynote: The Future of Work (Peter Hinssen, Nexxworks)

Peter Hinssen will be presenting the closing keynote at this conference on "The Future of Work".

Peter is a serial entrepreneur, Forbes contributor, LinkedIn Influencer, best-selling author and one of the most sought-after thought leaders on organising for the Day After Tomorrow, radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He presents numerous keynote speeches around the world.

17.00h - 17.15h
Conference Summary and Closing Remarks
17.15h - 18.15h
Closing Networking Drink

You may also be interested in our partner conference: The 4th HR innov & tech Day is organised on 14/5/2020. You get 50 euro discount if you register before 14/4/2020. You can grab an extra saving of 50 euro with the following discount code ITworks-HRITD, to be entered during online registration. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Don't miss this inspiring, information-packed and highly interactive conference, and yes, you can already register (currently with 20% discount) !

SOLUTIONS EXPO: We are pleased to have these solution providers at our conference:

AMPLEXOR is a leading digital solution provider offering global compliance, digital experience and content solutions. AMPLEXOR successfully designs and implements new digital workplaces and improves the overall employee experience.
Delaware is a global company that delivers advanced ICT solutions and services, guiding its customers through their business and digital transformations.
LumApps is a SaaS company operating since 2012 and serving organisations on a global scale. LumApps Digital Workplace is a category leader that integrates with collaborative suites such as Office 365 and G Suite.
Jalios is a leading publisher of collaborative intranet and Enterprise Social Network (ESN) software with headquarters in France. Jalios develops and commercialises powerful yet user-friendly tools that make it easy to create collaborative and social intranet/extranet sites and collaborative documentary databases.
OpenIMS is a digital workplace solution from OpenSesame ICT. It offers a very complete social intranet, extended with functionality for document management, workflows and case management. The solution has been co-created with Digipolis Gent and is offered as a SaaS solution from two certified data centres.
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