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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 Learning Objectives

The "Brussels Digital Workplace Conference" is a joint venture between IT Works and ValueIntranet. This one-day conference, now in its 3rd edition, is Belgium's largest conference dedicated to intranets, digital workplaces and the future of work.

This conference targets managers and practitioners from Internal Communications, IT and HR, the key stakeholders of the digital workplace. Our aim is to bridge the traditional silos and spark cross-fertilisation.

From this unique one-day conference on the Digital Workplace, you can expect:

  • Inspiring keynote presentations from Belgian and international experts
  • Practical case studies from various Belgian and international companies
  • Expert sessions about popular platforms such as Microsoft Teams
  • A number of software providers and implementation partners will showcase their solutions

This conference covers these and many other topics:

  • Latest trends in intranets and digital workplaces
  • Digital Employee Experience (DEX): how to reach all employees with a user-friendly solution
  • How to ensure user adoption and governance of your digital workplace and of specific tools like Microsoft Teams?
  • How a digital workplace will enable and support the future of work?

Who will benefit from attending the conference ?

  • Intranet and digital workplace managers
  • Internal communication managers
  • Experts in digital channels and employee experience, digital transformation managers
  • HR managers
  • IT and project managers responsible for delivering a new intranet or digital workplace

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) !
8.30h - 9.15h
Registration and welcome coffee/tea
9.15h
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)
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)
10.40h - 11.10h
Coffee/Tea + Networking + Solutions Expo
11.10h - 11.45h
Multiple Breakout Sessions (3 parallel rooms)
  • Break-out session 1A: Case study: The new intranet of Thalys (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))
  • 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
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
  • 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)
16.25h - 17.00h
Closing keynote: The Future of Work (Peter Hinssen, Nexxworks)
17.00h - 17.15h
Conference Summary and Closing Remarks
17.15h - 18.15h
Networking Drink
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.

 Full Programme


Don't miss this inspiring, information-packed and highly interactive conference, and yes, you can already register (currently with 20% discount) !
8.30h - 9.15h
Registration and welcome coffee/tea
9.15h
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.

 Speakers


Sharon O'Dea (Lithos Partners)
Lithos Partners

Sharon O'Dea is a creative, experienced strategist with a track record in delivering large digital projects and products in complex public and private sector organisations. She is a subject matter expert and advisor on digital communication, collaboration and modern workplace with over 15 years experience in Europe and Asia.

She is passionate about the power of the social web to drive positive change - of services, organisations, and of communities. She brings a broad base of digital skills together with a sharp business focus and ability to explain complex and technical ideas to stakeholders at all levels in order to gain their buy-in for digital transformation.

Sharon is a digital all-rounder, specialising in four overlapping areas:

  • Intranets and digital workplace technologies
  • Employee experience and the future of work
  • Social media and content strategy
  • Digital innovation and transformation

Isabel De Clercq (connect|share|lead )
connect|share|lead

Isabel De Clercq is Keynote speaker, Consultant, Author, Fire Starter, Sparkle Architect, and last but not least, the Founder of connect|share|lead.

She is passionate about the vibrant interaction between people, brands, social technologies and organisational change, and her current focus is on the impact of technology on business, culture and work.

She is the author of the international bestseller book "Social Technologies in Business" (published in June 2017 by Die Keure, republished in Germany by FAZBUCH).

Some of Isabel's statements, with which we completely agree:

  • Business will be about eco-system and community-thinking
  • Social Technologies will change the culture of an organisation
  • It's not about man versus machine, it's about man and machine
  • I am a crusader against Digital Detox
  • Knowledge Sharing and Working Out Loud is about Self-Leadership

Camille Tardiveau (Thalys Europe)
Thalys Europe

Camille Tardiveau is Internal Communication Manager at Thalys, the French-Belgian high-speed train operator.

Peter Hinssen (Nexxworks)
Nexxworks

Peter Hinssen is one of Europe's thought leaders on the impact of technology on our society. He has a focus on the consumer adoption of technology, on the impact of the networked digital society and on the alignment between Business and IT. Peter co-founded Across Group in 2005, is the Chairman of Across Technology, and founded Nexxworks in 2014.

Peter is currently involved as a coach to executives to develop perspectives on the future and how to drive innovation. He is also a board advisor on subjects related to innovation and IT. He develops executive education workshops and awareness sessions to bring business challenges with IT solutions, and to leverage the innovation potential of IT.

Peter lectures at various business schools in Europe such as London Business School (UK) and Antwerp Management School (Belgium). Peter is a passionate keynote speaker who is frequently welcomed at forums and conferences around the world. His first seminar appearance was for I.T. Works in 1995, and he co-presented over 100 events for I.T. Works since.

Martin White (Intranet Focus Ltd)
Intranet Focus Ltd

Martin White is a 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.

Questions about this ? Interested but you can't attend ? Send us an email !

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