Digital Workplace Conference Online

Digital Workplace Conference Online


How to get the most out of your digital workplace platform

28 May 2020 (9h00-12h45)
Location: Live Online Event (@YOUR DIGITAL WORKPLACE)
Presented in English by Sharon O'Dea, Isabel De Clercq, Quentin Poncelet, Serge Desaranno, Tom Laureys, Damien Dewitte, Christian Skjaeran and Evert D'Hondt
Price: 199 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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Full Programme:

9.00h
Introduction to the online conference by the organisers: Patrick Van Renterghem (IT Works) and Guy Van Leemput (ValueIntranet)
9.15h - 9.45h
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.

9.45h - 10.15h
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.

10.15h - 10.30h
Break + Sponsor Infomercials
10.30h - 11.00h
The Digital Workplace as a Lifelong Learning Platform (Isabel De Clercq, independent digital workplace consultant)

Politicians, business leaders, HR professionals, teachers, professors … they all talk about the necessity of lifelong learning. But do they have concrete answers on how to make it a success? In this session, Isabel will broaden your perspective on this fascinating topic. Isabel will provide you with concrete answers and solutions through the exploration of the following questions:

  • How does one become a lifelong learner? And should all of us become one?
  • How does the digital workplace nurture lifelong learners?

Concrete examples: which organisations use which tools and what are the critical success factors of their implementation?

11.00h – 11.30h
Expert session: How to tame Microsoft Teams - tips and tricks to keep control over your Teams environment (Tom Laureys and Damien Dewitte, Amplexor)

Teams is the fastest growing business application ever released by Microsoft. But in many organisations, Teams has become a victim of its own success. The number of Teams is exploding, there is a lack of structure, and users have difficulty finding back information. In this session, Tom and Damien will show that there is another way. 'Teams Governance' is key: With guidelines and supporting tools, you can get a grip on your Teams environment and keep your employees productive.

11.30h - 11.40h
Break + Sponsor Infomercials
11.40h - 12.10h
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.

12.10h - 12.40h
Expert Session: Reinforcing the New Normal (Evert D'Hondt, Synergics)
  • Ten years ago, Peter Hinssen published his book "The New Normal". Today, the digital world is a reality, not only professionally but also in our private lives.
  • The corona crisis has reinforced this by pressing the fast-forward button, and the Digital Workplace has come to the rescue.
  • Before the Covid-19 pandemic, change management programmes were required to introduce digital tools. Now, even the biggest opponents have the awareness and the desire to use digital collaboration.
  • The Digital Workplace Train has left the station, but how will you get everyone on board? And have you already determined how this will benefit your organisation going forward? What are the pitfalls and the opportunities?
  • Evert will address these in his expert session "Reinforcing the New Normal", which will include some practical examples of how organisations use their digital workplace to work smarter during this coronavirus pandemic
12.40h - 12.45h
Closing Remarks
Don't miss this inspiring, information-packed and highly interactive virtual conference, and yes, you can register here !

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.
Iris Intranet works naturally. Created by the Dutch online communication agency triptic, Iris is a user-friendly digital workplace for collaboration, knowledge sharing and content publishing. To know more, watch this short movie about its features and advantages.
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.
Synergics is a managed cloud service provider specialised in developing strategic partnerships with growth companies. They help companies improve their competitive position by aligning IT and business on a strategic (innovate), tactical (transform) and operational level (manage).
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