Digital Workplace Conference Online

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Digital Workplace Conference Online


How to get the most out of your digital workplace platform

28 May 2020 (9h00-12h45 CEST)
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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 Learning Objectives

The physical face-to-face "Brussels Digital Workplace Conference", which was planned to be organised on the 28th of May 2020, has been postponed until the 22nd of October 2020 because of the covid-19 pandemic.

However, we are pleased to offer a half-day online conference on the 28th of May 2020 with some of the speakers and case studies. This online event is fully dedicated to digital workplaces and the future of work.

Our half-day 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 half-day virtual conference on the Digital Workplace, you can expect:

  • An inspiring keynote presentation from an international digital workplace expert
  • Practical case studies from various Belgian and international companies
  • Expert sessions about popular platforms such as Microsoft Teams
  • Online discussion and Q&A moderated by the conference organisers

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

Don't miss this inspiring, information-packed and highly interactive virtual conference, and yes, you can register here
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)
9.45h - 10.15h
Case study: The digital workplace and Microsoft Teams at Umicore (Quentin Poncelet (Umicore) and Serge Desaranno (delaware))
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)
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)
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)
12.10h - 12.40h
Expert Session: Reinforcing the New Normal (Evert D'Hondt, Synergics)

Including 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. To know more, watch this short movie about its features and advantages.
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).

 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. To know more, watch this short movie about its features and advantages.
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).

 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

Quentin Poncelet (Umicore)
Umicore

Quentin Poncelet is Internal Communications Manager at Umicore.

Serge Desaranno (Delaware BeLux)
Delaware BeLux

Serge Desaranno is Manager at Delaware BeLux, passionate about guiding companies in their digital transformation process. He is active in the domain of information and process management as of 1994. He has proficiency and experience with assisting companies in defining digital workplace implementation roadmaps, backed up by the appropriate technical knowledge, hands-on project experience and +20 years of IT expertise in general.

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

AMPLEXOR International

Tom Laureys is Solution Manager and Team Coach Digital Transformation at Amplexor.

For more than ten years, Tom has been helping international clients to digitise processes in a smart and pragmatic way. Tom has a rich, hands-on experience with a range of technologies, from Alfresco and OpenText Documentum to Office 365 and Azure. Tom is a regular speaker at events in the Benelux on topics such as intranet and Microsoft Teams governance.

Damien Dewitte (AMPLEXOR International)
AMPLEXOR International

Damien Dewitte is co-founder and VP Digital Experience Solutions at Amplexor. For the past 20 years, Damien has been helping clients across industries and geographies to break technical barriers and excel in their digital initiatives.

Christian Skjaeran (VELUX Group)
VELUX Group

Christian Skjæran has more than 20 years of experience in international knowledge intensive companies such as IBM, Chr. Hansen and now VELUX. Christian's key focus is Digital Workplaces (and intranet/portals) where he has worked on strategies, processes, tools, community enablement, conducting training, driving user adoption and establishing governance.

His current project leverages modern SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Stream and Microsoft Search. The goal is to establish a great Digital Employee Experience (#DEX) built primarily on high commitment with standard components and agile processes.

Evert D'Hondt (Synergics )
Synergics

Evert D'Hondt is Business Productivity Evangelist at Synergics, helping organisations to improve performance & boost their business productivity. Evert also evangelizes the business value of a secure & productive organization and reinvent the modern workplace.

Synergics is your Cloud Change Agent which helps your organization through the Digital Transformation.

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