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SharePoint for Internal Communications
March 14-16, 2017 New York City
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Tuesday, March 14
 

TBA

PRE-CONFERENCE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP DAY
Smaller group, hands-on, and interactive – the workshop sessions allow you to focus on trending topics and share challenges with fellow attendees and your workshop leaders. Attend to get a solid foundation of strategies, trends and how to’s before the start of the main, two-day conference – and, find out why the workshops are consistently rated as very valuable time spent!

Tuesday March 14, 2017 TBA
Lexington, Lower Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017

7:45am

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and breakfast as you meet your workshop leader and fellow attendees.

Tuesday March 14, 2017 7:45am - 8:00am
Lexington, Lower Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017

8:00am

Workshop A:  Understanding Employee Personas: Learn How To Customize The Content Seen On Your SharePoint Homepage To Drive User-Adoption And Employee Engagement
Nonlinear Enterprise

One of the top reasons employees do not visit or engage with their Intranet is a seeming lack of relevance in the content they see, particularly on the home page.   For example, if I am based in New York, do I care about news from the Los Angeles office?  Over time, having to hunt for items of interest amidst a sea of content erodes the user experience and the user’s appetite to go back for more. 

 

Using SharePoint and a good data source, you can customize content a user sees on the homepage based on role, location or other information you have about them.  The trick is to know what to customize, and how.  Do you know your employees well enough to know how to design for them to bring them the most value?

 

 

Join your peers in this workshop as you learn how to understand employee personas and use them to drive user-adoption and engagement, including how to:

 

  • Identify what employee personas look like and how they will affect your digital workplace
  • How to create employee personas strategically –  knowing who to choose and why   
  • Key pieces to consider when planning your SharePoint communications for personalization

 

This interactive session will feature group activities, peer discussions, best practices and provide you with take-away tools to bring to your office.

 

Amy Yee, Director of Strategy & Experience Design

Nonlinear Enterprise


Speakers
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Strategy & Experience Design, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with CEOs, business leaders and their customers to map exciting business opportunities to powerful strategies for intranets and digital workplace solutions. As Practice Lead, she leads a team of highly skilled experts in areas such as intranets and productivity, user experience, software process outsourcing and big data. With clients, Amy works end-to-end guiding development of vision... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Lexington, Lower Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017

10:00am

Morning Stretch Break, Refreshments & Networking
Stand up and stretch and grab some refreshments as we switch over to the next workshop

Tuesday March 14, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Lexington, Lower Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017

10:15am

Workshop B:Developing A SharePoint Change Management Strategy That Will Successfully Increase Employee Engagement
C5 Insight

Why do as many as 80% of SharePoint and enterprise social projects struggle to find success?

 

In this interactive workshop we will explore how to develop a change management plan designed to address change at all stages of SharePoint projects.  From the basics to advanced change management planning, we will work through example exercises that you can bring home to engage your teams.

 

Gain practical and tactical tips from other organizations as you learn how to plan and manage change, including;

 

  • Planning for change during and after launching phases of SharePoint projects 
  • Discover why SharePoint change management is different from other change management initiatives, and plan accordingly
  • Develop a plan to integrate your own SharePoint functional updates with Microsoft's release schedule
  • Deliver a plan that is unique to the needs of your organization

 

Attendees will receive a free workbook to help you get started on your own change management plan, and participate in example team engagement exercises that you can bring back to your organization.

 

Geoff Ables, Managing Partner

C5 Insight


Speakers
avatar for Geoff Ables

Geoff Ables

Managing Partner, C5 Insight
Geoff Ables is an expert in customer and employee engagement. He is an author, speaker and Founding Partner of C5 Insight with more than 25 years of consulting experience. His insights have been seen and heard through many venues, including: BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, USA Today, The International Journal of CRM, EuroForum, and The New Zealand Direct Marketing Journal. He is the author of The Microsoft CRM Bible, A Business... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Lexington, Lower Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017

12:15pm

Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone
Stop by the registration table for nearby suggestions for lunch recommendations. Feel free to dine with a group or go out on your own. **Lunch cost is on your own.

Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Lexington, Lower Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017

1:45pm

Workshop C: Understanding New Features In Office 365 – Integrating And Using Delve & Office Graph While Learning How It Can Enhance Your SharePoint Site
Ave Point, Inc.

Delve, a new application built on O365, was designed to surface the most relevant content to users automatically, rather than trying to filter through the noise and chase down the content your employees need. Office Graph is an underlying technology that drives user experience. The feature was designed to capture key interactions between users.

 

Together, these features can be your employees “go-to” tool when they arrive at work in the morning connecting them to users they collaborate with most often, documents they were previously working on, and information most important to their role in the organization.

 

 

While the feature seems simple enough, many communicators haven’t been trained thoroughly on how to utilize Delve and Office Graph to achieve results. This workshop will provide you with valuable insights as well as a complete overview on Delve and the Office Graph. With your peers walk through how you can can create strategies to implement these beneficial tools into your employee engagement & communications strategies, including how to:

 

  • Train your employees properly to utilize Delve and Office Graph efficiently
  • Utilize Delve and Office Graph to improve productivity, foster collaboration, and achieve results
  • Gain management buy-in by clearly outlining the business value of these new features
  • Understand how Delve and Office Graph find the content you need and figure out what is important to you

 

 

Paul Olenick, Director of Product Strategy

AvePoint, Inc.


Speakers
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Paul Olenick

Director of Product Strategy, AvePoint, Inc.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Lexington, Lower Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017

3:45pm

 
Wednesday, March 15
 

TBA

GENERAL SESSION DAY 1
Wednesday March 15, 2017 TBA
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

8:00am

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
Sign-in, pick up your materials and enjoy a continental breakfast before we start the day

Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

8:30am

Chairperson's Welcome & Speed Networking -- Get To Know Your Fellow Conference Attendees
C5 Insight
In this fast-paced forum get to know your fellow peers, their biggest SharePoint challenges, and a few fun facts.

Geoff Ables, Managing Partner
C5 Insight

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Ables

Geoff Ables

Managing Partner, C5 Insight
Geoff Ables is an expert in customer and employee engagement. He is an author, speaker and Founding Partner of C5 Insight with more than 25 years of consulting experience. His insights have been seen and heard through many venues, including: BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, USA Today, The International Journal of CRM, EuroForum, and The New Zealand Direct Marketing Journal. He is the author of The Microsoft CRM Bible, A Business... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

9:15am

How To Repurpose Organizational Content for Your Internal Audience To Increase Employee Collaboration
Akron Children's Hospital

You do not have to look hard or far to find content written either by or about your organization. Your intranet is a great place to repurpose this content for your internal audience to keep them engaged and updated.

 

Akron Children’s Hospital's internal communication team created an efficient strategy to repurpose external content and share it on their SharePoint. By giving access to this content, employee collaboration, SharePoint adoption numbers and employee morale has risen.

 

Learn how to empower employees to continue to be involved in website operations through content generation and maintenance including:

 

  • Creating a strategy that finds relatable, appropriate and relevant content that will engage employees
  • Generating website content that is more accurate, timely, and consistent
  • Empowering and providing employees to post content across all sections of your intranet

 

 

Kelly Daw, Intranet Administrator

Akron Children’s Hospital


Speakers
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Kelly Daw

Intranet Administrator, Akron Children's Hospital
Kelly Daw is the intranet administrator for Akron Children’s Hospital, an independent children’s hospital with two hospital campuses in northeast Ohio and 90 urgent, primary and specialty care locations. Her previous experience as an event planner, writer and project manager have converged to provide a unique perspective to delivering internal communications with a focus on data driven results. She joined the hospital’s internal... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:15am - 9:50am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

9:50am

How To Create Portals And Mini-Intranets With SharePoint To Increase Effectiveness And Workflow
Sony Pictures

Information portals can significantly increase the flow of business intelligence within departments and throughout a company. Although SharePoint is mainly used as a document repository at Sony Pictures, more and more groups have embraced it as a tool for developing information portals, utilizing native SharePoint features such as promoted links, collapsed and expanded views, and surveys, to share and gather information. Discover how to create and manage mini-portals, including how to:

 

  • Strategically develop portals for specific department use
  • Train users to build and maintain these portals themselves
  • Identify what factors drive social addition
  • Organize content and work processes in order to drive significant organizational and behavioral change
  • Increase information flow and overall productivity

 

Joel Stern, Business Analyst, Enterprise Content Management

Sony Pictures


Speakers
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Joel Stern

Business Analyst, Enterprise Content Managment, Sony Pictures


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:50am - 10:25am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

10:25am

Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments as you network with your peers.

Wednesday March 15, 2017 10:25am - 10:45am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

10:45am

Interactive Session: The 7 Do's And Don'ts Of Co-Creation For Your Organization
Local Wisdom

In today’s business world: we meet to talk about what we’re going to do, we go off in our vacuum, we create something, we come back to review, we get feedback, we debate, we revise, and ultimately create something that doesn’t hit the mark from all sides.

 

This is wildly inefficient and produces subpar results. Co-creation brings groups together to jointly produce a mutually valued outcome. Co-creation can be used with clients and agencies, companies and customers, between internal departments, basically any number multi disciplined teams looking to produce something.

 

This highly engaging workshop will provide you with exercises to get your mind moving. As a group, you will discuss the important aspects of how to bring people together to create fantastic outcomes within your organization, including:

 

  • Knowing why and when you should co-create
  • How to facilitate co-creation successfully
  • What it takes to produce awesome work together that hits the mark from all angles

 

Pinaki Kathiari, Managing Partner

Local Wisdom


Speakers
avatar for Pinaki Kathiari

Pinaki Kathiari

Managing Partner & Digital Strategist, Local Wisdom
Pinaki is a founding partner of Local Wisdom, a digital agency that focuses on creating custom solutions to today’s digital challenges, managing platforms to protect and enhance the digital investment, and staying in the forefront of technology through R&D and products. Pinaki spends his days solving problems, conjuring ideas, envisioning the future, learning more, working hard and resting later, and he couldn't ask for more! Every... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

11:30am

Before & After: How User Research Helped Transform the Already Award Winning Digital Workplace
XL Catlin & Eloquor Consulting, Inc.
After winning the Nielsen Norman Top 10 Intranets, the team at XL Catlin continued to reach out to users to learn how to make improvements to the PEN. While the winning interface was progressive, it wasn’t meeting user expectations for findability. With support from Eloquor Consulting, XL Catlin conducted user and usability research and redesigned the PEN to speak directly to user comments.

See the before and after and learn how they made decisions based on the research, including how to:

  • Understand what your employees want and need to see on their SharePoint site through simple usability tests that avoid assumptions
  • Implement appropriate development and design considerations along the way
  • Embed social collaboration into the fabric of the user experience

 

Satvinder Kaur, Digital Strategy and Marketing Operations Portfolio Manager

XL Catlin


Stacy Wilson, President

Eloquor Consulting, Inc.


Speakers
avatar for Satvinder Kaur

Satvinder Kaur

Digital Strategy and Marketing Operations Portfolio Manager, XL Catlin
avatar for Stacy Wilson

Stacy Wilson

ABC, President, Eloquor Consulting, Inc.


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:05pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

12:05pm

Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone -- Reservations are booked!
Reservations have been made at a number of local restaurants. Please sign-up at the registration table if you are interested in dining out with a group.

**Everyone is financially responsible for their own lunch.

Wednesday March 15, 2017 12:05pm - 1:30pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

1:30pm

Interactive Session: Train Or Tricycle?  What Speed Is Your Digital Workplace Today?
Nonlinear Enterprise

Based on benchmarking work with intranets and digital workplaces around the world, this session has been designed to help you assess the speed of your digital workplace based on factors such as user experience, technology & tools, organizational readiness and connectedness. 

 

Once assessed, you will have a chance to compare where your digital workplaces are, share advice and learn how to make your own digital workplace go faster.

 

Dive in as this interactive group breakout provides you with tips and strategies to:

 

  • Build a digital workplace strategy that will increase the number of users with realistic end results
  • Discover what tools you are or aren’t yet using that can help you boost employee engagement and collaboration
  • Acquire a new mindset when updating or re-designing your SharePoint site

 

 

Amy Yee, Director of Strategy & Experience Design

Nonlinear Enterprise


Speakers
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Strategy & Experience Design, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with CEOs, business leaders and their customers to map exciting business opportunities to powerful strategies for intranets and digital workplace solutions. As Practice Lead, she leads a team of highly skilled experts in areas such as intranets and productivity, user experience, software process outsourcing and big data. With clients, Amy works end-to-end guiding development of vision... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

2:25pm

How Workplace By Facebook Is Changing Employee Communication & Collaboration
Facebook

Workplace by Facebook is proving to be an incredibly effective collaboration tool. With adoption rates exceeding 50 percent among employees worldwide, hundreds of colleagues are connecting daily with the platform in conversation, group collaboration and information exchange. The tool is a complementary platform to your organization’s intranet, email and other channels for sharing news and information.

 

This session will give a sneak-peak into the challenges and success that select organizations have seen since Workplace was been rolled out in Fall, 2016, including how:

 

  • A highly motivated project team focused on the clear goals of Workplace has been critical
  • Well thought out mobile and web integrations were designed
  • You can organically embed the tool into your culture and workflow

 

Andrew Blotky, Director of Global Internal Communications

Facebook


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky

Director of Global Communications, Facebook


Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

3:00pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments as you network with your peers.

Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

3:20pm

Building A SharePoint Online Team Site That Increases Employee Adoption, Collaboration, And Productivity On A Shoestring Budget
The Christian Broadcasting Network

Learn how to build an out-of-the box SharePoint Online team site that caters to a multi-generational, multi-site and remote workforce with varying technical skills. The Christian Broadcasting Network has developed a collaborative environment on their team site with a minimal budget.

 

You will leave the session with ideas on building a SharePoint team site with little to no budget. Following this session, you will have acquired an understanding on how to successfully:

 

●      Create and develop an out-of-the box SharePoint Online team site to communicate with employees

●      Overcome common implementation challenges

●      Increase employee adoption and productivity

 

Dayna Lovelady, MBA, Telephony Project Assistant – Communications

The Christian Broadcasting Network 


Speakers
avatar for Dayna Lovelady

Dayna Lovelady

Telephony Project Assistant- Communications, The Christian Broadcasting Network, Prayer Center Department
Dayna Lovelady is the first communication specialist within The Christian Broadcasting Network’s (CBN) Prayer Center. She manages the communication for over 400 team members that work within the 24 hours a day, seven days a week Prayer Center throughout Virginia, Tennessee, the Philippines and soon Jerusalem. This team handles over 10,000 transactions per day and over 4 million per year. The transactions include requests for prayer... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:55pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

3:55pm

Close Of Day One
Close of Day One General Session.  Join us at tonight's Networking Reception!

Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:55pm - 4:00pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Networking Reception
Enjoy complimentary drinks on us as you continue the conversation with your peers.

**Please wear your name badges

Wednesday March 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

7:00pm

Dinner On Your Own, But Not Alone -- Reservations Are Booked
Want to keep the conversation going?

Sign-up with an ALI team member to join a group at tonight's dine-around. Reservations have been made.

**Everyone is on their own financially.

Wednesday March 15, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017
 
Thursday, March 16
 

TBA

GENERAL SESSION DAY 2
Thursday March 16, 2017 TBA
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

8:00am

Continental Breakfast & Networking
Coffee and continental breakfast will be ready at 8:00 a.m.

Thursday March 16, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

8:30am

Lead The Leaders - How To Go Beyond Buy-In And Gain Leadership Engagement For Your SharePoint Project
C5 Insight

Most business leaders understand that a successful SharePoint project can play a significant role in improving productivity, innovation and employee satisfaction.  But few leaders understand the role of leadership in SharePoint success.

 

In this session, gain principles and practical tips on how to go beyond leadership buy-in, to gain active engagement from your leadership team, including how to:

 

  • Influence executives to engage with your SharePoint Project
  • Help colleagues understand that change can begin with them no matter where they sit in the organization

 

Geoff Ables, Managing Partner

C5 Insight


Speakers
avatar for Geoff Ables

Geoff Ables

Managing Partner, C5 Insight
Geoff Ables is an expert in customer and employee engagement. He is an author, speaker and Founding Partner of C5 Insight with more than 25 years of consulting experience. His insights have been seen and heard through many venues, including: BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, USA Today, The International Journal of CRM, EuroForum, and The New Zealand Direct Marketing Journal. He is the author of The Microsoft CRM Bible, A Business... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:05am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

9:05am

How To Leverage The Power Of SharePoint To Encourage Culture Change
CREE

There’s no secret that SharePoint is a powerful technology platform for organizing and sharing content with new features continuously being added.  However, the true power of the platform, if well designed, is in the ability to change the way people work together.  Which, in turn, drives culture change throughout a team, an organization, or an enterprise. 

 

By successfully planning your implementation of SharePoint, you can create opportunities to enhance your employees’ ability to work within teams and to collaborate with colleagues, both globally and in the next cubicle.  This discussion consists of stories about how understanding the strategy of your enterprise and then, incorporating that into the SharePoint design, can transform your culture including how to:

 

  • Recognize that culture is important and can impact the success of your enterprise strategy, so be sure to have an understanding of both before designing your SharePoint environment or site
  • Identify the behaviors that would most likely affect change in the culture to meet the strategy and determine the capabilities of your collaborative environment that can be leveraged
  • Leverage the strengths of your existing culture and incorporate that into the design of your environment or sites to ensure adoption
  • Focus on providing the content that can affect the culture in a positive direction, rather than content that is directly intended to change the culture.

 

Tricia Mercaldo, Manager, Solution Support

CREE


Speakers
avatar for Tricia Mercaldo

Tricia Mercaldo

Manager, Solutions Support, CREE


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:05am - 9:40am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

9:40am

More Than Just Hype: A SharePoint Re-Launch That Grabs Attention And Creates Engagement
Wawanesa Insurance and Habenero Consulting Group

 Far too often the use of SharePoint as a communication medium is underutilized. The premise of “we don’t know what we don’t know” is an unspoken and unrecognized common occurrence.  We understand that there is more potential with what we have, but believe that what we are doing is still getting us to where we want to be. We’re using SharePoint and staff are getting the message, so that must mean communication and engagement are occurring right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

 

Join Wawanesa, and their vendor of choice Habanero, as they share recent insights for using SharePoint as a tool for communication and engagement.  Topics include:

 

 

  • Life after launch – top insights gained and changes required to successfully drive adoption
  • Driving employee connections – how SharePoint Online is the foundation of broader digital change
  • Communication and structure – why working as a team builds employee engagement
  • Intranet metrics and feedback - how you know you are making a difference

 

 

 

Rafal Miroslawski, Communications Coordinator

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

 

Chris Radcliff, Intranet and Collaboration Specialist

Habanero Consulting Group


Speakers
avatar for Rafal Miroslawski

Rafal Miroslawski

Sr. Communications Coordinator, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Rafal Miroslawski is the Senior Communications Coordinator at Wawanesa Insurance, and has over 10 years of experience in the field. Working with SharePoint for half of that, he has had a strong focus on developing and growing the company intranet to support employee engagement and corporate communications. As a communications expert, he has a background that spans everything from Information Security to Public Relations, and has played a... Read More →
avatar for Chris Radcliffe

Chris Radcliffe

Intranet and Collaboration Specialist, Habanero Consulting Group
Chris Radcliffe has 16 years of experience working with award-winning intranet teams to create amazing digital workplace experiences. | He leads the digital workplace strategy for many of Habanero’s customers and is a member of the Go Intranet Accelerator product team at Habanero.


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:40am - 10:15am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

10:15am

Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments as you network with your peers.

Thursday March 16, 2017 10:15am - 10:20am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

10:20am

Designing A New Experience On SharePoint Online In A Limited Time Frame
Nonlinear Enterprise
Designing a New Experience for Nike on SharePoint Online in 15 Days
 
The principles of design thinking, agile and powerful digital platforms such as O365 can come together in an approach to transforming digital business experiences.  This general session will share a case study of one can take an opportunity definition to testing a prototype with leading sports apparel brands in just a limited time frame. 

Learn ideas and activities that are helpful to rapid prototyping, and discuss results from user testing and the development of the full solution, including how to:
  • Discover tips and tricks for ideation and developing new experiences
  • Prioritize requirements
  • Gain ideas on how this approach can be applied to internal communications needs
  • Foster faster ideation for your digital workplace

Amy Yee, Director of Strategy & Experience Design
Nonlinear Enterprise

Speakers
avatar for Amy Yee

Amy Yee

Director of Strategy & Experience Design, Nonlinear Enterprise
Amy has traveled the world working closely with CEOs, business leaders and their customers to map exciting business opportunities to powerful strategies for intranets and digital workplace solutions. As Practice Lead, she leads a team of highly skilled experts in areas such as intranets and productivity, user experience, software process outsourcing and big data. With clients, Amy works end-to-end guiding development of vision... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:20am - 10:55am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

10:55am

Enhance Your SharePoint To Fit Your Organization's Larger Goals
Ochsner Health System

SharePoint is a great collaboration platform, but creating a strong internal communications system using it requires careful planning. Learn how Ochsner is enhancing their system of communications and evolving to include enhanced intranet tools.

 

Dive deeper into how you can utilize SharePoint to connect your employees to the organization's goals, including how to:

 

  • Fit your SharePoint into the larger picture of internal communications & organizational goals
  • Integrate existing communication channels into intranet technologies
  • Create tagging to support search, archive and measurement
  • Utilize real-time analytics to make strategic communication decisions
  • Design your system of audience segmentation and personalization
  • Support real-time intelligence communications with user alerts and subscriptions

 

Katie Canizaro, Supervisor, Internal Communications Platforms

Ochsner Health System


Speakers
avatar for Katie Canizaro

Katie Canizaro

Supervisor, Internal Communications Platforms, Ochsner Health System
Katie is Supervisor of Internal Communications Platforms at Ochsner Health System. Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system and employs more than 17,000 employees.  Katie graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Marketing and received her Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. She is currently leading her team through an intranet upgrade in order... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:55am - 11:30am
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

11:30am

Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone -- Reservations are booked!
Reservations have been made at a number of local restaurants. Please sign-up at the registration table if you are interested in dining out with a group.

**Everyone is financially responsible for their own lunch.

Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

1:00pm

Learn How The Integration Of SharePoint Into Office 365 Increases Your Efficiency And Employee Collaboration
Microsoft

Microsoft is committed to reinventing productivity to empower every person and every organization to do more and achieve more.  One focus is to help organizations utilize the features that all of Office 365 has to offer, including integrating these tools with your SharePoint.

 

This session will provide you with the foundation you need to become more effective when utilizing a variety of Office 356 tools, including SharePoint, in addition to learning how to:

 

  • Understand the role each tool plays into each other to increase efficiency
  • Identify the three areas that Office 365 is being underutilized by teams
  • Design strategies to move your team to ‘the cloud’
  • Utilize different productivity habit recipes

 

Pete Walke, Account Technology Strategist

Microsoft Corporation


Speakers
avatar for Peter Walke

Peter Walke

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
He is a passionate technologist and is excited when customers change the way they work in more open and collaborative ways.  He helps customers overcome adoption hurdles by building on small successes. |   | He started his career in consulting by developing .NET custom applications on SharePoint.  He saw the value that the platform could provide and the jump start it provided developers.  He later saw the way that... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:35pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

1:35pm

What’s The “Point”... Creating A Solid Gold SharePoint Community
Cox Communications

 One of the biggest problems internal communicators face is getting employees involved with your SharePoint site and excited about the messages you are sending them. The solution to that problem does not lie within one style of communication. Depending solely on e-mail to get the job done when it comes to catching your employee’s  attention will not make the cut.  

 

This forward-thinking session will show you the variety of different ways that you can increase the connection to your employees via SharePoint, including how to:

 

  • Integrate pictures, videos and other visual communications to drive employee collaboration
  • Develop strategies to get employees to interact with the messages being sent
  • Diversify your communication plans to boost overall employee engagement

 

Terese Farmen, Recognitions Manager,

Cox Communications


Speakers
avatar for Terese Farmen

Terese Farmen

Recognitions Manager, Cox Communications
National Recognition Manager | When not teaching Lindy Hop dancing or Project Management Institute exam prep classes, Terese Farmen spends her daytime hours working for the Human Resources team at Cox Communications as the Total Rewards recognition manager. Terese began her career at Cox 11 years ago as an IT business analyst and project manager while moonlighting as a freelance writer. She now happily manages a national program to improve... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:35pm - 2:10pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

2:10pm

Peer-To-Peer Benchmarking and Conference Wrap-Up
C5 Insight
As a group, all participants will be asked to provide their own solutions, tips, and tricks and share "golden nuggets" from the conference.



Speakers
avatar for Geoff Ables

Geoff Ables

Managing Partner, C5 Insight
Geoff Ables is an expert in customer and employee engagement. He is an author, speaker and Founding Partner of C5 Insight with more than 25 years of consulting experience. His insights have been seen and heard through many venues, including: BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, USA Today, The International Journal of CRM, EuroForum, and The New Zealand Direct Marketing Journal. He is the author of The Microsoft CRM Bible, A Business... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Morgan A & B, 2nd Level, Marriott New York East Side 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017