Day 1: General Sessions
October 12, 2022 - |
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Day 1: General Sessions - 10/12/2022
|8:00 am - 8:30 am|
Registration Opens: Breakfast, Beverages & Visit Your Sponsors
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and continental breakfast as you meet your fellow attendees.
Sign-in, pick up your materials and enjoy a continental breakfast before we start the day.
Be sure to stop by and visit your sponsors!
|8:30 am - 9:00 am|
Chairperson's Welcome & Speed Networking
Pinaki Kathiari, CEO & Owner | Local Wisdom
Welcome to the 6th Annual Modern Intranets For The Digital Workplace Conference.
In this fast-paced forum, you'll get to know your fellow peers, their biggest digital workplace challenges, and a few fun facts.
|9:00 am - 9:35 am|
Designing For People First: Our Digital Workplace Design Journey
Chris Harrer, Associate Vice President, Internal Communications - Digital | Comcast
Comcast's digital workplace is evolving into a very engaging platform on SharePoint and enables employees to be at the forefront of the experience.
In this presentation you will discover:
|9:35 am - 10:15 am|
Cultivating An Author Community—Deltanet
Mallory Schroth, Senior Manager-Platforms, Corporate Communications | Delta Air Lines
Chris Sweigart, General Manager, Platforms & Content, Corporate Communications | Delta Air Lines
Over the past three years, the value of internal communications has become clearer than ever before. Organizations have a responsibility to keep their employees informed, inspired and connected while employees seek out critical information they need to do their jobs. An intranet platform can do so much: provide company, divisional and department updates and serve as a reliable source for mission-critical documents and resources. It’s a lot of information, much of it requiring intimate knowledge of the business and a variety of functions.
In this session, Delta will share the strategies, opportunities and challenges of fostering an author community with content targeted towards employee group’s interests and needs, while providing centralized governance, training and best practices.
|10:15 am - 10:30 am|
Challenges In Internal Communications & How To Solve For Them
Amanda Berry, Corporate Communications Manager | Simpplr
Internal communication has a direct impact on an organization’s success. When done well, it builds employee engagement, company culture, and trust in leaders. Part of any good strategy is being able to recognize and solve for some of IC’s biggest challenges. In this session, learn strategies, insights, and tactics for tackling some of IC’s biggest challenges
|10:30 am - 10:50 am|
Morning Refreshments, Networking Break + Visit Your Sponsors
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments as you network with your peers.
Visit your sponsors to check out some of the latest tools and innovations supporting internal communications.
|10:50 am - 11:25 am|
Out Of The Box Intranet? Seamless Digital Integrations
Laurie Madden, Sr. Advisor, Digital Projects, Corporate Communications | Phillips 66
Phillips 66 converted their intranet to SharePoint Online, going from a highly customized site to an out-of-the-box model with zero customization. This also allowed them to change the intranet from an information dumping ground to a living breathing integrated information source.
As this model has “settled in” across the company, the next challenge is to provide a level of personalization that improves the employee experience and enhances efficiency.
In this session learn about how this journey has led us to use the combination of out-of-the-box and integrations to make our intranet meaningful and efficient for employees.
|11:25 am - 12:00 pm|
Migrating Your Intranet Platform: The “Lift & Shift” Approach Versus User-Centric Design
Ian Lockhart, Corporate Vice President. Head of Digital Workplace and Business Partner (GBS) | New York Life Insurance Company
In 2021, New York Life migrated its entire collaborative social intranet to a new platform, delivering different capabilities, and features. While we originally took the “lift and shift” approach to move most of the legacy content, there were some key areas where we needed to have the end-user shape the ultimate end game from a design and experience perspective.
Come and learn our lessons, specifically:
|12:00 pm - 12:30 pm|
Interactive Group Breakout Session: Digital Solutions For Employees That Don't Sit At A Desk
Muriel Clauson, Co-Founder & CEO | Anthill
|12:30 pm - 2:00 pm|
Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone—Reservations Are Booked!
Reservations have been made at a number of local restaurants.
Don't miss this opportunity to have lunch with your peers at a local New York City hot spot!
Everyone is financially responsible for their own lunch.
|2:00 pm - 2:40 pm|
Interactive Forum On Artificial intelligence, Design Equity, and the Future of CommTech Platforms: Preparing For A Digital Workplace Experience That Empowers & Engages Employees
Howard Pyle, Founder & CEO | Experience Futures
Scott Ashen, Senior Consultant, Workplace CommTech | Integral
Kelsey Graziano, Senior Director Communications | Neiman Marcus Group
Ethan McCarty, CEO | Integral
Remote and hybrid work environments are becoming woven into our culture. Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Automation, and Web 3.0 are here. Enterprise scale projects are transforming business challenges with effective and efficient business solutions.
How do organizations develop solutions to meet current and future challenges without leaving people behind? Who is at risk for being left behind? What is the case for bringing the digital workplace into early education? Does geographic location play a part in addressing the knowledge and experience gap?
In this session, Subject Matter Experts will discuss the digital workplace, enterprise software strategy and deployment, and how to create a future of work that reduces barriers to engagement while staying on the cutting edge.
This session will include:
Attendees will leave with:
Moderator: Ethan McCarty, CEO & Founder | Integral
|2:40 pm - 3:15 pm|
Being Aligned: Why IT And Communications Must Work & Collaborate For A Successful Digital Workplace
Deanna Miller, Senior Internal Communications Manager | Syngenta North America
Kathy Eichlin, Head, Internal Communications | Syngenta North America
Before COVID-19 changed the workplace, the Syngenta North America Communications and Information Technology teams recognized the critical need to sit down at the same table and work through challenges of language and practices to eliminate the siloes that had been created. From this moment, the two teams have been aligned on Town Halls, intranet designs, training for employees, and developing and educating employees on best practices for remote-based work.
Call us BFFs! Come learn how to develop a great relationship with your IT team members, including:
|3:15 pm - 3:55 pm|
The Top Digital Workplace Communications Tools At Your Fingertips: Q&A, Demos & Refreshments
With the variety of tools available it's hard to navigate and choose the one that is best for your organization.
In this fast-paced session you'll have the opportunity to see demonstrations of top digital workplace and communications tools of your choice.
We'll alert you when it's time to switch—grab a sweet treat on your way.
|3:55 pm - 4:30 pm|
Employee Mobile App vs. Non-Mobile Intranet: Overcoming Multi-Channel Obstacles
Alyssa Hagan, Director, Communications & Content | Encompass Health Corporation
Reaching deskless workers can be a challenge with only traditional communications channels at your disposal. After extensive research to understand how to support its unplugged healthcare workers, Encompass Health launched an employee mobile app & intranet in 2015 with the goal of engaging its workforce through content and helpful self-services tools its employees both needed and wanted.
In this session, you will learn:
|4:30 pm - 5:00 pm|
Panel Discussion: Modern Intranet Top Practices: Key Strategies To Make or Break Your Intranet
Glen Wolyner, Sr. Account Manager-Solutions Specialist |. LiveTiles
Rob Ryan, Head of Product Marketing & Business Values | Workgrid Software
Jamie Stokes, Director, Digital Communications | Cox Communications
Chris Harrer, Associate Vice President, Internal Communications - Digital | Comcast
Andrew Blotky, Communications Expert & Leadership Coach | Azure Leadership Group
In this "no-pressure" setting, you'll be able to ask your most pressing questions and receive honest feedback from your peers.
More panelists TBA!
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
Close Of Day 1—Join Us For A Networking Reception @ Rooftop Bar : Social Drink & Food
Don't stop the conversation!
Join us on the rooftop for networking with your peers and sponsors in the adjacent at the #ALIcomms reception.
Participate in raffles & sign-up for dinner with your peers.
|6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
Dinner With A Group—Reservations Have Been Made
Want to keep the conversation going? Join a group of attendees for dinner at a local New York City hot spot.
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.
Sr. Account Manager-Solutions Specialist |. LiveTiles
Head of Product Marketing & Business Values | Workgrid Software
Senior Internal Communications Manager | Syngenta North America
Corporate Communications Manager | Simpplr