Speakers at Social Workplace Conference

Social Workplace Conference 2011 focuses on the impact of social media and social software on internal communications and workforce collaborations. The conference will be held on 1 November 2011 in London.

Confirmed speakers include representatives of Oracle, IBM, Verizon, and others. Take a look at the full conference agenda.

Confirmed speakers and panelists:

Jon Ingham – Author, Blogger, Consultant at Social Advantage

  • Worked for 20 years in Engineering, IT, change management and HR.
  • Writing a book with the same topic of his blog, Social Advantage.
  • Does consulting on social aspects of organisation (learnings from social psychology, social media / enterprise 2.0, collaboration, teaming, networks, workplace design, social network analysis etc.)
  • Previously served as Executive Consultant for Strategic Dynamics Consultance Services, Ltd, and HR Director for Ernst & Young.

David Christopher – Social Media Business Leader for EMEA at Oracle Corporation

  • In his role at Oracle, he develops and deploys social media strategies that will greatly enhance communication and collaboration with customers, partners and employees, thereby creating a more socially connected enterprise.
  • His work has seen a 50% reduction in email for work teams, and on his blog, David predicts the end of email by 2018.

Elizabeth Lupfer – Senior Manager, Employee Experience & HR Technology, Global HR at Verizon

  • Elizabeth is an internet strategist with over 14 years of web technology experience, who successfully translates business needs into technical requirements to deliver best-in-class portals that resonate on a global level.
  • Writer and speaker on intranets, knowledge management, inside-out communications, employee engagement, learning and development, HR technologies, brand marketing / awareness and talent acquisition.
  • Her blog, The Social Workplace, is now considered a leading resource on implementing social technologies within the enterprise.

Jon Mell – Portal and Social Business Leader for North Europe at IBM

  • Has been involved in the field of social and collaboration tools for over 10 years.
  • Previously ran the consulting team at Headshift, part of Dachis Group.
  • His blog, JonMell.co.uk, discusses social collaboration and communication.

Sam Marshall – Intranet and Collaboration Specialist at ClearBox Consulting

  • 14 years of specialization in intranets and knowledge management, working with organizations such as Unilever, BT, BUPA and Standard Life.
  • Responsible for Unilever’s Global Portal Implementation, overseeing the roll-out of over 700 online communities to 90,000 people and consolidating several thousand intranets into a single system.
  • Blogs about Enterprise 2.0 and knowledge management.

Mark Morrell – “The Internet Pioneer” at Mark Morrell Ltd

  • Previously served as Intranet Manager for BT.
  • 15 years of experience creating and implementing dynamic strategies leading to his work being known as one of the best intranets globally for governance, engagement and collaboration.
  • Blogs about strategic planning, intranet, SharePoint, digital workplace, etc. at intranet-pioneer.com.

Jenni Wheller – Internal Communications Manager at SSP Limited

  • Four years of experience in communications, recently focusing in internal.
  • Previously worked at theblueballroom as Business Development Manager and Thomson Local as Internal Communications Officer.
  • Blogs about internal communications, leadership, and other topics at  jenniwheller.wordpress.com.

Rebecca Richmond – Group Research & Content Director at Melcrum Limited

  • Over a decade of experience delivering marketing and communications best practice, business development strategy, and succesful management of multi-functional, international teams.
  • Specialties include: Client relationship management & consulting, executive education, public speaking, presentation design & training, team leadership & development.

Christian McMahon – Managing Consultant at Jamaza bvba

  • 20 years of experience spanning all aspects of management and high-level authority for £10m+ annual budgets, projects generating £100m+ revenues, and operations across 26 countries on 6 continents.
  • Previously served as CIO at GoIndustry-DoveBid PLC and CIO at Ovum PLC.
  • Regular columnist at Outsource Magazine.

Annette Saunders – Business Support and Digital Workplace Manager at Vanquis Banks

  • Rolled out SharePoint 2010 as a platform to deliver corporate news and compliance training.
  • Currently developing a digital workplace based an unified communications and collaboration strategy, using SharePoint and existing technologies within the company, as well as HR Database, payroll database, Sabercom, mobile devices, social media, etc.
  • Specialties include: people management, event design and management. employee reward and recognition, budget management.

Luke Mepham – Global Intranet Strategy and User Experience Manager at Aviva

  • Previously served as Work Packet Manager and as a member of the Intranet Team at Aviva PLC.
  • 12 years of experience working with intranet, and developing, managing, and exploiting its benefits.
  • Blogs about intranet and related subjects at intranetizen.com.

Doug Shaw – Founder and Director of What Goes Around, Limited

  • Previously served as Change Management and Employee Engagement Director at BT
  • Co-Creator of StopDoingDumbThingsToCustomers.com
  • Specialties include: listening, stakeholder engagement, employee engagement, social media, behaviour and culture analysis, internal and external communication, corporate responsibility, community creation, and others.
Register now for the Social Workplace Conference to hear from all of these dynamic speakers.