I’ve signed up for this years’ IBF-24 Event.
IBF 24 is a FREE 24 hour online interactive broadcast from the Intranet Benchmarking Forum, showcasing live intranet tours and the latest from industry thought leaders.
I believe this to be a unique peak in to the kitchens of the bigger companies’ intranets, their communication strategies and tools and the implementation of social tools.
The latter is especially something I’m interested in as there is some resistance within a lot of bigger companies to many of these tools because they put the emphasis on the word “Social” while the core functionality allows easier and more fluid communication among staff.
The sit is quite long, as it goes around the world and around the clock. For people in the same time zone as me, it’s running from 12.00 noon on the 17th of May to 12 the next day!
I have made a selection of the ones I am most interested in and would like to follow. Because of the schedule posted on the site, contains the times in the different time zones, I’ve added the GMT+2 Local time (where I’m currently at). This can help you to convert them all to your own a bit easier.
More information here: http://members.ibforum.com/?ibf24what
|12.00 – 13.00||Welcome to IBF 24|
|Co-anchors: Paul Miller & Paul Levy|
Guest hosts: Amy Kornbluth, Rebecca Richmond & Sharon
|13.00 – 14.00||BT live intranet tour|
Richard Dennison showcases the BT intranet, consistently
one of the world's best. As well as covering some
of the main features, Richard will talk about the
roll-out of SharePoint 2010 My Profile pages, and
also cover the take-up of Office Talk, Microsoft's
enterprise micro-blogging product
|14.00 – 15.00||"What CEOs Want", Rebecca Richmond from Melcrum|
Rebecca Richmond, Group Director of Research & Content
at Melcrum, talks about what CEOs want from internal
communications and relevant channels such as intranets.
Melcrum have interviewed CEOs from around the world
and Rebecca will reveal what internal comms functions
are doing and need to do to meet their expectations.
|British American Tobacco live intranet tour|
Richard Hare takes us on a tour of Interact, British
American Tobacco's intranet. Built entirely in-house
using Notes Domino, Richard will show how Connect,
a social networking tool, has evolved to be the
platform's centerpiece. Richard will also talk about
how personalisation and a recent project to standardise
design have helped Interact to balance both central
and end market expectations.
|17.00 – 18.00||National Field / Organizing for America|
Organizing for America and National Field tell the
fascinating story of how they built a social collaboration
platform during the Obama presidential campaign,
providing an essential communication tool to coordinate
the efforts of millions of volunteers. We'll get
a demo of the OFA social network, hear about its
unique hierarchical structure and how National Field
is now bringing that approach to the enterprise.
|19.00 – 20.00|
Google opens their doors for an hour to give us
an in-depth look on how they innovate and collaborate
day in and day out. We'll hear about the culture
of innovation at Google and how this manifests itself
in different programs. We'll have live demos of
some of the Apps they use, and a live tour of Google's
intranet, MOMA. We'll learn about Google's internal
mobile app store and hear about how Google's powerful
search underpins their collaboration efforts.
|20.00 – 21.00||Booz Allen Hamilton live intranet tour|
Walton Smith takes us on a tour of Booz Allen Hamilton's
award-winning intranet "Hello." Walton will show
us how they have successfully integrated a number
of best-of-breed collaborative tools built in Open
Source into their SharePoint environment, an achievement
recognized in their Enterprise 2.0 award.
|21.00 – 22.00||Duke Energy live intranet tour|
Martha Brown and James Bowen present a live tour
of Duke Energy's intranet, named one of Jakob Nielsen's
top ten intranets of 2011. Martha and James will
show how a combination of clever homepage formatting,
people-centric features, good search, task oriented
navigation and a robust content management model
has resulted in a highly successful intranet.
|23.00 – 00.00||Megan Berry, KLOUT|
Megan Berry is the Affiliate Marketing Manager at
Klout, a US-based company which measures influence
of social media channels including Twitter and Facebook.
Megan will demonstrate how Klout calculates its
scores and how this is being used by businesses.
|01.00 – 02.00||Tibbr|
Tibbr claims to be "the first social computing tool
specifically built for the workplace that allows
the right information to find you." Rather
than follow people you can follow activity streams
by subject, event, and even internal-facing applications.
We'll get a live demo of Tibbr and hear how it is
being used in different organizations, including
|04.00 – 05.00||Google live intranet tour|
We're going to take a second tour around Google's
intranet MOMA and some of their related workplace
technologies, with a benefit of any input and questions
which arose from the first tour
|06.00 – 07.00||Michael Sampson|
Michael Sampson is a New Zealand-based Collaboration
Strategist who advises end-user organizations all
over the world. He is also the author of several
works including "User Adoption Strategies."
Michael will talk to us about how to drive user
adoption in social tools and intranets.
|NPS live tour|
Jess Wong, SharePoint Developer / Administrator
at NPS will show us their intranet, freshly upgraded
to SharePoint 2010. NPS has more than doubled
in size over the past few years, so Jess has built
in a number of features to help welcome new employees
to NPS and help people in their different office
locations feel connected to each other and to the
organization. This tour is a must-see for
anyone involved with SharePoint.
|07.00-08.00||European Space Agency live intranet tour|
Chloe Chavardes (based in Paris) and Sarah Muirhead
(based in Holland) take us on a tour of the European
Space Agency intranet. A previous winner of
IBF 24's own "My Beautiful Intranet" contest, Chloe
and Sarah will show us how a combination of content,
useful apps and community tools helps bring an organization
spread over several countries together.
|Dirk W. Bijl|
Dutch consultant and author, Dirk Bijl, talks about
the "Het Nieuwe Werken" movement and the themes
of his new book, "Journey towards the New World
of Work". HNW is a big theme in the Netherlands
- a holistic view of the future of work which encompasses
improved office design, technology, remote working,
HR policy and management philosophy. Dirk
will tell us why the Netherlands leads the world
in this area and how it is being applied by many
|09.00 – 10.00||IKEA live intranet tour|
Susanne Rolf will take us on a tour of the IKEA
intranet. Susanne will show how the company managed
to establish a common navigation across all its
countries and divisions for one true intranet, and
how translation tools and accurate employee profiling
helped achieve this. Susanne will also highlight
some recent improvements and planned changes.
|10.00 – 11.00||Oxfam International live intranet tour|
from Oxfam International shares a live tour of their
new intranet and global platform "Sumus" which has
been built in Drupal, a potential Open Source alternative
to SharePoint. Pilar will take us through some of
Sumus' key features and talk about the challenges
of implementing a platform across a federation of
|11.00 – 12.00||Elegant tweeting contest results|
Who's produced the most elegant tweet over the past
24 hours? We'll be announcing the winner.
|My Beautiful Intranet results|
The announcement of the winner and a review of the
best entries into our regular beauty contest.
Who has the most beautiful intranet home page?
|Final reflections and wrap-up|
The past 24 hours in review and a final word from
IBF's CEO and founder, Paul Miller.