REVIEW Intra.NET Reloaded 2012
From the 17th to the 18th of April 2012, we.CONECT invited Managing Directors and leading Managers to the annual Intra.NET Reloaded conference in Berlin.
"A very interesting opportunity to share, network and learn!"
Michael Weichert, Fujitsu Technologies
More than 150 attendees used the INTRA.NET Reloaded 2012 conference to discuss about current challenges, brand new approaches and future trends in the field of Intranet. Participants, speakers and business partners joined in on one of the biggest conferences to interchange experiences, to widen their network and to debate the upcoming challenges.
The Intra.NET Reloaded therefore is the leading conference for strategic approaches and challenges to the management of complex intranets & employee portals.
More than 150 Participants from over 75 Companies discussed about future challenges, latest approaches and future progresses in the field of digital workplace
34 extraordinary sessions from companies from United States of America, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France and Spain
The participants rated this conference a 1,8 (evaluated by 83% of the participants)
8 World Cafés, 8 Challenge your Peers Round Tables, a wonderful evening event and one eventful Icebreaker Session the eve before the start of the conference
More than 1300 tweets in 3 days on Intra.NET Reloaded 2012 – have a look on Twitter yourself and see what was discussed live: #intra_reloaded
1 Primary Partner as well as 6 leading Business Partners presented cutting-edge product-solutions, management strategies and outstanding technologies
"Thanks for letting me be part of a great conference. You guys did a wonderful job. Lot's of good learning."
Kevin Jones, NASA / USA
Icebreaker Session ‒ First get-together before the conference
The eve before the first day of the conference, the Icebreaker Session allowed the participants to get to know each other and network in a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere at the nhow Hotel, Berlin.
More than 20 speeches and presentations
Inspiring discussions and presentations to the core issues of the conference including Digital Workplaces, Intranet usability, user adoption rate, Intranet governance, collaboration excellence & employee engagement, mobile applications, the use of social software, non-silo knowledge management and managing information overload were introduced.
Throughout the three days of the conference the topics of focus played an important role in the agenda. Field reports, panel discussions as well as case studies were presented.
The exchange of ideas between participants, speakers and business partners was animated and encouraged through different kinds of sessions (ex. World Café, Challenge your Peers Round Tables). The aim of activating the participants of the conference to change from a passive to a part taking, debating member was gratefully accepted and fully accomplished.
(PDF agenda Intra.NET Reloaded 2012)
Speakers from world leading companies like Tieto Germany GmbH, British Airways Plc., The Dow Chemical Company, BP / UK, R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG, World Health Organization, Zurich Financial Services Ltd., eBay GmbH, eBay GmbH, Sodexho Alliance, Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd., Philip Morris International Management SA, Infocentric Research AG, Dell Inc. / USA, Telenor Group, Henkel, Merck KGaA, SABIC, Deloitte Services LP passionately attended amongst others.
The first Morning Session was devoted to Transformation & Evolution of Intranet & Employee Portals – Challenges for employee engagement, collaboration to transform intranets into social business.
"Sensational, top insight – best audience / speaker combination I've seen."
Challenge your Peers Session – Participants discussed experienced difficulties and approached solutions
In addition to the illuminating speeches in the field of how to develop a sophisticated and sustainable intranet and portal strategy, the afternoon of the first day was mainly dedicated to the exceptional Challenge your Peers Round Tables.
In the run up of the conference we.CONECT questioned the participants about their personal fields of interests, questions and problems. Throughout this poll, 8 core issues were of main consideration, which were then intensely discussed at 8 round tables.
Overview of the topics:
Collaboration Integration / Collaboration and internal social media, Digital Workplaces, Knowledge management & Collaboration Software
Best Practice Share Point, Relaunch of an Intranet, SharePoint intranet solution, sharepoint skills, re-launch experience, which are the pitfalls/failures when introducing an intranet 2.0?
How to find the right solution provider? Experiences with JIVE and other intranet / social media software, longterm Intranet communication concept, technology / software / Driving Open Innovation solutions in a fast-paced commercial environment
Enterprise Portals, Digital Media, External Portals and Intranets – how to develop a sophisticated and sustainable corporate intranet and portal strategy?
Intranets & Social Media / building the intranet as an integrated employee portal with information, applications and social networking tools, do companies allow the (company controlled) newsroom on the intranet to be replaced by (by the user controlled) social media?
How to manage information overload and information complexity in employee portals / mobile Intranet, information overload
Usability and measurement, Measurement & analytics of user behaviour, tracking tools for measuring user behavior
Content management & Intranets / Cross-language / Culture online experience
"This conference gave me a lot of new ideas and will help us to organize a new project for a collaboration / social platform."
Juliane Eschment, Hapag-Lloyd
World Café Session – The Wisdom of Crowds. A new intensive, interactive and innovative way of exchanging experiences
During the World Café Session in the morning of the second day, the participants again had the wonderful chance of intense discussions amongst each other and of exchanging ideas and solutions in the field of intranets & employee portals. Finding new innovative ideas seemed to be the center of the discussions.
Also under thorough discussion were the topics of “Changing the way we work – Communities of Practice & Collaboration culture to help us get better at what we do”, “Creating the conditions for voluntary adoption – driving collaboration through social tools”, “User experience design: Gain insight into employee collaboration using ethnographic research to develop global enterprise personas”, “Social Business Transformation & Mobile Work – Are you on your way to becoming a social business?”, “Creating the conditions for voluntary adoption – driving collaboration through social tools”, “Developing information sharing and IT-based collaboration platform and challenges for project- & change management”, “Organizational Transformation and Employee Engagement with a Global Intranet @ Zurich Financial” and “Redefining the FutureOfWork”.
The results were later on presented in a thriving panel discussion. In the afternoon more speeches followed with the topics of “Leveraging Employee generated Content from Social Media and Intranets for External Communications and Internal Branding”, “Analysing Deloitte Analytics” and “Want to build an intranet with business generated content? Decentralize, simplify, adapt, train, and be nice with your users”.
In retrospect, the Intra.NET Reloaded 2012 has been a very interesting, diversified and highly interactive networking platform for leading intranet managers and communication leaders in the field of Digital workplace from all over the world.
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we.CONECT wants to thank the team, participants, speakers, business partners and media partners for a very successful annual forum 2012!
We are already looking forward to welcome you at the Intra.NET Reloaded 2013 from 25th – 26th April 2013 in Berlin.