• Overview

    Join us on Wednesday 9th February when we focus on the use of social technologies for internal communications.

    After last year’s sell-out event ‘social media for good’ media140 have been invited back to social media week to help you create an internal business toolkit for collaboration, enrichment and retention of employees.

    How often do we hear that an organisation’s best asset is its people? But do we really gain most value from this valuable asset? In a time when productivity is paramount how can we use social technologies internally for our business.

    ‘People are our greatest asset’. Prove it!

    Event Details

    • 9th February at the IAB, 14 Macklin Street, London
    • Starting at 2pm, closing at 6pm with drinks (location TBC)
    • Tickets £15 per person (with profits donated to VSO charity)
    • Register for tickets here
  • Confirmed speakers

    Jenny Burns   Jenny Burns – Head of Internal communications for Telefonica O2 UK.

    Jenny has over 12 years experience in internal communications. She’s worked for 5 big blue chip brands; WHSmith, Barclays Bank, Centrica, HBOS and most recently O2. Jenny’s diverse experience across many different industries and sectors makes her an expert in her field. Currently at O2 she’s in the process of implementing a new Intranet based on a SharePoint 2010 platform and is looking to maximise all the functionality that brings. At O2 she’s launched a monthly streamed TV programme and a employee recognition portal with over 11,000 active users amongst many other things.

    As part of a large organisation Jenny will showcasing the ‘Fanclub’, an internal recognition network used as a way of bringing employees together on a social level.
    Abi Signorelli   Abi Signorelli – Former Director of Internal Communications at Virgin Media and now Social Communication Consultant.

    Abi is an independent Communications Specialist helping people get the most from how they communicate focusing on building strategies, events, social media, live blogging, getting companies online, conference speaking, training and writing. Abi has 15 years experience at senior level communication posts across many big brands including Virgin, Vodafone, O2 and Alcatel-Lucent.

    Will focus on how social tools such as twitter, facebook, linkedin and youtube can be used to support and enhance employee communication and collaboration – both inside and outside the workplace.
    Andy Piper   Andy Piper – Social Bridgebuilder and Consulting IT Specialist at IBM Software Group

    Andy Piper is widely known as a Social Bridgebuilder and speaker, and is a Consulting IT Specialist working for IBM Software Group, currently based in the UK but with a worldwide scope and remit. He is part of IBM’s Hursley Development Laboratories and is also a key ambassador for IBM’s internal BlueIQ social software community. Andy has been championing the use of social technologies inside the enterprise for a number of years. He is also one of the founding members of IBM’s Virtual Universe Community.

    One of IBM’s internal social software ambassadors will share a story of the challenges faced by organisations both large and small in communicating with employees and enabling them to engage with “the outside world” through social tools. This discussion will look at how a large organisation has transformed itself through the use of social tools; guidelines, policies, and where it is appropriate to look at the use of hosted vs cloud-based social technologies; and cover a personal journey of how the use of new and social technologies has changed the way that an individual is able to engage within a business context.
    Matt O'Neill   Matt O’Neill – Director of EventExtra and founder of ‘London Communicators and Engagement Group

    Matt O’Neill was organising events well before his career in business communications got underway! As well as combining a natural enthusiasm for experimentation with meeting formats, Matt has a thorough understanding of online media and its link with business communications.

    Matt will focus on achieving tangible value and outcomes incorporating social media into internal conferencing.

    Focusing on how to prepare and engage participants in discussion and workshop agenda issues, before the event. The process of engaging the wider organisation in the live event to provide feedback, how to structure the face to face event around maximising productivity and how online tools can help follow up on agreed outcomes.
    Richard Hare   Richard Hare – KM and Intranet Strategy Consultant

    Richard has worked with British American Tobacco for over 10 years. He was
    instrumental in the group’s move to a people-centric approach to Knowledge
    Management and its subsequent adoption of social computing internally. He
    led the effort to transform the group’s people directory, Connect, into a
    social networking tool.

    Richard will share some experiences and lessons learned from British American
    Tobacco’s experiments with internal social networking, blogging and
    Sim Stewart   Simeon Stewart – Co-founder, Cofacio

    Simeon spent 8 years working in digital for News International and Microsoft. His goal for Cofacio is to make it easier for people to help each other. In addition to Cofacio, he helps the charity Conflict & Change, advising them on digital media and corporate relations.

    Sim will be using ‘thehelpengine‘ as means to illustrate the benefits of social learning within organisations, using a number of recent client case studies.
  • Directions

    Event venue address

    14 Macklin Street WC2B 5NF London United Kingdom


    The nearest Tube station is Holborn on the Central line. Macklin Street is approximately a 15 minute walk.

    Walking via Parker or Newton Street, the IAB is on your left hand side. The venue is slightly concealed but will be signposted media140 for participants.

    For information on the latest Train and Tube times visit www.tfl.gov.uk

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