Executive from the world’s leading independent intranet evaluation service to speak on real-world business value of social intranets.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/11/2013 -- Intranet expert Nancy Goebel of the Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF) will deliver a keynote talk at “The Value of Social: Improving Collaboration & Engagement on Your Intranet” event, hosted by Interact Intranet on 20 February 2013 in New York.
Social intranets is a research strand that IBF (part of the Digital Workplace Group) has recently been investigating in a series of blog posts, with a briefing paper on the subject also due to be released shortly.
Nancy Goebel, Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at the Digital Workplace Group, was recently invited by IBM to host a global session on social intranets and says the Interact Intranet seminar will be “a great opportunity to discuss with industry practitioners real-life examples of social intranets in action and how companies are using them to engage employees and drive business results.”
Increasing use of tools like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook has led Gartner to predict that social networking services will replace email by 2014. Meanwhile, McKinsey has reported that the revenue growth of social businesses is 24% higher than less “social firms”.
Nancy Goebel will cover her predictions for social intranets in 2103 and is joined by:
Alan Brogdon, Chief Technology Officer for charity March of Dimes, demonstrating how the charity successfully uses collaborative tools on their intranet to increase user adoption.
Jordan Zarin, Manager Information Resources, and Chris Strom, New Media and Social Networking Director, from JCC Association, who will show how the association engages their 5,000 members through innovative campaigns and uses different tools to drive people to their site on a regular basis.
Nick Lethbridge, Enterprise Sales Director for Interact, to discuss how social intranets can benefit larger organizations and show how to go about successfully implementing collaborative tools that fit the needs of employees.
The “Value of Social” seminar, which is free to join, will take place on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 from 8:30 –12.00 Eastern time.
For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/Vl8jUi
About the Intranet Benchmarking Forum
IBF is the world leader in intranet benchmarking, research and interaction, with offices in London and New York. Its 80 plus members include Amgen, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, IKEA, Exxon Mobil, ING, Liberty Mutual, and Ernst & Young.
IBF members are typically drawn from Fortune 500 companies and equivalents, as well as medium-sized companies and public sector organizations. Since 2002, IBF has been helping members maximize the effectiveness and value of their intranets. Members agree to strict confidentiality on joining.
IBF is part of the Digital Workplace Group.
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