Seminar

Interact Live: Powering your internal comms for the digital generation

Join us in NYC on November 6th for a day that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to transform your internal comms and engage your workforce in today’s digital age. This free event, featuring industry experts from the field of internal comms, will provide a unique opportunity to evaluate your digital workplace, experience award-winning intranet strategy and learn from organizations who are getting it right.

  • 06- Nov- 2019, 9:30 am - 3:15 pm EST
  • WeWork, 85 Broad Street,
    NYC, NY 10004, United States
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Why Attend?

You’ve been tasked with looking after your organization’s digital internal comms strategy, but where do you go to understand and share best practices?

When embarking on a new project, looking to what peers and industry leaders are doing is one of the first things we do. But when these examples are all held internally by leading organizations, getting that information can be a challenge.

This one-off event will allow you to get the skills and expertise you need from industry experts and the brains behind award-winning projects.

We will bring you pioneers from the field of the digital workplace and offer a space where you can:

  • Learn from industry leaders as they discuss the current state of the digital workplace and analyze future trends
  • Experience first class strategy from our award-winning intranet experts
  • See real-life examples of organizations that are recognized for getting employee engagement right
  • Network with over 50 intranet and internal comms professionals facing similar challenges to you

This event is aimed at Internal Comms, HR and Digital Transformation professionals who are tasked with improving internal communications and employee engagement in their organization. This exclusive event will offer invaluable advice for free, that will leave you feeling instantly informed and inspired to build a better workplace.

Timetable

    • 9:30 am
    • Event Registration & Refreshments
    • 10:00 am
    • Powering your internal comms for the digital generation
    • 10:45 am
    • Break and Refreshments
    • 11:00 am
    • Align business and digital workplace strategies for better decision-making - Stacey Wilson, Eloquor ·

      Learn how to:

      • Make connections between your organization’s business strategy and digital workplace strategy
      • Start drafting a decision tool for your digital workplace evolution
      • Learn to use your tool to prioritize digital workplace improvements

    • 11:45 am
    • Landing your internal communications​ in a crowded digital space - Michael Geeleher, Playstation Europe
    • 12:15 pm
    • Networking Lunch & 'Ask the experts' session
    • 1:15 pm
    • Crafting content for online audiences - Greg Stortz, Interact
    • 2:00 pm
    • Showcase: Success story
    • 2:20 pm
    • Coffee break
    • 2:30 pm
    • The internal communication landscape: Why we are struggling to engage employees…and what to do about it, Davis & Company ·

      Participants will learn:

      • What employees hate most about communication—and how to meet their needs immediately
      • Common pitfalls that get in the way of successfully engaging employees
      • The forces that are shaping our industry
      • Why communicating less leads to improved effectiveness
      • Which small changes make the biggest difference

    • 3:15 pm
    • Q&A and event close
    • 3:30 pm
    • Happy Hour at Revolution Cantina

Speakers

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Stacy Wilson, ABC, IABC Fellow

Strategist for internal communication & digital work at Eloquor Consulting, Inc.

Stacy helps organizations get more collaboration and innovation value from technology investments. For more than three decades she’s helped ensure the people/process elements of that investment work effectively. She primarily focuses on intranet and digital workplace strategy, governance, UX, content and adoption. Clients are from around the world and many industries, such as Newmont Goldcorp, University Hospitals of Cleveland, XL Catlin (now AXA XL) and Ingram Micro.

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    Michael Geeleher, PlayStation Europe

    Internal Communications Manager

    Michael has spent his career designing and implementing internal communication strategies, channels, and campaigns for some of the biggest players in the entertainment industry: NBCUniversal (Film & Television) and PlayStation Europe (Gaming). His goal is to ensure that organizations offer their employees an internal experience that is every bit as slick and engaging as their consumer-facing brand.

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    Alyssa Zeff, Davis & Company

    Vice President

    Alyssa brings more than 20 years of both agency and in-house communication experience to her role in the consulting group at Davis & Company. She offers strategic counsel, communication planning, project management and creative implementation skills to clients, including BlackRock, BD, Dicom and American Water. Prior to joining Davis & Company, Alyssa was the senior director, global corporate communications and public relations for BD, a leading global medical technology company, where she oversaw all internal communications, corporate communications and public relations worldwide. Her career began at PR agencies in New York City where she promoted leading sports, consumer, food and healthcare brands.

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    Breana Van Rye, Davis & Company

    Senior Project Director

    Breana knows a thing or two about employee communication. She helps drive successful internal communication programs for companies of every size, such as International Flavors & Fragrances, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Rogers Communications. Prior to joining Davis & Co, Breana worked as a corporate communication coordinator for Heineken USA, where she helped develop internal and external communication projects.

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    Daren Jennings, Interact

    Vice President

    Daren brings more than 10 years of technology experience to Interact, helping companies like ADP, Bullhorn and Sheetz improve efficiency, collaboration and employee engagement. He is passionate about equipping people with the tools they need to be successful at work.

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    Greg Stortz, Interact

    Head of Storytelling

    Greg Stortz is Intranet obsessed! Bringing over 10 years of experience with company intranets and communication practices, Greg has helped companies like Best Buy Canada and Lush Handmade Cosmetics engage, connect, and inspire staff and improve their employee portals. As the Head of Storytelling at Interact, Greg is now an advocate for staff engagement and customer success for companies all over the globe.

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