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Sara Pollard: Evolve to ‘Stay Relevant’ to Your Workforce’s High Expectations

Sara Pollard: Evolve to 'Stay Relevant' to Your Workforce's High Expectations

A mix of talent, luck and patience has taken Sara Pollard on a digital workplace voyage from working on SharePoint in 2005 — at that time, the height of collaboration technology — to today’s wealth of tool options.

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Ken Goodlad: Make Transition to Digital Workplace as Easy for People as You Can

Ken Goodlad: Make Transition to Digital Workplace as Easy for People as You Can

Over the past 14 years, Ken Goodlad has seen digital tools shift from playing a supporting role in the workplace to becoming integral to an organization’s success with both its employees and the people they serve. The move to digital-first is particularly important for somewhere like Scottish Government because

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Karen Downs: Align Your Intranet to Business Outcomes and the Funding Will Follow

Karen Downs: Align Your Intranet to Business Outcomes and the Funding Will Follow

Karen Downs has always been fascinated by human behavior and finding solutions to complex problems. She has tackled both of these challenges on a regular basis in the near-two decades she’s spent leading intranet and knowledge management teams in identifying and resolving digital workplace issues.

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Rita Zonius: Help Employees Understand ‘How Change Will Benefit Them Personally’

Rita Zonius: Help Employees Understand 'How Change Will Benefit Them Personally'

Rita Zonius had witnessed the evolution of digital workplace technologies and the accompanying shifts in users’ perceptions of those tools. "Back in the day, it wasn’t easy to encourage people to let go of their siloed repositories of information," she said.

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Troy Campano: Boost Employee Productivity with a ‘Single, Simplified Experience’

Troy Campano: Boost Employee Productivity with a 'Single, Simplified Experience'

Troy Campano helps develop digital workplace technologies to modernize and simplify the day-to-day experience for insurance company Liberty Mutual’s more than 50,000 employees. "Starting in 2013, we began a journey to build an Intelligent Workplace platform and Digital Assistant for our 50,000+ employees that we call Workgrid," Campano said.

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Tony Byrne: Humanizing the Employee Digital Experience Is a Pressing Concern

Tony Byrne: Humanizing the Employee Digital Experience Is a Pressing Concern

For over 16 years, Tony Byrne’s work has included tracking and commenting on the advances and missteps in the ongoing evolution of digital workplace technologies. In some cases, the availability of new capabilities may result in both positive and negative consequences for organizations.

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Brad Grissom: ‘Behaviors and Processes Are Harder to Change Than Technologies’

Brad Grissom: 'Behaviors and Processes Are Harder to Change Than Technologies'

Brad Grissom is typical of a growing number of digital workplace leaders, who are able to draw on a combination of well-honed business and IT skills. “Line of business departments need tech-savvy leaders and workers, just as information technology organizations need business-minded engineers and leadership,” he said.

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Matt Varney: How to Quell Your Employees’ Digital Workplace Fears

Matt Varney: How to Quell Your Employees' Digital Workplace Fears

For Matt Varney, his “light bulb” realization of the full power of digital workplace came when a visiting consultant rapidly located the PowerPoint presentation they were about to deliver using the cloud and machine learning.

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Fouad ElNaggar: ‘The Modern Portal Is Inevitable’

Fouad ElNaggar: 'The Modern Portal Is Inevitable'

As a venture capitalist and then an online media executive, Fouad ElNaggar has seen at firsthand the importance of not only hiring the right people but also of empowering them with digital workplace tools. ElNaggar is currently CEO of employee digital experience portal provider, Sapho, which he co-founded in 2014.

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Kristina Podnar: Digital Policies Stimulate Innovation and Creativity

Kristina Podnar: Digital Policies Stimulate Innovation and Creativity

Kristina Podnar found her calling by “pure accident” after discovering an almost complete lack of digital governance and policies in her early work life at a digital agency and then as a digital consultant. “I quickly saw the bad things that could happen,” she said.

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