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How Vodafone won a Digital Workplace of the Year award

How Vodafone won a Digital Workplace of the Year award

“If we’re to be a world-class employer, we need to be thinking not just about the physical environment that employees experience, but also the digital environment, in a much more joined-up way.”

– Sharon Doherty, Vodafone

Vodafone, runner-up in the Digital Workplace of the Year 2017 Awards, talks to Paul Miller about the company and the people behind the Award entry in this episode of Digital Workplace Impact.

When Vodafone set out on its digital journey in 2008, the main objective was to “get things moving”. Since then, the business has grown through acquisition; undertaken multiple technology integrations; gone paperless; and won an award for its advanced digital workplace, with the judges impressed by the clear business rationale, employee focus and strategic-level governance.

Sharon Doherty and Robert Leeson explain how the company has joined forces across the board to provide “a total experience for its employees”; expand on some of the initiatives that most impressed the judges; and discuss what they believe has been key to Vodafone’s success.

Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
Winner of the Digital Workplace of the Year Awards
Vodafone


Featuring


Sharon Doherty

Sharon Doherty, Global Organization & People Development Director, Vodafone

Sharon joined Vodafone in 2010 as the HR director for Group Technology, moving into Group Organization and People Development Director, accountable for Organizational Effectiveness, Resourcing, Talent, Leadership & Functional Learning, and Diversity & Inclusion.
 
Her corporate background includes Kingfisher, General Electric, PwC, BAA and Laing O’Rourke as Group HR Director.
 
She has also been a Trustee at Regents College and NED for Laing O’Rourke and currently sits on the Talent Advisory Board for CEB and The Vodafone Foundation. She authored “Heathrow’s Terminal 5, History in the Making”.


Robert Leeson

Robert Leeson, Head of Global Office IT, Vodafone

Robert has a diverse international business background, leading Sales, Support and Customer Delivery functions for various technology organizations, both in Europe and North America.

After relocating from the USA in 2009, Robert joined the Vodafone Group technology team where he directed global technology teams across Architecture, Service Design, Delivery and Operations disciplines.

Robert has led the Vodafone Global Office IT function for the past 3 years.

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