NBC to Sponsor and be Featured on IBF 24

May 16, 2011 by
CNBC, first in business worldwide is a featured sponsor during IBF 24 2011The Digital Workplace Group is pleased to announce that CNBC, first in business worldwide, will be a sponsor and featured presenter at IBF 24, a landmark event that provides a live interactive experience for thousands of the world’s intranet, digital and online practitioners. Scott Drake, CNBC Digital Vice President, and Stacy Eisner, CNBC Brand Marketing Director, will discuss a new opportunity to bring Real-Time market data and breaking business news headlines to the digital workplace. Empower your employees to make smarter, more informed business decisions with off-the-shelf or customized solutions delivering actionable information and increasing the value of the intranet. 

IBF 24 is a 24-hour online interactive broadcast that features more than 20 live tours of the world’s most innovative intranets and presentations by global technology and social media thought leaders. It is organized by the Digital Workplace Group (DWG), the world leader in intranet and portal benchmarking, best practice and interaction.

IBF 24 2011 will kick off at 11:00 a.m. BST on May 17 and will conclude 24 hours later. The event rolls virtually around the world, starting in London, and then moving to broadcast centres in New York, San Francisco, Australia, Amsterdam, and finally circling back to London for its conclusion. Its virtual nature allows participants to gain access to exclusive information and invaluable insight without having to expend time and financial resources on travel.

Over a thousand of the world’s intranet industry practitioners will come together online in what will be the largest, most innovative and practical gathering to ever take place in the global workplace technology field, with 80 per cent of the Fortune 500 and equivalent organizations taking part.

More than 20 live tours of the world’s most innovative intranets will take place, including tours of Google, AT&T, BT, IKEA, BP, Abbott, Oxfam International, Barclays, Duke Energy, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent and Booz Allen Hamilton to name a few.

In addition to CNBC, speakers will include Charlene Li, social media thought leader and co-author of Groundswell, talking about her latest book “Open Leadership”; Lee Bryant, keynote speaker and co-founder and Director of social business consultancy Headshift; and Brian Solis, principal at Altimeter Group, new media thought leader and author of Engage. Additional speakers include James Robertson of Step Two Designs, Wayne Clark of Best Companies and Gary Swart of oDesk.

“IBF 24 is a truly unique event. Nowhere else in the world can intranet practitioners and their colleagues get such exclusive behind the scenes access or such highly concentrated world-class information and insight, all without having to leave the comfort of their offices or homes, and we truly appreciate Yammer’s sponsorship and participation in the event,” says Paul Miller, CEO and Founder of DWG.

Interested participants can book their place at: https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2011/04/04/ibf-24-24-hours-of-the-world-2/ibf-24-how-to-join/. Once booked, a 24-hour delegate pass can be used to access all of the IBF 24 activities, and will also give the pass holder access to an archive of the entire program for a full year.

IBF 24 is for any organization globally (private or public sector), for colleagues in intranet management, communication, technology, HR, marketing, e-business, and internet, and for industry service providers and vendors.


About CNBC

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD+, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news providing real-time data, analysis and information to more than 390 million homes worldwide. The network’s 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.) is produced at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC.com and CNBC Mobile Web (mobile.cnbc.com) offer real-time stock quotes, charts, analysis and both on-demand and live streaming video.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/

About the Digital Workplace Group

IBF is a confidential, members-only intranet benchmarking group of 70-plus leading organisations from around the world. Members include BP, BT, Citi, Deutsche Post, ExxonMobil, IKEA, Kraft Foods, Microsoft, and Nokia.

Since 2002, IBF has been helping members maximise the effectiveness and value of their intranets through benchmarking, interaction and research.

To join, an organisation pays an annual fee to belong to one of four membership groups depending on where you’re based and organisation size. Only major companies and public-sector organisations are eligible to join.

Since 2002, IBF has carried out over 400 intranet evaluation and benchmarking exercises in major organisations worldwide. This makes us the leading authority on intranets and portals, and gives us unrivalled insight into intranet best practice. Because we are independent of any technology vendor and don’t sell consultancy services, DWG’s benchmarking findings and recommendations are impartial.

IBF was established in 2002 by The Empowerment Group (now the Digital Workplace Forum Group Limited), a UK-based organisational communication consultancy.

To find out more about IBF 24 or IBF, contact:
Celestina Olulode – IBF Marketing & Communications Specialist
Tel:+44 (0) 771 548 9993
Email: celestina@ibforum.com

One press pass per publication/website will be available for IBF 24. Contact Celestina Olulode to request a press pass.

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