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11.00 GMT. Welcome to Intranet Life’s coverage of IBF 24, a unique global online event hosted by the Digital Workplace Group. Over the next 24 hours, delegates from around the world will be taking part in a series of presentations and discussions on how global intranets are transforming communication, collaboration and productivity – all without leaving their desks.

In a packed and lively agenda, visitors will:

  • Go live to the world’s best intranets, including those run by American Electric Power, the BBC, BT, IBM, IKEA, Microsoft, Nissan and Nokia.
  • Hear keynote speakers, including former Al Gore aide Dan Pink, Engin Yilmaz of Google and Kirk Koenigsbauer of Microsoft.
  • Take part in master classes run by expert practitioners.
  • Join online breakout discussions with their peers worldwide.
  • Access all this online (no travel, no hotels, no wasted time, minimal carbon footprint).

IBF 24 takes place from 11:00 am GMT today (Wednesday June 18). It is divided into three eight-hour segments – for Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. The whole day is being run exclusively online using the latest Microsoft Live Meeting system.

We’ll be posting regular bulletins on this blog to give a flavour of this groundbreaking event and highlight some of the key issues raised. Further coverage will appear in due course on our public website and secure members’ extranets.

About the author

Nancy Goebel - DWG's Managing Director for Member & Benchmarking ServicesNancy Goebel is DWG’s Managing Director for Member Services. In addition to heading up service delivery, she is responsible for member engagement, retention and growth. Nancy also sits on DWG’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining the Digital Workplace Group, Nancy was a accomplished executive at JPMorgan Chase where she built and led a global team in desigining and implementing an award-winning intranet. She also led digital enablement and business re-engineering initiatives.

Outside work, Nancy is a wine maker, fundraiser, meditator, wife and mother of two.

Connect with Nancy on Twitter: @nancyatdwg or on Google +.

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