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12.25 GMT. One of the main features of IBF 24 – and of DWG membership in general – is the chance to see other organisations’ intranets in action.

To start the ball rolling, Phil Edwards and Imogen Levy of the BBC provided a ‘live tour’ of Gateway, the Corporation’s highly-regarded global site.

With 16 million page requests per month, Gateway is a crucial resource for the Beeb’s 25,000 employees, providing tools ranging from wikis and discussion forums to an archive of BBC broadcasts. 

Delegates were given a strategic overview of the intranet operation and shown how the site could be used to research a journalistic piece on the Euro 2008 football tournament (including checking the pronunciation of a Spanish defender’s surname).

A lively question and answer session followed, which will no doubt set the pattern for the day’s other intranet demos (from Nokia, IBM, SAP, IKEA, American Electric Power, Microsoft, AMP, Nissan and BT, no less).

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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