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In a nutshell, we merged IBF and DWF into one service and changed our name to "Digital Workplace Group." The new name represents the broader set of services we've grown to offer, beyond an original focus on just intranets. We also changed the name of our monthly webinar from "IBF Live" to "Digital Workplace Live."

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We are really excited here at Digital Workplace Group as next week we will be hosting our second ever IBF 24.

IBF 24 is an online conference with a difference.

The first, bam in the face difference is the duration.  As the name suggests it does indeed run over the course of 24 hours.  In fact it's shaping up to be the longest and largest work place technology gathering we've ever heard of.

24 hour online conference – IBF sounding slightly crazy, we do realise.

But here's the second difference.  We've put together an amazing agenda to fill the 24 hours, including a selection of tours of global intranets, panels discussing relevant issues and some of the more interesting names in the digital field.

On the tour side of the agenda – you can see behind the firewall of T-Mobile, BBC, BA, Ernst & Young and IBF's top performing intranet BT, amongst others – as they will all be revealing their portals – warts and all.

Expect heated debates in the 'Women of the Web' section as a panel of leaders come together to discuss opportunities and challenges for women working in web industries.  Also be enlightened with our Intranet Managers Career Path discussion.

One of my favourite bloggers – Shannon Paul – who has some intriguing thoughts on being interesting will also be on the show to discuss social media and it's integration into PR and marketing strategies.  We are also delighted to have influential blogger Jeff Jarvis – the writer of the hugely popular and fascinating "What Would Google Do?" on the show.  John Abell of will also be looking at current and future trends in new technology and their influence in the digital workplace.  We have a host of other guest speakers confirmed – author's, CEO's, bloggers, thinkers, futurists and people we just find really interesting.

There's a third difference that is particularly important to us.  IBF 24 is completely free.  To reserve your place – head over to the WebEx registration form.  Also, to make it an even more memorable experience, why not take a look at the agenda and book a meeting room to share the content with your colleagues.

Be sure not to miss this genuinely groundbreaking event, and interact with us live over the 24 hours on Twitter at @IBF.

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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