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London, August 11, 2011

Today the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) announced that Mark Morrell will be representing IBF when he speaks at Interaction 2011, the London Intranet Conference being held in October.

Interaction 2011, being held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, takes place on the 13th October. The conference is organised by Interact Intranet and brings together some of the world’s best intranet speakers.

Morrell’s presentation at Interaction 2011 is titled “Good Governance = Engaged People.” He will explore methods of intranet leadership which not only benefit the platform, but lead to a more enthusiastic and involved workforce.

Mark Morrell said “I’m thrilled to be representing IBF at Interaction 2011. There’s a great line-up of both intranet practitioners and thinkers including Sam Marshall, James Robertson and Lee Bryant. I’m going to be drawing on my intranet experience to present on how you need good governance to get engaged people, an important connection that is not always made within organisations.  Intranet governance requires both leadership and thought, and is a vital ingredient for any successful intranet.”

Mark Morrell is a well-respected figure amongst the global intranet community. For many years he ran the BT intranet, considered to be one of the finest intranets in the world. Since leaving BT he has leveraged his wealth of experience to help other organisations in the areas of intranet and digital workplace strategy and implementation, as well as being involved with IBF on various different projects.

Mark is also a keen blogger and regularly shares his valuable insights at http://intranet-pioneer.com

To view the full Interaction 2011 programme, please visit http://www.intranetconference.com/.

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, Exxon Mobil Corporation, 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.

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About Interact

Founded in 1996 with headquarters in the UK, Interact operates globally and is one of the fastest growing intranet software and web development companies.  With well over a decade of experience Interact has built a strong reputation of delivering successful and collaborative intranet solutions to leading companies.

About Interact Intranet

Interact Intranet is intelligent intranet software created by Interact. The flexible and scalable solution has more than 250,000 users and has revolutionised the way companies communicate, collaborate, share knowledge, and streamline internal processes. It has a unique Intelligence Store which logs information such as browsing routes, search entries, document ratings and hits and uses this information to promote content to users. Interact Intranet promotes a culture of collaboration and idea sharing by using corporate social networking and micro blogs. Non-technical users can quickly and easily update the intranet.

Please visit http://www.interact-intranet.com for further information.

About the author

Steve-BynghallSteve Bynghall is a freelance consultant, researcher and writer specializing in the digital workplace, intranets, knowledge management, collaboration and other digital themes. He is DWG’s Research and Knowledge Lead, a benchmark evaluator and research analyst for DWG. Steve previously worked at accountancy firm BDO in a variety of knowledge roles, including managing its global extranet programme.

Connect with Steve on Twitter: @bynghall or on Google +.

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