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6th September 2011, New York

The Digital Workplace Group is delighted to announce that IBF Global Director Andy Jankowski will be speaking at the forthcoming Social Intranet Summit held in Vancouver on 28th September 2011.   Jankowski’s presentation is entitled “The Science Linking Intranets to Happiness”.

The Social Intranet Summit, organised by OpenRoad and ThoughtFarmer, is a leading event in the intranet calendar. A prestigious mix of intranet managers, social software practitioners will provide a day of inspiring presentations and practical advice on how to drive business with a social intranet.  The conference will be held at the stunning Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) on the 28th September.

Andy Jankowski said, “I’m really looking forward to speaking again at the Social Intranet Summit in Vancouver. I had an excellent time last year, and it’s an honor to be asked back again especially with a line-up which includes influential figures like Shel Holtz and Stowe Boyd. “

Jankowski continued “This year I’m going to be talking about two subjects which are really close to my heart – positive psychology and intranets!  They’re not often mentioned in the same sentence, but they should be.  I’m going to explore how the latest research into positive psychology shown in books like Tony Hsieh’s “Delivering Happiness” and in Jenn Lim’s “Delivering Happiness Movement”, demonstrates how the social intranet can actually have a very real effect on employee happiness and wellbeing.”

The full line-up of the Social Intranet Summit can be viewed at   To register and  claim a 20% discount on the current ticket price use the promotional code SISVANDY.

The Social Intranet Conference kicks off a busy fall for Jankowski, who has a number of other speaking engagements lined up including appearances at KM World 2011 and a keynote at the Ragan Communications 2011 Intranet Summit.

About Andy Jankowski

Andy Jankowski is a Global Director of the Digital Workplace Group.  Over the past 16 years he has served as an advisor for Oracle, JPMorgan Chase, Ernst & Young and Andersen in the areas of enterprise communication and collaboration. He is a frequent conference speaker and an avid road cyclist. Andy enjoys connecting people and dots.

About the Social Intranet Summit

The Social Intranet Summit explores how to drive business value with a social intranet. The event, held on 28th September 2011, is an opportunity to join intranet managers, software practitioners, and enterprise thought leaders for a day of inspiring presentations, practical advice and great networking in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

Themes being covered include social business design, fostering intranet adoption, measuring intranet success, social intranet case studies and governance for the social intranet.

For more information about the speakers, venue and agenda, as well as the opportunity to register, please visit

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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