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7th November 2011, New York

The Digital Workplace Group is pleased to announce that IBF Global Director Andy Jankowski will be speaking at the forthcoming PS Engage 2011 conference being held in Ottawa on 22nd November. Jankowski’s presentation is entitled “The shift from traditional intranet and portal environments to digital workplaces.”

PS Engage 2011, organized by Public Sector Engage, is a one-day learning and networking event designed to allow attendees to connect with thought leaders and change agents who care about building a Public Service around people and knowledge. One of the conference’s objectives is to bring together a diverse set of people and perspectives relevant to building the Canadian version of “Gov 2.0”.  It is being held at the impressive Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario on the 22nd November 2011.

Andy Jankowski said, “I’m very pleased that I’ve been invited to speak at PS Engage 2011. ‘Government 2.0’ is a fascinating field and I’m looking forward to many discussions on the progress that this being made in Canada.”

Jankowski continued “Intranets have a very important role to play in engaging and connecting employees in Public Service, but they are changing.  I will be speaking about how the traditional ‘top down’ intranet dominated by organizational news is evolving into the digital workplace. This is something much wider in scope that is truly essential for organizations, with a broad range of tools and functions enterprise social and mobile applications.  I’ll also be introducing DWG’sframework for assessing digital environments that delegates can use help their own organizations on this journey.”

PS Engage 2011 is the last speaking engagement of a very busy fall for Jankowski.  He has spoken at the Social Intranet Summit in Vancouver, KMWorld 2011 and the Ragan Communications 2011 Intranet Summit.

To register for PS Engage 2011 please visit http://www.psengage.org

You can also read an interview with Andy Jankowski about his forthcoming presentation at PS Engage by visiting  http://bit.ly/tUOFO3.

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 area of enterprise collaboration. He is a frequent conference speaker and an avid road cyclist. Andy enjoys connecting people and dots.

Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Hanover College and is currently studying positive psychology.

You can follow Andy Jankowski on Twitter at @andyjankowski.

About PS Engage 2011

PS Engage is a thought-provoking one-day learning and networking event that will provide you with the opportunity to learn from and connect with change-agents and thought-leaders that care about building a Public Service around people and knowledge.

Public Service organizations everywhere are faced with new and dynamic challenges in an environment characterized by limited resources and demographic shifts. To prosper in a sustainable way we will have to make the most of what we know and forge new partnerships. PS Engage weaves together the themes of knowledge sharing, collaboration and mobility with an understanding that it will take many different perspectives to build a culture of collaboration across the Public Sector.

With a pressing need to collaborate and innovate in the public service it has never been more important to learn from others. PS Engage brings thought leaders from around the world together to share their stories of mobilization and success for government 2.0 initiatives. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn key lessons and successful approaches as we shape a unique vision for the application of Web 2.0 technologies and approaches here in Canada.

Conference objectives:

  • Put you together with the knowledge and people that can help you create positive change and collaboration
  • Bring together a diverse set of people and perspectives relevant to building the Canadian version of Gov 2.0.
  • Profile examples of radical change in public service organizations
  • Demonstrate the potential for collective learning and mobile networks
  • Provide examples of specific techniques in knowledge management collaboration and change

For more information about PS Engage 2011 please visit www.psengage.org

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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