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IBF Live – intranet and digital workplace insights in a monthly online broadcast

Digital Workplace Live is the unique online show from IBF. Going out live on the first Tuesday of every month it offers live tours and expert insights on intranets, social and collaborative software, mobile apps and the broader digital workplace.

Learn about subscribing to Digital Workplace Live.

October 1st episode: Two social intranets and Mark Morrell

On Tuesday, October 1st join an exciting episode of IBF Live, with a special guest host and two live intranet tours highlighting social intranet innovations and successes.

Regular host and IBF CEO Paul Miller will be taking a break from the show and handing the microphone to special co-host Mark Morrell. Mark and Ephraim Freed, IBF Live’s other regular co-host, will guide the audience through two social intranet tours and a discussion about how intranet managers can leverage intranet benchmarking.

(James Robertson was originally scheduled to co-host, but late changes to his hectic international travel plans have left him unavailable.)

Highlights of the coming show: 

  • Intranet expert Mark Morrell (@MarkMorrell), former Intranet Manager at BT and author of the popular Intranet Pioneer blog, will co-host and discuss his deep experience with intranet benchmarking.
  • Heather Claridge of Omicron, an integrated design and construction firm, will give a live tour of the company’s intranet which is based on the innovative young Jostle social intranet platform.
  • Brad Palmer, CEO of (@JostleMe), will share the latest insights on how social intranets can cultivate company culture and be highly useful.
  • Mirjam Riedel of Wolters Kluwer, a legal and finance services and software firm, will give a live tour of the company’s Yammer-based social intranet (read the intranet case study).

How to join the show

IBF Live is a paid service for subscribers and DWG members. Non-members can register for a one-time free guest pass to see this episode.

What IBF Live: Intranet winners and innovators
When: October 1st at 16-17:00 London-BST · 11-12:00 New York-EDT
Guests: Guests can sign up for a one-time free guest pass.
Members: Subscribers & DWG members will receive login details via email.

(IBF Live subscribers and DWG members will have on-demand access to a full recording of the show on the private IBF extranet within 48 hours of the show’s conclusion.)

Omicron’s social intranet, based on Jostle software

Screen Shot of Omicon Jostle Instance - September 2013


About the author

Ephraim Freed, Communications Manager for the Digital Workplace Group (DWG)Ephraim Freed is a communicator and self-proclaimed “intranet nerd”.

Ephraim works at Riot Games now, but previously worked at DWG overseeing marketing, facilitating in-person & online member events and hosting our monthly webinar, Digital Workplace Live.

Prior to that, as a writer and professional services consultant for social intranet software company, ThoughtFarmer and managed internal communications and launched a social intranet at Oxfam America.

In his spare time Ephraim raises his two baby girls, goes trail running and plays many sports with great mediocrity.

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