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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.

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Webinar: Are government intranets surpassing corporates by using open source and big data?

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Time: 16-17:00 London-GMT · 11-12:00 New York-EST

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It’s easy to assume that for-profit companies can lead the way in enterprise technology, especially intranets. But government agencies are innovating in inspiring ways and leaving many corporations in their dust.

The Dutch government uses Pleio, an open source social networking platform, to create a collaboration platform that extends across departments and out to citizens. And the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency just won an award for its sophisticated use of data to make decisions about its services.

Join IBF Live on November 5th to see and hear the details from both case studies.

Presenters and detailed topics for the show

Regular co-hosts Paul Miller, CEO of the DIgital Workplace Group, and Ephraim Freed, Communications Manager at the Digital Workplace Group, will welcome to the studio three special guests.

Carmen headshot
Carmen Nolten-Laan from the Dutch government will show a live tour of Pleio, the open source social platform that is breaking down barriers between government departments and citizens.


Tony headshotTony Peleska, CIO of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, will explain how the agency has aggregated data from many sources to create a sophisticated analysis tool for delivering its services.


Joseph headshotJoe Marks, a reporter for Government Executive Magazine, will join the show to discuss innovations and challenges in government technology and data.


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: Innovative government intranets
When: November 5th at 16-17:00 London-GMT · 11-12:00 New York-EST
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.)

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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