Ground-breaking organization Digital Workplace Forum launches in London and New York

15 December 2011 by

15th December 2011, New York and London

 

 

 

Earlier today, the people who brought you the Digital Workplace Group announced the launch of a brand new pioneering initiative called the Digital Workplace Forum (DWForum).

The DWForum was created over two days in September 2011 with the backdrop of artist, Wendy Friedman’s funky New York City loft, when key individuals from organizations including BT, IBM, Unilever, Citi, Avon and Microsoft gathered to design a new secure community to accelerate the performance of the digital workplaces of their organizations.

Paul Miller, CEO and Founder of DWForum, as well as CEO of IBF, said “Work has always been defined by where it is located, but we are undergoing a seismic shift. For the first time in history, work is becoming portable and mobile. In every organization the very nature of work is being transformed in both where and how it happens.”

Miller, who is also the author of the soon-to-be-published book “The Digital Workplace”, added “The opportunities and challenges of this transformation are enormous. DWForum is designed to do for the digital workplace what IBF did for intranets a decade ago – provide a safe space where organizations can learn, share and compare performance, based on independent data and metrics.”

IBF, founded in 2002, is the world leader in intranet benchmarking. It’s 100 plus members include AT&T, BP, Ernst & Young, Kraft, Microsoft and Verizon.  Building on DWG’s experience of providing unrivalled opportunities for confidential member networking, a world-class benchmarking methodology and a program of thought-provoking research, the DWForum will bring similar high standards to the digital workplace.

As Giovanni Piazza, Global Head – Information and Knowledge Management, Johnson & Johnson says after J & J become a Partner Organization in DWForum: “For us, DWF enables us to connect with the right people in the right organizations free from vendors. We know there is a long way to go in the digital workplace but DWF ensures we know what others are actually doing, where to focus our resources – and we will have a fascinating time along the way”.

DWForum membership is open to Fortune 500 and equivalent organizations globally who either have advanced digital workplaces – or have an ambition to develop strong digital workplaces. Membership is at the organization level rather than individuals. The aim is to ensure as many people in member organizations participate in DWForum as possible. DWForum is an exclusive “club” and we have a range of participants drawn from technology, real estate, HR, digital services and operations who are active within DWForum.

About the Digital Workplace Forum

The Digital Workplace Forum (DWForum) is a confidential, invitation-only grouping for major organizations that are committed to share, investigate and measure the performance and business value of their digital workplaces. The purpose of DWForum is to radically improve the performance, scope and impact of the digital workplaces of member organizations – positively impacting recruitment, retention, productivity, environment, travel, real estate and HR.

Further details about the format and members of the Digital Workplace Forum will be released shortly. .

About the Digital Workplace Group

DWG is the world leader in intranet and digital workplace benchmarkingresearch and interaction with offices in London and New York. Its 100 plus members are all Fortune 500 and equivalent organizations including AT&T, BP, Citi, Deutsche Post/DHL, Ernst & Young, Exxon Mobil, Kraft, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft, Total and Verizon.

Since 2002, DWG has been helping members maximize the effectiveness and value of their intranets through benchmarking, interaction and research. Only major companies and public-sector organizations are eligible to join. Members agree to strict confidentiality on joining.

For more information contact:

Paul Miller,

CEO and Founder

T: +44 (0) 20 7722 8726 | + 44 (0)7785 255883

E: paul.miller@dwforum.com

@paulmillersays

Nancy M. Goebel

Managing Director

T: +44 (0) 20 7722 8726 | +1.866.903.0232

E: nancy.goebel@ibforum.com

@ibf

 

Categorised in: Digital workplace

Steve Bynghall

Steve 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.

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