Join eBay and ADP on IBF Live!

April 24, 2012 by

Don’t miss IBF Live on May 1st! Our featured studio guest is Ramin Mobasseri, Enterprise Portal Solutions Manager with eBay, who shows how eBay uses Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) to easily find experts, share ideas, enjoy social learning, get connected with company leaders, recognize and reward users, engage the entire workforce, and influence decisions made throughout the company.

eBay wanted to bring their 8,000+ collaboration sites and 50 portals closer together so users could share and benefit from their commonalities, experience, and expertise – with the overall goal of increasing employee productivity, engagement, and retention.

Although the need for ESN proved imminent, eBay knew executive sponsorship and user adoption were the necessary first steps to begin their journey of deploying ESN on top of their SharePoint 2010 platform. After interviewing everyday users, power users, and subject-matter experts about how they wanted to use ESN tools, eBay decided to follow a phased approach and apply their “test and learn methodology” at each phase.

What: IBF Live

When: 1 May at 16.00-17.00 BST / 11.00-12.00 US EST /
08.00 – 09.00 US PST / 17.00-18.00 CEST

Our co-host this month is Laura Esmet, Director- Intranet Projects at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and DWG member. If you’ve been lucky enough to have met Laura at recent U.S. DWG member meeting, you’ll know that she has developed some incredibly creative programs to encourage associates to upload their photos to their profiles, and to drive overall adoption and engagement with their new social tools. Laura comes from an HR background, and she says her job is understanding what her clients need and working with her team to help associates be amazing at their jobs. Laura is passionate about finding ways to make associates’ lives better at work, and, she says, “The intranet is a great playground to do this.”

See you there!

If you are already an DWG member or an IBF Live subscriber, you can get the login details on the extranet (no need to register in advance). If you miss IBF Live or want to watch it again, you can view this or prior episodes via on-demand playback. Guests can sign up for a one-time free guest pass, but hurry, there’s limited seating. Don’t miss out!

Meet the studio guests

Ramin Mobasseri manages the SharePoint platform and oversees all the projects and developments on the eBay Intranet. He has recently managed and delivered the SharePoint 2010 upgrade project at eBay including the implementation of Microsoft FAST Search. Ramin introduced enterprise social networking to the company for the first time and built the framework for a number of  social networks and communities using various technologies. Before eBay, he worked for Cisco, Reed Business Information, Robert Half International, and Deloitte & Touche. Connect with Ramin on LinkedIn.

Laura Esmet is Director- Intranet Projects at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), an DWG member. Prior to joining the intranet team, Laura held HR leadership roles for 14 years, focused on employee relations, employee engagement and talent development. In her current role in the Corporate HR group as Director of Intranet Projects, she is focused on relationship management and strategy for intranet projects; understanding what clients need and working with the intranet team to help associates be amazing at their jobs. Connect with Laura on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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