Panel Discussion: How to create a compelling business case for your Office 365 Intranet webinar
Nov30

Panel Discussion: How to create a compelling business case for your Office 365 Intranet webinar

Join CMSWire and Unily by BrightStarr for this live, hour-long webinar on how to create a business case that demonstrates your intranet’s value and wins leadership support. Prepare to hear stories from successful business cases and seize the opportunity to ask live questions. As organizations adopt SharePoint and Office 365 to equip employees with leading productivity tools, the next step is to define a plan to bring these tools...

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Relax or Rule: Is Governance Dead?
Nov19

Relax or Rule: Is Governance Dead?

Originally published on smile london. 20 November | Smile London 2017 In this panel session we look at the tricky issue of governance.  Just how much should you set rules for your digital platforms or is it better for adoption to encourage colleagues to do their own thing? On the Relax side of the argument we have Martyn Perks of BrightStarr And upholding (some) rules: Sharon O’Dea Lawrence Clarke We will be putting some key areas of...

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Wearables: Personalisation or Surveillance?
Oct29

Wearables: Personalisation or Surveillance?

Originally published on Battle of Ideas. Battle of Ideas festival 2017 By 2020, Gartner predicts there will be around 20 billion connected ‘things’ across the globe. While many devices such as wall sensors, smart meters and thermostats may seem mundane, the advent of ‘wearables’ promises to forge a seamless relationship between our digital and our personal and working lives. With a smart watch or a fitness tracker, we can now access...

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From AI to Big Data: Can Technology Save the NHS?
Oct29

From AI to Big Data: Can Technology Save the NHS?

Originally published on Battle of Ideas. Battle of Ideas festival 2017 At a time of ever-increasing healthcare costs, waiting times and ever-increasing strains on GPs and A&E departments, there is increased urgency in trying to find new approaches to treatment. Against this backdrop of cost-driven strains in patient care, can engineering innovations save the day, perhaps giving patients more independence to accurately...

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The roadmap to digital workplace adoption seminar
Oct26

The roadmap to digital workplace adoption seminar

26 October | BrightStarr / Open seminar, Copenhagen Delivering a digital workplace solution that employees actually adopt requires more than simply implementing the technology. From idea to launch to on-going engagement, your employees must be front and centre to the plan and equipped to make the most of a digital workplace. In this half-day master-class, BrightStarr and employee communications experts Open, will take you on the road...

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Navigation and search with Unily

Original event information on Information Architecture London. Presentation for Information Architecture MeetUp London on how to design for a digital workplace product called Unily. And to debate how designers should think about working with a product where the choices are already made, but equally, where there is no end-point either. Hence, navigation always changes; taxonomy always updates; and where authors and administrators are...

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Who needs governance?
Oct05

Who needs governance?

5 October | Intranet Now 2016 It made sense when everyone knew their place. Now times are different. Technology is much easier to use. Staff expect to be trusted. Does governance inhibit trying things out? Should we be more or less controlling of our digital workspaces? Originally published on...

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Smart Dinner: Artificial Intelligence. When will the robots take over?
Sep28

Smart Dinner: Artificial Intelligence. When will the robots take over?

Originally published on EatofftheMenu Smart Dinner Meetup group Not a day goes by when a world ruled by artificially intelligent machines is posed as a very real and dangerous possibility. Futurologists, scientists, engineers to even artists love to point out that most areas of life are under threat from machines, automation and their algorithms that can process data, recognise patterns (including faces) and correlate trends far...

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Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017
Sep19

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017

18 – 19 September | Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017 For a second year running, we’re platinum sponsors for the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. Hosted in London Waterloo’s Park Plaza hotel, this summit offers an impressive agenda sharing new insights and actionable strategies to help you create a compelling digital workplace that drives engagement and innovation. The Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017 will focus on...

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Intranets and summer drinks with BrightStarr

Originally published on BrightStarr. This drinks evening will give you an exclusive opportunity to hear from Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Head of Corporate Communications, Tereza Urbankova, as we discuss the role a modern intranet can play in driving better internal communications and employee engagement to your global team. There will also be plenty of time to network with other like-minded individuals interested in intranets,...

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Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016

Originally published on BrightStarr.  21 – 22 September | Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016 This year we’re Platinum sponsors at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. This Summit will show you how to harness technology to develop a digital workplace strategy that keeps pace with a fast-changing workplace and drives engagement and innovation. The Digital Workplace Summit was designed for individuals in the following...

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Post-Brexit: Creating the future

How should we – as architects, designers, planners, artists and creatives – respond to the possibility of a new relationship to Europe and to the world, after Brexit?

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What makes an award-winning Intranet?

Originally published on BrightStarr. We are no strangers to award-winning Intranets, having won the Nielsen Norman award for Best Intranet Design for three years running and more recently, winning the IT Europa Best Information Storage Solution Award for 2015. It means we’ve seen these projects from concept to deployment and know a thing or two about what makes a successful Intranet work. In this seminar, we’ll be helping you...

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Crisis is the New Normal: What is a Resilient City?

Originally published on the Future Cities Project Future Cities project launched the Future Cities Salon with a series of debates examining the future of public space. For a useful write-up of this event, see Maja Schwoerer’s article on the Future Cities website. From pollution, rising sea-levels, crime, terrorism or simply ill-health and disease, it seems that when we talk about cities, it’s de rigueur to claim that “crisis is...

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The Future of Health: Ethics and Privacy

Originally published on Cheltenham Science Festival Cheltenham Science Festival 2015 Internet of Things technologies – fitness wristbands and smart watches – are moving health from the hospital to the home. But if your watch, thermostat and games console could manage your well-being, how would you feel about being constantly monitored? Engineer Ian Craddock and social scientist Madeleine Murtagh delve into the technology and the...

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