Collaboration in the e-Workplace
Strategies, Technologies, People & Culture
1-2 June 2005
CNIT, Paris - La Défense, France
Provisional Programme
Featured Speakers





Day 1 — Wednesday, 1 June 2005

Registration & Coffee
9:30 – 10:30

Collaboration: Business Value and Technology Strategy

Collaboration & Business Value: A Strategic View
10:30 – 11:00
Jane McConnell, Independent Consultant, NetStrategyJMC (France)

The e-workplace today and tomorrow; aligning your collaboration strategy with your business strategy, managing the challenges of culture and technology.

Collaboration Technologies & Tools
11:00 – 11:45
Joseph Cothrel, President, BTC (USA)

An overview of the collaboration landscape of technologies and applications: which technology to use for which purpose, criteria for making your choices, and how different technologies can support your strategic objectives.

Aligning Collaboration Strategy to Business Strategy:
E-Working at UPM
(Case Study)
11:45 – 12:30
Kerttu Rossi, Intranet and e-Working Development Manager, UPM (Finland)

A case study of collaboration in the workplace: strategy, building blocks, challenges, and collaboration practices at UPM.

Break for Lunch — Visit the i-expo Exhibition
12:30 – 14:00

People, Communities & Collaborative Expertise

Harnessing the Collective Power of Weblogs
14:00 – 14:45
Darlene Fichter, Data Library Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Hear why companies are turning to weblogs to foster collaboration, and how weblog tools like trackback, ping, and RSS can add power to your weblog initiatives.

Blogging Inside and Outside the Firewall (Case Studies)
14:45 – 15:30
Guillaume du Gardier, Founder, PR Planet and CEO Bloggers Club (France)

Learn how to have real conversations with customers, employees, and the public, and hear how companies are using blogs for internal communication, external PR, and customer relationship management.

Coffee Break — Visit the i-expo Exhibition
15:30 – 16:00

Enabling E-Communities in a Large Organisation (Case Study)
16:00 – 16:45
Pierre Brenas, eBusiness Manager, Suez (France)

Hear about an innovative on-going pilot programme at Suez for knowledge-sharing and facilitating collaboration using communities of practice, including a discussion of the strategy, the key drivers of ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness, lessons learned, and next steps.

Sharing Knowledge & Expertise: Organisational and Cultural Challenges (Case Study)
16:45 – 17:30
Vincent Berthelot, HR Intranet Manager, RATP (France)

Building a corporate culture around collaboration including pilots, lessons learned, and next steps for the RATP, which is a French public multimodal transportation enterprise.

Drinks & Networking Reception
17:30 – 18:30

Get acquainted with colleagues and the conference speakers during this informal reception.

Day 2 — Thursday, 2 June 2005

Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams: Strategy, Technology, People & Culture
9:00 – 9:45
Jane McConnell, NetStrategy JMC (France)
Joseph Cothrel, President, BTC (USA)

Learn about virtual teams, what they are and how to facilitate them, including an overview of technologies and applications, criteria for choosing your technologies, and guidelines for culture change initiatives.

Virtual Teams: From Strategy to Implementation (Case Study)
9:45 – 10:30
Marc Estève, Project Manager, Electricité de France (EDF) (France)

Hear about virtual team technology for the EDF international communities of practice, including strategy, implementation, the role of management, building trust, sharing knowledge and real-time communication.

Coffee Break — Visit the i-expo Exhibition
10:30 – 11:00

Collaboration in the Real-Time Enterprise

Interactive Virtual Workshops in the Global Enterprise (Case Study)
11:00 – 11:30
Katri Auvinen, Change Management Manager, UPM (Belgium)

A case study of an innovative approach to running workshops on a global scale using telephone-conferencing, screen-sharing, and instant messaging.

IM (Instant Messaging) in the E-Workplace
11:30 – 12:00
Jane McConnell, NetStrategy JMC (France)
Joseph Cothrel, President, BTC (USA)

Learn about the risks and benefits to using IM inside the enterprise, discuss real-world examples, ask questions, and share experiences about how this phenomenon has taken over some corporate communication channels.

Wikis: From the Experimental Fringe to a
Powerful Collaboration Tool

12:00 – 12:30
Darlene Fichter, Data Library Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Guillaume Du Gardier, Founder, PR Planet and CEO Bloggers Club (France)

Find out how wiki technology can encourage collaboration in corporate environments, and learn how bottom-up communication technologies like wikis can engage employees and facilitate collaboration in ways that other technologies don't.

Break for Lunch — Visit the i-expo Exhibition
12:45 – 13:30

Collaboration Tomorrow and Beyond

Keynote: Mobile Life in 2015
13:30 – 14:30
Christian Lindholm, Director, Multimedia Applications, Nokia Ventures Organization (Finland)

The inventor of the Nokia Navi-key user interface,  father of the Series 60 user interface, and the man behind Lifeblog will share his vision of
how we will  live and work in the future in this thought-provoking closing keynote.

Ask the Experts:
How to Ensure Success in Your Collaboration Initiatives
14:30 – 15:15
Joseph Cothrel, President, BTC (USA)

Hear tips, techniques, and strategies from our experts and case study presenters on what you can do in your own organisation to make your collaboration efforts more effective and successful.

Conference Wrap-Up
15:15 – 15:30
Jane McConnell, NetStrategy JMC (France)

Review the seminar highlights, gather conclusions drawn from the different case studies, and take a final look at how people, strategy and technology combine to make the collaborative workplace a reality.


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