Agenda

24-Hour Valo Fest 2020 is over!

The agenda was opitmized for different time zones and ran for 24 hours across three different time zones with content optimized to cater to each of those regions. It started on June 25 in Central European time, moved to American Eastern Daylight time before #ValoFest shone over Australian Eastern Standard time in the APAC Region on June 26. All our fabulous speaker sessions were recorded and are now available for FREE, on-demand.

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Europe America APAC
Thu 9am CET Thu 3am EDT Thu 5pm AEST

Welcome Greetings:

Pekka Walkama (Digital Business All-Round Player, President at Award-Winning Valo)

Keynote:
Leadership and Communications in a connected world of work

Karin Zingmark (TEDx Speaker, Advisor & Author of driving change, Nominated Speaker of the Year 2019) will guide your organization into a modern way of working.

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Don’t miss this! Karin will speak about building trust and courage in times of change, inspiring us to open up to create engagement while on the same time giving hands-on tips on how to do so.

Come listen to how to increase levels of trust and collaboration through communication.

Karin Zingmark has over 20 years of experience in driving change on the topics of Communication and Leadership, most recently as CMO Lead at Microsoft.

Karin is nominated Speaker of the Year 2019 and has been voted top 100 most popular speakers.

Solutions Track

Experience Track

Thu 10am CET Thu 4am EDT Thu 6pm AEST

Solutions Track

Real Life Case Studies: Intranet experience

Maarten Eekels (Chief Digital Officer and Managing Partner at Portiva / Microsoft Regional Director and MVP) will walk you through several real-life intranet examples in this pragmatic session, where you might pick up lessons learned and an idea or two to use in your own intranet projects.

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In this session, long time Valo partner Portiva will demonstrate several real-life Valo case studies. Portiva’s Chief Digital Officer, Maarten Eekels, will cover various requirements their customers had and how they used Valo and the Valo extensibility framework to tackle the challenges that came with those requirements. This will be a pragmatic session, where we hope you might pick up and idea or two to use in your own intranet projects.

Experience Track

Bring employees together by leveraging modern tools in the digital workplace

Jussi Sivonen (Digital Working Culture Enthusiast and Consultant at Blue Meteorite) has experience from over 50 intranet projects and has gained deep knowledge on how to built end-user and organizational capability, how to adopt Office 365 into the working culture, and how to successfully bring employees together by leveraging modern tools in the digital workplace. Jussi will explain some mind-blowing true-life examples!

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Thu 11am CET Thu 5am EDT Thu 7pm AEST

Solutions Track

Get ready to become a Microsoft Teams rockstar!

Gokan Ozcifci (Product Marketing Manager at Valo, Microsoft MVP) will teach you how take your collaboration from ‘meh’ to magnificent!

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Microsoft Teams has evolved tremendously – with more than 44 million active users every day, no doubt, it’s the rising star of any collaboration tool!

If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we’ll consider everything from A to Z.

Experience Track

Work/Life borders in a world where work is in the middle of your life

Paul Woods (Founder at Adoption & Embrace) will talk about the challenges we all face in maintaining any resemblance of strength in the borders between our work, and non-work lives. Not only the physical borders, but the temporal, and psychological borders too.

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Let’s face it, we have all been thrown in the deep end – many of us working from the home office/kitchen table/garage for a long period of time, for the first time.

Based on his work with the Queensland University of Technology Work/Industry Futures Research group, Paul Woods will share some of discoveries from his research, and the strategies you can put in place to better manage your borders between work and life… with a particular emphasis on how simple things you can do in or with Microsoft 365 can make a big difference.

Thu 12 noon CET Thu 6am EDT Thu 8pm AEST

Solutions Track

How to run a business on Microsoft 365 with PowerPlatform

Luise Freese (Microsoft 365 Business Consultant, Microsoft MVP Office Apps & Services) and Elio Struyf (Engineering Lead at Valo, Microsoft MVP) will tell you about PowerPlatform that allows you and your users to create data-driven business solutions quickly. For instance, automating business processes, creating expense reports tools, and much more. These solutions are great, but are these tools useful for running a business?

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Luise and Elio will tell you more about how they were able to create a store which is powered by the PowerPlatform. Behind the scenes, their inventory is using PowerAutomate to keep their stickers stock in sync. New stickers can be added quickly via a PowerApp and much more. Are you interested in seeing a different view on the PowerPlatform? Come and join this session.

Experience Track

Simplify & Accelerate you Microsoft | Office 365 roll out

Tracy Van der Schyff (Microsoft 365 Coach & Catalyst) will take a practical, step-by-step approach at simple, sure-fire ways of rolling out Microsoft | Office 365 in your company. Where to start, what to roll out first, how to get employees to use it? Join the session and hear what successful adoption requires and change your company culture into a digital-first business mindset!

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Where to start, what to roll out first, how to get employees to use it – it’s all pretty confusing right? Let’s take a look at simple sure-fire ways of rolling out Microsoft | Office 365 in your company. This session will cover:

1- Quick win Apps | ROI

2- Change Management and Transparency Prerequisites

3- Management buy-in & support

4- Keeping up to date

Successful adoption requires so much more than just technical preparation and assigning licenses. But, if you do it right, it should change your company culture into that of a digital-first business mindset company.

Thu 1pm CET Thu 7am EDT Thu 9pm AEST

Solutions Track

The Multipharma Intranet: From Concept to launch – and all the road bumps in between

Christof Pelgrims (Internal Communications Coordinator at Multipharma) and Tom Laureys (Solution Manager ECS at Amplexor).

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Are you curious about best practices for making your intranet a success? Are you struggling to reach your workforce, to define a compelling intranet vision or to keep you intranet content fresh? Let’s give you a hand by sharing our experiences from rolling out the Multipharma Intranet!

As the largest pharmacy retailer in Belgium, it has always been a challenge for Multipharma to reach their distributed workforce of +1500 employees. During this talk, we’ll go into all the challenges we faced and solutions and tools we developed for bringing the right information to the right audience at the right time using a modern Valo-based intranet. We’ll cover the drivers for the new intranet, the vision and architecture, the governance principles for keeping content up-to-date and our methodology for continuously adapting to evolving user needs.

Experience Track

How to build a world-class team in Microsoft Teams in 10 steps

Ulrika Hedlund (Productivity Advisor at Storyals) is sharing in this session a practical step by step approach and expert guidance on how to set up a team with channels, tags, and tabs, to get your team performing like rockstars!

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Thu 2pm CET Thu 8am EDT Thu 10pm AEST

Solutions Track

Introduction to SharePoint Spaces: Why would I need a 3D/VR SharePoint space?

Patrick Guimonet (Founder and owner of Abalon, Office Apps and Services MVP) will show SharePoint Spaces capabilities and build a cool 3D space to launch your next corporate event.

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Let’s discover SharePoint Spaces capabilities and build a 3D space to launch your next corporate event! We will show that there are real business cases around these exciting new technologies.

Experience Track

What happens to work after a pandemic?

Janus Boye (Chief Networker at Boye & Co, specialized in networking, innovation and digital leadership) is asking what happens to work after a pandemic? Many employees remain disengaged, perhaps even more than before. How can we get the best out of the new normal for everyone?

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve taken a fast forward 3 years in terms of work habits and technology adoption. We’ve experienced digital transformation at an unprecedented pace, including working from home during a lockdown, which has changed the workplace for good.

Still, many employees remain disengaged, perhaps even more than before. That’s tremendous human potential that’s being wasted.

In this talk, Janus will go where few have gone before to explore how we can get the best out of the new normal for everyone. By using inspiration from behavioral psychology, Janus will share insights to improve the workday for both the superfans, lovers and even the haters.

It should be fun to work and there might even be humour included in this  session, where you get his vision for a better worklife.

Thu 3pm CET Thu 9am EDT Thu 11pm AEST

Solutions Track

How to empower your employees to build the workplace of their dreams

Sébastien Levert (Valo Product Lead, Microsoft MVP) will show you how you can build a Digital Workplace from the native capabilities of Microsoft 365 and augment it utilizing areas of Valo that will enhance your Communication, your Collaboration, and your Co-Innovation! In the end, this will be the Digital Workplace of your users’ dreams!

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Experience Track

Decade of Courage Manifesto’ – DWG’s 12 action points for essential workplace transformation

In this powerful talk Paul Miller (CEO and Founder of Digital Workplace Group) lays out DWG’s 12 action points for essential workplace transformation – as we enter what he calls the Decade of Courage.

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COVID-19 closed most physical workplaces in a sudden, unexpected and totally unprecedented way.
But imagine for a moment the opposite scenario: one in which most digital rather than physical workplaces had been shut down; where governments had mandated that with immediate effect no one could enter their digital workplace and were instead required to work only in a physical place devoid of technology. How much work would you have got done? Within minutes of the “closure” of the digital workplace, work would have ground to a shuddering halt.

The power of such emergencies is that they bring to our awareness who and what really matters. COVID-19 finally revealed to us that, beneath our feet for more than 20 years, the digital workplace has been gradually and persistently becoming the essential workplace.

Thu 4pm CET Thu 10am EDT Thu/Fri 12 midnight AEST

Happy Hour

Join in for some Valo Love, Fun and Surprises! Don’t miss these activities happening in the Experience Track. See you there!

AND

6 workplace meta trends: the simplytrends report

Jonathan Phillips(Head of Consulting, SimplyCommunicate) will highlight 6 meta trends impacting business right now.

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Drawing on marketplace experts and our own simply research, Jonathan will present the Simplytrends report, highlighting 6 meta trends impacting business right now and discussing the impact on communications, intranet and digital workplace technologies. This session will review topics such as distributed working, hyper personalised experiences, digital dexterity and much more.

Thu 5pm CET Thu 11am EDT Fri 1am AEST

Welcome Greetings:

Juha Koivula (Business Director, North America at Award-Winning Valo)

Keynote:
Microsoft Teams ❤️ SharePoint

Mark Kashman (Senior Product Manager at Microsoft) will show in this demo-rich session on how Microsoft Teams, the hub for collaboration and intelligent communications, is transforming the way people work.

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Join to learn how Microsoft Teams, the hub for collaboration and intelligent communications, is transforming the way people.

Mark will showcase some of the big feature innovations Microsoft has made in the last year and give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting new innovations coming to Microsoft Teams.

This demo-rich session highlights the best Teams has to offer in combinations with SharePoint!

Solutions Track

Experience Track

Thu 6pm CET Thu 12pm noon EDT Fri 2am AEST

Solutions Track

The evolution of Enterprise Portals and Applications into the world of Modern Teamwork and Microsoft Teams

Noorez Khamis & Shafina Hassam (Collaboration Maestros at Creospark) and their client, Vladimir Stojic from Prica Global Enterprises will guide you through a construction organization’s journey and shift in mindset to amalgamate and integrate their Enterprise Portals and Applications into the world of Microsoft Teams and how it helped them increase employee productivity and organizational ROI.

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Experience Track

Real-life case study: Masco’s digital journey with Valo

Hear Chris Stevenson (IT Business Partner at Masco Corporation HQ in Michigan) revealing Masco’s secrets of successful digital communication and workday experience – with tangible results. Our promise: You will fall in love with Masco’s story!

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At Masco, IT and businesses support each other. In this presentation, Chris will explain how their internal communication tools were deployed and are continuously developed and managed.

He will also explain how Masco is successfully managing the lifecycle of Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups, serving a variety of end users, each one with different needs and different levels of expertise.

Chris will also demonstrate how, with their managed digital tools and processes, Masco has managed the current, sudden switch to a remote-first culture more successfully than most other organizations.

Our promise: You will fall in love with Masco’s story!

Thu 7pm CET Thu 1pm EDT Fri 3am AEST

Solutions Track

Keeping up with change in the Microsoft Cloud

Daniel Glenn (Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Microsoft MVP) will tell how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best.

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Changes can have a major impact on business solutions and bring new functionality that can alter the way organizations use the platforms in the Microsoft Cloud. Keeping up with all of those changes can prove to be difficult for organizations, especially if they do not have resources allotted to the task.

During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best.

Experience Track

Why Diversity and Inclusion is Good for Business

Corinne Sharp (President at Sharp Perspective Co-Founder and Executive Director at The Women in IT Network) is asking what does diversity and inclusion have to do with business, growing revenue and being competitive in a global market? Come listen this session which is now more important than ever – and walk away with the Top 10 things you can do now to help build or support your Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

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What does Diversity and Inclusion have to do with business, growing revenue and being competitive in a global market?

It is a business strategy for large companies, a concept for several companies and for many, they don’t even know where to begin. How does a manager, leader or employee think about diversity and inclusion from their heart and P&L to make good business decisions?

During this session we will discuss some great examples of D&I and maybe some not so great ones. Showcasing some best practices whether you are well down the path of having a diverse and inclusive culture or you are just getting started.

Walk away with the Top 10 things you can do now to help build or support your Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Thu 8pm CET Thu 2pm EDT Fri 4am AEST

Solutions Track

How to modernize your digital workplace: The journey from Classic to Modern Valo Intranet

Matt Fishman (Lead Architect & Managing Partner, Klarinet Solutions LLC) will deep dive into two ‘real-world- customers showing how to examine strategies for content mapping and migration to a flat architecture, and much more. With these lessons, you can make your organization’s transition to a Modern SharePoint intranet in a very short period of time!

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In this session, Matt will share his lessons learned by taking a deep dive into two ‘real-world’ customer cases for making the transition from a Classic Valo Intranet to Modern Valo Intranet.

We will examine strategies for content mapping and migration to a flat architecture, how to transform classic pages to modern using the SharePoint PnP Modernization framework.

We will even demonstrate how you can migrate Classic Valo Intranet News Blogs to Modern Valo Intranet News using Power Automate.

Most importantly, Matt will provide a two distinct roadmaps that will allow your organization to make the transition to a Modern SharePoint intranet in a very short period of time.

Experience Track

Virtual Team Culture and Communication

Laurel Farrer (Founder of Distribute Consulting and the Remote Work Association) will help to equip your team with the habits, tools, and resources you will need to stay unified regardless of proximity. Learn how to adapt your company culture for a virtual environment and succeed wherever you’re located.

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Thu 9pm CET Thu 3pm EDT Fri 5am AEST

Solutions Track

Overcoming Your Business Continuity Challenges

Dan Rotolo (Senior SharePoint ECM Consultant at Konica Minolta) & Roger Taylor (CTO, Cloud / SharePoint Architect at SkyNets Technologies) are emphasizing that there is nothing more important in our industry right now than digital transformation. This is the ability to allow centralized communication, and collaboration, so your employees can work remote, with a mobile strategy, and can work more efficiently.

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The Valo Remote360 concept is understanding the dependency of working efficiently to access your workspace, communicate effectively, and access information when you need it.

Using an O365 Intranet solution with MS Teams allows you to use Teamwork Governance. This solution provides access to documents, data, processes, self-help, and centralized communications within one enterprise platform.

Valo simply leverages O365 and MS Teams to provide a user-friendly, easy way to work.

Experience Track

Finding and Developing your Digital Workplace Champions

Christian Buckley (Internationally-recognized collaboration expert and CEO at @CollabTalk) will go over how digital transformation will inevitably impact your technology and core business processes — as well as your company culture. Be prepared for the changes ahead.

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This session will discuss the personal and cultural impacts of the Digital Workplace, outline the roles required for successful business transformation, and provide you with important insights into how each of us can be better prepared for the changes ahead.

Thu 10pm CET Thu 4pm EDT Fri 6am AEST

Solutions Track

Automating your processes in your Intelligent Intranet

Vlad Catrinescu (Valo Sales Executive & Microsoft MVP) will reveal how your intranet can benefit from the Power Platform suite to make it more intelligent and efficient! Learn the basics of the Power Platform and how each product can help you make your intranet the hub of your Digital Workplace!

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Experience Track

A not-for-profit sports organization’s journey using Microsoft 365 and Valo in Canada

Denise Strong (Director, Information Systems at Special Olympics Canada) with Noorez Khamis & Shafina Hassam (Collaboration Maestros at Creospark) are together on a virtual stage! In this interview-style session, you can learn about how Special Olympics Canada used a phased approach to introduce modern tools and technology across the country for regional chapters, coaches, and volunteers to stay connected and productive.

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Noorez and Shafina talk all things Modern Teamwork with Denise Strong who is the Director of Information Systems, Special Olympics Canada. 

 

Denise will share the thought process of using Microsoft 365 cloud services as the backbone with an award-winning Valo solution built on top. 

 

Learn how Special Olympics Canada used a phased approach to introduce modern tools and technology across the country for regional chapters, coaches, and volunteers to stay connected and productive.

 

Denise will also touch on how this progressive move has led to reduced costs, increased engagement, and the increased adoption of modern technology.

Thu 11pm CET Thu 5pm EDT Fri 7am AEST

Solutions Track

Winning Combination: Become a SharePoint All-Star by teaming up with the Microsoft 365 PnP & Valo Communities to develop a championship SharePoint solution

David Warner (Managing Consultant for Catapult Systems, Microsoft MVP) thinks that championships are won by the efforts of a team. Award-winning SharePoint solutions are built by the contributions & efforts of a team. Whether you are a team of one or many in your organization, see how the community can help you be a SharePoint All-Star!

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Together we will review how the Microsoft 365 PnP & Valo communities give you access to a collection of collaborative team players & tools to enhance your SharePoint solution experience.

We will also demonstrate a variety of SPFx, JavaScript & CSS development assets, samples & techniques that can increase the quality and decrease the costs to deploy a championship SharePoint solution.

Experience Track

Hubba Hubba: How Valo transformed Harvard Developments’ intranet into a functional (and sexy) Digital Workplace

Gary Lotocki (Modern Workplace Solutions, Solvera Solutions), Matt Geiger (Manager, Marketing and Communications, Harvard Developments) and Jeff Fischer (Director, Application Solutions, Solvera Solutions) are discovering the secrets of how to fall in love with your intranet.

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Learn how Valo made Harvard Developments and the other Hill Group of Companies fall in love with their intranet.

This session will highlight the everyday issues Harvard was experiencing with their intranet, the reasons why they chose Valo intranet, the implementation approach, and why Valo love is now company-wide and there to stay.

Thu/Fri 12 midnight CET Thu 6pm EDT Fri 8am AEST

Solutions Track

The Healthcare Digital Workplace: A critical tool in the battle against Covid19

Perry Underdown (CEO Wunderhub) will provide a demo of the new Valo Health Healthcare Digital Workplace environment and discuss how it empowers healthcare organizations to overcome the many problems emerging during these challenging times.

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With the Spread of Covid19 Healthcare organizations and health workers are facing new and dynamic challenges.

Some of these challenges include:

  • How to support visits between patients and loved ones.
  • Telehealth
  • Scheduling and Screening
  • Mobile access to information.
  • Employee communication
  • Governance and reporting
  • Temporary Healthcare worker rapid integration

In this session, we will discuss how a well-designed Healthcare Digital Workplace, built on Valo and Microsoft 365, can support Healthcare organizations.

Experience Track

Your Digital Workplace Shopping List: Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

Susan Hanley is knowledge management and collaboration expert specializing in the “people side” of intranet. Sue will show you how to build a digital workplace strategy including an intranet that promotes communication and user adoption.

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If you are shopping for a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? If you are building a new intranet, what things do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? If you are wondering about the answers to these questions, this session is for you! We’ll review key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization.

Fri 1am CET Thu 7pm EDT Fri 9am AEST

Happy Hour

Join in for some Valo Love, Fun and Surprises! Don’t miss these activities happening in the Experience Track. See you there!

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Fri 2am CET Thu 8pm EDT Fri 10am AEST

Welcome Greetings:

Jarmo Kuusinen (Business Director, APAC at Award-Winning Valo)

Keynote:
You Asked: Microsoft Teams Answers!

Laurie Pottmeyer (Community Lead for Microsoft Teams at Microsoft) will tell how to take advantage of the opportunities of Microsoft Teams and virtual working environment, whether we’re in the office or at home. Come, listen, learn, and be inspired!

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Microsoft Teams is a new way of working for many. Some of us weren’t ready for the change to a fully virtual working environment.

Now that we’ve done it, how do we continue to take advantage of the opportunities we have to work out loud, whether we’re in the office or at home?

I’ll share how Microsoft Teams helps me to engage with the communities I manage, feel closer to the community I work with, and have time to enjoy the community I live in.

Solutions Track

Experience Track

Fri 3am CET Thu 9pm EDT Fri 11am AEST

Solutions Track

Introduction to Microsoft Lists with Power Automate

John Liu – (Microsoft MVP in SharePoint & Flow. Founder of Flow Studio Solutions) will look at what makes Microsoft Lists extra shiny and the myriad of mobile and collaboration customization options.

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All-in-one introduction to Microsoft Lists and its myriad of customization options with Flow.

Microsoft announced a new Office 365 app “Microsoft Lists” in Build 2020.  This is a new offering built on top of the foundation of SharePoint Lists.  So they are modern, highly customizable, and ripe for automation.

 

In this session, we’ll look at what makes Microsoft Lists extra shiny than the traditional SharePoint lists, and also show off a myriad of customization options for you and your team to use Microsoft Lists – collaboratively with your team, or on the go on mobile.

Experience Track

Knowledge Management in the New Normal

James Dellow (Human-Centred Designer, Workplace Technology Consultant and Founder of Chief Technology Solutions) will discuss how to build the business case for knowledge management, why Covid-19 changes everything and more…

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Coronavirus has put our digital workplace infrastructure to the test. Those already working in the cloud had a head start, while others had to fill the gaps quickly. For everyone, there has been a necessary focus on the immediate issue of establishing different ways of working and operating. But as we turn to think about recovery, what imperative does this create to manage organisational knowledge and access to expertise better than we have before or in new ways?

  • What is knowledge management and why does Covid-19 change everything?
  • What is the role of intranets and the digital workplace in a knowledge management strategy?
  • How do you build the business case for knowledge management?

Fri 4am CET Thu 10pm EDT Fri 12 noon AEST

Solutions Track

Design your app for the cloud – how (and why) to build a static web app

Mark Powney (Senior SharePoint and Cloud architecture Consultant, Valo Product Evangelist and Technical Partner Manager) will reveal how Azure static web apps give developers the baseline architecture to design a rich, full stack app in a single service offering.

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You may have heard the phrase “the cloud is just someone else’s computer.” While many have chosen to move their workloads to the cloud, those who do so without looking at the design of their apps, will only reap minimal benefits of a distributed worldwide ecosystem.

In this session, learn the benefits of the static web app architecture, and the benefits in designing your next app to bring your app to its full potential.

Azure static web apps, announced as a new service offering entering preview at MSBuild 2020, gives developers the baseline architecture to design a rich, full-stack app, in a single service offering.

Experience Track

Real-life case study: How to digitally transform to communicate and collaborate effectively at work

Give your employees a voice. Listen to a real-life story by Liverpool City Council, a local Australian Council in Sydney, with Ben Granger-Holcombe (Business Development Director at Nexon APAC), Daniel Lavorato (Digital Services and Design Coordinator – Liverpool City Council) & Daniel Anderson (Valo Product Evangelist & Partner Manager APAC) and learn the keys to a successful digital transformation and best practices for modernizing your intranet for front line employees

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There was growing frustration in the organization with the intranet. It was not acting as an enabler of knowledge exchange or assisting with collaboration. It was hard to use, its structure was complex, its design was not appealing, currency of documents was not trusted, and document version control was confusing.

Come and learn how Nexon, Liverpool City Council (in Sydney, Australia) and the award-winning Valo Intranet, transformed the way users are now finding and updating information so that front line customer service team members are providing accurate and timely information to their residents.

Fri 5am CET Thu 11pm EDT Fri 1pm AEST

Solutions Track

Building apps super fast using the Microsoft Graph Toolkit

Cameron Dwyer (MVP & Chief Technology Officer at OnePlace Solutions) is confident you will leave this session knowing how to write your first Microsoft Graph powered web app using the Microsoft Graph Toolkit.

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The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is allowing Graph powered apps to be created incredibly quickly. You will leave this session knowing what the Microsoft Graph is and how to write your first Graph powered web app using the Microsoft Graph Toolkit. Basic knowledge of HTML is all that’s required to get the most from this session

Experience Track

How NSW Department of Education Built An Award Winning Learning Library

Janniek Starren (Practice Manager & Solution Architect at SharePoint Gurus) with guest speaker, Rob McTaggart (Learning Experience Designer at NSW Department of Education) will demonstrate how in 2019 they developed and implemented their award winning educational intranet that reshaped how school students and teachers in New South Wales engage in education.

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The stem.T4L project is an initiative by the NSWDoE to support students with skills for the future NSW economy, through increased access for NSW Public Schools to STEM learning resources and support. The solution uses a Pinterest-style method of collecting, presenting and sharing learning resources, machine learning, cognitive service and application insights.

Fri 6am CET Thu/Fri 12 midnight EDT Fri 2pm AEST

Solutions Track

Intelligent and Secure Files in Microsoft 365

Daniel Anderson (Valo Product Evangelist & Partner Manager APAC) will tell about the power of secure file management in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. Keeping control of your content is the key to better outcomes, and a clear understanding of how to achieve this will both save you time and headaches.

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Never as there been a time where the need to understand how to best work with your files both inside and outside the organisation as there is now. Keeping control of your content is the key to better outcomes, and a clear understanding of how to achieve this will both save you time and headaches.

This session is aimed to help give you back some time and begin to reap the rewards of the power of secure file management in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint
and OneDrive for Business.

Get the proven practical action items that will help you to achieve some great outcomes in your day to day work.

Experience Track

Old ways won’t open new doors: modern task management with Planner and To Do

Debbie Ireland (Digital Workplace trainer at ShareThePoint) believes that real change is achieved by empowering people and utilising technology as an enabling tool. Come get the top productivity tips!

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There is an old adage, “if you want something done, ask a busy person.”
It certainly seems true that busy people DO get things done – but is it because they’re busy or because they’re good at keeping up with what needs doing?

Using To-Do and Planner, we walk you through a modern approach to task management – one that you can start using immediately without any special configuration.

Look at processes to improve you personal productivity and track and plan team activities.

Fri 7am CET Fri 1am EDT Fri 3pm AEST

Solutions Track

Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Teams in your Digital Workplace

Knut Relbe-Moe (Valo Product Evangelist & Partner Manager, Microsoft MVP) is asking: are you new to Microsoft Teams, or are you an MS Teams old hat? Trust Knut, when he says there are probably some amazing features you still don’t know about…

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Join Knut in this session where we will look into best practices on making sure your Microsoft Teams works for you.

We will look into working with files, running meetings, when to use private chat, private channels, teams, etc.

And of course practical advice on how to configuring notifications to make sure you don’t drown in the information overflow. We will personalize Microsoft Teams’ experience for you!

So make sure you join in – you won’t regret it!

Experience Track

Embrace a modern workplace in Higher Education

Andy Mahede (Senior Consultant, Insight) with guest speaker Julie Whitlock (Associate Director of Digital Innovations, Murdoch University) share their experiences and key takeaways in building a digital workplace within the higher education sector, leveraging the capabilities of the Valo platform.

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The Higher Education sector has unique challenges with complex and dynamic organisational structures and workforce requirements. Disparate and decentralised user bases, and entrenched approaches to communication and information management, can inhibit strong practices in collaboration and information architecture. Embracing a modern workplace requires a thorough consideration of many factors. Andy Mahede (Insight) and Julie Whitlock (Murdoch University) share their experiences and key takeaways in building a digital workplace within the higher education sector, leveraging the capabilities of the Valo platform.

Fri 8am CET Fri 2am EDT Fri 4pm AEST

Solutions Track

Modern Office 365 Governance

Join Lee Stevens (Founder of Brighter Days, specialized in Microsoft 365 Digital Workplace) to discover Office 365 trends, tips for cost reduction exercises, and walkthrough of the new ‘Native’ Office 365 Compliance Centre.

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We will explore the following the following:

1- Office 365 Trends | What have other large NZ organisations have learnt from COVID-19?

2- Where did my data go? | Native Back-Up and Recovery options in Office 365 explained / What you need to know

3- Work well for less | Tips for cost reduction exercises

4- Microsoft Teams uncovered | The Good, The bad and the ugly

5- The ‘sexy’ side of compliance | Walkthrough of the new ‘Native’ Office 365 Compliance Centre

Experience Track

Why modern intranets are at the heart of great employee experiences

James Robertson (Founder & MD of Step Two, author & the originator of the global DEX movement) will address both strategic perspectives and practical actions. Beyond the basics of enabling working from home, employees need to feel engaged and connected as part of cohesive digital employee experience (DEX).

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Working practices and environments have shifted enormously in the last few months, and this has shone a bright light on the importance of providing workforces with a great employee experience.

Beyond the basics of enabling working from home, employees need to feel engaged and connected as part of cohesive digital employee experience (DEX).

Modern intranets have an important role as the ‘front door’ to Office 365 (and beyond), and as the ‘heart’ that engages people on an emotional level.

This session by James Robertson, the originator of the global DEX movement will address both strategic perspectives and practical actions.

Fri 9am CET Fri 3am EDT Fri 5pm AEST

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Join in for some Valo Love, Fun and Surprises! Don’t miss these activities happening in the Experience Track. See you there!

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