The sixth Annual Internal Communications Conference 2018 is set to redefine what it is possible for IC professional to achieve. It will mark the beginning of a new ‘blue ocean’ of possibilities for the attendees.
We are bringing together the insights of applied behavioral science to the world of internal communication and it promises to be an experience that will fundamentally change how you see yourself, and what it is possible for you to achieve in your career and for your organisation.
Great communication is defined not by what you say but by what is heard and believed. More than that, great communication is defined by what people actually do as a result.
Our team has developed a series of interactive sessions and a diverse range of stimulus that will inspire you to discover new ways to engage and stimulate your colleagues at much deeper levels.
The IC Conference is for progressive IC leaders, Communications and Employment Engagement seniors. This event would present participants an opportunity to find tools to help them work more effectively and keep up with the fast changing business world.
The event will focus on showcasing examples of good practice adopted by successful brands and use the experience of our contributors and the insight of behaviour science to unlock the lessons that we can all learn and advantage from.
Liam FitzPatrick has 25 years of experience with change, PR and internal communications comes from working in-house and in consultancy.
Liam has worked in civil engineering, energy, manufacturing and transportation as well as telecoms. He was Global Head of Internal Communications at Marconi during its financial restructuring and has worked on change and transformation projects in a wide variety of situations. He is particularly interested in developing teams, research and planning.
He is a council member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
In a long career both as a consultant and in house senior exec, Tom Crawford has gained diverse and rich experience, in HR and specifically Internal Comms and Engagement. He also has a strong passion for the subject of brand and its relationship with employees. He has spent many years helping employees believe in their organisation and do their best for its brand. He was worked all over the world with leading brands including Deloitte, British Airways, Eon, GSK, Nokia and others.
Tom set up The Brain Miner as he believes that everyone has fantastic ideas buried within them – they just need some help finding them, extracting them and then polishing them into shiny diamonds. He is working with a number of well known global brands, helping them drive employee engagement with their brand.
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In December 2012 EY launched their new purpose and Vision 2020 strategy. Just over three years later there is an impressive story to tell. The EY UK and Ireland Communications & Engagement team play a lead role in advising and supporting the UK Chairman and his team to bring the purpose and strategy to life. In recognition of the effectiveness of the successful use of innovative and creative new approaches to supporting leaders to engage with their stakeholders, the team were awarded EY’s prestigious ‘Better begins with you’ overall winner award for innovation in 2015.
Julia is Head of Communications & Engagement for EY UK and Ireland; EY are a global professional services organisation, the fastest growing of the ‘Big Four’ Accountancy firms in the UK and the leading professional services organisation in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies listing.
Julia has over 15 years’ experience leading and delivering successful communication, engagement, brand, marketing, culture and behavioural change programmes in complex private and public sector organisations. Julia is an experienced trainer and facilitator and regularly leads sessions for EY Partners and people across their EMEIA area.
EY recently won a special award for Innovation in engagement practice at the Sunday Times Best Companies awards.
Wendy Williams, MS is a Senior Project Manager on the Jive Professional Services team successfully launching new Jive communities and delivering customizations for clients globally. Wendy has over 20 years of IT experience with industries ranging from manufacturing, retail and finance to software development, telecommunications and lumber trading. Her vast IT experience coupled with her education in positive psychology enables her to understand a client's needs, spoken and unspoken, with a keen insight on how to translate those needs into practical and workable technical solutions. Wendy has worked with the following Jive customers: Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Group M, SAP, Discover Financial, Banco Itau, Alcatel-Lucent, eBay-PayPal, GE Healthcare, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, World Bank and many others.
Prior to joining Jive Software, Wendy worked for a number of corporations including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Jacada, Weyerhaeuser and ADC Telecommunications. She earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.
Laura Storey likes good communication. She’s quite good at it herself. Bad communication makes Laura sad, just like it does to other people - a misread text message, a comment taken out of context, an unopened email, its destiny unrealised. Leading IBM UK’s Workforce Enablement team, Laura looks at how corporate communications can work better across a range of platforms for the communicator and their audience alike – how comms can engage employees, drive knowledge and social business, and help people have fun. Because, after all, communication is all about people. And having fun is, well, fun.
When she’s not being good at communicating, she’s juggling her three kids (not literally) and the Chair of Governors role at her local infant school. She also sings. But she’s not as good at that just yet.
Den looks after the internal communications and responsible business teams at Virgin Trains, and is the communications director of SicKids, a children's health charity operating projects in the UK and Cambodia. His background is with dispersed teams in transport companies and charities, having worked in the UK, Canada, France and Africa. He specialises in creating compelling communications interventions and guiding leaders and professionals in the most effective way to land messages in a clear, to-the-point way. When not focusing on his communications roles, you're most likely to find him obsessively travelling the globe, on his yoga mat, or both!
Richard Donovan leads the Internal Communications and Corporate Responsibility agenda for Experian in the UK&I. Prior to joining Experian Richard led IC teams at Capital One and Citi and held a range of communication and brand roles during an eight-year stint at Egg. In the last five years at Experian, his IC team has won a range of awards, including the IOIC in-house team of the year at their national ceremony in 2014.
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