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Four questions for digital leaders

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2011 ……


I’m running a round table discussion Wednesday, November 16th 2011 at the 10th edition of the “Rencontre Internationale des Responsables Intranet” in Paris. This conference gathers from 150 to 180 people every year and is a top event for the French-speaking intranet world (which extends beyond France).

Pure intranet  stories from the trenches

I’ve chaired this conference for the last 5 years, and never cease to enjoy the reality of the case studies presented. Unlike every other intranet conference I know, this one has ONLY intranet practitioners as speakers. It’s pure intranet stories from the trenches!

4 key questions for all organizations

The conference closes with a round table with participants from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM and Renault – all leaders in intranet practices today. I will be asking them 4 key questions and will report back to you on their responses.

  1. Are we reaching the end of the intranet as we know it? How do you imagine intranets to be in the future?
  2. Enterprise search seems to be essential in today’s world of masses of content in the managed intranet, in collaborative spaces and in enterprise social networks. Some people see “search’ as the logical point of convergence and the ideal user interface for the “digital workplace”. What is your vision of search and its role in the digital enterprise?
  3. How do you see the evolution of “governance’ in a world where managed content and user-generated, spontaneous content are blended?
  4. If you were to give one piece of advice to organizations just starting the social (or 2.0) journey, what would it be?

Note 2017 – these questions are all still relevant!