For employee experience,
communications, and digital technology
leaders and practitioners.

June 12-13

Brought to you by Simpplr

June 12-13

Brought to you by Simpplr

For employee experience,
communications, and digital technology
leaders and practitioners.


The future is here with AI·EX

How do you navigate new and future digital and employee experience technology to increase employee productivity, enhance engagement + satisfaction, and enable employees?

This is the online event for you

Two days. Eight sessions. Incredible insights from experts, industry visionaries, and customer practitioners.

Dive into the future of intranets at our summit, where we'll explore AI's role in boosting Employee Experience (EX) and how the latest tech can elevate employee retention and productivity. Immerse yourself in groundbreaking research, innovative strategies, and transformative best practices. Gain insights into intranet technology's future while picking up actionable best practices to implement today.



Lee Ann Karr

Chief People Officer, Independence Pet Holdings


Jackie Berg

Head of Research & Business Development, Brilliant Ink


Emily Feliciano

VP of Information Technology, Netflix


Susan Horn

Director, Internal Communications & Culture, OneSource Virtual


Cheryl McKinnon

Principal Analyst, Forrester Research


Sergio Avila

Internal Communications Manager AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah


Keith King

Communications Manager II, Uber Freight


Bayley Carnes

Manager, Internal Communications & Culture, OneSource Virtual

Bala Kasiviswanathan Simpplr Leadership

Bala Kasiviswanathan

Chief Product & Customer Experience Officer, Simpplr

Jordan Katz

Jordan Katz

Chief Insights Officer, Simpplr


Carolyn Clark

VP, Corporate Marketing Internal Communications, Simpplr


Davin Wilfrid

Director, Customer Advocacy Customer Marketing, Simpplr


June 12 13
9:00 - 9:45 AM PT

State of the Intranet 2024

Join this session and be the first to discover the results of Simpplr’s 2024 Intranet Impact and Evolution study featuring input from over 1000 leaders and practitioners in the intranet space.

Special topics and actionable insights will include:

  • The key factors that influence the success or failure of your intranet program
  • Understanding and benchmarking AI functionality and its impact on productivity
  • The connection between intranet platforms and organizational outcomes/KPI’s
  • Strategies for creating value for your organization through sophisticated intranet strategies
  • How to maximize the effectiveness of your intranet program team, create a great employee experience, and do more with less
  • The features and functions to look for when identifying a new intranet platform
  • The different levels of intranet maturity and assessing how yours compare
9:45 - 10:30 AM PT

Unveiling Your Digital Gem: Driving Adoption of Your Revolutionary Intranet

You’ve spent the last several months pouring your heart and soul into preparing your intranet for its grand debut. Countless hours of meticulous planning, refining, and migrating content have gone into crafting this digital masterpiece. You’ve sifted through data, ensuring that only the most valuable information finds its place in your new virtual home, leaving behind the clutter and inefficiencies of the past.

You’re brimming with excitement, envisioning all the incredible resources and tools your employees will discover – the seamless navigation, the intuitive people finder, the dynamic organization charts, the lightning-fast search capabilities – the cultural hub of the company. But amidst your anticipation lies a nagging doubt: what if they don’t come? What if they fail to recognize the treasure trove of knowledge and connectivity that awaits them? What if, heaven forbid, they don’t see the beauty in our creation?

Join OneSource Virtual as they share the successful strategies they leveraged to drive intranet adoption and captivate their employees. This session will help you create your intranet into a vibrant hub that empowers employees and fosters a thriving company culture.

10:30 - 11:15 AM PT

Merging Two Companies & Cultures with an Innovative Intranet

When Transplace and Uber Freight merged in 2021, it was a classic clash of Microsoft (Sharepoint) vs. Google and a traditional corporate culture vs. a younger startup culture. Each company’s originating intranet had lots of issues including limited user engagement, difficulty finding information and updating content.

Join Keith King, Communications Manager at Uber Freight in this session as he outlines how he achieved 95% intranet user adoption and 85% of employees saying the intranet was their favorite way to receive company news and information while merging two divergent companies and cultures.

11:15 - 11:45 AM PT

Key Trends for 2024: Intranets and the Digital Workplace

This session, featuring Cheryl McKinnon, principal analyst at Forrester Research, will highlight some of the key trends shaping today’s digital workplace and where modern intranets play an essential role. Attend this session to learn about the use cases and priorities shaping these markets, including the rise of AI and the growing importance of data and insights to optimize internal communication programs.

11:45 - 12:15 PM PT

Look Ahead: The Future of the Intranet and AI

Generative AI is truly a transformational business phenomenon that will impact every corner of work and business. What does this mean for the intranet and the stewards of employee communication, experience and technology?

Join Simpplr Chief Product Officer, Bala Kasiviswanathan, as he shares a look ahead into how Generative AI will truly change how we use the intranet, what more we can expect from our intranet, and the important questions to ask now in order to prepare for the future.

June 12 13
9:00 - 9:45 AM PT

Collaborating with intention: Intranet stakeholder panel discussion (IT, IC, HR)

Join our panel discussion featuring key intranet stakeholders: IT, HR, and internal communications leaders. Hear from Lee Ann Karr, Chief People Officer at Independence Pet Holdings, Emily Feliciano, VP of IT at Netflix, and Carolyn Clark, VP of IC at Simpplr as they discuss the critical roles these departments play in intranet success.

During this session, our expert panel will explore IT’s role in ensuring intranet functionality and security, HR’s impact on content strategy and employee engagement, and internal communications’ role in crafting effective messaging and promoting adoption.

Discover how intentional collaboration among these stakeholders can optimize your intranet and enhance employee experience. Gain insights into fostering productive partnerships and aligning intranet goals with organizational objectives.

Attend this session to:

  • Understand the unique contributions of IT, HR, and internal comms in intranet management
  • Learn strategies for fostering collaboration across departments
  • Gain practical insights to strengthen intranet governance and alignment with organizational goals

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the power of collaboration in driving intranet success.

9:45 - 10:30 AM PT

How AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Humanizes Executives to Propel Engagement

At AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, empowering more than 5,000 team members to excel is serious business. To connect those employees to their decision makers, the internal communications team created a content series called “Behind the Blocks” that mixed informal executive interviews with Jenga matches. Learn how the team nurtured the idea, how they used Simpplr to create and deploy their content, and how the series spurred even more innovation to come.

10:30 - 11:15 AM PT

Mastering Measurement & Analytics: Intranet Best Practices for Internal Comms

Discover why measurement and analytics are essential for internal communications professionals. Learn to leverage data to enhance intranet effectiveness and drive employee engagement.

You’ll learn about:

  • The value of measuring internal comms’ impact
  • How to apply metrics to understand intranet performance
  • Practical tips for leveraging intranet data to show off your impact to your stakeholders
  • Data visualization and best practices

Let’s elevate our intranet game together!

11:15 - 12 PM PT

Intranet Superstars

It’s a small community of intranet leaders and practitioners. How do the best of the best do it? Join this session to see how the Intranet Superstars winners plan and execute on the various facets of the intranet.

Examples include the best in:

  • Employee engagement
  • Intranet adoption
  • Leadership content
  • Branding
  • Employee onboarding
  • Employee recognition

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