The rise of modern intranets in DEX


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Traditional intranets are dead. Homegrown, custom intranets have given way to modern, personalized platforms that contribute to the digital workplace experience and orchestrate the delivery of relevant information to meet employees where they are. Modern intranets align departments across the business and are a powerful way to drive business outcomes when done properly.

As the demand for an integrated digital employee experience rises, now is the time to demand more from your intranet.

Join Simpplr’s Chief Product Officer, Bala Kasiviswanathan, and featured speaker Cheryl McKinnon, Forrester Research Principal Analyst, as they explore the rise and impact of modern intranets in DEX and how that’s transforming the way we work. They’ll discuss:

  • The evolving role of IT in modern intranets
  • How to prove the value of intranets to the C-suite
  • Forrester’s maturity model vs. Simpplr’s framework
  • Generative AI and the future of the digital workplace

Don’t miss this engaging discussion with live Q&A on how to innovate your modern intranet experience!

About the Presenters


Cheryl McKinnon

Principal Analyst, Forrester

Cheryl McKinnon is a principal analyst serving technology leaders. Cheryl delivers research and advisory services in areas including enterprise content management (ECM), content platforms, information archiving, and records/retention management. She also covers digital workplace technologies such as content-centric collaboration, modern intranets, and employee communication platforms.

Bala Kasiviswanathan Simpplr Leadership

Bala Kasiviswanathan

Chief Product & Customer Experience Officer, Simpplr

Bala Kasiviswanathan, a Mechanical Engineer, started his career at Microsoft. With an insatiable curiosity, he played a key role in building foundational projects in India. Inspired by the dynamic nature of product development, Bala embarked on journey across APAC, driving innovative initiatives along the way. He joined Apigee as a product leader, and his contributions were instrumental in the company’s growth, leading to a remarkable IPO and eventual acquisition by Google. At Google, Bala continued to make waves, spearheading the expansion of API management products and revolutionizing the Google Cloud landscape.

Next came the role of Chief Product Officer for project Tidal at X (formerly Google X), where he immersed himself in groundbreaking research. With a focus on advanced computer vision and AI, Bala tackled complex ocean problems, aiming to make a positive impact on humanity.

Currently, as Simmplr’s Chief Product and Customer Experience Officer, Bala brings his expertise to drive AI-based innovations across their product portfolio. With a genuine dedication to enhancing employee experiences, he aims to deliver outstanding solutions that empower organizations.

Outside of the ever-evolving world of software, you’ll find Bala exploring the wonders of nature through hiking and indulging in the delightful flavors of specialty local coffees.


Jamie Yan

Principal Product Marketing Manager, Simpplr

Jamie Yan is a seasoned expert in enterprise technology with a focus on employee experience. She has transformed company cultures by optimizing technology for over a decade. Jamie balances her passion for work with a love of dogs, a commitment to work-from-home, and occasional office visits.


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