Unite 21 is the only employee experience conference you need to attend in 2021. Get ready for 3 half-days that push virtual event delivery to the MAX with interactive keynotes, breakouts, and roundtables streaming live online from London and New York. No pre-recorded sessions. Ever. Get inspired with keynotes from Louis Theroux, Tan France, Fearne Cotton, Johnson & Johnson, Crayola, and more.
Human connection in the digital era
Storytelling, video and new media – how communication has changed and what has stayed fundamental.
with Louis Theroux
Tech Beyond the box: Widget development
When you buy an intranet product, the opportunities to customize to fit your unique needs are more limited, right? Wrong. In this session, the team will demonstrate innovative examples of custom widget development. See how Zaxby’s are leveraging developer resource to push boundaries and enable new use-cases; and learn best practices to do it yourself.
with Josh Bailey - Lead Systems Architect at Zaxby's; Martin Blake - Development Team Lead at Unily
Comms Code, communication, and culture: A new blueprint for intranet ownership
Who even owns the intranet anymore? With the modern employee experience platform so much more than an internal communications tool, how does this change the culture and dynamics of product ownership? Discover a new vision for cultural ownership of the intranet that leverages the full power of IT and Comms to create a true digital HQ.
with Heinz Korten - Senior Software Engineer at WACKER Chemie; Kaz Hassan - Product Manager at Unily
Keynote Shaping the future of work
Discover how the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company is shaping the future of work for 150k+ employees based across 90+ countries with an employee experience platform that unites people, tools and knowledge in one place.
with Ping Chao - Head of Product, People Experience Platform at Johnson & Johnson
Keynote Using technology to advance diversity, equity adn inclusion
We all know technology has the power to change our world and redefine our workplaces, but how do we use it to accelerate gender equality in the workplace? Discover how iSAW is using Unily in a novel way to challenge the gender equality timeline by connecting and empowering women and engaging with men in the workplace. Discover best practices for promoting DEI in your own workplace and gain inspiration for using technology to power good and accelerate change.
with Nancy Speidel - Founder and CEO at iSAW International
Fearne's happy workplace
Finding happiness in our fast-paced, increasingly digital world isn’t always as simple as it should be. We’re joined by television personality, best-selling author and host of the chart topping podcast Happy Place, Fearne Cotton, to discuss wellness in the modern-age, including how technology can both help and hinder our search for happiness in the workplace and beyond.
with Fearne Cotton
Tech Ops, infrastructure and security
Get an exclusive behind the scenes look into how Unily is evolving its operations, infrastructure, and security measures to meet the growing demands of the modern enterprise.
with Hugh Wilkinson - Technical Operations Manager - Infrastructure at Unily; James Heathcote - Technical Operations Manager - Information Security at Unily; Michéle Johl - Technical Operations Manager - Service Engineering at Unily
Comms Making data-driven decisions to boost adoption
How do you turn intranet analytics into actionable insights that inform the on-going evolution of your platform? Learn how Celanese uncovered rich insights that led them to develop a simpler site design. Hear from communications staffer Margie Dolch as she shares the story of how Celanese is making informed decisions to continuously improve user experience and evolve their platform through the adoption of new features.
with Margie Dolch - Senior Communications Specialist at Celanese
Keynote The power of difference
With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan shares empowering lessons on creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, and what it takes to break down barriers to foster human connection and acceptance. He provides a unique perspective on the happiness found in being yourself.
with Tan France
Panel Ask an IC expert
Seize the opportunity to get your questions answered by the top internal communications consultants and advisors. Come prepared with your trickiest questions and biggest challenges and get the answers you need to supercharge your strategy for the next chapter of work.
with Jennifer Sproul - Chief Executive at Institute of Internal Communication; Ben Reynolds - Managing Director at Gallagher Communication; Chandler Goodman - Senior Director of Marketing, Thought Leadership and Client Delivery at Gagen MacDonald
Keynote Reimagining the employee experience: from in-person to intranet
Find out how the makers of the world’s best loved crayons and markers are leveraging their creative culture and digital channels to remain agile in a changing workplace. Hear from both an IT and communications perspective, and discover how a major manufacturing and retail enterprise is uniting employees, driving progressive culture, and responding to new challenges with a creative flair that only Crayola can bring.
with Karen Kelly - Executive Communications and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Crayola; Andrew Willis - Solutions Architect at Crayola
Keynote Unily: The future
Get up close and personal with Unily's roadmap and discover our vision for the future of employee experience. Where is our product going and how do we see it powering new ways of working?
with Will Saville - CEO at Unily
Tech Beyond the box: Integrations
An effective intranet strategy places the intranet at the center of the digital workplace. In this whistle-stop integrations masterclass, learn how to leverage Unily’s integrations framework to unite technology and underpin frictionless digital employee experience.
with Adam Wildash - Development Team Lead at Unily
Comms Innovation through knowledge sharing
Effective knowledge sharing is at the heart of enterprise innovation and no one knows this better than Biogen whose 9k employees include some of the world's most notable neuro-scientists. Discover how the leading neuroscience biotech is transforming knowledge sharing across the business with a platform that puts the power of knowledge into that hands of every employee.
with Travis Gregory - Associate Director of IT at Biogen
Panel The future of intranets
Join our industry experts to discuss the future of intranets and digital connection in the workplace of 2021+. What can you expect from the next decade of digital employee experience innovation?
with Edward Taylor - Executive Director at Digital Workplace Group
Panel Outstanding culture campaigns showcase
As our conference comes to a close, we leave you with some inspiring examples of how our customers are creating the diverse, inclusive, digital-first cultures. Hear from the comms leaders behind the campaigns.
with Dawn Rosenburg - Communications Strategist at VCU Health; Natalie Orphanos - Internal Communications Manager at Commonwealth Care Alliance; Brandi Wessel - Internal Communications Manager at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores; Daryl Bowdoin - Manager of Business Systems - Workforce Technology at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
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