LIKE 78: Exploring the digital workplace. Wednesday 21st February 6:15pm
The 'digital workplace' is a term and concept which has grown in popularity over the last two to three years. It is now being used by consultancies, vendors and by some intranet and IT teams. What is it and what does the 'digital workplace' look like in 2018?
In this session, Steve Bynghall will cover: - what the digital workplace is (and whether it's actually really a new concept or not) - how intranets are adapting to become the gateway to the wider digital ecosystem - how some workplace technologies are becoming commoditised - the current obsession with digital assistants, bots, artificial intelligence and natural language processing, and what organisations are doing in this space - developments around microservices, APIs and data which underpin the digital workplace - the potential implications for information services of all of the above.
About our speaker, Steve Bynghall
Steve is a freelance consultant and writer specialising in intranets, collaboration, the digital workplace, Knowledge Management and other digital themes. He worked at global accountancy firm BDO for thirteen years in various knowledge and information roles including managing the global client extranet programme before founding his own company Two Hives in 2010.
He currently works independently as well as in partnership with other organisations including the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) and Step Two.
Steve is based in London and has an MSc in Information Science from City University.
LIKE 79: Fake news and alternative facts - who you can you trust?
Wednesday 18th April 6pm
With evidence of manipulated elections and referenda based on the dissemination of fake news, there is increasing scepticism about the reliability of news sources, both printed and web-based. Which ones do you trust and how do you decide what is fake or truth?
Join fellow LIKERs to hear a talk and to pose questions to news expert Jo Tinning-Clowes of Dow Jones, who will shed light on the murky topic of fake news. There will also be plenty of opportunity to network. Food and a drink is included in your ticket price.
About our speaker, Jo Tinning-Clowes
Jo has over 20 years’ experience working for Reuters then Dow Jones on the online news side of the business. She assists with many of the company’s largest customers with their search strategies and understanding how to get the best out of Factiva for their needs.
She is an avid champion of 'trustworthy' online news and believes we all need to be more careful what we read...and believe.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-tinning-clowes-b2292a3/