Global Intranet Manager, WWF
Neil Morgan has been developing, marketing and managing online projects for more than 12 years. In his current role with WWF International, his responsibilities are focused in two main areas. In implementing a strategy for Knowledge Management and Information Systems for the WWF Network, and in coordinating the development of WWF’s internal solutions. This includes identifying the needs for integrating new applications and acting as an advisor for online solutions to Senior Management and other offices in the WWF Network.
After devoting the early part of his education to learning about the world around us, he wanted to find a way to make a real difference in helping to guide our society in understanding the important of caring for the future of our planet. During this time he has developed his skills in finding innovative and effective solutions for how organizations can manage the mass of data that they will be generating in the coming decades.
Neil holds a Master’s degree in Ecological and Environmental Sciences from Howard University, Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Biology and Fine Arts from Barry University, Miami. Neil spends his free time snowboarding/hiking the mountains of Switzerland and playing the occasional pick up football game with his colleagues.
WWF is a non-profit (charity) foundation with its Secretariat based in Gland, Switzerland. Since 1961 WWF has grown up to be one of the largest environmental organizations in the world.
Currently there are more than 1300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world. The vast majority of these focus on local issues. They range from school nature gardens in Zambia, to initiatives that appear on the packaging in your local supermarket. From the restoration of orangutan habitats to the establishment of giant panda reserves.
Many intranet teams today are being asked to establish collaboration spaces or expert communities for their company. Just what exactly do we mean by collaboration? Who do you want to collaborate on and for what reasons? What are staff doing now on the intranet that works and what is not working for them? What does a successful collaboration community look like?
Getting the answers to these questions is not easy, but it they are so critical in moving forward to address the core problems of how we can provide a internal collaboration platform.
In this tutorial we will look at how WWF answered some of these very questions when developing the strategy for the Intranet. We will also develop personas for your intranet to help you better understand the culture of your company, and work with you to find the right arguments for establishing the platforms that fit with your corporate culture.
Attendees will leave the session with a good understanding of how to address the challenges related to enabling collaborative environments and the importance of how starting small and scaling up quickly can help with engagement and adoption.
We encourage you to submit questions suggestions, comments and expectations for this tutorial.
Please get in touch with Neil Morgan through Twitter (@rasneil).
How to manage the challenges you will face in deploying collaboration solutions in your company?
Join this session to gain insight into WWF's deployment of Google Apps throughout the organization as a core collaboration and communication platform.