Collaboration & innovation

With more and more work being decentralized, the question of collaboration and innovation is becoming an increasingly pressing one. We often find ourselves in situations, where effective collaboration will actually require some form of innovation. This form of innovation happens in the intersection of social interaction, leadership and new digital possibilities.

The collaboration and innovation conference track brings together all these aspects and focuses on how you can move away from simply organizing a task - and on to finding a way for all members of the team to effectively contribute to achieving your goals. Pointing participants in the direction of both routines and methods of innovation that could make it possible.

Thursday, May 9

8.00 am – 9.00 am

Breakfast & Registration

The conversation starts at breakfast. Have one or several cups of coffee and get a great start to the rest of the day.  

9.00 am – 9.15 am

Conference opening by Janus Boye 

9.15 am – 10.00 am

The future of work is already here - it's just not evenly distributed yet.

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Sharon O’Dea (UK)
Experienced digital strategist

10.00 am – 10.30 am

Coffee, tea & networking 

10.30 am – 12.00 am

Showing how digital transformation can capture those time thieves

98% of businesses have been pursuing digital transformation, but according to a recent Gartner podcast only 1/4 top 500 CEO reports that they have succeeded. So what’s holding us back?

After stabilizing the Office 365 implementation a year ago I started to focus more on driving adoption. It quickly became apparent that with more than 20 plus apps on the platform, information and technology options overload was leading to stated and unstated employee resistance. I had to step back, rethink and invest some time in finding solutions to address this resistance.

Switching the conversation from the technology in O365, to conversations around purpose, how the tech can help employees "capture their time thieves" has been transformative. Digitally overwhelmed employees begins to open to a message on how they can save time by automating and doing their jobs more efficiently. The key is the "trade-offs" where time efficiencies can be reallocated for professional development, learn new tech, innovate, or participate in stretch opportunities.

Digital is a tool not a purpose. When employees can start dreaming about what they would do with the time saved, adoption and engagement grows.

Lil Sawyer (CA)
Office 365 and SharePoint Solutions Manager at Grand & Toy

12.00 am – 1.00 pm


1.00 pm - 1.45 pm 

We don't talk anymore. Turning silent digital workplaces into buzzing teams

Despite most companies acknowledging the need for collaboration, it is still easily stifled in today's workplaces.

Standard process and practices do their best to prevent conversations, independent ideas and creativity.

So how do we start and maintain collaboration that actually meet business goals?

Andrew Pope (UK)
Partner, Innovation and Collaboration Consultant at Innosis

 1.45 pm - 2.00 pm

Coffee, tea & networking

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm 

300 Seconds

300 seconds is a series of lightning talks by and for the digital community. These talks are about gaining insights from professionals we wouldn't otherwise hear from.

Learn about 300 Seconds


Sharon O’Dea (UK)
Experienced digital strategist

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm 

Coffee, tea & networking


3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Triage your way to the right collaborative path: Lessons from museum management

Museums have historically shied away from taking on complex societal issues through their collections or through their programming often choosing the safer, more accessible path.

In his talk Adam Rozan will explore how we should all be preparing for global challenges by embracing the lessons of triage.

Adam Rozan (US)
Director of Programs and Audience Development at Smithsonian National Museum of American History

 4.30 pm - 4.45 pm

Coffee, tea & networking

4.45 pm – 5.30 pm

Town Hall Debate 


 6.30 pm - 11.00 pm

Farewell dinner