Intranet Global Forum 2011 - Speakers

List of speakers presenting at the Intranet Global Forum.

smallest igf logoThe Intranet Global Forum boasts an impressive roster of guest speakers from North America, Europe and Australia with intranet expertise spanning several areas including:

  • Intranet usability
  • Intranet design
  • Social intranets
  • SharePoint and other Content Management Systems
  • Intranet governance
  • Intranet strategy
  • And more

Rebecca Rodgers

Step Two Designs (Sydney, Australia)

Rebecca RodgersRebecca Rodgers is a senior member of the consulting team at Step Two Designs, and has worked for the last decade in the intranet space. Energetic and practical, Rebecca is an experienced workshop and conference presenter having delivered workshops in Australia and the US.

Toby Ward

CEO, Prescient Digital Media (Toronto, Canada)

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The founder and CEO of Prescient Digital Media, Toby is a senior Internet and intranet consultant with particular expertise in the area of Internet and intranet planning and communications. A specialist in web and intranet planning and measurement, Toby has led his company to many awards in recent years including an illustrious Webby Award.

Carmine Porco

VP & GM, Prescient Digital Media (Toronto, Canada)

Carm Porco (cropped)

Carmine is the Vice President and General Manager of Prescient Digital Media. Carmine has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Internet consulting, IT management, and software development. His strengths include employee self-service, content management, e-learning , customer care and Internet commerce primarily in the financial, government, health, energy and retail sectors.

Peter J. Ceplenski


Peter J CeplenskiPeter manages a multi-disciplinary user experience team tasked with managing the IBM Digital Design System and intranet and internet web properties. Peter began his career within IBM as an interaction designer and user research specialist working in a User-Centered Design consulting practice whose main mission was to support intranet solutions. He moved into the CIO's office in 2004 and began managing the intranet user experience team.  In 2011 he took on responsibility for both the intranet and internet user experience teams and together they redesigned and merged the internet and intranet design systems in support of IBM's Centennial.

Scott Liewehr

Scott Liewehr, Lead at Outsell's Gilbane Services (USA)

Scott LiewehrScott Liewehr, a Web Content Management consultant, analyst, strategist and evangelist. Currently the WCM lead at the Outsell's Gilbane Services as well as the current President of CMPros, the global association of record for practitioners and consultants in the world of Content Management.

Co-presenter: Eric C. Webb, President of Sales & Operations, Kentico Software, LLC  (USA)

Eric Webb

Co-presenter: Josh Anstey, VP Partner Engagement, Elcom Technology Inc. (USA)

Josh Anstey

Elizabeth Lupfer

Senior Manager, Employee Experience & Web Technology, Verizon (USA)

Elizabeth LupferElizabeth is the Founder and Chief Blogger of the Social Workplace (@socialworkplace). She is an influencer on how the judicious use and implementation of social technologies can strengthen company culture, enhance existing IT and HR infrastructure, reinforce company brand and messaging, and support business transformation while also creating an environment where communication, collaboration and productivity thrive. She is also Senior Manager, Employee Experience and HR Technology at Verizon Communications.

Kurt Sorensen

CEO, IntraTeam (Denmark)

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Kurt heads the largest intranet membership organization in Europe, and has offered consultancy service, held workshops and lectures on intranets, knowledge sharing and communication on the web for nearly 12 years. Kurt will be drawing from the best member intranets, case study presentations and leading organizations in Europe to showcase some of Europe’s very best intranets.

Shel Holtz

CEO, Holtz Communications + Technology (USA)

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Shel Holtz, ABC (Accredited Business Communicator), is principal of Holtz Communication + Technology. Shel has more than 30 years of organizational communications experience in both corporate and consulting environments. Shel is a five-time winner of IABC's Gold Quill award and was named IABC/Los Angeles's Communicator of the Year in 1988.

Gina Andersen

Senior Manager, Global Internal Communications, PepsiCo (USA)

Gina Anderson Pepsi

Gina Anderson is currently senior manager, Global Internal Communications for PepsiCo, which owns the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2008, she worked at NBC Universal for five years in various roles in Entertainment Publicity & Corporate Communications. Gina graduated from Boston University's College of Communications with a degree in Public Relations. She lives in New York City.

Co-presenter: Sharon McIntosh, Senior Director, Global Internal Communications, PepsiCo

Co-presenter: Bob Goldberg, Portal and Collaboration Strategy and Planning, PepsiCo