In Brief...

The Digital Workplace Council is comprised of senior leaders of large global organizations responsible for creating effective digital integration strategies to improve employee productivity, research and innovation.

This council is for industry leaders in Marketing, Communications, Enterprise Collaboration, Enterprise Search / Portal, Knowledge Management, Workplace Enablement, Corporate IT, Global HR Solutions, Digital Workplace, Social Business and Enterprise Learning.

Members examine the influence of emerging technology on work and learning along with sharing frameworks and approaches that build connections between employees, companies and customers. Components of change management and staff requirements for a constantly changing technology landscape are common topics.

Membership consists of diverse industries and organizations, and is by invitation only. Group size is limited to 22 firms. Vendors and consultants are not eligible. Contact member chair if interested in learning more.

Next Meeting

Date: February 25-27, 2020

Host: Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center

Location: Oakland, CA

  • Digital Workforce Strategy for Improving the Workforce Experience
  • Device Modern Management Strategy
  • Change Management in a Large Enterprise Re-platform
  • App Customization
  • Previous Meetings

    Date: October 2019

    Host: JP Morgan Chase

    Location: Jersey City, NJ

    • Enterprise Search
    • Employee Experience
    • Member Demo Deep Dive

    Date: May 2019

    Host: Toyota

    Location: Plano, TX

    • Toyota’s NA Enterprise Intranet
    • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Team
    • Employee Experience
    • Agile Transformation and the Digital Workplace

    Date: February 2019

    Host: Capital Group

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    • Applied Culture of Innovation and Agility
    • Marry the Process to the Platform
    • Digital Transformation Strategies

    Date: October 2018

    Host: Amazon

    Location: Seattle, WA

    • The Amazon Digital Workplace Landscape
    • Culture at Amazon: A History of Leadership Principles
    • Council member project updates and challenges
    • The Amazon Spheres

    Date: May 2018

    Host: Adobe

    Location: San Jose, CA

    • Digital Workspace Strategy at Adobe
    • AI & Machine Learning Applications in the Enterprise
    • Balancing Security with Employee Experience
    • Automation for Productivity

    Date: February 2018

    Host: NASA JPL

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    • NASA JPL's Digital Transformation Program
    • Digital Program Successes, Pitfalls & Lessons Learned
    • AI and Machine Learning Trends
    • Technology / Product Roadmaps

    Date: October 2017

    Host: Colgate

    Location: Piscataway, NJ

    Agenda Topics:

    • Colgate's Digital Workplace Journey
    • Change Management in Large Scale Technology Changes
    • Council Member Show and Share

    Date: May 2017

    Host: FACEBOOK

    Location: Menlo Park, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • The Digital Workplace At Facebook
    • Learning Cultures
    • Council Member Show and Share

    Date: February 2017

    Location: Coronado, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Digital Design for Challenging Conditions
    • Embracing Adversity
    • Council Member Show and Share

    Date: October 2016

    Host: Gravity Tank

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Agenda Topics:

    • Innovation in Digital Design
    • Design Thinking
    • Council Member Show and Share

    Date: May 2016

    Host: MIT Media Lab

    Location: Boston, MA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Governance Strategies for Biz Social
    • MIT Media Lab Projects Tour
    • Trends in Biz Social and Collaboration Platforms

    Date: February 2016

    Host: Wells Fargo

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Emerging Productivity Tools
    • Employee Satisfaction Surveys
    • Authentic Employee Advocacy

    Date: October 2015

    Host: 3M Innovation Center

    Location: St. Paul, MN

    Agenda Topics:

    • Innovation and Intranets
    • Digital Proficiency and Debunking Generational Myths
    • Business Drivers of Digital Work

    Date: May 2015

    Host: Microsoft

    Location: Redmond, WA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Business-Social Strategies
    • Portals and Corporate Communications
    • Digital Futures of Work, Home and Life

    Date: February 2015

    Hosts: Google and The Institute for the Future

    Location: Mountain View, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Google and the Enterprise
    • Digital Innovation
    • The Future of Work

    Date: September 2014

    Host: Herman Miller's Design Yard

    Location: Grand Rapids, MI

    Agenda Topics:

    • The Total Experience of Work
    • Intersection of Digital and Physical Workspaces
    • Designing digital and physical spaces around the Human OS

    Date: May 2014

    Host: Deloitte's 30 Rockefeller Plaza Office

    Location: New York, NY

    Agenda Topics:

    • User Experience (UX) and Adaptive Design
    • Internal/external connection of social tools and content
    • Adoption challenges in conservative corporate cultures

    Date: January 2014

    Host: Qualcomm

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Mobility Trends
    • Adoption, metrics and ROI
    • Performance enablement through Mobility

    Date: September 2013

    Host: FBI Headquarters

    Location: Washington, DC

    Agenda Topics:

    • Impact of Security and Privacy on Collaboration for Business Growth
    • Human Behaviors and Managing Risk
    • The Realities of the Digital Workplace

    Date: June 2013

    Location: IBM Watson Research Center

    Agenda Topics:

    • Social Learning
    • Cognitive Computing
    • BIG DATA and Analytics

    Date: February 2013

    Host: Wells Fargo

    Location: Charlotte, NC

    Agenda Topics:

    • Governance models that work
    • Challenges of working across functions
    • Organizational designs to support digital work - what's working and what's not

    Date: October 2012

    Host: Apple

    Location: Cupertino, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Apple's Journey into the Enterprise
    • Culture of Collaboration vs Need to Know
    • Executive Perspectives

    Date: June 2012

    Host: MIT

    Location: MIT MEDIA LAB

    Agenda Topics:

    • Media Lab and social business futures
    • Enterprise Search - is it worth the investment?
    • Yammer vs Newsgator

    Date: February 2012

    Host: Qualcomm

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Mobile Education
    • Challenges to Adoption
    • Building a Coalition of Internal Support

    Date: October 2011

    Host: Aerospace Corporation

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • E2.0 in the Air Force
    • Aerospace STARS Lab
    • Strategy for tablet computing
    • Collaboration Environment Research and Planning

    Date: June 2011

    Host: Hallmark

    Location: Kansas City, MO

    Agenda Topics:

    • Managing a Product Pipeline usng digital platforms
    • "Retail Connect" - 2.0 for customers
    • Partnering with Public Affairs, Corp Communication, IT, Creative Division

    Date: March 2011

    Host: Booz & Co.

    Location:San Francisco, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • The impact of Web and E2.0 on Openness for the Organization, Charlene Li
    • The Direction of Enterprise Social Networking, David Sacks, Yammer CEO
    • Real life experiences solving biz problems with social software

    Date: October 2010

    Host: 3M

    Location: 3M Innovation Center, St. Paul, MN

    Agenda Topics:

    • Costs, Benefits and the Dark Side of E2.0
    • Knowledge Network Mapping
    • Virtualizing the World of Innovation

    Date: June 2010

    Host: American Express

    Location: New York, NY

    Agenda Topics:

    • Enterprise 2.0: The State of an Art by Andy McAfee
    • Process to develop a portal roadmap
    • The connection between inside and outside the firewall

    Date: February 2010

    Host: Cisco

    Location: San Jose, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Impact of Collaboration and Web 2.0 on Culture
    • Video-centric collaboration
    • E2.0 technology Drivers of Innovation and Collaboration

    Date: September 2009

    Host: Qualcomm

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Agenda Topics:

    • Social Media and The Law
    • E2.0 tools for Customer Support, Call Centers
    • Can Enterprise 2.0 help avoid info glut?
    • Reputation Systems

    Date: June 2009

    Host: General Electric

    Location: GE offices, Shelton, CT

    Agenda Topics:

    • Are you an "evangelist" for 2.0 or an Honest Broker?
    • How different the E2.0 architecture is for the CIO
    • Who owns E2.0 initiatives in companies?
    • GE's Support Central

    Digital Workplace Council is part of

    The Learning Forum (TLF) Executive Council Network is a member-driven research and networking organization for F500 firms.

    With the first council formed in 1996 and later a network of councils launching in 2000, TLF has given senior executives unique and confidential peer learning connections through a high trust network.

    The councils go beyond "best practice" thinking to solve the most challenging business issues.

    Meetings are private and membership is by invitation only.