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: May 15-17, 2018

Host: Adobe

Location: San Jose, CA

Previous Meetings

Date: February 2018


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


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


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.