Advatera. Empowering you through knowledge sharing.

Empowering you through knowledge sharing.

Advatera knowledge sharing groups

Meet colleagues from other organizations and discuss your current challenges face-to-face. Of course, all meetings are confidential: agencies, consultants and vendors are not allowed to take part. This setting allows for a down-to-earth knowledge-sharing environment.

You access a network of digital managers from national and international organizations. A broad variety of organizations is participating such as: ABB, Airbus, Caritas, L’Oréal, Swarovski, Swiss Post, Swisscom, 

All meetings are professionally moderated by Advatera. The meetings are not sponsored by the industry. They are completely advertisement free and neutral. This environment makes open and honest knowledge-sharing possible.

  • There are at least three on-site meetings per expert group per year.
  • And we have on a regular basis online sessions where all members throughout the whole Advatera community are invited. This enables a multinational dialogue on the topics.
  • In addition there are recorded online sessions for members. New recorded sessions are added on a regular basis.
  • In addition, one specific benchmarking call for your organization is included. You specify your current challenge and we set up a call with organizations from the network that are facing the same challenge or have just solved it.
  • As member you have also access to the virtual edition of the Digital Leadership Forum.

Due to the regularity of the meetings, we can address long-term projects, for example, the development of a toolbox for informal benchmarking with other participating organizations. This helps you drive your project.

Share your current challenges and get feedback from the group. Definitely at least one of the participating organizations already faced a similar challenge.

English speaking groups:

Some of our upcoming English speaking meetings:

Click here for a list including German speaking events.

Digital Comms, Hybrid Work, Digital Workplace Geneva

English speaking
23 August 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
FIND, Geneva, Switzerland
Valérie Babize
Head of Operational Communications, Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse (MSF)
Raphaëlle Boissicat
Head of Marketing & Communications, Protectas
Isis Duran
Director of Communications, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Carolina Garcia Hernandez
Scientific Team Administrator, FIND
... and further speakers.

Topics include

  • Digital transformation of internal communications to support a shift to hybrid working at FIND
    • Following the pandemic, our organization has made the decision to adopt a hybrid working model, and a policy for this is in development. To support the shift to hybrid, we have been driving a transformation of our internal communications practices, to bring together and engage colleagues from offices and remote locations around the world. SharePoint was implemented in our organization some years ago but has historically been used as a file repository only. MS Teams was introduced during the pandemic but is primarily used for chat. We are in the process of evolving and integrating our internal communications channels, for example setting up department wiki sites on SharePoint, integrating SharePoint with MS Teams, and setting up channels within MS Teams. This is revealing a need for a significant culture shift in an organization that has traditionally relied heavily on emails and a file server.

  • Protectas Employer Branding & Internal Ambassador Programme, Raphaëlle Boissicat, Head of Marketing & Communications, Protectas
  • Digital Workplace case studies
  • Employee app vs. Teams app vs. other solutions
  • How can we strengthen employee bonding with the company, especially in the new hybrid world of work.
  • Organisation and coordination in communication – creating synergies, involving, bundling
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Social Intranet, Digital Workplace, Employee Experience and Internal Comms London

English speaking
6 September 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
QBE Europe, London, United Kingdom
Alan McKenzie
SharePoint Intranet Manager, QBE Europe
Penny Mitchell
Deputy Director, Head of Internal Communication, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Topics include:

  • QBE: Building a more interactive Intranet. Guided tour through the intranet; Intranet Apps; by Alan McKenzie, Intranet Manager at QBE
  • Embedding a purpose-led culture with employees to drive growth; by Laura Humphreys,
  • Engaging employees through times of change and uncertainty; by Penny Mitchell,
    Head of Internal Communication at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Bring your challenges: Solution-oriented open discussions.
  • And networking, of course
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Digital Marketing: Measurements via KPIs

Online Session English speaking
7 September 2022, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Massimo Marcolivio
Marketing Manager B2B, Dell Technologies
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Digital Leadership Forum 2022

Hybrid – Join online English speaking
26 September 2022, 10.00 am – 7.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
House of Engineers, Vienna, Austria
Jens Albers
Stellvertretender Pressesprecher, Bistum Essen
Adriaan Bloem
Digital expert, speaker, author, Radagio
Mareike Braun
Program Manager Digitalization, Linde Engineering
Nina Burmester
Senior Communications Channel Managerin (interne und externe Kanäle), Otto
... and further speakers.

The two-day hybrid conference focuses on digital innovation and on empowering you and your team to lead the continuous transformation of your organisation. Conference topics include digital internal and external communication including marketing & social media, leadership & transformation, future of work & digital workplace, corporate culture, employee well-being and sustainability.

Sign-up for online participation now
You can sign-up for the in-person meeting here.

Strategic leadership communication at GEA

Online Session English speaking
4 October 2022, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Daniel Seack
Vice President Internal Communications and Corporate Events, GEA Group
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Social Intranet, Digital Workplace, Employee Experience Netherlands

English speaking
18 October 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Oikocredit, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Subah Sanan
Internal Communication Business Partner, Oikocredit

Expert group for experienced internal communication managers, digital managers, employee experience experts and digital managers from Benelux

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Digital Leadership & Innovation Benelux

English speaking
8 November 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
The Kraft Heinz Company, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Berk Mumyakmaz
Sr. IT leader - Digital Supply Chain Intl, The Kraft Heinz Company

Knowledge sharing group for digital and marketing managers from Benelux.

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Social Media Switzerland

English speaking
15 November 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Syngenta, Basel, Switzerland
Paolo di Lernia
Thought Leadership Communication Manager, Syngenta
Bettina Weber
Crop Protection Communications Manager – Communications excellence and channel management, Syngenta

Knowledge sharing meeting for social media managers across Switzerland.

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Internal Comms, Digital Workplace, Hybrid Work Switzerland

English speaking
16 November 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Spital Bülach AG, Bülach, Switzerland
Thomas Langholz
Head of Communications and Marketing, Spital Bülach

There is an earlier meeting of the same group, 28th June at Holcim.

  • Informed around the clock – The employee app at Bülach Hospital, Thomas Langholz, Bülach Hospital
  • Case Study: CEO and Leadership communication
  • Further topics: Hybrid as the future for press conferences and staff meetings, and sharing experiences on tools and implementation. Democratization of software development as a current strategy of Microsoft and Google; we will discuss what this means for communication managers.
  • As well as open discussions and networking
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Digital Managers Geneva

English speaking
1 December 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
ISO, Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting for digital and marketing managers from Geneva and Lausanne and the surrounding area.

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The groups meet always at one of the participating organizations. This gives you a feeling of the daily routines and work life of your peers. Take advantage of the experience from peers in our network. We support you in shaping your digital strategy, benchmarking with other organizations or creating a governance model.

Would you like to join the network?