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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 Communications Geneva

Online Session English speaking
2 December 2021, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Carolina Garcia Hernandez
Scientific Team Administrator, FIND
Manishka Kistamah
Digital Communications Manager, Sanitation and Water for All/UNICEF
Sarah-Jane Loveday
Director of Communications, FIND
Usha Selvaraju
Internal Communications Specialist, IMD Business School
... and more speakers.

Due to the current Covid situation and the Omicron variant, the meeting will be held virtually from 1pm to 3pm CET.

Topics include:

  • WHO Web Transformation Project – When digital communications went from 200 million to over 1.4 billion visits at WHO, Christopher Strebel, Manager Digital Content eXperience Team (DCX) at WHO
  • Discussion: middle ground communication – positioning topics with stakeholders or within your community that are not the top key issues but are not unimportant either
  • Demo: Digital workplace at IMD Business School, with Unily intranet, Usha Selvaraju, Internal Communication Specialist at IMB Business School
  • Open discussions
    • How to make hybrid events successful – with example from FIND and other participating organizations – as discussion
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How leadership impacts company culture and employee wellbeing

Online Session English speaking
20 January 2022, 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Alexander Senn
Head of People & Organization, Siemens Smart Infrastructure


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Digital Communications - Interne & externe Kommunikation -Schweiz

German speaking
26 January 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Galenica, Bern, Switzerland
Patrick Fehlmann
Leiter Interne Kommunikation / Stv. Leiter Kommunikation, Galencia
Andrea Joss
Leiterin Kommunikation und Marketing, ISS Facility Services AG
  • Von der Unternehmenskommunikation zur Inhouse-Redaktion.
    ISS Schweiz setzt auf eine Content Strategie mit digitalem Fokus und hat dazu die Kommunikationsabteilung neu aufgestellt. "Wir wollen kanalspezifisch und zielgruppengerecht kommunizieren – und dank Datenanalyse besser verstehen, was unser Publikum bewegt." Wie sich das für den Marktführer im Facility Management auszahlt und was die größten Erkenntnisse nach einem Jahr sind, erläutert Andrea Joss, Leiterin Kommunikation und Marketing, im Vortrag.
  • Einblicke in die Kommunikation bei Galenica
    • Intranet & digitaler Arbeitsplatz: Einführung einer digitalen Kommunikationsplattform bei Galenica AG, Patrick Fehlmann, Leiter Interne Kommunikation / Stv. Leiter Kommunikation
    • Online Reporting, Julian Stressig, Head of External Communications
  • Diskussion aus der Gruppe eingebrachter Herausforderungen
    • Entwicklung eines integrierten Comms-Ansatzes mit strategischem Überbau & klarer Zielsetzung, intern wie extern.
    • Etablierung einer neuen Arbeitskultur – nach Corona wollen wir nicht zum vorherigen Stand zurückkehren, sondern digitale Errungenschaften beibehalten und weiter ausbauen.
    • In der internen Kommunikation führen wir zügig eine breite Palette von Office 365-Tools ein. Eines, das wir noch nicht eingeführt haben, ist Yammer, da dahinter ganz große kulturelle Herausforderungen stehen kann, auf die wir vorbereitet sein müssen. Nicht die technische Seite, sonders die Veränderung der Unternehmenskultur und Kommunikation. Macht Yammer in Kombination mit Teams und Sharepoint überhaupt noch Sinn?
  • Sowie offene Diskussionen und Netzwerken.
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Digital Comms Benelux

English speaking
10 February 2022, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Corporate Diplomat, Brussels, Belgium
Louis de Schorlemer
Communication in Mergers & Acquisitions, Entrepreneur, Board Member, Corporate Diplomat
Caroline Greene
Senior Communications Manager, European Federation of National Associations of Water Services
Britta Jarchow
Marketing Communications Manager, AGC Glass Europe
  • Using digital engagement in Mergers & Acquisitions, Louis de Schorlemmer, Corporate Diplomat
  • B2B digital comms case study: AGC Glass
    Britta Jarchow, Marketing Communications Manager, AGC Glass
    Launching a new product oriented website, representing a major change in our approach to reach out to our various target audiences; new segmented approach guiding our visitor to what they need
  • Comms Case Study
    Caroline Greene, Senior Communications Manager at European Federation of National Associations of Water Services
  • Discussing challenges of participating organizations. Mentioned challenges include:
    • Developing an integrated comms approach with a strategic framework & clear objectives, both internally and externally.
    • Establishing a new work culture – after Corona, we don’t want to return to the previous state, but to maintain and further develop digital achievements.
    • Bring your own challenge to the table!
  • Open discussions and networking

 

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Chatbots and Employee Experience Apps at Unilever

Online Session English speaking
10 February 2022, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Varun Nagalia
Global Director - HR Systems & Employee Experience Applications, Unilever

Unlocking employee productivity and experience with enterprise chatbot

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Digital Internal and External Communications / Social Intranet & Digital Workplace Switzerland

German speaking
18 May 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Spital Bülach AG, Bülach, Switzerland
Thomas Langholz
Head of Communications and Marketing, Spial Bülach
Larissa Pelloni
Communications Specialist, Hirslanden
  • Rund um die Uhr informiert – Die Mitarbeitenden-App im Spital Bülach, Thomas Langholz, Spital Bülach
  • App-Case-Study die gruppenweite Einführung der Mitarbeitenden-App «Beekeeper» bei Hirslanden, Pelloni Larissa, Hirslanden
  • Weitere Themen: Hybrid als Zukunft für Pressekonferenzen und Mitarbeiterversammlungen sowie Erfahrungsaustausch zu Tools und Umsetzung. Demokratisierung von Softwareentwicklung als aktuelle Strategie von Microsoft und Google; wir diskutieren was dies für Kommunikationsmanager bedeutet. Und wir werden diskutieren, wie Covid-19 die Themenlandschaft und Arbeit in der internen und externen Kommunikation nachhaltig verändert.
  • sowie offene Diskussionen und Netzwerken
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Digital Communications Benelux

English speaking
8 June 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Solvay, Brussels, Belgium
Séverine Degée
Chargée de communication interne, Caritas international
Anne-Sophie Noël
Corporate & Internal Communication Manager, Partena Professional
Maaike Van Hoecke
Internal Communications, Stad Brugge
  • "Corporate & Business Coms: synergies and specificities", Solvay
  • "Creation of a new internal communication channel in a context of organizational transformation and Covid-19 crisis." For any communicator, the Covid-19 crisis has led to a deep reflection on how to communicate. One of the challenges of internal communication has always been how to support and strengthen the connection between the employee to the organization (strategy & people). In my company,Partena Professional, the Covid-19 crisis will be coupled with a profound transformation of the organisation from the pyramid organisational model to collaborative governance. In a period of crisis and transformation, internal communication will have a key role to play in keeping everyone on board, giving meaning to the transformation, and maintaining the social link despite the physical distance. It is in this context that we have created a corporate radio and television station unlike any other, Anne-Sophie Noël, Partena Professional
  • "Corporate journalism as a strategy to create internal engagement and connection.", Maaike Van Hoecke, Stad Brugge
  • "Digital Happy Hours and Secret Santa and which tools we used to make them happen.", Séverine Degée, Caritas International
  • Open discussions and networking
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Corporate & Internal Comms Switzerland

English speaking
28 June 2022, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Holcim, Holderbank, Switzerland
David Steiner
Head of Corporate Communications, RUAG
  • Insights in our Website Project, Holcim
  • Digital Workplace at Holcim, Holcim
  • Two years after the introduction of the Corporate Newsroom: Tools, Learnings, David Steiner, RUAG
  • Discussion: Organisation and coordination in communication – creating synergies, involving, bundling
  • Open discussions and networking
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Digital Leadership Forum 2022

English speaking
26 September 2022, 12.00 pm – 7.00 pm (Amsterdam/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich)
Austria

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.

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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?