Over the past few years, workplaces have slowly transitioned from physical office spaces to much more flexible ‘digital workplaces,’ where employees are connected by modern collaboration tools instead of just shared work environments. According to a 2015 global workplace study* of companies that adopt digital tools:

-67 percent saw increased productivity;

-53 percent saw increased employee engagement; and

-43 percent experienced revenue growth.

For companies who have not adopted modern technologies, becoming a digital workplace can seem intimidating and scary. What are the best practices? Where does your company start? How can you stay technologically relevant without sacrificing security, efficiency and employee engagement?

Modernizing Internal Communications

Learn ‘how’ to modernize your internal communications from top industry leaders such as Cargill, Microsoft, Tennant and Mortensen Construction at the “Lunch & Learn: Modernize Internal Communications” IABC Minnesota event, sponsored and moderated by RBA. Panelists will discuss transformational technology in today’s workplace and strategies to keep your mobile workforces informed and engaged, including case studies on how technology has helped transform their workplaces as well as current workplace trends and tips for success.

Meet the Expert Panelists:

Melanie_HeadshotMelanie Hohertz is Online Communications Lead at Cargill, Inc., and owns rollout, adoption, governance and value realization for Cargill’s Yammer enterprise social collaboration and Spredfast social media management platforms. A two-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Melanie also supports online initiatives for Corporate Affairs, including the recent rollout of Cargill’s digital workspace and intranet migration.

Kathryn_HeadshotKathryn Lovik leads global communications for Tennant, a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance and significantly reduce their environmental impact. Kathryn is responsible for developing and implementing communication tools and strategies to reach Tennant’s employees, customers, partners and investors that align with the company’s cause-based culture and mission of creating a cleaner, safer, healthier world.


Kally Reinke is a human resources professional at Mortenson Construction with a passion for technology that supports corporate communications to help individuals, teams and organizations reach their full potential. Most recently, Kally played a key role on the team responsible for designing, developing and deploying Mortenson’s employee intranet.

PJ_HeadshotIn his role as a Microsoft Technology Architect, PJ Johnson helps organizations envision, design and deploy solutions that exactly meet their needs through having a deep understanding of their business goals, their industry, and trends in technology. Helping companies search through the vast array of tools and platforms to develop a business solution that will deliver results is PJ’s primary objective.

The IABC Minnesota event, sponsored by RBA, will be held on May 2, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Microsoft Technology Center, 3601 W 76th St., Edina, Minnesota, 55435. Tickets are $19 for IABC members and $39 for non-members. Lunch is included. Following the event, there will be a free tour of Microsoft’s Innovation Factory.

To buy tickets for the upcoming event, go to: IABCMN May Lunch and Learn

Questions? Contact the IABC event organizer: Cecilia Hubbart, [email protected].


*source: Avanade