Synthesis Workshop :: Boston 2016

Boston Skyline

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boston Society of Architects
Boston, MA


8:00 AM Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM Susan_Strom_KA_Advance Welcome + Orientation
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture
9:00 AM Key Takeaways Working Session: Developing Your Intranet Strategy
Strategy is the art of distributing limited resources to achieve your goals. In the first half of the session, we’ll introduce the why, what, and how of Intranet Strategy, including the relationship between business goals and intranet goals. In the second half, we’ll break into small groups to discuss how to match intranet strategies and tactics to goals, sequence intranet improvements into a roadmap to implement your strategy, and overcome potential obstacles along the way.

10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Jeanine Quaglia Launching cue, our Synthesis Intranet
Jeanine Quaglia
Principal, Director of Marketing, Quinn Evans Architects
11:15 AM Christopher_Parsons_KA_Connect_2015 Synthesis Roadmap Overview & Discussion
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Key Takeaways Knowledge Share Breakouts
Attendees will gather in small groups for detailed conversations on a variety of Intranet and Knowledge Management topics. We encourage breakout attendees to not only talk about, but also show each other, relevant aspects of their firm’s Intranets. To facilitate this kind of sharing, please consider bringing a laptop or tablet through which you can access your firm’s Synthesis Intranet.
KA_Advance_PJ_Centofanti_80 Developing Community Managers
PJ Centofanti
Visual Communications Specialist, Shepley Bulfinch
Susan_Strom_KA_Advance Intranet Improvement Projects: Examples and Planning
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture
Christopher_Parsons_KA_Connect_2015 The Evolving Role of an Intranet Champion
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Key Takeaways Working Session: Introducing the Essential Content Checklist
The Essential Content Checklist is a new asset that answers the question “What enterprise content is essential?,” so you can focus your energy on making the right documents, links, and information available and findable. During this session we’ll share the Essential Content Checklist and explore applications for new and mature Synthesis Intranets.

3:45 PM Tracey O'Connor Intranet Tour: Hub @ SMMA
Tracey O’Connor
Senior Marketing Coordinator, SMMA
Ryan Farias Ryan Farias
Director of Marketing, SMMA
4:10 PM Lisa Cochran Intranet Tour: ID @ Dewberry
Lisa Cochran
Employee Engagement Specialist, Dewberry
4:30 PM Closing Thoughts + Takeaways
5:00 PM Wrap Up


Boston Society of Architects
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Boston, MA 02210
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Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.