The Luxembourg Digital Workplace Community launched last 15 May, at Microsoft’s offices in Luxembourg. This pioneering initiative was driven by Amplexor and ValueIntranet, with partner support from Microsoft, with the aim of getting all internal communications professionals, intranet managers and digital workplace enthusiasts to discuss the latest trends and best practices around employee experience.
For the kick-off meeting of the Community, more than 30 business professionals attended, representing some of the largest companies in the country as well as international organizations with local headquarters. The day’s agenda was ambitious: to cover the intranet and digital workplace trends in 2019 and beyond, explore employee engagement platforms as well as host the keynote presentation of the Digital Workplace Skills Framework developed by digital workplace consultant and researcher Elizabeth Marsh.
Kevin De Wilde, Customer Experience Manager at Amplexor and one of the co-organizers, was enthusiastic about the success of the launch: “Digitization was once considered as something very special; today, it is the new normal. We want Luxembourg to be seen among the world-leading in terms of digital technologies and modern collaboration models, and we feel that if we do this well, we have a point of difference.”
After the welcome breakfast and introductions, Carl Vanden Eynde, Senior Partner Development Manager at Microsoft, was the first guest speaker to open the stage. With a journey through the evolution from a process-centric to data-centric economy, Carl started exploring how organizations are transforming the way they operate to adapt. With remote workforces, multi-disciplinary and multi-generational teamwork, companies are turning to complete, intelligent digital workplace solutions, like Office 365, to empower their employees to be creative and to work together securely.