I love talking about the work that I do. I’m occasional commentator on TV and radio, as well as to technology and financial services industry podcasts.

An experienced public speaker, I’ve keynoted at conferences and events in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. Mostly (but not always) about the digital workplace and social technologies. I was named the top future of work event speaker in Onalytica’s 2022 influencer report.

I’m also the host of Fujitsu Global’s Dear Director podcast series on the future of work.

If you are looking for someone to come and speak at your conference or event, to moderate a panel, or present your podcast, please get in touch.

If you’re coming to any of these events, do connect with me on social, or say hello if you see me.

I’m based in Amsterdam and London, but as you can see here I’m pretty mobile.


The Great Resignation and Tech’s Talent Drought: Reimagining How and Why We Work
World Summit AI, Amsterdam, 12-13 October 2022 


Redefining social responsibility (moderator)
Fujitsu HR webinar series, online, 28 June 2022 (available on demand)

A human-centred future of work
Camp Digital, Manchester, 23 June 2022

Social communication in a hybrid world of work (keynote)
Social Now, Lisbon, 19-20 May 2022

Embracing the future of hybrid working (moderator)
Fujitsu HR webinar series, online, 18 May 2022 (available on demand)

Transforming the frontline (moderator)
Fujitsu HR webinar series, online, 5 May 2022 (available on demand)

Conference wrap-up (moderator)
IntraTeam Event, online, 10 March 2022

Connecting the frontline (moderator)
Fujitsu HR webinar series, online, 10 March 2022

Leader series (live webcast)
What Comes Next, online, 1 March 2022

Navigating predictions for the hybrid workforce (moderator)
Fujitsu tech webinar series, online, 22 February (EMEA) and 24 February (Oceania) 2022

The Hybrid Challenge: Collaboration Across the Digital Divide
Digital Workplace Experience, online, 2-3 February 2022

The future of work for frontline workers (moderator)
Gartner ReimagineHR Conference, Online, 16-17 September 2021

What does the future of work mean for you… and your intranet?
Interact Live, Online, 20 July 2021

Work and wellbeing (panel moderator)
Cisco Advochat, LinkedIn Live, 18 May 2021

Post-pandemic communications
Public Relations Oxford, online, 25 May 2021

Better Work (panel moderator/presenter)
Forward Democracy Forum, online panel , 8 April 2021 (watch the video here)

Disruption and Differentiation
Fujitsu Global, podcast, 12 March 2021 (listen here)

The road to remote first
IntraTeam Event, online conference, 8 March 2021

The future of work: will tech or experience lead?
CIPR London, webinar, 19 January 2021

Going truly remote
Welsh Government, webinar, January 2021

Bringing the Team Together: Collaboration Strategies for Remote and Hybrid Workforces
CMSWire, webinar, November 2020

Dealing with online trolls
CommsHero, online, 29 September 2020

The new normal: plotting the course from crisis mode to a distributed future of work
Digital Work Disruption, online, 26 August 2020

Will 2020 be the life or death of banking innovation?
Seamless Southern Africa, online, 14 August 2020

Ducks on wheels: the new abnormal of work
WB40, podcast, 29 June 2020

The future of work in the wake of Covid-19
CIPR, online, 16 June 2020

The intranet in a changing world of work (keynote)
Value Intranet, Brussels online, 28 May 2020

Digital Workplace Predictions
CMSWire Webinar, online, 22 January 2020

The future of work is already here… it’s just not evenly distributed yet (keynote)
Boye Conference, Aarhus, 4-7 November 2019

Swiss Army Knives: the changing world of collaboration at work
WB40, podcast, 28 October 2019

Sharon O'Dea at boye19 conference, Aarhus

Speaking at the Boye Digital Leadership Conference in Aarhus, 2019

Spotting signals from the future of work
Boye & Co Future Workplace peer group, Amsterdam, 11 September 2019

Should you build or buy?
Intranet Now, London, 7 June 2019

The future of work is already here… it’s just not evenly distributed yet (keynote)
The Modern Workplace (conference track facilitator)
Boye Conference, New York, 7-9 May 2019

Driving the future of work
London Tech Week, Webinar, 4 April 2019 (available on demand)

FinTech Communication – how to build a sustainable brand and get your head above the parapet (panellist)
CIPR International, London, 25 March 2019

Shaping Tech’s Future Workforce (panellist)
Yolt Unthink Tank, London, 5 March 2019UT12-Posterv3

Agile intranet strategy (workshop) and the digital workplace in the future of work (presentation)
IntraTeam Event, Copenhagen, 26-28 February 2019

The Digital Workplace in FinTech and Financial Services
DW24 Live, online, 27 February 2019

Workplace 2035 (track chair)
FinTechTalents, London, 30-31 October 2018

The Modern Workplace (conference track facilitator)
J Boye, Aarhus, 6-8 November 2018

AI and the intelligent workplace: what you need to know
IntraTeam Event, Stockholm, 4 October 2018

What impact will AI have on communications – and communicators? (panel moderator)
IABC Fusion, Melbourne, 10-11 September 2018

The Future of the Digital Workplace (panellist)
Post*Shift, London, 5 July 2018

How can CVCs more effectively support start-ups? (facilitator)
Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, London, 22-23 May 2018

Employee Experience Thinking For The Digital Workplace
Smile Expo, London, 21 May 2018

Chatbots and AI in the Enterprise
Intra.NET Reloaded, Berlin, 18-20 April 2018

Is Culture A Problem In Banking?
Rebank: Banking The Future Podcast, 17 April 2018

Employee Digital Experience Trends
SocialChorus breakfast event, London, 12 April 2018

Financial Wellness (Panel Moderator)
Innovate Finance Global Summit, London, 19-20 March 2018

Chatbots (Breakout Session Facilitator)
IntraTeam Event, Copenhagen, 27 February-1 March 2018

FinTechInsiders guest panellist
Podcast, 11 December and 30 October 2017, 13 August 2018

Taking Conversational Design to the Next Level
J Boye, Aarhus, Denmark, 7-8 November 2017

Relax or rule? Is governance dead? (panellist)
SMILE, London, 20 November 2017 (read about this session or watch the video)

Employee experience and engagement: triggers and enablers
Enterprise Digital Summit, London, 15-16 November 2017

Taking conversational interfaces to the next level
J Boye 17, Aarhus, Denmark, 7-9 November 2017

Content auditing best practices
Poppulo Communicators Forum, Amsterdam, 19 October 2017

Chatbots for the enterprise
SMILEexpo, London, May 23 2017 (read a review of this session)


IntraTeam 2017

Introducing mobile technologies inside the enterprise
IOIC Live, Bristol, May 11 2017

Chatbots 101: an introduction to conversational interfaces for the enterprise
Sessions at IntraTeam Event, Copenhagen, 28 February-2 March 2017. I also presented a session on using enterprise social networks to deliver an innovation culture

Meeting millennial expectations for the future of work
Keynote at Future of Work Conference, London, 23 November 2016

Utility and adoption of enterprise social networks
Keynote at Intranet Dagarna, Stockholm, Sweden, 15-16 November 2016

Managing risk on enterprise social networks
Keynote at Intranatverk, Stockholm, Sweden, 20 October 2016


Intranatverk 2016

The Future of Fintech is… boring
Pecha Kucha talk at ustwotalkies: Fintech, London, May 2016

How can  brands adapt existing social media strategies to exploit new opportunities?
Panellist at Kantar Media Exchange/CorpComms Magazine event, London, March 2016

Please Collaborate Responsibly!
Keynote session on risk management on enterprise social collaboration platformsEnterprise Tech Fest, Melbourne, Australia, February 2016
(I also presented one further session, on employee experience for millennials, and was on the closing panel)

Social media in financial services
Guest on the CIPR C-Suite Podcast, December 2015 (available on iTunes and Soundcloud)

How utility drives adoption of enterprise social networks
Presentation at Corporate Communications in Finance Conference, London, UK, September 2015 (presentation available on Slideshare)

Bridging the gaps: how utility drives adoption of enterprise social networks
Lecture at the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore, June 2015 (see my presentation on Slideshare)


IntraTeam Event 2012

Intranet features you need right now
Short presentation at Intranet Now, London, September 2014 (on Slideshare)

The future’s beautiful: why design matters on intranets
Presentation at
Interaction Intranet Conference, London, October 2013

Why Keep Calm Must Stop
Lightning talk at 300 Seconds at the Guardian, London, September 2013 (video available on YouTube)

Mobility and Connectedness: how intranets support mobile working
Keynote talk at
Intranatverk, Gothenburg, 22 May 2013 (video available on Vimeo)

An introduction to 300 Seconds
Presentation at  OpenTech, London, 18 May 2013

Using social media to gain business advantage
Keynote for the
Brunei Economic Development Board, Brunei, 11-12 April 2013 (read about this in the media)

Lecture at Brunei Darussalam University, Brunei, April 2013 (read the news story)

Intranets and mobility
Conference session at
J Boye, Aarhus, November 2012

10 tips for improving intranet search
Ignite talk at 
Interaction 2012, London, October 2012

Making intranets mobile
Presenter and workshop facilitator at
Advanced Intranets and Portals, Amsterdam, June 2012

The mobile intranet roadmap
Presenter at J Boye Benelux public sector event, Amsterdam, March 2012

Making the intranet mobile at the UK Parliament
Presentation at
IntraTeam 2012, Copenhagen, February 2012

Session faciliation and live blogging, UKGovCamp 2012, London, January 2012

Developing a mobile intranet for Parliament
Presentation at 
Interaction 2011, London, October 2011 (speaker)

Going mobile: the enterprise mobility roadmap
Workshop presentation at the J Boye, Austria/Switzerland Community of Practice, Bern, August 2011

Social media in a political context
Workshop facilitator for Harrow Council, July 2011

Guest host for the IBF24 livecast, May 2011

Merging intranets from multiple organisations
Presentation at the IBF Member Meeting, London, January 2011

IBF Live
Presentation on the monthly IBF Live webcast, June 2010

Parliament’s intranet: before and after
Presenter at Intranetters , May 2010

Social media in local government
Panellist on the LocalGov.co.uk webcast, October 2009, Social Media Webcast