Meet The Team
Intranetizen is a home for intranet related blog posts from four UK-based intranet practitioners.
On average, the four Intranetizens are 34, have 0.5 children, three-quarters of a clean driving licence, half a cat and live in Oxford. But they each bring their own skills and experience to the Intranetizen table.
Jon is always full of bright ideas, including the one to found Intranetizen in the first place. By day he’s Senior Manager of Digital Communications at Coca-Cola Enterprises, where he’s been managing their intranet in one form or another for the best part of a decade. With over 15 years of intranet, internet, social media and other digital communication technologies, he is a regular conference speaker and contributor to the intranet community. Based in Bristol and London, he is a recognised global expert on intranet technologies.
Jon is also on the board of two Bristol charities.
Dana likes to think she brings a global perspective to the Intranetizen team when really everyone else just laughs at her Canadian sayings; in all honesty they are only jealous because she’s the tallest one (with shoes on). After moving to the UK, Dana worked in various internal communications roles before becoming the global Intranet Project Manager at BSI (British Standards Institution). She can be found bribing her colleagues with her homemade cakes, sending emails at 2am and pulling her hair out on a daily basis as she manages the upgrade to SharePoint2010. With over 10 years of third-sector experience, including a three year post as President of a charity, Dana has established a career as a communication, project management and internal social media enthusiast.
The ying to Jon’s yang, Luke likes to bring a healthy dose of pragmatism to some of Intranetizen’s more hare-brained schemes. He puts this attention to bubble-bursting to good use as User Experience Architect for Aviva’s global collaboration and unified communications tools. Being based in Norwich hasn’t limited Luke like it would others, but that’s mostly because he is a proper virtual worker in constant contact with his team based in London, Norwich, York and the US. Luke will also be the first one to remind us that he is the only Intranetizen never to have worked in internal communications; and he’s darn proud of that.
What she may lack in height Sharon makes up for in words per minute. Currently doing all things Intranet and Internet and Standard Chartered, Sharon’s CV is as colourful as her language – including stints working as a journalist in Bolivia and as an adviser to the Iraqi Council of Representatives in Baghdad, as well as working in comms at a host of UK public sector organisations.
Sharon has a particular interest in mobile (she claims she’s never more than 20cm from an Apple device), and in her previous role as Intranet Manager at the Houses of Parliament she delivered an award-winning mobile intranet platform for MPs and Peers, as well as Parliament’s first iPad app pilot.
It goes without saying that all views are our own and do not necessarily reflect any of the companies we work for.