The Igloo Blog

September 21, 2017

Digital Workplace Conference, ICE’17, Wraps Up On A High Note

By Adam Stephens

That’s a wrap for ICE ‘17 – our first digital workplace conference – and we could not be more pleased with the results. We had a highly engaged audience of corporate communications, HR, IT, internal communications, knowledge management, and digital transformation professionals who were ready to learn about the future of work, discuss digital workplace strategies, and share best practices for improving employee engagement, productivity, and cultural alignment.

Highlights of ICE ‘17
From new product announcements and partnerships to inspiring and informative presentations delivered by industry […]

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September 20, 2017

Wednesday Wrap Up from ICE ’17

By Adam Stephens

Today is the last day of #ICEbyIgloo! We are closing a conference that has been jam-packed with incredible speakers, deep learning, social interaction, and a culture all of its own that was alive with infectious energy. Which reminds me… have you seen the Igloo hat yet today? Did it survive the pub crawl last night?
Take a look at the video below for today’s wrap up. We’ll be following up with a collection of our favorite photos and videos, so don’t forget to stay tuned to the Igloo blog this […]

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Winners of the Digital Transformation Awards Announced at ICE ’17

By Adam Stephens

At the inaugural Igloo Customer Experience conference, 42 nominations were submitted for 7 category awards on Digital Workplace innovation. These awards acknowledge Igloo customers for their accomplishments in providing their organizations with a more connected and integrated workplace.

See the full list of nominees and winners below:

Best Digital Workplace – Knowledge Management
The winner of Best Digital Workplace – Knowledge Management is passionate about keeping their digital workplace a single source of truth, especially as it relates to managing client information across multiple […]

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ICE ’17: Jacob Morgan on the Employee Experience Advantage

By Adam Stephens

Jacob Morgan, futurist, best-selling author, and speaker, at ICE ’17 discusses the Employee Experience and how digital transformation is a contributing factor towards enhancing employee engagement.
Citing examples from over 252 companies Jacob Morgan talks about how the unintended consequence of employee engagement is the viewpoint that it is a perk. He proposes in this clip that rather than looking at engagement as a short term benefit but more of a core workplace experience evolution through culture, technology, and physical environment companies can truly shape and enhance their employee experience […]

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September 19, 2017

Tuesday Wrap Up: 10 Things You Missed So Far at ICE ‘17

By Adam Stephens


 
It’s been a busy day at ICE ’17 here in Nashville, Tennessee. Take a look at the highlights below to see what you missed, and stay tuned for more coverage of the conference here on the Igloo blog.

Igloo CEO and Founder Dan Latendre shared the vision for the future of digital workplace technology
The traditional intranet as we know it is dead.  The idea of a generic, static place that is all things to all people is a broken model. […]

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Igloo Launches New Developer Program with Support for Themes, Integrations, Applications, and Automation

By Adam Stephens


We’re constantly inspired by the innovation and creativity of our customers when it comes to building and customizing world-class digital workplace solutions. In order to encourage and respond to the growing need for back-end developer support, today we’re excited to unveil the new Igloo Developer Program.

Designed to enable and support customers in pursuing deeper integration, customization, branding, and automation, the program centers around the new Igloo Development Framework and Software Development Kit (SDK).
Development Framework

Integrations – a scalable solution for building integration widgets or web […]

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Igloo Announces Comprehensive Digital Workplace Playbook

By Adam Stephens

Digital transformation is a broad topic, and every organization is at a different point in their journey. As experts in this space with thousands of digital workplace communities built and actively supported, we’re compiling the ultimate guide for you to push your business forward.
Whether you’re exploring how you can get started, deep in implementation, looking for what’s next in your digital workplace, or a mature digital workplace champion looking to stay sharp and refresh your approach, the Igloo Digital Workplace Playbook will have exactly what you need.
We caught up […]

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Igloo and Microsoft Collaborate to Redefine the Future of The Digital Workplace

By Adam Stephens


2017 has been a big year for Igloo and our customers with the launch of our Digital Workplace Solutions portfolio designed to overcome some of today’s most common business challenges. But it’s not enough – we need to keep pushing forward. Not only in partnership with our customers but with our key technology partners like Microsoft.

Today at ICE ’17 we welcomed Jason Brommet from Microsoft on stage to talk about the ways Igloo and Microsoft are helping customers achieve new levels […]

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Digital Opportunity Trust

By Adam Stephens

An interview with Anne Patterson, Community Manager
Digital Opportunity Trust

Can you introduce yourself to our audience?
I am the Community Manager at DOT, a leading international social enterprise that operates youth-led economic and education programs all over the world. Our programs are delivered by college and university graduates – who we call DOT Interns – to people in their local communities. Our vision is to provide people with the necessary skills to effectively use technology so they can take advantage of educational, social, and economic opportunities around them.
Very interesting. You mentioned that […]

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September 18, 2017

ICE ’17 Monday Recap

By Adam Stephens

Check out the video below to get a quick overview of Day 1 at ICE ’17. We couldn’t be more excited – there is an amazing energy here at the conference as we kick things off. Stay tuned for a big day tomorrow.

Join the conversation using #ICEbyIgloo, and let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments below.

Luke Reimer

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ICE ’17,the definitive Digital Workplace conference of the year kicks off in Nashville

By Adam Stephens

Today marks the opening day for ICE’17 and we are excited to welcome over 200 attendees to the inaugural Igloo Customer Experience (ICE) conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This three-day event is exclusively focused on the digital transformation of the new digital workplace.

ICE’17 Agenda
We’ve created an exciting agenda with an excellent line-up of speakers including keynote addresses: Les Ottolenghi, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Caesars Entertainment, and Ranjit Sidhu, President & CEO, NCCEP, as […]

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September 9, 2017

Are You Ready for the Next Wave of Work? Get the Ultimate Guide to Digital Transformation

By Adam Stephens

Are you struggling with how to re-wire your workplace in light of a failed intranet? Or are you just beginning to think about the whole concept of the digital workplace and how it might apply to your organization? Either way, you’ve likely read and heard a lot about the benefits of digital transformation. You’ve probably also figured out that it’s a complex undertaking that doesn’t happen overnight.
 

 
If you’re overwhelmed and unsure […]

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August 29, 2017

Are You Ready for the Next Wave of Work? Get the Ultimate Guide to Digital Transformation

By Adam Stephens

Are you struggling with how to re-wire your workplace in light of a failed intranet? Or are you just beginning to think about the whole concept of the digital workplace and how it might apply to your organization? Either way, you’ve likely read and heard a lot about the benefits of digital transformation. You’ve probably also figured out that it’s a complex undertaking that doesn’t happen overnight.

If you’re overwhelmed and unsure about how or where to start, you’re not alone. Companies […]

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July 25, 2017

5 Ways to Build a Better Corporate Culture and Engage Employees

By Adam Stephens

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” as the saying goes. Employees today want to feel part of something bigger than themselves and their individual job. Millennials are motivated by more than salary – they want to ensure their needs and values are consistent with the larger workplace culture.

A recent survey found 95% of candidates believe culture trumps compensation. And organizations with a thriving culture are reaping the benefits: they attract the best talent, have the lowest turnover, and are more profitable long […]

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June 29, 2017

Why Digital Workplace Solutions Are Possible

By Adam Stephens

You may have heard that Igloo Software recently unveiled a new “Solutions as a Service” Model at the Digital Workplace Experience Conference 2017 in Chicago. At the same conference, we also launched a complete portfolio of digital workplace solutions.

These solutions certainly have generated a great deal of excitement among our customers, prospects, media, and analysts. But it’s also generating excitement right here at Igloo Software headquarters. The press releases we issued definitely let you know why we rolled out these digital workplace […]

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May 26, 2017

3 Ways Culture Drives Employee Engagement

By Adam Stephens

The following blog post was authored by Ed Keegan, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances at Achievers
Employee engagement has matured beyond the “trendy corporate buzzword” phase and is now widely acknowledged as integral to the success of any company looking to establish or maintain its place in an increasingly competitive job market. One of the most important factors in establishing and maintaining high levels of employee engagement is work culture.
Culture not only refers to the nature and quality of your company’s internal work environment; it is also the defining factor in […]

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May 11, 2017

What’s This ICE’17 Conference That I’ve Been Hearing About?

By Adam Stephens

Last week, we announced that we’ll be hosting our first annual Digital Workplace conference, ICE ’17, from Sept 18-20 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Here’s the blog post if you missed it. If you still have questions, then read on!

As you can imagine, organizing a conference like this is truly a cross functional effort involving multiple teams. But I managed to catch up with one of the executives leading charge for this event – Igloo’s VP of Marketing, […]

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May 2, 2017

Announcing ICE, the definitive Digital Workplace conference of the year: Nashville Sept 18th-20th

By Adam Stephens

I’m pleased to share that we’ll be hosting our first annual Digital Workplace conference, ICE ’17, from Sept 18-20 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The inaugural Igloo Customer Experience (ICE) conference will bring together experts and peers across all industries to share strategies and best practices for improving workplace engagement, cultural alignment, knowledge management, productivity and innovation.

It’s Time to Choose a Better Way to Work
Companies today are on a journey to re-wire their workplace – retrofitting tools, technologies, […]

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April 19, 2017

Achieving success beyond launch with a modern approach to engagement

By Adam Stephens

As we enter the era of the digital workplace, many companies are realizing the need to make the most of their existing technology investments. Over the years, tools and systems have accumulated and it’s becoming almost impossible to know the background or purpose of any one solution.

The issue is that they purchased a solution to solve a problem, but it never ended up solving the problem. For a number of reasons: the problem changed, implementation took too long, the problem became […]

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April 12, 2017

How a streamlined app experience can help sales close deals

By Adam Stephens

The evolution to a digital workplace brings with it an urgent need for companies to understand what data exists and where it’s all kept. Any efforts to do this can be complicated by the sheer amount of apps and tools that an organization has implemented to keep up with the pace of work – be it enterprise-wide, at the team level, or more increasingly, by individual employees.

Every department within an organization has their own operational systems: ERPs for financial data, CRMs […]

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