When was the last time you have gone above and beyond for something you truly enjoyed doing? Not many projects that come your way probably grab your entire attention and make you put in the extra work to exceed expectations and meet the set targets. And what do dedication, commitment as well as tenacity deserve? Exactly, recognition and a true celebration!
Presented by we.CONECT, the prestigious Intra.NET Award exclusively recognizes, celebrates and honors exceptional projects in the following categories:
Intranet Integration, Strategy & Digital Workplace Management
User Experience Design & Content Management
Award key dates
The announcement of nominees: March 2020
Award ceremony: April, 2020
Official Award Ceremony 2020 We are inviting all intranet professionals, web, social media and communication minds to apply their intranet concepts for a unique chance to showcase their outstanding achievements. Based on all entries, the jury will select 3 finalists in each category, who will get the exclusive chance to present their project during the official award ceremony and networking dinner in Boston. All winners will not only receive a certificate and a trophy but we.CONECT will also donate € 1,000 to a charity on their behalf.
Our Intra.NET Boston Award Jury 2020 We’re grateful to have our esteemed advocates and jury members on board. They are the judges when it comes to evaluating all projects and making the final decision as to who will be the proud nominees and finalists. To find out more information about them, their backgrounds and motivation, please visit our intranet experts site.
Winner of the Intra.NET award 2018 in the category ‘Intranet Integration, Strategy & Digital Workplace Management’ was Marriott International with their project ‘Marriott International’s Intranet Innovation Journey’. They completely modernized their intranet user experience, adopted a profile driven content model and enabled mobile-friendly capabilities. The 2nd place went to CityMD and their project ‘CityMD Employee Intranet’ and the 3rd place was awarded to Norton Rose Fulbright and their Client Innovation Portal.
Winner in the category ‘User Experience Design & Content Management’ was Tyson with their “One Intranet” Project. They successfully demonstrated how one innovative intranet solution transformed a large enterprise in just 8 weeks while cutting the costs by 70 percent. The 2nd place went to Michael Hill Jewelers and their project ‘HO Documents’ and the 3rd place was awarded to The Brookings Institution and their project ‘Inside.Brookings – Intranet Digital Transformation’.
Additionally a third category was created – ‘Special Jury award’ which was set-up for projects that achieved outstanding results across all entries and therefore deserved special recognition. The special category was won by LDS Church and their project ‘The workforce intranet ecosystem’. They flipped a stale, outdated, and rigid intranet approach on its head and turned it into an engaging, personal, flexible intranet ecosystem. The 2nd place was won by RBC Royal Bank with their project ‘RBC Connect – Connect Your Work campaign’.
Intra.NET Award Winner Boston 2017
Winner of the Intra.NET award 2017 in the category ‘Intranet Integration, Strategy & Digital Workplace Management’ as well as in the category ‘User Experience Design & Content Management’ was UPMC with their project ‘UPMC’s Intranet – From Wild West to No Mess’. UPMC’s Internal Communications team was challenged to create a platform that provided their staff with all necessary tools while also keeping them up-to-date at all times. They focused on improving the staff experience, gave them better access to their work tools and built a platform that Internal Communications could continue to support and evolve for years to come.
The 2nd place of the Intra.NET award 2017 in the category ‘Intranet Integration, Strategy & Digital Workplace Management’ went to EY with their project ‘Knowledge Transformation’ and the 3rd place to Edward Jones with their project ‘eSignature Call Prevention’.
The 2nd place of the Intra.NET award 2017 in the category ‘User Experience Design & Content Management’ was awarded to Mercer with their project ‘Reimagining Mercer Link’ and the 3rd place went to White & Case with their project ‘ReConnect Intranet Project’.
Supporting a good cause is at the very heart of our ambitions. Throughout the years we have carefully researched and selected charities that are close to our heart and deserve special recognition.
Charity Partner 2019
Since 1991, Boston Cares has been Greater Boston’s leader for flexible, team-oriented volunteering for individuals looking to get involved on their own time. Currently. Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England, an Innovation Hub within the national HandsOn Network, and an award-winning leader in the volunteer engagement sector. Filling more than 25,000 volunteer spots annually in support of more than 180 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies, Boston Cares offers a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it simple for you to volunteer no matter how busy your schedule. Volunteers of Boston Cares transform communities through service and civic engagement. Their signature Calendar Program engages individual volunteers to make an impact in the areas where they are most passionate. Each of the nearly 4,000 volunteers serves alongside at least 2 other Boston Cares members at over 200 monthly projects that equip adults to beat poverty, ensure young people succeed, and more. The new Corps initiative prepares volunteers to become more effective tutors for adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, adult basic technology training clinics, and school-age students. Their Youth and Family Program engages families and young people through youth-friendly Calendar projects and national days of service. Their ServiceWorks gives volunteers the opportunity to facilitate service-learning classes for a group of young people engaged in one of several youth organizations around the Boston area.
Charity Partner 2017 and 2018
DKMS is a not for profit organization and was founded on May 28, 1991, by a private initiative and due to the blood cancer patient Mechtild Harf. With more than 7.1 million registered stem cell donors and international locations like Germany, the USA, Poland, Spain, and the UK, the DKMS family is the largest association of stem cell donor centers worldwide. At the present time, at least 18 DKMS members donate stem cells for blood cancer patients around the world each and every day.
Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer in Germany. Whether children or adults – no one is safe from this disease but with the donation of stem cells, we may be able to defeat blood cancer. For a transplant of stem cells to be successful, the patient’s and donor’s tissue characteristics need to be an almost exact match – which is a challenge, since the probability of finding a perfect match lies anywhere between 1 in 20,000 and 1 in several millions. Therefore we need to get as many people as possible registered, to increase the chances of finding a matching donor for every blood cancer patient.
In principle, anyone between 17 and 55 years of age can be registered as a potential stem cell donor. The most important thing is that you are physically fit, do not suffer from any chronic diseases, and you don’t belong to any risk groups. Your tissue characteristics are determined by just using a simple swab from the inside of your cheek or by a blood sample. After providing DKMS with your swabs or blood samples and your signed consent form, you can be a part of the DKMS family – and get the opportunity to give a blood cancer patient a second chance at life. Individuals as well as entire families, companies, associations, and many celebrities have joined us in serving a good cause – with more and more signing up each and every day.
Terms and Conditions
All details must be submitted in English.
Your award application must refer to an intranet project in your company.
Only projects that have been implemented or are already in an implementation phase are being considered.
The project implementation of the project must not date back longer than 2 years.
A company may nominate more than one project for the award, however not in the same category.
The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category.
All nominees will be asked to prepare a 2 minute-long video showcasing their project. Style, format and content can be based on individual/corporate design.
The video will be shown live on stage at the award ceremony on April 05, 2019.
Failure to provide a video may result in disqualification
Besides being used for evaluation-purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published in further channels (website/portal/social media) by we.CONECT.
All nominees must be present at the award evening or alternatively, send a representative
By submitting the application, you agree to the terms & conditions of we.CONECT.
We reserve the right to publish your project under your name and company name respectively. It is therefore advisable to ensure that all submissions are fully approved by your organization before applying
Solution providers and consultants are not allowed to enter the award. However, they may apply with one of their customer’s projects.
Decisions of the jury are final and may not be disputed. The jury will adhere to our award guidelines.
No applications for the Intra.NET Boston Award 2018 will be considered after the deadline of February 28, 2019.