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The Future of Internal Comms

Listen and learn from industry experts and Poppulo Internal Comms Advisors and network with industry peers. Gain the tools and knowledge to help you and your team elevate internal communications in your organization and prove the value of the IC function to your leadership team.

Share Experiences

The Forum gives you the opportunity to hear from leading Internal Comms practitioners sharing their experiences and giving practical best practice takeaways that can be applied by all attendees.

Peer to Peer Networking

The Poppulo Communicators Forum Berlin 2019 will be an unmissable opportunity to network with other senior leaders, share ideas and build professional relationships.


Kieran Ivers – Enterprise Communication Specialist and Advisor at Poppulo

Kieran is a senior communications specialist who works closely with large organisations to identify ways to better communicate with their employees, and understand the impact that these communications have on overall business performance

Joss Mathieson – Director of Change Oasis | past VP, Global Head of Internal Engagement at GSK

Joss Mathieson has advised leaders at the most senior levels of big international companies for over two decades. His experience spans across internal and external communications, with deep know-how in employee engagement and change, and he has led in-house communications functions at country, divisional and global level for Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline. His most recent in-house role was Global Head of Internal Engagement at GSK, helping engage 100,000 employees around the world during a period of substantial transformation, increasing employee involvement and releasing energy for change.

Lina Perdomo – Director of Internal Communications Digital Channels at Schneider Electric

An experienced internal communicator, Lina Perdomo has worked in many roles covering the full spectrum of the craft. Two years ago, she took the newly created role of Director of Digital Channels at Schneider Electric, focusing on the performance and roadmap of all digital internal communications for the +140,000 employees of the company. She leads a team of employee experience experts that translate strategic messaging into digital engagement with an obsessive focus on measurement.  Throughout her career, she has worked with senior leaders in a variety of topics ranging from communications strategy, thought leadership, employee development and change management. Lina recently celebrated her 10th year anniversary at Schneider Electric. She’s based in Munich, Germany, home of the best beer gardens and entry point to the German Alps.

Sian Cargan – International Internal Communications Director at CDK Global

CDK Global are the leading provider of software for the automotive industry, with employees in over 30 countries and customers spread across the globe. Sian joined CDK Global (then ADP) in 2014 as Internal Communications Manager. Responsible for building an international communications strategy that would engage Associates in 27 countries worldwide, Sian has established new channels, hosted global events, and worked closely with the Engagement team to launch a new survey and extend the reach of communications through a network of Champions.

Rob Shimmin – Managing Director at Shimmin Communication

Rob is a communications consultant and executive coach with close to 30 years experience building and protecting corporate brands and more latterly, personal brands as a Henley Business School qualified coach. He formed Shimmin Communications in 2004 after ten years with Ogilvy PR where he was Managing Director of Europe, Middle-East and Africa. As a coach, Rob works with senior executives to create, build and protect their personal brands. He involves psychologists, his clients’ 360 degree network and coaching skills to identify the gap between perceived and desired personal brand attributes before coaching behaviours designed to deliver a stronger personal brand.

Why Attend

Join other senior IC practitioners and learn valuable takeaways from industry experts. Build professional relationships with industry peers in Berlin.

  • 01. Discover best practice insights from industry thought leaders
  • 02. An environment for you to have open discussion and debate with peers


Poppulo Communicators Forum – Berlin 2019

December 5, 2019

8:30 am
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am
Rob Shimmin - Welcome and Introduction

9:10 am
Kieran Ivers - The Future For IC: Transitioning From Tactical Partner To Strategic Advisor


9:30 am
Joss Mathieson - Rethinking Internal Communications to Help Deliver a Winning Employee Experience

10:10 am
Lina Perdomo - Determine The Key Measurements & Metrics To Demonstrate The True Impact Of Internal Communications On Community, Culture & Company

10:40 am
Sian Cargan - Reaching The Disconnected Workforce: Mobile, Insights and Hackathons!

11:00 am
Q&A With All Guest Speakers and Audience Interaction

11:30 am
Kieran Ivers - Technology as an enabler for effective employee communications

12:00 pm
Close of event