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The future of Internal Communications

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.

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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.


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


Joss Mathieson

Joss Mathieson

Communications Consultant and past VP, Global Head of Internal Communications, GSK

An engagement and change expert who has worked at the most senior levels in international companies, Joss helps leaders to listen and engage more effectively in order to successfully navigate an increasingly dynamic and challenging world. As the past VP, Global Head of Internal Communications, Joss led the global internal communications for GSK, driving engagement of more than 100,000 employees around the world.

Olga Klimanovich

Olga Klimanovich

Internal Communications Director, VEON

Olga is a change, communications and engagement consultant and an executive coach.  She has studied, worked and lived in a number of geographical and cultural contexts. In her corporate years Olga worked as Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs and Head of HR and Talent, having served on a number of top teams.  She has a reputation for developing high performing teams and creating a fun and exciting work environment.

Nazia Nathu

Nazia Nathu

Internal Communications Manager, BDO

Nazia joined BDO LLP as their Internal Communications Manager in September 2017. Responsible for supporting the international communications strategy and people plan for over 5,000 employees, Nazia uses her extensive knowledge and understanding of the business and its people to create the right approach using the best channels to deliver messages across the firm. This includes establishing new channels of communication such as Poppulo and working closely with the supporting functions to ensure that the focus is on how to get colleagues to engage with key information in a creative way at the right time.

Sarah Pellegrini

Sarah Pellegrini

Group Head of Internal Communications, Brambles

Sian Cargan

Sian Cargan

International Internal Communications Director, CDK Global

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.

Mike Pounsford

Mike Pounsford

Founder of Couravel and past President of the IABC

Mike’s international clients include GSK, BAE Systems, Pfizer, Syngenta, TUI Travel plc, Thales, Vodafone and others. He founded Couravel in 2001 to work with clients to clarify and communicate purpose, vision and strategy, to design and deliver engagement programmes, and to develop the communication capabilities of leaders and managers. He works with private, public and third sector organisations.

Andrew McNeile

Andrew McNeile

VP of EMEA and APAC, Poppulo

Andrew is an experienced business leader with over 30 years experience in the technology space. Andrew has helped to pioneer cutting edge, innovative solutions over the course of his career.

Eoin Cotter

Eoin Cotter

Internal Communication & Employee Engagement Advisor, Poppulo

How to leverage technology to elevate the IC function. With a continuing recognition of the universal desire for IC to be treated as a strategic advisor within companies, Eoin will introduce some practical stories of how other companies have been able to leverage technology and data to elevate themselves and the IC function.

Why Attend

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  • 01. Discover best practice insights from industry thought leaders.
  • 02. Be inspired by what other organizations are doing.
  • 03. Use the opportunity throughout the morning to put the theory into practice.
  • 04. Network with your peers, share stories and make lasting professional connections.
  • 05. Learn from the market-leading IC software and services organization.
  • 06. Leave with strategic tips and actions that can make a real difference in your organization


Poppulo Communicators Forum London 2019

March 15, 2019

8:30 am
Registration & Buffet Breakfast

9:00 am
MC Introduction

Andrew McNeile, VP of EMEA & APAC, Poppulo

9:10 am
Poppulo Welcome

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Founder & CEO, Poppulo

9:20 am
De-coding 'Best Practice' Employee Communications: How IC Can Drive Alignment & Engagement

Eoin Cotter, Internal Communication & Employee Engagement Advisor, Poppulo

9:40 am
Telefonica and Poppulo Best Practice Case Study

Yamil Salinas, Global Internal Communications Manager, Telefonica

10:10 am
Taming The Email Monster...And Other IC Stories

Joss Mathieson, Communications Consultant and past VP, Global Head of Internal Communications, GSK

10:40 am
Coffee & Networking Break

11:00 am
9 Tips For Not Getting Lost When Planning It Big

Olga Klimanovich, Internal Communications Director, at VEON

11:30 am
The Oscars Approach: How IC Leaders Can Apply An Academy Award Winning Technique To Content Strategy

Russ Norton, IC Consulting Manager, Scarlett Abbott

11:50 am
Panel Discussion: Driving Employee Engagement; Digital Trends for 2019; The Future of IC

Olga Klimanovich, Internal Communications Director, at VEON;

Sarah Pellegrini, Group Head of Communications, Brambles;

Joss Mathieson, past Internal Communications Director, GSK


12:30 pm
Networking Lunch

1:15 pm
Interactive Session 1: Designing and Leading Conversations for Change

Mike Pounsford, past President of the IABC and Founder of Couravel

2:15 pm
Interactive Session 2: The CDK and Poppulo Mobile App Journey

Sian Cargan, International Internal Communications Director at CDK

3:00 pm
Pop(pulo) Culture: Emails, Engagement, Evaluation

Nazia Nathu, Internal Communications Manager, BDO

3:30 pm
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