RPC wins Knowledge Management award
- RPC’s intranet praised by international experts at world’s largest intranet event
City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (RPC) has won the Best Knowledge Management Initiative or Implementation in a Professional Services Firm Award at the Knowledge Management UK 2011 Awards.
The two-day event took place on 21-22 June at De Vere Canary Wharf and was attended by Knowledge Management professionals from across the UK and overseas.
Andrew Woolfson, RPC’s Director of Knowledge Management and Capability, comments: “We were delighted to be presented with this award for our cutting edge new intranet.”
RPC’s internal business networking system, Edge, was also singled out as one of the best intranets currently in the market at the online event IBF 24 on May 17 to 18. Other participants included some of the world’s most recognisable names, including AT & T, Verizon, Aviva and IKEA.
Hosted by the Intranet Benchmarking Forum, IBF 24 was a 24-hour global interactive gathering of thousands of the world’s intranet, digital and online practitioners on May 17 and 18, 2011. Free to air thanks to sponsorship from Google, Yammer and CNBC, IBF 24 was designed as a way to innovate and interact online – enabling attendees to avoid both the financial and environmental impact of a traditional conference.
IBF 24 reached 1,300+ attendees with nearly 2,800 tweets recorded during the 24-hour programme. The event also featured 29 live tours by some of the biggest brands in the world, including Verizon, BT, Oxfam, Google and CNBC along with smaller, cutting-edge companies. IBF 24 is a global event with centres in London, Los Angeles, Sydney, New York and the Netherlands.
For more details, visit www.ibf24.com.
RPC at the top of its game
Andrew Woolfson presented a tour of RPC’s new intranet system, Edge, which was described by the organisers in their highlights of the event as one of the intranets “at the top of their game”, together with market-leaders AT&T, Verizon and APAN.
Edge is a new intranet system created specifically for RPC by social business consultancy Headshift, a DachisGroup company, designed to take the benefits of social media and apply them to a business context, while accommodating the unique demands of a legal environment.
Recognising that a law firm’s strength is in its people, Edge aims to help the firm’s lawyers - and other personnel - communicate key information and keep up-to-date on current events while maximising collaboration and knowledge sharing.
IBF founder Paul Miller, when selecting the highlights from the event, said: “Reynolds Porter Chamberlain… showed that connecting people can be everything… When the law firm RPC via Andrew Woolfson showed their connection based site it was an “AHA!” moment – trusting what works for your organisation is what matters.”
Andrew Woolfson, Director of Knowledge Management
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Nick Mattison or Louis Auty
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