Poppulo Customer Summit

September 12th 2017, Chicago
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The Event

Bring IC to the heart of your organization

Thought leaders that make you really think, speakers you want to listen to and not forget, and a wonderful opportunity to network and learn - it’s the Poppulo Customer Summit 2017, it’s coming to Chicago and it’s not to be missed.

Customer Experiences:

This is a summit focused on internal communicators learning best practice takeaways, that are practical and can be applied immediately. You will also gain valuable insights into how to place IC at the heart of your organization.


The summit will be an unmissable opportunity to network with our customers, leading industry colleagues, learn from personal experiences and take part in thought-provoking strategy workshops.

Want to join us in Chicago on September 12th 2017?

This one-day event is free to customers.

Email conference@poppulo.com with any enquiries.


Andrew O’Shaughnessy

CEO, Poppulo

Andrew is an innovator with a passionate belief in the power of communications to transform how people work.


David Grossman

CEO, The Grossman Group, Keynote

Founder and CEO of The Grossman Group, award-winning communications consultant specializing in internal communications and strategic leadership development.

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Lesley Everett

Author, International Speaker
& Executive Brand Coach

Corporate brand specialist, highly-regarded author, international speaker and executive brand coach. 

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Rob Biesenbach

Corporate Communications Consultant and Business Writer

Consultant, trainer and author who helps organizations and individuals break through clutter to engage employees, customers and other audiences.



Mossy O’Mahony

VP of Product, Poppulo

Mossy is Poppulo’s chief product strategist and manages the company’s product roadmap.



Ethan McCarty

Global Head of Employee Communications, Bloomberg LP

Ethan leads a team of Employee and Communications professionals who activate, inform and enable Bloomberg’s employees worldwide.

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Lindsay Jones

Director, Internal Communications at HealthSouth Corporation

Lindsay develops, oversees and implements the internal communication plan at HealthSouth.

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Glen Turpin

Vice President, Digital Communications at First Data

Glen leads the digital communications function for First Data worldwide.

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Stephanie Dorn

Director, Global Internal Communications at CGI

Stephanie's team engage, inform and equip 68,000 employees with tools to help drive strategies and goals at CGI.


Richard Gera

GSK Digital Communications Channels & Services Director
Richard is a digital communications professional with 20+ years experience in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Alyssa Hagan

HealthSouth Communications

Through creative content and governance, Alyssa manages HealthSouth’s employee mobile app and offers corporate partners a strategic approach to communications needs.

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Joshua Chapman

Charter Communications
Senior Manager IC Technology

Internal Communications Technology leader with 15 years of experience as a liaison between corporate business partners, content owners and technical teams focusing on strategy and implementation.


Mike Goonan

Manager, Employee & Leadership Communications at Sealed Air

Mike is an internal communications professional with 10+ years of experience in the logistics, retail and packaging sectors.



Metrics that Matter

Mossy O' Mahonny, Poppulo

An email will be sent to registrants with an overview of each workshop. The week before the summit, each registrant will be asked to choose the workshop they want to attend.


Designing Emails
Employees Love

Cathriona Carroll, Poppulo

An email will be sent to registrants with an overview of each workshop. The week before the summit, each registrant will be asked to choose the workshop they want to attend.



Using the Poppulo Events Module to Optimize Your Events

Bill Joor, Poppulo

An email will be sent to registrants with an overview of each workshop. The week before the summit, each registrant will be asked to choose the workshop they want to attend.

Why You Should Attend?

This event provides valuable tips and learnings to internal communicators at all levels. Whether you are a Communications Director, Manager or Executive, this event will deliver actionable insights for you and your team.

Discover best practice insights from industry thought leaders.

Be inspired by what other organizations are doing.

Tailor your experience by attending your choice of workshops.

Network with your peers, share stories and make lasting professional connections.

Put faces to the names of the Poppulo team.

Leave with strategic tips and actions that can make a real difference in your organization.


  • 07:30am Breakfast, Registration and Networking
    • 08:30am Summit Welcome | Andrew O’Shaughnessy, CEO Poppulo | Eric Shealy, President Poppulo US | Dave MacKenzie, Director of Sales, Poppulo; Master of Ceremonies
  • 09:00am Keynote: Innovative communication techniques and trends from a veteran road warrior | David Grossman, The Grossman Group
  • 10:00am Case Study: Moving from the theory of digital workplace to a reality that senior leaders buy into | Richard Gera, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • 10:30am Morning Break
  • 10:50am Best Practice Session: You the brand – building a brand of trust, respect and authenticity | Lesley Everett, Walking TALL Training & Consulting Inc.
  • 11:50pm Case Study: How Internal Communications at HealthSouth became a strategic advisor, by adopting a data driven approach | Lindsay Jones & Alyssa Hagan, HealthSouth
  • 12:15pm How to prove your success with Poppulo | Mossy O’Mahony, VP of Product, Poppulo
  • 12:45pm Lunch & Network
  • 01:45pm Best Practice Session: Act your way to career success – strategies for effective communication | Rob Biesenbach, Writer, Author and Keynote Speaker
  • 02:45pm Case Study: Rethinking employees and employee communications | Ethan McCarty, Bloomberg L.P.
  • 03:30pm Afternoon Break
  • 03:40pm Workshops:
  • 1: Designing emails employees love | Cathriona Carroll, Assistant Design Team Lead, Poppulo
  • 2: Metrics that matter | Mossy O'Mahony, VP of Product, Poppulo
  • 3: How to better plan, promote and manage your events | Bill Joor, Enterprise Account Executive, Poppulo
  • 04:15pm Interactive Panel Session | Mike Goonan, Sealed Air Corporation; Stephanie Dorn, CGI; Josh Chapman, Charter Communications | Moderated by Denise Cox, Senior Content & Communications Specialist, Poppulo
  • 05:00pm Case Study: Using data to map out a transformation strategy for internal communications | Glen Turpin, First Data Corporation
  • 05:30pm Summit Close | Eric Shealy, Poppulo President US
  • 05:45pm Drinks Reception | Everybody Welcome

Make sure to check back for any updates to the agenda. 


The Venue

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Upper Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois 60601, USA



More questions? Email us at conference@poppulo.com. We’re happy to help!

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How long is the summit?

This will be a 1 day event with the main sessions being held between 8:30am and 5:30pm, and an after party until 7pm.

Is there accommodation available?

You can try the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel itself or else try these nearby hotels:

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hard Rock Hotel, Hilton Inn, Palmer House a Hilton Hotel, The Whitehall Hotel, Freehand Chicago, Langham Hotel

How much does it cost?

Attendance is free to all Poppulo customers, however registration is essential to hold your space. If you are not a customer but would like to attend please email conference@poppulo.com

How do I become a speaker?

If you would like to take an active part in the day and share your knowledge as a speaker or a panelist please email us to register your interest. We’re looking for people like you to share IC stories. If you’re passionate about internal communications, and can present a unique perspective, we invite you to email conference@poppulo.com