Katja Jokisalo

Intranet Information Architecture 101

Building your own modern intranet site has never been this easy – in the simplest case you can just visit lookbook.microsoft.com, pick your favorite template and copy it to your tenant.

Despite the fact that there’s no more need to plan and implement your own technical solution or platform for your intranet from the scratch, there’s still one critical aspect that can’t be copy-pasted or implemented as is. In order to build a great intranet, you really need to plan and implement a proper intranet information architecture that is unique to your organization.

In this session we will dive deep into the intranet information architecture. You will learn how to plan and implement an intranet where users can find the information they need in order to thrive at their work.

Session contents in a nutshell:
• Understanding the basics – what is information architecture
• Defining purpose, roles and contents of the intranet
• Planning the physical infrastructure (hubs and sites)
• Organizing contents in topic sites, navigation and metadata
• Creating awesome and accessible pieces of information using content pages
• Improving discoverability with landing pages and additional paths
• Ways to take care of content findability
• Implementing processes to keep the content up to date


Katja Jokisalo

Microsoft MVP & MCT | Lead Architect, Modern Work | Partner at Sulava

Katja is an enthusiastic technical consultant, speaker, and trainer who helps organizations create a better working life and improve their business with Office 365. She's Microsoft MVP (Office Apps and Services) and Certified Trainer.

She started her career with SharePoint 12 years ago, and since 2012 has been bringing companies to the cloud with various Office 365 based projects - collaboration hubs, intranet or extranet sites, workspaces, enterprise social networks, document management systems and enterprise search solutions.

Katja enjoys finding ways to make things run smoother - her main goal is to make the life of an information worker more productive and fun and thus help the employees to focus on their work. She has a great technical knowledge of Teams, SharePoint and related Microsoft-based platforms and solutions. In the evenings you're most likely to find her hanging on the wall (aka bouldering) or having her nose buried in a book.

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