Living in the Clouds: moving a business to Office 365

Digital Employee Experience 2019 • Sydney, Australia


Delia Cato

Digital Workplace Manager at Foodstuffs North Island

Talk summary

Foodstuffs North Island had problems typical of many large businesses; an old fashioned culture with inefficient ways to collaborate and communicate, and so much clutter it was close to impossible for anyone to find anything. Foodstuffs explored the problem and many possible solutions including Microsoft Teams, 1Place, Workplace and GSuite. As Office365 was already in use extensively, a business unit and team site approach was chosen, using SharePoint hub sites and Yammer (the plan is to overlay MSTeams in the future if it makes sense).

With no dedicated budget and a ‘done by Christmas’ timeline, Foodstuffs set about creating a tailored template, and rolled it out business unit by business unit, team by team. Change management and training were crucial, with representative roles within each business unit bolstering the core team of three and making a world of difference in winning hearts and minds. Individuals and teams migrated their own content, meaning only what was useful was retained.

About this talk




On September 18th, 2019


Digital Employee Experience 2019 (go to website)


Sydney, Australia

Audience size

In front of 50 people