Keynote Speakers


Bonnie Cheuk is a strategic, hands-on, business & results-driven executive with strong digital transformation, web/digital channel management, information & knowledge management, collaboration, social media and Enterprise 2.0 expertise. Originally from Hong Kong, she has 20+ years of international work experience with multinational corporations in HK, Singapore, USA, UK and Europe.

Her expertise lies in blending her deep understanding of information/knowledge management, change management, communication/facilitation principles and practices with her knowledge of the latest technologies to deliver business solutions and drive change. She has led the successful roll out of social collaboration and knowledge sharing programmes for Euroclear, Citigroup and ERM.

Bonnie is partnering with the business and technology leaders to shape the future Digital Workplace experience for employees, and refreshing the web, social media, digital strategy to improve client experience for a global financial services company.
Bonnie’s doctorate research focussed on understanding the information seeking and use behaviour in the workplace context. Since then, she has developed strong interest in bringing information literacy to life in the workplace context. Bonnie publishes papers, gives lectures at universities and speaks regularly at international conferences. Bonnie is the author of “Social Strategies in Action: Driving Business Transformation” published by Ark Group in 2013.

Andrew Whitworth is the Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy at the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of two books on digital and information literacy: Information Obesity (2009) and Radical Information Literacy (2014), and one of the authors of the 2012 Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy. His research is particularly focused on the collective decision-making processes that shape digital and information literacy in workplaces.

The title of the communication: Lessons from the Borg Cube: Information Literacy and the Construction/Deconstruction of the Work-Place.

Invited speakers

Jean-Philippe Accart

Jean-Philippe Accart. He is the Director of the Library and Archives of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), ranked the first hospitality school in the world, welcoming 2700 students from 106 nationalities. Information Literacy is a key point at EHL facing the needs of young and new digital users. Teacher, lecturer and author of 14 books, the last one published in 2016 “La médiation à l’heure du numérique” (Editions du Cercle de la Librairie, Paris) focuses on the relevance of IL during studies and in the workplace. Find him on http://www.jpaccart.ch

sgStéphane Goldstein. Since early 2016, he has been Executive Director of InformAll which, through research, analysis and facilitation, promotes the relevance, importance and benefits of information literacy in the library world and beyond. He is the author of reports, articles and other material on the relevance and applicability of IL to a range of settings, particularly in the context of the workplace. He is a strong advocate for IL, and as such, brokers relationships between information professionals and other stakeholders, and facilitates joint projects. He previously spent 10 years at the Research Information Network (RIN), where he led on information literacy activities; there, he was also responsible for project management and policy formulation in the broad area of information as a input and output of the research process. He previously worked in a range of science and research policy roles at the Medical Research Council and Research Councils UK.