Jane McConnell is an intranet and portal strategy specialist. She founded NetStrategy/JMC in 2001 and works primarily with companies and organisations with complex intranets and challenges. McConnell's expertise is the following areas: positioning and strategy roadmaps for intranets and portals, governance and intranet management issues, customisation strategies as well as how social media concepts applied internally can bring value to organisations. More information about services and references can be found on http://www.netjmc.com. McConnell initiated the Annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey in 2006, and publishes the annual results each October in the Global Intranet Trends Report. In 2008, 226 organisations around the world participated. She writes the column "International Intranets" for the magazine "Intranets: Enterprise Strategies and Solutions" (Information Today). She is co-author of "L'avantage internet pour l'entreprise", the first marketing and communication-based internet business book for senior executives in France (Dunod,1996), and contributing author to "L'intranet dans tous ses etats" – (IQ Collectif, 2004). She publishes regularly on the blog "Globally Local & Locally Global". She can be found at netjmc on Twitter and started up the Twitter group "Intranetwatch" in 2008. Based in the south of France, McConnell has a working base in Paris and travels to client locations primarily in Europe and North America. "It was good to hear that independent research confirms the direction we're taking with our intranet and some of the processes we've already put in place."