1 Day of Workshops for Internal Communication in the Digital Workplace
shape your digital workplace
1 Day of Workshops for Internal Communication in the Digital Workplace
shape your digital workplace
Smile Seminar
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Smile Audience
smileexpo 2019
smileexpo is your opportunity to get up close to the subjects that matter the most to you.

Our one-hour workshops feature the leading thinkers and practitioners who are pushing the role of internal communications in the exciting new opportunities of the digital workplace.

We feature great case studies that bring alive how large organisations are driving change through their platforms – whether it’s creating better pitches in half the time or connecting experts to front-line staff to solve a customer problem.

And this year we put the spotlight on the exciting new developments in intranet platforms. Microsoft will reveal what they are doing with Yammer to give you greater employee engagement and the ability to develop internal communities to drive your organisation forward. At last you can enjoy the full benefits of an integrated and personalised intranet for all your staff - particularly on mobile.

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Everything you need to know to harness the power of the digital workplace for internal communications.
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Keynotes from Microsoft's leading directors of Yammer and O365. There are some 'game changer' announcements at smileexpo that will change your view of Microsoft's social channel. Plus case studies of Yammer implementations and all the lessons learnt - the failures as well as the successes.
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Discover the best platforms and apps on the market with presentations by the top providers and their customers. Each workshop is a case study where you can get behind the sales talk and see each platform in action. Bring your IT colleagues along and evaluate just what kind of platform is going to suit you best.
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It is not all about technology - we will be running workshops on the human side of communications; how to nudge your corporate culture into one of collaborative dialogue and build trust; what skills you need to acquire and how video builds engagement in a digital world.
smileexpo 2019 agenda
The latest case studies, platforms and news you can use. Click on a tab to reveal the times, speakers and full breakdown of the event listings.
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Breakfast and networking
Exhibition & Reception opens
Enjoy breakfast and networking with your peers. For a full hour before the plenary starts you can explore the exhibition of vendors and get hands on with the latest platforms.
Mark Write
marc wright and jenni field
Welcome & Agenda
Marc Wright of simply-communicate and Jenni Field of RedefiningComms are your joint hosts for the event. They will introduce the day and give their own take on what is happening in the world of digital internal communications. Use the event app to answer polls, ask questions and get your voice heard.
Yammer Plenary
Murali Sitaram and Steve Nguyen
Yammer Plenary
Murali Sitaram, GM Microsoft Yammer+O365 Groups and Steve Nguyen, Yammer Product Evangelist at Microsoft present on the product strategy for Yammer as an integrated member of the O365 family alongside SharePoint, Outlook and Teams.
Case Study: Syngenta
Melinda Shaller, Communications Manager, Global Engagement Programs
Syngenta have learnt more lessons about how to get Yammer right than most large organisations. With 25,000 people worldwide they have been working for 2 years to get usage up.
“Digital transformation is a new world and we are a conservative company,” explains Melinda. “People were worried that the introduction of Yammer would mean the email will be turned off. But we explained that social media is a tool where conversations are more casual and more up to the minute.”
Exhibition Break
Choose your workshops
Exhibition and break
With the plenary session over you will have the chance to choose the workshops most appropriate to you. During the break the rooms are reset for the 3 streams: Yammer & O365; Technology Showcase; Engagement. You can pick and choose and work across streams on a first-come first-served basis.
3 streams to choose from
Time to lean in
Stream 1 - 5 keys to building a strong digital culture – and how communicators can help
Stream 2 - Yammer customer panel with Cai Kjaer of Swoop Analytics
Stream 3 - Community Management - Jenny Naiff, Digital Manager, SGN
3 streams to choose from
Yammer:Tech Showcase: Engagement
Stream 1 - Moving minds with video with Steve Garvey
Stream 2 - Yammer Case Study: Virgin Rail
Stream 3 - Digital Workplace: the new Netflix for employees with Lumapps
& Exhibition
Lunch & Exhibition
Grab yourself a Bento box and choose from the delicious range of hot and cold foods.
Visit the exhibitions and win points for the smile challenge.
Choice of 3
See streams for details
Afternoon workshops
Stream 1 - Liam Fitzpatrick: Is your comms operation on song?
Stream 2 - Yammer Case Study: Siemens Gamesa
Stream 3 - Vacherin & Speakap: Connecting the Company
Choice of 3
See streams for details
Afternoon workshops
Stream 1 - Lead with Adoption: A fireside chat with Aegeas in the UK, AstraZeneca, and Workplace by Facebook
Stream 2 - Yammer: Case Study: Avios – Light the Bulb
Stream 3 - The Schroders intranet: how to combine security with agility
& Exhibition
Tea & Exhibition
Your last chance to visit the exhibition and win points for the smilechallenge
Last 3 workshops
See streams for details
Stream 1 - The Spark Trajectory
Stream 2 - Yammer - The Adoption Game
Drinks reception
Join us for a drinks reception courtesy of the simplynetwork and the drawing of the smile challenge prizes
Frequently Asked Questions
everything you need to know about smile events
smileexpo is in the same venue but is a series of workshops allowing an opening plenary session. The format allows you to choose the subject closest to your needs.
There will be some presentations about case studies, but the format is Q&A led by a simply expert interviewer.
Why not try a multiple ticket option and bring a colleague so you can cover more subjects. We offer discounts for multiple bookings.
Lunch is awesome – and is served from 1pm
Networking is a key part of smileexpo with 5 refreshment breaks where you can meet old friends, make new ones, and browse the many exhibitors.
The event app will let you choose your sessions - but they are first come first served.
smilelexpo 2019 pricing
network with 300 like-minded communicators
Conference Pass
£ 995
+ vat and booking fee
Includes Lunch & Breaks for networking
Vendor exhibition
Plenary and choice of 12 breakouts
Simply Network Subscription
If you have a simplynetwork subscription (or would like to buy one) email malin.wagner@simply-communicate.com for your code and free pass.
smileexpo 2019 location
etc venues, st paul's , 200 aldersgate, london
Please contact Ella.magal@simply-communicate.com if you would like to sponsor smilelondon
We are proud to announce our Platinum Sponsor this year will be "Yammer in partnership with Microsoft o365"
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