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When
21 May 2018
Starting 09:00 am
Where
etc Venues St Pauls
200 Aldersgate, London

smileexpo 2018

shape your future digital workplace…


If you are in internal communications you want to be informed and expert on the latest developments in social intranets and collaborative platforms. smileexpo (social media inside the large enterprise) is the premier conference in the UK for everything to do with the digital workplace and how it affects and enhances your role as internal communicator.

We have case studies from Monster Worldwide, Just Eat, Kingfisher, Lloyds Banking Group, global beauty business COTY, and Sage.

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Topics covered

Everything you need to know to harness the power of the digital workplace for internal communications.


Which platform is best for your organisation? Hear case studies from your peers who are using O365, Workplace by Facebook, and Google Apps.
Want to add an employee app to your existing channels so you can get to those hard-to-reach colleagues? Or maybe you want to use a Chatbot to make knowledge more accessible to all your staff?
It is not all about technology - we will be running workshops on the human side of communications, with storytelling, engagement and interactive theatre.
Reception
Reception

Breakfast reception

  09:00
Network with like-minded IC professionals and enjoy our breakfast while you explore the stands at the smileexpo exhibition.
Marc Wright
Marc Wright
Publisher, simply-communicate

Microsoft present their latest case studies: Kingfisher, Heathrow Airport – and themselves!

  09:30
Join Marc Wright – Publisher of simply-communicate – to explore the current state of internal communications and the digital workplace. 80% of our members are moving to O365 in the cloud this year so we are putting Microsoft at the top of our agenda. Angela Evans, Office Business Group Lead for the UK will be our keynote speaker […]
Neil Barnett
Neil Barnett
Heathrow Airport

Heathrow takes a fresh approach to employee comms

  10:45
Neil Barnett, Head of Internal Comms at Heathrow Airport describes their new channel for all 6,500 of their directly-employed staff.  Many of these work far from any desktop PCs, working shifts in security and elsewhere. “That’s why we went for a responsive design – the experience is very fluid.  as good as a desktop PC. […]
Raza Ali
Raza Ali
Communications at Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic

  11:45
Raza Ali has helped launch Workplace by Facebook, commissioned a cutting-edge new intranet and built some great video channels at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays. But what is most interesting about this case study is the app he developed for staff that has gone viral.  Here how Virgin has adapted the powerful Workplace platform to […]
LUNCH
LUNCH
Fork Buffet

Lunch

  12:45
Lunch by etc Venues is something to be relished.  Bento boxes filled chocolate full with the most delicious fork buffet. Take your time to enjoy the feast and continue to network and explore the exhibition.

Catch-up session

  2:00
Could not get into the morning session you really wanted to see? Don’t worry – we will run a vote on the day and repeat the morning’s most popular session in the post lunch slot.
Larraine Solomon
Larraine Solomon
Monster Worldwide

Countdown to launch of a Monster Digital Workplace

  3:00
Monster Worldwide is a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. At the heart of Monster’s success is innovation: They are changing the way people think about work, and set out to help them actively improve their lives and their workforce performance with new technology, tools and […]
Tea
Tea
and exhibition

Tea and Networking

  4:00
Your last chance to visit that technology vendor you have been meaning to meet.
Philipp Rosenthal
Philipp Rosenthal

Successful Organisational Change in a Digital Workplace Experiment

  4:30
What happens, if you really question the norm? What happens if you set a few ground rules for internal digitalisation that require leadership, a non-hierarchical organisation and cloud technology to meet somewhere in the middle? What happens if you dare to adopt evergreen technology at full scale in a highly compliance driven environment? You definitely get a case […]
Sonia Rosua Clyne
Sonia Rosua Clyne
Sage

Voices for Advocacy

  10:45
  Sage is the UK’s second largest technology business, with thousands of colleagues in 24 countries, and over 6 million customers today. Through its innovative ‘Sage Voices’ program, powered by the leading Employee Communication and Engagement Platform, Dynamic Signal, the company has modernised and streamlined the way they connect with their most valued asset – […]
Jim Black
Jim Black
Lloyds Banking Group

Connecting the Front Line at Lloyds Banking Group

  11:45
Employee apps are the fast and simple way to get your messages out to all your staff wherever they are in the organisation. In this case study with SocialChorus we look at just how quickly such a new channel can be created, the advantages and pitfalls of mobile first comms and advice on which platform […]
LUNCH
LUNCH
Fork Buffet

Lunch

  12:45
Lunch by etc Venues is something to be relished.  Bento boxes filled chocolate full with the most delicious fork buffet. Take your time to enjoy the feast and continue to network and explore the exhibition.
Mark Tittle
Mark Tittle
Just Eat and Lumapps

Just Eat Provides New Internal Platform to Engage Employees

  2:00
Just Eat operates a leading global marketplace for online food delivery, connecting more than 22 million customers with over 87,500 restaurants in 12 markets around the world. Founded in 2001, Just Eat has grown rapidly – from 12 people in a Danish basement, they now employ more than 2,900 people globally. This rapid growth had […]
Benjamin Ellis
Benjamin Ellis
SocialOptic

What every communicator needs to know about GDPR

  3:00
GDPR is becoming law and the penalties for infringement are draconian. As a professional communicator you could be putting yourself and your company at risk. Ben Ellis sets out what the new law is about and how you can ensure you harness it to improve the way data privacy protects your colleagues – and your […]
Tea
Tea
and exhibition

Tea and Networking

  4:00
Your last chance to visit that technology vendor you have been meaning to meet.
Regan Collins
Regan Collins
Azuronaut

Bots and Internal Communications

  4:30
The boffins from Azuronaut have been leading the field in developing bots and chatbots to eliminate those fiddly online jobs that  clog up our working day. Learn how to make friends and impress colleagues by integrating bots into your portal. Even the smallest application can make the biggest change when you scale time-saving bots throughout […]
Jonathan Phillips and Sharon O'Dea
Jonathan Phillips and Sharon O'Dea
Employee Experience

Employee Experience thinking for the Digital Workplace

  10:45
When an organisation builds their digital workplace, governance and project teams spend significant effort in defining what it needs to do, but surprisingly little investment in how the digital workplace should feel. And yet, creating a positive employee experience — both digital and physical — has considerable commercial benefits, such as making all us knowledge […]
Richard Jacobs
Richard Jacobs

Making your messages stick with Experiential Learning

  11:45
People say “you live and learn”. What if we could change that to “you live, laugh and learn”. Wouldn’t that be more engaging? In this hour of InterAct, you get to experience the thrill of  immersive learning. Common workplace issues are played out by professional actors. We then rewind to the start and you get […]
LUNCH
LUNCH
Fork Buffet

Lunch

  12:45
Lunch by etc Venues is something to be relished.  Bento boxes filled chocolate full with the most delicious fork buffet. Take your time to enjoy the feast and continue to network and explore the exhibition.
Lawrence Clarke and Emma Cumming
Lawrence Clarke and Emma Cumming

Social thinking: IC, community management and finding value for the business

  2:00
Many businesses have effective customer communities run by community managers in their customer-service teams; but few use the same skill-set internally. The skills of community management are a natural fit for communicators charged with creating an effective social intranet or digital workplace. Explore why you should consider training as a community manager – with Emma […]
Stuart Maister
Stuart Maister
Chief Storyteller

The change narrative – getting the story right

  3:00
Whatever the change initiative – whether it is a strategic transformation or a new social workplace – it is critical that the story is clear and compelling and the top team is aligned. This provides a strong foundation for all communication and will also contribute to the way in which the change is developed and […]
Tea
Tea
and exhibition

Tea and Networking

  4:00
Your last chance to visit that technology vendor you have been meaning to meet.
Richard Jacobs
Richard Jacobs

Making your messages stick with Experiential Learning – Reprise

  4:30
Another chance to take part in InterAct: People say “you live and learn”. What if we could change that to “you live, laugh and learn”. Wouldn’t that be more engaging? In this hour of InterAct, you get to experience the thrill of  immersive learning. Common workplace issues are played out by professional actors. We then […]

Faq


smileexpo is our smaller, workshop based event for just 150 people.  The workshops run in 3 streams but popular sessions are repeated so you can tailor the day to your needs.

There will be some presentations about case studies, but there will also be immersive workshops where you can get your sleeves rolled up and hands-on with new tools and ideas.

We start all together for the keynote session and there is a chance to hear about all the workshops – live from the presenters before we split into the 3 streams.

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 the workshops you want and create your own schedule.

smile price list


Workshop Pass

345£
  • Includes Lunch & Breaks for networking
  • Vendor exhibition
  • Plenary and choice of 12 breakouts
  • + vat and booking fee

Member

595£
  • VIP Pass to smileexpo
  • VIP Pass to smilelondon in November

Venue location

etc venues St Pauls


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Contact us


events@simply-communicate.com
etc venue 200 Aldersgate, St. Pauls, London EC1A 4HD
ella.magal@simply-communicate.com