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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 the latest case studies, the most informed experts, all the important technology vendors and the largest network of internal communicators to network with.

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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

Plenary

  09:30
Join Marc Wright – Publisher of simply-communicate – to explore the current state of internal communications and the digital workplace. Plus previews of all the smileexpo sessions
Steve Clarke
Steve Clarke
Senior Manager, Communication Channels at Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic –

  10:45
Steve Clarke has helped launch Workplace by Facebook, commissioned a cutting-edge new intranet and built some great video channels. And that’s just in his first year in charge of communication channels at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays.
Dave Bowman
Dave Bowman
Product Director for Fresh Intranet

A fresh approach to intranets

  11:45
After 15 years building hundreds of cutting-edge intranets, Content and Code has great insight into what works and they’ve built this knowledge into Fresh. It’s a new approach to the digital workplace that is designed to seamlessly fit around staff, around the way they work and around the tasks and activities most important to them. Unlike […]
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.
Jim Smith & Marie-Laure Pigeard
Jim Smith & Marie-Laure Pigeard
Internal Comms Team

Coty – Communication Celebrated & Liberated

  2:00
18 months ago the beauty company COTY merged with a host of P+G brands and was given fresh direction under a new leadership team. So the challenge was set for the new IC team led by Jim Smith and IC Manager Marie-Laure Pigeard; they had to replace an unloved intranet and build communications channels that […]
Christoph Schmaltz
Christoph Schmaltz
Beezy

Caterpillar gets Beezy

  3:00
As one of Caterpillar’s most innovative and successful dealers, Zeppelin is primarily active in the construction and maritime industries but also excels in plant engineering for the chemical and food-processing industries. With locations across the globe, ‘operating like a network and thus being successful in the digital era is key for Zeppelin’, according to Ina-Kathrin […]
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 […]
Employee App
Employee App
Case study

The rise of the employee app

  10:45
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 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 to adopt
BOYD Apps
BOYD Apps
Case Study

Connecting the unwired

  11:45
The largest opportunity for internal comms today is reaching the great unwired. In companies and organisations around the world it is those staff who are closest to the customer who are the furthest from Head Office. The rise of BOYD has freed IC from the tyranny of the desktop, and now means you can communicate […]
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.
Lumapps
Lumapps
Working with Google Apps

Can you build a Google intranet?

  2:00
Lumapps is the only social intranet approved by Google. So can your enterprise build a viable intranet around Google Suite?
Does Email have a future?
Does Email have a future?

Whither Email?

  3:00
As we learn to work out loud, what will happen to the default communication channel, email? Are its days numbered? Or is there a new role for targeted emails in the channel mix?
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 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
Richard Jacobs has been delivering InterActive theatre based sessions and experiential learning for 20 years to hundreds of thousands of people.  He takes an idea and brings it home through theatre so that it could be felt as well as understood. “No other form of learning is as complete. It engages people intellectually, emotionally and […]
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.
Ben Ellis
Ben Ellis
Socialoptic

What every communicator needs to know about GDPR

  2:00
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 […]
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.
Lawrence Clarke
Lawrence Clarke
Community Expert

The art of Community Management

  4:30
Lawrence Clarke co-founded the social strategy agency Shilbrook Associates. He has deep experience of helping businesses engage with their audiences, both internal and external.  Lawrence has been working in the field of digital engagement since the mid-1990s, from online gaming to branded communities and corporate intranets – supporting more than 20 organisations.

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