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SMiLE London 2014: Social Media Inside the Large Enterprise


Monday, 17 March 2014 from 09:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

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Social Media in the Large Enterprise is Europe's leading conference for internal communications professionals who have - or are setting up - an employee social network for their organisaiton

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In our next SMiLE event SMiLE London 2014 we will continue on the social media journey.


Reception and Exhibition

09:30 Welcome and Introduction

Marc Wright and Silvia Cambié introduce the agenda and all the surprises and goodies that delegates will take away from the day

09:30 Pearson: A Social Platform for Change

From the FT to Penguin Random House, from Prentice Hall to Longman, Pearson claims that they are a company 'AlwaysLearning'.  This is your chance to learn the lessons from Karen Gettman and Kim England about their Neo platform - one of the most mature and successful examples of an employee social network. 

10:00 Grundfos: social business takes the pressure

Grundfos is the world’s largest manufacturer of pumps with more than 18,000 employees. They also happen to be one of the most innovative users of Yammer in Europe taking the organisation to an entirely new level of co-operation and innovation. I

Head of Global Working Culture and Social Business Thomas Asger Hansen shares with us the progress they have made in less than a year.  6,000 worldwide employees are active members of the Yammer community. 1,500 staff are engaged every month and around 400 communities have been created on the network.

We will also interview Martin Risgaard Rasmussen, who recently moved from Grundfos to Yammer and Rav Dhaliwali, building and leading Yammer's European Customer Success organisation in the UK, France & Germany.


Networking Break and Exhibition

11:30 MyJM, How Johnson Matthey launched their network

Ben Thompson, Digital Communications Manager at the Head Office of Johnson Matthey the global speciality chemicals business takes us through the launch of myJM in a very traditional scientific and engineering business.  He describes the experiences of their first year and how they have built adoption and developed a chanpion's community.

11:40 Unilever, Getting your Managers Jamming

Sarah Etherton and her colleague David Ingram, Senior Writer/Editor at Unilever talk about the Jam session they orchestrated for managers.

The Change Leaders Conference is a two-day event that brings together 400 of Unilever’s most senior managers from around the globe. Its purpose is to share and hone plans that will help achieve the company’s Compass strategy and Sustainable Living Plan ambitions. Traditionally, this has been a closed event followed by an internal company-wide cascade via a series of town hall-type events to share and localise top-level outputs from the two-days. However, in 2013, for the very first time, employees and contractors at Work Level 2 and above were able to engage with the live conference – virtually – through Unilever’s internal online social collaboration tool, Chatter.

12:20 Expert Table Sessions

Back by popular demand we have recruited the most popular tweeters, bloggers and forum owners in the UK social business space. 

They will be running their popular table sessions.  You will be able to choose from: online content and news for the intranet; social networking and the social construction of organisational culture; internal social media adoption; social media strategy; engaging your mobile employees; the link between employee voice and social media; how internal social media supports employee engagement; gamifying the enterprise; video on ESNs; working with SharePoint 2013; the mobile enterprise; managing your career.


Buffet Lunch, Networking and Exhibition

14:00 Driving Business Value at Thomson Reuters

When Larraine Solomon joined Thomson Reuters she took a great risk; she stopped sending out important information via email. Suddenly 4,000 people were cut off from their usual source of announcements about senior appointments and important business news. 

In meetings people started to notice that certain colleagues would know key information before they did. How? Because they were reading it on The Hub – the company’s employee social network.  In this enthralling session we interview, Larraine Solomon, Director of Internal Communications for IP & Science and Audrey Scarff, Editor in Chief of The Hub, about the growth of their online connected workspace.

14:40 Social Business in the Public Sector

We welcome back Norman Jardine, the Head of the Internal Communication unit of the European Commission and his colleague Julie Guegan.  They will take part in our Public Sector Panel when we talk to the leading exponents of using social inside government and other public bodies.  With representative from HMG this session will explore how you introduce an employee social network on a budget without the bureaucracy.


Networking Break and Exhibition

16:00 4 years of being social

Chris Thompson of regional newspaper group Archant has over 4 years under his belt managing their Socalcast network.
So what difference does time make as your network becomes more mature?  We interview him to see if  plans turn out as expected and whether the hurdles of social are as difficult to overcome as you might think when you set out.

16:20 Lafarge's Knowledge Sharing

Jean-Luc Abelin reveals how construction company Lafarge have developed a highly successful knowledge-sharing platforms. Lafarge, the world's largest cement manufacturer, is using a knowledge management platform to spread the company's best practices to 40,000 employees across 63 countries.

The seeds of today's Einstein, were first planted in 2002. Knowledge Manager, Jean-Luc Abelin describes the journey of an organisation that entirely transformed the way colleagues share and use knowledge to improve their performance.

16:50 Wrap Up and Signposting

Marc Wright and Silvia Cambié gather up the main learnings of this SMiLE Conference and point you towards places to get more information and support in your social journey.


More information on the SMiLE London site

Tickets are free if you subscribe to SMiLE. Subscriptions start at £395 +vat and include monthly toolkits, webinars and training. Call +44 (0)207 487 8306 for more details.

Non-subscribers can still attend by applying for a ticket at £345 +vat and booking fee of £6.50. Tickets are non-refundable but can be credited towards future simply events.

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etcvenues St Paul's 200 Aldersgate
200 Aldersgate Street
EC1A 4HD London
United Kingdom

Monday, 17 March 2014 from 09:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

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