Tune in to SMiLE and learn about social media in orgs

Today is the latest Social Media inside the Large Enterprise (SMiLE) in London and thanks to the wonders of technology, you can tune in even if you’re not able to attend the event in person.

sHosts simply-communicate @simplycomm, put it on twice a year to bring people together who are interested in comms, intranets, enterprise social networks and much more.

It’s a packed agenda for today, Thursday 25 September, with speakers and exhibitions galore.

A live link has been set up so you can see what’s going on from 9.30 – 12.30 and 14.30 to 17.30 London time (GMT+1).

Here’s the link you need.

You can also follow on Twitter via the hashtag #SMILELondon.

Today’s agenda includes:

9.30: Welcome and State of ESNs in Europe with Marc Wright and Silvia Cambié
10.00 Keynote Speaker: Dave Shepherd, Barclays
10.40 Toby Jones, Rugby Football Union
11.20: Break and Exhibition
11.50 Marc Jadoul of Alcatel Lucent
12.30 Table sessions
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Table sessions continued
14.30 Jean-Paul Chapon, Societe Generale
15.00 Claire Goring & Laura Jennings, Dentsu Aegis Network
15.45 Exhibition and App Fair
16.15 Paul Thomas, Online Communications lead, Grant Thornton
16.45 Liam Kilminster, Social Collaboration for Centrica and British Gas
17.15 Conference closes

Smile and be Appy

The event includes the best apps that are being used by internal communicators around the world, and they’ve created an App Fair, aptly named “be Appy” that will be taking place. It includes the following brands:


Are you using apps for internal comms? If so and you have a story to share, do please read my guidelines and get in touch.

Tune in here

If you want to see what’s being discussed today, here’s the link you need.

Further reading
Want to know what other events are on for comms pros to attend? See my comms calendar. If you know of a conference that is missing, do please let me know.

Where I’m going to be
I’m not able to attend SMiLE today, but over the next few weeks I will be at the CIPR Inside annual internal communication conference on 2 October and speaking at the Melcrum Summit and attending the Melcrum awards.

2014 SCA shortlist button smallI had the pleasure of judging the Melcrum awards this year and the standard of entries was extremely high. I know that’s a hackneyed phrase, but it’s true.

I was impressed with what I read and watched and look forward to seeing comms pros being recognised for their hard work next month.

Thank you to everyone who has got in touch to congratulate me on being named in the Best Business Blog category of the UK Social Media Communications Awards #somecomms. Best of luck to all the other shortlisted entries and fingers crossed for the ceremony on 23 October.

Don’t forget if you’re looking for a new comms job, my jobs page is up and running and features vacancies at all levels and locations. Latest roles include Unilever, Action For Children, Twitter and many more.


Post author: Rachel Miller

First published on All Things IC blog 25 September 2014.

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