Win free tickets to SMiLE worth £345 each

Want to discover how organisations are using social media inside their organisations and the difference it is making?

Want to network with other communicators to hear their stories and share yours? Well, thanks to the lovely people at simply-communicate @simplycomm, I have three free tickets up for grabs for Social Media in the Large Enterprise (SMiLE), London.

SMILEspeakerThey are worth £345 each (£420.50 if you include VAT and fees), for the event on Monday 17 March, and are exclusively available for my blog readers. It’s first come first served and only one per person.

SMiLE London is taking place from 9.30am – 5.30pm on 17 March at etcvenues, St Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD.

What happens at SMiLE?

Simply-communicate spend the year tracking down the most interesting examples of employee social networks and then report their stories each Friday.

Over the past six months they’ve identified the top dozen case studies based on their readership figures and are bringing them live to you onstage in their unique chat show format.

I will be attending SMiLE and moderating a table discussing social media strategy.  The agenda for the day is cracking and you can see it below.

See the SMiLE website for full information.

To find out what it’s like to attend SMiLE, see my report from the one I attended in September. The photographs on this page were taken there too.

How can you win?

All you need to do is enter AllthingsIC in the promotional code box. The first three people to do so will win a ticket.

(If you try and it doesn’t work, it means they have been snapped up already. Make sure you check to see you’ve used capital letters in the correct place – needs to be AllthingsIC. The prize is only the ticket and doesn’t include travel, accommodation etc).

For your chance to win a free ticket, this is the link you need.

I hope to see you there, good luck and thank you again to Marc Wright and the Simply team for this exclusive offer for my blog readers.


P.s. To see what other events are coming up for internal communicators, see the Comms Calendar from @theICcrowd – and look out for #thebigyak news coming soon.

SMiLE agenda:

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. IHead 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.
11:00 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 champion’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.
13:00 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.
15:30 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 Socialcast 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.

Post author: Rachel Miller.

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