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Thursday, July 15

11 :00 AM

11 :00 AM - 11 :40 AM EST (40 mins)

[Keynote] Learning in the Flow of Work

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Main Stage

11 :45 AM

11 :45 AM - 12 :10 PM EST (25 mins)

[Keynote] Re-Energize Your Workforce

Sponsored By

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

12 :15 PM - 12 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Panel] Key Moments in Onboarding and Career Mobility

Main Stage

12 :45 PM

12 :45 PM - 1 :10 PM EST (25 mins)

Watch & Win: Demo Derby

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

1 :15 PM - 1 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Why Thriving Digital Workplaces Drive Software Adoption

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Breakout

1 :15 PM

1 :15 PM - 1 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Q&A: What Does Company Culture Look Like in the Age of Hybrid Work?

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :45 PM

1 :45 PM - 2 :10 PM EST (25 mins)

[Panel] Employee Experience in Action

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Main Stage

2 :15 PM

2 :15 PM - 2 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Show Me the Data: Workplace Trends & the Future of Work

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Breakout

2 :15 PM

2 :15 PM - 2 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Workplace Paradox: Leading Through Hybrid Model Complexities

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Breakout

2 :45 PM

2 :45 PM - 3 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

[Networking] Live on Camera! Meet in the Virtual Lounge

Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

3 :15 PM - 3 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Keynote] Stop Talking and Start Delivering a Great Digital Employee Experience

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Main Stage

3 :45 PM

3 :45 PM - 4 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

[Keynote] Future Proofing Your Organization

Main Stage

4 :20 PM

4 :20 PM - 5 :00 PM EST (40 mins)

[Happy Hour] "A World of Thanks" Scavenger Hunt & Prizes

Networking Opportunity

5 :00 PM

5 :00 PM - 5 :15 PM EST (15 mins)

Bonus Time: Q&A with Josh Bersin

Main Stage

Thursday, October 14

11 :00 AM

11 :00 AM - 11 :35 AM EST (35 mins)

Keynote Address – Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Main Stage

11 :40 AM

11 :40 AM - 12 :05 PM EST (25 mins)

Workshop

Workshop

12 :05 PM

12 :05 PM - 12 :25 PM EST (20 mins)

Networking Break

Networking Opportunity

12 :25 PM

12 :25 PM - 12 :50 PM EST (25 mins)

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

12 :55 PM

12 :55 PM - 1 :20 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

12 :55 PM

12 :55 PM - 1 :20 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

1 :20 PM

1 :20 PM - 1 :40 PM EST (20 mins)

Networking Break

Networking Opportunity

1 :40 PM

1 :40 PM - 2 :05 PM EST (25 mins)

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

2 :10 PM

2 :10 PM - 2 :35 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

2 :10 PM

2 :10 PM - 2 :35 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

2 :35 PM

2 :35 PM - 2 :55 PM EST (20 mins)

Networking

Networking Opportunity

2 :55 PM

2 :55 PM - 3 :20 PM EST (25 mins)

Workshop

Workshop

3 :25 PM

3 :25 PM - 3 :55 PM EST (30 mins)

Keynote Address

Main Stage

Thursday, July 15

11 :00 AM

11 :00 AM - 11 :40 AM EST (40 mins)

[Keynote] Learning in the Flow of Work

Sponsored By

Main Stage

11 :45 AM

11 :45 AM - 12 :10 PM EST (25 mins)

[Keynote] Re-Energize Your Workforce

Sponsored By

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

12 :15 PM - 12 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Panel] Key Moments in Onboarding and Career Mobility

Main Stage

12 :45 PM

12 :45 PM - 1 :10 PM EST (25 mins)

Watch & Win: Demo Derby

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

1 :15 PM - 1 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Why Thriving Digital Workplaces Drive Software Adoption

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :15 PM

1 :15 PM - 1 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Q&A: What Does Company Culture Look Like in the Age of Hybrid Work?

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :45 PM

1 :45 PM - 2 :10 PM EST (25 mins)

[Panel] Employee Experience in Action

Sponsored By

Main Stage

2 :15 PM

2 :15 PM - 2 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Show Me the Data: Workplace Trends & the Future of Work

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :15 PM

2 :15 PM - 2 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Breakout] Workplace Paradox: Leading Through Hybrid Model Complexities

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :45 PM

2 :45 PM - 3 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

[Networking] Live on Camera! Meet in the Virtual Lounge

Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

3 :15 PM - 3 :40 PM EST (25 mins)

[Keynote] Stop Talking and Start Delivering a Great Digital Employee Experience

Sponsored By

Main Stage

3 :45 PM

3 :45 PM - 4 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

[Keynote] Future Proofing Your Organization

Main Stage

4 :20 PM

4 :20 PM - 5 :00 PM EST (40 mins)

[Happy Hour] "A World of Thanks" Scavenger Hunt & Prizes

Networking Opportunity

5 :00 PM

5 :00 PM - 5 :15 PM EST (15 mins)

Bonus Time: Q&A with Josh Bersin

Main Stage

Thursday, October 14

11 :00 AM

11 :00 AM - 11 :35 AM EST (35 mins)

Keynote Address – Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Main Stage

11 :40 AM

11 :40 AM - 12 :05 PM EST (25 mins)

Workshop

Workshop

12 :05 PM

12 :05 PM - 12 :25 PM EST (20 mins)

Networking Break

Networking Opportunity

12 :25 PM

12 :25 PM - 12 :50 PM EST (25 mins)

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

12 :55 PM

12 :55 PM - 1 :20 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

12 :55 PM

12 :55 PM - 1 :20 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

1 :20 PM

1 :20 PM - 1 :40 PM EST (20 mins)

Networking Break

Networking Opportunity

1 :40 PM

1 :40 PM - 2 :05 PM EST (25 mins)

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

2 :10 PM

2 :10 PM - 2 :35 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

2 :10 PM

2 :10 PM - 2 :35 PM EST (25 mins)

Breakout

Breakout

2 :35 PM

2 :35 PM - 2 :55 PM EST (20 mins)

Networking

Networking Opportunity

2 :55 PM

2 :55 PM - 3 :20 PM EST (25 mins)

Workshop

Workshop

3 :25 PM

3 :25 PM - 3 :55 PM EST (30 mins)

Keynote Address

Main Stage

Mike Prokopeak

Mike Prokopeak

Editor in Chief
Reworked / SMG
Mike Prokopeak is editor in chief at Reworked, the premier publication covering the r/evolution of work, where he leads content development focused on the transformation of the workplace. Prior to joining Reworked, Mike was editor and chief content officer for Human Capital Media, publisher of Chief Learning Officer, Talent Economy and Workforce magazines, where teams he led won more than three dozen awards for editorial excellence. A former high school teacher and U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Mike got his start in journalism working as a reporter for Pulitzer Newspapers Inc. in northern Arizona and has also worked for leading publishing companies including Houghton Mifflin Co. and the Great Books Foundation. He lives in the Chicago area.
MIKE'S SESSIONS

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

Founder and Dean
Bersin Academy
Josh Bersin is a world-known industry analyst, educator, and thought leader in all aspects of corporate HR, leadership, talent management, recruiting, and HR technology. He advises a variety of HR and learning companies to help them align their products and services toward the needs of corporate buyers. In 2001 Josh founded Bersin & Associates to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the next ten years, he expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. He sold the company to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte. When he “retired” from Deloitte in 2018, Josh returned to his work as an independent analyst and corporate advisor. In May 2019, Josh launched the Josh Bersin Academy, the world's first global development academy for HR and talent professionals at all levels and across all industries. Serving as the Academy’s dean, Josh guides its program offerings, interacts with members, and shares relevant research and insights to help HR and talent professionals stay current on the trends and practices needed to drive success in the modern world of work. Bersin is frequently featured in talent and business publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, FastCompany, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is the author of two books, The Blended Learning Handbook and The Training Measurement Book, along with dozens of studies on corporate HR, learning, and talent technologies. His education includes a BS in engineering from Cornell University, an MS in engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. You can read his articles and highlights from recent research on joshbersin.com, and visit the Josh Bersin Academy to join his network of HR professionals advancing the state of Human Resources.
JOSH'S SESSIONS

Josh Blank

Josh Blank

President (Co-Founder)
OpenSesame
As President and Chief Product Officer of OpenSesame, Josh helps manage general operations and oversees product development for the OpenSesame elearning marketplace. Josh works with everyone from the marketing team to the software engineers to instill a shared vision for effective products that meet consumers’ needs. Josh has a rich background in technology, software development, and user interface design, enabling him to create flexible solutions for communication and management challenges. Josh co-founded the internet services agency Pop Art in 1997 and, under his leadership, the company quickly became the fifth fastest growing technology firm in the state. At Pop Art, Josh created an employee-focused workplace that was named the third best place to work in the state by Oregon Business magazine. Prior to co-founding OpenSesame, Josh also co-founded BlueVolt, an award winning product training platform.
JOSH'S SESSIONS

Gregg Apirian

Gregg Apirian

Vice President of Customer Experience
Korbyt
Gregg Apirian is Korbyt’s Vice President of Customer Experience where he is responsible for driving optimal business value for the global customer base. With a passion for building successful brands and enduring customer relationships, Gregg is responsible for all aspects of the customer journey, including go to market strategy, customer acquisition, education, engagement, and success. Having spent nearly two decades operating as a leader for companies at the intersection of content, marketing and technology, Gregg also served as the Senior Director of Advisory Services at SocialChorus where he designed and delivered strategic advisory services helping Fortune 500 brands achieve platform adoption and growth. Gregg also previously served as the Managing Director at Vignette, an employee experience agency where he helped transform and grow the agency as a leader in its category. Gregg started his career in the entertainment industry after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Studies from Syracuse University. Gregg is also a thought leader in the internal communications community. He regularly creates content for online publications, delivers webinars, writes white papers, and with great enthusiasm speaks at industry conferences.
GREGG'S SESSIONS

Greg Monaco

Greg Monaco

Brand & Story Coach
Monaco Branding and Creative
As a Brand and Story Coach, I help people tell magnetic stories so they attract the work they love. I work with authors, entrepreneurs, executives, and artists to refine their voice, build their presence, and attract dream opportunities. My online network, Fearless Brands, is helping people in their pursuit of getting paid to do the work they love. If we do the work we love, we have more love to give. Previously, I was a Founding Partner of Monaco Lange, an independent global brand consultancy, and was a Senior Copywriter at Ogilvy helping tell stories for clients like Girl Scouts of the USA, American Express, AT&T Wireless, SAP, and IBM to name a few.
GREG'S SESSIONS

Chip Houghton

Chip Houghton

VP & Sr. Director, Global Performance & Talent Practices
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Chip is currently the Vice President & Sr. Director of Performance & Talent Practices at Liberty Mutual, a leading diversified Fortune 100 global property and casualty insurer based in Boston, MA. In this role, he leads the strategy and delivery of the company’s performance and talent management practices globally which includes onboarding, selection, performance management, talent management and career development. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Global Talent Management where he led the development and implementation of talent strategies to enable a culture of leading and developing the best talent across the company’s international operations in 29 countries.
CHIP'S SESSIONS

Laurel Farrer

Laurel Farrer

CEO
Distribute Consulting
As the Founder and CEO of Distribute, a virtual organizational development think tank and consulting firm, Laurel Farrer is an internationally-renowned thought leader on the topic of remote work. For the past 15 years, she has been unlocking the power of distributed workforces to create impact in corporate and socioeconomic infrastructures.
LAUREL'S SESSIONS

Beverly Kaye

Beverly Kaye

CEO
BevKaye & Co
Dr. Beverly Kaye is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable professionals in career development, employee engagement and retention. In 2018 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). In 2019, Beverly was recognized by the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Beverly’s best-selling books include Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em and Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go.
BEVERLY'S SESSIONS

Brendan O'Neil

Brendan O'Neil

Product Marketing Manager
Robin
Brendan O'Neil is a Product Marketing Manager at Robin and a lively fan of all things workplace. He started as Robin's first salesperson when the company started and has held several roles across Sales and Marketing. He’s hosted several in-person events including Infocomm and Neocon, engaging in conversation about the workplace with companies around the world. He’s also the company’s go-to emcee for every trivia game and team-wide kickoff.
BRENDAN'S SESSIONS

Rebecca Symmank

Rebecca Symmank

Enterprise Solution Consultant
iOFFICE
Rebecca is spirited and is quick to take initiative. Previously a customer and daily user of the IWMS provider, she has extensive experience on both the front and back end structure of the product. Rebecca's enthusiasm for facilities management and her tangible experience in the field give her an unprecedented understanding and perspective of iOFFICE customers. Rebecca is able to relate to organizations implementing IWMS, employee facing tools and has a unique perspective on what makes the software onboarding experience a success.
REBECCA'S SESSIONS

Tatyana Mamut

Tatyana Mamut

SVP New Products
Pendo
Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader in Silicon Valley who drives innovation by understanding customers deeply and leading through empathy. She is a serial entre/intrapreneur, building successful products at Amazon, Salesforce, Nextdoor and IDEO. She is currently SVP of New Products at Pendo. At Amazon Web Services, Tatyana was General Manager & Director of Product, where she built a revolutionary new software product and scaled the team from 2 to 150. At Salesforce, she was Vice President of Product Experience for the IoT (Internet of Things) Cloud, where she led the vision and development for the democratization of IoT technology.
TATYANA'S SESSIONS

Tim Flower

Tim Flower

Global Director, Business Transformation
Nexthink
Tim Flower is an Enterprise IT leader with over 30 years of large-scale global IT experience, now helping businesses large and small all around the world understand the power of information when viewed through the lens of the end-user. As the Director of Business Transformation at Nexthink, Tim helps enterprise IT leaders understand how to make foundational changes to their operation to create and maintain a consistent, reliable, and stable IT environment.
TIM'S SESSIONS

Gil Cohen

Gil Cohen

Founder
Employee Experience Design
Gil Cohen, Founder of Employee Experience Design, has a passion for helping people co-create experiences that improve both business outcomes and the lives of the employees. The work that Gil does focuses on aligning human and organizational needs for mutual benefit. Over his career, Gil has worked with leadership teams across numerous industries, helping them gain further insights into what truly matters to them and how to be intentional about the employee experience they create.
GIL'S SESSIONS

Christopher Lind

Christopher Lind

VP, Chief Learning Officer
ChenMed
Most individuals who have dedicated their careers to learning and talent development have spent a majority of their time in Human Resources. Christopher is different from most individuals. He’s a bold, digital-first learning and talent development leader that’s always reported directly to the business functions he’s served. As a result, he’s spent his career leading the reimagination of learning and talent development across a variety of industries, while going head-to-head with business operation leaders and being directly accountable for the outcomes.
CHRISTOPHER'S SESSIONS

Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler

Director, Customer Success
Aternity
Michael Wheeler has spent more than 20 years helping customers realize value in the IT space, serving in various consulting, professional services, customer success and management roles. He is currently the Director of the Customer Success team at Aternity, responsible for making sure Aternity’s customers extract maximum value from the software. Outside of the tech space, Michael loves coaching his kids sports teams and even finds some time to sneak in some golf and tennis. Michael is married with 3 children and lives outside of Boston.
MICHAEL'S SESSIONS

Siobhan Fagan

Siobhan Fagan

Managing Editor
CMSWire || Reworked
A NYC-based writer and editor, Siobhan is the managing editor for Reworked. Prior to joining CMSWire she worked as a research consultant at the design consultancy, Helsinki Group, as a librarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society and worked on the International Information and Library Review. She has an MLIS, Library and Information Science, from The University of Pittsburgh.
SIOBHAN'S SESSIONS

Mary Slaughter

Mary Slaughter

Global Head of Employee Experience
Morningstar
Mary Slaughter is the Global Head of Employee Experience at Morningstar, an investment research and management firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining Morningstar, she served as a managing director, People Advisory Services at EY. Mary is both a seasoned corporate executive and an experienced human capital consultant. Based in Atlanta, Mary specializes in driving behavior change at scale including workplace purpose, culture, leadership, learning and equity and inclusion. Mary brings in-depth practitioner experience to her work at Morningstar having worked as a CHRO, Chief Talent Officer, Chief Learning Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Chemistry, as well as a Masters in Communications. She’s a private pilot, an avid international traveler, a choral singer, and the mom of two amazing teenage daughters.
MARY'S SESSIONS

Mike Petrusky

Mike Petrusky

Host of the Workplace Innovator Podcast
iOffice
Mike Petrusky is host of both the “Workplace Innovator Podcast” & the “Asset Champion Podcast” while serving as Director of Events at iOFFICE. He joined iOFFICE in March of 2018 with a mission to energize the company’s live events. He is a dynamic speaker, podcaster, and seasoned marketer who has a passion for sharing iOFFICE’s unique brand of thought leadership to CRE, FM and IT leaders in the digital workplace.
MIKE'S SESSIONS

Tim Christensen

Tim Christensen

CTO
SocialChorus
Tim Christensen is the CTO of SocialChorus and is responsible for shaping the product vision, leading technology innovation, and ensuring the product experience delights SocialChorus customers. Prior to SocialChorus, Tim built a career of nearly 20 years leading, designing, developing and supporting large-scale software platforms and their teams in a range of industries from entertainment, manufacturing, government, e-commerce, marketing, finance, and technology. The common thread throughout Tim’s career has been to build great teams with the purpose to deliver elegant solutions to complex problems. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.
TIM'S SESSIONS

Manish Bohra

Manish Bohra

Engagement Director
SocialChorus
Manish is a leader in the Engagement Management function. He is passionate about helping clients achieve their business goals. Manish has over 15 years of client engagement experience and prior to SocialChorus, he served customers across industries as a management consultant with Deloitte and Capgemini. Manish has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis
MANISH'S SESSIONS

Karen Kocher

Karen Kocher

Global GM, Talent & Learning Experiences and Workforce of the Future
Microsoft
Karen leads Microsoft’s global talent and learning experiences efforts focused on identifying, co-creating and operationalizing the big and small moments that matter so all employees are empowered to do their best work. Through desired, energizing, high quality and repeatable experiences employees become promoters and influencers. This virality, at the heart of the team’s aspiration, uses community and social interaction to fuel continuous improvement, growth and change. The value driver is employees opting into talent and learning processes and programs because they believe in them as a means of addressing business objectives. Prior to this role Karen led Microsoft’s 21st century jobs, skills and employability global initiative. Before joining Microsoft Karen was an HR/talent executive and Chief Learning Officer for Cigna.
KAREN'S SESSIONS

Adam Grant

Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School
Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast
Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers, Fortune's 40 under 40, and Oprah’s Super Soul 100. He is the author of multiple #1 New York Times best-selling books that have sold over 2 million copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. His books have been named among the year’s best by Amazon, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Wall Street Journal and praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, and Malala Yousafzai. Grant's TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 20 million times. He received a standing ovation at TED in 2016 and was voted the audience's favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NBA, the Gates Foundation, and the World Economic Forum, where he has been honored as a Young Global Leader. He hosts "WorkLife", a chart-topping TED original podcast; writes on work and psychology for The New York Times; and serves on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon. He has over 3 million followers on social media and shares monthly insights in his newsletter, GRANTED. Grant was profiled in The New York Times Magazine cover story, "Is giving the secret to getting ahead?" He was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties, and has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught. He is the founder and host of the [email protected] speaker series, and co-director of Wharton People Analytics. He curates the Next Big Idea Club along with Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Dan Pink, handpicking two new books each quarter for subscribers and donating 100% of profits to provide books for children in under-resourced communities. He is also the cofounder of Givitas, a knowledge collaboration platform that makes it easy to give and receive help in five minutes a day, and an angel investor in startups in HR and culture, technology, and consumer products. Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He has received awards for distinguished scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the National Science Foundation. His pioneering research has increased performance and reduced burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhanced call center productivity, and motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses and lifeguards. He is a former magician and Junior Olympic springboard diver, and lives in Philadelphia with his wife, two daughters, and son.
ADAM'S SESSIONS

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