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Thursday, May 13

11 :00 AM

11 :00 AM - 11 :45 AM EST (45 mins)

[Keynote] Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars and Transform Industries

Sponsored By

Main Stage

11 :50 AM

11 :50 AM - 12 :10 PM EST (20 mins)

[Keynote] Connecting a Global Workforce

Sponsored By

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

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

[Panel] Simplifying the Digital Workplace Ecosystem

Main Stage

12 :45 PM

12 :45 PM - 1 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

Demo Derby

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Future of Work: Strategies for the New Work Experience from an IT Perspective

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Q&A: Taking Lessons Learned from 2020 to Modernize the IT Dept

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :45 PM

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

[Panel] Supercharging Cross-Team Collaboration

Main Stage

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Re-imagining Work: Building an Inclusive, Flexible, and Connected Workplace

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] The Formula for Creating an Effective Digital Workplace and Transforming Employee Experience

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :45 PM

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

[Networking] Meet the Speakers in the Lounge

Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

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

[Keynote] 5 Ways to Modernize IT to Make Your Workforce Successful in 2021 and Beyond

Sponsored By

Main Stage

3 :45 PM

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

[Keynote] Case Study: How Northern Trust Built a Sustainable Digital Workplace - Insights & Challenges

Sponsored By

Main Stage

4 :15 PM

4 :15 PM - 5 :00 PM EST (45 mins)

[Happy Hour] Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Networking Opportunity

Thursday, July 15

11 :00 AM

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

Learning in the Flow of Work

Main Stage

11 :45 AM

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

Workshop

Workshop

12 :15 PM

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

[Panel] Key Moments in Onboarding and Career Mobility

Panel Discussion

12 :45 PM

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

Demo Derby

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

1 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

1 :45 PM

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

[Panel] Employee Experience in Action

Panel Discussion

2 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

2 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

2 :45 PM

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

Networking

Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

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

Workshop

Workshop

4 :15 PM

4 :15 PM - 5 :00 PM EST (45 mins)

Happy Hour

Networking Opportunity

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, May 13

11 :00 AM

11 :00 AM - 11 :45 AM EST (45 mins)

[Keynote] Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars and Transform Industries

Sponsored By

Main Stage

11 :50 AM

11 :50 AM - 12 :10 PM EST (20 mins)

[Keynote] Connecting a Global Workforce

Sponsored By

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

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

[Panel] Simplifying the Digital Workplace Ecosystem

Main Stage

12 :45 PM

12 :45 PM - 1 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

Demo Derby

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Future of Work: Strategies for the New Work Experience from an IT Perspective

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Q&A: Taking Lessons Learned from 2020 to Modernize the IT Dept

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :45 PM

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

[Panel] Supercharging Cross-Team Collaboration

Main Stage

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Re-imagining Work: Building an Inclusive, Flexible, and Connected Workplace

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] The Formula for Creating an Effective Digital Workplace and Transforming Employee Experience

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :45 PM

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

[Networking] Meet the Speakers in the Lounge

Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

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

[Keynote] 5 Ways to Modernize IT to Make Your Workforce Successful in 2021 and Beyond

Sponsored By

Main Stage

3 :45 PM

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

[Keynote] Case Study: How Northern Trust Built a Sustainable Digital Workplace - Insights & Challenges

Sponsored By

Main Stage

4 :15 PM

4 :15 PM - 5 :00 PM EST (45 mins)

[Happy Hour] Around the World Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Networking Opportunity

Thursday, July 15

11 :00 AM

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

Learning in the Flow of Work

Main Stage

11 :45 AM

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

Workshop

Workshop

12 :15 PM

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

[Panel] Key Moments in Onboarding and Career Mobility

Panel Discussion

12 :45 PM

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

Demo Derby

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

1 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

1 :45 PM

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

[Panel] Employee Experience in Action

Panel Discussion

2 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

2 :15 PM

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

Breakout

Breakout

2 :45 PM

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

Networking

Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

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

Workshop

Workshop

4 :15 PM

4 :15 PM - 5 :00 PM EST (45 mins)

Happy Hour

Networking Opportunity

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

Safi Bahcall

Safi Bahcall

Former CEO and Author
Loonshots
In his instant Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Loonshots, Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about innovation and group dynamics, challenging everything we thought we knew about radical breakthroughs. As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and co-founder and CEO of Synta Pharmaceuticals, Safi Bahcall spent nearly two decades of his life bringing big, innovative ideas to fruition. Frequently, this meant assessing and developing loonshots—the widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as crazy. Along the way, he noticed the obstacles that innovators came up against, which seemed to stem from “the mysteries of group behavior.” As he dynamically explains in his book Loonshots, small changes in the structure of a company, rather than in its culture, can transform the behavior of the distinct groups involved, allowing innovation to flourish. Bahcall is a physicist, entrepreneur, and biotech speaker who once worked with President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. After spending three years as a consultant for McKinsey, Bahcall co-founded the biotechnology company Synta Pharmaceuticals, where he helped develop new drugs for cancer treatment. He led Synta’s IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years, during which he was named the Ernst & Young New England Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur of the Year. Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, and The Washington Post all included Loonshots, his first book, in their Top 10 and Must-Read book lists of 2019.
SAFI'S SESSIONS

Dave Landa

Dave Landa

CEO
Kintone Corporation
Dave Landa is the chief executive officer of Kintone Corporation, which provides a teamwork platform with a visual application builder that empowers individuals, teams and organizations to effectively manage their data and workflow for better collaboration. Since 2004, Dave has been on the forefront of the cloud revolution, driving strategic business development on the executive teams of leading SaaS application providers. His career includes stints at Fortune 500 companies (Ball Corporation) and startups (Blue Rice, SPG Solutions, Electric Run), and he was instrumental in bringing a mid-stage company (Active Network) through to a successful IPO.
DAVE'S SESSIONS

Sonia Fiorenza

Sonia Fiorenza

VP, Communications & Engagement Strategies
SocialChorus
Sonia Fiorenza leads Strategic Advisory Services and develops communications and engagement strategies for SocialChorus. Sonia has more than 25 years experience in Corporate Communications at Fortune 500 companies across the financial services, biotechnology, and retail industries. She’s passionate about internal communications and employee engagement. Sonia joined SocialChorus in October 2015, and previously was a customer of SocialChorus when she led digital communications at Gap Inc. When not working, you can find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes or walking around her adopted city of San Francisco.
SONIA'S SESSIONS

Brittany Barhite

Brittany Barhite

Strategic Advisor
SocialChorus
Brittany is an experienced communications professional with over 15 years experience in employee, leadership and external communications. Brittany specializes in creative storytelling and is skilled in well-executed communication strategies. Her approach is simple, internal communicators need to think like marketers. Prior to joining SocialChorus, Brittany handled communications at a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. She also has communications and marketing experience from her time at First Solar and Cumulus Broadcasting. Brittany has her doctorate in leadership studies with a focus in communications. Her research is on digital communication.
BRITTANY'S SESSIONS

Shaun Slattery

Shaun Slattery

Director, Customer Success
LumApps
Shaun Slattery helps organizations — from start-ups to globally-recognized brands — transform to create better employee and customer experiences. For the past decade, he's been leading strategic business and digital transformation planning, design, execution, change management, and success measurement, often through technology implementations. With a Ph.D. in Communication and specializations in usability, digital collaboration, and change management, Shaun brings a knowledgeable perspective on the cultural, technical, and business factors surrounding transformation initiatives.
SHAUN'S SESSIONS

Carrie Basham Marshall

Carrie Basham Marshall

CEO and Founder
Talk Social to Me
Carrie Marshall is principal and CEO of Talk Social to Me, an agency specializing in digital workplace strategies using modern technology with a human touch. She has more than 14 years of experience guiding global companies toward a more productive, collaborative, social way of working. Carrie has deep knowledge in building collaboration programs, internal communication strategies, and enterprise social networking adoption and engagement initiatives for her clients around the world. Carrie was a founding member of Socialcast (acquired by VMWare), one of the first enterprise social networking companies, leading sales, marketing, and customer management programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from University of California Irvine. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys running, hiking, watching her son play soccer, and urban farming (including her flock of chickens named after the Golden Girls).
CARRIE'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

Nate Butala

Nate Butala

Senior Corporate Communications Associate
ZS Associates
Nate Butala specializes in corporate communications, focusing on themes of people and culture, crisis communications, and change management. A ‘reformed’ external marketer and copywriter, he made the switch to corporate and employee communications in 2018. Nate has worked in – and communicated about – various fields, including: hemotherapeutics, industrial tooling, dental and surgical instrumentation, fashion retail, and professional services. In his current role as Senior Corporate Communications Associate at ZS Associates, he advises on and leads strategy for employee communications pertaining to people, culture, corporate social responsibility, and inclusion and diversity. Nate’s passion is communications in any form – verbal, visual, or otherwise.
NATE'S SESSIONS

Clint Patterson

Clint Patterson

Senior Solution Consultant
Simpplr
Clint Patterson is a Senior Solution Consultant at Simpplr. Clint has over a decade of experience with content management systems, SaaS solutions, IOT, and web development. With a master's degree in Organizational Communication and an undergrad degree in Information Systems, Clint bridges the gap between technology and people on a daily basis.
CLINT'S SESSIONS

Erik Martel

Erik Martel

Sr. Account Executive
Workgrid
Erik is an account executive at Workgrid with a range of experience across technology disciplines including, educational technology, space and event management software, intranet and digital delivery infrastructure, cybersecurity, and his personal favorite, digital workplace technology. Today, he uses his diverse skillset to help organizations, large and small, transform their digital workplace to create an employee-centric culture that drives productivity and meets the demands of the Future of Work.
ERIK'S SESSIONS

Clay Miner

Clay Miner

Regional Vice President of Sales Engineering
Pendo.io
With over 19 years of experience in enterprise technology, Clay Miner started his career implementing Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems for global organizations where change management, process adherence, and workforce experience were major themes. Throughout his career Clay has held leadership roles focused on developing, implementing, and selling world class enterprise software. Currently, Clay acts as Regional Vice President of Sales Engineering at Pendo.io, a leading Digital Adoption platform.
CLAY'S SESSIONS

Michael Lovewell

Michael Lovewell

Solutions Consultant
Nexthink
Michael Lovewell is a Solutions Consultant at Nexthink. He is passionate about working with Digital Workplace and EUC IT teams to illustrate how Nexthink allows enterprises to create highly productive digital workplaces for their employees by delivering optimal end-user experiences. Mike creates and delivers innovative value propositions by matching technical capabilities to business outcomes. Mike is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst and currently lives in the Boston area.
MICHAEL'S SESSIONS

Michael Jose

Michael Jose

VP of IT
Talend
MJ joined Talend in December of 2018 and oversees the company information technology vision and IT roadmap, and drives priorities including business applications, data infrastructure, and enterprise tools that drive company scale and increase efficiency. MJ has a long history and proven track record leading high performance teams to rapidly scale organizations through hyper growth. Prior to Talend, MJ served as the Director of Platform Production at Smarsh, Sr. Director of IT at Yelp, and in various leadership roles with Managed Services and in IT at Milestone Technologies. MJ earned his MBA from University of Phoenix, and Bachelor’s of Science in Technology Management from Devry University.
MICHAEL'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

David Paul

David Paul

Director, IT ServiceDesk
TRC Companies, Inc
"David Paul is the Director of the IT Service Desk at TRC - a global firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions that, for more than 50 years, have set the bar in consulting, construction, engineering and management services. David has over 25 years of IT service delivery and infrastructure experience, and is one of the key individuals enabling TRC’s shift to remote work during the pandemic. With nearly 6,000 professionals serving public and private clients and guiding complex projects from conception to completion. David and his team worked to ensure a seamless transition with no client disruption."
DAVID'S SESSIONS

Siobhan Fagan

Siobhan Fagan

Managing Editor
Reworked / SMG
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

Danielle O'Hare

Danielle O'Hare

Director, Talent Development
Lucasfilm
As Director of Talent Development, Danielle O’Hare drives talent strategy and planning for employees across ILM's global studios in San Francisco, London, Vancouver, Singapore and Sydney. O’Hare focuses her work on all aspects of the Talent Pipeline from University Internships to Artistic and Technical Training to Professional Development programming for senior staff. O’Hare is a champion of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging and partners with leaders to drive the company’s initiatives in this space. She partners with teams across the globe as well as with counterparts at The Walt Disney Company. O’Hare joined Industrial Light & Magic in 2001 in the Technical Training Department. O’Hare is from Berkeley, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College. O’Hare currently resides in San Francisco, California with her husband and two children.
DANIELLE'S SESSIONS

Jon Hodgson

Jon Hodgson

VP of Product Management
Aternity
Jon Hodgson is the VP of Product Management at Aternity. For over a decade, Jon has helped hundreds of organizations around the world optimize the reliability and performance of their mission-critical applications. With a background in data science, application architecture, systems administration, networking and programming, Jon employs a multidisciplinary approach to troubleshooting, enabling him to analyze and solve some of the most challenging performance issues in complex modern environments. When he’s not obsessing about data visualization and making things perform faster, Jon enjoys digging things up with his tractor at his home in Missouri.
JON'S SESSIONS

Brandon Potyrala

Brandon Potyrala

Managing Director of Change Management, Training, and Communications
Teach for America
Brandon Potyrala is Managing Director of Change Management, Training, and Communications for Teach For America’s Talent & Operations portfolio. He has been a leader in this space for the last 9 years, creating systems and knowledge management solutions that encourage cross-team collaboration, breaking down barriers and inspiring teams to find innovative solutions to common challenges. Brandon is certified in Human Centered design by the Luma Institute and holds a master’s degree in Poetics and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Public Law. He is also the founder and lead innovator at REthink Consultancy, a brand and systems design startup.
BRANDON'S SESSIONS

Greg Treanor

Greg Treanor

Manager Modern Workplace
Softchoice
Greg is the Manager of Modern Workplace as part of Softchoice’s Innovation Team, focused on helping customers address modern workplace and security challenges through Softchoice Professional and Managed Services. Greg has spent over 20 years in the IT industry with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies and solutions.
GREG'S SESSIONS

Helen Kupp

Helen Kupp

Director of Product Strategy & Partnerships of the Future Forum
Slack
Helen is the Director of Product Strategy & Partnerships of the Future Forum, where she leads membership program development, and strategic partnerships. Previously, Helen led the Strategy & Analytics team at Slack, where she drove various cross-functional initiatives such as international launch and strategy, building our professional services offering, and leading Slack’s fundraising and direct listing efforts. Before Slack, Helen held various bizops and product roles at Thumbtack and BloomReach, primarily focused on launching and scaling new initiatives. Prior to a career in technology, Helen was a consultant with Bain & Company. Helen received a BS from Caltech and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She’s a new mom to a spunky 1 year old baby boy, and is passionate about advocating for and creating better support for working moms.
HELEN'S SESSIONS

Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan

Director of Product Marketing
Workgrid
Rob Ryan has spent his career solving complex business challenges within Fortune 500 organizations and highly regulated environments. An expert in digital transformation and employee experience, Rob’s award-winning program strategies and organizational change plans have helped shape the intranets, extranets, digital workplaces, and digital employee experiences for some of the world's most recognized organizations and brands. As Workgrid’s Director of Product Marketing and Business Value, Rob leads product marketing direction, thought leadership, analyst relations, and industry insights.
ROB'S SESSIONS

Brian Madden

Brian Madden

EUC Office of the CTO
VMware
Brian Madden is the lead field technologist and a director in VMware’s EUC Office of the CTO. Prior to joining VMware in 2018, Brian was known world-wide as an independent EUC expert and founder of BrianMadden.com, the BriForum conference series, and author of six books and over 2000 technical articles.
BRIAN'S SESSIONS

Susan Cummings

Susan Cummings

SVP, Manager Digital Workplace Product Management
Northern Trust Corporation
Susan Cummings is a senior vice president and manager of Digital Workplace product management at Northern Trust. In this leadership role, Susan defines the product vision, roadmap and priorities for the Digital Workplace, demonstrating how it enables ingenuity, simplicity and anytime, anywhere, any device productivity for Northern Trust partners. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry focusing on product management, process improvement and problem solving, employee collaboration and engagement, ecommerce, online banking services and payments. Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She was born and raised in Spain and is fluent in Spanish (DELE Superior, Instituto Cervantes). She serves as Secretary on the not for profit board of Ensemble Español, a Spanish dance theatre company, and is co-chair of its Technology and Strategy Committees.
SUSAN'S SESSIONS

David Xides

David Xides

Enterprise Account Executive
The CXApp, An Inpixon Company
David Xides is an Enterprise Account Executive based in New York with a wide range of experience delivering enterprise solutions and expertise in corporate indoor intelligence technology. A demonstrated sales leader, David can creatively drive business in greenfield markets through relentless targeted prospecting, compelling value propositions and building strong customer relationships. The CXApp, An Inpixon Company, is the first SaaS platform that offers workplace experience tools in one mobile command center, serving as a digital front door for operations across events, meetings, desk booking and the smart office. These mobile-first experiences in the enterprise are shaping the future of work.
DAVID'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

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.
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