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Wednesday, October 12

11 :00 AM

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

[Welcome and Opening Keynote] Reinventing Jobs to Optimize Work Automation

Sponsored By

Main Stage

11 :45 AM

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

[Main Stage Keynote] Transforming a Workforce, Fulfilling a Purpose with Grainger

Sponsored By

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

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

[Panel] Employee Development is in the Details

Panel Discussion

12 :45 PM

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

[Demo Derby] Boost engagement with ServiceNow’s unified experience

Sponsored By

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Dynamic Persona Modeling: How to Personalize Employee Experiences Without Complicating IT

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Shaping Future Experiences for your People and Workplaces

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :45 PM

1 :45 PM - 2 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

[Panel] Investing in Workplace Intelligence - Impact Points & Priority Platforms

Main Stage

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] 5 Distinguishing Characteristics of Successful Transformational Change

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] How Media-Rich Content Drives Employee Engagement and Enablement

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :45 PM

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

[Networking Break] Virtual Lounge

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Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

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

[Main Stage Keynote]

Main Stage

3 :45 PM

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

[Closing Keynote] Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Bias and Why Diversity in Tech Matters More Than Ever

Main Stage

4 :15 PM

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

[Happy Hour]

Networking Opportunity

Thursday, October 13

11 :00 AM

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

[Welcome and Keynote Address]

Main Stage

11 :45 AM

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

[Main Stage Keynote]

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

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

[Breakout]

Breakout

12 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Top Strategies for Getting Buy-in on Your Digital Workplace Initiative

Sponsored By

Breakout

12 :45 PM

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

[Pre-Awards Show]

Awards Ceremony

1 :10 PM

1 :10 PM - 1 :25 PM EST (15 mins)

[Awards Show]

1 :30 PM

1 :30 PM - 2 :00 PM EST (30 mins)

[Closing Keynote] When Workers are Shoppers

Main Stage

Wednesday, October 12

11 :00 AM

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

[Welcome and Opening Keynote] Reinventing Jobs to Optimize Work Automation

Sponsored By

Main Stage

11 :45 AM

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

[Main Stage Keynote] Transforming a Workforce, Fulfilling a Purpose with Grainger

Sponsored By

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

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

[Panel] Employee Development is in the Details

Panel Discussion

12 :45 PM

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

[Demo Derby] Boost engagement with ServiceNow’s unified experience

Sponsored By

Main Stage

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Dynamic Persona Modeling: How to Personalize Employee Experiences Without Complicating IT

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Shaping Future Experiences for your People and Workplaces

Sponsored By

Breakout

1 :45 PM

1 :45 PM - 2 :15 PM EST (30 mins)

[Panel] Investing in Workplace Intelligence - Impact Points & Priority Platforms

Main Stage

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] 5 Distinguishing Characteristics of Successful Transformational Change

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] How Media-Rich Content Drives Employee Engagement and Enablement

Sponsored By

Breakout

2 :45 PM

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

[Networking Break] Virtual Lounge

Sponsored By

Networking Opportunity

3 :15 PM

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

[Main Stage Keynote]

Main Stage

3 :45 PM

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

[Closing Keynote] Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Bias and Why Diversity in Tech Matters More Than Ever

Main Stage

4 :15 PM

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

[Happy Hour]

Networking Opportunity

Thursday, October 13

11 :00 AM

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

[Welcome and Keynote Address]

Main Stage

11 :45 AM

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

[Main Stage Keynote]

Main Stage

12 :15 PM

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

[Breakout]

Breakout

12 :15 PM

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

[Breakout] Top Strategies for Getting Buy-in on Your Digital Workplace Initiative

Sponsored By

Breakout

12 :45 PM

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

[Pre-Awards Show]

Awards Ceremony

1 :10 PM

1 :10 PM - 1 :25 PM EST (15 mins)

[Awards Show]

1 :30 PM

1 :30 PM - 2 :00 PM EST (30 mins)

[Closing Keynote] When Workers are Shoppers

Main Stage

John Boudreau

John Boudreau

Professor Emeritus & Sr. Research Scientist
University of Southern California
Recognized worldwide as a leading evidence-based visionary on the future of work and organization, John Boudreau, Ph.D., is well-known for his breakthrough research on the bridge between work, superior human capital, leadership and sustainable competitive advantage. He is much sought after by organizations, businesses, and academia for his insight and innovation in the fields of the Future of Work and Organizations, Human Resources, Human Capital Management, and Executive Development. Dr. Boudreau is Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization and a Senior Research Scientist with the Center for Effective Organizations, at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His large-scale research studies and focused field research addresses the future of work and the global HR profession, work automation, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems and organizational staffing and development.
JOHN'S SESSIONS

Siobhan Fagan

Siobhan Fagan

Editor-in-Chief
Reworked
A NYC-based writer and editor, Siobhan is the Editor-in-Chief 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

Mike Petrusky

Mike Petrusky

Host of the Workplace Innovator Podcast
iOFFICE + SpaceIQ
Mike Petrusky is host of both the “Workplace Innovator Podcast” & the “Asset Champion Podcast” while serving as Director of Events at iOFFICE + SpaceIQ. He is passionate about inspiring leaders to pursue the best strategies for the future of work with an emphasis on seeking opportunities to enhance our human experiences both in and out of the workplace. Mike is a dynamic speaker, podcaster, and seasoned marketer who has gained a unique understanding of CRE, FM and Asset Management trends and challenges by interviewing over 200 industry-leaders.
MIKE'S SESSIONS

Rey Bouknight

Rey Bouknight

Strategy Director
Firstup
Described by others as a dynamic and forward-thinking leader, Rey has a 15-year track record of helping major business, government and nonprofit agencies redefine how they communicate with key audiences.Before joining Firstup in 2020, he held senior leadership roles for large organizations, including MGM Resorts International, a global entertainment brand with 55,000 employees, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the State of Michigan’s largest agency. At both organizations, he led teams responsible for several communications functions, including media and public relations, crisis management, marketing, social media, internal communications, and internal brand strategy.With experience that spans across multiple industries, Rey has done everything from leading Michigan’s integrated communications response against COVID-19 to launching the workforce communications platform powering MGM’s digital employee experience. As a Firstup Strategic Advisor, he helps major brands yield stronger business results by enabling them to reach 100% of their workforce through cutting edge technology, communications strategy and data insights.
REY'S SESSIONS

Teresa Kesselring

Teresa Kesselring

Sr. Vice President
Mastercard
Teresa Kesselring is a Sr. Vice President currently leading the Global Employee Digital Experience (EDE), B2E Workspace Services and Business Integration team reporting to Mastercard's Global CTO. Teresa and her team equip Mastercard employees with a powerful, modern and collaborative digital work environment focused on engineering solutions that increase employee productivity. Her team fosters an environment where Mastercard Employees, Partners, and Customers can engage and collaborate seamlessly from anywhere on any device. She and her team strive to facilitate quality, stability and a Best in Class Experience. Teresa is a proven leader known for her collaborative, can-do and customer-centric approach. Teresa transitioned to Mastercard from CenturyLink where she served as Vice President – Service Delivery, Customer Design & Implementation leading a team of over 2,000 network engineers. Prior to CenturyLink she has held leadership positions at Williams Communications (Level 3) and TelePacific. She brings 25 years of experience in Operations & Customer Care with extensive business acumen in a wide variety of functional competencies resulting in key alliances with internal partners, employees, customers, vendors and executive leadership. Her motto: “Unity is strength….when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” [Mattie Štěpánek] Teresa graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a BS in Merchandising Management and Marketing with a minor in Business Administration. She holds a graduate Leadership Certificate from Wash U. She is active in the National Association for Executive Women and served as President of CenturyLink Women Empowered, Missouri Chapter. She resides in Chesterfield with her husband, Kevin, their 2 children and their 5 year old golden retriever Jax.
TERESA'S SESSIONS

Loren Kamnitzer

Loren Kamnitzer

Sr Technical Product Marketing Manager
ServiceNow
Loren brings 10 + years of ERP and digital transformation experience from presales to marketing and launching impactful new products to market. She has worked to help businesses realize the value of ServiceNow’s employee experience platform that is seamless, enterprise-wide and engaging for all variations of hybrid working models. Loren supports ServiceNow Employee Experience and Operating Excellence solutions, including Workplace Service Delivery, Legal Service Delivery, Human Resources Service Delivery, and Global Business Services.
LOREN'S SESSIONS

David Rosenblatt

David Rosenblatt

Distinguished Solution Architect, DW
World Wide Technology
David has 23+ years in the technology industry, aligning, defining, and implementing complex solutions and strategies for Fortune 500 clients, global enterprises, and US federal agencies. At World Wide Technology (WWT), David focuses on data-driven and actionable Digital Workspace strategies that deliver tangible business benefits and improve the employee experience. He engages with executive leadership, technology product owners, and line of business leaders to deliver insight on industry trends, emerging technology, and strategic solutions capabilities. David is a CCIE Emeritus and recipient of the Harold Langlois Award for academic excellence for his Masters in Management from Harvard HES in 2021.
DAVID'S SESSIONS

Kelley Steven-Waiss

Kelley Steven-Waiss

Head of Workforce Innovation
ServiceNow
Kelley Steven-Waiss serves as Founder & CEO of Hitch Works Inc., (hitch.works), an internal talent mobility platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to match project-based opportunities to internal employee skill profiles. Kelley founded and commercialized Hitch while she was the Chief Innovation Officer and Human Resources Officer at HERE Technologies. She has more than 25 years of executive management and consulting experience in human resources, change management and corporate communications. Prior to HERE Technologies, Steven-Waiss was executive vice president, chief human resources officer, for Extreme Networks, Inc., and was responsible for the company’s global human capital strategies. She is on the board of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM), the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Steven-Waiss graduated with BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona and her MSOD from the University of San Francisco. Co-Author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity, a new book that will help companies unlock the hidden skills within their organizations to maximize their talent, increase agility and thrive. Released April 2020. Active member of HR technology community and is a sought-after speaker, with keynotes and panels including Singularity, Disrupt HR, and NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors). Forbes HR Council Member, Contributor, and has been interviewed and quoted in many publications including Forbes, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global. Recipient of Most Influential Corporate Directors Award in 2019 by Womens, Inc. and the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Awards in 2020; Married and the mother of four children.
KELLEY'S SESSIONS

Temitope Sadiku

Temitope Sadiku

Global Head of Employee Digital Experience
Kraft Heinz
Tope has an eclectic background, majoring in finance, economics, psychology, and human-centric design. Tope has partnered with multiple Fortune 500 organisations, integrating her academic knowledge to drive profitability in a more responsible conscientious manner. She has worked with Kraft Heinz for the past five years and has relocated from London to Chicago. Currently serving as their Global Head of Employee Digital Experience, Tope’s focus is to increase employee productivity and creativity with the use of Technology. Tope is a thought leader in the area of Future of Work/ Life, actively contributing towards research and experimentation in how people interact, achieve objectives, connect and collaborate between physical and virtual spaces. She also serves as a Board Member for; the Institute of Work and Economy, the Science and Technology Coalition, The Luminarts Cultural Foundation, YWCA Women in Tech and is the Co-Chair of the Network of Executive Women, exploring how societies and economies will achieve the promise of work and life through technology and the arts. She enjoys experimenting and draws inspiration from abstract concepts as well as nature.
TEMITOPE'S SESSIONS

Matt Mullen

Matt Mullen

Lead Analyst
AI Applications
Matt has worked in the software industry for close to 30 years, initially as a developer of web applications, later working in a range of consultancy roles, from implementation and architecture to the incubation of emerging technologies. As an industry analyst, Matt previously worked for Real Story Group and 451 Research (now S&P Global), covering information management technologies and their intersection with the workplace.
MATT'S SESSIONS

Dion Charles

Dion Charles

Director of Change Management
Rightpoint
DION'S SESSIONS

Mary Kaplan

Mary Kaplan

Product Manager
LumApps
As a Product Marketing Manager at LumApps, Mary helps companies discover a more effective way to communicate and collaborate through their Employee Experience Platform. Her role involves working with Chief Communications Officers, executives, and business stakeholders to help reduce silos of information and improve the corporate culture of their businesses. She works to understand the needs of our current and future customers, and act as their advocate, by delivering effective messaging and strategy.
MARY'S SESSIONS

Judith Spitz

Judith Spitz

Executive Director & Founder
Break Through Tech
Judith Spitz, Ph.D. is the Executive Director and founder of Break Through Tech, a national initiative that propels women and underrepresented groups into higher education and careers in tech through curriculum innovation, career access and community building. She is a member of the Advisory Board of an AI company called ASAPP. From 2005-2016, she was a senior vice president and CIO at Verizon. Crain’s named her to their 2019 list of Notable Women in Tech. The NY Business Journal listed her as a 2018 Woman of Influence. In 2017, she received the Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Business from City & State New York. InfoWorld named her a 2009 CTO 25 award winner. Her passion is driving programs that address the urgent need for more women in technology. She speaks frequently about this, about gender-based algorithmic bias and the future of work in an AI-enabled digital world.
JUDITH'S SESSIONS

Amy Trask

Amy Trask

Former CEO
Oakland Raiders
Amy Trask has had many titles during her career: chief executive, analyst, and author. The former CEO of the Oakland Raiders, and current football analyst for CBS Sports Network, now serves as Chairman of the Board of Ice Cube’s BIG3. During her time with the Raiders, Trask was the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL. She spent almost 30 years with the Raiders organization, where she became the NFL's first female front-office executive and was one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports. Since 2013, Trask’s role with football extended to television as a studio analyst for CBS Sports Network on THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW. She also serves as a panelist on WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show and contributes to THE NFL TODAY on CBS. In her book, You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League (Triumph Books, 2016), Trask shared her experience as the highest-ranking female executive in the league. Trask serves on the advisory board of directors for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission. Trask was recently honored as a woman of the year by WISE. She graduated the University of California, Berkley Phi Beta Kappa and the USC Gould School of Law.
AMY'S SESSIONS

Juanita Olguin

Juanita Olguin

PR Manager
Coveo
Juanita is Sr. Director of Marketing at Coveo, focused on helping companies make sense of their enterprise-wide and departmental-focused digital strategies, with a goal of creating a connected experience.
JUANITA'S SESSIONS

Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick

President and Founder
StarCIO
Isaac is the President and CIO of StarCIO, a consulting services business that helps businesses execute smarter, faster, safer, and innovative digital transformation programs that deliver results.
ISAAC'S SESSIONS

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

VP of Global Research & Insights
MillerKnoll
Ryan Anderson serves as Vice President of Global Research and Insights at MillerKnoll. His team leads MillerKnoll’s research efforts in partnership with a wide variety of global collaborators and is active in sharing insights gained from that research with organizations across the world. With nearly thirty years of industry experience, Ryan’s work has centered on how the places we inhabit can be better designed and managed to support positive, productive experiences. Ryan hosts MillerKnoll’s Looking Forward podcast on the future of work, regularly speaks at public events about MillerKnoll’s historical and current research, and has been featured in wide variety of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC, Fortune, and Bloomberg.
RYAN'S SESSIONS

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