Workday Conversations for a Changing World

Conversations for a Changing World

We believe conversations can be a catalyst for change. For a world that’s more equitable for everyone. For driving social impact at our own organizations. For using this moment to bring forward a brighter future. Join us as we bring together global changemakers and business leaders to discuss the collective actions we need to take to create lasting change.

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Welcome to a changing world.

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Workday Co-Founder and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, and award-winning journalist and host Soledad O’Brien, discuss why now is the time for organizations to take action—to be more resilient, more agile, and more diverse. And they explore how our collective actions can help us emerge stronger in a changing world and create a brighter future for all.

Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Workday
Soledad O’Brien
Soledad O’Brien
Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur, and Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show Matter of Fact

Inspiring change.

Main Broadcast: 8:10 AM
Asia-Pacific Rebroadcast: October 21st, 10:10 AM SGT

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We want to go beyond positive intentions and make a real impact. That’s why we’re bringing together passionate changemakers with bright ideas and tangible strategies for creating the future we want to see.

A conversation with
Serena Williams and Reese Witherspoon.
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2020-10-21T02:11:11+00:00
Serena Williams
Serena Williams
Tennis Champion, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
Academy Award-Winning Actress, Producer, and Founder

Reese Witherspoon and Serena Williams share how businesses can be a force for change. In conversation with Soledad O’Brien, the two successful entrepreneurs discuss how they’re creating new business models based on diversity and inclusivity, and expanding opportunities for women and people of color—because it is the right thing to do for culture, for society, and for business.

A conversation with
David Cameron.
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David Cameron
David Cameron
Former Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom
(2010–2016)
Alan Murray
Alan Murray
CEO
Fortune

In this conversation, former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron is interviewed by Fortune CEO Alan Murray. They discuss how Mr. Cameron is using his global vantage point to help business leaders promote more inclusive economic progress and create a more prosperous future for all. As a former world leader, Mr. Cameron brings a unique perspective on navigating these extraordinary times.

The CEO outlook.

Main Broadcast: 8:55 AM
Asia-Pacific Rebroadcast: October 21st, 10:55 AM SGT

2020-10-21T02:54:24+00:00

Honest and open conversations where we ask the difficult questions and hear what visionary CEOs think it will take to emerge stronger—not just for their own organizations, but also for society at large.

A conversation with
Satya Nadella.

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
CEO
Microsoft
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A conversation with
Adena Friedman.

Adena Friedman
Adena Friedman
President and CEO
Nasdaq
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A conversation with
Chuck Robbins.

Chuck Robbins
Chuck Robbins
Chairman and CEO
Cisco
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Darius Rucker

Musical performance by multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist Darius Rucker.

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Darius Rucker

Musical performance by multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist Darius Rucker.

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Leadership voices.

Workday Co-CEO Chano Fernandez introduces a set of six conversations, covering topics that are top of mind for global leaders today. In each conversation, you have the opportunity to hear from our customers and partners about the bold strategies they’re implementing to tackle their most pressing challenges and how they’re preparing for the future.

Speakers

Chano Fernandez
Chano Fernandez
Co-CEO
Workday

Hear from the following customers and partners:

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Digital Acceleration

As digital acceleration continues to transform organizations, how will it affect today’s economy and investment strategies—especially those related to IT?

Jason Dess, Global Finance and Performance Leader, Deloitte

Chris Pass, Chief Financial Officer, John Muir Health

Adam Stanley, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Cushman & Wakefield

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Planning in Times of Uncertainty

How do business leaders navigate change while balancing short-term decisions that protect employee health with long-term investments that grow their business?

Sanjay Sehgal, Advisory Head of Markets, KPMG

Sherry Vidal-Brown, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, G6 Hospitality

Mustafa Ozkeskin, Vice President, FP&A, Finance, Microsoft

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Delivering on Diversity

D&I is taking center stage as both a business and societal mandate. How are effective companies taking this moment and turning it into a movement for lasting results?

Carin Taylor, Chief Diversity Officer, Workday

Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President, U.S. Stores, Home Depot

Karen Carter, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer, Dow

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The Skills Movement

As technology evolves, jobs will look different than they do today. So how do we reskill workers and ensure equal access to meaningful careers?

Greg Pryor, Senior Vice President, People and Performance Evangelist, Workday

Alexandra Badenoch, Group Executive of Transformation, Communications, and People, Telstra

Parag Mehta, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard

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Conversations from Europe and Africa

In today’s changing world, European and African companies are facing unique challenges. How are they adapting their leadership and business strategies to emerge stronger?

Carolyn Horne, President, EMEA, Workday

Dr. Michael Kranz, Chief Information Officer, ThyssenKrupp Steel

Dr. Roze Phillips, Group Executive for People and Culture, Absa

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Conversations from Asia-Pacific

How are today’s challenges impacting companies throughout Asia-Pacific and Japan? And what are business leaders doing to navigate them?

David Webster, President, APJ, Workday

Penny Lovett, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Salvation Army

Ivan Ng, Chief Technology Officer, City Developments Limited

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Workday in action.

Watch how Workday delivers innovative solutions that address the challenges explored in the previous conversations through a set of five brief demos.

Digital Acceleration

See how Workday supports digital acceleration and gives you the agility you need to evolve as the world evolves.

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Planning & Analytics for the Agile Enterprise

Learn how organizations can run what-if scenarios and keep everyone aligned as plans change.

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Inclusion, Belonging & Equity

See how Workday uses actionable data to drive real and measurable outcomes for your organization's diversity and belonging goals.

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Reskill and Rebuild

Discover how Workday can help you reskill, rebuild, and reinvent your workforce.

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Employee Experience

Watch how Workday delivers an experience that’s personalized, helpful, and frictionless.

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Innovation for a changing world.

Join conversations with Workday leaders—in finance, HR, planning, IT, procurement, and diversity—to learn how we’re delivering innovative solutions that help our customers lead during challenging times.

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Finance

As the world keeps changing, finance can make the difference between keeping up or leading the pack. Join this session to explore how accelerating digital transformation can create the agility your organization needs to thrive in a changing world.

Robynne Sisco, President and Chief Financial Officer, Workday

Barbara Larson, General Manager, Financials, Workday

Terrance Wampler, Vice President, Financials Product Strategy, Workday

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Planning and Analytics

Recent events have underscored just how fast business conditions can change—and quickly change again—effectively rendering annual business plans irrelevant. What does FP&A need to survive and thrive? Business agility—the ability to anticipate and plan for what’s next. Join this session to understand how enterprise planning can unite a company and deliver true business agility.

Mike Magaro, Senior Vice President, Business Finance and Investor Relations, Workday

Suresh Bala, Vice President, Product Management, Planning, Workday

Matt Shore, Vice President, Planning Product Strategy, Workday

Denise Hemke, Vice President, Product Management, Analytics, Workday

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Belonging and Diversity

Diversity and inclusion initiatives are taking center stage at companies around the world. CDOs and HR leaders are looking to turn good intentions into real outcomes and make a lasting impact. Join this session to explore our shared challenges and how we can collectively build a better world for everyone.

Carin Taylor, Chief Diversity Officer, Workday

Pete Schlampp, Executive Vice President, Product Development, Workday

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Human Resources

We’re in the middle of a skills revolution—new skills are emerging as a result of advances in technology while others are becoming obsolete. Join this session to learn how skills-based talent strategies can help bridge the skills gap and connect people to more opportunities.

Ashley Goldsmith, Chief People Officer, Workday

David Somers, General Manager, Talent Optimization, Workday

Greg Pryor, Senior Vice President, People and Performance Evangelist, Workday

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Information Technology

The world is changing fast, and nowhere is this felt more acutely than in IT. But how does IT balance investing in new innovations with maintaining business continuity? Join this session to learn how the combination of an adaptable architecture and IT ingenuity will empower your organization for what’s next.

Sheri Rhodes, Chief Information Officer, Workday

Jim Stratton, Chief Technology Officer, Workday

Alex Choy, Senior Vice President, Technology, Workday

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Procurement

Organizations are facing unprecedented change, and procurement is taking on a broader set of strategic responsibilities than ever before. But how do they achieve that level of impact? Join this session to hear how Workday is enabling procurement to become a strategic advisor to the business.

Robynne Sisco, President and Chief Financial Officer, Workday

Stan Garber, Co-Founder, Scout RFP, a Workday Company

Tony Rizzo, Vice President and General Manager, Spend Management, Workday

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A conversation with Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah grew up as a mixed-race youth under apartheid in South Africa, an experience that shaped his dedication to creating opportunity for kids who have been left behind. In this entertaining conversation with Soledad O’Brien, Trevor shares how he is opening opportunity to all. And how he’s able to adapt and innovate under pressure—even during times of continuous change and uncertainty.

Speakers

Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah
Comedian and Host of
The Daily Show

The takeaway.

Workday Co-Founder and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, Workday Co-CEO Chano Fernandez, and award-winning journalist and host Soledad O’Brien close out the program by recapping the actions we can take and tangible strategies we can implement to create change—in business and in the world—together.

Jake Owen

Musical performance by award-winning country artist Jake Owen.

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10:55 AM

Jake Owen
Musical performance by award-winning country artist Jake Owen.
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