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Workday Elevate® Digital Experience

Switzerland
Thursday 6 May 2021 | 10:00 CEST

You may have heard good things about our enterprise cloud applications, but what are they really like? Join us at Workday Elevate Digital Experience 2021 to take a closer look and get a window into Workday – our solutions, our services and our community.

We’ll showcase our technology vision, innovation and culture so you’ll clearly see what sets us apart as the only finance, HR and planning system that’s ready for a changing world.

Why should I attend?

Finance

Human Resources

Technology

Join us to learn how to fast-track your digital finance transformation to drive innovation, respond with agility and create a competitive advantage. We’ll also be discussing how you can make smarter decisions by using your data, how scenario planning will help you navigate uncertainty, and why proactive spend management holds the key to improving your bottom line.
The workforce, how and where people work, and the skills you need continue to shift. So how do you adapt to what the future brings? We’ll be tackling all these questions along with many others, including strategies for returning to the workplace; how you can create belonging and diversity within your workforce, and why employee experience is more important than ever.
CIOs and their teams must accelerate their digital initiatives to fuel a resilient business, empower their workforce and harness continuous innovation. Join us to explore why IT should choose architecture built to evolve, why creating an engaging employee experience is more important than ever, and how having unified data will help you make faster – and better – decisions.

Featured Speakers


Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch

Director of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management
University of St. Gallen


Volker Stephan

Head of Global HR Services & Corporate Head Labor Relations
ABB


Till Dorin

Head Group HR IT
Roche


Nic Dreckmann

COO
Bank Julius Bär


Vanessa Foser

President of the Board of Directors
C-Level Media AG


Matthew McManus

Group Head of Finance
Kainos


Hette Mollema

Country Manager Switzerland & Austria
Workday

 

A look at the day

10:00 | Welcome to the Workday Elevate Digital Experience!


First off, we have an introduction from Hette Mollema, Country Manager Switzerland & Austria, and then we’ll go on to cover the topic of ‘The imperatives of leading for a changing world’ – and how Workday can support you.
Speakers: Vanessa Foser, C-Level Media AG (Moderator) | Hette Mollema, Workday (Host)

10:10 | Inspiring Thought Leader Interview: How to lead in a changing world


Kick off the day with an inspiring interview with Prof. Heike Bruch, Director of Institute for Leadership & HCM at University of St. Gallen, that will explore the ways your organisation can lead in a changing world.
Our moderator Vanessa Foser, President of the Board of Directors at C-Level Media AG, will speak with Prof. Bruch about these major challenges organisations have been facing, such as the Digital Acceleration Gap, how leaders can lead successful though this change, the role of agility within the organisation, or why employee experience matters.
Speakers: Prof. Heike Bruch, Head of Institute for HCM & Leadersship, University of St. Gallen | Vanessa Foser, C-Level Media AG (Moderator) | Hette Mollema, Workday (Host)

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Technology
Finance
10:30 | Strategy & Vision Session - Accelerate your digital finance journey


Join us to hear extraordinary business leaders from ABB and Roche share how they’re tackling change head-on and achieving their goals.

Join us to learn how to fast-track your digital finance transformation to drive innovation, respond with agility and create a competitive advantage.
Speakers: Frank Mens, Workday | Matt McManus, CFO, Kainos

11:00 | Trends & Solution Sessions


Join these live interactive breakout sessions to discuss with peers, partners, like Accenture, Alight, Deloitte, IBM, Kainos, MHP, Promerit and PwC and Workday representatives to see how our finance, HR and planning system is helping organisations solve their top business challenges.

The power to make smarter decisions is in your data

Data – you have lots of it, but how do you make sense of it? Decision-ready finance organisations clearly see opportunities and risks and act with confidence. Learn how you can take control of data to safeguard the bottom line.
Speakers: Frank Mens, Workday | Simon Walter, Workday Practice Leader / Finance Transformation, PwC

Set a new standard with frictionless finance

Transformation is no longer optional, and finance has the opportunity to usher in a new era of finance productivity with intelligent automation. Join this lively discussion to hear how new ways of working are setting a new standard.
Speakers: Fabian Jeckel, Workday | Nathalie Ruttia-Pedretti, Senior Manager Digital Finance Transformation, Deloitte

 

Navigate uncertainty with scenario planning

Today’s constantly shifting business landscape requires more from finance teams than ever before. Join us to discover how embracing scenario planning enables you to harness the power of ‘what if’ by using a continuous and company-wide planning framework.
Speakers: Daniel Haas, Workday | Timo Wienefoet, Client Director, Kainos

Improve your bottom line with proactive spend management

Procurement leaders must work with their peers in finance – not only to help the organisation navigate supply risk, but also to drive value. Discover how a shift to proactive spend management can positively impact your financial results.
Speakers: Jörg Fröstl, Workday | Oliver Wyman, Promerit

Human Resources
10:30 | Strategy & Vision Session - The changing world of HR


Join us to hear extraordinary business leaders from ABB and Roche share how they’re tackling change head-on and achieving their goals.

The workforce, how and where people work, and the skills you need continue to shift. So how do you adapt to what the future brings?
Speakers: Hette Mollema, Workday | Volker Stephan, Head of Global HR Services, ABB

11:00 | Trends & Solution Sessions


Join these live interactive breakout sessions to discuss with peers, partners, like Accenture, Alight, Deloitte, IBM, Kainos, MHP, Promerit and PwC and Workday representatives to see how our finance, HR and planning system is helping organisations solve their top business challenges.

Return to workplace

From initial emergency response, to bringing employees back to work safely, HR must lead with visibility, collaboration and adaptability.
Speakers: Luke Boshoff, Workday | Sandrine Michelmore, Digital HR and Future of Work Expert, Deloitte

 

Creating belonging and diversity with VIBE™

As diversity and inclusion take centre stage for organisations, it’s time to turn intent into action with the latest technologies for enabling change.
Speakers: Orna Morris, Workday | Bernadette McVeigh, Organisational Development Manager, Kainos

 

Reskilling and talent optimisation

Building a workforce that’s ready for the future requires an investment in current employees, as well as the ability to add resources when needed.
Speakers: Lorena Gamez, Workday | Michael Eger, Partner, Promerit

Workforce optimisation

Build a foundation of administrative excellence, digitise your workforce operations and gain operational agility to support changing business needs.
Speakers: Luam Tesfai, Workday | Aurélie Billard, Senior Manager, Management Consulting, Accenture

HR service delivery

Organisations need to find a way to operate HR service delivery efficiently while delivering the consumer-like service experience workers expect. Join us to learn more.
Speakers: Christoph Schulz, Workday | Moritz Walleter, Manager HR Transformation, MHP

Employee experience management

An employee experience that makes work more personal and productive is paramount in a changing world, and HR has a key role to play. Join us to learn more.
Speakers: Harald Rieder, Workday | Jens Riedel, HR Cloud Transformation and Operations Leader, IBM

Technology
10:30 | Strategy & Vision Session - The changing world of IT


Join us to hear extraordinary business leaders from ABB and Roche share how they’re tackling change head-on and achieving their goals.

The world is changing fast, and IT is adapting even faster. CIOs and their teams must accelerate their digital initiatives to fuel a resilient business, empower their workforce and harness continuous innovation. Join us to learn more.
Speakers: Jens Krüger, Workday | Till Dorin, Head Group HR IT, Roche

11:00 | Trends & Solution Sessions


Join these live interactive breakout sessions to discuss with peers, partners, like Accenture, Alight, Deloitte, IBM, Kainos, MHP, Promerit and PwC and Workday representatives to see how our finance, HR and planning system is helping organisations solve their top business challenges.

Business continuity at scale

Workload demands on business-critical systems can quickly move from unpredictable to unprecedented. Join us to hear how the Workday approach to cloud service delivery ‘just works’, delivering the highest levels of scalability, agility and innovation.
Speakers: Lukas Renner, Workday | Rejhan Fazlic, CIO Practice Leader / Digital Transformation, PwC

Architecture for organisational agility

Agile organisations more effectively respond to crises and see greater digital growth and continuous innovation. With technology abstracted from application functionality, the Workday architecture is built to scale and evolve, and more easily enables customers to adapt. Join us to learn more.
Speakers: Martin Kraus, Workday | Bernardo Tarillion, Principal Director, Business and Technology Innovation, Accenture

IT as an enabler for HR - creating engaging employee experiences

Providing engaging employee experiences has become one of the top priorities for CIOs. Join us to learn how Workday engages employees through purposeful experiences – surfaced when and where they need them – and in context of what needs to be accomplished
Speakers: Oliver Zandner, Workday | Simon Ernst, Business Development Manager, Alight

 

The power of unified data

Join us to explore how using a system that can securely unify data to surface insights across enterprise resources – people, finance and operations – enables organisations to gain agility for faster, better decision-making.
Speakers: Marco Luescher, Workday I Christian Adlung, Partner Workday Practice D/A/CH, IBM

11:30 | Customer Executive Interview: Digital Acceleration for a changing world


Please join the executive interview with Nic Dreckmann, COO of Bank Julius Bär, speaking about a range of challenges he has been facing, including the need for digital acceleration, the disruption of COVID-19, and C-suite relationships.
Speakers: Vanessa Foser, C-Level Media AG (Moderator) | Nic Dreckmann, COO Bank Julius Bär

11:45 | Close


Final words and conclusion by the moderator Vanessa Foser and the host Hette Mollema
Speakers: Vanessa Foser, C-Level Media AG (Moderator) | Hette Mollema, Workday (Host)

FAQs

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Who can attend Workday Elevate Digital Experience?

Workday Elevate Digital Experience is open to prospective customers. We encourage you to invite co-workers who may benefit from hearing about content for financial management, HR, payroll and technology disciplines.

If you’re an analyst, email the Analyst Relations team with any questions.

If you’re a member of the press, email the Public Relations team with any questions.

Is there a cost to attend the Workday Elevate Digital Experience?

No. We’re happy to be your host, and know this will be a worthwhile event.

When is the deadline to register?

Registration remains open until we are at capacity.

What if I can no longer attend?

The content will be available after the event on-demand, for which you will require your registration. If you want to cancel your Workday Elevate Digital Experience registration, please email us.

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