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Business Briefing Zurich

5 OCTOBER 2017


You want your organisation to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Whether you’re in finance, HR, or IT, your team needs insight and agility to make smart decisions and help the business grow.


Join us at the Business Briefing event in Zurich on Thursday 5 October and find out how Workday provides the insights and agility needed to make smart decisions about your future, helping your business to grow. Whether you’re new to Workday or are already a customer, we have designed the agenda to help you consider the future for your organisation.

Discover how your peers are using Workday’s industry-leading finance and HR system to bring incredible value to their organisations. Be inspired by thought leadership, choose between dedicated HR sessions, and participate in hands-on demos.



  • Thursday 14
Thursday 14
Welcome 9:00 - 9:10

Christoph Kull
Regional Vice President DACH, Workday

External Keynote: Where are you leading to? 9:10 - 9:40

Dr. Pero Micic
Expert for Future Management

Workday Keynote 9:40 - 10:10

Christoph Kull
Regional Vice President DACH, Workday

Hear from Workday leaders and learn how bringing finance and HR into one system helps you gain the confidence and clarity to grow your business and lead with certainty.

Coffee break 10:10 - 10:30
Customer success spotlight: Julius Bär 10:30 - 11:00

Manuel Hugentobler
Head HR Consulting & Support Centre

Customer success spotlight: Philips 11:00 - 11:30

Karsten Klein
Director HRIS

Coffee break 11:30 - 12:00
Breakout 1: Hear from Workday Leaders

12:00 - 12:30
Engage and Enable Your Workforce with an Employee Experience That Ignites Success

Richard Doherty
Senior Director Product Marketing, Workday

As an HR leader, you are expected to provide your organisation with efficient people processes and systems to hire, develop, and nurture the best-quality candidates for your business. Nurturing your talent extends into the entire experience for all employees—whether they're new recruits or your most senior executives. Join this session to learn about the latest innovations available to deliver a premium experience to your workforce. With a system of engagement that’s rich with employee data, you can create personalised experiences based on unique skills, career interests, and development needs. And with a system-of-record that has talent management at its core, you can build a long-term strategy based on empowering your entire workforce to ignite success.

12:00 - 12:30
The Business Case For Change  

Sridhar Parameshwaran
Director Value Management, Workday

Join this session to explore the opportunities for driving business value that Workday creates and review real-life examples of the value realised by a selection of Workday Financial and Human Capital Management customers.

12:30 - 12:35
Travel to next breakout

Breakout 2: Experience Workday

12:35 - 13:05

Hands-on session: Easy to use and intuitive Finance and Human Capital Management business processes

Anita Forster
Senior Solution Consultant, Workday

Ronny Voland
Account Executive Financials, Workday

In this interactive sessions, come and try for yourself how easy it is for all users to grasp Finance and HCM tasks and processes.

12:35 - 13:05
Workday Learning. Learning Your Workforce Will Love

Meike Wilke
Solution Consultant, Workday

Workday Learning combines on-demand content and enterprise learning in one application that employees will love to use. And it’s all within Workday. Join this session to learn more about how Workday is revolutionising workplace learning.

Coffee break 13:05 - 13:30
Expert Panel 13:30 - 14:00

Host: Richard Doherty, Senior Director Product Marketing, Workday

Participants: Manuel Hugentobler (Head HR Consulting & Support Centre at Julius Bär), Karsten Klein (Director HRIS at Philips),  Dr. Pero Micic and Christoph Kull (Regional Vice President DACH Workday)

Closing Remarks 14:00 - 14:05

Christoph Kull
Regional Vice President DACH, Workday

Networking and Reception 14:05 - 15:30

In cooperation with Kainos and PwC