Agenda

21 May 2024
etc.venues, 133 Houndsditch

Workday Elevate London is your chance to see how Workday is helping EMEA organisations shape the future of work. See what we’ve got lined up for you below.

Workday Elevate Agenda 2024

Strategy & Vision

Live on Workday

08:45–09:30
  • Arrival & Breakfast
09:30–09:45
  • Regional Welcome | Workday Elevate London!
    • Daniel Pell

      Daniel Pell

      Vice President Country Manager UKI, Workday

09:45–10:00
  • Customer Award | Are you a rockstar?
    • Carolyn Horne

      Carolyn Horne

      VP Strategic Customer Engagements, Workday

10:00–10:15
  • Keynote | The future of work
    • Joe Wilson

      Joe Wilson

      Global CTO, Workday

10.15–10:45
  • External speaker announced soon!
10:45–11:15
  • Morning Coffee Break
11:15–11:35
  • Finance 2030: Navigating the Digital Frontier Sponsored by Deloitte
    • Tanya Beckett

      Tanya Beckett

      Broadcaster, BBC

    • Dave Towers

      Dave Towers

      EMEA Workday Finance Lead, Deloitte

    • Matthew Guest

      Matthew Guest

      Digital Strategy and Innovation Lead Partner, Deloitte

    • Tim Wakeford

      Tim Wakeford

      VP, Product Management, Financials, Workday

    Expectations have increased beyond just maximizing shareholder value, to becoming the architects of value creation. This expanded role means finance must have the right data, technology foundation, and people to be successful. Join us for a conversation between Workday and Deloitte, as they share their perspectives on adapting to the velocity of change, and how to leverage AI and ML.

11:40–12:45
  • Strategic Financial Leadership Panel: Aligning accounting, financial planning and analytics for future success Sponsored by CloudRock
    • Tanya Beckett

      Tanya Beckett

      Broadcaster, BBC

    • Wyatt Edge-Morgan

      Wyatt Edge-Morgan

      Senior Partner - Workday Financials Practice Lead, CloudRock

    • Miles Hubbard

      Miles Hubbard

      Finance Systems Manager, Thought Machine

    • Steve Rayment

      Head of Global Business Management, Beazley

    This panel discussion will delve into the future of accounting, planning, and data management, exploring key trends that will shape the roles of finance in the coming years. Topics include the integration of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and the role of data analytics in decision-making. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation that looks beyond the traditional roles.

12:10–12:45
  • Enhancing profitability with sourcing excellence
    • Adam Cotterill

      Adam Cotterill

      Procurement Manager, PGA

    • Nathalie Lacroix

      Nathalie Lacroix

      Procurement & Supplier Relationship Manager, Skipton

    Sourcing should be simple, but with multiple touch points across a number of departments, simplicity isn't always the first thing that springs to mind when we think about procurement. Often, manual tasks, inefficient onboarding of suppliers and lack of visibility create unnecessary roadblocks.

    Hear from Workday customers about how they've overcome these challenges by shifting procurement into the driving seat, increasing visibility, reducing time consuming manual tasks and providing a bird’s eye view of their RFPs.

    Product focus:
    Workday Strategic Sourcing

  • Meeting the challenge of secure, self-service data access for actionable insights
    • Rob Bloor

      Rob Bloor

      Group Financial Controller, Equiniti

    • Paul Boyle

      Paul Boyle

      Group Director People Service Operations, Sky

    We have data – and lots of it – but how can organisations maximise the impact of the data available to them? Today, analytics leaders are being asked to support their business’s ever-growing need for value-adding and actionable insights. But providing secure, self-service access to data for analytics and reporting remains a significant challenge.

    Join this panel to hear how Equiniti and Sky have maximised the impact of data analytics and insights through Workday.

    Product focus:
    Workday Prism Analytics

12:45–13:45
  • Lunch Break
13:45–14:30
  • Industry breakout: Banking & Capital Markets
    • Laurence Leyden

      Regional Vice President, Workday

    • Jill Newman

      Head of HR, Newcastle Building Society

    • Sarah Warren

      Head of Group Finance, Newcastle Building Society

    • Kirsty McDaid

      HR Data and Systems Manager, Newcastle Building Society

    Powering the industries that power our world. Workday has a range of solutions designed to help each industry overcome its unique challenges, while also boosting productivity and decision-making through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this breakout session with our industry expert and fellow industry peers to discuss the unique challenges specific to Banking & Capital Markets.

  • Industry breakout: Insurance
    • Viren Patel

      Viren Patel

      Strategic Industry Advisor, Financial Services & Insurance, Workday

    Powering the industries that power our world. Workday has a range of solutions designed to help each industry overcome its unique challenges, while also boosting productivity and decision-making through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this breakout session with our industry expert and fellow industry peers to discuss the unique challenges specific to Insurance.

  • Industry breakout: Technology
    • Rajeev Sharma

      Rajeev Sharma

      Strategic Industry Advisor, Tech & Media, Workday

    Powering the industries that power our world. Workday has a range of solutions designed to help each industry overcome its unique challenges, while also boosting productivity and decision-making through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this breakout session with our industry expert and fellow industry peers to discuss the unique challenges specific to Technology.

  • Putting data management in the hands of accounting
    • Emma Castledine

      Emma Castledine

      Enterprise Architect, Finance Transformation, Checkout.com

    • Smruti Simhadri

      Workday Integrations Product Analyst, Quilter

    • Mark Mahers

      Mark Mahers

      Head of Finance, Coventry Building Society

    • Marion Carr

      Marion Carr

      Sr Product Marketing Manager Financials, Workday

    Today’s finance leaders are being asked to partner with the business on real time performance into cash flow, costs, the balance sheet, and profitability. To do this, you need to blend high volumes of data from multiple systems—including financial, worker, operational and third-party data—and look at it from multiple dimensions, without significant data restructuring or reconciliation.

    Explore how Workday Accounting Center can help you support finance with self-service access to the full data lifecycle.

    Product focus:
    Workday Accounting Center
    Workday Prism Analytics

  • Streamlining plans, budgets and forecasts for strategic focus
    • Neil Gribben

      Neil Gribben

      Vice-President, Accounting & Control, Belmond

    • Richard Hartle

      Richard Hartle

      Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Bristol Airport

    • Tom McCaw

      Head of Global Planning and Business Partnering, Beazley

    What could a 70% reduction in planning cycles and a 50% boost in productivity do for your organisation?

    Empowering teams and removing barriers to disconnected data drives data-based decision making, enabling leaders to react faster and more strategically than ever.

    Learn how Workday customers are leveraging Workday Adaptive Planning to mitigate risk, boost productivity and make strategic decisions rooted in data.

    Product focus:
    Workday Financial Planning

14:40–15:25
  • Industry breakout: Professional Business Services
    • Kyle Wilkinson

      Kyle Wilkinson

      Strategic Industry Advisor, Professional Business Services, Workday

    Powering the industries that power our world. Workday has a range of solutions designed to help each industry overcome its unique challenges, while also boosting productivity and decision-making through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this breakout session with our industry expert and fellow industry peers to discuss the unique challenges specific to Professional Business Services.

  • Industry breakout: Retail
    • Laurent Homeyer

      Laurent Homeyer

      Strategic Industry Advisor, Retail & Hospitality, Workday

    Powering the industries that power our world. Workday has a range of solutions designed to help each industry overcome its unique challenges, while also boosting productivity and decision-making through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this breakout session with our industry expert and fellow industry peers to discuss the unique challenges specific to Retail.

  • Industry breakout: Public Sector
    • Andy Venter

      Andy Venter

      Regional Sales Director, Public Sector, Workday

    Powering the industries that power our world. Workday has a range of solutions designed to help each industry overcome its unique challenges, while also boosting productivity and decision-making through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this breakout session with our industry expert and fellow industry peers to discuss the unique challenges specific to Public Sector.

  • Industry breakout: Asset & Wealth Management
    • Viren Patel

      Viren Patel

      Strategic Industry Advisor, Financial Services & Insurance, Workday

    • Tom Rees

      Head of Finance & Corporate Technology, Man Group

    Powering the industries that power our world. Workday has a range of solutions designed to help each industry overcome its unique challenges, while also boosting productivity and decision-making through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this breakout session with our industry expert and fellow industry peers to discuss the unique challenges specific to Asset & Wealth Management.

  • Transforming finance from automation to value creation with AI-enabled workflows
    • Pramoda Morla

      Pramoda Morla

      Finance Product Manager, BDO

    • Alison Seedat

      Finance Systems Manager, Hyde Housing

    The age-old responsibilities of finance – like cash flow, investments and P&Ls – are fast becoming automated. And this has led to a growing imperative for CFOs to lean into value creation by improving access to data and providing deeper, more informed analysis.

    By harnessing the power of AI-enabled workflows, learn why today’s CFOs are in a unique position to connect the dots and become a key value architect within their organisation.

11:15–12:00
  • Maximising Internal Mobility for Skills and Talent Optimisation
    • Sarah-Jane Rostant

      Sarah-Jane Rostant

      Sr Director, Strategic Engagement, Product Strategy, Workday

    For today’s organisations, developing a talent strategy that can help them adapt to change while retaining and engaging their workforce is critical to staying ahead.

    In this session, learn how Workday supports a skills-based people strategy throughout the employee lifecycle – including hiring, onboarding, learning, talent mobility and rewards – to enable companies to be ready for what’s next.

    Product focus:
    Workday Skills Cloud
    Workday Talent Management

  • Navigating the Future of the Contingent Workforce with Strategic Integration of External Workers

    The workforce composition is changing fast. Organisations are increasingly augmenting their workforce with extended workers to fill critical skills gaps, reduce costs and increase agility in hiring in order to scale quickly.

    In this session, we’ll explore how Workday customers have optimised insights into their full worker population, supporting decisions on talent needs and increasing organisational agility at scale.

    Product focus:
    Workday VNDLY

  • Thriving in change: Leveraging Workday Success Plans to bridge the acceleration gap
    • Ran Li

      Head of Information Systems, Alfa Systems

    • Ricky Sickelmore

      HR Technology Manager, Arriva

    In today’s changing world, it’s easy for organisations to get caught in the acceleration gap – the place where your resources, skills and capabilities can’t keep up with the accelerated pace of change.

    Join this session as we explore how Workday Success Plans can help you close the gap with comprehensive expertise, support and education at every stage of your journey with Workday. It’s time to embrace the opportunity that a changing world brings.

    Product focus:
    Workday Success Plans

  • Unlocking Strategic Insights: Harnessing the Power of People Analytics for Business Transformation
    • Hilary Duffus

      Hilary Duffus

      HR Data & Systems Manager, Clarion Housing

    Discover how customers have leveraged the analytical capabilities in Workday and empowered their organisation to answer critical business questions about workforce and employee data.

    We'll demonstrate practical examples of how you can integrate these capabilities to unlock strategic insights and fuel a culture of continuous innovation.

    Product focus:
    Workday People Analytics

12:10–12:45
  • Optimising recruitment strategies with Workday Candidate Engagement

    In the wake of the pandemic, the great resignation and the increasing cost of living, future employees want more from their prospective employers. So engaging in the right way and at the right time is key to hiring and securing the right talent. To do this at scale requires empowered recruitment teams with a connected platform.

    Hear how customers have created a holistic view of their hiring programmes, enabling leaders to strategically manage their end-to-end talent acquisition strategy and empower recruitment teams.

    Product focus:
    Workday Candidate Engagement

  • Meeting the challenge of secure, self-service data access for actionable insights
    • Rob Bloor

      Rob Bloor

      Group Financial Controller, Equiniti

    • Paul Boyle

      Paul Boyle

      Group Director People Service Operations, Sky

    We have data – and lots of it – but how can organisations maximise the impact of the data available to them?
    Today, analytics leaders are being asked to support their business’s ever-growing need for value-adding and actionable insights. But providing secure, self-service access to data for analytics and reporting remains a significant challenge.

    Join this panel to hear how Equiniti and Sky have maximised the impact of data analytics and insights through Workday.

    Product focus:
    Workday Prism Analytics

  • Elevate employee engagement with Workday Peakon Employee Voice
    • Catherine Brooks

      Catherine Brooks

      Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, Affinity Water

    With 62% of resignations driven by poor cultural fit or lack of development prospects, it's vital to understand what employees desire from their employers.

    Improving retention and engagement can not only lead to lower recruitment costs and increased morale but a more productive and engaged workforce.

    Learn from Affinity Water as they share how sentiment analysis and employee insights have impacted their organisation.

    Product focus: Workday Peakon Employee Voice

12:45–13:45
  • Lunch Break
13:45–14:30
  • Equipping payroll professionals for the changing world of work
    • Cheryl Biddiscombe

      Cheryl Biddiscombe

      Senior Workday Payroll Specialist, OVO Energy

    • Danny Rice

      Danny Rice

      Senior Manager, Product Management, Workday

    • Andy Smart

      Payroll Manager, Coventry Building Society

    • Joy Hatton

      Senior Outbound Product Manager, Workday

    With changing regulations and worker expectations evolving every day, payroll is changing faster than ever. With complex processes and varying needs, it's critical to get it right.

    During this session, we’ll welcome Workday customers from OVO Energy and GSK, who’ll share how they leverage Workday Payroll to create simplicity out of complexity.

    Product focus:
    Workday Payroll

  • Empower, evolve, excel: Transform talent development with interactive learning solutions
    • Gavin McQuillan

      Head of Learning & Development, Natwest

    • Leanne McAvoy

      Leanne McAvoy

      Learning Strategy Manager, Natwest

    • Lisa Saunders

      Lisa Saunders

      Learning Strategy & Transformation Manager, Natwest

    With the pace of change accelerating, job requirements are constantly evolving too. Organisations face the risk of falling behind if they don't continually adapt to changing compliance needs and skill sets needed for their employees to be successful.

    To succeed in this changing world, connecting employees to the right learning opportunities is critical – both for today and the not-so-distant future.

    Hear how NatWest have empowered their employees with Workday Learning, and discover how you could do the same.

    Product focus:
    Workday Learning

14:40–15:25
  • Future-forward HR: Tailoring workforce journeys to individual needs and creating personalised experiences for tomorrow's success
    • Finola Elsey

      HRIS Project Manager, Abrdn

    • Sophie Porter

      Global Head of HR Operations, Abrdn

    • Phoebe Barnes

      Workday Functional Manager, Centrica

    According to a recent Deloitte report, 68% of executives agree that future workforce strategies will be more customised to individual needs. So how can businesses ensure they meet each employee’s long-term needs?

    At Workday, we think employee experiences at work should be as personalised, streamlined and simplified as the ones we have every day outside of work. Today it’s about what people need and when they need it, wherever they are.

    Join us for this customer panel on how to optimise the employee experience to learn more.

    Product focus:
    Workday Help
    Workday Journeys

15:40–16:20
  • Why trust and teamwork are so important for McLaren Racing
    • Piers Thynne

      Piers Thynne

      COO, McLaren Racing

    • Clare Hickie

      Clare Hickie

      CTO EMEA, Workday

    Join us for our final session of the day, where Piers Thynne, COO at McLaren Racing, will join Clare Hickie, CTO EMEA at Workday, to discuss why trust and teamwork are critical components of the McLaren Formula 1 team's success.

    During this exclusive session, Workday Elevate London attendees will learn how trust and teamwork enable effective collaboration, enhance performance and reliability, and foster innovation in the highly competitive world of Formula 1. The conversation will also explore the role of problem-solving, resilience and adaptability, and an appetite for continuous improvement, in building an engaged and reliable team.

16:20–16:30
  • Thank you for attending Workday Elevate London
    • Daniel Pell

      Daniel Pell

      Vice President Country Manager UKI, Workday

16:30–17:00
  • A thank you cheers!
17:00–23:00
  • Summer Party at Madison Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

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