Conversations for a Changing World

Global Broadcast: October 20, 8:00 AM PT | 16:00 BST
Asia-Pacific Broadcast: October 20, 7:00 PM PT | October 21, 10:00 AM SGT
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Conversations that inspire action.

This year has reminded us of the challenges we’re facing—in business and in the world. It’s also accelerated critical conversations about how to take on those challenges. Join us live as we bring together changemakers and leaders to discuss the collective actions we need to take to create lasting change.

We believe conversations can be a catalyst for change. For an economy that’s more resilient and equitable for everyone. For driving more social impact at our own organizations. For using this moment to bring forward a brighter future.

Changemakers with bright ideas.

We want to go beyond positive intentions and make a real impact. We’re bringing together passionate speakers to discuss tangible strategies for creating the future we want to see. Here are just a few of our featured speakers—more to be announced soon.


Trevor Noah
Comedian and Host of The Daily Show

Serena Williams
Tennis Champion, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

Soledad O’Brien
Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur, and Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show Matter of Fact

Adena Friedman
President and CEO

Aneel Bhusri
Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Chano Fernandez

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Bold strategies for change.

Global business leaders discuss the challenges they’re facing and how they’re preparing for the future. We’ll delve into key topics that are top of mind for organizations today.

Hear from some of our customers and partners:

Digital Acceleration

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

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

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, Principal, Finance Transformation, KPMG

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

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

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, Transformation, Communications, and People, Telstra

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

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

Conversations from Europe

In today’s changing world, European 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 Bank

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

Two special musical guests.

Jake Owen

Award-Winning Country Artist

Darius Rucker
GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist

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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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Join the conversation.