Chief Customer Officer, Sheri Rhodes presenting at Rising.

Executive Symposium at Workday Rising.

You’re invited to join like-minded business leaders to meet, innovate, and help lead the way, together. Will you join us?

  • September 26–27, 2023

  • San Francisco, CA


Lead the future of work.

Join us to uncover new paths to business agility, see how Workday puts AI to work in powerful ways, and build lasting professional relationships.

Connect with peers.

There’s no better place to meet with like-minded executives and Workday leaders to discuss innovation.

Get expert insights.

Learn from industry leaders as they discuss how they execute with speed and agility and implement AI strategically.

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Executive Symposium is followed by our annual conference, Workday Rising. Enjoy a free pass and make the most of your exclusive experience.


Hear from this year’s experts.

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Condoleezza Rice66th Secretary of State

Condoleezza Rice is the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and Senior Fellow on Public Policy. She is the Denning Professor in Global Business and Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a founding partner of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, an international consulting firm.

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Ann-Marie CampbellExecutive Vice President, U.S. Stores and International Operations, The Home Depot

Ann-Marie Campbell is executive vice president of U.S. stores and international operations, leading more than 2,300 stores and more than 400,000 associates, as well as supply chain, merchandising, sourcing and strategy for The Home Depot Canada and The Home Depot Mexico.

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Adam GrantOrganizational Psychologist at Wharton, Best-Selling Author of Think Again, and Host of the Podcasts WorkLife and Re:Thinking

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.

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Ajay AgrawalFounder, the Creative Destruction Lab, and Co-Author of Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Ajay is an economist and professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  He is the founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, a not-for-profit program with a mission to enhance the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind. Startup graduates of the program have created over $25B in equity value to date. 

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Erik BrynjolfssonJerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Erik Brynjolfsson is the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), and Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. He also is the Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Professor by Courtesy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Department of Economics.

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Karin KimbroughChief Economist, LinkedIn Corporation

Dr. Karin Kimbrough is the Chief Economist for LinkedIn Corporation. Prior to joining the LinkedIn Corporation, she served as Assistant Treasurer for Google and Managing Director and Head of Macroeconomic Policy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In addition, Kimbrough worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a Vice President and Director for the Financial Stability Monitoring Function in the Markets Group.

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Christy PambianchiExecutive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Intel

Christy Pambianchi is executive vice president and chief people officer (CPO) at Intel Corporation. As CPO, she is responsible for driving Intel’s people strategy and fostering a vibrant culture focused on bold innovation, flawless execution, and continuous development and learning.

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Ankur AgrawalPartner, McKinsey & Company

Ankur is one of the leaders of the Healthcare Practice. He focuses on counseling healthcare systems and pharmaceutical and medical-device companies on strategy and corporate-finance issues. Ankur is the firm’s leading practitioner on healthcare M&A and performance transformations and has consistently directed M&A and finance capability-building efforts at many large healthcare companies. 

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Sheryl EstradaSenior writer at Fortune, author of the CFO Daily newsletter

Sheryl Estrada is a senior writer at Fortune and author of the CFO Daily newsletter. Before Fortune, she was a reporter at Industry Dive covering workplace, compensation, compliance, compensation, and talent management. Sheryl was previously a senior business writer and managing editor at DiversityInc (now known as Fair360).

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Rhonda MorrisVice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Chevron Corporation

Rhonda J. Morris is vice president and chief human resources officer for Chevron Corporation, a position she has held since 2016. She is responsible for shaping and driving Chevron’s people and culture strategy, including leadership succession, learning and talent, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning, and total rewards. She also serves Chevron’s Executive Committee.

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Alvina AntarChief Information Officer, Okta

Alvina Antar is the Chief Information Officer at Okta. She is focused on scaling Okta for durable growth and is responsible for enabling a seamless customer and employee experience. Alvina leads Okta’s Business Technology Organization. Prior to joining Okta in 2020, she spent six years as Zuora’s first-ever CIO, enabling business growth and taking the company through a successful IPO in 2018.

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Sanjay ShajaniSVP, Enterprise Engineering, Okta

Sanjay Shahani leads the Enterprise Architecture, Okta on Okta and Business Applications Engineering and functions at Okta as the SVP of Enterprise Engineering. Sanjay is an accomplished technology leader with 25+ years of experience in developing technology strategies, leading architecture and managing delivery of large scale Enterprise Business Systems & Data platforms. 

Workday Speakers

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Aneel BhusriCo-Founder, Co-CEO, and Chair

Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and co-CEO at Workday. He is also chair of the company’s board of directors.


Aneel has been a leader, product visionary, and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years. Before co-founding Workday in 2005, Aneel held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including vice chair of the board and senior vice president. 

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Carl EschenbachCo-CEO

Carl Eschenbach is co-CEO at Workday, and has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2018.

Prior to Workday, Carl was a general partner at Sequoia Capital since April 2016. Previously, Carl spent 14 years at VMware, Inc in various roles including president, chief operating officer, acting chief financial officer, and executive vice president of worldwide field operations.

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Sayan ChakrabortyCo-President

Sayan Chakraborty is co-president and leads Workday’s product and technology organization. He is responsible for the strategy, delivery, infrastructure, and security of the company’s platform as well as its entire suite of solutions.

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Ashley GoldsmithChief People Officer

Ashley Goldsmith is chief people officer at Workday, with global responsibility for human resources, global impact, and the Workday Foundation.


Prior to joining Workday, Ashley served as CHRO and executive vice president at Polycom. Preceding Polycom, she was senior vice president of human resources, corporate communications, and environmental health and safety for the Tissue Diagnostics Division at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. 

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Zane RoweChief Financial Officer

Zane Rowe is chief financial officer at Workday, responsible for accounting, business finance, investor relations, tax, and treasury, in addition to advising on Workday business strategy and product development.

Prior to joining Workday, Zane was executive vice president and CFO of VMware, where he oversaw the company's finance and accounting functions, and led the strategy and development team.

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Robynne SiscoVice Chair

Robynne Sisco is vice chair at Workday with a focus on building and strengthening relationships with global finance leaders to help build preference for Workday and expand the company’s footprint within the office of the chief financial officer (CFO). 

Robynne, who joined Workday in 2012, previously served as co-president and led the company’s finance, global procurement, and internal audit organizations.

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Rani JohnsonChief Information Officer

Rani Johnson is chief information officer (CIO) at Workday. She oversees the company’s global information technology organization, with responsibility for the internal deployment of Workday products.


Prior to joining Workday, Rani served as CIO at Cloud Software Group. Preceding Cloud Software Group, she served as CIO at TIBCO, SVP and CIO of SolarWinds, and CIO at the Lower Colorado River Authority.

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Sheri RhodesChief Customer Officer

Sheri Rhodes is chief customer officer at Workday where she oversees the company’s customer experience organization, which includes Professional Services, Education Services, Customer Success, and Workday Support. She leads the teams responsible for empowering all customers to reach their full potential with Workday through an unmatched end-to-end customer experience.

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Terrance WamplerGroup GM, Office of the CFO

Terrance Wampler is Workday’s Group General Manager of Product of the CFO, and is responsible for leading the strategy and development for the entire suite of financial products. Previously, he served as the vice president of Financials product.

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Heather GardnerVice President, Information Systems

Heather is vice president of Information Systems at Workday, where she is responsible for the internal deployment of Workday products. As an experienced technology leader, she has a proven track record in strategy, innovation, and execution at scale.