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Workday Elevate® Digital Experience

South Africa
Thursday 13 May 2021 | 10:00 SAST

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.

 

A look at the day

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


First off, we are in conversation with event hosts Bruce Whitfield, the multi-platform award-winning financial journalist, and Zuko Mdwana, Workday South Africa Country Leader, on the topic of ‘The imperatives of leading for a changing world’.

10:15 | The Big Reset: Predictions for 2021 and Beyond


We are in the middle of The Big Reset, a new way of thinking about work, life, business, and leadership.

10:45 | Customer panel


In today’s changing world, companies are facing unique challenges. This panel, with Chris Shortt, CIO of Pick 'n Pay and Celiwe Ross, Human Capital Director at Old Mutual, provides insight into how their organisations are striving for agility and how Workday may fit into that strategy.

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  • Human Resources
  • Technology
Finance
11:00 | Strategy & Vision Session - Accelerate your digital finance journey


Discover the most pressing trends, challenges and opportunities facing business leaders across industries.

Join us to learn how to fast-track your digital finance transformation to drive innovation, respond with agility and create a competitive advantage.

11:45 | Trends & Solution Session


Learn 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Human Resources
11:00 | Strategy & Vision Session - The changing world of HR


Discover the most pressing trends, challenges and opportunities facing business leaders across industries.

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?

11:45 | Trends & Solution Session


Learn 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.

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.

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.

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.

Technology
11:00 | Strategy & Vision Session - The changing world of IT


Discover the most pressing trends, challenges and opportunities facing business leaders across industries.

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.

11:45 | Trends & Solution Session


Learn 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.

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.

Creating an engaging employee experience

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.

 

 

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.

12:00 | Close


Your hosts, Bruce Whitefield and Zuko Mdwaba, summarise the highlights of the day, and key points to take away.

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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