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Workday Journey XL

Ignite your engines, accelerate for the future 

Lamot Mechelen | September 18


Join us at Workday Journey XL to learn how one system for finance and HR, built from the ground up for the cloud, transforms finance and empowers employees. Connect with other organizations in the Benelux who have started their journey with Workday and experience the spirit of the local Workday Community.

During this annual roadshow you will hear and see:

  • From Workday EMEA CTO David Sohigian, how Workday supports organizations in their journey towards a digital future.
  • End-to-end demos of Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Resource Management.
  • The spirit of the Workday Community in the Benelux.
  • In-depth break-out tracks on human resource management and financial management.

For our customers we offer a special break-out track which focusses on the latest product features such as Workday Prism Analytics and Workday Data-as-a-Service and you will learn more about ‘Get more from the Core’.

Workday Journey XL lands in Mechelen on September 18 (English spoken) and in Utrecht on September 25 (Dutch spoken). Click here for more information and registration for the Dutch edition of the roadshow.


A bird’s-eye view of the day.


Customer stories. Visionary keynotes. Hands-on demos. Peer networking. All this and more is available at Workday Journey XL.

  • Workday Vision Roundtables with partners
  • Workday Discovery Zone
  • Product Overviews and Demo’s
  • Customer Panel with three local Belgian customers on stage
  • Value Management Insights
  • Networking opportunities.


12.00 – 13.00

Registration and lunch in Workday Discovery Zone


Explore the possibilities for your business in the Workday Discovery Zone. See our products in action, chat with trusted experts, connect with our customer community and find what you need to take the next step on your journey.

13.00 – 13.15

Workday Welcome: Ignite your engines and accelerate for the future

13.15 – 14.00

Workday Vision: Keynote by Dave Sohigian, Chief Technology Officer EMEA, Workday


In this keynote Dave Sohigian, our EMEA CTO, will demonstrate how a single solution for finance and HR can help you to instantly and consistently deliver value to your organization. Join us and discover how we have accelerated the journey of our customers - and what our own future plans are.

14.00 – 14.30

Customer Panel ‘Accelerating for the Future’ with Huntsman, Orange and Sanofi.


If you want to hear an honest perspective on Workday, this is your chance. Join this interactive session with three of our local customers to hear why they've ignited their engines with Workday and how Workday accelerates their journey to the future. The session closes with a Q&A. A unique opportunity to talk directly with our customers.

14.30 – 15.00

Coffee break in Workday Discovery Zone

15.00 – 16.15

Break-out sessions – Finance Track, HCM Track & Customer Track.

For HR Leaders: Empowering Your Organization – the Secret to Success.


To be successful, organizations need the ability to develop and empower the entire workforce. From mapping the voyage, to executing with precision and course correcting as you go, Workday is there to guide businesses every step of the way. Join this session to learn what to plan for, and how to roll out talent development initiatives and analyse results for continual improvement – all within a single system. This track includes an end-to-end demo of Workday Human Capital Management and Philippe Ribue, HR Process & Change Manager at Orange, sharing their story on how the unique Workday user experience results in increased employee engagement.


For Finance Leaders: Delivering on the Promise of Finance Transformation – at Last!


Do you ever wonder why a new accounting system doesn’t quite measure up to the promises made? Learn how Workday is different – designed from the beginning to address the challenges of traditional systems. See how our unique data model can support your business and dramatically increase the value your financials system brings to your organization. This track includes an end-to-end demo of Workday Financial Management and one of our customers sharing their story on how Workday supports them with growth, today and in the future. 


For our customers:


This will be a network session where you can meet the local Belgian users for Workday. Workday will also ensure that you will get a deeper insight on some of our newest HCM features.

16.15 – 16.30

Afternoon break in Workday Discovery Zone

16.30 – 17.00

Value Management Insights


Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we believe the value customers get from their Workday investments is a foundational element of their satisfaction. Our Value Realization team spends its time understanding how customers use Workday and the value they derive from our products and services. In 30 minutes our value management team will share the most important results of the 2017 Workday Value Index, a benchmarking and maturity assessment study.

17.00 – 17.45

Closing Keynote by Dominique Monami, a Belgian former professional female tennis player


Closing keynote speaker Dominique Monami will talk about team empowerment, innovation and talent management.

17.45 – 18.00

Workday Thank You & Take-Aways

18.00 – 19.00

Drinks & Bites in Workday Discovery Zone