Go Further Together: A Conversation with Peyton and Archie Manning, Moderated by Hannah Storm
Peyton Manning, two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time NFL MVP, kicks off the week by sharing how the power of collaboration and a common purpose helped him and his teammates achieve extraordinary success. Joined by his dad, Archie Manning, also a former NFL quarterback, this duo will inspire you with stories about the power of teamwork, leadership, and a strong support system to overcome challenges and reach new heights. Moderated by award-winning journalist, producer, director and signature ESPN on-air personality Hannah Storm, this session is sure to start your week at Workday Rising on a game-winning note.
Whether you're new to Workday Rising or a seasoned attendee, the Welcome Reception provides an excellent opportunity to get to know our sponsoring partners, learn more about Workday's innovative products and services, and connect with old friends while making some new ones. Hosted in our Innovation Exchange Expo, this lively reception is a great way to kick off the conference.Conference Events
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Workday Co-Founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri and Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Duffield take the stage with a few special guests to provide a look into the future of Workday. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the innovation that’s driving the company and industry forward and hear how Workday is helping customers lead with certainty through the next wave of growth.Keynote
Join Guardian as it shares its Workday journey, including how the company changed its approach to deploying Workday from "kindergarten" stages through "elementary" years to increase Workday utilization. Join this session to hear how it developed Workday champions, a successful support team, and value from Workday through education, change management, and a focus on empowerment. Guardian highlights lessons learned and tips that changed the organization from low utilization to realizing high-impact value, all while experiencing many organizational changes.Breakout Session Kathryn Lane - Director, Workday & HRIS Business Services, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Join Western Digital (WDC) and Mercer for a presentation on WDC’s journey to reimagine its Workday instance in a post go-live environment—one that effectively aligned all operating companies and took advantage of best-practices system design. Get the details of WDC's preliminary discovery work and the synchronized effort to achieve the Workday system that it had always envisioned.Breakout Session Jonathan Hugo - Director, HR Systems, Western Digital
In this session, hear from a panel of Workday customers on how they are transitioning to the new revenue recognition standard.Breakout Session Richa Dubey - Director, Product Strategy, Workday, Inc.
Billing for service is the lifeblood of professional services organizations. To do it efficiently and accurately requires visibility and control. Join this session to learn about our current project billing capabilities and get a glimpse into the future of Workday Revenue Management. Hear from a customer about the journey to drive its business forward with project billing in Workday.Breakout Session Uwe Reimer - Senior Director Product Management, Workday, Inc.
Cost and revenue control for projects is a top priority when margins are tight or spend is limited. Learn how the project budgeting feature in Workday Projects puts you back in control with sophisticated budget generation, versioning, and controls.Breakout Session Savithri Arulanandasamy - California, Workday, Inc.
When you have large segments of your organization that work on project-based assignments, you need a system that can keep up with that type of dynamic environment. Learn why Workday Projects is a great tool for planning, staffing, and executing internal projects for R&D and IT.Breakout Session Izabela Basu - Product Manager, Workday, Inc.
As more organizations reap the benefits of Workday, many overlook the importance of risk mitigation. This session focuses on Denny's proactive approach during deployment, taking advantage of the highly configurable and user-friendly environment in Workday to implement a robust internal controls framework. Learn how the company was able to stay ahead of its audit requirements with a seamless transition toward internal controls policies and compliance.Breakout Session Agatha Allison - Workday Project Manager, Denny's
Finance leaders are using analytics to drive critical changes throughout the business, but they often find there is a lack of key data to enable full business transparency. This session discusses how you can blend your Workday financial data with data from your operational systems for a complete, 360-degree view. See examples of financial analytics use cases and the outcomes from Workday Prism Analytics that have been implemented by customers.Breakout Session Asif Masud - Product Manager, Financial Analytics, Workday, Inc.
Learn how your organization can streamline the procure-to-pay process and improve spend visibility with Workday Procurement. Get an understanding of key product features and reporting/analytics capabilities that help optimize indirect purchasing and ultimately reduce costs.Breakout Session Kari Gerster - Senior Director, Workday, Inc.
Ever wonder why a new accounting system never quite measures up to the promises made? Traditional accounting systems were architected the same way, but this session shares why Workday is different, designed from the beginning to address top challenges from traditional systems. Join this session to hear how Workday supports your business today and in the future with a unique data model that can dramatically increase the value that your financials system brings to your organization.Breakout Session Stefan Ball - Product Marketing Manager, Workday, Inc.
Workday recommends firms convert at least two years of GL history to help gain a broader view of performance and determine future goals. Global GL conversions add a layer of complexity. Decisions are made early on in the design process that affect how conversion data is structured and transformed. In this session, KPMG and Wellington address leading practices, challenges faced, and identified workarounds to help ensure that your firm feels comfortable entering data conversion discussions.Breakout Session Michael Brady - Manager, Advisory, KPMG
After a major merger, Trinity Health sought an HR and payroll system to become its first company-wide business solution. The company deployed Workday Recruiting with its next wave of 60,000 colleagues. With more than 25,000 job profiles, over 120,000 employees, 10-plus onboarding integrations, and 29 health ministries, Trinity Health worked with PwC to identify areas for simplification and developed new processes to transform talent acquisition and onboarding, enhance the candidate experience, and sunset over 15 applicant tracking systems. Join this session to hear more about Trinity Health's lessons learned and best practices.Breakout Session Jill Parsons - Engagement Director, PwC
Join us for this demonstration of how Workday can expand the capabilities of a global organization. Learn what Workday has to offer your organization to help it meet localization and global reporting needs. Note: Due to the high-touch nature of these sessions, space is limited.Hands-On Lab Matt Mazzuca - Solution Architect, Workday, Inc.
Learn how to leverage Workday analytics to gain greater insight into your business. This session focuses on leveraging and enhancing analytics content through features such as analytics indicators, embedded analytics, worklet configuration, and dashboards. You also get the opportunity to practice on a sample Workday tenant with help from product experts. Note: Due to the high-touch nature of these sessions, space is limited.Hands-On Lab Craig Lum - Solution Architect, Workday, Inc.
Get your hands on the keyboard for this session designed to teach business users some simple configurations. This hands-on workshop offers tips and tricks to help you streamline navigation and improve your user experience. Learn how to set up productivity items such as customer-defined field-level help via Workday product tours; create engaging announcements that push out information, videos, and tasks to targeted audiences; and configure the tabs of profile groups such as cost center, pay group, and worker. Laptops and tenants are provided.Hands-On Lab Colin Spilak - CA, Workday, Inc.
Yale University is deploying an administrative platform that unifies financial, human capital management, academics, and payroll functions. This is the biggest institutional transformation Yale has ever experienced. To support Yale’s large-scale transformation, Workday implemented the Change Network program, made up of over 300 field Business Operations staff. The presenters share the structure of the program focusing on the key outcomes and challenges from the perspective of the program manager and senior leadership.Breakout Session Sarath Kraus - Project Manager, Business Operations, Yale University
The majority of grant expenditures are for salary. Join this session to learn about new functionality in Workday Payroll and Workday Grants Management, including multiyear commitments, salary-over-the-cap, and award end dates. Hear ideas for the future as well.Breakout Session John Cunningham - Senior Product Manager, Workday, Inc.
As an enterprise fund of the City and County of Denver (CCD), Denver International Airport (DEN) is the first airport to deploy Workday. Join this session to learn how both CCD and DEN were able to take their businesses further by partnering for vendor selections, business process alignment, design sessions, testing, and training. This presentation serves as a use case for any government entity and its various departments or agencies looking to deploy Workday.Breakout Session Christopher Blackett - Manager, Financial Risk Strategy, Denver International Airport
Hear how software and technology companies are using Workday to find, retain, and engage talent; manage revenue processes; and ensure compliance in an ever-changing and competitive landscape. This session includes an overview of the Workday vision and roadmap for the industry.Breakout Session Chris Garber - SVP, FP&A and Investor Relations, Acxiom
For many colleges and universities, a move to Workday is about more than a system replacement; it’s about digital transformation empowering faculty and staff, and allows for the realization of a forward-thinking vision. That’s certainly the driver at Berklee College of Music, which is using Workday as the centerpiece of a unification effort following its merger with two other schools. In this session, hear how school leaders are managing the change.Breakout Session Cathy Milazzo - Workday Industry Solutions and Delivery Leader - Education, IBM
Join this session to hear how AstraZeneca has optimized Workday Payroll for the U.S., Workday Time Tracking, and Workday Absence Management since going live. The company shares the impact these applications have had on the organization, its focus on simplifying processes, and tips for other organizations thinking about embarking on a similar journey.Breakout Session Nicole Hardt - HR Services Director, Americas, AstraZeneca
Join this session to hear customers speak about their experiences using Workday Payroll for Canada and share some best practices and benefits realized.Breakout Session Nicole Vaughan - HootSuite, Payroll Manager
Join this session to hear payroll short stories that walk you through core functionality and best practices on key Workday Payroll topics. These short stories have been chosen based on questions asked on Workday Community and can help streamline your processes whether you’re already live or in the middle of a deployment.Breakout Session Heather Gardner - Director, Product Management, Workday, Inc.
Hear how Workday Student helps address higher education’s biggest challenges and how we're shaping your Workday experience for the long term. Learn about the latest innovations in Workday Student, understand the vision of where we are going, and witness a seamless Workday Student experience in action. This high-level session demonstrates how Workday is committed to continuous innovation and to your institution’s future success.Keynote Liz Dietz - VP Strategy and Product Management, Student Systems, Workday, Inc.
Join us to learn how Workday is investing in and developing Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to address the biggest trends in HR. We’ll take you on a journey through the latest innovations in Workday HCM, as well as paint a picture of where we are headed. Hear from our customers about building cultures of connection and purpose, and how they are elevating the employee experience. See how analytics are reshaping the world of HR, and how Workday incorporates analytics to provide insights for everyone across the organization.Keynote Cristina Goldt - VP, HCM Product Management, Workday, Inc.
Whether you are in the midst of preparing for, or have already completed, your Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Workday Financial Management deployments, what steps can you take to start preparing for your Workday Student deployment? Join this session to learn what a typical Workday Student deployment looks like for different types of institutions, how you can structure your project team for success, ways to prepare your data, and how a Workday Student deployment differs from Workday HCM and Workday Financial Management deployments.Breakout Session Jennifer Wowk - Director, Student Delivery Services, Workday, Inc.
What is your approach to mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures? Take this opportunity to share your best practices, lessons learned, and strategies from your experience with all aspects of the project—from data to tenants to timelines.Table Talks
How is your support team structured and what types of roles make up your support team? Connect with customers from other HR organizations with fewer than 3,500 employees to discuss your approaches to supporting Workday. Share information on how your organization is set up today and where you may need to be in the future. Note: For customers with fewer than 3,500 employees.Table Talks
How is your support team structured and what types of roles make up your support team? Connect with customers from other HR organizations with more than 3,500 employees to discuss your approaches to supporting Workday. Share information on how your organization is set up today and where you may need to be in the future. Note: For customers with more than 3,500 employees.Table Talks
Connect with other Workday Financial Management customers to discuss different approaches and best practices for working with internal and external auditors. Share lessons learned with like-minded peers and leave the session with ideas for gaining efficiency with your audit process.Table Talks
Accuracy and agility during the month-end close process are necessities in today's business environment. Connect with other Workday Financial Management customers to discuss best practices for improving and shortening your close cycles, and take back ideas that you can use to gain additional efficiencies in managing this process.Table Talks
Does your organization have a total rewards philosophy? Are you successfully communicating your full investment to your employees? Join this discussion on total rewards and hear how other organizations are managing and communicating total rewards.Table Talks
As businesses move away from focusing solely on top talent, all employees require enablement for growth and success. Join this conversation to learn how your peers are approaching enablement of the entire organization.Table Talks
Using Workday mobile apps can help drive engagement and productivity among your employees. What strategies do you employ to help drive adoption across your organization? Join this session to share your ideas and learn from your peers.Table Talks
Technology has the ability to reshape today's enterprise. What technologies and tools have you found useful in enabling productivity among your workforce? Join this session to share your ideas and hear from your peers.Table Talks
For the Payroll team, accuracy is key. Join this session to share your best practices for audits and reports, as well as the processes you use to drive a more accurate payroll.Table Talks
How do you ensure you have the right governance model to optimize Workday across your organization? Join this discussion to share challenges and solutions with your peers to further refine your governance structure. *Please note this Table Topic is focused on customers in the Government and Higher Education industries.Table Talks
You have multiple stakeholders across campus (faculty, staff, and students). How do you involve them in your Workday deployment to create buy-in and acceptance that will lead to the successful adoption of Workday? Join this session to share your ideas and best practices, and to hear from your peers as well. * Please note that this table topic is focused on customers in the Higher Education industry.Table Talks
Do you have to reforecast each period, or provide detailed explanations for variances? How much can a department spend without getting another approval? Join this discussion to share your spending and forecasting strategies with your peers. *Please note that this table topic is focused on customers in the Financial Services industry.Table Talks
Join your peers in the financial services industry to hear strategies and best practices for maintaining a strong, increasingly diverse customer base. Learn how others are attracting and engaging millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers, and others. Discuss what you can do to attain and educate these customers of tomorrow, and, once engaged, how to make them profitable for you. Note: This Table Talk focuses on customers in the financial services industry.Table Talks
Interested to hear what the Workday team is doing to enhance your user experience over the next few releases? What if you could co-mingle data from Workday and third parties on places like Home or the profile, all with the Workday look and feel you love? What if the setup was as easy as dragging and dropping? Join this session to learn about Workday Designer and how we're making Workday more configurable, personal, and efficient for your users.Breakout Session Ashley Greene - CA, Workday, Inc.
In this session, we take you on a tour through our Workday mobile apps for Android and iOS and demonstrate how mobile is an indispensable experience for your workforce. We also discuss the latest mobile features and give you a sneak peek into our roadmap for next year.Breakout Session Matthew Grippo - Senior Director, Mobile Apps, Workday, Inc.
The integration of enterprise applications is complex, costly, time-consuming, and difficult to maintain. For IT departments, this means investing heavily in specialized skill sets, various platforms, and technologies. The connectors and enterprise interface builder (EIB) in Workday can help simplify integrations and reduce the cost of ownership. Join this session to learn how Yelp and the Douglas County School District increased business value by leveraging the benefits connector, payroll connector, and EIB to increase self-sufficiency and overcome common integration barriers. Leave this session with the knowledge you need to empower your teams to become self-sufficient integration builders; lower the cost, risk, and complexity of enterprise integrations; and reduce IT dependence.Breakout Session Jamie Boderck - Business Systems Analyst, Yelp
In this presentation, we discuss the basics of Workday security, the Workday security model, and different authentication options available for you to configure in your tenant. Learn how Workday protects your data both at rest and in transit.Breakout Session Archana Ramamoorthy - Senior Manager, Security Product Management, Workday, Inc.
Join this session for an overview of best practices for writing effective reports. Get tips and tricks for designing the report for optimal performance, such as selecting the right data source, choosing a better field to use in the report, understanding the report execution order, and other things to consider at report design time for faster and more-effective reports.Breakout Session Vimal Kini - Tools Product Manager - Analytics, Workday, Inc.
Starting with an interactive demo, this session goes through a few examples of how you can use the Workday Touchpoints Kit for making design decisions. Listen to real-life examples from the field, and join the discussion about the future of the kit.Tips and Tricks Aaron Zider - Illinois, Workday, Inc.