What’s Happening, and When

We just concluded a successful Future of Work Summit! Here is a look at the agenda from our June, 2022 event.

We will post the agenda for our next event, September 20 soon.

All times listed on the agenda are Eastern Standard Time.

Engagement & Collaboration

1:00 - 1:40pm

Maximizing Collaboration & Innovation

Cheryl Cran, Founder of NextMapping – Future of Work Expert

Ambiguity, uncertainty, and constant change are the workplace reality. This has created a massive opportunity for leaders to create the future for themselves and their teams and move beyond the status quo. To inspire creativity and innovation, leaders need to be empathetic and understand how to leverage communication and collaboration across multigenerational teams. Join Cheryl as she shares up-to-date research and key strategies on the future workplace and what it means for leaders today.

1:40 - 2:10pm

Interactive Workshop: Finding your Digital Trailblazers

Isaac Sacolick, Contributing Editor, InfoWorld, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

The future of work requires a co-creation model between IT and business leaders seeking to improve employee experiences, become more data-driven, and hyperautomate intelligent workflows. These leaders want to build apps, dashboards, and other technologies and need IT’s best practices that support extendable, sustainable, and secure technologies. In this interactive workshop, Isaac will guide you on defining a starting plan for creating a citizen development center of excellence. This plan includes finding the top business opportunities and identifying the tech, data, and business leaders in your organization ready to challenge the status quo.

IT and LOB Partnerships That Add Value Beyond the Core

Zeeshan Tariq, CIO, Zimmer Biomet

How can you establish strategy, structure, governance, and controls that result in stronger alignment between LOB and IT, measurably improved performance, and all-time high stakeholder satisfaction? Zeesham Tariq, who has accountability for 1,000+ team members, scattered across the globe, and budget and portfolio accountability of over $700M, will share insights about his model for partnership and collaboration success.

Interviewed by: Julia King, Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

2:10 - 2:30pm

How to Empower Your Workforce with Digital Labor

Dinesh Nirmal, General Manager, IBM Automation, IBM

As baby boomers leave the workforce, approximately 2.4 million fewer workers are entering every year. The pandemic has impacted immigration numbers, and workforce attrition has hit a record high. These trends threaten to saddle your remaining employees with an unachievable workload or, even worse, bring parts of your business to a halt. But AI-powered automation can help businesses overcome today’s labor shortages. Join us to learn how IBM Watson Orchestrate digital employees will help knowledge workers boost productivity while spending more of their time on higher-level work.

2:30 - 2:50pm

Live Discussion with Cheryl Cran – Personal High Performance: Lead with Energy, Passion & Power

Cheryl Cran, Founder of NextMapping – Future of Work Expert

After a powerful keynote presentation that provides a view into the “me to we” mindset and tips for leveraging technology to maximize team communication and performance, Cheryl is ready to take your questions. Join Cheryl and your peers to discuss how to create sustainable positive change and growth. Get your questions answered and be better prepared to lead into the future with passion and energy.

Hosted by: Beth Kormanik, Manager, Content Development, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

Live Discussion with Bob Johansen – Weathering Future “Office Shocks”

Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future

This lively discussion, with leading futurist Bob Johansen, will make you think beyond the current moment, to thinking back from the future to anticipate directions of change. Bring your questions and experiences to share about your strategies for ensuring that the Office (the place), Officing (the process for how we work together) and Officeverse (a new concept that pulls it all together) can result in more sustainable and productive ways of working.

Hosted by: Dan Roberts, Host, CIO Whisperers

2:50 - 3:10pm

How Virtual Offices Create Stronger Connections

Scott Brighton, CEO, Aurea

Many employers are demanding the return to an in-person office setting. Meanwhile, employees don’t want to give up the flexibility and independence that comes from remote work. The answer? A virtual office that goes beyond basic collaboration to recreate the biggest benefits of in-person work: the sense of presence and spontaneity. Whether it’s for sales and marketing teams, customer service, or new employee orientation, Aurea is redefining the future of hybrid and remote work by building technology that replicates in-person connections and culture to bring inclusion and presence to the virtual office.

Interviewed by: Charles Pelton, Contributing Editor, CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

3:10 - 3:30pm

An HR and IT Partnership that Builds Employee Engagement

Karen Mattimore, SVP and CHRO, Honeywell
Sheila Jordan, Chief Digital Technology Officer, Honeywell

Learn how Honeywell, a global leader in high-tech sustainability offerings, is aligning its people- and technology-focused objectives to create a place where current and prospective employees – Futureshapers – make an impact, make real connections and can be their best selves. Honeywell’s Chief Digital Technology Officer, Sheila Jordan, and Chief Human Resources Officer, Karen Mattimore, will discuss how a relationship born of necessity has grown into a highly collaborative partnership, enabling the company to set equitable work policies, implement hybrid work strategies, and deploy technology to optimize productivity and protect privacy.

Leaning Into the Hybrid Workplace Future at SAIC

Nathan Rogers, SVP & CIO, Infrastructure Enablement, SAIC

Workplace flexibility means so much more than when and where you work, says CIO & SVP Nathan Rogers of SAIC, the $7 billion, DC-based, Fortune 500 technology integrator. Two years into its own companywide ‘Future of Work’ project, a collaborative cross-departmental team created a dynamic work model that is thriving today. “We’re really leaning in on this,” says the CIO. In this session, Rogers will delve into SAIC’s evolving paradigm for work/life balance and discuss its impact on productivity and employee well-being.

Interviewed by: Maryfran Johnson, CEO, Maryfran Johnson Media

3:30 - 3:38pm

Meeting Your Skills Gap Head On

Matthew Rice, Director, PwC

Companies grappling with skills shortfalls in the face of The Great Resignation now have a great opportunity to expand the skills of other employees to fill the gap. Join us and learn how PwC’s ProEdge is helping companies engage their workforces with function-relevant learning experiences that offer the skills needed to solve today’s most pressing digital challenges. You’ll find tools and assets to help create and share solutions from the ground up.

3:38 - 3:45pm

The Power to Empower Agents

Dana Shalev, Head of Product Marketing, Nice.com

Job satisfaction of contact center agents is key – not only is their role on the front lines more critical than ever, but turnover is high, making it imperative that you equip them with the best employee experience and tools that will allow them to produce superior results. In the ever-increasing complexity of their calls, they need the next best answer along with the ideal sentiment and action. Join this session to learn more and watch a demo about how NICE solutions can make your agents both satisfied and exceptional.

3:45 - 4:25pm

With Work-life ‘Integration,’ is the 9-5 Workday Gone?

Homa Bahrami, Senior Lecturer & Faculty Director, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA
Stephen Kohler
, Founder & CEO, Audira Labs LLC
Meg Madison, Senior VP, HR, Shure

Instead of forcing employees to choose between work and a personal life, companies are pushing work-life integration, effectively blurring the lines between the two. The end game? Results matter more than punching a time clock. Panelists will discuss how organizations can assist employees with combining their careers and personal life in a hybrid workplace. We will also explore why during The Great Resignation, attracting and retaining talent hinges on creating a “people-first” environment.

Moderated by: Lucas Mearian, Senior Writer, Computerworld, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

4:25 - 4:40pm

Invest in the Best: Creating a Culture of Learning to Drive Competitive Advantage

Jennie Drimmer, Senior Regional Director, EMEA, Coursera
Bartosz Zieleznik, Director of Service Delivery Transformation & Automation, Prosus

A culture of learning can be the difference between accelerating business outcomes and digital transformation or stagnation. However, as learning and development professionals know, this culture can often be difficult to build.

Join Jennie Drimmer, senior regional director at Coursera, and Bartosz Zieleźnik, head of online learning at Prosus, part of Naspers, as they discuss how they’ve adapted to the changing role of learning and development, their experiences with building a culture of learning, and how they’re investing in their workforce to maintain a competitive edge. You’ll learn how the learning and development role has evolved and how to overcome the challenges of building a culture of learning within your organization.

Optimizing Your BYOD Strategy with Motus

Robert Locklear, Wireless Solutions Engineer, Motus
Dan Dietz, Enterprise Sales Executive, Motus
Mark Albro, Director, Mobility Sales, Motus

Whether employees are hybrid, in-office or fully remote, mobile devices are key business tools for the modern workforce. While cost control and governance remain high priority across all device programs, business leaders are taking a fresh look at how to leverage mixed-use and corporate assets. Many are finding value in using a combination of company-provided-device (CPD) and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs as they progress to meet employee and cost reduction needs. Join us as we discuss both the advantages and challenges of each approach, including the benefits of individualized BYOD reimbursements.

Tips for Improving Employee Experience in the Digital Age

Troy Baldwin, Product Management Director, CompuCom

While the pandemic has had a huge impact on business, work patterns and office designs, from an IT perspective it has acted less as a disruptor and more as an accelerator for improving employee experience.  Studies show that greater employee satisfaction, engagement, and overall performance can be attributed to improved management of employee experiences and a more human-centric approach to IT services. How do we shift from being technology centric to be being experience centric? We need to focus on the individual employee and deliver IT and business outcomes that “Connect people, technology, and the edge with a seamless experience”. Join this session and learn how you can create a digital workplace that resonates with today’s employees.

4:40 - 5:05pm

Beyond Hybrid: Re-Imagining Collaboration and Culture

Karla J. Viglasky, Global CIO, W. L. Gore & Associates

The companies best positioned to maintain their digital transformation momentum are those focused on a truly different way of working. That means pushing beyond hybrid work arrangements to further increase flexibility and develop new ways for dynamic teams to collaborate. Hear how Karla Viglasky, CIO at W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a $3.8 billion global materials science company, is re-imagining collaboration and culture to positively impact employees and create competitive advantage.

Interviewed by: Julia King, Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

The CIO’s Changing Role in Employee Engagement

Irwin Lazar, President & Principal Analyst, Metrigy

The role of the CIO is undergoing a fundamental transformation Working together with HR, facilities, and line-of-business leaders, CIOs must ensure that their IT strategies align with the overall goals and needs of the organization. We’ll look at how collaboration needs are changing, and how CIOs must focus on ensuring collaboration and meeting equity, security and performance, and employee engagement. We’ll also touch on future trends including augmented and virtual reality and the metaverse.

5:05 - 5:40pm

Rebooting Expectations to Connect and Lead in More Meaningful Ways

Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future

Purpose-driven people who work for purpose-driven organizations are happier, healthier, and their companies perform better. This thought-provoking session will reveal a plausible and provocative forecast that will provoke insights leading to better decision-making. Don’t miss this important content from Bob Johansen and Dan Roberts featuring the 7 Spectrums of Choice, Critical Leadership Skills for sustainable success, and what you need to know about the “shifting rubric of assessment” beyond traditional hard measures.

Interviewed by: Dan Roberts, Host, CIO Whisperers

Always On Sessions

Always On Sessions (June 2022)

Session descriptions listed in “Always On Sessions” tab above.

Using AI to Improve Personal Productivity
Jon Lester, Vice President, HR Technology, IBM

Okta’s Identity and Access Management Workforce Solution
Steve Chan, Group Product Marketing Manager, Okta

Evolving Your Employee Journey to Accelerate Your SaaS Business
Renee Thomas, Director, Customer Success, Wrike

Why Technological Innovation is Key to Hybrid Work
Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

Tour the Most Connected Virtual Office in the World
Miguel Bracchini, Chief Solution Architect, Aurea

Agenda subject to change.