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Thursday, March 26


Welcome and Kick Off: The Impact of Coronavirus in the Workplace
Jeanne will share a recent Future Workplace Pulse poll survey among members of Future Workplace Network into the impact of the coronavirus on employee productivity, remote working and managing coronavirus anxiety. Jeanne will also share a list of coronavirus response plans and communications from a range of companies.

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Jeanne Meister

Managing Partner, Future Workplace™

Thursday March 26, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 9:10am - 9:20am
Virtual Summit Online


Learn How PwC Is Advancing Worker Wellbeing
Many companies concerned about the future of work focus on the massive disruption of jobs, skills, and workforce demographics. All of this is important, but Cecilia Tse, Well-Being Strategy Leader at PwC, is starting with making worker wellbeing a priority in 2020! Learn how PwC, defines worker wellbeing as holistic: including assisting employees with their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, and then identifying specific habits to inculcate wellbeing into the culture and fabric of individuals, teams, and the organization.

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Cecilia Tse

Well-Being Strategy Leader, PwC

Thursday March 26, 2020 9:20am - 9:50am
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 10:00am - 10:10am
Virtual Summit Online


How the Best Companies Find and Leverage Talent to Thrive in the Digital Era
During these unprecedented times, dualities mark the extraordinary situation we find ourselves in. For example, let’s talk about how business decision-makers, have long leveraged the gig advantage. They've come to accept that at any given time, 10 percent of the workforce will choose to work remotely. The remaining 90 percent, for the most part, follow the 9-to-5 in-office routine. COVID-19 just turned that on its head. Today, 90 percent of almost any workforce is forced into social distancing. It must work not just remotely distributed like the gig worker but also find ways to manage their inter-dependencies. The workplace must now quickly evolve to enable people to stay connected with digital collaboration tools, build new skills around new ways of working, and to embrace a digital culture. The distributed and dependent paradox can only work in an environment of trust, and we must transform our workplaces for this future. The paradigm will change in so many ways. Let’s find out how.

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Ravi Kumar

President, Infosys

Thursday March 26, 2020 10:10am - 10:40am
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 10:50am - 11:00am
Virtual Summit Online


Maximize Higher Cognitive Skills to Create a Learning Culture
Our workforce is crumbling under stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. What are the obstacles? Individuals, teams, and leaders are taxed with keeping up with a state of constant transition and it’s taking its toll in today’s world of work. This is resulting in more fixed mindsets, making everyone averse to the concept of change.

How can you facilitate cognitive change to improve learning and other outcomes? With the power of resilience. A resilient mind, in comparison to a fixed mind, is open to learning, adaptable to change, and agile in the face of stress.

Dr. Lucy English, will lead the audience in learning about their thinking styles and go-to emotions. They will identify their go-to emotion when under stress, as well as the cognitive misconceptions they may have. Then Dr. English will highlight the tools and techniques proven to better manage emotional reactions and deep-seated thinking styles so that they can more easily move from stress reaction in the midbrain, to rational, creative and calm thought in the frontal lobe. Learn how to maximize higher level cognitive skills , across your organization, with years of proven data, psychology, and neuroscience.

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Lucy English

VP of Research, meQuilibrium

Thursday March 26, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 11:40am - 11:50am
Virtual Summit Online


Winning on the Home Front – Open Talent Market Case Study
In today's new world for work, the need for speed, agility, and new ways of working is changing how employees navigate their careers. Andrew will share the drivers for the creation of the Open Talent Market, an internal talent mobility platform powered by artificial intelligence. The Open Talent Market seamlessly matches internal talent with opportunities at Schneider Electric, ranging from part time projects, to stretch assignments, to full time jobs. Learn the business impact of connecting the right candidates with the right opportunities.

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Andrew Saidy

VP of Talent Digitization, Schneider Electric

Thursday March 26, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm
Virtual Summit Online



Networking Lunch
Thursday March 26, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Summit Online


Successful Strategies for Working From Home
The outbreak of the coronavirus has seen a surge in companies with suggesting or mandating employees work from home. Are employees and their managers prepared for this? Have companies created training for employees and managers on successful remote work form home strategies? What are these and what should your company do?

Stacy and Jeanne will discuss the importance of building a culture that supports remote working, the communications and collaboration technologies and resources that make remote working successful for both managers and employees, and how remote working is becoming not just a “perk” or “requirement for health reasons” but an integral part of one’s lifestyle.

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Jeanne Meister

Managing Partner, Future Workplace™

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Stacy Elliott

Sr. Director, Executive Communications, Microsoft
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Rachel Russell

Flexible Work Lead, Microsoft

Thursday March 26, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 1:40pm - 1:50pm
Virtual Summit Online


Leveraging Virtual Reality Training at Verizon Stores
Using virtual reality (VR) is becoming more of a reality for enterprise training purposes. While sometimes these two technologies are often referred to as one, there is a difference between them. While virtual reality creates a totally immersive simulation, augmented reality augments the user experience across multiple sensory modalities like visual or auditory to create a new employee experience. Learn from the team at Verizon on how VR is being used to train retail store personnel and how Verizon is exploring using VR beyond store training to soft skills training. The Verizon Corporate Learning team will share a demo and we have start a discussion on how these technologies are being used across multiple industries and use cases.

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Kevin Byrd

Senior Manager of AR & VR Learning Technology, Verizon
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Chrys Ennis

Associate Director, Global Learning Technology, Verizon

Thursday March 26, 2020 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 2:30pm - 2:40pm
Virtual Summit Online


Experiential VR for Immersive Learning: Leadership, Sales, Service, HR
Across industries and functions, soft or human skills are a clear differentiator in individual and team performance. They are both rare and valuable because they generally require real experience (mistakes, failure and reflection) to master. How would it transform your organization if your learners could practice high-stakes interpersonal skills in a safe and effective fashion? Powered by a blend of AI and live human interaction, experiential VR has become the ideal way to gain these essential skills and see rapid gains in leadership, communication, and empathy. It combines true human intelligence augmented by AI in order to unlock empathic potential in your workforce and ensure organizational readiness to perform.

Together we will explore:
  • The learning science behind human-in-the-loop VR 
  • How organizations are leveraging VR in areas like leadership development, customer service, and sales enablement
  • Quantifying success of human skills learning and connecting it to business impact

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Mark Atkinson

CEO, Mursion

Thursday March 26, 2020 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Virtual Summit Online


The Necessity of Adaptive: Optimizing Learning & Development Success
Conventional, classroom-based training has pitfalls. “One-size-fits-all” learning doesn’t engage employees, drive measurable results, or provide granular L&D analytics. Learn how adaptive technology tackles these challenges by providing a personalized adaptive learning experience for every employee. Discuss the science and methodology behind adaptive learning and discover the benefits of granular data. In this session, Dan will explore how various industries are leveraging analytics, from cohort trends down to individual learning objectives, to optimize their L&D success.

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Dan Mackey

Head, Workforce Learning, McGraw-Hill

Thursday March 26, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 4:10pm - 4:20pm
Virtual Summit Online


Solving Business Problems with People Analytics
People Analytics is one of the fastest growing, most in- demand skill sets for human resource professionals today. Join Heather Whiteman, PhD and a panel of people analytics experts as they discuss ways to leverage the power of people analytics to drive business outcomes in organizations. Hear about the successes, challenges, and future possibilities for you to be able to utilize people analytics in your organization.

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Heather Whiteman

Lecturer - People Analytics, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business & Future Workplace Fellow

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Paul Batten

Vice President, Talent Analytics, Liberty Mutual Insurance
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Geetanjali Gamel

Director, Modeling & Insights, Johnson & Johnson
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Sarah Gretczko

Chief Learning and Insights Officer, Mastercard

Thursday March 26, 2020 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Virtual Summit Online



Stretch and Demo Experience Break
Thursday March 26, 2020 5:00pm - 5:10pm
Virtual Summit Online


Radical Transformation of Learning
In her book, Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, Whitney Johnson says, “It is vital that we are equipped with the humility to understand that changing the world and keeping innovation alive require that we change ourselves.” Sarron Northern is a leading-edge practitioner who is pushing the boundaries and disrupting the L&D practice in order to make it better and more relevant in the age of profound workplace disruption. We will discuss how to be a Learning Disruptor how you can disrupt your own practice to innovate and grow your impact.

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Chris Pirie

Founder & CEO, Learning Futures Group & Former CLO, Microsoft

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Sharron Northern

Learning & Development, General Mills

Thursday March 26, 2020 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Virtual Summit Online



Thursday March 26, 2020 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual Summit Online