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May 14San Francisco

Ready to transform employee insights into tangible change for your organization? INSIGHTS is the only event where you’ll find the technology, insights, and connections to help you take your people strategy to the next level.

San Francisco
Elevate Your EX Impact

Elevate Your EX Impact

A No-Cost, Invitation-Only Event!

Join a community of dedicated CHROs and People Leaders in San Francisco! During this immersive one-day event, we will delve deep into best practices, explore new AI-powered technologies, and exchange ideas to influence culture, employee experience, and business outcomes with your peers.


  • Photo of Tyler Weeks

    Tyler Weeks

    VP, Talent Analytics

  • Photo of Jeff Schmitz

    Jeff Schmitz

    Chief People Officer

  • Photo of Al Adamsen

    Al Adamsen

    SVP of Leader & Workforce Transformation

  • Photo of Marcy Greenberg

    Marcy Greenberg

    Senior Learning and Organization Effectiveness


People Leaders will be invited to join us for breakfast at 8:30am and stay through a cocktail networking reception ending at 7:00pm. Here’s a look at some of the sessions and critical topics we’ll explore:

8:30 -

Breakfast & Networking

  • Emcee: Dani Wanderer, CMO, Perceptyx
9:00 -

Our Mission: Enable People & Organizations to Thrive

  • John Borland, CEO & CO-Founder, Perceptyx
Your people are your greatest strategic asset. We’re on a mission to help you successfully act on your employee listening insights in order to transform your employee experience and deliver tangible business success. Join our CEO, John Borland, for a look at how Perceptyx thinks about the future of work and what we’re doing to help you proactively respond to the ever-changing workplace.
9:20 -

Accelerate Action and Behavior Change at Scale

  • Joe Freed, VP of Product, Perceptyx
A positive workplace experience drives productivity, innovation, customer satisfaction, and organizational performance. Yet, creating an experience that keeps pace with the evolving needs of your people, and your business, is hard. Employees will tell you what they need to thrive if you take the time to listen, but the listening part is easy. You have to be able to identify the right actions and then drive action across every level of your organization to truly make a meaningful impact. To meet these challenges, the next version of the Perceptyx platform enables you to close the gap between insights and impact. This session will explore how we’re leveraging advanced AI and machine learning to connect your listening strategy to the critical behaviors and actions necessary to deliver on your key business and talent priorities—and how this will support your managers and activate employees to make change possible.
10:00 -

Continuous Dialogue: Step 1, Listening

  • Tyler Weeks, VP, Talent Analytics, Marriott
With over 400k employees spread across 140 countries speaking about 70 languages and representing nearly every type of ethnic, religious, and political background, understanding the employee experience at Marriott is a little like trying to “understand” the world. It’s a daunting task but it starts with a simple question… do you feel like you belong here? We are excited about the insights that our partnership with Perceptyx has begun to unlock. We are using the platform to reach our frontline associates more often in less disruptive ways. In parallel our Associate Comms team is building a robust set of channels to reach our deskless workers. Put together we’ve begun the journey to foster dialogue with a global workforce at a truly global scale.
10:45 -

Listening to Lead Through Disruption

  • Jonathan Elbaz, Director, Leader & Workforce Transformation, Perceptyx
Continuous disruptions require proactive leadership and organizational agility. From AI-enabled tools to tightening talent markets, to changes in market conditions necessitating shifts in business strategy, the instigators of change—the disruptions—seem to be coming at an ever-increasing pace and magnitude. Acknowledging this as the new normal, leaders have an opportunity—if not a fiduciary responsibility—to listen, learn, and take action on employees’ insights and ideas. Doing so effectively, however, requires a thoughtful approach to listening events, item design, frequency, etc. This session will share and explore innovative approaches and leading practices, those techniques that enable leaders and managers to strategize and take action with heightened levels of clarity and confidence.
11:05 -

From Insights to Impact: Filling the Gaps for Sustained Success

  • Emily Killham, Senior Director, People Analytics, Research & Insights, Perceptyx
The insights and ideas generated from Employee Listening events can inspire appropriate actions—actions that have a high probability of delivering desired outcomes. Even so, doing this at speed, at scale, and in sustainable ways has long been a challenge in large organizations. Enter the Perceptyx People Insights Model, the 16 Talent Priorities, AI-assisted Action Planning, and related tools, resources, and research. This session will share how these assets enable leaders, managers, and their partners to prioritize and focus their energy on proven approaches while also leaving room for individual and group creativity. This gives agency to those driving change, a critical success factor in enabling ongoing leader, team, and workforce transformation.
11:30 -

Insights Discussion: Incorporating Employee Feedback into Business Strategy

  • Open idea exchange with peers.
12:00 -

Lunch & Networking

1:00 -


  • Perceptyx Moderators
1:15 -

Intelligent Nudges: The Surprising Science of Behavior Change

  • Kira Foley, Senior Behavioral Scientist, Perceptyx
HR and business leaders across industries are asking the same question: How do I drive behavior change across my organization? Behavioral science research offers surprising answers. In this session we’ll explore how to activate employees at scale using the power of nudge theory, offering a simple framework for intentional, impactful behavior change.
2:00 -

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: How Zebra Technologies Successfully Married Employee Engagement and Culture

  • Jeff Schmitz, Chief People Officer, Zebra Technologies
Focusing on and improving employee engagement can be akin to the long and intense collaboration necessary to plan a successful wedding. At Zebra Technologies, we have partnered with Perceptyx and our employees to listen to their changing perspectives and take action. In this session we will focus on the learnings over the past 8 years touching on something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, which helped drive positive employee engagement. Join us to learn about our culture of appreciation, improved collaboration, well-being and the art of listening.
2:45 -

Insights Discussion: Action Planning Strategies for Greater Impact

  • Open idea exchange with peers.
3:45 -

Fireside Chat with UC San Diego Health: Creating a Safe to Speak Culture

  • Marcy Greenberg, Senior Organization Effectiveness Consultant, UC San Diego Health & Brittany Head, Principal Workforce Transformation Consultant, Perceptyx
A critical aspect of a positive employee experience is psychological safety, the belief on the part of employees that they can speak up without fear of consequences. This requires leaders who encourage openness, model the desired communication skills, and hold all the team members to these desired behaviors. Learn how this year’s EX Impact Award winner UC San Diego Health impacted psychological safety in the workplace, the role of employee listening in this process, and how a safe to speak environment resulted in a culture where all feel valued and treated with respect.
4:15 -

Enabling Leader & Workforce Transformation at Scale

  • Al Adamsen, SVP of Leader & Workforce Transformation, Perceptyx
We are in the Age of Continuous Disruption. Very little is static. Very little is highly predictable. A lot is highly valuable, if not outright unpredictable. Leaders, however, have to make decisions based on imperfect information. That said, the better the information they do have—e.g., information that’s timely, relevant, and actionable—the more confidently they'll be able to make decisions and effectively allocate their scarce financial and human resources. But how to generate such information and, as importantly, for whom, at what frequency, in what form, and for what purpose? This session will explore the future of Leader & Workforce Transformation and the associated governance and action planning models. It will summarize many of the themes of the day while leaving you with questions and ideas to consider in your own organization.
4:45 -

EX Impact Awards & Closing

  • John Borland, CEO & CO-Founder, Perceptyx
Celebrate people-first organizations that have led the way in EX transformation and achieved an extraordinary impact on their workplaces.
5:00 -

Cocktail Networking Reception

  • The Vault Garden
Join your peers for networking, drinks and great food across the street at The Vault Garden, an outdoor heated garden in the heart of San Francisco!

Venue Omni San Francisco

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Omni San Francisco

Situated in San Francisco’s Financial District across the street from a cable car stop, Omni SF is an elegant urban retreat set in a 1920’s-era bank building. Come be a part of an unforgettable event experience filled with great conversations, exquisite dining, and a captivating ambiance in San Francisco!

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