Welcome Keynote: Changemakers Come Together
Stockholmsmässan is a venue well accustomed to star quality, so it’s only right that Workday Rising Europe should return with an international superstar on the bill. On Tuesday evening, and with energy levels skyrocketing, our Welcome Keynote featured Björn Ulvaeus, the legendary Swedish singer and member of the musical group ABBA, to kick off a week of fun and celebration.
The keynote’s central theme was “changemakers,” and that is not a subject lost on Ulvaeus and his bandmates. In his fireside chat with the music journalist, presenter and DJ Goldierocks, Ulvaeus discussed how ABBA has pioneered and innovated since the 1970s to change with the times. The ABBA Voyage experience is the band’s latest inception, blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds, bringing the magic of ABBA to life using motion capture technology.
Before Ulvaeus took to the stage, our Chief Marketing Officer Christine Cefalo told in-person attendees why the theme “Changemakers” was chosen for the Workday Rising Europe event.
“Over the last few years our customers looked at challenges as opportunities to innovate, and they made things better than they were before,” Cefalo said. “It became clear that our customers weren’t just going through change, they were making it, and it was incredible to see. So this week we’ll not only celebrate Changemakers, we’ll also help our customers continue to drive change in their organisations.”
Cefalo highlighted how the Workday community is now represented by more than 60 million workers, and re-emphasised how Workday is investing $1 million in organisations that reskill people for in-demand jobs in a low carbon economy.