This year has continued to bring about drastic change, and we’re all doing our best to keep our communities healthy and safe as we adapt to continued uncertainty. Yet at the same time, there’s plenty to be optimistic about. Support for each other and our communities, the power of digital acceleration, and the impact of innovation shine brighter than ever before. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make positive changes and emerge stronger than ever.
That’s why we’re thrilled to be hosting Conversations for a Changing World again, a digital event that will spotlight how we can work together to lead and make a positive impact in our continuously changing world. With the event coming up September 28-29, we’re getting increasingly excited to bring our community together to gain inspiration, learn from one another, discover new ways to innovate—and have some fun, too!
This year’s global event will be brought to you from our headquarters in Pleasanton, California, and will bring together innovative business leaders who are preparing for the future, inspiring changemakers who are addressing some of our biggest societal issues, and incredible executives from our customer community who will share how they’ve overcome challenges in these dynamic times. And after listening to attendees’ feedback from last year, we’ve added a second day to the event with sessions that provide an in-depth look at new Workday product features and our emerging innovations. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Conversations with Changemakers
Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and host of the weekly syndicated political show Matter of Fact, will lead conversations with our changemakers. O’Brien will connect with José Andrés, Spanish restaurateur, chef, and founder of World Central Kitchen, and Guy Fieri, chef, bestselling author, and EMMY award winner, to talk about food, business, giving back, and driving positive impact in the food industry and the broader community.
She’ll have a conversation with Stephen Curry, the All-Star point guard for the Golden State Warriors, a three-time National Basketball Association champion, and two-time MVP, and Ayesha Curry, a successful entrepreneur, restaurateur, and bestselling author, about how they bring lasting change to communities and the role strong partnerships and purpose-driven leadership play in their foundation’s success.
And Alan Murray, chief executive officer at Fortune, will also sit down with some of our changemakers. He’ll have a discussion with Mary Barra, Chair and CEO of General Motors, to get her perspective on the changing world, and the company’s vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.
Murray will also speak with Amal Clooney, a top international law and human rights barrister with Doughty Street Chambers, about how organizations can best move forward during a time of such rapid change.
And to round it out, we think there’s a great tie between the worlds of sports and business, and Murray will bring those worlds together through a conversation with two of Workday’s newest brand ambassadors: National Football League superstars Larry Fitzgerald and Peyton Manning, who are inspiring leaders—both on and off the playing field.