Workday Elevate Digital Experience for Europe: Rising to Today’s Challenges with Confidence

We invite business leaders throughout Europe to join us for the Workday Elevate Digital Experience, where you’ll hear from Workday and our customers on how to gain insights, navigate change, and keep your organizations moving forward.

The world of work continues to change. As unforeseen challenges arise, being agile in business planning, preparing for financial shifts, and supporting and developing a thriving workforce are more important than ever. 

Join us for the Workday Elevate Digital Experience and get inspired by content you can’t find anywhere else. At the online event, created for business leaders across Europe, you’ll learn more about today’s pressing business trends, see Workday products in action, and hear first-hand how our customers are rising to today’s challenges with confidence. 

Whether you’re just starting to explore Workday or a customer interested in discovering more about our financial management, human capital management, business planning, and analytics applications, Workday Elevate can help you learn how to drive change and keep your business moving forward. 

How to Join

The Workday Elevate Digital Experience features six local online events and starts on Tuesday, June 16 at the following times: 

To stay connected with other attendees in the Workday community throughout the show, use and follow #wdayelevate on social media. 

We’ll kick off the event with an introduction from our country leaders, who will say a few words to help you navigate what we hope will be an enjoyable, informative, and useful experience.

Following the welcome, Leighanne Levensaler, Workday executive vice president of corporate strategy, will present the opening keynote. She’ll share her insights on building resilience to take on a changing world. 

In a session available on demand, Alicia Mazzarella, head of digital strategy, people and culture, World Economic Forum, will explain concepts and frameworks that create convincing arguments for change and share the value the organization derives from Workday.

Attendees will hear insights directly from additional Workday customers, via interviews and live panel sessions, on how they've responded to recent challenges and how they are managing change. Customers will discuss how their organizations have channeled innovation while navigating the challenges of COVID-19 and the benefits they’ve seen through their partnership with Workday. 

Interviews and panels by country include: 

Austria, Germany, and Switzerland

  • Esther Maria Loidl, global head of human resources at Freudenberg.
  • Oliver Kasper, head of corporate people analytics, digital HR and portfolio strategy at Swarovski.
  • Michael Goller, internal IT systems HR and Workday project lead at Datev.
  • Rainer Hallenberger, group vice president HR and corporate development at CHT.

Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg

  • Ingo Uytdehaage, chief financial officer at Adyen.


  • Yaël Leblanc, global chief finance transformation officer at Veolia.
  • Eve Royer, chief HR officer at Umanis.


  • Simone Martina, chief HR officer at Cerved Group S.P.A.


  • Ruth Hernández, director of operations and transformation of people management at Acciona.
  • Santiago Franco, chief information officer at AMADEUS.

United Kingdom

  • Lesley Ballantyne, director of partner services at John Lewis.
  • Robert Bloor, group financial controller at Equiniti

Dive Deeper into the Workday Elevate Digital Experience

To embrace the full digital experience, Workday Elevate participants can view Workday solution sessions on demand, covering a range of topics including innovation, remote work, financial planning, procurement, and more. Event break-out sessions will also provide insights specific to the professional services, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology industries, focusing on managing a fluid workforce, navigating finances during uncertain times, and using Workday innovation to help change the world of work. 

Learn more and register for the Workday Elevate Digital Experience today.

Interested in learning more? Check out the Workday Elevate Digital Experience for North America

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