Three years. Three long years since we’ve been able to have our signature customer event in person. And now that Workday Rising is back—and better than ever—the joy and energy is palpable. An estimated 9,000 attendees have joined us at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, and thousands more are joining through the Workday Rising Digital Experience.
On Monday, we hosted the Executive Symposium for many of our customers’ executive leaders, including CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, and CIOs. And while so much has changed in the world since the last time our community gathered for Workday Rising, Workday Co-CEO Chano Fernandez reminded executive attendees of what hasn’t changed. “If there’s one thing that remains as it was in 2019, it’s that digital acceleration is still at the top of your agenda—and our agenda.”
Then Platon, the award-winning photographer and founder of The People's Portfolio, came on stage to take the audience on a journey through his photojournalism over the years, featuring global political leaders and celebrities–Adele, David Beckham, George Clooney, Serena Williams, and more.