Workday Rising is a yearly event for Workday customers, partners and colleagues, as well as leaders in the HR industry. This year’s U.S. event is happening soon—October 14-17 in Orlando, Florida—so we’ve put together a list of what we’re looking forward to most while we’re there.
The human connection
With more than 11,000 expected attendees, there is no shortage of networking opportunities during this four-day event. From senior executives to business analysts, you can request a meeting with any attendee via the Workday Events app. And nothing beats one-on-one meetings, especially in today’s world where emails, texts and phone calls are the norm.
“My favorite part about Workday Rising is reconnecting face to face with our clients,” says Mike Levin, one of our Regional Sales Managers. “Rising gives me the environment to share new our initiatives that will help make the Workday and Safeguard Global payroll process smarter and more efficient. It’s also great to be able to connect prospective clients to our current clients and enable open conversations and sharing of best practices.”
Everyone at Workday Rising is there to learn, connect and find new ways to help their companies, so people are approachable and happy to share how they can help your organization grow. It’s why we invest in making the trip every year.
It’s a star-studded lineup this year, which begins with a keynote from Jerry Seinfeld that’s sure to start the week off with a laugh. Superstars Lin Manuel-Miranda and Soledad O’Brien will also be there to give a leadership keynote and share insights about how to find opportunity, motivate teams and pave the way for a diverse and inclusive future.
Celebrities aside, our team always looks forward to hearing Workday leaders give their innovation speech, which introduces exciting updates for what’s next in the world of Workday. Even if you are unable to attend the event, you should take the time to register to watch the Workday Innovation Keynote and Product Strategy and Vision Keynotes via livestream or on demand.
Adam Franco, one of our Regional Sales Managers, says, “I like going to Workday Rising to learn. There’s no better event to network, learn, educate, socialize and have fun.”
Workday is constantly innovating and driving growth and they inspire others to do the same. The Rising event brings people together to discuss where the HR industry is heading. Workday clients lead sessions on how they use their HR platform to its fullest potential, sponsors and vendors share how their solutions solve complex business problems, and everyone walks away with new information.
There are plenty of opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally. As attendees not only have a chance to learn about new HR trends, technology and best practices, they get to connect with new people and partners year after year.
Catherine Honey, our VP of Strategic Partner Relations, says, “I enjoy seeing how much things change and being able to explore a different city. It’s bigger and bolder every year, that’s for sure!”
It’s impossible to feel sad when you’re so close to Disney World, and Orlando is a perfect destination for events with a lot of great restaurants, attractions and, most importantly, sunshine.
The venue includes a spacious innovation expo with enough room to accommodate more than 100 vendors and sponsors, each offering solutions to help businesses thrive in a global economy. It’s a great space to explore everything Workday partners have to offer.
As Kil Yim, one of our Regional Sales Managers, says, “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t most looking forward to seeing Kool and the Gang.”
Parties, dinners, cocktails, concerts… all for a work trip? There are countless ways to let off steam and enjoy the company of new connections all week. With Kool and the Gang performing at this year’s event, Workday Rising is proving to be a party not to be missed.
If you are planning to attend Workday Rising in Orlando next week, we’d love to meet you. Swing by our booth, #505, and talk with us to learn about more ways to work smarter and boost your payroll ROI—not to mention, take home some cool Safeguard Global swag.
And for our friends across the pond, don’t worry, you’re not missing out—we’ll get to see you in Milan next month for Workday Rising U.K.