Insights from Customers and Colleagues: What They’re Looking Forward to Most at Workday Rising

Have you registered for Workday Rising yet? Between learning opportunities, networking, parties featuring our favorite musicians, and inspirational keynote presentations, what are you waiting for?! Workday Rising is taking place October 9-12 in Chicago, and it’s the business conference for technology-lovers, innovators, HR employees, executives, finance gurus, and everyone in between.

If that’s not enough to grab your attention, we asked our customers and colleagues who are attending Workday Rising what they’re most excited for this year. Their answers fell into one of the following categories - the networking chances, keynote sessions, parties, and last but not least, breakout sessions.

Networking Opportunities

Workday Rising is your chance to experience the Workday community up close and personal! Opportunities to meet other members of the Workday community include - learning sessions and tracks tailored to your needs, parties with top musical guests, pre-conference trainings, office hours with Workday experts, and more. You’re bound to meet and network with other Workday prospects or customers.

Additionally, there are opportunities to meet with Workday community participants that have known the ins and outs of Workday for more than a dozen years now. The community is filled with collective wisdom from service partners, customers, and Workday employees. And, to facilitate these connections, Workday now offers Braindate, the peer-to-peer learning and networking experience designed exclusively for customers.

Another convenient way to forge relationships at Workday Rising is through Collaborations Solutions’ reference meetings between customers. These meetings are between our customers who are live on Workday, and companies interested in learning more about Workday and our extensive deployment expertise. During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network within the industry
  • Ask candid questions
  • Enjoy provided food and drink
  • Chat face-to-face in a comfortable environment
  • Hear about Collaborative’s Services from a customer’s perspective
  • Learn Workday best practices from live customers

To find out how you can participate, contact!

Keynote Sessions and Parties

If you’re a Peyton Manning, Gwen Stefani, or Goo Goo Dolls fan, you’re in for a treat at Workday Rising! Start your conference experience by attending a game-winning kickoff keynote by Peyton Manning and father Archie Manning’s from 5:00-6:00pmCT on Monday, October 9th. They’ll be sharing how the power of teamwork, leadership, and a strong support system helps you overcome challenges and reach new heights.

Other inspirational keynote sessions you’ll want to attend include the Workday Executive Keynote featuring Workday’s leadership team from 8:30-10:00amCT on Tuesday, October 10, the Innovation Keynote featuring Workday customers from 9:00-10:00amCT on Wednesday, October 11, and the Closing Keynote featuring Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage,” from 2:00-3:00pmCT on Thursday, October 12. These keynotes are sure to inform and inspire!

There are also plenty of opportunities to let loose, and you won’t want to miss all the fun at the Workday Rising parties. ‘Slide’ down to Collaborative’s Customer Appreciation Party featuring The Goo Goo Dolls on Tuesday, October 10 at the House of Blues in Chicago. Additionally, Gwen Stefani will provide a ‘sweet escape’ during Workday’s Customer Appreciation Party from 7:30- 11:00pmCT on Wednesday, October 11. The three-time Grammy award winner is sure to put on a show that doesn’t disappoint!

Breakout Sessions

Among all the events and opportunities at Workday Rising, you’re likely attending for one main reason - to learn how to overcome business challenges and discover how Workday can help you lead your organization to a bright future. Choose from more than 400 unique breakout sessions designed to help your business. You can easily sort through six learning tracks to create a completely personalized learning experience, and view full session descriptions in the Session Catalog to decide if you’d like to reserve your spot. From business leader forums and table talks, to hands-on labs and tips and tricks sessions, you’ll be able to attend a variety of sessions that will keep you interested in learning as much as possible during the conference.

Of course, with many of Collaborative’s valued customers presenting at Workday Rising, we have a few favorite sessions we recommend no matter what stage of the Workday journey you’re in. Learn how to drive continuous value and success with these Workday Rising sessions.

However you decide to fill your session schedule, you’ll leave the conference feeling ready to tackle your most pressing business needs. To keep up-to-date on all Collaborative Solutions events during Workday Rising, take a look at our Workday Rising webpage:

Events at Workday Rising