Your Ultimate Guide to Attending Workday Rising

 Workday Rising is in just a few weeks! Among the keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and parties, we couldn’t be more excited to attend Workday Rising for our 10th consecutive year.

There’s no shortage of activities to plan for during the conference, so we put together a quick guide to help you make the most of your time at Workday Rising in Chicago.

Before You Depart

A little pre-planning goes a long way to maximize your experience at Workday Rising! Check out the Workday Rising content catalog and agenda to decide what sessions and networking events are most relevant and of interest to you.

Review our Collaborative Solutions Workday Rising microsite to learn about our presentations with customers. Here’s a sampling of some of our customer presentations:

Workday for the Professional and Business Services Industry

In this session, Workday industry leads will provide an update on our industry strategy and roadmap. Hear from existing customers (and our very own Chief Financial Officer, Bobby Riggs) who achieved value realization using Workday.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST

Sustainable Speed: How to Deploy Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management Globally in 10 Months

Legg Mason, a leading global investment company, kicked off a 10-month project to deploy the complete Workday suite globally in an accelerated timeframe. Legg Mason will share best practices and tips to deploy Workday globally in a large organization.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

Achieving Continuous Value From Workday: How to Leverage Collaborative’s Post-Production and Optimization to Your Advantage

Go-live isn’t the final destination – it’s the first stop on your successful Workday journey. Join MGM Resorts International, Freddie Mac, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina as they share how they strategically leveraged post-production services to achieve long-term value and success with Workday.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Real-Life ROI: How Burlington Stores Has Streamlined and Centralized with Workday and Collaborative

Join Burlington Stores to learn how the retailer achieved measurable return-on-investment and saved countless work hours across its 30,000-employee organization by streamlining and automating manual processes.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST

Building Bench Strength: Succession Strategies for Facing the Future

Learn how Campbell Soup Company redefined its business and talent strategies around Workday, transforming its succession planning strategy to focus on specific key talent for key roles.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

Workday Projects and Workday Professional Services Automation Analytics: A Report on Success

Ever wonder how other organizations have been able to deploy reporting for Workday Projects and Workday Professional Services Automation (PSA)? Hear our own Chief Financial Officer Bobby Riggs describe how we discovered what it takes to report, analyze, and take action using Workday reporting capabilities.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

Your Workday Rising Conference Experience

Once you hit the ground running at McCormick Place West, and you have your jam-packed schedule in-hand, don’t forget to take advantage of the networking opportunities between event sessions. In particular, you don’t want to miss out on:

The Innovation Exchange Expo

One of our favorite parts of Workday Rising is getting to know you! Stop by our booth on the expo floor for an opportunity to learn about us, and for us to learn about your business needs. We also like to have a lot of fun – one of the core values of our company – so you’ll be glad you stopped by!

Additionally, you’ll be able to learn from our functional and technical experts from various fields about:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Strategy and Change Management
  • Payroll
  • Education & Government
  • Continuous Value Services
  • and much more!

The Innovation Exchange Expo opens on Monday night, Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m. CST during the Welcome Reception. On Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 28 come visit us anytime the Expo is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. CST

The Parties

Mix and mingle with your fellow Workday Rising attendees at our annual Customer Appreciation Party, which will consist of great food, drinks, and music at the House of Blues located in downtown Chicago. Don’t miss out and be sure to RSVP now!

Venue: House of Blues, Chicago, (conveniently located less than 1 mile from most hotels)

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. CST

Food & Drink: Open Bar, Dinner Provided

Entertainment: Barenaked Ladies

Networking Opportunities

While there are plenty of opportunities to network at Workday Rising, we provide a personalized networking experience you won’t want to miss! Collaborative Solutions’ reference 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 Lindsay Mann at!

We can’t wait to see you there! If you want to know more about Workday Rising, click below!

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