eX Summit is expanding to Cincinnati: eX Cincy - May 11, 2017

8:15am - 12:30pm at LPK Brand Innovation Center

eX Cincy

After a successful initial launch in Indianapolis, eX Summit is launching eX Cincy. In the war of attracting and retaining top talents, companies must now focus on their employer brand as a differentiator to remain competitive. Influential business leaders from throughout the Cincinnati area will cover various employee experience topics (see agenda below).

Attendee Quotes

Great event and the start of a solid movement!! I encourage all #HR folks to become part of the eX efforts.
- Steve Browne, Executive Director of HR at LaRosa’s – 2017
I really enjoyed the eX Summit in Cincinnati yesterday and I encourage not only HR folks to attend, but marketers as well!
- Emilie Teuscher, Marketing Coordinator at Illumination Works – 2017
I greatly enjoyed #exCincy! The speakers were so insightful! @jebbanner @sbrownehr @LPK @stephvincentIN @8451group @Graydon_Law  #exsummit
- Danyette – 2017
This was an extremely unique, compelling and valuable event that HR person and executive who is serious about their brand should attend.
- eX Cincy participant – 2017
This was a great half day session that got me thinking in a different way.
- eX Cincy participant – 2017
Congrats on what I thought was a terrific event.
- Paul Darwish, Chief Business Development Officer at Graydon – 2017
eX Cincy was one of the BEST events I have been to in a long time.
- Meghan Hollan, VP of Organizational Development at LOTH – 2017


  • 7:45am – 8:15am:

    Light breakfast and networking

  • 8:15am – 8:20am:

    Welcome, by Maura Schilling, Vice President Human Resources at LPK.

  • 8:20am – 8:40am:

    Kick-off, by Stephan Vincent, Founder at eX Summit

  • 8:40am – 9:00am:

    “It’s time to simplify”, by Steve Browne, Executive Director of HR at LaRosa’s

    HR is too complicated in its current state. The layers and layers that exist in organizations have a direct impact on the experience of employees. There’s a better way to practice the essential function of Human Resources. To do this – it’s time to deconstruct HR !!

  • 9:00am – 9:10am:

    Group discussion

  • 9:10am – 9:30am:

    “Re-branding is about the culture, not the logo”, by Paul Darwish, Chief Business Development Officer & Director of Marketing at Graydon

  • 9:30am – 9:40am:

    Group discussion

  • 9:40am – 10:00am:

    “The 4 ingredients of a people-centered workplace”, by Jeb Banner, CEO at SmallBox

    How can you build a creative habitat in your business that attracts and retainers the right people? This talk will look at the 4 key ingredients of a people-centered workplace and explore how you can bring them to life in your business.

  • 10:00am – 10:10am:

    Group discussion

  • 10:10am – 10:30am:

    Break – snacks

  • 10:30am – 10:50am:

    “Designed with, not for”, by Sam Julka, Founder at DORIS

    When people or stakeholders—who will ultimately use design outcomes—are engaged and designed ‘with’ instead of ‘for’ we always end with a more successful design outcome. When it comes to designing office spaces, the old model has always been to engage a small group of leaders within an organization and find out what they think is best for the organization and design around their direction. This can lead to poorly designed office spaces based on the opinions of a few people who often are not in touch with the day-to-day work styles of individual contributors within an organization.  This talk will focus on leveraging the power of large stakeholder groups, using Design Research to find the best solutions for designing a new office space ‘with’ the people that will work within it’s walls each day.

  • 10:50am – 11:00am:

    Group discussion

  • 11:00am – 11:20am:

    “eX – building an employee experience strategy”, by Beth Giglio, Sr. Vice President Human Resources at 84.51˚

    Beth will share why 84.51° believes that applying Customer Experience principles to Employees is not only a relevant topic but also a potential for differentiation when trying to attract and retain top talent. She will speak to areas where companies can begin to explore how to personalize the employee experience. She will connect CX thinking to key priorities in the talent management space and provide some suggestions on how to get started.

  • 11:20am – 11:30am:

    Group discussion

  • 11:30am – 11:50am:

    “The culture and values of an organization are the foundation of the company and employee engagement drives success”, by Doug Brown, CEO at Fusion Alliance

  • 11:50am – 12:00pm:

    Group discussion

  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm:

    Panel discussion: “what makes or breaks the candidate experience?”

    The panelists are Beth Giglio (Sr. Vice President Human Resources at 84.51), Steve Bowling (HR Business Partner – Talent Acquisition & Engagement at LPK & Spicefire), Jason Seiden (Head of Strategic Development at Lever).


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email us at svincent@exsummit.com