eX Indy is coming back! September 20, 2018.

8:00am - 12:30pm at Launch Fishers

eX Indy

After expanding to Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Columbus and Philadelphia, and before heading to Phoenix, we’re coming back to Indy!

War for top talent as never been fiercer. In order to attract AND retain highly engaged employees, companies must focus on their culture and employee experience as a differentiator to remain competitive. Influential business leaders from throughout Central Indiana will cover various employee experience topics (see agenda below).

Attendee Quotes

Such a great presentation! Walked away with light bulbs going off on how to relate experiences I have had with marketing to things I am now doing with...
- Katie Browning – OneBridge – 2018
This was one of the best D&I panels I've seen!
- Ali O’Malley – Manager, Butler Business Consulting Group – 2018
Loved the employee experience summit! I found the programs prospective from lenses outside of Human Resources refreshing having been both a leader in ...
- Rob Dunning, Human Resources Leader – 2018
A great set of speakers on the same mission of driving the EX in the workplace.
- Chip House, CMO & co-founder at Structural – 2017
This was a great event. Thank you for bringing so many talented and innovative people together in one place.
- Dean Branson, Assistant Director KEY Careers 2.0 Ball State University – 2017
The speakers presented really compelling information. Speaking to me big time. Intelligent but forward thinking.
- Adam Parsons at act4.co 2016
Great work - good variety in topics all around employee experience.
- Shawn Herring, Co-Founder & CMO Torchlite 2016
I found tremendous value in the content delivered. The time commitment along with the reasonable registration fee resulted in a major Return on Invest...
- eX Indy participant – 2017


  • 7:50am – 8:05am:

    Light breakfast and networking.

  • 8:10am – 8:30am:

    ‘EXpresso shot of HR disruption”, by Stephan Vincent, Founder of eX Summit and eX Podcast.

    I’m sorry to tell you this, but the HR function the way you know it is dying.
    The point is that HR is going through a radical shift the same way the marketing function was disrupted 15 ago by data and digital transformation. Marketing today has nothing to do with what marketing was back then.
    Data driven insight, a focus on customer pain points, the development of strategies to engage with customers and to create personalized experiences will become the norm in the world of HR in the coming years. It’s already started!
    Whether you like it or not, change is coming. It’s up to you to decide what you’re going to do with it.

  • 8:30am – 8:50am:

    “Insights to drive business productivity through employee experience”, by Chris Powell, CEO at Talmetrix.

  • 8:50am – 9:00am:

    Group Discussion.

  • 9:00am – 9:20am:

    “Win the talent war by building a strong employer brand.” by Tiffany Sauder, President at Element Three.

    Win the hearts and minds of your most important stakeholders: your employees.

    You’ve likely heard the term “employer branding” before. But maybe you aren’t entirely sure what it is. How does it relate to culture? Or your organization’s external brand? How do you build your employer brand and get everyone on board, from the leaders of the company to the employees just starting their careers at the company?

    Finding, attracting, and retaining talent has grown even more challenging over the past few years. Now, HR professionals and executives are looking to employer branding to help solve the problem. According to one study, employee turnover can be reduced by 28% by simply investing in employer branding.

    Over the years we’ve invested a lot of time, money, and energy into building our employer brand. And, I want to share some of those lessons with you today.

  • 9:20am – 9:30am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:30am – 9:50am:

    “Keeping company culture alive when employees go remote”, by Chris Byers, CEO at Formstack.

    Using video to create stellar remote experience.

    As you build a remote team, one of the key areas you have to decide regarding communication is your primary method for communication with your team. You could choose the phone, or written communication via email or Slack, or you could choose video. I’m going to be talking about creating amazing remote experiences by making video your key to communications.

  • 9:50am – 10:00am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:00am – 10:15am:

    Networking. Break – snacks.

  • 10:15am – 10:35am:

    “You can run, but you can’t hide: maximizing your multi-generational workforce”, by Lindsay Boccardo, Founder at Lindsay Boccardo Training and Coaching.

    The statistics about Millennials taking over the workforce in the next 10 years aren’t new. You’ve probably been hearing about it for a while. It’s all for good reason. Hiring and retaining Millennial talent is critical to the success of your business.

    Using labor statistics, generational research and her experiences in working with Millennials over the past decade, Lindsay will give you a deep dive into her “Four Factors of Millennial Engagement” framework. She will share strategies you can implement immediately to get ahead of the shifting workforce and maximize Millennial contribution within your organization.

  • 10:35am – 10:45am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:45am – 11:05am:

    “Build a Culture of Good: inspire employees and customers, ignite positive change in the world, and impact your bottom line”, by Ryan McCarty, Co-founder of Culture of Good.

    How employees discover their calling by turning their everyday work into meaningful impact. When companies give their employees permission to care, they create a movement of people who share their value for social responsibility. CSR programs are just that — programs that can fade faster than it takes to launch. When employees are empowered to bring their soul to work they join a movement that redefines their role in their work that drives retention, minimizes low performance, and engages their customers. In this presentation, Ryan answers the question, “What happens when companies offer more than jobs or careers and get in the business of offering callings to employees?”

  • 11:05am – 11:15am:

    Group discussion.

  • 11:15am – 12:15pm:

    Panel discussion: “Diversity in the workplace: what it means and what’s at stake”.

    Panelists are Chris Krull (Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Roche), Ileana Monts de Oca (Consultant, Global Diversity and Inclusion at Eli Lilly and Company), Danielle Vetter (Diversity & Inclusion Senior Specialist at Cummins). Moderator is John Patton (Manager, Global Diversity at Eli Lilly and Company).

    Dimensions of Diversity
    – What is diversity in today’s age of identity?
    – Why diversity drives business performance?
    – How to drive diversity into your business?

  • 12:15pm – 12:25pm:

    Closing remarks, by Stephan Vincent.

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