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eX Indy is coming back! August 3, 2017.

8:00am - 12:15pm at Butler University

eX Indy

We’re back with a new concept this year! Two keynotes speakers, two waves of break out sessions. You choose the path you want.

eX Summit brings a different lens to the employee experience: a brand and customer experience angle, rather than a traditional HR angle.

Our speakers, all thought leaders and disruptors in the EX space in their own way, come to this event to debate, discuss and share best practices on the key components that foster employee engagement and strengthen company culture; and also to spark the conversation on how to create positive employee experiences.

Attendee Quotes

Solid agenda, strong content, lots of useful stuff.
- Karen Seketa, VP of Talent at Element Three – 2017
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
Thank you @stephanvincentIN for an awesome #exsummit today!
- Jeb Banner, CEO at SmallBox 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
Congrats on an awesome first event. Great turnout and very applicable content.
- Shelly Towns, SVP of Product at Angie’s List 2016

Agenda

  • 7:50am – 8:10am:

    Light breakfast and networking.

  • 8:10am – 8:15am:

    Welcome by Dean Steve Standifird – Lacy School of Business.

  • 8:15am – 8:35am:

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

  • 8:35am – 9:05am:

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    “Gigs are not the answer; they are the solution.”
    Jeffrey Moss, Founder & CEO at Parker Dewey LLC.

    Within the HR community there is significant discussion around two topics: (i) the impact of the gig economy and (ii) the skills gap. In particular, employers have expressed frustration that Millennials (and others) have limited interest in full-time employment, and those that do want jobs are not prepared.

     These seemingly unrelated issues are not independent, nor do they signal a fundamental shift in the employee / employer relationship. In fact, the data is being misinterpreted to suggest issues and trends that don’t exist, causing companies, career launchers, and universities to react incorrectly.

     “Gigs are not the answer” with both discuss the real drivers of these issues, and highlight strategies being used to address them.

  • 9:05am – 9:10am:

    Travel to Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building for break out sessions.

  • 9:10am – 10:10am:

    BREAK OUT #1: Interactive workshop
    Location: Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 106

    “New Hire Journey Mapping”
    Facilitated by Jenny Banner, Director of Strategic Initiatives at SmallBox.

    In this hands-on session, you will use proto-personas and journey map a new hire’s first day with your organization. The goal of this exercise is to show the power of personas and journey mapping to help you empathize with the employee experience.
    When you are able to flatten experiences and put them in a sequential order you can identify the strongest and weakest moments in your current process. You will walk away with tools and ideas on how to apply these techniques to a variety of scenarios.

  • 9:10am – 10:10am:

    BREAK OUT #2: Panel discussion
    Location: Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 204

    “Should EX be driven by HR, Marketing, or Customer Experience?”
    Panelists are Tiffany Sauder, President at Element Three; Julie Barker, Sr Director Global HR at Appirio; Karlene Kurtz, Director of Learning & Development at Cummins; Randy Stocklin, CEO & Co-Founder at One Click; Jeremy Miller, Head Consultant at Inspired Blue Media.

  • 9:10am – 10:10am:

    BREAK OUT #3: Individual talks
    Location: Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 150

    Speaker 1 – “Extreme culture makeover – the story of Student Connections”, by Craig Anderson, President at Student Connections.
    Speaker 2 – “The Pitfalls and Triumphs of Technology and the Employee Experience”, by Chip House, Chief Marketing Officer at Structural.
    Speaker 3 – “The candidate experience AMA (Ask Me Anything)”, by Jason Seiden, Co-Founder at Brand Amper.

    CHIP HOUSE – Modern technology is great. Marketers use it to target us daily with relevant content they know (from their data) we’ll engage with – and sometimes they’ll even improve our lives. Then why is HR so behind? As HR leaders, doesn’t it sometimes seem like many companies know more about our employees than we do?
    Now, more than ever before, is a great time to roll-out technologies with your employees that can help them collaborate, communicate, build deeper connections, and promote their unique skills. These same technologies can also help you get a regular pulse on employee satisfaction, communicate and drive common vision and goals, as well as provide important people analytics on your business. But, without a plan you’ll be “running with scissors” in your organization, and could do more harm than good. We’ll explore how data + APIs + mobile phones create a new reality for organizations trying to drive great, and differentiated employee experiences. When employees succeed, organizations succeed.

    CRAIG ANDERSON – How do you take a stagnant corporate division and turn it into a standalone business with monumental national impact in a single year? You change the culture and engage employees. Not simple, not easy, but doable if you define your mission, address business challenges head on, and build for the future. Mix in leadership commitment, frame the changes with relentless communication across the team and lay a foundation for learning from employees; the result: a new locally-based start-up committed to student success in higher education.
    Come hear the story of Student Connections: an Indianapolis-based, student-centered, employee-focused, culture-minded organization that has achieved significant growth and success while going through a period of aggressive and fast-paced internal change.

    JASON SEIDEN – We’ll come armed with expertise in Employer Branding, Employee Engagement, and the Recruiting Tech Stack; you bring your most pressing questions.
    Does a job candidate’s pre-employment experience with the recruiting team really matter, or is that an over-dramatization? Who does a great job with candidate experience? Which technology makes the biggest impact? How do we use our Employee Value Proposition to make sure we’re hiring the right people?
    We’ve got 20 minutes together… let’s make them count.

  • 10:10am – 10:30am:

    Break – snacks.

  • 10:30am – 11:30am:

    BREAK OUT #4: Interactive workshop
    Location: Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 106

    “New Hire Journey Mapping”
    Facilitated by Jenny Banner, Director of Strategic Initiatives at SmallBox.

    In this hands-on session, you will use proto-personas and journey map a new hire’s first day with your organization. The goal of this exercise is to show the power of personas and journey mapping to help you empathize with the employee experience.
    When you are able to flatten experiences and put them in a sequential order you can identify the strongest and weakest moments in your current process. You will walk away with tools and ideas on how to apply these techniques to a variety of scenarios.

  • 10:30am – 11:30am:

    BREAK OUT #5: Panel discussion
    Location: Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 204

    “Should EX be driven by HR, Marketing, or Customer Experience?”
    Panelists are Tiffany Sauder, President at Element Three; Julie Barker, Sr Director Global HR at Appirio; Karlene Kurtz, Director of Learning & Development at Cummins; Randy Stocklin, CEO & Co-Founder at One Click; Jeremy Miller, Head Consultant at Inspired Blue Media.

  • 10:30am – 11:30am:

    BREAK OUT #6: Individual talks
    Location: Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 150

    Speaker 1 – “Extreme culture makeover – the story of Student Connections”, by Craig Anderson, President at Student Connections.
    Speaker 2 – “The Pitfalls and Triumphs of Technology and the Employee Experience”, by Chip House, Chief Marketing Officer at Structural.
    Speaker 3 – “The candidate experience AMA (Ask Me Anything)”, by Jason Seiden, Co-Founder at Brand Amper.

    CHIP HOUSE – Modern technology is great. Marketers use it to target us daily with relevant content they know (from their data) we’ll engage with – and sometimes they’ll even improve our lives. Then why is HR so behind? As HR leaders, doesn’t it sometimes seem like many companies know more about our employees than we do?
    Now, more than ever before, is a great time to roll-out technologies with your employees that can help them collaborate, communicate, build deeper connections, and promote their unique skills. These same technologies can also help you get a regular pulse on employee satisfaction, communicate and drive common vision and goals, as well as provide important people analytics on your business. But, without a plan you’ll be “running with scissors” in your organization, and could do more harm than good. We’ll explore how data + APIs + mobile phones create a new reality for organizations trying to drive great, and differentiated employee experiences. When employees succeed, organizations succeed.

    CRAIG ANDERSON – How do you take a stagnant corporate division and turn it into a standalone business with monumental national impact in a single year? You change the culture and engage employees. Not simple, not easy, but doable if you define your mission, address business challenges head on, and build for the future. Mix in leadership commitment, frame the changes with relentless communication across the team and lay a foundation for learning from employees; the result: a new locally-based start-up committed to student success in higher education.
    Come hear the story of Student Connections: an Indianapolis-based, student-centered, employee-focused, culture-minded organization that has achieved significant growth and success while going through a period of aggressive and fast-paced internal change.

    JASON SEIDEN – We’ll come armed with expertise in Employer Branding, Employee Engagement, and the Recruiting Tech Stack; you bring your most pressing questions.
    Does a job candidate’s pre-employment experience with the recruiting team really matter, or is that an over-dramatization? Who does a great job with candidate experience? Which technology makes the biggest impact? How do we use our Employee Value Proposition to make sure we’re hiring the right people?
    We’ve got 20 minutes together… let’s make them count.

  • 11:30am – 11:35am:

    Travel to Atherton Union Building (Reilly Room).

  • 11:35am – 12:05pm:

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    “Laying the foundation for a culture of candor.”
    Max Yoder, Co-Founder & CEO at Lessonly.

    A Culture of Candor is what Lessonly co-founder and CEO Max Yoder has worked to develop in his Indianapolis-based startup. Through an earnest combination of vulnerability, appreciation, and accountability, Max has built a company culture that allows his employees to do better work and live better lives. In his talk, Max will discuss some of the lessons learned in building this type of culture and how you can start working toward your own culture of candor.

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