eX Summit is coming to Philly - August 15, 2018!

8:00am - 12:30pm at Power Plant Productions

eX Philly

After successful runs in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, the Twin Cities, and Columbus, eX Summit is going East to Philadelphia! 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 the Philly area will cover various employee experience topics (see agenda below).


  • 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 ways.
    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:

    “How to integrate diverse messages into your Employer Brand Strategy.” by Lisa Smith-Strother, Vice President, Global Head of Employer Branding & Recruitment Marketing at RELX Group.

  • 9:20am – 9:30am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:30am – 9:50am:

    “You are better than company’s on-boarding process”, by Talia Edmundson, Director of Human Resources at RevZilla.com.

  • 9:50am – 10:00am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:00am – 10:15am:

    Networking. Break – snacks.

  • 10:15am – 10:35am:

    “Employee engagement: making dreams a reality”, by Kelly Poulson, Coach at Kelly Poulson LLC, Board Member at DisruptHR Philadelphia, Career Coach at TheMuse.com.

    Employee engagement isn’t one-size-fits-all kind of work. Getting employees involved and engaged can be a daunting challenge, and can often feel overwhelming for any organization. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Chasing dreams changes lives & impacts business. If we work to help people at all levels of their careers, those who are feeling stuck and lacking motivation to turn things around to achieve their dreams personally, we can help them grow and ultimately succeed and thrive. No dream is too big or too small, and every dream has a role in contributing to employee engagement. This is the story of the Dream Navigator program and how doing the work to achieve dreams has changed the game for its participants to date. Learn about how to engage talent without time consuming program launches or major financial investment. And then get started on reinventing the experience for people within your organization & for yourself.

  • 10:35am – 10:45am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:45am – 11:05am:

    “Connect the workplace through storytelling: crossing departmental lines”, by Kristin Dudley, founder at Co-Create.

  • 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 Lisa Smith-Strother (Vice President, Global Head of Employer Branding & Recruitment Marketing at RELX Group), Beth Perkins (People Growth Manager at O3 World), Tamara Rasberry (HR Manager at National Community Reinvestment Coalition). Moderator is Chris Powell (CEO at Talmetrix).

    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