eX Summit is coming to Phoenix - October 25, 2018.

8:00am - 12:30pm at Infusionsoft

eX Phoenix

After starting in Indianapolis, and expanding to Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Columbus and Philadelphia, we’re going West!

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 Valley of the Sun 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:

    “Cracking the CODE on Growing your Business.” by Stacie Mallen, Founder of TheRebelCode.

    Identifying a value system is critical to the foundation of a business. After working with Ann Rhoades who built the legendary culture at Southwest Airlines, and other stand-out culture leaders, it became clear to me that every successful business had a stated or embedded value system. Many times this ends up becoming on a poster on the wall of the break room and not something that is lived. With CODE we have started helping business drive leadership behaviors that foster an authentic culture built on their own value system..CODE makes up those leadership behaviors that define high functioning, values based organizations.

    CODE or
    C Connect, Deeply
    O Own Your Sh*t
    D Drive Autonomy
    E Execute Everyday

    CODE translates into driving business results. In this session, start to refine and identify your own values set; create a plan to embed the CODE into your own organization through practical solutions for any business at any budget; understand what metrics to identify to understand where you stand in your own values set and how to track progress in rolling out the CODE. Each participant will walk away with:

    – an initial plan to initiate CODE within your organization to drive leadership development across teams and levels

  • 9:20am – 9:30am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:30am – 9:50am:

    “Which comes first: D or I (Diversity or Inclusion)?”, by Katee Van Horn, Founder/CEO at Bar the Door.

    Which comes first, diversity or inclusion?

    We have all had questions about what comes first- diversity or inclusion. This is a little like asking the chicken and egg question. With limited resources and time, what will make the most difference for your organization? In this session we will discuss the benefits of focusing on inclusion to drive diversity and innovation.

    Katee will show you:

    • The business case for an inclusion first approach.
    • The true drivers of engagement for your workforce.
    • How to engage your employees to be more inclusive.
    • How to focus your cyclical processes to make sure everyone has a consistent and fair process.
  • 9:50am – 10:00am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:00am – 10:15am:

    Networking. Break – snacks.

  • 10:15am – 10:35am:

    “Training in the age of Tinder: why employees will love you and leave you”, by Joe Carella, Assistant Dean of Executive Education at University of Arizona, Eller College of Management.

    An economy at full employment is giving employee increased leverage when it comes to their expectations of what employers will do to get them to stay. Training and leadership development can be great tools to keep your best talent, but not if you still run training programs like it is 1999. Our discussion will focus on what employees expect and how to get them to love you, not leave you.

  • 10:35am – 10:45am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:45am – 11:05am:

    “Authenticity is magnetic – how to attract and grow a team that supports your mission, values, employee and customer experiences”, by Kate Rogers, Founder of CoVibe and Co-Lead PHX Startup Week.

  • 11:05am – 11:15am:

    Group discussion.

  • 11:15am – 12:15pm:

    Panel discussion: “How to build a culture of appreciation and recognition in your organization.”

    Panelists are Kate McMillen (Manager Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion at Infusionsoft), Katee Van Horn (Founder/CEO at Bar the Door), Michele Shuey (Global Director of Learning, Development and Employee Engagement at Unitedweb), Todd Nordstrom (weekly contributor to both Forbes.com, and Inc.com, Director for the O.C. Tanner Institute and Author). Moderator is Robert Wallace (EVP Marketing & Innovation, Partner at Tallwave).

  • 12:15pm – 12:25pm:

    Closing remarks, by Stephan Vincent.

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