eX Summit is opening 2018 in Columbus: eX Columbus - March 9, 2018

8:00am - 12:00pm at Vue Columbus

eX Columbus

After successful 2017 runs in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and the Twin Cities, eX Summit is opening 2018 in Columbus, OH. In the war of attracting and retaining top talents, companies must now focus on their employee experience as a differentiator to remain competitive. Influential business leaders from throughout the Columbus area will cover various employee experience topics (see agenda below).

Attendee Quotes

I loved the eX Summit Columbus and agree with your ideas. I hope more start catching on quickly.
- eX Columbus participant – 2018
Great event, thank you for putting this together!
- eX Columbus participant – 2018
Great Job, very good summit, one of the best I have been to lately. It was very engaging and informative.
- eX Columbus participant – 2018


  • 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:

    “Winning the war on talent”, by Rachel Roman, Director of Talent at Updox.

    How do you win the war on talent? Sometimes it can seem too complicated or perhaps the current approach isn’t effective. This session will focus on 4 key factors: curating an employer brand; how to attract and keep people who make the biggest difference to your bottom line; discuss speed to hire and successful talent acquisition approaches; and the employee experience.

  • 9:20am – 9:30am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:30am – 9:50am:

    “Designing shoes for the cobbler’s kids—innovation principles to make work life more meaningful”, by Marty Vian, Director, User Experience at Fuse (Cardinal Health).

    Innovation is a slippery term, but it usually involves adopting a particular way of working to drive new ways of thinking and solving problems. When a company embraces an innovation mindset, the employee experience benefits on two fronts — by better connecting people to the company’s mission & strategy and by giving them new tools for solving internal problems. This talk will touch on the influence of human centered design thinking on company culture, motivation, understanding, and decision making. We’ll also discuss how it can empower creative solutions to problems that too often go unaddressed because they’re “only internally facing”. The cobbler’s kids deserve better.

  • 9:50am – 10:00am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:00am – 10:15am:

    Networking. Break – snacks.

  • 10:15am – 10:35am:

    “How to engage a distributed and remote workforce”, by Rick Mariotti, Partner/President at Fusion Alliance.

  • 10:35am – 10:45am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:45am – 11:05am:

    “Create a workplace that enhances the employee experience”, by Rachel Friedman, CEO at TENFOLD.

    Did you know that the work environment can be leveraged as an effective strategic tool for communication? Learn how your organization can utilize your investment in facilities to help align things like your vision, values, heritage and mission with associates and visitors. Creating memorable moments within the work environment to a captive audience educates, informs and inspires them, resulting in improved associate and client engagement…helping organizations get further faster.

  • 11:05am – 11:15am:

    Group discussion.

  • 11:15am – 11:50am:

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

    Panelists are Carolynn L. Johnson (Chief Operating Officer at DiversityInc), Daniel Juday (Director at Ohio Diversity Council), Jamahal C. Boyd (Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Language Services at TriHealth). 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?

  • 11:50am – 12:00pm:

    Closing remarks, by Stephan Vincent.


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