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).

Attendee Quotes

The topics were helpful and the speakers were informative, I really got a lot out of it.
- eX Philly participant – 2018
The presenters were knowledgeable and well prepared and I found it to be an excellent use of time and got some great takeaways to share with executive...
- eX Philly participant – 2018
The event was great! The presentations had key content and were not too lengthy. Great job on your first event in Philly.
- eX Philly participant – 2018
You put on a great summit. The entire morning was chock full of relevant information.
- eX Philly participant – 2018
Thank you so much for bringing your wonderful event to Philly! It was a great morning and has brought me back to work recharged and energized about th...
- eX Philly 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:

    “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.

    Unleashing the power of social employee advocacy allows companies to experience greater success in terms of amplifying their employer brand, advancing their diversity awareness, increasing their thought leadership, improving their online reputation, and generating valuable results. With a proper employee advocacy and social media strategy embedded with diversity messaging, your company can transform how employees receive, share, and amplify the branded content.

  • 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.

    A quick Google search for “on-boarding and retention” returns countless articles outlining how an employee’s on-boarding experience is a significant factor in improving retention. In clicking through a few of these articles, a noticeable theme emerges; repetitive statistics offered up by authors who never share their own experience in building an on-boarding program. Even more concerning are the frequently published polls by those oh-so-well-known consulting companies that do nothing but contribute an element of fear without offering viable solutions. As HR folks, we understand the value of investing in an on-boarding program. So why do we continue to read and sometimes rely on these studies and statistics discussing the value of on-boarding but lack in thoughtful instruction?
    Whether you’re an HR department of one, a small team, or leading your organization’s HR function, you’re better than your company’s on-boarding process. This session is designed to be interactive. We’ve all got an on-boarding story to share and I look forward to hearing all of yours!
  • 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.

    We all know the importance of empathy; how it plays a part in who we are as leaders and how we can design great experiences for our customers by practicing empathy for them. So how can empathy play a part in enabling a stellar employee experience? By crossing departmental lines and understanding our colleagues whom we do not share the day-to-day with, we can spur greater communication, innovation and appreciation for one another. Stories are a great tool to open those doors – especially between colleagues who are oceans and time zones away. Within this session I’ll share my personal story in documenting day-in-the-life stories of Comcast’s most hired for and desired for jobs and how what was meant to be a tool for recruitment, became a platform to unite the organization.

  • 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