eX Summit is coming back to Phoenix - October 24, 2019.

8:00am - 12:30pm at Galvanize

eX Phoenix

After launching in the Midwest and expanding from the West Coast to the East Coast, the eX Summit is back in Phoenix!

War for top talent has 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).

Attendee Quotes

Great work - good variety in topics all around employee experience. I really enjoyed the topics and the opportunity to network with other HR Execs!
- eX Phoenix participant – 2019
What an impactful morning spent with local leaders talking about how we should focus time and energy on our culture and employee experience to remain ...
- eX Phoenix participant – 2019
Exceptional Employee Experience conference! Hearing from C Level leaders in how they demonstrate #employeeengagement and why they put forth a #peoplef...
- eX Phoenix participant – 2019
Outstanding eX Summit session in Phoenix! Phenomenal speakers and panelists that reinforced the impact we all have on increasing engagement while alig...
- eX Phoenix participant – 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed all of the speakers - thank YOU for all of the time and effort to get the conversations moving along and the energy level growing. ...
- eX Phoenix participant – 2018
Thank you so much for having this event today. Exceptional connections. Great humans.
- eX Phoenix participant – 2018


  • 7:50am – 8:05am:

    Light breakfast and networking.

  • 8:10am – 8:15am:

    Welcome by Galvanize.

  • 8:15am – 8:25am:

    ‘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 years. It’s already started!
    Whether you like it or not, change is coming. It’s up to you to decide what you’re going to do with it.

  • 8:25am – 8:45am:

    “You’re Hired! A look inside Nextiva’s unique company culture”, by Yaniv Masjedi, Chief Marketing Officer at Nextiva.

  • 8:45am – 8:55am:

    Group Discussion.

  • 8:55am – 9:15am:

    “Living your Values matters” by Jeremy Bloom, CEO at Integrate.

    Year after year Gallup reports only 30% of employees are engaged at work and the number hasn’t changed in 15 years. Yet forecasts from Bersin and Associates predict spending on engagement will soon hit $1.5 billion per year — and with good reason. When the employee experience is done right, employees are more likely to stay at their jobs longer, be healthier, show up engaged, and be more productive. Engagement isn’t just about happiness; it’s about business results.

    As the CEO of Integrate, I believe living our values is pivotal to creating an incredible employee experience that leads to a great culture. We’ll talk about why C-Level leaders should care about the employee experience, becoming intentional around the “Moments that Matter” along that journey, and investing in people strategies to drive business results. I’ll share what Integrate’s found to be successful which may prompt you to take action in your own employee experience.

  • 9:15am – 9:25am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:25am – 9:45am:

    “Driving engagement and eX in a tech function”, by Gint Grabauskas, CTO at Offerpad.

    This talk will center around driving engagement (via a great employee experience) in knowledge workers. We will define engagement and then discuss how to drive it across various stages of an employee’s journey, with actionable things to try (for the audience) right away, after each portion of the talk. We will talk about how to always be recruiting, and how talent pipelining and candidate experience is the right “anchor” for ultimately driving a stellar employee experience. We will then drive deeper into what makes knowledge workers tick and how to successfully drive their engagement day-to-day. We will tie in Dan Pink’s work on mastery, autonomy, and sense of purpose, discuss what an agile mindset means, and how servant leadership is a very powerful form of management when done with a genuine heart. We will give a few examples of how we do things at Offerpad in order to solidify the concepts discussed in this talk. This talk will be unique in that it is presented by a technologist (CTO), versus an HR professional, showing that eX is relevant across all functions. Done right, it will help in driving results for your business.

  • 9:45am – 9:55am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:55am – 10:10am:

    Networking. Break – snacks.

  • 10:10am – 10:30am:

    “Culture is the DNA of your brand – building it from the inside out”, by Denise Gredler, CEO at BestCompanies AZ and Matthew Clyde, President & Chief Strategist at Ideas Collide Inc.

  • 10:30am – 10:40am:

    Group discussion.

  • 10:40am – 11:00am:

    “Be more connected”, by Brian Mohr.

    Perhaps one of the most important yet least talked about aspects of the overall employee experience is ‘real human connection’. As companies continue to evolve their outward-facing employment brands, the alignment between what you sell on the outside and what you live on the inside must be congruent. Join Brian Mohr as he takes you on a short, powerful journey to leverage one of the most powerful advantages we all have access to – Real Human Connection.

  • 11:00am – 11:10am:

    Group discussion.

  • 11:10am – 12:15pm:

    Panel discussion: “How to build a culture of caring and well-being.”

    Panelists are Shannon Teixeira (Director HR, Talent Activation/EX at Waste Management), Heather Lehman (Sr Director of Operations at LifeGuides), Ken Bonham (Founding Partner at Lucid Agency). Moderator is Kevin Black (Leadership Expert, Forbes Coach, Speaker, Author).

  • 12:15pm – 12:25pm:

    Closing remarks, by Stephan Vincent.

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