eX Summit is coming back to the Twin Cities - August 20, 2020.

8:00am - 12:15pm at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, Saint Paul.

eX Twin Cities

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

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 Minneapolis/Saint Paul area will cover various employee experience topics (see agenda below).

Attendee Quotes

I did take away some positive things to consider. Thank you!
- eX Twin Cities participant – 2017
I am grateful for the afternoon as it truly spurred some latent ideas that I am going to start working on TODAY!
- eX Twin Cities participant – 2017
Really good stuff!
- eX Twin Cities participant – 2017
It was an impressive group of people focused on really important matters.
- eX Twin Cities participant – 2017
Great conference!
- eX Twin Cities participant – 2017
Sharing success stories of organizations was great!
- eX Twin Cities participant – 2017


  • 7:50am – 8:10am:

    Light breakfast and networking.

  • 8:10am – 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 here. It’s up to you to decide what you’re going to do with it.

  • 8:25am – 8:45am:

    “Topic To Be Announced”, by Dan Riley, Partner & Chief Client Officer at Kincentric.

  • 8:45am – 8:55am:

    Group discussion.

  • 8:55am – 9:15am:

    “Employee experience – Reality check” by Teri Calderon, EVP People Operations at Field Nation.

  • 9:15am – 9:25am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:25am – 9:45am:

    “What selling shoes and building social networks teaches us about the employee experience” by Scott Burns, CEO & Co-Founder at Structural.

  • 9:45am – 9:55am:

    Group discussion.

  • 9:55am – 10:10am:

    Break and snacks.

  • 10:10am – 11:05am:

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

    Panelists are Dr Rosie Ward (CEO & Co-Founder Salveo Partners, LLC), Derek Lundsten (President & CEO at LifeGuides). Moderated by Stephan Vincent, Founder of eX SummiteX Podcast.

  • 11:10am – 11:30am:

    “Obsessed with experience: a modern work story”, by Jason Averbook, CEO & Co-Founder at Leapgen.

    Consumer experience is not only appealing, it’s addicting. Not only addicting, it’s habit-forming and behavior-changing. Done right, we don’t know how we ever lived without it.

    Think about your kids on Fortnite. It sucks them in. They can’t wait to log on again.

    Does your employee experience do that? No, I’m not expecting your Core HR or ATS or Payroll or Compensation or Benefits to suck employees in. I’m talking about HOW IT FEELS TO WORK FOR YOU.

    HR Technology is the fuel for that experience, how works feels. But just like the best tech-fueled Consumer Experience, I should never see it, I don’t care what it’s called, I don’t want to know what it is. Done right, though, it’s habit-forming and behavior-changing. If it’s a better experience than I’ve ever had, I won’t know how to live without it again.

    This is the opportunity and call to action for modern HR. Helping people work better by making work about people, and that starts with EXPERIENCE. Jason Averbook explains what that requires, what becomes possible when you achieve it, and how you should measure it.

  • 11:30am – 11:40am:

    Group discussion.

  • 11:40am – 12:10pm:

    “Topic to be announced” by Bob Eichinger, COO & Co-creator along with Roger Pearman at TeamTelligent, LLC.

  • 12:10pm – 12:15pm:

    Closing remarks, by Stephan Vincent.


Kincentric, a Spencer Stuart company, approaches human capital differently — we help you identify what drives your people so they can drive your business. Formerly a part of Aon, our decades of expertise in culture and engagement, leadership assessment and development, and HR and talent advisory services enable us to help organizations change from the inside. And our global network of colleagues, our proven insights and our intuitive technologies give us new ways to help organizations unlock the power of people and teams — fostering change and accelerating success. For more information, please visit www.kincentric.com.

LifeGuides is a transformative solution for conscious leaders. We provide human-to-human support to help your teams conquer their life challenges and live their best lives. Our community of loving and caring Guides uses their own life experiences to help your people navigate those stressful times to create a happier, more positive and peaceful existence.

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