Workday Rising 2016

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Check out our favorite highlights from this year’s conference!

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Why Attend

It’s your time to rise.

At Workday Rising, our customer community gathers to discover new possibilities. Join us to gain a fresh perspective on how to overcome your business challenges, hear how others are navigating change, and get a sneak peek into what being part of the Workday community is all about.

Hear from visionary thought leaders about what’s on the horizon. Pick up practical strategies as Workday customers share how they’re tackling today and tomorrow’s challenges. And come away with tangible evidence to help you build a case for moving to Workday.

Watch Last Year’s Highlights

Check out a few highlights from Workday Rising 2015 to get a sense of what’s in store at this year’s conference.

An unforgettable experience.

Last year, 96 percent of attendees answered “satisfied” or “very satisfied” when asked to rate their overall conference experience.

“The tremendous knowledge, confidence, and buzz from Workday's leadership presenters, speakers, and customers have been excellent! Tremendous learning and networking, a very hearty thank you.”

—Vice President, IT

“Fantastic information in each of the sessions. I have great ideas to take back to my team to improve our organization. Can't wait to come back next year and do it all again!”

—Director, Human Resources

“Very informative sessions for me at this phase in our project. I love hearing other customers’ stories, getting their contact information, and being able to email and/or call others as resources.”

—Senior Manager, Finance

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Learn about all things Workday.

At Workday Rising, you have a unique chance to discover the value of Workday by learning directly from experienced customers and product experts. Whether you are leading change at the executive level or operating on the front lines, Workday Rising is designed to challenge, educate, inspire, and reveal areas of untapped potential.

Customer Reference Conversations

Engage in an open dialogue with our customers as they discuss how moving to Workday has impacted their businesses. Understand our applications, services, and culture from our customers’ perspectives.


Experience inspiring daily keynote sessions. You’ll hear visionary speakers discuss their outlook on what the future holds and how we’re preparing organizations to boldly meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Business Leader Forums

This year, we’re introducing a series of talks designed to weave visionary ideas alongside practical strategies to help you achieve your highest potential. Hear how top business leaders are navigating change.

Products Strategy and Vision Sessions

Hear from Workday product leaders about how we’re shaping Workday for the long term. These high-level sessions will demonstrate our commitment to continuous innovation and our customers’ success.

Breakout Sessions

Learn from product experts and customers about the new functionality we’ve delivered over the last year and how our customers are using Workday to achieve great results.

Tips and Tricks

Want to get a closer look at Workday? Come to the Tips and Tricks theater located in the Expo. In these 20-minute sessions, experience our technology firsthand by learning best practices and how-tos.

Table Talks

Since all customers use the same version of Workday, you have an incredible opportunity to collaborate, swap ideas, hear how your peers are using Workday, and make some new friends while you’re at it.

Tailor your experience.

In addition to the high-level content geared toward business leaders, we’re offering hundreds of deep-dive sessions along five focused tracks. Discover how our customers are maximizing their investment and gain tangible evidence that will help you build a case for moving to Workday.


Hear how customers are using Workday Financial Management applications to operate with a complete picture of their business, spend less time managing transactions, and devote more time to strategic decision-making.

Human Resources

These sessions will provide deeper insights into all aspects of human capital management from sourcing to succession. You’ll hear best practices and get a chance to share your ideas for recruiting, people enablement, talent management, learning, compensation, benefits, time tracking, absence management, payroll, and workforce planning.


Learn about our approach to designing technology, including reporting and analytics, user experience, mobile, security, integration, data aging, worksheets, applications deployment and management, and more.

Education and Government

In these sessions, you’ll hear from experts in Workday Human Capital Management, Payroll, Financial Management, Grants Management, and Student who will share product insights specific to your industry’s needs.

Driving Excellence and Success

Learn how to optimize and maximize your Workday investment. The sessions in this track will cover best practices for change management, deployment, and user adoption.

Want to get a preview of some of this year’s breakout sessions?

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Sponsoring Partners

Thank you to our incredible sponsoring partners.