Thought Leadership

Main Stage Keynotes

Join us each day to hear how we’re working together to shape the future of work and the world.

Welcome Keynote

Let the fun begin! We’ll kick off Workday Rising with a comedic performance from Jerry Seinfeld to mark the start of an incredible few days ahead.

Workday Innovation Keynote

Discover how we’re bringing our commitment to continuous innovation and customer success to life. Workday leaders take the stage to share our vision for the future, what’s next for our products, and how we’re helping our customers lead in a changing world.

Leadership Keynote

Join a conversation with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda about what it takes to see opportunity where others don’t, motivate teams to work together toward positive outcomes, and pave the way for a diverse and inclusive future. Moderated by award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and host Soledad O’Brien.

Inspiration Keynote

Bring Workday Rising to a close with bestselling author and positive psychology researcher Michelle Gielan. She’ll share the science and strategies of using happiness to bring positive impact in a changing world.

“The world is changing, and Workday is changing with it.”

—HRIS Payroll Analyst at a Manufacturing Company

Business Strategy Keynotes

Hear from Workday leaders and customer executives as they discuss the opportunities, revenue potential, and new ways of working fueled by continuous innovation.

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Product Strategy and Vision Keynotes

See what’s new in our products and what we have planned to support your continued success.