October 15 - 16, 2019

Future Work Live

FWL is the premier conference for HR Leaders to Design the Future Employee Experience

The premier conference for HR practitioners, Future Work Live is bringing some of the foremost, industry-leading HR executives to discuss the challenges facing Chief Human Resource Officers. Join over 300 senior leaders to network and learn about opportunities and solutions in people analytics, HR technology, artificial intelligence, and automation. Prepare your organization for the future of work.

Taking place October 15-16th in New York City, Future Work Live is a new multi-stage event designed to provide HR executives and business leaders with the tools and inspiration needed to future-proof your organization.

The future of work is live in:


3 Stages. 1 Great Event.

Connect with over 300+ Human Resources executives and expand your network. Meet the disruptive startups and innovators who are changing the world of work. Future Work Live will be a unique interactive learning and networking experience, providing actionable takeaways to empower you to be build a more engaged and tech-powered business.

The agenda is carefully crafted by experienced industry experts and technology disruptors to provide timely, actionable insight into the competitive dynamics for building the workplace of the future.

Future Work Leaders

Future Work Live brings together like-minded leaders and executives who strive to create the best work experience for all employees. More than a conference, FWL is a conversation and collaborative celebration of exciting social start-ups, inspiring brands and forward-thinking individuals that are defining the employee experience, together.

People Analytics & HR Tech

Two days of deep dives in Artificial Intelligence, people analytics and the data-enabled organization, and trend briefings on HR Technologies including recruitment, performance management, eLearning and employee engagement.

Future Work Labs

Six 90-minute intensive sessions over two days, allowing for more granular analysis into the most pressing real world challenges facing HR in 2020. Lab themes will address: Road-mapping for creating a diverse organization; Cultural health checks and diagnosis; Social media in the workplace, Rewards and incentives that work; Training and development; Implementing AI.


Day 1 Tuesday 15th














Starting at 8am


Registration and Breakfast – Main Stage


Chairperson Opening Remarks

Alex Weber Award-winning host, motivational comedian speaker

Starting at 9am

9am – 9:30am

The Current Market Trends and Where We are Heading in the Future of Work

Jacqueline Barrett Senior Economic Researcher

9:30am – 10am

Microsoft Presentation

Starting at 10am

10am – 11am

Panel Discussion: The Forces Shaping the Future of Work – Main Stage

Starting at 11am

11am – 11:05am

Microsoft Chairperson Opening Remarks – Main Stage

11am – 11:05am

Chairperson Opening Remarks – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

11:05am – 11:50am

Embracing the Cognitive Enterprise: Accelerating Power of Purpose in the Workforce with Intelligent Workflows – Main Stage

Elizebeth Varghese General Manager, Talent & Engagement

11:05am – 11:50am

5 Predictions for the Workspace of Tomorrow – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

11:05am – 12:35pm

The Science of Working Human – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

Jesse Harriott Global Head of Analytics & Executive Director

11:50am – 12:20pm

6 Key Takeaways from my First 90 Days as Director of People & Culture – Main Stage

Jes Osrow Director of People

11:50am – 12:20pm

It’s the Tech That Makes Great Teams – It’s the Teams That Make Great Tech: a Cisco Story – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

Mark Miller Workplace Technologist Strategist

Starting at 12pm

12:20pm – 12:50pm

Generation Z: Getting Ahead of the Next Hiring Wave & What to Expect from the Future Workforce – Main Stage

12:20pm – 12:50pm

New Technology Innovations Shaping People and Culture – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

Dr. Mesut Akdere Associate Professor of HR Development & Director, Purdue HRD Virtual Lab
Purdue University

12:50pm – 1:10pm

Thought Leadership Presentation – Main Stage

12:50pm – 1:10pm

Demystifying AI – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

How AI and talent acquisition experts can work together

Cindy Klein Manager, Key Accounts

Starting at 1pm

1:10pm – 2:10pm


Starting at 2pm

2:10pm – 2:40pm

Design Thinking Workshop for Employee Engagement – Main Stage

2:10pm – 2:40pm

Diversity & Inclusion at the Financial Times – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

Kirsty Devine Head of US HR and Global Projects
Financial Times

2:10pm – 2:40pm

Getting a Grip on Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Recruiting – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

2:40pm – 3:10pm

Future of Work: Technology to Help Employees Thrive at Work – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

Ernest Ng VP, Global HR Strategy, People Analytics and Technology

2:40pm – 3:10pm

Supporting and Building Culture During the Times Up & #MeToo Movement – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

Debbie Pollock-Berry Chief Human Resources Officer
Save the Children

Starting at 3pm

3:10pm – 3:40pm

Health & Wellness Networking Break – Main Stage

3:10pm – 3:40pm

Healthy Habits: Guided Flexibility & Stretching – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

3:10pm – 3:40pm

Mindfulness Meditation: Connected Mind, Body and Spirit – Future Work Leaders (Track 1)

3:40pm – 4:25pm

Panel Discussion: CHRO as the Culture Change Agent: Mission-Driven Storytelling for Influence & Workplace Transformation – Main Stage

3:40pm – 4:25pm

Panel Discussion: Upskilling & Reskilling your Workforce – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

Starting at 4pm

4:25pm – 5:25pm

Future Work Leaders Roundtable Discussion – Main Stage

4:25pm – 5:25pm

HR Tech Leaders Roundtable Discussion – Future Work Leaders (Track 1)

Starting at 5pm

5:25pm – 5:30pm

Microsoft Chairperson Closing Remarks – Main Stage

5:25pm – 5:30pm

Chairperson Closing Remarks – Future Work Labs (Track 3)

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Happy Hour in the Expo Pavilion

Who attends our events

Future Work Live brings together HR executives together from across the East Coast


FWL provides human resource decision makers with direct access to the leading though leaderships, technologies and services in the marketplace. Delegates gain insight into key issues in conference sessions and deep dives with industry visionaries – they then use this learning for detailed conversations with sponsoring companies to discuss ways to work together.

Sponsors of FWL are considered the leading players in their specialist areas and have a high-value opportunity to engage an elite group of industry decision-makers utilizing a number of platforms.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 event – fill out our form and we will get back to you.

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