Everything you need to know about the Microsoft Viva Summit
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Register for the first-ever Microsoft Viva Summit


As organizations face evolving challenges around flexible work, economic uncertainty, and the future role of AI, today’s leaders must build resilience in their workforces to increase productivity and performance.


Join Jared Spataro, Kathleen Hogan, Kirk Koenigsbauer, Stacia Garr (RedThread Research), Diane Schwarz (Johnson Controls), and other Microsoft and industry leaders at this digital event, where they’ll face these issues head on with research findings, expert insights, panel discussions, and a technology showcase on Microsoft Viva and Glint. Gain inspiration from your peers and get energized to empower and engage your workforce to accelerate business impact —register today to secure your spot for free.


Microsoft Viva Summit

Thursday, April 20, 2023

9:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time




Breakout Sessions

Here’s a quick rundown of sessions which will stream concurrently after the keynote ends and be made available for on-demand viewing.


Fireside chat with Josh Bersin and Emily He

Speakers: Josh Bersin (The Josh Bersin Company), Emily He (Microsoft)

Join Josh Bersin and Emily He to discuss the role of new technologies empowering employees to be engaged and perform well. Bersin has said AI is “the biggest productivity boom in decades.” Learn what leaders and organizations can do to transform and build resilience for competitive advantage.


Optimizing employee performance and experience – the new world of work

Speakers: Emily He (Microsoft), James Martin (Rio Tinto), Kausik Rajgopal (PayPal), Janine Vos (Rabobank)

Next generation AI and data-driven insights are part of the new performance equation. The right data, tools, and intention can fuel productivity and engagement, driving business outcomes and organizational resilience. Join us as innovative CHROs share best practices.


Clarity, alignment, and AI: The future of goal-setting (with live Q&A)

Speakers: Jeremy Arnold (Avanade), Alina Fu (Microsoft), Kathy Krumpe (Accenture), Lars Fomsgaard Larsen (The LEGO Group)

Effective goal-setting and management creates clarity and alignment for your workforce. We'll cover trends from the Forrester 2023 State of Goal-Setting Report, best practices for OKR programs with speakers from Accenture, Avanade, and The LEGO Group, and end with a glimpse into the future.


Transforming insights into action (with live Q&A)

Speakers: Jenny Johnstone (Sage), Sunita Khatri (Microsoft), Dawn Klinghoffer (Microsoft), Mike Walsh (Microsoft)

Hear how customers are driving engagement by gaining a rich understanding of the employee experience—and turning insights into action for continuous improvement. We’ll also look at the product roadmap for Viva Insights, Viva Pulse, and our newest addition, Glint.


Evolve employee communications: Adapt the workplace to embrace change (with live Q&A)

Speakers: John Cirone (Microsoft), Brad McCabe (Microsoft), Nammi Nadella (Microsoft), Wendy Sherwood (CBRE)

Business success starts with effective communication and strong employee communities. Join us to learn how balancing business results while ensuring employee satisfaction is vital during economic uncertainty, and hear from our panel of industry leaders on how they’re solving today’s challenges.


Accelerate learning and growth with Microsoft Viva (with live Q&A)

Speakers: John George (ICF), Johann Laville (Merck), John Mighell (Microsoft)

Helping employees learn, grow, and succeed is a core priority for business leaders and critical to empowering and engaging your workforce. Join us to see how Viva is accelerating employee growth with solutions built into the tools employees already use for everyday work.


Boost role-based productivity with Microsoft Viva (with live Q&A)

Speakers: Angela Byers (Microsoft), Jack Elmore (Microsoft), Shannon Hunt (Avanade), Lindsey Myers (Microsoft)

A high-performance workforce is especially crucial in today's economy. Join us to see how Microsoft Viva can be tailored to boost productivity for every role, including frontline workers and sellers. You'll hear how Viva supercharges sales teams directly from Microsoft and external sales leaders.


Achieving results with People Science-based employee experience

Speakers: Justin Black (Microsoft), Jean-Marc Laouchez (Korn Ferry), Archana Ramesh (Microsoft)

Microsoft Viva People Science shares research on the fundamental needs of people at work, so you can create experiences that inspire employee engagement. We'll showcase People Science in Viva, sharing how we create science-backed human-centric product experiences that drive business results.


Join the new Viva community launching on April 20


Our Viva Community, designed as a one-stop shop for you to learn from experts in employee experience, get questions answered, and connect with peers, launches on April 20 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time as a part of the Microsoft Viva Summit. You will be able to access the Viva Community here when it goes live.


Stop by, introduce yourself, and join in the conversations we have planned for you on April 20!



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