What to Look Forward to at This Year’s Workday Rising

September 22, 2015 Harry West


Dreamforce ’15 brought us to new, insightful heights, particularly with lots of interest in Customer and Worker Experience — both through Salesforce and related applications. But what was amazing during this year’s Dreamforce was just how many people wanted to talk about the next big convention on the horizon: Workday Rising.

Many DF ’15 attendees were interested in the broader ecosystem of cloud solutions, especially Workday. Personally, I can’t wait to see what Workday has in store for us at Rising, especially updates and new products like Workday Planning. Rising has become so important to the cloud ecosystem that Appirio is sending a full crew of experts this year, including key breakout session presenters like myself, Neil Jensen, Financials expert Stephen Francis, integrations expert Heather Beserra, and even our own CFO, Mark O’Connor.

Sessions with Appirio’s Workday Experts

Here are a couple of sessions you should attend at this year’s Workday Rising, featuring our own Appirians at the helm:

  • A CFO Perspective on Workday Financials and Cloud Integration: Wednesday, September 30th, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

In this session, Mark O’Connor and Heather Beserra will discuss the experience of growing a global cloud consultancy with the help of Workday Financial Management applications and showcase key integration techniques that allow superior Business Agility using integration between Salesforce.com CRM and Workday Financials objects and process flows.

  • Building a Business Case for Operational Excellence in the Cloud: Wednesday, September 30th, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM.

Fortunately, many organizations today no longer see Workday as just an HCM solution. In this panel, Stephen Francis, Neil Jensen, and I will discuss the benefits of moving to a unified domain in the cloud with Workday HCM and Workday Financial Management.

Visit booth #124 for special prizes from Appirio

While you’re enjoying learning and mingling at Workday Rising, be sure to visit Appirio at booth #124 in the Innovation Exchange Expo Hall. Stop by the booth during the Welcome Reception on Monday, September 28th between 5 PM and 8 PM to pick up your special gift from Appirio — a Vegas survival kit. (This one is a must-have, so come by early.) Don’t forget to look inside your survival kit for special prizes, including a chance to win a ticket to our Appirio party at Workday Rising!

We’re looking forward to seeing our friends and customers at Rising this year, and to find out what’s new and yet to come from Workday this season. So bring your toughest questions to our Appirio-led sessions and stop by the booth to say hello!

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