April 13-14, 2021 • Virtual & Free
April 13-14, 2021
Virtual & Free

Digital Employee Experience Summit

The way we work has changed forever. How well you digitally enable your workforce will decide whether your company thrives going forward.

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What is Attune?

Attune is the 2-day virtual conference for building the modern digital employee experience (DEX).

We’re bringing together leaders in employee experience, technology, employee communications, analytics and the science of engagement to help companies create digital experiences that work for all their workers.

Why is DEX critical?

Nearly all of today’s employees use digital technology, and their experience at work is dictated by how they engage with apps and content. A modern digital experience allows them to work productively and purposefully.

Keynote speaker: Malcolm Gladwell

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by bestselling author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell. Known for turning preconceived notions about business and culture upside down, Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.
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Summit speakers

Meet the wide array of enterprise leaders and innovators presenting at Attune. We’ll keep adding to this list in the coming weeks—check back often for additional speakers and other breaking Attune news.

Event agenda

Learn from visionary experts and business leaders in our series of keynote talks, breakouts and networking sessions. Most sessions will include live Q&A with speakers, so you can have your questions answered by the best in DEX.

Tue, April 13

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Day 1

11:18 am

EDT

An exciting new voice in roots music, Elle Winston takes her training in classical technique and introduces it to her love of folk, blues and jazz traditions. Witnessing her live performances and listening to her storytelling are moving reminders of the urgency of American music.

Elle Winston

Musical Guest

Day 1

11:30 am

EDT

Nicole Alvino, founder and chief strategy officer of SocialChorus, will lead the way and launch the first annual Attune Digital Employee Experience Summit.

Nicole Alvino

SocialChorus

Day 1

11:35 am

EDT

Conventional wisdom holds that companies are dependent on their best people. But with the bulk of the global workforce on the front lines, this is changing—organizations will now stand or fall based on the performance of the typical employee, not just the strongest performers at the head office. How do we build our teams and engage our people in a way that embraces this new reality? 

Malcolm Gladwell

Keynote Speaker

Day 1

12:20 pm

EDT

In the wake of the pandemic, healthcare system Providence led the way in digital transformation. A large part of that change involved giving their frontline caregivers the right digital experience, and ensuring they were able to get the information they needed when they needed it. Find out how they did it—and what challenges they encountered along the way—during this insightful Q&A with their CIO and CCO.

Nicole Alvino

SocialChorus

B.J. Moore

Providence

Melissa Tizon

Providence

Day 1

1:12 pm

EDT

Yoga and meditation can be transformational, even in just a few minutes. Join Kiara as she leads us in a meditation exercise meant to ground us physically and mentally, for the day ahead.

Kiara Boyd

Yoga Instructor

Day 1

1:30 pm

EDT

The pandemic has propelled digital transformation at lightning speed. But even now, digital transformation is people transformation—to maintain those gains and keep moving forward, companies need to change how they engage their people. Transformation expert Greg Satell shares the secrets to making it happen.

Greg Satell

Bestselling Author

Day 1

1:30 pm

EDT

After a year of crisis comms and scrambling to keep employees continuously informed, how can your communications team get back to its original engagement priorities? Brett Lutz, VP of Global Communications at ADM, explains how to do this effectively even with a small or lean team.

Brett Lutz

ADM

Kensley Wigginton

SocialChorus

Day 1

1:30 pm

EDT

How can companies collaboratively create an inclusive culture at enterprise scale? Elizabeth Adefioye, CHRO at Ingredion, will join SocialChorus founder and CSO Nicole Alvino to discuss how Ingredion developed their shared purpose and values and implemented them company-wide to mobilize their entire organization. Elizabeth will delve into techniques for deep listening, co-creation and activating leadership to play a key role in culture.

Elizabeth Adefioye

Ingredion

Nicole Alvino

SocialChorus

Day 1

1:30 pm

EDT

Comms, IT and HR all want to create a more equitable, productive digital employee experience—but often, they each have their own approach to getting there. Learn how Tech Data achieved this goal with cross-functional collaboration, and what roadblocks they had to overcome to get there.

Adam Quinn

Tech Data

Laura Stewart

Tech Data

Katelyn Turtletaub

SocialChorus

Day 1

3:00 pm

EDT

Known for developing communities as “the front page of the internet,” how does Reddit keep its own internal communities engaged and motivated to grow its business of 52M+ daily active users? Anna Soellner, Reddit’s senior director of communications, sits down with our own Chuck Gose to discuss how her team interprets the signals from their workforce and uses catalyzing moments to bring the company together.

Anna Soellner

Reddit

Chuck Gose

SocialChorus

Day 1

3:00 pm

EDT

In the digital age, communicators should be working smarter, not harder. Learn how the comms team at Extreme Networks leverages data to optimize communications with their employees, how they engage their audience with different content types and bundles, and how your team can apply these same strategies.

Jasmine Davis

Extreme Networks

Lisa Yeaton

Extreme Networks

Kyla Turner

SocialChorus

Day 1

3:00 pm

EDT

To successfully transform your organization, you need to evaluate the employee journey from every angle. The founder of organizational intelligence provider Temporall joins us to share why transformative decision-making calls for an organization-wide view of your employee data, and what steps companies can take to get that visibility.

Thomas Davies

Temporall

Jed Brown

SocialChorus

Day 1

4:00 pm

EDT

We’ll begin to wind down our day with our second yoga session, refocusing the mind to help us incorporate what we’ve already learned and direct our attention to what’s next.

Kiara Boyd

Yoga Instructor

Day 1

4:06 pm

EDT

How do we, as employees and organizations, get better at change, so that it’s a “muscle” we use every day? Atlassian’s resident work futurist, Dominic Price, will discuss how we can influence our people, technology and work practices to drive transformation. He’ll share how Atlassian created the open-source Atlassian Team Playbook, a set of resources for addressing common team challenges, and how teams have since used it to drive their own improvement and adapt their ways of working to our new realities.

Dominic Price

Work Futurist

Day 1

4:42 pm

EDT

Our chief executive officer will recap the highlights of Day 1 and deliver a lead-in to kick off our networking sessions.

Gary Nakamura

SocialChorus

Day 1

5:00 pm

EDT

By invitation: a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, and share experiences with others in your industry during small-group networking sessions hosted by select business leaders and influencers.
Wed, April 14

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Day 2

10:00 am

EDT

Led by SocialChorus’ EMEA division, this event allows communicators, IT professionals and HR teams from Europe, Asia and Africa to discuss Attune content and collaborate with peers from their region.

Day 2

11:18 am

EDT

Elle Winston returns for her second set of the summit, engaging and energizing viewers for the first talk of the day.

Elle Winston

Musical Guest

Day 2

11:30 am

EDT

SocialChorus Strategic Advisor Rachel Williams will get things started and prepare us for a day focused on equitable experiences and practical learnings. 

Rachel Williams

SocialChorus

Day 2

11:36 am

EDT

When Hilton developed a cross-functional team to reshape the company’s employee experience, they knew that experience would have to work for an array of different workers, from frontline guest services to corporate leadership. Find out where they landed and what they learned along the way.

Erica Cary

Hilton

Day 2

11:48 am

EDT

As the pandemic has changed how we work, we’ve changed our platform in response, to better enable the front line and help companies build trust across their workforce. Find out how SocialChorus is reimagining the digital employee experience for 2021 and beyond.

Tim Christensen

SocialChorus

Day 2

12:45 pm

EDT

In the era of digital transformation, how can HR departments transform to be people-focused, rather than process focused? Michelle DiTondo, former CHRO for MGM Resorts, sits down with Rey Bouknight, strategic advisor at SocialChorus, to discuss the keys to fostering a culture of inclusion, making employees feel like they belong, and moving beyond diversity training to a true behavioral shift.

Michelle DiTondo

Avion, MGM

Rey Bouknight

SocialChorus

Day 2

1:32 pm

EDT

Kiara returns to round out the first half of Day 2 with guided breath work. This will help us restore our focus and create balance where we need it.

Kiara Boyd

Yoga Instructor

Day 2

1:38 pm

EDT

Today’s always-on work culture is full of constant meetings, calls and emails that make it nearly impossible to get focused work accomplished. Dr. Yousef and Professor Miller, UC Berkeley neuroscientists and founders of consultancy Becoming Superhuman, will share what behavioral science tells us about optimizing our experiences to regain focus and become more productive. Learn how to manage distractions, find time for your most important work, and stay connected in a balanced way. To make sure you get the most out of this session, Dr. Yousef has generously offered for every session participant to take a Biological Chronotype Assessment (5 minutes). The assessment allows a person to receive their individual energy profile and learn how to optimally schedule their day for peak performance (ideal times for focus, collaboration, and creativity). Complete the assessment at mychronotype.com with the project code: ‘ATTUNE’ and you’ll receive your individual results via email, as well as recommendations on how to optimally design your day for peak productivity.

Dr. Sahar Yousef

UC Berkeley

Lucas Miller

UC Berkeley

Day 2

3:00 pm

EDT

From the start of the pandemic, communicators in the healthcare industry saw a massive increase in the importance of their role—and in their workload. Learn how the comms team at Atrium Health handled these crisis communications, and what it taught them about engaging a hybrid workforce of more than 70K employees serving critical healthcare needs.

Chris Berger

Atrium Health

Sonia Fiorenza

SocialChorus

Day 2

3:00 pm

EDT

As the digital workplace becomes increasingly complex, organizations must support more systems and work environments and employee roles than ever before. Learn how top enterprises are using FirstUp’s platform integrations to reach employees in any system, intelligently deliver key applications to every worker and drive simplicity and productivity.

JD DePace

SocialChorus

Geoffrey Robichaux

SocialChorus

Day 2

3:00 pm

EDT

With the massive shift to remote work, it’s easy to become overwhelmed as the lines between home and work blur. Early on, Citrix identified an opportunity to help both employees and customers maintain harmony between digital technology and their physical and mental health. We’ll explore the company’s wellness initiative from end to end, and learn what obstacles they overcame on the journey.

Alysia Eve

Citrix

Mike Walsh

SocialChorus

Day 2

4:00 pm

EDT

Workforce communications have become critically important during the last year. Companies are using it to manage crises, improve culture, engage employees and align teams on key initiatives. Learn how internal communication teams are doing it all with the SocialChorus FirstUp platform, and delve into the newest features that will take your communications to the next level.  

Gillian Clowes

SocialChorus

Tahni Morrison

SocialChorus

Day 2

4:00 pm

EDT

In the wake of the mass shift to remote work, HR and employee experience leaders have had to reevaluate how to drive company culture—and that has meant redesigning the employee experience. Learn how HR and EX leaders are using the SocialChorus FirstUp platform to reach and engage every worker, wherever they are in their journey. Then, explore the newest features available to modernize the experience of your employees.

Jed Brown

SocialChorus

Mat Cronin

SocialChorus

Day 2

4:40 pm

EDT

As we near the end of the program, Kiara will guide us through one final practice using small movements to energize the mind, body, and spirit.

Kiara Boyd

Yoga Instructor

Day 2

4:44 pm

EDT

We’ll close out the summit with a quick Attune recap and share our appreciation for everyone who has attended.

Brian McDowell

SocialChorus

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of essential workers aren’t as digitally enabled as desk workers

Why attend?

Learn how to use communication, technology and data intelligence to attune to the needs of your people, and build the right DEX for your company.

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Future of the workforce

Work-from-anywhere is here to stay. Find out how technology can make your workforce truly flexible and digitally enable your essential employees.

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Optimizing communications

Find new ways to boost engagement. Make content hyper-relevant to every employee using targeting, personalization and campaign best practices. 

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Advancing equity

Robust equity strategies are vital. Learn to create 2-way conversation between workers and companies, build an actionable feedback loop and empower your employees.

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Business intelligence

Discover how to gather data through agile listening, and how to use workforce intelligence to measure initiative performance and accelerate change.

Ready to join us on April 13-14?

Who should attend?

The digital employee experience can’t be owned by any one group—IT, Comms, HR and business leaders must work together to shape it.

IT

Hubs are so 2019. Get expert guidance on building the intelligent digital workspace the next decade calls for.

Comms

Uplevel employee communications with brand marketing techniques like personalization, targeting and campaign automation.

HR

You own the employee experience. Gain the right knowledge and buy-in to make it better.  

Execs

You’ve invested a lot in improving the customer experience. Now do the same for the employee experience.

Frequently asked questions

This year, yes. Attune 2021 will be online only, but future years will offer a blend of digital and in-person content.

The short answer is, it’s free! Because Attune 2021 is fully virtual, we’re providing the entire 2 days of content and activities at no cost.

Tuesday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT, and Wednesday, April 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Each day will include talks, presentations and breakout sessions.

Yes. FutureComms is now Attune, the new evolution of our yearly event.