Past Events

Exclusive Event: CIO Roundtable

WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad hosted an in-person lunch and conversation with guest experts Cisco CIO Fletcher Previn, AstraZeneca CIO Cindy Hoots, and Albemarle CIO Patrick Thompson. They shared experiences and expertise on digital transformation strategy execution, raising value velocity, and improving efficiency as leaders of technology organizations.

New York City   Oct. 26, 2022

How To Manage Staff In A Remote, Asynchronous Reality

WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad joined leaders from Front and Mural at TechCrunch Disrupt to identify the challenges of distributed workforces and discussed how to manage remote staffers and hybrid workforce culture. They explored best practices for maintaining a productive distributed workforce and driving outcomes asynchronously.

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San Francisco   Oct. 18-21, 2022

Accelerate Fall 2022: Brilliant Strategy Meets Brilliant Execution

WorkBoard's 5th Accelerate conference features 2 half days of virtual sessions led by leaders from Cisco, IBM, Intel and more. The conference will cover crucial themes for business executives and strategy execution leaders.

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Virtual   Sep. 28-29, 2022

Accelerating out of the Pandemic: How Ford Aligns & Drives Faster Strategy Execution with OKRs

Leaders from Ford share how they are modernizing their rhythm of business to capitalize quickly on the winds of change with the people they already have. Hear the executive panel delve into the journey of accelerating Strategy Execution.

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Webinar   Aug. 8, 2022, 11am PT

A Practical Path to the Future of Work: Steps to Take Now

In this webinar with former Deloitte Vice Chairman & Managing Partner Cathy Benko and WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad, strategic operations, talent teams, and business leaders learn how they can adjust internal processes and thinking for success regardless of external conditions.

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Webinar   June 9, 2022, 11am PST

Accelerate Spring 2022

Hear thought leaders from T-Mobile, AstraZeneca, VMware, Accenture, Zendesk and more share how they're executing strategy faster with a digital operating rhythm. Whether you lead the business or drive the strategy for the business, this is an incredible opportunity to learn from and benchmark with peer companies.

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Virtual Conference   April 12-13, 2022

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence in Financial Services Live

Learn how the most progressive financial services organizations are rethinking and adjusting to prepare for the future, transform their businesses, and gain a competitive advantage. WorkBoard is sponsoring this virtual gathering of senior-level financial service executives from across the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence ecosystem.

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Virtual Conference   April 12-14, 2022

Digital Workplace Transformation Live

WorkBoard CEO and cofounder will be a guest speaker at this premier gathering of digital transformation industry leaders and executives sharing key solutions to current and future challenges.

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Virtual Conference   March 29-31, 2022

Evolving Enterprise Master Class: Scaling the Go-to-Market Team

GGV Capital hosts a workshop geared towards helping founders understand key aspects of building and scaling a professional GTM team. Kevin Van Gundy, CRO at Vercel, and Abbie McBride, CRO at WorkBoard, will share knowledge on scaling the revenue side in startup organizations.

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Webinar   March 16, 2022, 1:00pm Pacific

Leveraging a Digital Operating Rhythm to Gain a Competitive Growth Advantage

Gee Rittenhouse, CEO of McAfee Enterprise Cloud and former SVP of the Security Business Group at Cisco, sits down with WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad for a conversation on how he implemented a digital operating rhythm at both organizations to achieve strategy alignment across the org and gain competitive growth advantage in the market.

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Webinar   March 16, 2022, 9:00am Pacific

The Grit Factor: Women in Leadership Taking Risks and Taking Charge

Shelley Zalis of The Female Quotient will co-host a panel with Deidre Paknad, CEO and co-founder of Workboard, Amy McGrath, retired Marine colonel and fighter pilot, and Admiral Sandy Stosz, first woman to lead a military service academy.

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Webinar   March 8, 2022, 9:00am Pacific

OKRs for High Growth Companies

a16z and GGV Capital host a panel discussion with former Google president Margo Georgiadis and WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad on how to use OKRs and a smarter operating rhythm to grow faster and achieve more with the team you have.

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OKR Practice Leader Program   February 9, 2022, 9:00am Pacific

Accelerate Transformation with a Digital Operating Rhythm

In this executive conversation, Patrick Thompson, Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer at Albemarle Corporation, and WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad discuss the CEO's strategy execution imperative. Patrick shares his wisdom executing growth and transformation strategies as a partner to growth-hungry CEOs and why a digital operating rhythm is crucial to speed and agility today.

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Executive Conversation & Demo   January 25, 2022, 9:00am Pacific

HR & Business: More Agile Together

Hear from HR leaders at Renault and VMware how OKRs and WorkBoard have become the new digital operating rhythm, accelerating strategies and empowering people to do their best work.

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OKR Practice Leader Program   December 9, 2021, 9:00am Pacific

Business at the Pace of Change

Steve Shafer, President, 3M Automotive & Aerospace and WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad discuss the pressing leadership topics of our time, including adapting to the pace of change and accelerating the rhythm of business, finding the balance between strategic agility and long-range planning, and energizing teams to embrace change as the constant and engaging people in value creation.

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Executive Conversation   December 2, 2021, 9:00am Pacific

Building a Hypergrowth SaaS Startup in a Remote World

TechCrunch sits down with WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad to dig into how she managed to scale her company in both revenue, and human terms, despite the global pandemic.

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Webinar   October 27, 2021, 9:00am Pacific

Webinar Series: Introducing Strategy Operations

CEOs, GMs, COOs, and Chief Strategy Officers across industries have developed bold new visions to transform their business model, accelerate operating rhythm, and mobilize their post-COVID workforce. Join this 3-part webinar series to learn how leading companies such as Zuora, Microsoft, Cisco, Workday, EXL, and Juniper built a strategy operations competency combined with an OKR methodology to drive their bold visions into results.

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Virtual Event   Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 2021, 1:00pm Eastern

Growth Stage Fundraising – Strategies & Metrics That Matter

In this panel discussion hosted by M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund, WorkBoard CEO and cofounder Deidre Paknad joins two leading growth-stage investors to share practical advice to anyone preparing for raising later-stage rounds of venture capital and growth equity.

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Virtual Event   August 11, 2021, 10:00am Pacific

Unscripted with @jrichlive

Jeff Richards, Managing Partner at GGV Capital, leads an unscripted video discussion with WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad and Ryan Denehy, CEO at Electric.

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Virtual Conference   September 18, 2020, 10:30am Pacific

Microsoft Inspire Session: The Road Ahead for Startups

Microsoft for Startups (MfS) helps B2B startups build their solution and scale into enterprise. In this Microsoft Inspire conference session hosted by MfS General Manager Jeffery Ma, WorkBoard CEO and co-founder Deidre Paknad joins Uncrowd CEO Richard Hammond to discuss how they are going-to-market with Microsoft to accelerate success.

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Virtual Conference   July 21, 2020

Rising to The Challenge – Future of Work

The future of work is evolving, faster than ever before. In this webinar sponsored by Capgemini, WorkBoard CEO and cofounder Deidre Paknad joins Udacity CEO Gabe Dalporto to discuss how new technologies are shaping the way we work. Learn how your organization can more effectively collaborate online to drive tangible, differentiating outcomes.

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Webinar   May 14, 2020, 9am PST

How OKRs help navigate uncertainty

Organizations across the globe are all experiencing the same uncertainties. Many large and tech-savvy organizations have already adopted WorkBoard’s OKR process and platform to define, measure and coordinate progress on strategic priorities. In this webinar, take a deep dive into OKRs in crisis and how they can help organizations stay aligned and focused.

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Webinar   May 5, 2020, 10am PST

Executive Briefing: 6 Essentials for Business Resilience and Results

Resilience and results are the existential imperatives for 2020. This executive briefing will give you immediate levers to increase your resilience and ability to drive your best results in difficult conditions.

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Webinar   Apr 30, 2020, 11am PST

Managing a Remote Workforce Through COVID-19

Keeping distributed and WFH teams connected and aligned is vital to business continuity. In this webinar, Stu Crabb, Chief People Officer at WorkBoard and former Head of Learning and Development at Facebook, will share insights on how to manage a fully remote team without sacrificing engagement or performance.

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Webinar   Apr 3, 2020, 10am PST

Business Insider Spotlight: Leading from Home

Leading from home in a way that keeps your remote workforces connected and thriving is vital in these uncertain times. Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO and Co-founder, and Nate Quigley, CEO and Co-founder of Chatbooks, will join Business Insider’s Drake Baer for a discussion on how leaders can meet this opportunity, which will include a Q&A open to all participants.

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Webinar   Mar 26, 2020, 12pm EST

Introduction to OKRs

OKRs are an excellent way to keep teams aligned in a WFH world. Robert Frohman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Co8 Group and Melanie St.James, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, The Co8 Group will host this online discussion on OKR foundations, which will include a Q&A open to all participants.

Webinar   Mar 23, 2020 12pm EST

Leading Teams in a WFH World

We’re all trying to figure out how to make WFH work for us. Check out this AMA to hear tips from WorkBoard CEO and Co-Founder, Deidre Paknad. She’ll share strategies you can use now to keep teams connected and aligned going forward. Joining her for the AMA will be Jeff Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital, and Jen Holmstrom, Head of Talent, GGV Capital.

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Webinar   Mar 20, 2020 1pm PST

Business Unusual: COVID-19’s Impact on Workers

On this episode of LinkedIn’s Business Unusual stream, host Caroline Fairchild, Managing News Editor at LinkedIn, will be joined by Jeff Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital, Deidre Paknad, CEO and Co-Founder, Workboard, Garrett Lord, CEO & Founder, Handshake, and Rachel Carlson, CEO/co-founder, Guild Education and co-sponsor of Stop-the-Spread pledge.

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Webcast   Mar 19, 2020

Evolving Enterprise 2020

Evolving Enterprise is an exclusive event for CEOs and founders of the next great enterprise companies. WorkBoard CEO and co-founder Deidre Paknad will join other guest speakers from the enterprise community for fireside chats on the key topics that matter for building a great enterprise technology company.

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San Francisco, CA   Mar 3, 2020

Agile at Scale

Deidre Paknad, CEO & Founder of WorkBoard, created a new wave of OKR champions at Harvard Business School as keynote speaker on "OKRs in Action - Alignment & Accountability" for Prof. Suraj Srinivasan and Prof. Euvin Naidoo's new short intensive program (SIP) on Agile at Scale.

Boston, MA   Jan 22, 2020

Results Speed at Scale: New Management Models to Drive Smart Growth

Whether you're a large enterprise or a growing startup, you need to drive smart, fast growth — but it gets harder as you get bigger. Hear how Workday and Cision are taking alignment and accountability to the next level to get more fuel to their growth engines.

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New York, NY   Dec 10, 2019

2019 Chief of Staff Summit

Business leaders and successful Chiefs of Staff lead an engaging, interactive, and informative day-long event. The Summit will include keynote speakers, expert-led workshops, and plenty of time for peer-to-peer connection. WorkBoard CEO and co-founder Deidre Paknad will speak at the event.

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Washington, DC   Nov 1, 2019

Workday Rising 2019

Every year, Workday brings community together to share solutions to complex challenges, explore what’s possible with technology, and shape the future of business. When we partner together, there’s no limit to how far we can go. (Find WorkBoard at the Ventures Pavilion)

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Orlando, FL   Oct 14–17, 2019

CEO Perspective: Achieving Smart, Fast Growth

If you’re interested in data-driven leadership, operationalizing OKRs, or why smart alignment is an essential ingredient for fast, smart growth, please join us for a conversation with Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski and CPO Camellia Ngo.

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Menlo Park, CA   Sep 12, 2019

SPE EnergyDot : The Leadership Summit

WorkBoard's Director of Client Services, Sameera Moinpour, joined senior executives from IBM and Marathon Oil for "What's Next for Workforce", a panel on technology and human capital.

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Houston, TX   Aug 15, 2019

Microsoft Inspire

At Inspire, partners are taught about Microsoft's roadmap for the upcoming year, network and build connections, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations, and learn new skills and techniques.

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Las Vegas, NV   Jul 14-18, 2019

Internal Growth Levers: Attitude, Alignment and Accountability

At this event, Workday SVP of Business Innovation Lisa Faucher discussed why they are using OKRs to sustain their 40% annual revenue growth rate into the next stage, how they’re going about it and what they’ve learned.

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Palo Alto, CA   Jun 5, 2019

OKRs for the COS

In this webinar, TrendKite CoS Tamara Rezler and WorkBoard Director of Client Services Sameera Moinpour discussed how Chiefs of Staff have implemented OKR programs with success and speed. The event was hosted by Prime Chief of Staff.

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Apr 18, 2019

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