Digital Tools for Building an Engaged, Productive Team

In workforces transformed by remote work and challenged by stress, employers can take advantage of new platforms and approaches to boost engagement as well as productivity. What are the best new methods for collaboration? How can managers align the new tools with company culture and workflow to make sure the overall effect is sustainable and beneficial to worker well-being?


From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks – Nick Baily, co-founder, From Day One & Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM
Opening Fireside Chat: The Digital Work Experience, Before and After the Pandemic

The head of global learning and development for a 40,000-employee tech company describes how digital tools support its growth mindset in the midst of a historic shift to remote work.

Shveta Miglani, PhD, head of people experience & learning, Micron Technology


Lydia Dishman, Fast Company, contributing editor

12:55 PM - 01:00 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
Thought Leadership Spotlight: Power Up Your Remote and Work-from-home Teams with HR 3.0 and AI to Coach, Engage, and Perform

The global COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted work … perhaps forever. As companies emerge from the crisis and adapt to the new normal, it’s clear that shaping a modern and resilient workforce will require adoption of innovative and creative solutions to shape the Future of Work.

Join us and learn more about how the most forward-looking and disruptive companies are finding and keeping the best workers, re-skilling and up-skilling their talent, upending traditional roles, innovating, investing and finding creative solutions powered by AI to shape the work of tomorrow.

Madhukar Govindaraju, Numly, CEO

01:20 PM - 01:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
01:25 PM - 02:05 PM
Panel: Using Digital Tools to Redesign the Employee Experience

New tools should make life better for workers, not more complicated or stressful. What are the steps to finding and implementing technology that will increase productivity as well as employee engagement? How can digital transformation be accomplished in close alignment with worker well-being?


Kate Zimberg PhD, F5, VP, employee experience & enablement

Mike Hill, Applied Materials, senior director of talent and organization development

Chantal Veillon-Berteloot, Bristol-Myers Squibb, VP HR – global product development & supply

Gina Nebesar, Ovia Health, co-founder, chief product officer

Mattias Hallberg, Attuned, head of product development


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, Independent Journalist, Freelance Writer

02:05 PM - 02:10 PM
Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
02:10 PM - 02:30 PM
Thought Leadership Spotlight: The Art of Building a Thriving Company Culture in the Remote Work Era

You don’t need to hear again that 2020 upended how employees think about and interact with their companies. It’s now time to move forward. Dave Carhart, VP of People at Lattice, speaks on rebuilding culture and connection and finding new ways to show up for your team.

Dave Carhart, Lattice, vp of people

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM
Workshop Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Workshop: How Digital Tools are Enhancing the Experience of Coaching and Leadership Development

As the pandemic accelerates the already rapid digitization of learning and development solutions in the workforce, Leadership Coaching is becoming not only accessible to more leaders, but more effective through the suite of tools that are developing to support it. In this workshop learn about the latest digital tools and methods that are being used to maximize the impact of leadership development and coaching programs.

Will Foussier, AceUp, co-founder, CEO

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Workshop: Creating a speak up culture in a remote workplace

Remote workers and on-site workers face new challenges. Social distancing, isolation, and predominantly digital communication have reframed workplace culture. How can technology open trusted channels for confidential dialog between your people and your company?

Lauren Bean, Vault Platform, Customer Success

03:20 PM - 03:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
03:25 PM - 04:05 PM
Panel: How Technology Can Boost Inclusion in a Remote Workforce

When employees are physically dispersed, inclusion can suffer. What kind of tools and policies can be put in place to increase a sense of belonging and being heard? What considerations should be made for all types of diversity in the workforce, including generational differences? How can tech be used to empower existing programs like employee-resource groups (ERGs)?


Elizabeth Fryman, The E.W. Scripps Company, vice president of HR

Natalie Baumgartner, Achievers, chief workforce scientist

Pamela Sherman, American Heart Association, sr. director human resources

Tracie Hall, McCormick & Company, sr. director, global talent management and acquisition strategy


Lydia Dishman, Fast Company, contributing editor

04:05 PM - 04:10 PM
Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
04:10 PM - 04:30 PM
Thought Leadership Spotlight: Beyond Hot Desks: Hybrid Work for Humans

Last year, we had to change overnight to adapt to sudden, unexpected remote work. This year we have the benefit of foresight as we face a whole new set of challenges: how to reimagine connection in a hybrid workplace. How can we take the lessons of the last year and ensure that we’re improving employee experience as we (partially) return to the office? Dan Manian, co-Founder & CEO of Donut shares some of the lessons he’s learned from helping over 12,000 teams stay connected, no matter where they are, and some thoughts on how we can create a more human workplace.

Dan Manian, CEO, Donut

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
04:35 PM - 05:05 PM
Closing Fireside Chat: The Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere

In her new book, a leading expert in virtual and global work provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations.

Tsedal Neeley, Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

Adi Ignatius, editor in chief, Harvard Business Review

05:05 PM - 05:10 PM
Closing Remarks – Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
05:10 PM - 05:30 PM
Expo/Happy Hour