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And just like that... Forward is wrapped! Thanks to the 35 speakers who shared their thoughts on the world of work, and how to unlock a forward-thinking road ahead for business.

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Forward, a digital summit powered by Pleo

Featuring forward-thinkers from...

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Forward is coming to a screen near you on December 9th, 2021 at 10:00–18:00 CET (9-17 BST) – and then available on demand.

The forward-thinkers you'll be joined by

We're inviting the industry leaders and the big thinkers from all over the globe to shed light on challenging topics that affect every aspect of the world of work. And there's more to be announced...

Kim Scott - Author of Radical Candor and CEO Coach

Kim Scott

Author of Radical Candor and CEO Coach

David Fock, Chief People Officer, Klarna

David Fock

Chief Product Officer, Klarna

Katie Burke, Chief People Officer, Hubspot

Katie Burke

Chief People Officer, Hubspot

Quasar 'Q' Hamirani - Global Head of People Operations at Airbnb

Quasar 'Q' Hamirani

Global Head of People Operations, Airbnb

Adrienne Gormley, Chief Operating Officer, N26

Adrienne Gormley

Chief Operating Officer, N26

Morten Primdahl

Founder of Zendesk

Jessica Neal - Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix

Jessica Neal

Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

Sarah Manning - VP of People at Hopin

Sarah Manning

VP of People, Hopin

Marc Mckenna-Coles – Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion Lead at Spotify

Marc Mckenna-Coles

Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion Lead, Spotify

Alex Stephany - CEO and Founder of Beam

Alex Stephany

CEO and Founder of Beam

 Head of Sustainability, GoCardless

Ben Knight

Head of Sustainability, GoCardless

Ravin Jesuthasan - Futurist, Author and Global Leader of Transformation at Mercer

Ravin Jesuthasan

Futurist, Author and Global Leader of Transformation, Mercer

Geoff McDonald - Co-founder of Minds@Work, BBC Contributor and Former Global VP of Unilever

Geoff McDonald

co-Founder of Minds@Work, BBC Contributor and Former Global VP of Unilever

Jeppe Rindom - CEO and co-Founder of Pleo

Jeppe Rindom

CEO and co-Founder of Pleo

Karen Tobiasen – Ex-CPO at Nordea and Phillips, and Author of the Heart Revolution

Karen Tobiasen

Ex-Chief People Officer at Nordea and Phillips, and Author of the Heart Revolution

Charlotte Sweeney - Author of Inclusive Leadership

Charlotte Sweeney

Author of Inclusive Leadership

Pen Hadow, Arctic Explorer and Ocean Conservationist

Pen Hadow

Arctic Explorer and Ocean Conservationist

Reshma Sohoni - Partner at Seedcamp

Reshma Sohoni

Partner, Seedcamp

Head of Talent and Culture, Audible

Ara Tucker

Head of Talent and Culture, Audible

Olov Eriksson - Chief Product Officer at Pleo

Olov Eriksson

Chief Product Officer, Pleo

Joi Torres, Global D+I for Expedia

Joi Torres

Global D+I, Expedia

Daniel Illes, Head of People, Vinted

Daniel Illes

Head of People, Vinted

Nathalie Nahai, Best-selling author and host of The Hive podcast

Nathalie Nahai

Best-selling author and host of The Hive podcast

Karina Howley, Head of Corporate Citizenship + Diversity, KPMG

Karina Howley

Head of Corporate Citizenship + Diversity, KPMG

Anna Gullstrand, VP People, Mentimeter

Anna Gullstrand

VP People, Mentimeter

Gilles BianRosa, Chief Product Officer, N26

Gilles BianRosa

Chief Product Officer, N26

Jessica Hayes, Chief Operating Officer, Whereby

Jessica Hayes

Chief Operating Officer, Whereby

Jessie Danyi, Head of People at Pleo

Jessie Danyi

Head of People, Pleo

Dr Naeema Pasha Future of Work Director at Henley Business School

Dr Naeema Pasha

Future of Work Director at Henley Business School

Haresh Bajaj, VP Product Growth at Pleo

Haresh Bajaj

VP Product Growth, Pleo

Lidia Oshlyansky, Chief Product Officer, Bought by Many

Lidia Oshlyansky

Chief Product Officer, Bought by Many

Leah Farmer, Chief Product Officer, Tourlane

Leah Farmer

Chief Product & Technology Officer, Tourlane

Namrata Sandhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Vaayu

Namrata Sandhu

Co-Founder & CEO of Vaayu

Robert Chokr, Chief Product Officer, Delivery Hero

Robert Chokr

Product Director, Delivery Hero

Rajaraman Santhanam, Founder, Chargebee

Rajaraman Santhanam

Founder of Chargebee

Daniel Chait, CEO, Greenhouse

Daniel Chait

CEO of Greenhouse

Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik

Georgi Ganev

CEO of Kinnevik

What's on the agenda?

Here's what to expect on the day (so far).

A foreword on Forward

Jeppe Rindom – CEO and co-Founder, Pleo 10:05 am - 10:15 am (CET)

Kick Off

What is Radical Candor?

Kim Scott 10:15 am - 10:45 am (CET)

Rockstar Speaker

How do we elevate wellbeing to a strategic priority in workplaces?

Geoff McDonald – co-Founder of Minds@Work 10:50 am - 11:20 am (CET)

Top Speaker

How would you truly measure success? The highs and lows of founding a business

Reshma Sohoni, Daniel Chait, Morten Primdahl and Rajaraman Santhanam 11:40 am - 12:20 pm (CET)

People People

The secret to doing well by doing good: Why social responsibility is a business imperative

Namrata Sandhu, Ben Knight, Karina Howley and Alex Stephany 11:40 am - 12:20 pm (CET)

Investing in the Future

Fireside chat: Investing in the future

Georgi Ganev — CEO of Kinnevik 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm (CET)

Investing in the future

People before process: There is no business transformation without a human transformation

Karen Tobiason, Jessica Neal, Q Hamirani and Adrienne Gormley 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm (CET)

Changing Leadership

Leadership insights from the top of the world

Pen Hadow, Arctic Explorer and Ocean Conservationist 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm (CET)

Rockstar Speaker

Fireside chat: AI, equity and the race to business resilience

Nathalie Nahai and Dr Naeema Pasha 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm (CET)

Investing in the future

Creating belonging in an organisation

Charlotte Sweeney OBE, Marc Mckenna Coles, Joi Thailon Ngo Torres and Ara Tucker 3:35 pm - 4:15 pm (CET)

People People

It’s time to build for the future of work

Haresh Bajaj, Gilles BianRosa, Leah Farmer, Lidia Oshlyansky, David Fock and Robert Chokr 3:35 pm - 4:15pm (CET)

Product Talks

How do we create the future and adapt to it?

Olov Eriksson – Chief Product Officer, Pleo 4:15 pm - 4:25 pm (CET)

Product Talks

Staying connected: How to maintain culture internationally

Jessie Danyi, Sarah Manning, Daniel Illes and Anna Gullstrand 4:15 pm - 4:55 pm (CET)

People People

Future of Work: The great reset...

Ravin Jeusathan – Senior Partner and Global Leader for Transformation Services, Mercer 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm (CET)

Rockstar Speaker

Afterword: Forward

Jeppe Rindom – CEO and co-Founder, Pleo 6:00 pm - 6:15pm (CET)

Closing Remarks

Who is this event for?

For the leaders of today and tomorrow, with big ideas and the chance to transform how we all work, together.

Why attend?

You’ll be equipped with the strategies and frameworks needed to drive real change in the workplace.

What we'll be talking about

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Mental health and resilience

  • Authentic leadership

  • International hiring

  • Founder fails

  • Sustainability

Get in touch

Maybe you’d like to be part of this event? Or maybe you’ve got a few questions about our event? Whatever it is, we want to hear from you. Contact us at forward-event@pleo.io.