Wednesday, October 11, 8:30 am  - 9:15 am

Great Place to Work® Canada: Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Culture

The way we work is changing rapidly, and your ability to stay ahead of the curve has deep implications for your organization’s long-term success. This session takes a high-level look at the key ideas currently dominating the strategic reimaging of corporate Canada. Specifically, we’ll outline three big ideas — agility, resilience, and inclusion — and explore how a deeper understanding of these characteristics can help you create a bridge between technology and workplace culture. Using case studies from the Globe & Mail’s list of 100 Best Workplaces (Canada) and Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies (USA), we’ll provide an overview of the ways in which these companies are leading the way and why these trends are here to stay.


​José Tolovi Neto, Managing Partner, Great Place to Work® Canada

José Tolovi Neto is the Managing Partner for Great Place to Work® Institute in Canada. He also serves as a member of GPTW’s Global Advisory Board and sits on the board of directors of GPTW France, Spain and Mexico. Prior to joining the Institute, José was a senior business executive in the technology industry, having worked for organizations such as Microsoft and EDS in Brazil, England, Germany and Spain. He holds Bachelor and Graduate degrees in business management from FGV (ranked Latin America’s top business school). José has two young daughters and lives with his family in Toronto.

Alison Grenier, Head of Research and Culture, Great Place to Work® Canada

Alison Grenier is Head of Research and Culture for Great Place to Work. With a decade of experience studying the Best Workplaces in Canada, Alison leverages GPTW’s unparalleled data library to uncover the leading workplace trends, and support organizations with specific and actionable feedback to drive their culture forward.Prior to joining the Institute, Alison worked in a variety of human resource roles in the manufacturing, service and not-for-profit sectors.Alison enjoys exploring beautiful British Columbia with her husband and four children.

Friday, October 13, 8:30 am  - 9:45 am

Digital Transformation in HR



Luke Marson, CEO Americas and co-founder at iXerv, a global SAP SuccessFactors consulting partner

Luke is co-founder, CEO Americas, and Principal Architect for Employee Central at iXerv, a global SAP SuccessFactors consulting partner. He is an experienced solution architect and widely-recognized expert in SuccessFactors and SAP ERP HCM.

Luke is a Certified Professional in SuccessFactors Employee Central and co-author of the SAP PRESS books SuccessFactors with SAP ERP HCM: Business Process and Use (Dec 2014) and SuccessFactors Employee Central: The Comprehensive Guide” (Dec 2015), author of the E-Bite SAP SuccessFactors Data Migration: SAP ERP HCM to Employee Central, and contributor to Talent Management with SAP ERP HCM.

Luke is a regular blogger on various HCM and Cloud topics on SCN and www.lukemarson.com and contributes regularly to SearchSAP, HR Expert, and other publications; he is the leading writer on SuccessFactors with over 750,000 views of his work, which are part of the 1,000,000+ views of his 300+ articles and blogs on HCM topics.

Luke can be found on Twitter at @lukemarson.