October 14-17, 2019

Workday Rising 2019

Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

KPMG LLP (KPMG) is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Workday Rising 2019, an event that explores solutions to complex challenges, what’s possible with technology, and to shape the future of business.


  • Overview
  • Speaking sessions
  • Client stories
  • Thought leadership


While at Workday Rising, don’t miss the opportunity to connect with KPMG leadership: 

Demos: Stop by the KPMG booth on the exhibit floor for a live demo of KPMG Powered Enterprise or contact us to schedule a demo.

Speaking sessions: the KPMG team will be leading several Workday Rising conference sessions with our clients. Get more details on the KPMG Sessions tab or visit the Workday Rising session catalog.

1:1 strategy sessions: 
Meet with KPMG advisors to address key challenges in areas such as: Finance, HR, Payroll, Planning and Prism Analytics. Contact us to request a meeting.

Hole in one: stop by the KPMG golf simulator booth for a fun and interactive experience. Take a swing for a chance to win big. All participants will win a prize.

Braindate: KPMG will have three subject matter experts on hand at Braindate this year. Sign up to learn something new, get answers to all your questions or help in solving your challenges.


Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates or related entities.

Speaking sessions

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dow’s global HR transformation — Powered by Workday (HRPNPS311986)

Dow underwent a multiyear global HR transformation for over 37,000 employees across 67 countries, which included Workday as one of the key HR technology platforms to support this change. Join this session to learn how Dow managed significant changes within its business, including merger, spin, job architecture, and process redesign while deploying new technology and support centers to complete its future state version of the new Dow.

  • Ryan Goldsmith, Director, KPMG
  • Don Gaertner, Global HR Systems Director, The Dow Chemical Company

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
OhioHealth: Its Successful ERP Transformation Journey with Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Payroll (IN311949)

Learn how OhioHealth created an engaged stakeholder community–before, during, and after deployment. With over 29,000 associates, physicians, and volunteers across 11 hospitals; more than 200 health services locations; and a historically decentralized organization, stakeholder engagement was critical to OhioHealth's successful Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Payroll deployment as the first step in its ERP transformation journey.

  • Anna Hensley, Vice President, ERP Portfolio, OhioHealth
  • Deana Kraft, Global Head of Healthcare Go to Market, Workday

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Panel: Leveraging Workday Content Cloud to maximize learner value (HRPN308978)

Are you interested in bringing external learning content into Workday Learning? See how Bill Gosling Outsourcing, Kemper Corporation, and Aon leverage Workday Content Cloud to bring thousands of lessons and courses into Workday. Learn firsthand from their experiences, from user configuration and maintenance tips to leading practices to approach your integration.

  • Anabell Fabian, Senior Manager, Talent Management, Kemper Corporation
  • Rick Bruce, HRIS Technology Analyst, Bill Gosling Outsourcing
  • Michael Slepikas, Global Learning Technology Leader, Aon
  • Michael Goldberg, Senior Product Manager, Workday

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel: Focus on financials: Deploying Workday Financial Management in higher education (INPN324906)

Hear from a diverse panel of higher education institutions about the challenges and opportunities of deploying Workday Financial Management. Explore business case development through approval, go-live, and post-production. Topics include the financial data model, business process flow, integration, reporting, security, change management, and more.

Workday is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

  • Cynthia Dawson, Director, Financial Planning, Brock University
  • Paul Harper, Program Director, Finance Transformation Program, Office of the CFO, Deakin University
  • Edalia Kousari, Financial Services, FMS Support Team, Executive Director, Arizona State University
  • Krishna Kuchibhotla, Sr. Director, Engagement Manager, Workday

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
US Anesthesia Partners: Lessons learned from deploying Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management in a decentralized organization (HRPNPS334348)

US Anesthesia Partners was a highly decentralized organization, with regions operating as separate companies, over 300 different ways of compensating physicians and nurses, and multiple acquisitions throughout the year. Join this session to learn how Workday helped an organization made up of acquired practices enable standardization without compromising the unique value proposition that’s helped USAP become the largest provider of anesthesia services in the U.S.

  • Lisa Pagan, Director, Advisory, KPMG
  • Amy Messersmith, CHRO, US Anesthesia Partners
  • Lankford Wade, CFO, US Anesthesia Partners
  • Tyler McBee, Controller, US Anesthesia Partners

Client stories

Thought leadership