Work anywhere executive forum: An imperative for today’s leader

Virtual forum overview

The work from home revolution will morph into a hybrid model as new ways of working change for good across multiple industries. COVID-19 accelerated existing trends and pressures, including digitization across the enterprise, talent management, delivering better customer service and creating value. Organizations generally managed the mass transition effectively, but a sustainable, thriving model will require rethinking many areas of the business.

Join us on Thursday, May 6 at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT for an immersive session where we will guide you through a business school style case study based on learnings gathered from early movers in the industry.

Choose your path from a selection of issue-focused breakouts to explore this real-world scenario, problem solve with subject matter experts and peers, and walk away with key actions to drive your teams forward.

  • Workforce
  • Technology
  • Real estate
  • Global mobility


Now that you’ve mobilized a hybrid workforce, how do you create flexibility, access and engage talent and sustain productivity?

The world has changed. We’re not going back to our lives as they were pre-COVID. The expectations of workplace flexibility have fundamentally changed as well as our assessment of our real needs as a workforce to collaborate, create and execute. This breakout will focus on the planning to bring people back to the office in a new model that is built around employee experience, talent re-skilling and resilience to anticipate the next wave of disruption — be it automation or something unforeseen.


  • Matt Campbell, Managing Director, Human Capital Advisory
  • Felicia Lyon, Principal, Human Capital Advisory

Suggested attendee titles: CHRO/VP HR, CEOs, Department leadership


Now that you’ve enabled a remote workforce at scale, how do you enhance security, facilitate collaboration and promote culture in a remote / hybrid working environment?

The discussion around employee experience and digital tools has rapidly intensified; moving beyond attracting and retaining talent to enabling and supporting a fully remote workforce with capabilities and technologies that are now deemed mission critical. To succeed in the new remote workplace, organizations need to implement an entire workplace technology ecosystem that equips employees to do their jobs as well as supports critical business operations both effectively and securely. The discussion will focus on practical solutions to keep your workers connected, considerations for a remote worker support model, critical security components and more.


  • Rahul Mehta, Managing Director, CIO Advisory

Suggested attendee titles: CIOs/Heads of IT, CISO, CTO, Heads of Digital, Head of end user/workplace technology

Real estate

Now organizations are planning for long-term remote and hybrid workplaces, how do you evolve your real estate and facilities portfolios?

Due to the obvious obstacles presented by COVID-19, many companies have been prematurely forced to address how their real estate strategy aligns with target operating models that are in flux in the near term. That effort also has required their keeping an eye on a future strategy that is influenced by flexibility and a "work-from-anywhere" approach. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities to strategically reduce, expand or reposition your portfolios of leased and owned properties.


  • Mike Cowen, Principal, Infrastructure
  • Guy Wilkinson, Principal, Infrastructure

Suggested attendee titles: VPs and Heads of Operations, Supply Chain, Shared Services, and Real Estate

Global mobility

Now that you have many workers working in different locations, how do you create a tax strategy that addresses compliance and supports the workforce of the future?

We’re witnessing an accelerated evolution…from global mobility — to global immobility — to the new reality of “Work Anywhere.” Join this session to hear our perspective on how organizations are addressing the potential tax implications of global remote work arrangements. The discussion will focus on the key considerations and issues including employment, state and local, and international corporate tax as well as program shaping to connect all of the dots.


  • David Mayes, Principal, Global Mobility
  • Kshipra Thareja, Managing Director, Global Mobility

Suggested attendee titles: Head of Tax, CHROs/VP HR, CFOs, CPAs, corporate tax staff, and other business and service provider executives with significant interest to payroll and global mobility.


Joseph Parente

Joseph Parente

Principal, Advisory, KPMG US

Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Principal, Advisory/Customer and Operations, KPMG US

Madhu Mujoo

Madhu Mujoo

Partner, Transformation, KPMG US