Frontline Future is a full-day groundbreaking virtual summit exploring trends, themes, and technologies that will define the future of frontline work. Join frontline leaders from around the globe at this must-attend event as we look at new ways to empower your frontline workforce with the information, tools, and support they need.
Why should I attend?
Take a deep dive into the intersection of technology and human resource management. This summit will combine real-world case studies with actionable takeaways you can implement immediately.
Harness Future Trends for the Frontline Workforce
Learn About Frontline Digitization and How to Capitalize On It
Explore Real-Life Business Lessons Learned During COVID-19
Transform the Frontline Employee Experience (EX)
Who should attend?
Empowering frontline employees is an interdepartmental effort. Now more than ever, leadership must work together to maximize the potential of the front lines. This summit allows you to mix and match sessions across four different tracks to customize your agenda.
Learn and share best practices around ROI, improving processes, efficiency, productivity, and the safety of your frontline teams.
Learn and share best practices around employee retention and engagement, simplifying/automating HR processes, and ensuring critical information reaches your entire workforce.
Learn and engage with other experts about digital transformation with a fully-integrated tech stack and complying with evolving security regulations.
Make the most of your Beekeeper platform by joining one of our Customer Success workshops. Dive into the latest Marketplace integrations and learn useful tips to supercharge Beekeeper for your teams.
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Explore the latest trends and resources in frontline industries and discover how to create a fully-connected workforce.
Connect with over 1,000 global frontline leaders and analysts.
Get practical insights on how frontline-majority industries like manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and hospitality can increase safety, quality, productivity, and employee retention.
Another highlight of Frontline Future 2021 is the Frontline Innovator Competition. Pitch your solution or business idea in front of 1,000+ frontline leaders. The winner will become part of our accelerator program!
Dan Waite, Vice President of People Operations for SH Hotels and Resorts has helped shaped the culture for some of the Hospitality Industries most ground breaking brands. In Dan’s current role, he implements cultural strategies for the uber luxury Baccarat Hotels, Treehouse Hotels and the mission driven 1 Hotels. Previously, Dan worked helped bring the innovative culture to life at Ian Schrager Hotels / Morgans Hotel Group.
With more than 17 years of expertise in strategic management, business process reengineering, program/project management organizational change, and business development, Sandy regularly leads corporate-wide strategic initiatives. He has a strong foundation in business analysis and an understanding of operational challenges resulting from new strategies. He also has extensive experience in the high tech, hospitality, media and government industries with consistent delivery of significant business value and sales on mission critical projects.
What is the possibility of different? That is the question Crystal Kadakia has been asking organizations to consider around the world through her keynotes, books, and consulting work.
It's a question that encourages us to abandon the traditional approach of "dealing" with change in exchange for embracing that which makes changes different. With a focus on reframing and operationalizing culture, technology, and generation changes, Crystal steps beyond the traditional future of work conversations to inspire leaders to transform their businesses to thrive in this newly disrupted world.
As an in-person and virtual speaker, Crystal has shared her message around the world for companies such as FedEx, Intel, Indeed, Nobu Hospitality, and Wells Fargo where audience members have considered her performance "one of the most insightful presentations" they have experienced. She has earned several accolades over the years including two-time TEDx speaker, Power 30 Under 30, CLO Learning in Practice, and ATD One to Watch award.
Crystal began her professional career in Chemical Engineering before turning Organizational Change Leader empowering her to provide globally relevant workplace insight. Her unique perspective also represents a melting pot of eastern and western culture with left and right brain thinking.
In addition to her work as a professional speaker, Crystal is an award-winning consultant who has driven transformation in learning and development, diversity and inclusion, innovation, and leadership capability for a diverse range of organizations including General Mills, Southern Company, and Sierra Club. Her best-selling book, The Millennial Myth: Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs, offers audiences a way to transform the five biggest stereotypes in the workplace.
Rather than feeling demotivated by change, Crystal sparks large shifts for organizations through inspiring a re-imagination of the workplace and discovering what's possible with different changes that are inevitable in today's environment.
Tara Gambill is the Senior Director of Enterprise Systems at MOD Pizza and is responsible for IT strategy and implementation of shared initiatives across the MOD enterprise. MOD Pizza is a fast-casual pizza restaurant chain based in the United States. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 2008, MOD has more than 490 system wide locations.
She is a technology leader with over two decades experience in enterprise architecture, enterprise software implementations, program management & team development. At MOD Pizza, Tara led the delivery of the S/4 HANA Public Cloud ERP System, the SuccessFactors HCM Platform and continued to shape the cloud-only systems landscape through implementations of On-Line Ordering, Loyalty, Store and Service Management platforms. She also led the introduction & implementation of an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).
She guides & supports the company’s digital transformation, through realization and delivery of SaaS solutions across the organization, translating the company’s strategic vision into an actionable technology roadmap that supports continued growth for MOD. She is also a board member of ASUG (America’s SAP User Group).
Tara was previously an Enterprise Architect at Coinstar (later Outerwall), working in all areas of IT and helped establish their first Enterprise Architecture Review Board. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Anthropology and is TOGAF 9 certified.
Kimberly W. Wolff
Kimberly Wolff is an experienced IT professional who helps bridge the gap between business needs and
technology capability. Kim joined Cargill in February 2019. Prior to serving Cargill, she has worked 30+
years in Infrastructure Leadership, IT Operations Management, and as Director of Web Development.
Jessica Kennett Cork
Jessica Kennett Cork is Vice President of Community Engagement and Communications at YKK Corporation of America, where she oversees internal and external communications, community relations, and government relations for the YKK Americas Group. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Japanese and has more than two decades of experience working for
Ms. Punke joined Concord in 1994. She has an extensive background in sales, operations and HR. In her
current role she oversees the company’s people strategies in addition to leading public relations,
diversity and CSR initiatives. She sits on advisory boards within Marriott, Hyatt, AHLA and leads a peer
Allison Grealis is founder and president of the Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM), a trade association focused on supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. She also is president of the WiM Education Foundation. Grealis previously served as vice president of association services for the Precision Metalforming Association.
Jim has spent his entire three-decade career in manufacturing, in products ranging from paints and plastics to food and bourbon. His focus has been in engineering (he holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering), operations, and management. He’s a veteran of such companies as Ralston- Purina and General Mills, and he’s currently responsible for all store-brand manufacturing of dairy and beverage products for a major regional US grocery chain.
Jim has published over 175 articles for Forbes, covering all facets of manufacturing. He’s explored everything in his column there from the success stories of numerous American manufacturers to the amazing innovations in our advanced technologies, such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence.
Jim is married and has two teenage sons, and resides in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. He’s an avid cyclist, runner, and reader. He and his two boys are heavily involved in Scouting, with Jim serving as their Troop’s Scoutmaster.
Kevin is a General Partner at Emergence, the leading venture firm that invests in people who change the way the world works. Emergence is a significant investor in businesses that serve frontline workers including Veeva, Doximity, ServiceMax, and UpKeep -- and has also backed leading SaaS companies including Zoom and Salesforce.
Jay Knoll is a Sr. Communications Specialist
supporting Cargill’s Protein – North America
business. Jay joined Cargill in September
2018. Prior to that, he spent more than 15
years in journalism and broadcasting holding
content creation and leadership roles at
various newspapers, radio and television
stations in Iowa and Minnesota.
Jeff David, a recipient of Hotelier of the Year, has a pedigree that spans over twenty-five years and is a leader in the industry in opening luxury properties. With the help of pioneer mentors such as Chip Conley (AirBnB) and Scott Case (Priceline/Upside) he has created a company based around the mastering the paradox of balancing human leadership with modern day innovation. His current projects include creating a floating luxury hotel in Miami, a membership based wellness sanctuary in Nashville, and resort with social impact in Haiti. It can be found at www.jeffdavidhospitality.com
Jeff David’s expertise in the hotel start-up space credits him in opening almost $1.5 billion dollars worth of high profile luxury assets in Aspen, Anguilla, Times Square, Nantucket and Washington DC. Best known for having a constant score of over 95% in employee satisfaction, David leverages his business acumen with emotional intelligence.
David helped lead the resurrection of the infamous Watergate Hotel, which closed its doors in 2008. He had re-opened the historic Knickerbocker Hotel in 2014 on 42nd and Broadway, the address known for being the busiest corner in the world with 60 million pedestrians a year. David spent six years as GM with Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, he was instrumental in opening and operating several properties in the company’s portfolio. During his term as GM of the Viceroy Anguilla, David oversaw the launch and operations of the $550 million flagship property. David also regionally managed the Viceroy Palm Springs in California, and in 2009 led the opening of the Viceroy in Aspen/Snowmass, the companies first ski resort.
David’s experience also includes nine years with Four Seasons’ Hotels & Resorts starting in 1992 at The Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles where he started as a dishwasher while attending UCLA. He was an integral part of the management at Four Seasons, Boston, where he helped achieve the property’s recognition as the only Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel in New England in 1999. Additionally, David served as the Food and Beverage Director at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts’ Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
Rahshib Thomas is a Director of People Operations and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair for SH Hotels and Resorts. Rahshib specializes in coaching, employee relations, performance management, and labor relations.
In his book “Bout That Life: Leadership Lessons for the Urban Professional,” Rahshib shares his personal struggle finding fit and being authentic in his community, at work and even in his own skin. Through each chapter, the book empowers readers to overcome challenges in self-awareness & purpose, networking and being authentic.
Rahshib is a Certified Professional Coach and is designated as a Certified Human Resources Professional. In addition, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and holds a degree in Communication from the University of Louisiana Monroe
Lauren is an independent consultant and a Strategy and Planning course instructor at the University of Washington. She spent 5 years working at Nordstrom understanding and driving user behavior related to communication of the Frontline workforce in Product Management and Enterprise Planning.