FEATURED SESSIONS II

FEATURED SESSIONS II (3:00 PM - 3:50 PM)

WORKSHOP: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF TRUST

  • Speaker: Dr. Carmen Simon, Memzy

Location: Capital Factory - Antone's (16th Floor)

Capacity: 65

Employees at high-trust companies have 50% higher productivity, experience 40% less burnout, and have 106% more energy work. But what is trust exactly and what do high-trust and low-trust organizations look like? Fortunately, we can look to the field of neuroscience to learn which behaviors and characteristics support or inhibit our ability to trust and be trusted. Dr. Simon shares actionable insights based on the neuroscience of trust to measuring and intervening in organizational culture. She also shares the research that shows how building a culture of trust directly improves employee engagement and profits.

WORKSHOP: CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST ORGANIZATION

  • Speaker: Chris Lynch, Defense Digital Service

Location: Capital Factory - Austin City Limits (16th Floor)

Capacity: 130

Building a culture of innovation within a large organization can seem impossible. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Army Futures Command is a provocative example how it can be done. Throughout the Pentagon and literally around the world, Chris Lynch’s “army” of tech civilians (think Peace Corp for techies, 12 to 36-month tours of duty) are reinventing the ways we communicate, procure, and keep safe. Chris directs the Defense Digital Service, the United States Digital Service unit that serves the Pentagon. Every day, Chris leads a team of tenacious designers, software engineers, product managers who untangle, rewire and redesign critical government services. But their real product is culture. In this workshop, Chris will walk us through his efforts to modernize our Defense Department and its many processes and infrastructures. The lessons here are directly applicable to many of our organizations.

IN CONVERSATION: GLASSDOOR'S #1 CEO

  • Speaker: Mark McClain, SailPoint
  • Interviewer: David Altounian, St. Edward's University

Location: Omni Hotel - Bouquets (1st Floor)

Capacity: 80

Mark McClain has led SailPoint for more than a decade with a 99% approval rating, putting him in the top 1% of all executives and making him a perennial member of Glassdoor’s top 10 list. During that time SailPoint has grown from a small startup to a publicly-traded company. What’s the story behind these incredible numbers? How did Mark maintain them for such a long time, and through such a transformation? David Altounian, Interim Dean of the Bill Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University and Professor of Entrepreneurship, leads the discussion.

PANEL: HOW TO MAKE A BETTER SPACE FOR CULTURE

Speakers:

  • Kristin Chiles, Google
  • Erin Morales, CBRE

Interviewer:

  • Beth Goff-McMillan, SKG

Location: Omni Hotel - Executive (2nd Floor)

Capacity: 55

The open office debate isn’t a choice between two poles but rather a nuanced continuum informed by what different cultures and subcultures need to thrive. What job are we hiring a given workspace to do? How can space be an active participant in improving culture? In this session, CBRE and Google walk us through the outcomes of their new multi-modal floor plans and neighborhood-like community concepts. How can offices successfully support solo flow states, multi-functional teamwork, and everything in between?