Tony Buffum
Tony Buffum
VP, HR Client Strategy
Upwork
Tony Buffum is Vice President of HR Client Strategy at Upwork, where he is responsible for helping accelerate the growth of enterprise companies, helping them solve HR challenges related to finance, procurement and talent transformation. Tony brings over two decades of experience leading global HR teams as well as driving transformational change in company culture, organizational design, performance management, and employee integration and engagement. He joins Upwork following a series of leadership positions including chief human resources officer (CHRO) at FLIR Systems, VP of global human resources at STANLEY Security and VP of human resources at Stanley Black & Decker.

Registration Open

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Convention Lounge

Registration Open

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Convention Lounge

Vendor Collaboration Zone

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lafite 1

First-Time Attendee Welcome

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Bandol 1

Building a Coaching Culture

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bandol 2

CULTURE
CULTURE
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 CULTURE
CULTURE
CULTURE
CULTURE
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
CULTURE
CULTURE
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING

VC Talent Partner Summit

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Bollinger

LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Official Kickoff Reception

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pavilion

Breakfast

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Lafite 1-3 | Sunset Terrace

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Convention Lounge

Welcome

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Lafite 4-9

The Now and Next of Work

8:35 AM - 9:10 AM

Lafite 4-9

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Building a Strong CPO and CEO Partnership

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Lafite 4-9

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Special Announcement from Transform

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM

Lafite 4-9

INNOVATION
INNOVATION

The Magic of Opposites: A Banker and a Cowboy

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Lafite 4-9

LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

EXP Open

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

Harvesting Wisdom: The Value of Mutual Mentorship

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Musigny 1 - 2

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
CULTURE
CULTURE
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING
CULTURE
CULTURE
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Mental Health: Legal or Social Responsibility?

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Bandol 2

SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING
TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
DATA
DATA
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Talent is Everywhere, Opportunity is Not

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Cristal Ballroom

TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
WELLBEING
WELLBEING

Decoding Culture: Insights from 90 Million Data Points

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Meursault 1 - 2

CULTURE
CULTURE
 DATA
DATA
DATA
DATA
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING

Lunch & Networking

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

EXP | Wynn Pavilion | Cristal Terrace

Transform Awards Community Celebration

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
DATA
DATA
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Decoding HR Needs

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION

A Tune Up For Employee Mental Health

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION
DATA
DATA
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 CULTURE
CULTURE

Transforming Your Talent Tech Stack

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Musigny 1 - 2

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
CULTURE
CULTURE
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Earned Wage Access in 2024: EWA as a Service

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Pendo For Employees

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cristal Ballroom

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Talent Diversification: Building Talent at Scale

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Meursault 1 - 2

SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Championing Women's Wellness at Every Stage

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Musigny 1 - 2

WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Winning the Workplace Tug-of-War

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

CULTURE
CULTURE
DEIB
DEIB
 CULTURE
CULTURE

Baby Boom: Caring for Parents as Maternity Claims Rise

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

WELLBEING
WELLBEING
DEIB
DEIB
 SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT

Investing in the Next Generation of the Workforce

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Musigny 1 - 2

SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

AI@Work: Practical Use Cases

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Meursault 1 - 2

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION
WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Transform DJ Session

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Navigating Layoffs in the Digital Age

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Musigny 1 - 2

LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
CULTURE
CULTURE
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Reversed Perspectives: The VC Pitch

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Chad & Cheese Live & Unfiltered

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Official EXP Reception

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

Office Hours

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

The Evolution of the Employee Relationship with Work

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Cristal Ballroom

CULTURE
CULTURE

Advancing Inclusive and Efficient Hiring with AI

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Featured Book Signing: Crisis-Proofing Today's Learners

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Breakfast

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Pavilion

Menopause is Hot

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Lafite 1

SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING
CULTURE
CULTURE

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Convention Lounge

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 DATA
DATA
CULTURE
CULTURE
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

EXP Open

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Tapping Into the Power of Wisdom

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Cristal Ballroom

TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Scaling Leadership Capabilities

9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Bandol 1

LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 CULTURE
CULTURE

Revolutionize Work for your Frontline Workforce

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cristal Ballroom

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION

MagicDocs AI: Crafting the Ultimate Onboarding Experience

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION

AI Benefits for Tomorrow's Workforce

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cristal Ballroom

WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION

The Business of Compassion

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Pomerol

CULTURE
CULTURE
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

The Power of Psychedelic-Assisted Coaching

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Musigny 1 - 2

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 DATA
DATA

Reimagining Inclusion: Debunking Myths

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Bandol 2

DEIB
DEIB
 SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT

Welcome Back

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

Lafite 4-9

The Modern Board

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Lafite 4-9

WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Lunch & Networking

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

EXP | Wynn Pavilion | Cristal Terrace

DATA
DATA
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Corporate Drinker: Charting New Career Paths

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Cristal Ballroom

CULTURE
CULTURE
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING

The Evolution of the Employee Relationship with Work

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

Advancing Inclusive and Efficient Hiring with AI

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Elevating Strategic HR Outcomes

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION

Health Benefits for the Modern Workforce

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 INNOVATION
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Skills: Boiling the Ocean

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Bandol 1

DATA
DATA
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP

Impact is a Multiplier in Business

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Bandol 1

PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT

The Science of Flourishing

2:55 PM - 3:35 PM

Meursault 1 - 2

CULTURE
CULTURE
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING

Future of Search

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

Impact Through Talent

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cristal Ballroom

INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
WELLBEING
WELLBEING
CULTURE
CULTURE
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
INNOVATION
INNOVATION
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

CHRO Burnout: Navigating Isolation

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Bandol 2

WELLBEING
WELLBEING
 LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES
DATA
DATA
 TALENT PRACTICES
TALENT PRACTICES

EXP Closing Reception

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cristal Ballroom

SOCIAL IMPACT
SOCIAL IMPACT
 WELLBEING
WELLBEING

Official After Party featuring Flo Rida

9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Drai's Nightclub