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August 31-September 1

at the Oklahoma City Convention Center! 
Current global, economic, technological and societal pressures have forced change on organizations of all size. This multi-day summit will look at the rapidly changing facets of work, the workplace and the workforce. Speakers and thought leaders will bring interactive sessions on topics related to changing workplace cultures, technology integration, workforce agility and adaptability and much more. Companies and workplaces must learn to innovate, collaborate and reinvent themselves to stay relevant and competitive.
Stephen  Dubner, bestselling author and co-author of “Freakonomics,” will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural OSU Future of Work Summit.

Experts in Technology,

Innovation and Business Impact
Day two of the Future of Work Summit will feature Scott  Klososky. Scott is a leading expert in technology innovation and its impact on business and society. Sharing insights on digital maturity, leading through digital transformation, cybersecurity, machine intelligence, data intelligence, trendspotting, digital marketing and best practices for digital governance.


Registration: $575.00
Registration fee includes: instruction, materials, breakfast items, snacks/refreshments, lunch and reception items on August 31.

  • Agenda: Thursday, August 31
    Thursday, August 31
    Time Session
    8:30-8:50 a.m. Welcome | Dr. Abbey Davis, OSU Center for the Future of Work
    • Learn what to expect from the Future of Work Summit and how to make the most of the days’ activities.
    9-10 a.m. Breakout 1
    • Sustainability and Social Impact Track
      1. Plants to Plastix: Rethinking How We Use Our Natural Resources - Sharina Perry, Utopia Plastix
      2. Field of the Future: Retaining and reskilling the front-line field worker - Garrett Jackson, Devon Energy
    • Emerging Technology and Innovations Track
      1. Everyone is 11 Bravo - Chris Pogue, CyberCX
      2. Revolutionize Work with AI: Unleash GitHub Copilot for Enhanced Efficiency and Quality - John Carney, Microsoft, and Mark Austin, AT&T
    • Culture and Engagement Track
      1. Chasing Culture - How to Drive Happiness at Work - Frank Smith, Driving Happiness at Work
      2. Unleashing the Power of Organizational Culture: The Impact on Financial Performance - Stephanie Phipps, Oklahoma State University
    10:15-11:15 a.m. Breakout 2
    • Sustainability and Social Impact Track
      1. Becoming a Certified B Corporation - Nathan Pickard and Justine Gramling, 9b
      2. Global Focus on ESG in the Supply Chain - Walter Haug and Ryan Rodriguez, ISN
    • Emerging Technology and Innovations Track
      1. Unpacking AI - Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, Oklahoma State University
      2. Staying Competitive in Global Market Innovation - Amy Walton, Oklahoma Commerce
    • Culture and Engagement Track
      1. The Untapped Workforce - Leslie Osborn, Oklahoma Department of Labor 
      2. Resiliency in the Workplace: How to bounce back from things that make other people quit - Courtland Warren, Opteffect LLC
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


    • Fostering a Culture of Innovation - Kevin Smith, Ditch Witch
    12:45-1:45 p.m.

    Breakout 3

    • Sustainability and Social Impact Track
      1. The Power of Generosity: Launching Your Organization to Future Success - Mike Beckham, Simple Modern
      2. The Business Case for Sustainability - Morgan Fehrle, The Sustainability Alliance
    • Emerging Technology and Innovations Track
      1. Robotics and Human Interaction - Bryan Edwards, Oklahoma State University
      2. What can we learn from remote work, even if we aren't working remotely? - Justin Harlan, Tulsa Remote
    • Culture and Engagement Track
      1. Holistic Well-Being at Work - Tanner Bergman, Paycom
      2. Integrating Cultures through M&As: Lessons learned and insights gained - Stephen Wakefield, Whitney Wakefield, Sherry Bates and Dermidio Juez-Perez, AAON
    2-3 p.m.

    Keynote | Stephen Dubner

    • Think Like a Freak
    3 p.m. Adjourn
    3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Exhibition VR: A Networking Experience | OKC Convention Center

  • Agenda: Friday, September 1
    Friday, September 1
    Time Session

    8:30 a.m.

    Welcome | Dr. Abbey Davis , Center for the Future of Work

    8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

    GenAI and the Future of Work – Steve Bourgeois, Microsoft, and Mark Austin, AT&T

    9:15-9:30 a.m.

    Networking Break

    9:30-10:30 a.m. Employee Well-being and the Future of Work - Francis Coggins, Gallup
    10:30-11:30 a.m. Keynote |  Scott Klososky
    • HUMALOGY® in the Workplace: Leading through Disruption
    11:30 a.m. - noon Closing Remarks | Matt Pinnell, Lt. Governor and Secretary of Workforce Development
    Noon Adjourn
  • Sponsors
  •  Sponsorship Opportunities
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    Price $15,000 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $3,500 $6,500
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    If you're interested in being a sponsor for this Summit, please email Lindsey Ray, program manager, at
  • Policies
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