Hamish Taylor and Rasmus Ankerson Named as Keynote Speakers for the Workfront Leap Europe 2018 User Conference

by Shelbi Gomez
, 2 min read

Event also to feature expert panel discussing the Future of Work

LONDON ­­—March 28, 2018 — Workfront®, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, today announced that acclaimed CEO and inspirational speaker Hamish Taylor and bestselling author and leadership and performance expert Rasmus Ankerson will be keynote speakers for the Leap Europe 2018.

Hamish’s career has taken him from international consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, to consultancy firm Price Waterhouse and British Airways to becoming CEO of the channel tunnel railway Eurostar, and then Sainsbury’s Bank — all before he was 40.  He is the founder of the Skills Exchange Network, which focuses on enabling organisations to achieve breakthroughs by looking outside their industry. He will be speaking to attendees on how to become a “master thief” and “steal” ideas from the most unlikely of sources to provide essential breakthroughs.

Ankerson is an acclaimed leadership and performance expert known as the high performance anthropologist. He has worked and trained with some of the world’s best athletes to understand and contribute to how they work. He is also the author of the best sellers Hunger in Paradise: How to save success from failure and Gold Mine Effect: Crack the secrets of High Performance. Rasmus takes his understanding of performance, leadership, and teamwork and translates it into the everyday business environment, forming strategies to enable groups and individuals to achieve great things. He looks at leadership and high performance from a different perspective, finding patterns, examining the big data, and realising that the extraordinary is often surprisingly normal and imitable. He will be speaking to attendees about the consequences of success and how companies can remain successful.

Leap Europe is three days of intensive best practices-sharing and forward-thinking discussions of how companies can improve work efficiencies—and how attendees can have a greater impact on the success of their businesses. The conference will be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London, from 22-24th May 2018.

In addition to Hamish Taylor and Rasmus Ankerson, Leap Europe will also feature a distinguished panel that will be discussing the ‘Future of Work’ consisting of: James Wallman, work futurist and author of The Future is Here; David Green, vice president of global marketing at ICON; Daphne Lopes, head of customer success partnerships at WNDYR; and Heidi Melin, chief marketing officer at Workfront.

“We bring together some of the best and brightest to discuss modern work management,” said Alex Shootman, CEO of Workfront. “In addition to the phenomenal main stage presentations, we have over 60 interactive breakout sessions to help our customers improve the way they work and make their teams more efficient. We feature presentations led by the best modern work leaders and are excited to have customer presenters from organisations like TSB Bank, BT Group and Dentsu Aegis Network.”

Workfront will also be honouring some of its most outstanding customers at the second annual Lion Awards. Categories include: Workfront Change Leader; Workfront Optimisation Expert; Workfront Innovator and Workfront Rising Star.

Sponsors for the event include LGS, Allocadia, Bluprint, Ensemble, IO Integration, LeapPoint, Lindsay Consolidated Services (LCS), ProSymmetry, WNDYR and Agency415.

For additional information the Workfront Leap Europe 2018 Conference, visit https://www.workfront.com/leapeurope/.

About Workfront

Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like Cars.com, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric, and Trek. To learn more, visit www.workfront.com or follow us on Twitter @Workfront.