Reinvent the world of work from the comfort of your desk.

If you are unable join in-person at OPTIMA22, we’ll miss you. You can still learn from talent optimization thought leaders during the virtual experience on April 26, 2022.

Main Stage

Reinvent The Way We Work

Aaron Dignan, Author, Brave New Work, Consultant to Fortune 100

Aaron Dignan is the author of Brave New Work, consultant to Fortune 100, Founder of The Ready—a global organizational transformation and coaching practice, and an active angel investor.

Helping companies small and large adopt new forms of self-organization and dynamic learning, Dignan will discuss how to revolutionize the way we work and how to make change.
Dignan has sat on advisory boards for GE, American Express, PepsiCo, and the Cooper Hewitt, as well as the board of directors for Smashburger.


Brave New Work In Action

Kirk Arnold, XIR at General Catalyst | Aron Ain, CEO at UKG

CEO of UKG Aron Ain sits down with XIR at General Catalyst Kirk Arnold for a fireside chat to offer a real example of brave new work in action. Through his experience of successfully merging two massive companies weeks before the pandemic and leading people with trust as the foundation, Aron shows attendees people-first leadership in action.

Breaking Through the Barriers of Inclusion at Work

Aiko Bethea, Equity Champion, Consultant, Coach, DEI&B for Brené Brown

Aiko is an award-winning and highly sought-after equity consultant focused on coaching Fortune 100 leaders and teams to remove barriers to inclusion. Aiko brings experience working with “Dare to Lead” author Brené Brown as well as Georgia State Governor Stacey Abrams and is recognized by Forbes as one of the top seven anti-racism educators for companies.

Atomic Habits: Small, Easy Changes Deliver Big Results

James Clear, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Atomic Habits.

Clear’s art of one-part storytelling, one-part academic research, and one-part personal experiment, forms a colorful blend of inspirational stories, academic science, and hard-earned wisdom.

As of 2021, “Atomic Habits” has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, enjoyed over a year on the New York Times bestseller list, spent over 33 weeks on the Wall Street Journal bestselling list, and topped Amazon’s Most Sold List for over 31 weeks. Leave James Clear’s keynote session with the tools to get 1% better everyday, enabling you to break bad habits and stick to good ones, by making small, easy changes that deliver big results.

Plug In To Your Potential: How You Can Adapt To Anything

J.R. Martinez, Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, Dancing with the Stars Season 13 winner

J.R. Martinez is an Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author and Dancing with the Stars season 13 winner. He has traveled the world speaking with troops at various bases, as well as serving as keynote speaker for numerous major corporate events, non-profits, Universities and Fortune 500 companies. J.R. devotes himself to spreading his message of resilience and optimism.

We are donating 5% of ticket sales to Direct Relief​.

Direct Relief is working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and other partners in the region to provide requested medical aid, from oxygen concentrators to critical care medicines, all while preparing to offer longer-term medical aid to people displaced or affected by the conflict.