Reworked Advisory Board
The Reworked Advisory Board is comprised of industry leaders and practitioners in the fields of digital workplace, employee experience, human resources and learning and development.
The Advisory Board's mission is to support Reworked and the Digital Workplace Experience conference in their commitment to quality content and a vibrant community of business professionals.
Gain a better understanding of the trends, drivers and priorities shaping our readers’ and event attendees’ businesses so we can improve how we report, write and present news for Reworked and how we produce content experiences for the Digital Workplace Experience.
Introducing Our Advisory Board
The following thought leaders compose our inaugural board, which began in the third quarter of 2021. The board provides input, advice and feedback to the Reworked Editorial and Digital Workplace Experience event staff on current trends and topics related to digital workplace technologies and strategies.
Shawnté Cox Holland
Shawnté Cox Holland is a business strategist specializing in organizational effectiveness and talent management. With over 20 years of experience, Shawnté uses innovative and research-based approaches to organization and job design, talent management, DEI, leadership development and employee experience that enable business outcomes.
Shawnté is the head of HR for the finance division at Vanguard where she leads the people agenda for the division. In her previous role as the head of culture & engagement for Vanguard, she led the evolution of the employee engagement function to a greater focus on employee experience. Prior to joining Vanguard, Shawnté worked for Gartner Consulting leading engagements and conducting research for private and public sector clients related to defining the people strategies needed to enable IT operations.
Shawnté holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in technology management from George Mason University, and is in the process of finalizing research toward the completion of her doctorate in business administration at Wilmington University. Her research addresses understanding how organizational culture can be used to attract talent. She is certified in project management from PMI, change management from ProSci and holds a Federal CIO certificate for technology leadership from the Federal CIO Council.
John Mancini is the president of Content Results, LLC, and the past president of AIIM. He is a well-known author, speaker and advisor on digital transformation, information management and intelligent automation. John is an author of more than 30 ebooks on a variety of topics. He can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as jmancini77. He is also a frequent speaker on records management and genealogy topics, and writes about these topics at The Search for My Grandparents.
Michelle Braden joined WEX two years ago as its vice president of global talent development after leading previous global learning organizations as a chief learning officer. Michelle is passionate about learning and development while utilizing her business savvy and leadership expertise to look beyond typical adult learning strategies and toward innovative talent development approaches that drive true business impact. She is laser-focused on enabling WEX team members to grow as individuals and professionals in their careers while delivering upon business goals and providing world-class services and solutions in the financial technology industry.
Michelle's extensive background in IT, sales and learning roles with Fortune 100 companies (e.g. Xerox, SAP, TELUS), has helped her to build award-winning talent and leadership development strategies, leading to robust leadership pipelines, improved performance and increased employee engagement.
Michelle frequently shares her expertise through speaking at industry events, authoring articles and was featured in the November 2018 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine while she served as the chief learning officer of TELUS International. Michelle recently authored the book chapter, "Do More with Less" in the book: "Forward Focused Learning," published in January 2021.
Michelle has an MBA with a leadership and change specialty and a Bachelor's in management and business communication with a minor in information technology.
Christy Punch has more than 15 years of experience in the digital employee experience field. She is currently a digital workplace strategist at Wells Fargo, where she provides strategic direction for Wells Fargo’s digital workplace that supports approximately 266,000 employees across 32 countries.
Christy’s passion lies at the intersection of innovation and the employee experience. She enjoys connecting people, process and technology to solve business problems, empower collaboration and drive forward new ways of working. Christy led an effort to redesign the Wells Fargo enterprise portal using an innovative microservices solution, which was recognized in 2019 with a StepTwo Digital Employee Experience Gold award.
In her spare time, Christy enjoys volunteering for local dog rescue organizations, rooting for the Clemson University football team and boat rides in the Charleston harbor.
Sharon O’Dea is an experienced digital strategist and co-founder of boutique consultancy Lithos Partners. She has over 15 years experience advising complex organizations on communication, collaboration and digital workplace technologies. Organizations Sharon has collaborated with include Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank, Shell, Allen & Overy, Barnardo’s, the Houses of Parliament and the UK’s Department for International Trade.
A regular writer and speaker on the future of work, Sharon is co-author of two books, and host of Fujitsu's podcast series on the future of work. She's an advisor to the UK government and a member of the Good Work Guild, a diverse global network of Royal Society of Arts Fellows working to tackle the most pressing issues related to economic security and labor-market transforming technologies.
Irked by the lack of diversity at tech and digital events, Sharon co-founded an event series — 300 Seconds — to give women and other underrepresented groups in digital a way to gain confidence and experience, and to find their voice.
Geetika Tandon is managing director with Deloitte consulting LLP with over 20 years of industry experience with technology consulting. She started her career in IBM as a developer working on voice and RFID solutions, moving to middleware implementation and then acquired deep expertise in IT modernization, helping multiple government agencies move to a cloud and DevOps environment. She currently holds four patent files and four IP publishes. She has also presented at various IEEE Software Technology Conferences, IEEE Women in Engineering summits and IBM Technology Conferences.
Geetika is a senior member of the IEEE software Technology Group, IEEE Women in Leadership forum and the Society of Women Engineers. She has also been a board member of ASEI, led the Women in Technology groups in the DC Area within Deloitte and has been a speaker at the White House on STEM for women and girls. She is also the author of IEEE Women in STEM series book: "Reinventing Myself — Inspiration, Perspiration and Innovation."