Achievers Announces Global HR & Technology Leaders to Speak at ACE 2023

Mercer, Microsoft, Scotiabank, Workday to Speak on Belonging, Recognition, and Employee Engagement

TORONTO, May 30, 2023 – Achievers, an industry-leading employee experience platform, has announced its lineup of HR and technology thought leaders who will be speaking at its annual customer conference, ACE 2023. Joining the event are John Land, Partner, HR and Workforce Transformation, Mercer; Angel Zhu, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Teams; Katerin Juape, Director of Global Employee Recognition, Scotiabank; and Kumari Williams, VP, Belonging & Diversity, Workday. These experts will delve into topics such as reinforcing behaviors through frequent recognition and leveraging data-driven approaches to enhance a sense of belonging.

Set to take place in Austin, Texas, on May 31 and June 1, the conference will connect HR leaders from diverse industry sectors to explore the significance of belonging in the workplace.

Featured Sessions:
Mercer, Everest Group, and Achievers on Using Recognition Data and Strategies to Improve Engagement and Retention: John Land, Partner, HR & Workforce Transformation, Mercer, Priyanka Mitra, VP, Research & Advisory, Everest Group, and Jeff Cates, CEO, Achievers join a panel to discuss ways to use recognition data and strategies to improve manager effectiveness, engagement, and retention by reinforcing behavior to build great cultures.

Microsoft and Achievers on Employee Engagement: Featuring Scotiabank Case Study
Join Angel Zhu, Sr. Product Manager of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft, Boryana Marova, Director, Product Management, Achievers, and Katerin Juape, Director, Global Employee Recognition, Scotiabank in a panel discussion on maximizing employee engagement, strengthening culture, and building trust by leveraging Microsoft Teams with the Achievers For Microsoft Teams app.

Build Belonging Intentionally: Fireside Chat with Kumari Williams, VP, Diversity & Belonging, Workday and Jeff Cates, CEO, Achievers
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) doesn’t happen by accident or without measurement.  The good news is that as we move into an era of HR tech sophistication, this ecosystem allows HR tech companies to come together to solve big problems.

“HR is undergoing a remarkable transformation, with technology playing a crucial role in driving the behaviors that lay the foundation for exceptional cultures,” said Jeff Cates, CEO at Achievers. “At ACE, we are bringing together a passionate community of global technology and HR tech enthusiasts dedicated to exploring how we can be more intentional with DEIB initiatives, data utilization, and decision-making around belonging, recognition, and employee engagement. I am thrilled to be a part of this ecosystem where we unite to tackle the significant challenges facing the HR industry.”

ACE 2023 will be hosted at the Austin Marriott Downtown. For more information about the conference and to register, please visit:


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