AI-Powered Tech Trends to Revolutionize Employee Experience: Insights for HR and IT Professionals
with Simpplr and The Josh Bersin Company


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In a world where distributed workforces have become the norm, ensuring seamless communication, collaboration, and productivity is more critical than ever.

Join our panel of industry experts and thought leaders for a discussion on the impact AI and other tech innovations have on the employee experience (EX). You’ll also learn about the pivotal role modern intranets play as a central hub to support the diversity of work models, not least the 80% of people who are deskless workers.


  • Josh Bersin, CEO and Global Industry Analyst of The Josh Bersin Company
  • Miriam Connaughton, renowned HR practitioner and Chief People and Experience Officer at Simpplr
  • Bala Kasiviswanathan, IT veteran and executive, Simpplr’s Chief Product & Customer Experience Officer

This incredible panel discussion features:

  • The impact of AI and emerging tech on employee experience
  • The evolving role of modern intranets in the digital experience
  • The importance of the role of technology in positively impacting productivity and a great employee experience

About the Presenters


Josh Bersin

Founder & CEO, The Josh Bersin Company

Industry analyst Josh Bersin focuses on the global talent market, trends, and technologies impacting workforces across all industry segments. His research is featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Financial Times, and Washington Post, and he published his book Irresistible in 2022. The Josh Bersin Company provides a wide range of research and services for HR leaders and teams; the Josh Bersin Academy, which today has approximately 50,000 members, offers 24 cohort-based programs for HR professionals.

Employee experience webinar: host Miriam Connaughton

Miriam Connaughton

 Chief People & Experience Officer, Simpplr 

Miriam operates at the intersection of human and digital experience in the workplace. For three decades she has worked with organizations to develop people strategies to solve complex challenges, to shape their employee experience, and figure out how to adapt to the ever-changing world of work. Miriam works across a range of industries, and with start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations.

Bala Kasiviswanathan Simpplr Leadership

Bala Kasiviswanathan

Chief Product & Customer Experience Officer, Simpplr

Bala Kasiviswanathan, a Mechanical Engineer, started his career at Microsoft. With an insatiable curiosity, he played a key role in building foundational projects in India. Inspired by the dynamic nature of product development, Bala embarked on journey across APAC, driving innovative initiatives along the way. He joined Apigee as a product leader, and his contributions were instrumental in the company’s growth, leading to a remarkable IPO and eventual acquisition by Google. At Google, Bala continued to make waves, spearheading the expansion of API management products and revolutionizing the Google Cloud landscape.

Next came the role of Chief Product Officer for project Tidal at X (formerly Google X), where he immersed himself in groundbreaking research. With a focus on advanced computer vision and AI, Bala tackled complex ocean problems, aiming to make a positive impact on humanity.

Currently, as Simmplr’s Chief Product and Customer Experience Officer, Bala brings his expertise to drive AI-based innovations across their product portfolio. With a genuine dedication to enhancing employee experiences, he aims to deliver outstanding solutions that empower organizations.

Outside of the ever-evolving world of software, you’ll find Bala exploring the wonders of nature through hiking and indulging in the delightful flavors of specialty local coffees.


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