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Speaking Engagements

Predict and Prepare sponsored by Workday 12/16

The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #171, 2/15
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #160, 8/14
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #145, 1/14
Workday Predict and Prepare Webinar, 12/10/2013
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #134, 8/13
CXOTalk: Naomi Bloom, Nenshad Bardoliwalla, and Michael Krigsman, 3/15/2013
Drive Thru HR, 12/17/12
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #110, 8/12
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Business Value," 5/3/12 Audio/Whitepaper
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Predict and Prepare," 12/7/11
HR Happy Hour - Episode 118 - 'Work and the Future of Work', 9/23/11
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #87, 9/11
Keynote, Connections Ultimate Partner Forum, 3/9-12/11
"Convergence in Bloom" Webcast and accompanying white paper, sponsored by ADP, 9/21/10
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #63, 9/10
Keynote for Workforce Management's first ever virtual HR technology conference, 6/8/10
Knowledge Infusion Webinar, 6/3/10
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Predict and Prepare," 12/8/09
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Preparing to Lead the Recovery," 11/19/09 Audio/Powerpoint
"Enterprise unplugged: Riffing on failure and performance," a Michael Krigsman podcast 11/9/09
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #39, 10/09
Workday SOR Webinar, 8/25/09
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #15, 10/08

Keynote, HR Tech Europe, Amsterdam, 10/25-26/12
Master Panel, HR Technology, Chicago, 10/9/012
Keynote, Workforce Magazine HR Tech Week, 6/6/12
Webcast Sponsored by Workday: "Building a Solid Business Case for HR Technology Change," 5/31/12
Keynote, Saba Global Summit, Miami, 3/19-22/12
Workday Rising, Las Vegas, 10/24-27/11
HR Technology, Las Vegas 10/3-5/11
HR Florida, Orlando 8/29-31/11
Boussias Communications HR Effectiveness Forum, Athens, Greece 6/16-17/11
HR Demo Show, Las Vegas 5/24-26/11
Workday Rising, 10/11/10
HRO Summit, 10/22/09
HR Technology, Keynote and Panel, 10/2/09

Adventures of Bloom & Wallace

a work in progress

Simple Pleasures — Hangin’ At Headquarters

Sunset Over Lake Devonwood

Some time back I wrote about the cattle, gators and eagles at B&W headquarters.   Our home and my working office are on Lake Devonwood, which began its life as a quarry when they were building the Tamiami Trail back in the 20’s, and now it’s become so naturalized that the only way to realize its origins is to see this area from the air.  And that’s something my neighbor does routinely as he takes off and lands his helicopter from one of the pastures at the end of the lake.

For me, the best part of living here is that nature has claimed Lake Devonwood as her own, with river otters, all manner of water birds, the visiting alligators, tons of fish, and many small mammals, from rabbits to raccoons, presided over by the ever watchful eagle family.

Taking a break from the heads down work of updating my magnum opus (all 3,000 pages or so of object model/architectural “starter kits”), I spent a few hours yesterday and again this afternoon doing what I do best — reading classic British mysteries, swimming laps (I work out all my presentations in my head as well as planning travel dreams in this otherwise most boring of activities), and watching life go by.  And life today included the parent eagles patiently teaching their very large offspring how to bring home the dead fish.

You’ve never heard anything so absurd as the sound of an eagle fledgling whining because he just can’t get that damn fish or the equally absurd but higher and louder squeals of parent eagles encouraging baby.  G-d must have a sense a humor or these majestic birds wouldn’t sound like squeaky toys — but they do.  So, for two calming, restful hours, to the continuous squeaking of parents and child, I read and swam and picked up a little color.  I also worked through a number of client issues and upcoming presentations in my head and thought about going up the Amazon in 2012.

Now it’s sunset over Lake Devonwood, and I’ve been back to the “starter kits” for the last few hours.  But my weekend has been wonderful.  Hope yours was too.  In a world filled with so much truly awful news, I am very grateful to have had another healthy day by the shores of Lake Devonwood.

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