March 13, 2020
Tony SegretoUltimate Software, Liaison-Special Projects
Tony Segreto serves as Ultimate Software's liaison for special projects. In that role, he moderates events, expertly disseminates UltiPro information via videos, and evangelizes Ultimate's products and services to a wide audience. Previously, Tony spent 40 years as one of the most experienced and trusted anchors on South Florida television. He joined WTVJ in 1968 as an intern. During his tenure, he worked as a photographer, producer, reporter, and anchor for both sports and news. During his career, Mr. Segreto covered more than 20 Super Bowls, 2 Olympics, World Series, Stanley Cups, NBA finals, and National Championships. He has also interviewed two sitting presidents and political leaders from around the country. In 1995, he was honored by the South Florida chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle Award, recognizing more than 25 years of excellence in broadcast journalism.
Alex DraperDX Learning, CEO & Founder
Alex started life as a schoolteacher in the UK. In 2002 he moved into adult education joining a global management development organization. In 2005 he moved to Chicago to build and lead their Americas operation. There he spent 10 years leading and growing the business while consulting with many of the Fortune 500. In 2015 Alex founded DX Learning. DX is a partner in progressive leadership and cultural development that taps into the powerful combination of behavioral psychology and experiential learning, to expose and eliminate bad leadership and prepare leaders to put people first. The workforce is changing before our eyes, and our organizations and leaders within, need to change with it or be left out. He is now a leading force in disrupting the leadership development industry with science-based methodologies that drive leadership self-awareness and psychological safety that solve organizational challenges. Alex has helped develop and unlock the leadership potential in over 14,000 people with DX’s leadership programs all over the world. Alex practices what he teaches with an ever-growing global team, as well as at home with two children under 3, and people he mentors and coaches.
Jason YoungLeadSmart, Inc., President
Jason Young has been called a “rare breed” when it comes to developing leaders and customer service initiatives. As a former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, Young learned the value of a successful workplace culture. During his ten years with the airline consistently rated #1 in customer service and employee satisfaction, he was a key driver in creating and developing the company’s innovative training programs that led to its world-renowned leadership and customer service culture. Driven by the need to extend his unique insight in leadership development to others outside Southwest, Young separated from the pack in 1998 to launch his own consulting practice specializing in leadership, customer service, and team building. Today, as president of LeadSmart, Inc., Young shares his vision in developing successful corporate cultures and workplace environments with forward-thinking companies, including Starbucks, Radio Shack, Coca Cola, and Tyson Foods, to name just a few. He has even returned to his old turf—Southwest Airlines—to extend his knowledge as a corporate training consultant in leadership development area once again. He shares his philosophy on creating high performance cultures in his book Culturetopia: The Ultimate High Performance Workplace.