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Announcing WalkMe’s Growth Advisory Board

Announcing WalkMe’s Growth Advisory Board

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By Rafael Sweary

I’m pleased to share that WalkMe has officially unveiled our Growth Advisory Board, which will guide our vision to fundamentally transform the productivity of humanity through the power of technology. Sounds like a huge endeavor, I know — because it is! But it’s equally exciting as it is huge, because we get to work with some of the greatest minds in the industry. 

Each of our founding members were selected because of their unique backgrounds and the alignment of those backgrounds with our top priorities: from global expansion into new markets, to penetration within key verticals. As WalkMe continues our journey along a fast and steep growth trajectory, we looked for the right individuals who could guide us through our next phase of growth and beyond. 

With that, I’d like to introduce our founding members of the WalkMe Growth Advisory Board and pass along a few remarks from each: 

Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and CEO, The Josh Bersin Company

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Josh Bersin founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. After expanding the company to encompass all areas of HR, he sold the company to Deloitte in 2012 and was a partner in Bersin by Deloitte through 2018. 

In 2019, Bersin launched the Josh Bersin Academy, the world’s first global development academy for HR and talent professionals at all levels and across all industries. Today, the Academy is part of The Josh Bersin Company, which  provides a wide range of research and advisory services to help HR leaders and professionals tackle the ever-evolving challenges and needs of today’s workforces.

“Technology plays a huge role in keeping employees connected and productive. However, deploying new technology at speed and scale is no easy feat, and achieving wide adoption is even harder. During the pandemic, HR and IT departments have had to work closely together to ensure ‘business as usual’ continues while ensuring employees remain engaged.

My goal for participating in the Growth Advisory Board is to represent the needs and challenges of HR so the HR function can be factored into the creation of business-critical solutions for the future of work. WalkMe is the market leader in DAP solutions, and I am confident their customers will continue to benefit from the advanced, human-centric technologies being deployed by WalkMe around the world.” 

Shlomit Harth, Venture Partner at TPY Capital and former Vice President and Israel Country Manager, Gartner

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Shlomit is former VP at Gartner who has held various leadership roles in the high-tech industry over the last 20+ years. She has a track record of creative strategic planning and execution and leading people to success in complex situations, diverse cultures, and challenging business circumstances.

Shlomit is currently a Venture Partner at TPY Capital and is also a champion of diversity in the tech industry, leading the Tel Aviv chapter of Upward Women.

“WalkMe is a business that perfectly exemplifies the most important trends driving the tech industry forwards: composability and automation. As the building blocks of composability will increasingly be evident across all market sectors, I will be working with WalkMe to help leadership navigate the complexities of the evolving technology landscape.

In order for businesses to be successfully future-proof, their underlying technology stack—as well as their business model—will need to support the kind of modular architecture that enables an environment of continuous reinvention. I believe that WalkMe will continue to lead its category and support its customers in achieving their digital transformation goals.”

Michael Hubbard, SVP, Customer Success, Services & Support at SmartSheet

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Michael is an advisor to executives of the largest and most innovative firms in the world on obtaining value from enterprise technology. Hubbard changes how big companies adopt technology in pursuit of maximizing outcome achievement. He advises leadership teams on incorporating mega trends such as cloud, mobile, automation, and collaboration to reinvent jobs and digitize work. 

“I am focused on helping successful, disruptive companies who have created their own markets achieve success as an enduring technology platform. I’m delighted to be joining WalkMe in an advisory capacity to ensure that, as they continue to evolve their platform, the company’s focus remains firmly on the customer and their journey.

I’ll be working closely with leadership and the rest of the Growth Advisory Board on operationalizing processes and practices on the sales side and place a focus on our enterprise value proposition to ensure we continue to capitalize on the digital adoption market opportunity with a sharp, strategic focus on the customer.”

Enrique Oti, CTO, Second Front Systems

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Enrique is currently the CTO at Second Front Systems and an experienced technologist and leader with a strong track record of organizational transformation, technological innovation, and capabilities delivery. As a US Air Force veteran, he has deep insights into Department of Defense policies, processes, and needs.

Over the last five years, he has focused on finding creative ways to connect the DoD to the start-up ecosystem in Silicon Valley and beyond, helping establish the Defense Innovation Unit, and the Air Force software factory, Kessel Run.

“I’m excited to work with WalkMe and extend its reach into vertical markets. As part of my time in the Air Force, I helped roll out new software development capabilities with a focus on the user journey and experience. There are a plethora of antiquated systems at the government level that are ripe for digital transformation.

As an expert on user experience, I’m drawn to WalkMe as I have seen first hand how navigating digital disruption takes a toll on the user, their capabilities, and productivity levels. I have a strong track record in the innovation ecosystem in the tech community, and I’m confident that with WalkMe, the federal government and its users will have a profoundly better experience navigating the digital change mandated by the fourth industrial revolution.”

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Rafael Sweary
Rafael Sweary (or Rafi, as he's fondly called at the office) co-founded WalkMe in 2011 and is the President of the company. He previously was the CEO and President of Jetro Platforms which was acquired in 2007 and has helped fund and build several other successful companies, both in his role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Ocean Assets and in a personal capacity. Rafi's passion and dedication are a driving force behind WalkMe's digital adoption vision.