Thank you, Chicago.

Our third Captivate event was a huge success with 320+ HR leaders, 15 inspirational speakers, and thousands of steps taken.

Weren't able to make it this year? Check back here in 2018 for more information about future Captivates. You'll learn ways to implement engaging, effective wellness programs that drive strong company culture and business performance for years to come.  


Time Session Speaker(s)
7:30 - 8:30am Registration, Breakfast, Networking
8:30 - 9:00am Lift Off: What Wellness Means to Us Amy McDonough, SVP Strategy & Operations, Fitbit Health Solutions
9:00 - 9:45am The Lowdown on Effective Motivation and Sustaining Behavioral Change Jeffrey Kullgren, MS, MD, MPH, Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
9:45 - 10:05am Fitbreak and Snack
10:05 - 10:55am How TransUnion Boosted Global Step Count and Improved Company Culture Debra Wasserman, Director of HR Service Delivery, TransUnion
10:05 - 10:55am Moving Forward: How Wearable Device Data Shapes Employee Wellbeing Programs Mindi Ennis, Product Marketing Manager, Virgin Pulse
10:55 - 11:45am Panel: Workplace Wellness and HIPAA: What Is and Is Not Covered Caroline Budde, Global Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance; Lauren Krasnodembski, Sr. Counsel, Regulatory, Cardinal Health; Lisa Acevedo, Shareholder, Polsinelli Law; & Katie Kenney, Attorney, Polsinelli Law
10:55 - 11:45am Demystifying ROI: Tracking Measurable Results of Your Wellness Program Rod Reasen, Founder & CEO, Springbuk
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:00pm Optional Demo Mark Fritts, Product Marketing Director, Fitbit Health Solutions
1:00 - 1:50pm The Importance of Sleep for Health and Productivity Conor Heneghan, Director of Research Algorithms, Fitbit
1:00 - 1:50pm How Social Connectedness Can Help You Get and Stay Healthy John Ericksen, Director of Product, Fitbit Health Solutions
1:55 - 2:45pm Panel: What Makes a Winning Wellness Program? Angela Crawford, HR Director, Wake County Government; Jason Boudrie, Director of Wellness, OrthoCarolina; Shannon Seidt, Well-being Consultant, Humana; & Phil Daniels, Co-Founder, Springbuk
2:45 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 3:55pm A Mindfulness-Centric Approach to Emotional Intelligence Linda Curtis, Teacher, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
4:00 - 5:00pm Networking Reception
5:00 - 7:00pm Healthiest Employers Wellness Awards


Virgin Pulse’s award-winning platform helps employers create a workforce with the energy, focus, and drive needed to fully engage across all aspects of life. Virgin Pulse fosters healthy daily habits and sustainable behavior change, and sets the foundation for a company’s engagement efforts.


Springbuk is the leading employer-facing health intelligence platform. The analytics solution offers a complete view of an employer population. The platform integrates major data sources–including medical claims, pharmacy, biometric, payroll and activity–into a single warehouse for targeted engagement, predictive insights and real-dollar decisions. For more information, visit

The Venue


Revel Motor Row -

Revel Motor Row is an iconic Chicago landmark. Built in the 1930s and home to the Chicago Illinois Automobile Club, it later became the headquarters for the Chicago Defender newspaper. The recently renovated space still has its mid-century magic, now with modern enhancements. With its industrial and original history, it's the perfect setting for an invigorating wellness experience.