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Virgin Pulse Executives To Speak at 2016 HERO Forum

Sessions Will Present Innovative Ideas For Employee Engagement and Global Wellbeing

Framingham, Mass - (September 26, 2016)

Virgin Pulse, the leading global provider of technology-enabled wellness and wellbeing solutions, today announced that two of its senior leaders, Dr. Rajiv Kumar and Tom Sermon, will be presenting at the 2016 HERO Forum. Taking place September 27-29 in Atlanta, Georgia, HERO Forum is a premier national conference on employee wellbeing and workplace wellness.

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, President and Chief Medical Officer of Virgin Pulse, will be leading a panel discussion titled, “Workplace Well-Being Innovators Discuss The Next Generation of Employee Engagement.” In this session, Dr. Kumar will by joined Bob Merberg, Manager of Employee Wellness, Safety and Food Service, Paychex; Kembre Roberts, Manager of Wellness, Southwest Airlines; and Rick Fisher, Vice President, Aon Hewitt Health Transformation Team, to discuss the ways they’re each using gamification, wearable devices, meaningful rewards, and habit design to enhance employee engagement. The session will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 3:45 – 5:00 PM.

“Virgin Pulse is leading the evolution of the employee wellbeing and engagement industry, and we’re thrilled to be speaking at HERO Forum alongside some of our most creative and successful partners and clients,” said Dr. Rajiv Kumar, President and Chief Medical Officer of Virgin Pulse. “HERO attracts an audience of innovators and leaders, and we’re proud to be a part of the conversation around employee health, balance, and wellbeing.”

Tom Sermon is the President of Virgin Pulse International. His session, “Managing Successful Global Rollouts,” will teach attendees the most effective ways to deploy wellbeing worldwide, taking into consideration cultural sensitivities, diverse employee expectations, and regional success metrics. In addition, Tom will detail the ways that local policies, health systems, customs, and economics can influence program success and delivery. The session will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 4:15 – 5:00 PM.

“As employee wellbeing expands, there is a greater need for truly global solutions and partners,” said Tom Sermon, President of Virgin Pulse International. “With years of experience implementing engaging, relevant, and effective global wellbeing programs, Virgin Pulse International offers the audience at HERO unparalleled leadership in the international context.”

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About Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse, the leading provider of technology solutions that promote employee engagement and wellbeing and part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, helps employers create workforces that are happier, healthier and ultimately more productive. The company’s modern, mobile first platform delivers a personalized user experience that utilizes gamification to engage users in building habits that inspire meaningful and measurable change across individuals and the businesses they serve.  By helping employees thrive at work and in all aspects of life, Virgin Pulse is helping change lives and businesses around the world for good. More than 2,500 global organizations representing many of the Fortune 500 and Best Places to Work, have selected Virgin Pulse’s solutions to engage their workforces and drive their businesses forward.