Laura Ramey

Senior VP Human Resources & Communications

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Meghan M. Biro is a globally recognized Talent Management and HR Tech brand strategist, analyst, digital catalyst, author and speaker. As founder and CEO of TalentCulture and Founder of the #WorkTrends Community, she has worked with hundreds of companies, from early-stage ventures to global brands like Microsoft, IBM and Google, helping them recruit and empower stellar talent. Meghan has been a guest on numerous radio shows and online forums, and has been a featured speaker at global conferences. She is a regular contributor at Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and several other media outlets. Meghan regularly serves on advisory boards for leading HR and technology brands. Meghan has been voted one of the Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers in 2015 by StatSocial and Forbes, Top 50 Most Valuable Social Media Influencers by General Sentiment, Top 100 on Twitter Business, Leadership, and Tech by Huffington Post, and Top 25 HR Trendsetters by HR Examiner.

Keynote Sessions, Case Studies, 1:1 Meetings, Networking Receptions

Conference Overview

The unique, invitation-only hosted format of HR Tech Connect Summit, conducted in an upscale resort setting like the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, provides an engaging platform for presentations and keynotes, small group discussions, industry specific and vertical-focused topics as well as one-on-one conversations with leading vendors and peers on the latest HR tech topics.

HR Tech Connect, produced and managed by Stone Fort Group and nGage Events, is the ideal event for both IT and HR decision makers as we focus on the complete digital transformation of HR Technology for the enterprise.  General sessions will involve vital topics for both groups such as the emergence of new HR Tech trends including AI, automation and evolution from legacy HRIS to best in class apps for each HR function.

HR Tech Connect brings together Stone Fort Group's WorkforceNEXT community, which exclusively serves HR/Workforce leadership in North America, with nGage Events' IT and executive community from numerous hosted technology summits, into one focused summit to help HR and IT leaders navigate and find market leading solutions in the HR and Workforce Technology marketplace.

Why is HR Tech Connect a hosted conference?

At HR Tech Connect attendees are hosted, which means that complimentary airfare, hotel, airport transfers, meals and registration costs are provided to all qualified attendees in appreciation for their time spent out of office. We understand that time away from the office can be hard to justify, especially when there are high costs associated with attending traditional conferences. The hosted invitation gives attendees the unique opportunity to participate without any added expenses or strained travel budgets. From the perspective of an sponsor, the hosted invitation allows HR Tech Connect to invite a select audience of HR and IT professionals to discuss strategy, solutions and build relationships in a more intimate and business friendly setting than a large trade show or expo hall.

2018 Key Themes Include:

  • How is digital enabling a more responsive workforce?
  • How technology like AI, analytics and mobile can create an agile workforce?
  • Building growth and collaboration with people and machines working together
  • Talent development strategies for the future of work
  • Machine learning and AI / How talent acquisition and recruiting is evolving
  • Ways blockchain will disrupt HR Tech Connect
  • The key internal issues organizations must address before achieving long-term success with an HR technology solution (Culture Transformation, Employee Engagement & Communications)

HR Tech Connect offers strategic-level insights into how these investments will improve recruitment, engagement, workforce productivity, operational efficiency, workforce experience and wellness. Key aspects include:

Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panels and General Sessions:

  • HR Tech Connect keeps things simple by having only one conference track to focus on. Attendees will sit in on a variety of sessions covering the latest topics, industry news and respected insights from leading solution providers, industry experts and end user executives.

Case Study Boardroom Sessions:

  • These highly interacti‍‍‍ve smaller group sessions presented by solution providers to an intimate group of executives give an inside perspective on the implementation and strategy of an actual customer use case.  These sessions not only provide the vendors with feedback on end user wants/needs, but also promote candid discussions for end users to gain perspective from their peers within various industries.

1:1 Meetings:

  • Our 1:1 Meeting Zone allows our end user attendees, solution providers, and industry experts the perfect opportunity to connect with one another for 20 minute face-to-face meetings, which makes sourcing solutions painless for our executive attendees and makes connecting with prospective clientele cost-effective for our sponsors. Respected industry analysts and experts will also be present to discuss strategy and help you move your enterprise or solution set forward.

Networking Receptions:

  • Connections can be made at a traditional tradeshow, but with our unique format, lasting relationships are forged through a multitude of networking opportunities. Attendees are able to network over 2.5 days and dive more deeply into discussions that cannot be had walking a trade show floor. Regarding the number of end user attendees and solution providers, we believe that quality over quantity adds a higher value to the conversations had, because only the most-qualified attendees are invited to attend and only vendors that are capable of delivering solutions to major enterprises are eligible to sponsor.
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CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Meghan M. Biro

CEO and Founder

TalentCulture

Kevin W. Grossman

President of Global Programs

Talent Board

2017-2018 END USER ADVISORY BOARD

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Kevin W. Grossman is the Talent Board president of global programs responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards worldwide, the first nonprofit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. He also produces and hosts multiple “world of work” podcasts including The CandEs Shop Talk and WorkingTech. A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, Kevin has over 19 years of domain expertise in the human resource and talent acquisition industry.

"HR Technology for the Future Workforce"

HR Tech Connect is produced by the Stone Fort Group in conjunction with nGage Events LLC

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October 22-24, 2018 | Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Ved‍‍‍ra ‍‍‍Beach, FL

Elspeth Inglis

Global HR Director - Culture Leader

Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Corrie Beaverson

Director Talent Acquisition

Blue Cross Blue Shield ‍‍‍of Michigan

Chris Hester

Director Human Resources Information Technology

Capital One‍‍‍‍‍‍

Ruth Gardner

Senior Manager- HR Operations

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LaShonda Rahming

Executive Director

Comcast‍‍‍

Marie Artim

Vice Presid‍‍‍ent

Enterprise Holdings

Joanna Daly

Vice President-Talent

IBM‍‍‍

‍‍‍Ryan Maglione

Vice President Global Commercial Talent

Syneos Health‍‍‍

October 22-24, 2018 | Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL‍‍‍