7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    

Networking Breakfast: Sponsored by WorkForce Software

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

General Session: HR Transformations Utilizing Technology for Real-World AGILE Results

Speaker: Dan Wesley, CTO, Workday


- How to incorporate technology throughout the enterprise, linking all departments and operations

- Learn from companies who have already successfully implemented

- Hear the specific journey from idea to implementation

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

General Session: The Future of Work & Innovation In The Age Of AI

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory and Author "Artificial Intelligence for HR"


- Based On Human + Machine Collaboration

- Pain points, challenges and opportunities from the adoption of AI in the enterprise

- How is the workforce reacting to this new collaboration

- Best practices from the technology review and implementation process

9:25 AM - 10:20 AM

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute sessions. Suppliers and attendees discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

10:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Meeting Zone - 1:1 Meetings between Suppliers, Advisory Board Members, & Attendees

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM          

Networking Luncheon with Conference Closing Q&A

Description: Networking Lunch and conference wrap-up

1:30 PM - 11:59 PM          

Attendee Departures

Safe travels to those who participated in HR Tech Connect!

Day 1 - Monday, October 22, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM        


4:30 PM - 4:40 PM          

Conference Welcome

Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events | Joe Warring, Director, WorkforceNEXT

Description: Welcome to HR Tech Connect Summit!

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM  

Conference Chairs: Welcome and Introduction - HR Technology and the Future of Workforce

Speakers:  Kevin Grossman, President, Talent Board HR & Meghan M. Biro, CEO, TalentCulture

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Keynote Session: Intelligent Self Service Platforms - The Future for Employee Experience

Speaker: Jennifer Stroud, HR Evangelist & Transformation Leader, ServiceNow

Description:  Understanding your employees and what they expect from their experiences at work is key to driving a successful digital transformation.  The linkage between employee experience and customer experience is significant and the more organizations do to improve the internal experience of their employees, the more those organizations will be able to improve how they serve and retain their customers and positively impact their business outcomes.  

CEO’s are looking to the CHRO to lead this transformation which will require a full inventory of existing HR technology within the enterprise and an understanding of how to fill the gaps to get to a frictionless, value-add experience for the business and employees.  An initiative this significant, however, requires buy-in and involvement from across the organization to be successful.  We will address the key elements of a successful digital transformation focused on creating a delightful digital employee experience. 

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Transforming the Candidate Experience for Far-Reaching Business Impacts

Moderator: Kevin Grossman, President, Talent Board

Panelists: Carrie Corbin, Global Head of Employer Brand/Talent Acquisition, Dell | Heidi Gerhard, Director, Talent Acquisition & University Relations, BASF

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM      

Welcome Reception & Dinner: Sponsored by Topia

Networking dinner for all attendees designed to foster interaction among executives and build relationships with potential clients and customers.

Day 2  - Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Day 3  - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7:15 AM - 8:30 AM    

Networking Breakfast: Sponsored by C.A. Short

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote Session: Driving a Culture of Success with Innovative Technology

Speakers: Dr. Jarik Conrad, Senior Director, HCM Innovation, Ultimate Software

Description: The future of work is at an inflection point. The Augmented Era of AI and emerging technologies will force changes on us all, ready or not. Yet the biggest challenge will not be technological. If we don’t unite in putting people first, adapt traditional HR norms across organizations, and adopt smart workforce tools and technologies, we risk becoming irrelevant — or worse. Join Dr. Jarik Conrad, Ultimate Software’s senior director of HCM innovation as he reveals the results of a new global research study: The Future of HR: Reimagining HR for the Augmented Era.

You’ll hear from the brave pioneers who are disrupting and establishing new HR norms in putting people first, to help you ignite new and different conversations within your organization.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

General Session: The Power of Employee Experience & Culture to Build a High Performance, Digitally Innovative Workplace

Speakers: Julie Roberts, Principal Solutions Director, Reflektive

Description: Business leaders and employees want the same things; achievable goals, a responsive and meaningful workplace, and opportunities to grow and perform in a rapidly changing business environment. However, there is a gap between what business leaders believe is necessary to compete and what employees believe is necessary to contribute, grow professionally and thrive. Traditional performance review cycles and practices focus on the past instead of aligning and empowering the workforce to develop and perform its best today and in the future. Employees expect ongoing feedback, coaching and recognition to deliver, grow and stay loyal.  

Julie Roberts will discuss innovative people management practices and recent 'Growth Divide' study insights to tap the power of employee experience and culture for driving higher performance and sustainable revenue growth.

9:40 AM - 12:00 PM      

Use Case Boardroom Presentations

Description: Suppliers and attendees discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch:  Sponsored by Energage

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

General Session: How Analytics are Delivering Insights Throughout the Enterprise

Speaker: Wes Wu, Vice President of Advisory Services, Visier


- Gathering Insights to deliver data to make a difference in business results

- Using insights throughout the enterprise & management

- Building the experience for insight development

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

General Session: Where AI & Intelligent Automation is Benefiting HR

Speaker: Ben Bromberg, Head of Client Success, Paradox

Description: Recruitment technology has changed the way companies and people recruit, and shifted the way people search for work.  Today, HCM systems and workflow process drive many of the important decisions we make in recruiting. These choices can have a lasting decision on your recruiting results. Join us to discuss how we can shift the paradigm to a place where technology no longer limits us, but empowers us to deliver more personal, meaningful and human experiences.

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

Use Case Boardroom Presentations

Description: Suppliers and attendees discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

3:15 PM - 5:55 PM          

Meeting Zone - 1:1 Meetings between Suppliers, Advisory Board Members, & Attendees

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM          

Networking Reception, Dinner, & Casino Night

A cocktail networking reception, dinner, and casino games designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

2018 Agenda

"HR Technology for the Connected & Innovative Workforce"

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

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