HR Technology Conference Ideas & Innovators: Jeff Miller

Jun 12, 2018 2:50:45 PM / by HR Tech posted in Employee Experience, Company culture, diversity, employee engagement, hr tech, HR Tech 2018, HR Technology Conference, Talent Management, HR practitioner, HR Tech Conference


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Calling All HR Tech Startups: HR Technology Conference & Exposition Announces Details of New Pitchfest Event

Apr 11, 2018 11:37:29 AM / by HR Tech posted in Awesome New Technology, HR, hr tech, new technology, Next Great HR Technology Company, Pitchfest, HR Technology Conference, innovation, startup company, HR Tech Conference, HR Tech StartUp


HORSHAM, Pa., April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acknowledging the significant innovations and funding trends in the HR tech category, this year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition® is adding its first annual “Pitchfest” event. From the founders of the HR Global Alliance® that extends to more than 45,000 HR executives across three continents, the world’s largest event dedicated to HR technology will take place September 11 – 14, 2018 at The Venetian Las Vegas.

The 2018 Pitchfest gives 30 startups three minutes to present their solutions to a panel of industry judges, followed by two minutes to answer questions. The preliminary rounds will be held on September 11 and 12; six companies will be selected to advance to the Pitchfest final on September 13. Each round includes audience voting, which counts for 30 percent of the final score. One winner will be selected to present in the conference’s famous “The Next Great HR Tech Company” session plus win exhibit space at the 2019 HR Technology Conference.

HR departments are under more pressure than ever before to attract qualified talent, keep employees engaged and provide career development opportunities. As a result, a new generation of HR technology companies has emerged and with them, substantial investment dollars. The proliferation of artificial intelligence and other technologies are further accelerating innovation.

Conference co-chair Steve Boese observed, “We’re only one quarter into the calendar year and already 33 funding investments have been made in the HR tech sector. The extent of product and services innovation from startups worldwide is staggering. Our Pitchfest event gives them the chance to showcase their early-state solutions in front of HR Tech’s audience of angel investors, VCs, HR leaders, industry influencers and more, giving them unprecedented exposure at an early stage.”

The deadline for submissions is June 29, 2018 and those selected will be notified by July 30, 2018. The online application and additional details can be accessed here. There is no fee to apply.

Vice President, Global Events and Publisher at LRP Publications, Rebecca McKenna, commented, “The HR Technology Conference is the launchpad for the most successful HR tech companies. We’re excited to add this new opportunity for startups so they can highlight their vision for changing the world of work.”

Details regarding the conference’s full program of 59 sessions across 11 tracks will be published at on April 25, 2018.

About the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®

Founded in 1997, the HR Technology Conference is the world’s leading event on HR technology covering all the latest trends — Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Big Data and more! From strategy and selection to post-implementation, HR Tech is a pivotal stop for all organizations on their HR journey. Featuring more than 70 presentations delivered by senior executives from leading organizations, HR Tech never sells speaking slots, resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways. HR Tech annually attracts industry experts, thought leaders, software vendors, senior HR executives, HR generalists, HR systems leaders, IT innovators and more. The show is also home to the annual Women in HR Technology Summit, which empowers women within HR and HR technology to grow personally and professionally. Additionally, HR Tech Conference hosts the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services — a number of vendors even choose to announce their latest products for the first time at the conference. There is no better place to touch, compare and contrast the latest solutions from leading vendors in every category, as well as start-ups. For more information, visit

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Women in HR Tech 2018 Session List

Apr 5, 2018 2:31:18 PM / by HR Tech posted in HR Technology Conference, Uncategorized, Women in HR Technology, Women in Technology


Opening Keynote: The Business Case for Diversity

(Opening Keynote) Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity Officer, ADP
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Official Women in HR Tech 2018 Speakers

Mar 21, 2018 12:33:35 PM / by HR Tech posted in HR, hr tech, HR Technology Conference, women in HR Tech, Women in HR Technology, HR Tech Conference


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The Power of the Pilot Program

Mar 12, 2018 10:36:19 AM / by Jeanne Achille posted in technology, blockchain, AI, bitcoin, feasibility studies, HR, HR Agility, HR pilot program, HR Technology Conference, Women in HR Technology, HR practitioner, HR Tech Conference, Women in HR Tech Summit


Building the business case for a new HR technology solution requires the involvement of numerous stakeholders within the organization. The most obvious is running the procurement gauntlet; others typically include IT, marketing, finance and HR operations. It is one of the reasons some HR teams limp along without the latest and greatest. After all, pushing an enterprise purchase forward can require the energy of Sisyphus; on its best day, it’s risky, disruptive and downright exhausting.

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The Great HR Technology Turf War...

Dec 19, 2017 8:43:52 AM / by Gareth Jones posted in technology, future hr tech, Disruption, HR, hr tech, HR Tech 2018, HR Technology, HR Technology Conference, innovation, TA Technology, HR practitioner, HR Tech Conference, HR Tech StartUp


Another year another great #HRTechConf - the 20th year in fact! And what a year. If you’ve not been, the conference and expo is huge. Every time I walk into the main room where the keynotes and startup competitions take place, I’m left in awe about how large it is. Ok, so its not the largest show on earth - I think Dreamforce tries hard for that with over 120,000 attendees! But for an HR audience all focussed on technology, its something to behold.
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“People Still Matter”                

Oct 23, 2017 9:39:00 AM / by Jennifer Payne posted in technology, HR, hr tech, HR Tech 2018, HR Technology, HR Technology Conference, innovation, technology conference, HR practitioner, HR Tech Conference


The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and other than transitioning back to my real world day-to-day responsibilities, I’ve also spent the time since then processing what I heard and what I learned.  When I attend a conference, I usually like to hold off writing about it until a little while afterwards because I like to take a look back at my notes, scribbles, and tweets and see if there is some sort of theme that emerges, especially from an HR practitioner perspective.  And when I did so this year, the one thing that came across loud and clear can be summed up in a quote from Friday keynote speaker Josh Bersin – “People Still Matter.”

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HR Technology Q & A with Cecile Alper-Leroux

Sep 18, 2017 10:03:19 AM / by Mary Kaylor posted in technology, HR, hr tech, HR Technology, HR Technology Conference, women in HR Tech, HR Tech Conference


Cecile Alper-Leroux is an internationally sought-out speaker, thought leader, and visionary on HCM trends, hot topics, and global strategies. Passionate about people and technology in the workplace, Cecile has dedicated her life's work to helping companies design the best possible experience for people at work so they can achieve great things. A seasoned economic anthropologist, she loves uncovering micro-cultures within organizations and helping leaders and HR professionals effectively respond to evolving workplace dynamics, trends, and opportunities. Cecile is currently Vice President of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation at Ultimate Software where she writes and speaks extensively on the changing worker and workforce.

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Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company - Semi-finalist #7 - Blueboard

Sep 7, 2017 3:58:11 PM / by Steve Boese posted in HR, hr tech, HR Technology, Next Great HR Technology Company, HR Technology Conference, HR Tech Conference


Vendor name: Blueboard

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Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company - Semi-finalist #4 - Beekeeper

Sep 7, 2017 3:57:25 PM / by Steve Boese posted in HR, hr tech, Next Great HR Technology Company, HR Technology Conference, HR Tech Conference


Vendor name: Beekeeper

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