Stephanie Lampkin, TEDx speaker and former downhill ski racer, has graced the cover of The Atlantic, MIT Tech Review 35 under 35 and Forbes to name a few. She is the founder & CEO of Blendoor, enterprise software that mitigates unconscious bias in hiring. Stephanie has had a 15 year career in the tech industry founding two startups and working in technical roles at Lockheed, Microsoft, and TripAdvisor. Stephanie holds a BS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from MIT. Born in SE Washington, DC to a homeless single mother that battled a drug addiction, Stephanie has seen the world through many lenses and experienced being over-marginalized and underestimated. These experiences have given her insights that she now uses to promote technology that levels playing fields and helps us see people better.
Contributed by Mollie Lombardi Co-Founder, Principal Analyst, Aptitude Research Partners
Opening Keynote: The Business Case for Diversity
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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.
HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, indisputably the world’s largest event dedicated to HR technology, today announced the call for presentations for its Women in HR Tech Summit. The Summit will be held on the first day of the Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, which takes place September 11 – 14, 2018 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
HR technology expert Jeanne Achille has been named Chair of the 2018 Women in HR Tech event. A successful woman entrepreneur, she is best known for founding and leading The Devon Group, a technology PR and marketing firm. In this capacity, she has promoted hundreds of new HR products and services, worked with the investment community on new ventures and provided leadership counsel to entrepreneurs and executives. Earlier in her career, she launched the first PC-based HRMS, designed applicant tracking and matching systems and led the initial integration of HRMS and payroll on a single platform.
Achille shared, “In today’s global setting, HR technology goes well beyond regulatory compliance and the automation of complex business processes. It truly creates sea change for employers and their employees, making it among the most pervasive and important business investments. I’m excited to propel our Women in HR Tech event to the next level, especially during this time of futuristic technology advancements and focus on workforce diversity.”
President of LRP Conferences and LRP Publications, producers of the HR Technology Conference and publishers of Human Resource Executive® magazine, Kenneth Kahn, commented, “The HR Technology Conference has built a reputation as the best place to seek knowledge on technology and its impact on the workplace. The event’s goal is to continuously innovate and provide unsurpassed value for attendees. Jeanne’s deep understanding of the industry and years of experience will ensure Women in HR Tech’s programming meets the evolving needs of our attendees from more than 39 countries. We look forward to her contributions.”
The Women in HR Tech call for presentations is currently open. It closes on February 9, 2018. CHROs and HR professionals – as well as industry thought leaders – who are interested in being keynote or session speakers are encouraged to submit their credentials for consideration. The online form can be accessed at http://bit.ly/WomeninHRTech.
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 www.HRTechConference.com.
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