HRTech October 7 - 10, 2014 REGISTER
AGENDASESSIONS
Agenda At-A-Glance
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3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

WELCOME KEYNOTE
Becoming Decoded: Unlocking the Potential of Your People as Never Before
Rahaf Harfoush Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Innovation & Foresight Strategist; Co-author of New York Times best-seller The Decoded Company

Big data is no longer just a technology issue, it's now a people issue as well. On the front line of this new development are HR professionals who are tasked with implementing new technology while maintaining cultural integrity – a tough balancing act. Rahaf Harfoush explains how big data is the business on a very human level. She'll share the latest research showing the new positions being created inside companies that are adapting to these changes and demonstrate how they are customizing data-driven cultures for their employees to achieve higher productivity and profits. The results? Increased retention, happier employees, and the ability to create a thriving, healthy culture. You’ll learn how to transform technology into a coach that learns from your whole organization’s base of experiences and applies those insights in real-time to training, development, recruiting and even project management processes – and how to use data as a sixth sense to help spot problems before they occur.
5 - 7 p.m.

Opening Night Reception in Expo Sponsored by: IBM

Nowhere is the convergence of HR and technology more visible than at the world-famous HR Tech Expo! And, you’ll want to be part of this year’s energetic start where you’ll enjoy drinks and hors d’ouevres while you connect with other attendees, browse the exhibits and talk with vendors. This is an excellent opportunity to get a jump start on your visits to the 300+ vendors in the Expo Hall before the first full day of sessions begins.
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Pinstripe
8:45 - 10 a.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE
Making the Right Choices in the Second Machine Age
Andrew McAfee Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-author of the recent New York Times best-seller The Second Machine Age, and influential works Race Against the Machine and Enterprise 2.0

We are living in a time of brilliant technologies: cars that drive themselves; Jeopardy!-champion supercomputers; cheap, flexible and useful robots; machines that print out parts; and countless others. They are bringing us into the Second Machine Age, the greatest era of transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Andrew McAfee, widely recognized as one of the most influential people in business IT, explains why he believes the world today is at a major inflection point, one that brings with it great promise as well as plenty of thorny challenges and the need to make difficult choices. Drawing from his extensive research, he will examine why this new age has huge implications for both your work and workplace, including the way employers go about hiring and managing talent.
10 - 11 a.m. Refreshment Break in Expo Hall Sponsored by: Ranstad
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Top HR Products Top HR Products of 2014 Awards Luncheon Sponsored by: spire

For more than 25 years, Human Resource Executive® Magazine has recognized excellence and innovation in the HR vendor community with its Top HR Products awards. Don’t miss this year’s selections and why they made the cut at this luncheon – it just might include the exact solution you’ve been searching for.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Dessert Break in Expo    
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Refreshment Break in Expo Hall Sponsored by: Peoplefluent
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Baird
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION
Workforce 2020: How Data and Analytics Will Shape the Workplace
David Gergen Moderator: David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Ahu Yildirmaz, PhD, Head of ADP Research Institute, ADP

Data is changing how organizations find, attract, develop, deploy and reward people. And in many ways it’s the defining topic for the future of HR, impacting how HR leaders can help drive organizational success and influence the related HR technologies to support their efforts. The workforce of 2020 isn’t as far off as it seems, and the leaders and organizations that will prosper will be the ones with the best data – and the best understanding of that data. Featuring a leading business journalist and experts on work, workplaces and technology from a variety of roles and perspectives, this panel will discuss how HR leaders can and must leverage data to make them and their organizations better. Additionally, using fresh data on workforce trends, the panelists will also address some of the broader workforce management issues and the power of analytics in designing effective workforce management strategies that will enable organizations to adapt and thrive in the future.
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in Expo Hall    
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12 - 1:30 p.m. Box Lunch in Expo Hall Sponsored by: Ultimate Software
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Awesome New Technologies GENERAL SESSION
Awesome New Technologies for HR

Participants to Be Announced in September

See and hear live product demonstrations of the most awesome new technology from every part of HR that established solution providers have developed in the last year. Innovation doesn’t ever stop in HR technology, and these industry leaders will be eager to show you their latest and greatest innovations and solutions. Who knows? It could be that some of the companies that have been around the longest are showcased this year.
3 - 4 p.m. Refreshment Break in Expo Hall
4 - 5 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
8 - 9:15 a.m.

New!BREAKFAST SESSION
Awesome New Startups for HR

Participants to Be Announced in September

Too many “awesome” things are happening in HR technology to showcase only five or six solutions as we have the past several years in our popular “Awesome New Technologies for HR” session. So now we have two categories of “Awesome” – one focused on the more established solution providers that continue to innovate and expand, and one for true “startups” that are pushing the envelope and forcing the big players to stay on their toes.

The ever-expanding world of HR tech startups offers exciting new technology that’s disrupting the status quo -- and we’ll showcase the best of the best for the first time in October.

Do you have a startup that is building the next great HR technology solution that our attendees should know about? Make your pitch here and get in the running. We’ll review submissions this summer and announce the first-ever class of “Awesome New Startups” in September.
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

CLOSING KEYNOTE
Transforming the Future of Work in a Digital World
R "Ray" Wang R "Ray" Wang, Founder and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research; Author of the popular enterprise software blog A Software Insider’s Point of View

Many HR leaders continue to segment their workforces by age – Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y etc. But in today’s shift to digital business, they should be focusing their attention, if they’re not already, around the five “generations” of digital proficiency – digital natives, digital immigrants, digital voyeurs, digital holdouts and the digital disengaged. Ray Wang will elaborate on how the latest trends in HR technology – including many of those spotted at this year’s HR Tech Conference in spheres such as social, mobile, cloud, analytics and unified communications – will impact workers across this digital-proficiency spectrum and ultimately alter the future of work.
 
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