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Over the course of 4 days, Spring HR Tech will feature 7 compelling hour-long keynotes by the industry’s most respected experts and forward thinkers. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a front row seat from the comfort and convenience of your office or home for you to hear from these visionary leaders!
11 a.m. ET
Making work easier and more productive, facilitating collaboration and teamwork, and enhancing workplace safety are among the needs impacting the market. World-renowned industry analyst Josh Bersin will discuss how HR technology is supporting the major work changes we’re seeing in the pandemic’s wake. He’ll also discuss how corporate purchase priorities and budgets are changing, how technology vendors are responding, and what he projects for recent mergers and acquisitions. Bersin will highlight findings from his 2021 HR technology research report and describe how the shift from HR tech to work tech has the potential to fundamentally change your technology strategy, implementation priorities and the market itself.
4:45 p.m. ET
Jackye Clayton is a Talent Acquisition hyphenate whose experience sits at the intersection of Recruiting, Technology, Marketing, and Analysis. Currently, she is in the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist for SeekOut. Her goal is to change the world by helping organizations hire inclusive teams in an efficient manner. She is also an active soccer mom and serial volunteer. When she is not working, at a soccer game or volunteering, you can find her either drinking Corona, watching NASCAR or competitive cooking shows, or dancing in her kitchen and singing karaoke…poorly.
Talent Acquisition teams have faced numerous challenges during the past several months. But one of the biggest challenges on their plate is to recruit a more diverse workforce in 2021. Diversity, equity and inclusion expert Jackye Clayton will share why new tactics are needed to successfully scale diversity hiring. She’ll explain why sourcing candidates from historically black universities and colleges doesn’t automatically address an organization’s commitment to inclusion, how career trajectories aren’t all the same and shouldn’t be viewed through a single lens, and what technologies you need to be considering to reach your diversity hiring goals and why.
Mimi Brooks is CEO of Logical Design Solutions (LDS), a consulting firm that envisions and designs enterprise digital solutions. Since founding the company in 1990, she has led LDS to become a recognized brand among technology-focused management consultancies and a trusted partner to Fortune 500 business clients. A former AT&T executive with a career-spanning focus on organizational design, technology-driven business transformation, and research on the changing behaviors of business users, she is recognized as an industry thought leader. Mimi has authored numerous articles and whitepapers on topics such as the future of work, organizational transformation and digital business strategy.
As the second wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, progressive companies are busy reimagining and rethinking their business models to compete in this volatile digital age. For legacy organizations with profound assets and valuable capabilities, this translates into large-scale, disruptive transformation across many areas — automating core operations, creating new customer-centric digital solutions and experiences, and supplementing traditional processes and value chains with dynamic, interconnected business ecosystems.
Yet, to support these transformational growth strategies, organizations will need to be responsive and resilient by design. Mimi Brooks will discuss the framework for purpose-driven organizations where shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and communities are equal partners. She’ll examine why culture cohesion will bind the human-centric operating model and how new approaches to leadership will guide flatter, faster and more fluid organizations. She’ll also discuss the new ways of working and the future of jobs, which will ultimately redefine the value and intention of human work.
Katy Tynan works at the intersection of people and technology. A principal analyst at Forrester, she supports CIOs, CMOs and chief human resources officers in their work to optimize the employee and customer experience through a highly engaged, inclusive workforce. The author of numerous books and publications – including her most recent book How Did I Not See This Coming? A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster – Katy has deep expertise in the practice of leadership at all levels of the organization. From startups to the Fortune 500, she provides guidance to companies across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on high-tech, biotech, financial services and education.
Even in normal times many leaders struggle to inspire and engage their teams and organizations. With the added stress of a global pandemic which completely transformed how, when and where we work, we have seen some leaders rise to the challenge while others failed. When we think about leading in this environment, we often talk about senior leaders: CEOs, Presidents, CHROs, CIOs. But when the gritty work of change gets done in organizations, it happens through the work of leaders who don’t sit in the C-suite: frontline managers, directors and team leaders. In too many cases, companies have underinvested in these key resources leaving significant gaps in their ability to respond and rise up to meet the type of challenges that emerged this past year. Katy Tynan will look at what the data can tell us about these leaders at the forefront of transformation, and explore ways you can strengthen this critical community of leaders to drive organizational resilience and adaptivity.
Jason Averbook is a global keynote speaker, industry analyst, thought leader and consultant in the area of human resources and workforce experience. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, a digital transformation company shaping the Now of Work. Author of The Ultimate Guide to a Digital Workforce Experience ~ Leap for a Purpose, Jason seeks to broaden executive mindset to rethink how to better design and deliver employee services that exceed the expectations of the workforce and the needs of the business.
Prior to founding Leapgen, Jason served as the CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC). In 2005, he co-founded Knowledge Infusion, LLC, and served as its CEO until 2012, when the company was sold to Appirio. Earlier in his career, he served as the Chief Business Innovation Officer at Appirio Inc., where he led the HCM business. He has also held senior leadership roles at PeopleSoft and Ceridian Corporation. Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industries and has collaborated with industry-leading companies in transforming their HR organizations into strategic partners.
Humans caring about humans: the only definition of HR you need to know or care about. Human Resources isn’t rocket science; it’s the art of focusing on humans, whole person care, and the wellbeing of every person who makes up our workforce. Whole person wellbeing addresses physical health, psychological safety, emotional and mental wellness, financial health and security, truly the ENTIRE PERSON. Putting PEOPLE at the center of workforce experience and technology strategies should be the only imperative of HR in 2021.
Because here’s the trick: only technology can scale wellbeing. Finding the right blend of high touch human and high touch digital, understanding the role and opportunity of workforce solutions to deliver personalized experience at scale, and knowing the difference between a technology plan and a digital people strategy is the recipe every HR leader needs to practice and perfect. This is why design thinking and a digital mindset for workforce experience and HR technology is so critical.
In this electric keynote, Jason Averbook will help you find focus, inspire action, and adopt the digital mindset required to better serve humanity by changing work for good in 2021.
Torin Ellis is a thought leader, book author, and tenured practitioner who helps organizations optimize their diversity and inclusion efforts impacting sourcing, recruiting, and talent development through the Executive Leadership lens. He leads a progressive boutique with a laser-like focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strategy and risk mitigation. Torin embraces a collaborative approach built on transparency, actionable strategy, and rigorous performance monitoring. He sees nothing but opportunity and runway with regards to DEIB efforts in 2021.
Torin Ellis will galvanize you to reframe your commitment to inclusion and a workplace culture of belonging as he takes you on a vocal journey of empowerment, strategic exploration and tactical execution at every value point within the organization. Focused on the benefits, economics, and return derived from starving complacency, his message will inspire you especially after the impact of COVID-19, racial and social unrest, and the most recent political headwinds. He’ll illustrate how to effectively attract, nurture and retain the most dynamic talent necessary to not only meet, but transcend internal business vision. An aspirational exchange, it will shift your perspective from fatigue to focus and help you create a workplace that is safe and supportive.
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