HR Tech September 24 - 26, 2024  | MANDALAY BAY | LAS VEGAS

HR Tech 2024 Agenda Details Coming Soon!

The HR Technology Conference offers education that will meet your needs that goes beyond all the activities and excitement in our world-famous Expo!

In HR Tech sessions, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the vast HR technology market coupled with insights on the direction it’s headed, explore insightful case studies and hear the latest research findings and perspectives of prominent industry analysts and advisors — all aimed to assist you in crafting resilient and effective HR technology strategies and evaluate providers for both immediate and long-term needs.

We’re hard at work building out the program and speaker lineup for this year’s event. In the meantime, check out highlights from our 2023 program to see what you can expect.

2023 Keynote Lineup

At HR Tech you’ll hear highly sought-after visionary speakers delivering powerful daily keynotes packed with cutting-edge ideas and unique insights resonating with today’s modern HR leader.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Academy Award-winning actor; author; Founder & Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Tuesday, October 10
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Gender Equality: How the Modern Media Reflects and Influences the Workplace

Hear Geena celebrate sisterhood, discuss what her movies meant to us then and what they mean to us now — as well as speak to why and how being cast in Thelma & Louise changed Geena's life, spurring her to create a women's empowerment non-profit and become a lifelong advocate for women. Discover how gender equality can make workplaces of all kinds more successful by promoting diversity, driving innovation and enhancing the organization's reputation. A can't-miss session for anyone looking to empower and support their female workforce!

Geena Davis

Josh Bersin

Global Industry Analyst and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company

Wednesday, October 11
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

HR Technology 2024: How AI Will Transform The Market Forever

Explore the post-industrial “intelligence economy” where talent is scarce, and innovation abounds with renowned industry analyst Josh Bersin. In this research-based keynote, Josh will explain how the role of HR has radically changed, and how new Systemic HR solutions demand a totally different level of HR Technology. He'll also dive into the thrilling world of Generative AI and show how vendors are adapting and innovating faster than ever. Gear up to explore, innovate, and leave with actionable strategies that will resonate in your organization. As a bonus, all attendees will receive an exclusive report from Josh on the post-industrial “intelligence economy”.

Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham

NYT Best-Selling Author; World’s Most Prominent Researcher on Strengths, Leadership and High-Performance at Work

Thursday, October 12
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Marcus Buckingham Presents on: The Most Human Human at Work

As ChatGPT and generative AI begin revolutionizing work, how will the best organizations connect with the true humanity in all of us? Learn from Marcus Buckingham what the data shows about what humans truly want at work. Hear what people need in their jobs and discover what systems and tools must change to design work that humans really love. You’ll learn about some of his recent discoveries, described in his latest Harvard Business Review book and cover article, of what individuals can do on their own teams to foster humanity at work. You’ll come away understanding the intentional changes that organizations must make to draw employees into a deeply genuine and deeply human relationship to their work.

Stacey Harris

Stacey Harris

Chief Research Officer, Sapient Insight Group

Friday, October 13
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Key Findings from the Industry’s
Most Comprehensive Study:
The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey

It's the most anticipated presentation of the year: the unveiling of key findings from the 26th annual HR Systems Survey, conducted by Sapient Insight Group. Be in the room when leading industry analyst Stacey Harris first reveals the highlights of this extensive study. Hear about the top HR technology investments for 2024 and understand how those investments are being turned into business outcomes. Get a first look at the HR tech vendors achieving the highest customer ratings and hear why HR leaders believe they are (or are not) getting value from these critical business systems. Plus, understand the future of AI and intelligent platforms — from the HR buyer’s perspective.

Hot Topic Mega Sessions = Mega Ideas

Featuring our most popular speakers and topics, HR Tech Mega Sessions
are held in bigger rooms to accommodate a bigger audience.

We’re facing key structural changes in talent, from skills deficits to demographic changes that go beyond cyclical changes. Despite this year’s high-profile layoffs, millions more job openings remain than people to fill them. How well you access talent, especially alternative pools of talent should be a top priority. In this session, you’ll learn how to: build, buy, borrow and bot your way to a hyperscalable talent engine; develop a future-fit culture and management approach that delivers flexible growth potential; and adopt a skills-based approach to guiding the talent you already have to the future you need.

Imagine walking down the aisle of the HR Tech expo and something really catches your eye. It would look lovely on your employees, but you’re not sure you have enough credit given the past few years of spending. Before going deeper into tech debt and compiling yet another questionable ROI model, what should you do? Although HR tech investment is growing at an exponential rate, many organizations are realizing only a fraction of the benefits expected. It’s costing businesses millions. Between constant HR operating model changes and business cases that promise the moon and the stars, the people function is in a bind. Learn how to improve your HR tech credit score in this engaging session.

Whether they call it skilling, reskilling, upskilling or something else, leaders are looking to use skills to help their organizations respond to shifting and unpredictable business environments. Yet, it’s unclear where to start with skills and what tech to use to help manage them. Designed to help HR leaders sort the strategic from the spontaneous, the signal from the squawk of HR tech marketing, in this session you’ll learn: the six elements of a sound skills strategy; who’s who and who does what on the skills tech landscape; how to know what your organization needs; and how to invest in skills technology.

AI is impacting every HR process and employee touchpoint, from candidate screening and assessment to employee onboarding, training and development, and performance management — presenting unprecedented opportunities for innovation and transformation. Learn what you need to know as an HR leader about the latest developments in AI technology, the most important applications and use cases of AI technology in HR processes, and the potential future of AI in HR. Trish Steed will provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions for incorporating AI technology into your organization's HR function and discuss ethical considerations, transparency, bias mitigation, data privacy, and the importance of maintaining the human touch.

By now, we all understand the importance of buy-build-borrow strategies to stay agile and competitive. And just when we think we’ve got it figured out, AI and ML enter the main stage. This session is a front row seat to breaking down AI and ML, how they are shaping the future of work and how you can harness their power in your roles.

According to Aptitude Research, 52% of companies increased their investment in TA technology this year. AI is driving many of these decisions. Yet, many companies didn’t see the value of their investments, and only half of the companies surveyed even measured the ROI. For many, TA success is measured by speed, putting pressure on leaders to adopt the latest innovations quickly. From recruitment marketing to onboarding, you'll learn how to assess which TA technologies will drive the greatest return for your organization as well as how to assess and evaluate your TA technology providers to create better partnerships and mutual benefit.

Jeanne Meister will lead a CHRO panel discussion based on exclusive research on why the future of flexible work needs to be inclusive for all segments of workers — knowledge workers and frontline workers. In this conversation, four CHROs across industry sectors will discuss the ways HR is leading the future of work agenda in their respective organizations. Learn about these five topics: implementing workforce flexibility for all workers; creating an optimal employee experience for frontline workers; using AI in HR across the employee life cycle; managing employee burnout and especially burnout among HR professionals; and understanding the new roles of the HR function.

As the hype around ChatGPT has grown, many HR tech vendors have been quick to jump on the generative AI bandwagon. But where are the greatest opportunities for intelligent automation of HR processes with AI? And what are the risks? Hear insights from a joint Valoir-Human Resource Executive® study on the risk, potential, consideration and adoption of generative AI throughout HR. Using real case examples and data, you’ll learn how to build an AI readiness checklist for your organization, how to ask the right questions of HR tech vendors about AI, and understand the HR policies and practices needed to ensure your organization manages the use of generative AI to maximize its benefits and minimize its risk.

How are generative AI tools such as ChatGPT being used today to improve HR? How is anticipated to change HR’s contribution to business goals and outcomes? How does HR expect to change in the future due to AI? The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) and Human Resource Executive® recently explored how HR is successfully leveraging this new capability to maximize efficiency and productivity and minimize risks. Hear key findings from the just-released study, taking a deeper look at generative AI through the lens of workforce considerations, HR augmentation, policies & governance and more. Plus, as an attendee, you'll receive a complimentary copy of the study!

Wanting and doing are very different things. You might want to implement all manner of new HR innovations, processes and concepts and transform your firm. But you’ll likely get tripped up if you don’t have a thoughtful, considered strategy, plan and vision. Join HR industry analyst & consultant Brian Sommer as he steps through the effort required to get real change done. He’ll share the practical methods you’ll want to follow to bring to fruition the new capabilities and outcomes that your HR (and enterprise) organization deserves.

European analysts Mervyn Dinnen and Matt Alder will guide attendees through the European HR technology landscape, describing the key trends, challenges and opportunities shaping business across the Atlantic. Offering practical insights and actionable strategies, US HR leaders with operations globally will gain the knowledge and perspectives needed to integrate with, and operate within, Europe’s HR framework whilst also getting clarity on the HR technology solutions they need to be investing in to supercharge their European businesses.

Prepare to go on a shared journey through the vibrant, rapidly evolving digital landscape as Jason Averbook equips you to rise above the challenges of constant change and find new ways of thinking to drive success. This immersive, thought-provoking experience will explore the power of resilience and adaptability, demystify the strategy-tactics maze to ensure you don’t lose sight of the big picture, help foster an agile mindset and more as you craft a personalized action plan to help you navigate the digital economy, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve while excelling in your current role.
100+ Additional Sessions Dedicated to HR Innovation

Delivered by top industry analysts and in-demand thought leaders, sessions are designed to help you make sense of today’s ever-growing and complex HR tech ecosystem and to make better informed HR system decisions by leveraging the right tools to drive your business forward. Sessions will empower you to tackle today’s toughest HR challenges while preparing you for what to expect next in the evolving world of work. Here are just some of the topics covered:

  • AI-powered Digital Assistants
  • AI’s Role in HR
  • Candidate Relationship Management
  • Career Planning and Development
  • ChatGPT
  • Creating a Culture for
    Retention and Growth
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • DEIB
  • Employee Experience
  • Employee Journeys
  • Expanding Globally
  • Gen Z in the Workforce
  • Global HR Technologies
  • HR Data
  • Hybrid/Flexible Working Strategies
  • Intelligent Sourcing Technologies
  • Internal Talent Mobility
  • Interviewing Technologies
  • Learning Technology
  • Mapping Workforce to Skills
  • Payroll Modeling
  • People Analytics
  • Personalized Learning
  • Recruitment Analytics
  • Talent Engagement
  • Talent Experience Technology
  • Total Rewards
  • Wellbeing
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Scheduling
Women in HR Technology Summit whrt

This popular half-day summit shines a light on technology-enabled pathways that will help you foster gender diversity, inclusion and belonging in your organization.

Opening Session
Moments that Matter in a Flexible and Inclusive Workplace

Tuesday, October 10 | 8 - 8:45 a.m.

Amy Coleman

Amy Coleman
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Functions, Microsoft

Closing Session
Can HR Technology Help Drive Gender Equality?

Tuesday, October 10 | 11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Amy Cropper

Amy Cropper
Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Formerly with Amazon

Jennifer Dole

Jennifer Dole
Director & Principal Analyst, 3Sixty Insights

Clarissa Peterson

Clarissa Peterson, GPHR, SPHR, LPEC
President & CEO, Ohana HR

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