HR Tech Virtual February 28 - March 2, 2023 | A FREE Interactive Online Event

Big Ideas, Big Insights From
Influential Industry Voices

Each year HR Technology Conference Virtual features several keynotes, dozens of impactful sessions, in-depth product demos and an online Expo showcasing 100+ HR technology providers. We’re currently developing our next agenda and will post details once available.


Featured Keynotes and Sessions
From Our 2022 Virtual Event

Josh Bersin
Global Industry Analyst and Dean, Josh Bersin Academy

Change, Challenges and Opportunities: What’s Ahead for HR and the Technology Market

Josh Bersin will share his invaluable research-based perspective on the priorities for HR leaders and organizations as we move through 2022, along with his always-candid roundup of the HR tech market. He’ll touch on the importance of internal mobility, effective approaches to skills and capability development, EX imperatives for hybrid and deskless workforces, and new models of leadership. He’ll also discuss his view of the constantly changing tech market, offer guidance on how to leverage current tech ecosystems while strategically investing in new solutions, and highlight potential market disruptors.

Gianna Driver
Chief Human Resources Officer, Exabeam

A Focus on Humanity and High-Performance Cultures

High-growth organizations rely on high-performance cultures that acknowledge everyone’s humanity. Vital to business success, culture cannot be left to chance. To create and sustain a high-performance culture requires careful planning and execution, thoughtful communication and an employee-centric model that interconnects with all arms of the business. Gianna Driver has designed and driven the global adoption of culture initiatives and employee engagement programs that have resulted in high-performance. She’ll discuss the importance of diversity data, the role of senior leadership and how HR can bridge humanity and high-growth business goals.

Britt Andreatta, Ph.D.
CEO, 7th Mind Company

Wired to Become:
The Neuroscience of Purpose

Humans are wired for purpose. The ability to align purpose is what distinguishes the most effective leaders from the rest, and purpose is at the heart of engagement, productivity and retention. It’s no wonder that organizations that know how to harness the power of purpose thrive and excel while their peers falter or fail. Dr. Britt Andreatta will share her research on the brain science of purpose and how it impacts people, organizations and industries. You’ll learn how you can leverage purpose to create a better work environment, more engaged employees, more effective leaders and a positive culture that attracts and retains top talent. You’ll leave with tips and strategies for weaving purpose into a wide range of learning and talent programs, all of which will contribute to your organization’s success.

George LaRocque
Founder and Principal Analyst, WorkTech

No Room for Error:
HR Tech for 2022 and Beyond

With experts predicting that up to 40% of workers are planning to change jobs, there’s no room for error in making the right HR technology investments. Not only is the employee experience at stake; progressive employers are looking to their tech vendors to be agile, responsive and innovative business partners. There's a new wave of HR technology innovation upon us and it's bigger than anything we've seen before. How can you sort through the marketing hype to make the best choices for your organization? Find out from industry expert George LaRocque who has analyzed more than 1,000 new HR technologies in the last year alone! He’ll share with you research-validated frameworks for making HR tech buying decisions that consider the best and worst of start-ups to market leaders as well as niche and core apps.

Mark Stelzner

Founder & Managing Principal, IA HR

Where Purpose Meets People:
HR’s Time Has Come

For years, HR has fought to be heard at the highest levels of the business, but times have certainly changed. With the growing emphasis on well-being, attraction, retention, development, DEI and employee experience, leaders in human resources are in a unique position to help shape the world of work now and into the future. Mark Stelzner, one of HR’s leading advisors, will discuss how purpose, people and HR technology come together and what it means to the future of work with Francine Katsoudas, EVP and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco and Mary Moreland, EVP of Human Resources, Abbott.

Stacia Sherman Garr
Co-founder & Principal Analyst, RedThread Research

Putting Purpose in Your
Leadership Pipeline

Organizations focused on purpose are outperforming their peers in recruiting, retention and business performance. Yet, many leaders struggle with building a purpose-driven strategy. How can organizations help leaders at all levels? Stacia Garr will share RedThread’s latest insights on how to clarify organizational purpose, help leaders lead with and reinforce purpose, use technology to bring purpose to life, and develop new leaders to take on this key responsibility. You’ll also learn how companies such as Unilever, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are making a difference by integrating purpose into business.

Kyle Lagunas
Head of Talent Attraction, Sourcing & Insight, General Motors

From Frayed to Focused:
Tying Together the Many Threads of Talent Transformation

The world of work is more challenging today than ever before and the realities of talent transformation are … complicated. While vendors, consultants and analysts have lots of big ideas about what could be the next big thing, many talent leaders are overwhelmed with all the pieces that come with driving innovation initiatives across their organizations. At General Motors, achieving its vision of a future of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion requires a transformative approach to talent acquisition. For GM’s Kyle Lagunas, identifying the most viable talent technologies and creating new modern operating models are the easy part. Managing stakeholder expectations, aligning cross-functional teams, navigating shifting timelines, evangelizing change – these are the real threads he must tie together to deliver on the company’s ambitious goals. Join Kyle to learn how to bridge the gap between aspirational thought leadership and real transformation.

Jason Averbook
CEO & Co-Founder, Leapgen

Automate to Humanate:
Purpose in the Now of Work

With the best intentions, purpose and culture are frequently planned for and talked about in the boardroom. Yet, in the world of HR and specifically HR technology, purpose often falls through the cracks, resulting in disappointing outcomes that fail to support the initial goals. More than ever, to bridge the gap between automation and humanity, we need to create and ground purpose in actionable HR technology strategies that consider your organization’s purpose, tied to your specific now of work. Jason Averbook will share specific tactics you can use to ensure purpose is infused throughout your HR tech strategy, from planning to deployment and from adoption to making purpose stick.

Six Promising HR Tech Startups to Watch Out for in 2022

It pays to keep an eye on the startup ecosystem to understand where the HR technology market is heading and how it is addressing the critical issues facing HR leaders and organizations. Each year at the fall HR Technology Conference, HR tech startups unveil the latest leading-edge HR technologies in the popular and dynamic Pitchfest competition as well as in a Startup Pavilion featuring 60+ solutions new and unique to the market. HR Technology Conference Program Chair Steve Boese will feature six emerging startups to give you a peek at some of the most intriguing and creative new ideas and HR tech tools coming your way in 2022 .

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