HRTech October 18 - 21, 2015 REGISTER AGENDASESSIONS
 
Agenda At-A-Glance
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Team Relatability: Maximizing Team Performance with Workforce Planning
Sponsored by: Ceridian

Ted Malley, SVP Product Evangelist, Ceridian

Studies have proven that when the members of a team relate well to each other, the result is increased productivity and higher performance. Understanding the personality and communication styles of fellow teammates can help increase employee engagement, improve communication and thereby increase relatability. Join this session to learn how to apply the concept of relatability to workforce planning, and how this information can be used to help effectively manage your workforce as part of your overall HCM strategy.

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Transform Employee Engagement With Salesforce & Deloitte
Sponsored by: Salesforce

Cindy Robbins, Senior VP, Global Employee Success, Salesforce
Marc Solow, Director and HR Shared Services Practice Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Engaged employees are the lifeblood of every organization, but the war for attracting and retaining this top talent is intensifying. The consumer app revolution has increased employee expectations, and social platforms like LinkedIn have put employees in the driver's seat of their careers. To stay ahead of the competition, companies must rethink how they create engaging employee experiences — from on-boarding to alumni networks— throughout every phase of the employee life-cycle. Savvy companies are turning to the leading platform for connecting to customers, and using it as a platform for building engaging employee relationships. Hear from an industry expert at Deloitte and Salesforce's own HR executive about the Salesforce Platform for Employee Success.
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Awesome New Startup GENERAL SESSION
Awesome New Startups for HR

Participants to be announced in September

After last year’s crowd-pleasing launch of “Awesome New Startups,” there’s no better way to build excitement before the grand opening of the HR Tech Expo Hall than to showcase the best of the best HR technology startups — innovators truly pushing the envelope and forcing the big players to stay on their toes. Get yourself pumped for the days ahead with demonstrations of the amazing products being built and disrupting the status quo. These startups are the ones you’ll want to pay attention to — and they just may have the solution you’re looking for.
5 - 7 p.m.

Opening Night Reception in Expo

Nowhere is the convergence of HR and technology more visible than at the world-famous HR Tech Expo — and you’ll want to experience the energy from the start! Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres 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 275+ vendors in the Expo Hall before the first full day of sessions begins.
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Aasonn
8:45 - 10 a.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE
Centering on Team Leaders:
Data-Driven Strategies for Revitalizing Engagement and Performance Management
Marcus Buckingham Marcus Buckingham, Founder of The Marcus Buckingham Company, and
New York Times best-selling author whose latest book, StandOut 2.0:
Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work is due out in August 2015

If organizations ever hope to take engagement and performance management to the next level, they’re going to first need to change their systems to reflect a simple truth: Performance and engagement happen — or fail to happen — on the team level. Marcus Buckingham, one of the world’s leading authorities on management and leadership, will discuss a radically new approach to equipping team leaders with what they need to breathe new life into their engagement and performance-management systems. Beginning with why team leaders are more crucial than ever in organizations today, he will go on to share a proven blueprint that leverages reliable and frequent data (targeted to those areas where organizations need the data most) to create a far more powerful and integrated approach. Using Marcus’s tips you can elevate your organization’s leaders and build high performing teams.
10 - 11 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by: Ranstad
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Top HR Products Top HR Products of 2015 Awards Luncheon Sponsored by: Paychex

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’ve been singled out.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Dessert Break Sponsored by: Meridian
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by: Vestrics
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Baird
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Awesome New Technologies GENERAL SESSION
Awesome New Technologies for HR

Participants to be announced in September

People are still talking about last year’s Awesome New Technology Session. Why? Because it’s where you get to see and hear live product demonstrations of the most awesome new technology from every part of HR that major solution providers have developed in the last year. Innovation never stops in HR technology, and these industry leaders will be eager to show you their latest and greatest solutions. You'll be wowed by the imagination, ingenuity and “awesome” new technologies that will be showcased.
10 - 11 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by: Aasonn
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Box Lunch in Expo Hall Sponsored by: Ultimate Software
1:45 - 3 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION
HR Tech Hackathon

Participants to be announced in August

The first-ever HR Tech Hackathon promises to be a fascinating new addition to the conference this year. This exciting development competition will feature teams of engineers and designers from many of the leading HR technology solution providers, as well as some emerging HR tech providers eager to make their mark. Starting Sunday, the teams will have less than 48 hours to design, build and then demonstrate live on stage brand-new solutions that address real HR and business challenges. Then you'll help choose the winning innovation. It’s a great way to see the latest HR technology thinking in action, giving you an exclusive window into the process, culture and capabilities of leading vendors — invaluable insights to have for your next HR technology investment.
3 - 4 p.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by: ProUnlimited
4 - 5 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
7:30 - 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Korn Ferry
8 - 9 a.m.

CLOSING DAY KEYNOTE
Unleashing the Power of Openness
James "Jim" Whitehurst James "Jim" Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, and author of
The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

In a constantly accelerating landscape, how can companies stay competitive with limited resources? Could a cultural transformation hold the keys to enhancing business performance? From his years leading vertical organizations and managing the open-source tech company Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst has experienced the full spectrum of corporate structures. He understands why open organizations based on transparency, participation and community are at the forefront of revolutionizing the way businesses operate and why they stay a step ahead of the competition. Jim will share candid advice about configuring and leading an open organization in today’s fast-paced, highly connected environment. He'll also explore how such an open model can be incorporated into organizations of any size to help you fuel greater levels of passion, engagement and performance.
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break    
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION
Ideas and Innovators in HR

Yvette Cameron, Research Director, HCM Technologies, Gartner
Kris Dunn, CHRO, Kinetix
Trish McFarlane, CEO, H3HR Advisors
Mike Psenka, SVP Analytics, Equifax Workforce Solutions

Something new, challenging and entertaining! HR Tech 2015 will close with some of the most innovative thinkers sharing cutting-edge ideas about HR, technology and the workplace. A rapid-fire presentation format challenges this group of HR leaders, HR tech execs and industry experts to make their case in only 5 minutes. They could take the floor to showcase a great new HR technology, a radical proposal for leading or managing, or maybe even a never-before-tried method to drive engagement. One thing is guaranteed, you’ll leave inspired with some great ideas you can immediately apply at your organization.
 
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