The Ultimate Guide to HR Technology Conference 2018

Recently, HR Technology Conference 2018 co-chair, Steve Boese, said that “good HR tech solutions either help the organization win the war for talent, create an environment where people can do great work and help the organization succeed or enable HR and business leaders to make the best ‘people’ decisions that they can.”

This is a great maxim to keep in mind as you take in all the research, learning, and solution offerings at this year’s conference. We’ve also narrowed down the list of conference sessions that will help you not only find these HR technology solutions, but also enable you to make the business case for making the buy, go through a successful implementation, and create a strong adoption strategy.

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Feel free to use our session list as-is or pick and choose from this curated list to build the perfect agenda for your needs!

Tuesday, September 11

Using Analytics to Drive Gender Equality @ 10:30am

At the time the gender wage gap begins to widen (starting with women at age 32 earning on average 90% the wages of men and decreasing to just 82% by age 40), women are increasingly underrepresented in manager positions. This session features a panel of women in leadership who will dive into the cause of this underrepresentation and share how to use people analytics to drive the progress of gender equality.

Debut of Interim Findings of the HR Technology Market 2019 Report @ 2:30pm

Keeping informed of the research and thinking on HR technology should be a required part of HR’s job (if it isn’t already). Join Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin™ by Deloitte, for the debut of initial findings from the first annual HR Technology Market report, which will help you understand the HR technology landscape and inform your planning.

Visit Visier at the Opening Night Pub Crawl @ 5:00pm

Kick off HR Technology Conference with a delicious cocktail at our booth (#2039)! Our team is looking forward to meeting you and helping you determine how to make your HR strategies more data-driven.

Wednesday, September 12

Future Consumers: Decoding the Trends and Opportunities Today @ 8:30am

Where and how do consumer technology trends and employee experience intersect? This is one of the key questions that Randi Zuckerberg, NYT best-selling author and CEO & Founder of Zuckerberg Media, will answer during her opening keynote.

Building the Business Case for HR Technology Investment @ 11:00am

Walking into the expo hall at HR Technology Conference can be an overwhelming experience. With over 400 vendors under one roof (come say hi to the Visier team at Booth #2039!), it may not only be difficult to narrow your choices down, but also make the business case for what you ultimately want. Let HR technology expert, Mark Stelzner, help you build a compelling story.

How to Evaluate AI Technologies for Your Organization @ 1:15pm

HR technology analyst, John Sumser, takes you on a deep dive into artificial intelligence technologies. He’ll share the 20 key questions to ask AI solution vendors, what to watch for, and what are the bare minimum elements to consider when making a purchase. Sumser will be joined by a buyer for AI technology who used this evaluation process.

How Mayo Clinic Leverages the Digital Workforce of the Future @ 3:30pm

Whether it’s artificial intelligence, machine learning, or user interaction technology, it can be difficult to see how things that seem straight out of science fiction can be applied to the world of HR. This session with the Mayo Clinic’s Director of HR Technology promises to share their real-world examples and best practices for using these new digital tools.

Thursday, September 13

What It Takes to Be a Most Admired Company for HR @ 8:45am

What makes a company’s HR practices great? In this mega panel, HR executives from Johnson & Johnson, The Walt Disney Company, Delta Airlines, Accenture and BlackRock will share how they raised the bar and earned the elite recognition as Most Admired Companies for HR.

Real-Life Recruitment Marketing: A Guide to Attracting Great Talent @ 11:00am

Building a strong recruitment pipeline means having a strong recruitment marketing program in place. Listen to Qualtrics’s Global Talent Brand Manager as she shares how her team built their program from the ground up with zero budget. Then, get ideas for building your own world-class recruitment marketing program with the latest technology.

Facilitating HR Transformation With People Analytics @ 4:00pm

Join people analytics leaders from Unilever and Adobe for a session geared towards answering the top questions about enabling your organization with people analytics, building a People Analytics CoE and HR business partner community, leading the HR and Business Transformation conversation, and more!

Friday, September 14

How AI Technology Can Eliminate or Amplify Bias @ 9:30am

This session promises to provide eye-opening and actionable principles for minimizing bias in your HR technology projects, using data to reduce biased outcomes, and what to do if your tech makes bias worse at your organization.

Leading Through Disruption: Tomorrow’s Talent Model @ 10:45am

End your 2018 HR Technology Conference experience with this mega panel filled with discussions about the disruptions coming HR’s way and how to successfully adapt your talent models to these changes.

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Karra Barron |
Karra Barron is Visier's Content Marketing Manager and has over a decade of experience using storytelling to move people into action. At Visier, she is responsible for developing a wide range of thought leadership resources that educate and inspire business users to become data-driven leaders.