I'm running a panel at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago in October. As I've said before, this is my favorite conference in our industry - the perfect mix of HR and Talent topics with solutions and conversation enabled by technology. Click here to get the early bird discount, which ends on 7/27/16.
The shows runs from October 4th through the 7th. Here's a description of the panel I'll be moderating:
Mega Session: Two Decades, Four Tech Revolutions and Billions of Dollars Later — Why Is Hiring Still So Hard?
In addition to my session, there's lots of good stuff that's on the agenda. Here's one highlight I plan on attending:
A presentation that describes the universe of HR Tech and the most effective paths through the conference itself. Here’s the session description:
CS1: HR Tech: An Orientation to the Conference and All Its Possibilities
Wednesday 05 October
11:00 AM to 12:00PM
If you’ve never attended the HR Technology Conference, this is where to begin your adventure. John Sumser, who has been orienting people to the industry for two decades, will help you maximize your time and your return on investment. He’ll cover all of the elements of HR technology and how they fit together. Plus, give you an overview of the HR technology landscape to help you determine which areas of HR tech you are most interested in learning more about so you can design your ideal conference experience. You’ll know which sessions to attend and which exhibitors not to miss. As a bonus, each person attending the session will get a copy of Sumser’s groundbreaking report, “Optimal HR Tech Stack.”
As I looked around, it became clear that no one has produced an interesting map of the entire HR Technology terrain recently. So, I figured I’d make a stab at it.
So far, my outline has 70 distinct silos. For each element, there is more than one vendor offering a standalone tool to solve the problem. I’ve placed the current version at the bottom of this piece.
Starting next week, I’m going to try to build the following elements for each silo:
- A short narrative describing the silo
- A list of vendors who offer best in breed solutions
- A list of vendors who offer the element in their suite
- A few of the current trends in the area
- A sketch of the future for the area.
Wish me luck.
What's crazy about this is John is saying he's ID'd 70 distinct silos that each have at least one vendor offering a standalone product/service to meet the need in question.
That's crazy - I've got to see that session.
Hope you can join me at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago this October. Click here to register and get the deepest discount.