OPENING KEYNOTE | 8: 30 - 9:45 a.m.
From Moonshots to Roofshots:
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Innovation and How to Get It Right
Advisor, author and former SVP of People Operations,
Everyone tells you they have the secret to innovation. Have crazy, aspirational, “moonshot” goals. Invest
in a secret skunkworks facility. Brainstorm. Use design thinking. But that’s all wrong. The fact is there’s
no single path to innovation and creativity. Different situations, different teams, different problems all
require different approaches — and very often a business’ success hinges on consistent and incremental
advances (i.e. “roofshots”). Drawing heavily on Google’s history of innovation, Laszlo Bock will detail the
critical role HR and HR IT leaders can play in building organizations that are able to innovate in many ways.
He’ll also explore the specific skill sets and tools these leaders will need in order to get workers to embrace
this new mind-set and turn it into reality.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
CLOSING KEYNOTE | 8: 15 - 9: 15 a.m.
Digital HR: A New Architecture for Technology
Principal, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
The world of HR technology is undergoing a major shift. While cloud, social and mobile have been
technology topics for the last five years, we are now in the middle of a brand-new HR technology
architecture — one built around teams, apps, feedback and a new breed of highly engaging applications.
These new HR applications, mostly built by small innovative companies, are now threatening the markets
of large ERP providers, prompting companies to build a new, Digital HR Architecture. Josh Bersin will
describe the new architecture for HR technology, and help you understand ways to bring AI, cognitive
computing, apps and a new breed of systems into your company. He’ll describe the growing role of chat
and collaboration products and give you examples of how leading companies are creating new “Intelligent
Platform” strategies that can make HR, talent management, recruiting and employee engagement real-time, productive, agile and data-driven.
Friday, Oct. 13