OPENING DAY EVENTS
11: 20 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Men@Work: A career girl’s guide to navigating male archetypes,
achieving success, and finding happiness
Christina Van Houten, SVP, Strategy & Product Management, Infor
Have you ever said to yourself, “This guy is like a character out of a movie!”? Success at work depends on
our ability to understand men and determine how to work with them. What if there was a simple, straightforward guide for women looking to demystify all those guys, those characters and even the caricatures,
to become their best working selves? Well, now there is! As a 20-year veteran in enterprise technology and
nearly 40-year career woman, Christina Van Houten has interacted with thousands of men with diverse
personalities from around the world. Based on that experience, she has separated them into 7 types.
Those profiles, along with some other words of wisdom, will provide a thought provoking look at how to
master ever-challenging gender dynamics that can make or break our effectiveness, and ultimately our
careers as working women.
1 - 2: 15 p.m.
The HR Hacklab: What New HR Tech Solutions Are Needed Now?
Joe Gerstandt, Co-Founder, Talent Anarchy
Jason Lauritsen, Speaker, Author, Consultant, jasonlauritsen.com
You probably have plenty of ideas about your “dream” or ideal HR tech solution that just hasn’t been
created yet. Well, here’s your chance to push that dream a little closer to reality. Building up to Thursday’s
popular HR Tech Conference Hackathon Reveal, the HR Hacklab will help you better understand and
conceptualize how your dream solution might be manifested. Visit www.HRTechConference.com for more
HR Tech: An Orientation to the Conference and All Its Possibilities
John Sumser, Principal Analyst, HRExaminer
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, he’ll
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.
1: 15 - 2: 15 p.m.
How to Maximize Talent With Continuous Performance Management
Helene Klein, Chief People Officer, Beachbody
Kris Duggan, CEO, Better Works
Today’s digital workforce is hyper-connected, and leading organizations are leveraging emerging technologies and connected data to maximize employee potential and productivity. Kris Duggan and Helene
Klein will discuss what’s in store for the new HR 2.0 era and what it will take to attract, hire and maximize
talent in today’s connected workplace. You’ll learn the current state of the industry, including how HR
2.0 arrived and why leading businesses are moving to continuous performance management to stay
competitive. Also, Helene will share lessons from her experience transitioning to continuous performance
management at Beachbody, and how she spearheaded an overhaul to realign and maximize her team’s
potential. Lastly, you’ll gain quick tips on how to embrace HR 2.0 and begin change management at your