Meet the Keynote Speakers for HR Tech

Mike Rowe to deliver the opening keynote at this year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition®.
By: | May 14, 2018 • 2 min read
View of the Las Vegas strip where the keynote speakers for HR Tech will convene.

Mike Rowe, best known for his work on the Discovery Channel’s hit TV series Dirty Jobs and Facebook’s feel-good hit show Returning the Favor, is our opening keynote speaker for this year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition® on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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Known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” Rowe will present “Why Dirty Jobs Matter,” during which he will share his experience traveling to all 50 states as an apprentice to attempt 300 different jobs. Rowe will offer his take on the surprising lessons he learned about teamwork, determination and efficiency.

Randi Zuckerberg, meanwhile, will open day two of the event with a keynote titled “Future Consumers: Decoding the Trends and Opportunities Today.” Zuckerberg, a best-selling author, entrepreneur and tech-media personality, will walk attendees through key technology trends affecting the future consumer and how they not only impact businesses, but also the consumer and employee experience.

The full program for the 2018 HR Tech Conference—which is now in its 21st year and runs from Sept. 11 through 14 at the Venetian in Las Vegas—can be viewed on the website.

The conference will once again begin with the Women in HR Technology Summit, which features eight sessions on topics ranging from climbing the leadership ladder to using analytics to drive gender equality.

Chief Diversity Officer Rita Mitjans will open the summit with a presentation titled “The Business Case for Diversity.” She will share her insights on what companies need to do in order to build the business case for diversity and ensure diverse employees aren’t having a vastly different workplace experience from others in the organization.

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SAP Executive Vice President and Chief Talent & Leadership Officer Jenny Dearborn will close out the summit with a presentation titled “Evidence-Based HR: How Data Will Shape the Future of the Workplace,” during which she will explain how an analytics-centric culture can cultivate data-driven women leaders and what this means to the future of HR.

Pat Milligan, global leader of the Multinational Client Group at Mercer, will present the conference’s closing keynote, “Leading Through Disruption: Tomorrow’s Talent Model.” Milligan will share what HR leaders need to do to build a talent model that matches the current and future needs of their organization.

The event includes an exposition hall that features more than 400 exhibitors, including a Startup Pavilion with more than 60 companies.

David Shadovitz is editor of HRE. He is also co-chair of the HR Tech Conference and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. He can be reached at hreletters@lrp.com.

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