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
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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.


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.