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Meet and learn from these top HR Technology Influencers at HR Tech

Steve Boese, HR Tech Conference chair
Steve Boese
Steve Boese is HRE's Inside HR Tech columnist and chair of HRE’s HR Technology Conference®. He also writes a blog and hosts the HR Happy Hour Show, a radio program and podcast.

The HR technology industry, like most others, has its own collection of recognizable, established, industry leaders—developed through a combination of expertise, experience and enthusiasm for the topic. To use the modern term, they are industry influencers. These people help set HR technology product development agendas and strategies, impact the workplace through their application of HR technologies in their organizations, and guide current and ongoing research agendas that help HR leaders understand today’s workplace challenges, and what they need to be planning for in the coming years.

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Human Resource Executive recently published the 2023 Top 100 HR Tech Influencers list, both to recognize the individuals named and to serve as a guide for HR and organizational leaders—who can look to the list to get to know those who are, in many ways, shaping the HR technology landscape. In just a few short years since its inception, the Top 100 HR Tech Influencers list has grown in value and importance to our field, and quite intentionally, the team organizing the HR Technology Conference taps many of these influencers to share their insights on stage during the event.

Here are just a few examples of how members of the “Class of 2023” HR Tech Influencers will impact the conference—and by extension, enhance the learning for attendees and the HR tech community this year:

Stacey Harris, Sapient Insights Group
Stacey Harris

Keynotes: Marcus Buckingham on connecting humans at work in the age of AI; Josh Bersin with his annual take on the HR technology market landscape; Stacey Harris presenting the Annual HR Systems Survey report revealing what is really happening in HR technology.

Mega sessions: There are too many Top 100 Influencers presenting in our featured mega sessions to name them all, so here are just a few: We have Trish Steed on how CHROs can best leverage AI technology while keeping the human in HR; Madeline Laurano and Tim Sackett on the dynamic talent acquisition technology market landscape; and Mervyn Dinnen with the view from Europe on the HR technology trends impacting global organizations.

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Kyle Lagunas, former GM, global talent acquisition lead, attraction, sourcing and insights
Kyle Lagunas

Roundtables: New this year at HR Tech is our ChatHRT expert-led roundtable talks, covering a wide range of HR tech topics. Four of our Top 100 Influencers—Brian Sommer, Zachary Chertok, Kyle Lagunas and Quincy Valencia—will be featured in these sessions, sharing their expertise in small-format, interactive sessions.

Conference leadership: Finally, behind the program and the event are several of HR tech’s most influential: Jeanne Achille, who leads Women in HR Tech; George LaRocque, who chairs the Innovation Summit; and yes, even me, as program chair.

Jeanne Achille, HR Tech Virtual, Women in HR Technology
Jeanne Achille

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It is fantastic how the conference is able to so thoroughly tap into the individual and collective wisdom of the Top 100 HR Tech Influencer cohort. The activities listed above are only a smattering of the impact, and yes, influence that members of the 2023 Top HR Tech Influencers group will have on the conference this year. Interspersed throughout the rest of the program—in solution provider sessions and demonstrations, during meetings with attendees in the Exhibition Hall, and at the many dinners, receptions and get-togethers that take place during the week—attendees will have scores of opportunities to engage with the best thinkers and innovators in HR technology.

I hope you are making plans now to be at HR Tech in just a few short weeks and that you are as excited as I am to once again meet and learn from our industry’s thought leaders and influencers!