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February 26-27, 2019 | Pier 27 San Francisco

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Sessions Highlights from Hire18!

Battle of the Bots Moderated by Bill Boorman

Join us for a live challenge with 4 leading chatbots where we pit them against one another to test their question handling and how they can impact your candidate experience.

Adidas: Behind the Brand Steve Fogarty, Sr. Director of Talent Futures, Adidas

Get behind the brand of Adidas, the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world, to learn how they create effective storylines to build their brands and campaigns.

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Recruiting Startup of the Year

Who will be the Recruiting Startup of the Year?

Bots, augmented reality, big data, machine learning, and blockchain tech finally took roots in recruiting! So who will take home the crown as the first Recruiting Startup of the Year? Vote to watch the top startups pitch at Hiring Success 19. Nominate your favorite recruiting startup today for a chance to win and present to 1,000 TA leaders!



Steve Fogarty

Steve Fogarty Senior Director Talent Futures

Kyle Lagunas

Kyle Lagunas Research Manager

Byron Katie

Byron Katie Founder
The Work

Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang Founder, CEO

Lou Adler

Lou Adler CEO
The Adler Group

Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew CEO
The Muse

Matt Charney

Matt Charney Executive Editor

Sandi Lurie

Sandi Lurie Senior Director, Global Recruiting

Emilia D'Anzica

Emilia D'Anzica VP, Customer Success

>Marie Kofler

Marie Kofler Senior Expert Staffing Global, Project Lead HR IT eRecruiting

Rumen Mihaylov

Rumen Mihaylov Project Leader

Lamar Daniels

Lamar Daniels Head of Talent Acquisition, Community Support

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About Hiring Success 19

  • Inspiring Thought Leadership

    Our speakers are industry leaders who bring thought provoking perspectives on talent acquisition to help take your game to the next level.

  • Make Plans & Relationships

    Share insights and best practices with 1000+ talent acquisition leaders. Attend Success Circles and our Smart Lab to work with peers on your top issues.

  • Valuable Education & Certification

    You will gain the knowledge and power to make your SmartRecruiters system sing, returning to your office as a recruiting rockstar.

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Oppenheimer Funds


Robert Merrill
Lauren Glide
Laura Smith
Julia Lopes
Tony Le
Sean Friedman
Morgan Wilson
Brian White
“Hiring Success is by far my favorite conference of the year, and is the perfect blend of learning and networking for the recruiting industry. I look forward to meeting other talent leaders who are working to overcome some of the same challenges our company is dealing with.” Robert Merrill, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Ephesoft
“I look forward to connecting with global thought leaders, exchanging ideas and developing progressing new perspectives on talent acquisition. I hope to gain insight and knowledge that allow me to further improve our processes and champion the development of our TA team.” Lauren Gilde, Global TA Operations Manager at Commvault
“I’m mostly looking forward to hearing fresh and different perspectives from leaders in the industry. Each year I’ve left Hiring Success with new ideas of what we can do at Visa. I’m also very excited to see a preview of the functionality coming on the SmartRecruiters roadmap. Our global user base at Visa is extremely engaged and always eager to get their hands on new features. It’s fun to bring these roadmap updates back to them post-conference!” Laura Smith, Global HR Director at Visa
“I am excited to attend HiringSuccess to learn more about what is on the horizon from a product standpoint for SmartRecruiters and to learn from some of the brightest individuals in the business. It's always inspiring to hear about success stories from peers and to learn about new recruiting technologies others are taking advantage of.” Julia Lopes, Sr. Manager, Global Recruiting Programs, Operations & Systems at Optimizely
“SmartRecruiters makes sure that the information people are getting is the information people want.” Tony Le, Sr. Director Global Talent Acquisition at IAC Publishing
“It can be challenging to be out of the office for a few days to attend a conference. However, for me, attending the SmartRecruiter’s conference is definitely worth it.” Sean Friedman, Director of Talent Acquisition at The Nature's Bounty Co.
“The recruiting landscape is shifting under our feet so fast, I knew I could not afford to miss Hiring Success.” Morgan Wilson, Senior Manager - Customer Execution at Expeditors
“I look forward to networking, collaborating, and learning best practices from industry experts and innovators to positively impact our candidate experience and overall hiring success.” Brian White, Executive Director of HR and Ops at Auburn Washburn USD 437

Thank you to every attendee, speaker, sponsor, and partner! You are what made #hire18 the success it was! #inspiredhiring

- @SmartRecruiters

Every time I see new updates from @SmartRecruiters I'm increasingly impressed with where they're at and where they're going. And increasingly depressed I don't have equity, TBH. #hire18

- @mattcharney

What a thrill to present at @SmartRecruiters #hire18 to convince talent professionals that if they're not intentionally including the 100M Americans with conviction histories in their recruitment strategies, they're not truly diverse.

- @veronicaensign

@honeypotio took home Gold at #Hire18's Recruiting Startup of the Year. Amazing tech for techies. The prize: Gold sponsor at #Hire19, $10k in media spend by , insane exposure, and press by @TalentTechLabs. Congratulations!

- @roybaladi

“It's really worth coming from the other side of the world, also for the networking, to see so much competence in one place, to be able to exchange ideas, to be able to see how much we have in common, and smart ways to solve tricky questions” - Rumen Mihaylov, Project Leader, Ikea
“This is a 'must attend' conference if you want to be a part of recruiting tech revolution.” - Sarah Wilson, Director, Talent Acquisition, Indigo
“I love that SmartRecruiters is focused on helping all of us to continue to raise the bar in recruiting.” - Diana Ferguson, VP, Talent Acquisition, OppenheimerFunds
“Turns out SmartRecruiters is really, really impressive. Which I don't often say about applicant tracking systems.” - Matt Charney, Executive Editor, RecruitingDaily

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