Speakers

Meet our top-notch speakers on our stages at Hiring Success 18 Europe, Berlin edition, to discuss the future of recruiting. Our speakers include successful founders, talent acquisition leaders, industry analysts and thought leaders, and other recruiting influencers.

Josephine Ackerman

Josephine Ackerman COO & Deputy Global Head Art, Culture & Sports Deutsche Bank

Matt Alder

Matt Alder Recruitment Marketing Expert | HR Technologist | Content Marketing Strategist | International Speaker | Author

Tracey Allison

Tracey Allison Director of Global Talent Avery Dennison

Bonnie Andrews

Bonnie Andrews Head of Product - Jobs & Application Services Stepstone UK

Luka Babic

Luka Babic Head of People Operations Infobip

Thomas Bachem

Thomas Bachem Founder CODE

Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman Founder #TRU Conferences

Kasia Borowicz

Kasia Borowicz Social Recruiter/Trainer

Anna Brandt

Anna Brandt Global Head of Talent Acquisition Backbase

Beat Buhlmann

Beat Buhlmann General Manager Evernote

Matt Charney

Matt Charney Chief Content Officer Allegis Global Solutions

Jeri Doris

Jeri Doris Chief People Officer Delivery Hero

Luc Dudler

Luc Dudler CEO and Founder Jobpal

Aida Fazylova

Aida Fazylova CEO and Founder XOR.ai

Gero Gunkel

Gero Gunkel Head of Artificial Intelligence Zurich Insurance Group

Finn Hänsel

Finn Hänsel Managing Director Movinga

Dr. Florian Heinemann

Dr. Florian Heinemann Partner Project A

Zoe Jervier

Zoe Jervier Operating Partner Talent at EQT Ventures

Elke Jorens

Elke Jorens Director of Talent Acquisition EMEA Microsoft

Jenny Elisabeth Jung

Jenny Elisabeth Jung Founder MindTheLeader

Diana Kinnert

Diana Kinnert CEO Globalo

Hilary Klassen

Hilary Klassen Founder and CEO Career Ari

Adam Kostyál

Adam Kostyál SVP of Listing Services, Europe NASDAQ

Dr. Franziska Leonhardt

Dr. Franziska Leonhardt Executive Legal Consultant

Joanne Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood Diversity & Inclusion Specialist SEE Change Happen

Antonio Arias Lopez

Antonio Arias Lopez Group Talent Acquisition Manager Tipico

Stephanie Luftensteiner

Stephanie Luftensteiner Senior Manager Global Talent Acquisition Adidas Group

Piret Luts

Piret Luts Group Head of Talent Acquisition 4finance

Adiba Maignan

Dr. Adiba Maignan Co-Founder DCI/Digital Career Institute

Nikolay Manolov

Nikolay Manolov CTO and Founder XORBOT by Xor Inc

Frédéric Mazzella

Frédéric Mazzella Founder BlaBlaCar

Natalie Mellin

Natalie Mellin Senior Diversity & Inclusion Professional Mellin Consulting

Sanam Moayedi-Stummer

Sanam Moayedi-Stummer Program Lead Accelerate One HR Coca-Cola European Partners

Ronan Mooney

Ronan Mooney CHRO Dublin Web Summit

Laura Moreno

Laura Moreno Salinas Director of People Native Instruments

James Purvis

James Purvis Head of Human Resources CERN

Dan Robertson

Dan Robertson Director Vercida

Maurizio Rossi

Maurizio Rossi Founder H-Farm

Marc Sasserath

Marc Sasserath Founder CEO SK+

Matthias Schmeisser

Matthias Schmeißer Cluster Lead - Talent Acquisition Zalando

Victoria Sehgal

Victoria Sehgal VP Global Talent Acquisition Rocket Internet/Global Founders Capital

Artur Skowroński

Artur Skowroński Software engineer Virtus Lab

Manjuri Sinha

Manjuri Sinha Global Lead Technology Talent Acquisition Zalando

Juliane Stiller

Dr. Juliane Stiller Information Scientist Humboldt University

Ivan Stojanovic

Ivan Stojanovic Director of Recruiting Irish Recruiter

Robindro Ullah

Robindro Ullah TA Consultant and Author

Noor (Eleonore) van Boven

Noor van Boven Chief People Officer N26

Charlotte von-Riess

Charlotte von-Riess Team Lead Active Sourcing IT & Engineering Deutsche Bahn

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson Head of People SmartRecruiters

Shelley Winner

Shelley Winner Senior Advisor

Sergej Zimpel

Sergej Zimpel Sr. Recruiter ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Matt Alder
Featured Speaker Matt Alder Author "Exceptional Talent" | Recruitment Marketing Expert | HR Technologist | Content Marketing Strategist | Speaker

Matt is a strategy consultant focusing on recruitment marketing, employer branding and HR Technology. Over the last 17 years he has built a reputation as a global thought leader, working with some of world's best known employers to develop and optimize their digital strategies.

Kasia Borowicz
Featured Speaker Kasia Borowicz Social Recruiter/Trainer

Kasia is a freelance sourcer and sourcing trainer, eagerly sharing her knowledge through blogging at kmborowicz.com. With a degree in linguistics and a passion for culture studies, she has specialised in leading projects across EMEA in various industries, from investment banking to startups.

Kasia is a fan of social media and networking and believes in a social approach to sourcing. She trains recruiters to use various online platforms for sourcing, alongside more traditional recruitment tools. She also built the largest sourcing community in Poland, counting over 900 members and still growing.

Finn Hänsel
Featured Speaker Finn Hänsel Managing Director
Movinga

Finn Hänsel is the Managing Director of the international consumer logistics start-up Movinga, Europe's leading online moving service focusing in France and Germany.

He is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with a strong passion for product, brand and technology aiming to find the perfect balance between visionary ideas, creativity and best-in-class execution.

Florian Heinemann
Featured Speaker Dr. Florian Heinemann Partner
Project A

Dr. Florian Heinemann is a founding partner at Berlin-based early stage VC Project A, where he is responsible for marketing, CRM and business intelligence. Prior to his current role, he was a managing director at Rocket Internet (2007-2012). At Rocket, he was instrumental in building Zalando, Global Fashion Group and eDarling/Affinitas.

Jenny Elisabeth Jung
Featured Speaker Jenny Elisabeth Jung Founder
MindTheLeader

Jenny Elisabeth Jung is the founder of MindTheLeader, a network of professionals and coaches with operational startup backgrounds. MTL supports startup leaders in growing their leadership capacity and in scaling healthy, resilient organisations.

Diana Kinnert
Featured Speaker Diana Kinnert CEO
Globalo

Politician (CDU), Political Advisor and Author. Served as Chief of Staff of the Vice-President of the German Bundestag Peter Hintze. Worked for the Chairman of the CDU Dr. Peter Tauber. Youth Advisory Board of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. Founder and CEO of Globalo Publishing News GmbH.

Adam Kostyál
Featured Speaker Adam Kostyál SVP of Listing Services, Europe
NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál is Senior Vice President of Listing Services, Europe. In addition to Nasdaq Nordic Exchanges, where there are more than 800 companies listed, Adam is also responsible for the more than 120 European companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the U.S.

Prior to Nasdaq, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.

Dr. Franziska Leonhardt
Featured Speaker Dr. Franziska Leonhardt Executive Legal Consultant

Angel Investor & digital advisor to corporate and PE. Former COO of Kloeckners digital activities. Former General counsel of rocket internet Se. Mba WHU Kellogg, PhD, lawyer.

Ronan Mooney
Featured Speaker Ronan Mooney CHRO
Dublin Web Summit

With over a decade working with Talent, Ronan worked on a recruitment agency desk prior to becoming a commercial manager, building out multiple sales teams in a leading employment platform. Ronan heads the People Operations team for Web Summit, a global technology conference company. He is also the custodian of the business’ culture with responsibility for Talent Acquisition, Internal Communications and Staff Welfare.

Frédéric Mazzella
Featured Speaker Frédéric Mazzella Founder
BlaBlaCar

Since pioneering the idea for BlaBlaCar in 2004, Frédéric has led the company to become the world’s largest long-distance carpooling community. As a branding and communications enthusiast, Fred has built a global brand whilst relentlessly spreading the word about the virtues of carpooling. Frédéric carries BlaBlaCar’s vision of a people-powered travel network enabled by trust and technology, and is passionate about high social impact solutions. Frédéric is a regular speaker at leading international conferences and in the media, where he comments on the fast changing mobility landscape, entrepreneurship, global marketplaces and building trust in online communities.

James Purvis
Featured Speaker James Purvis Head of Human Resources
CERN

James has 18 years of management experience at CERN, having worked 15 years in the fields of IT & engineering followed by 10 years in HR. He is recognised as an HR professional and senior manager with a proven track record in process optimisation and service delivery. He has written and presented policy documents for CERN’s management & governing bodies as well as representing CERN in presenting to external audiences, CERN VIP and governmental visits. In the HR field – James has given several keynote talks, is a member of the advisory board for the HR Grapevine Magazine and contributing author for two Masters-level HR books.

Maurizio Rossi
Featured Speaker Maurizio Rossi Founder
H-Farm

Maurizio, together with his partner Riccardo, co-founded H-FARM to pioneer the startup industry over Italy and Europe. He holds the role of Co-CEO of the listed holding company and focuses on international relations.

Noor van Boven
Featured Speaker Noor van Boven Chief People Officer
N26

Noor is the Chief People Officer at N26 and is responsible for scaling the organization while maintaining a high employee experience and guiding the organization through hyper-growth in a healthy way. Noor has over 15 years of experience in international Human Resources, specifically building, scaling and transforming organizations. Before joining N26, Noor was the VP People at SoundCloud and before SoundCloud, she led the Recruiting, Talent, and Organizational Development initiatives at TomTom worldwide. Noor is a Dutch native with a passion for travel. Work has given her the opportunity to live in New York, India and now Berlin.

Natalia Baryshnikova
Featured Speaker Natalia Baryshnikova Director of Product Management
SmartRecruiters

Natalia leads a team of product managers working on Enterprise products (ATS, CRM and Internal Mobility), with a focus on data, collaboration and global scale. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan school of management. Natalia began her professional career as a street artist in Moscow, Russia. She loves outdoor adventures, board games and picking chanterelles.

Session: SmartRecruiters 2018 Product and Vision

Valérie Bertrand
Featured Speaker Valérie Bertrand Head of Legal
SmartRecruiters

Valérie Bertrand is the Head of Legal of SmartRecruiters. Valérie has an experience of 20 years as a business lawyer. Prior to SmartRecruiters, she headed the Legal Department of Lumesse (provider of SaaS talent management and talent acquisition solutions provider). Before that, she was in-house counsel for StepStone (job board). Valérie has a Master's degree in business law, a MBA in business law and management (France) and a Master of Laws, LL.M., German law (Berlin).

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

Rebecca Carr
Featured Speaker Rebecca Carr Vice President
Product at SmartRecruiters

As a veteran recruiter and HR product leader, Rebecca leads Product & Sales Engineering at SmartRecruiters. Her organizations are responsible for product management, product design, documentation, proposal management, and pre-sales solutions consulting. Rebecca moves into this role after over two years growing and managing the account management, customer support, and professional services organizations within the company. Prior to joining, she spent two years at Jobvite leading enterprise renewals and driving user engagement as the Director of Strategic Accounts and managing the API & Reporting modules as a Senior Product Manager. Prior to Jobvite, Meissner held both product and operational positions BranchOut, one of the world’s largest professional networks on Facebook, and at Playdom, which was acquired by Disney Interactive Media Group in 2010. Rebecca holds her degree from the University of California – Berkeley.

Session: SmartRecruiters 2018 Product and Vision

Hessam Lavi
Featured Speaker Hessam Lavi Director of Product, Talent
SmartRecruiters

Hessam Lavi is Director of Product at SmartRecruiters. He previously co-founded Jobspotting, a data-driven recommendation engine for job seekers which was acquired by SmartRecruiters in 2017. Previously, Hessam managed a team at Google working on search quality. Hessam holds a MSc degree in Cognitive Science with a Computer Science emphasis from Lund University, Sweden.

Session: Your Recruiting Assistant

Margaux Muller
Featured Speaker Margaux Muller Product Manager
SmartRecruiters

After implementing over 100 customers at SmartRecruiters, Margaux joined the Product Team and focuses on main Enterprise configuration features such as Permissions, Compliance, Approval and Offer Management.

Before becoming a happy Smartian 3 years ago, she worked as a recruiter and a consultant for SuccessFactors.

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

Rob Symons
Featured Speaker Rob Symons Vice President of European Sales
SmartRecruiters

A true HCM cloud software evangelist. Amassed over 15 years experience in the Talent Technology market working with the worlds leading brands such as Bosch, IKEA, HSBC, Virgin Atlantic, BBC. Passionate about helping companies transform the way they engage, hire and retain talent.

Currently leading SmartRecruiters in Northern Europe region as Regional VP, Robert joined from SAP Successfactors in 2016 and having spent 9 years prior to that building a Talent Management vendor from UK start up to global provider.

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

Ethan Medeiros
Featured Speaker Jerome Ternynck CEO
SmartRecruiters

Jerome is an entrepreneur with his heart in recruiting and soul in technology. Jerome envisions a world where recruitment is transparent, and hiring is so easy that his grandma can do it. He's passionate for what he does, hates the status quo, and loves innovation especially when it reaches disruption. Jerome's goal is to bring the economy to its full potential by removing friction in the labor market and eradicating unemployment.

Sarah Wilson
Featured Speaker Sarah Wilson Head of People
SmartRecruiters

Sarah Wilson is the Head of People for SmartRecruiters. After starting her career in contingency search, Sarah has spent the past 15 years in the Talent Acquisition and HR space, consulting for top tier brands on their recruiting and performance management strategies. She has worked with professional services, telecommunications, lending, retail, and tech. Sarah is passionate about creating business-first people strategies that translate into real results.

Shelley Winner
Featured Speaker Shelley Winner Senior Advisor

Shelley Winner was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for selling drugs. She was released from prison in July 2016 and more recently from the halfway house. Since her release, Shelley secured a job with a multinational tech company and has been working diligently on advancing her career. Within two months, she was nominated MVP, after six months, she earned a big promotion and, one month after that, her performance gained her a special trip to HQ.

Shelley has been concentrating on changing her life—pursuing a Computer Science degree and maintaining a 4.0 GPA while also giving back to the community through volunteering. She loves to share her personal story, aiming to inspire and bring hope to others currently or formerly incarcerated, or struggling with addiction.

Beat Buhlmann
Featured Speaker Beat Buhlmann General Manager
Evernote

Dr. Beat Buhlmann is the General Manager for Evernote EMEA and possesses many years of senior management, consulting, marketing, and sales experience in the Internet & IT industry.

Dr. Buhlmann has published books on personal development and virtual team management (VTM), also teaching at various leading universities around the world, including IMD Lausanne, Harvard Extension School, Hult, Universities of St. Gallen, Lucerne, and Zurich. He is also an internationally experienced keynote speaker at conferences and company events.

Tom Delorme
Featured Speaker Tom Delorme Vice President
TMP World Wide

As VP, Digital Products & Strategy, Europe, Tom is responsible for overall TalentBrew sales to new and existing clients throughout Europe. Tom also oversees the European Digital Strategist team to be sure they are providing clients and prospects with strategies and solutions to meet their needs. In addition, he manages the digital (media and technology) relationships in Europe and serves as the voice for TMP Labs and Product Development releases.

Prior to this role, Tom was VP and Managing Director of France where he was responsible for our office in France and a team of people across account services, new business, digital, creative and finance. Since joining TMP in 2005, he has driven the migration of the French business to more than 60% digital while concurrently building the digital teams.

Hilary Klassen
Featured Speaker Hilary Klassen Founder and CEO
Career Ari

Hilary started her career in business development and consulting finding that business success lies in positive human interactions. She has since been an HR Leader for over 10 years working with startups and corporates in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Hilary is currently Founder & CEO of Quahog, an HR consultancy and is building a new tech business as Founder & CEO – Career Ari – the first automated career brand coach. She is the co-founder of The Secret HR Society (and she’s also a bit obsessed with the future of work, neuroscience in HR, German Bier and American sports).

Jeri Doris
Featured Speaker Jeri Doris Chief People Officer
Delivery Hero

Jeri Doris joined Delivery Hero in January 2018 as Chief People Officer. Jeri is responsible for all things that impact the employee experience at Delivery Hero, from ensuring a positive environment to managing the people development programs. Before joining the team, she was Head of HR at Rakuten USA based in Silicon Valley. Jeri has extensive background managing the employee experience at both established and start-up companies, and prior to moving to Silicon Valley she held various international leadership positions at Groupon in Chicago. Jeri holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a MBA specializing in HR from Purdue University.

Stephanie Luftensteiner
Featured Speaker Stephanie Luftensteiner Senior Manager Global Talent Acquisition
Adidas Group

Sergej Zimpel
Featured Speaker Sergej Zimpel Sr. Recruiter
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Sergej Zimpel is a Senior Recruiter for ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and Co-Founder of the HR organization “Purple Squirrel Society”. He specializes in recruiting for the German Startup environment and is an evangelist of a modern and proactive recruiting mindset. He thinks that buzzwords like “candidate experience” actually mean something and that HR is a fun topic to talk about.

Antonio Arias Lopez
Featured Speaker Antonio Arias Lopez Group Talent Acquisition Manager
Tipico

Antonio heads the recruitment function at Tipico, Germany’s largest sports betting company.

He is an innovative and data driven Talent Acquisition leader with a background of managing international recruitment teams across industries like Finance, Space, Engineering, Gaming and Digital.

Thomas Bachem
Featured Speaker Thomas Bachem Founder
CODE University of Applied Sciences

Thomas Bachem is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently the Founder & Chancellor of CODE, a private university educating the software developers, digital designers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Marc Sasserath
Featured Speaker Marc Sasserath Founder & CEO
SK+

Marc Sasserath is a brand strategist, entrepreneur, clinical organizational psychologist, and gas station connoisseur. He is a founding partner and the CEO of Sasserath Munzinger Plus in Berlin and recently co-founded Sasserath Kienbaum Plus, a consulting firm for the culture of innovation, in London. He is also the executive chairman of UDG United Digital Group, an affiliate professor for entrepreneurship und innovation at ESCP Europe Paris/Berlin, and the co-founder of its U-SCHOOL, an entrepreneurial leadership program. He earned his MSc/DipCCC in clinical organizational psychology at INSEAD and HEC Paris.

Ivan Stojanovic
Featured Speaker Ivan Stojanovic Director of Recruiting
Irish Recruiter

One of the original tech-heads, Ivan earned his stripes at Microsoft managing localization projects in the ’90s. This born recruiter went on to lead several successful startups in the online-recruitment space while becoming known for his quippy social-media presence as the “Irish Recruiter”. Whether it’s blogging on the latest HR trend, or trying out the newest tech, Ivan’s entrepreneurial spirit drives him to optimize the talent search for recruiters the world over.

Piret Luts
Featured Speaker Piret Luts Group Head of Talent Acquisition
4finance

Piret is a Group Head of Talent Acquisition at 4finance group, one of the leading consumer lending businesses in the world, building the Talent acquisition function. She is also the founder of the Estonian event series Recruitment Thursday. Recruitment is not just a job. It is a lifestyle and a passion for her. Piret is driven by a desire to make the hiring process better for everyone, especially candidates!

Manjuri Sinha
Featured Speaker Manjuri Sinha Global Lead Technology Talent Acquisition
Zalando

Manjuri leads the technology talent acquisition team for Europe’s Leading ecommerce platform Zalando SE. She possesses international experience in Tech business Partnering and Talent Acquisition for mid to large organizations such as Accenture, and has worked and lived in India, Czech republic and Germany.

Victoria Sehgal
Featured Speaker Victoria Sehgal VP Global Talent Acquisition
Rocket Internet/Global Founders Capital

Bio

Luka Babic
Featured Speaker Luka Babic Head of People Operations
Infobip

Bio

Joanne Lockwood
Featured Speaker Joanne Lockwood Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
SEE Change Happen

Joanne is the First Openly Transgender Past National President of the 90-year-old “Men’s Club”, The Round Table.

Taking the decision in 2016 to embark on her personal re-brand, she sold her IT Services business and transitions at the beginning of 2017.

As part of her rebirth she founded SEE Change Happen in Portsmouth, a Diversity and Inclusion Practice specialising in supporting Transgender inclusion to businesses and other organisations. She is also a keynote speaker and talks about her journey in a very open, passionate but lighthearted way.

Frauke Hofsommer
Featured Speaker Frauke Hofsommer Head of Talent Management - Germany
Ferrero

Bio

Laura Moreno
Featured Speaker Laura Moreno Salinas Director of People
Native Instruments

Bio

Artur Skowronski
Featured Speaker Artur Skowroński Software engineer
Virtus Lab

Bio

Juliane Stiller
Featured Speaker Dr. Juliane Stiller Information Scientist
Humboldt University

Bio

Violeta Trkulja
Featured Speaker Dr. Violeta Trkulja Information Scientist
Humboldt University

Bio

Adiba Maignan
Featured Speaker Dr. Adiba Maignan Co-Founder
DCI/Digital Career Institute

Dr. Adiba Maignan is Co-Founder of Digital Career Institute (DCI), Head of HR at sofatutor.com and Co-Founder of the Purple Squirrel Society (PSS). In sofatutor.com, Adiba is responsible for all aspects of Talent Teams since 2008. PSS is a network for HR innovators in order to foster exchange between HR people from the German Start Up Scene. And DCI educates talents from all over the world for jobs in the digital sector since 2016. The school offers courses designed for newcomers to learn web development, online marketing etc. Currently, DCI has more than 200 students in three different locations in Germany and is constantly growing.

Nebras Khiata
Featured Speaker Nebras Khiata Financial Analyst Treasury
Deutsche Bank

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Bonnie Andrews
Featured Speaker Bonnie Andrews Head of Product - Jobs & Application Services
Stepstone UK

Bonnie Andrews, Head of Product at totaljobs alongside ten further job boards that comprise StepStone UK, has nearly twenty years’ experience within the online recruitment industry. In that time, Bonnie has developed technology that improves the hiring process for candidates and recruiters alike. Understanding the intricacies of user experience and maximising efficiency for recruiters is integral to the unrivalled product development Bonnie helps to drive.

Zoe Jervier
Featured Speaker Zoe Jervier Operating Partner
Talent at EQT Ventures

Zoe Jervier works with founders of venture-backed companies to build world-class teams. Most often this means helping them to build processes which allow them to discover, attract, and develop the best talent on the market. Zoe specialises in talent identification and assessment, particularly in high-risk/reward contexts.

Sophia Wesolowski
Featured Speaker Sophia Wesolowski Title
Bayer

Bio

Stefanie Sobotta
Featured Speaker Stefanie Sobotta Commercial Vocational Training
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Bio

Bill Boorman
Featured Speaker Bill Boorman Founder
#TRU Conferences, the Recruiting Unconference

Bill never wears a suit and always wears a hat. He has a simple vision to make recruitment better for everyone. He works towards this by advising talent technology companies on their product road map, with V.C.'s over investments in the sector, with hiring companies on technology and approach, and by hosting #tru events. #tru has hosted over 100 events during the last 12 months, in 65 countries and 5 continents. This has led to conversations with over 2,500 people who work in and around recruiting across the globe. This gives Bill a great insight into the market, and the technology needed to support it.

Luc Dudler
Featured Speaker Luc Dudler Founder & CEO
Job Pal

Luc Dudler is founder and CEO of jobpal - a Berlin based tech venture, which specialises in the development of chatbots for the recruiting context and industry. Before that he worked in several tech companies in Berlin and NYC between 2010 and 2015. Coincidence or not, the majority of these companies were in the field of HR tech and since long Luc is interested in technology that improves the match-making between people and employers.

Aida Fazylova
Featured Speaker Aida Fazylova CEO and Founder
XOR.ai

Aida Fazylova is Founder and CEO at XOR.ai and mathematician-programmer by education. Aida previously worked in IT recruitment and project management for over 6 years. Her areas of interest are technology, AI and recruitment.

Charlotte von-Riess
Featured Speaker Charlotte von-Riess Team Lead Active Sourcing IT & Engineering
Deutsche Bahn

Bio

Elke Jorens
Featured Speaker Elke Jorens Director of Talent Acquisiotn EMEA
Microsoft

Bio

Tracey Allison
Featured Speaker Tracey Allison Director of Global Talent
Avery Dennison

Tracey Allison is Director, Global Talent at Avery Dennison Corporation. She joined Avery Dennison in July 2010.

In her role Tracey is responsible for providing overall leadership of Talent Acquisition for the EMEA region as well as global responsibility for the Early Careers Leadership Program for the Label & Graphics Material Group, the largest business division of Avery Dennison.

Prior to joining Avery Dennison Tracey served as the International Staffing Manager at Microsoft ensuring the acquisition of strategic critical hires for the business through cost effective and efficient quality internal and external talent. Prior to that she spent 3 years onsite at Vodafone Group Services Limited as the Talent & Resourcing Manager, part of the RPO provided by Capital Consulting.

Jennie Shephard
Featured Speaker Jennie Shephard Worldwide Head of TA & Mobility
Gilead Sciences

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Dan Robertson
Featured Speaker Dan Robertson Director
Vercida Consulting

Dan Robertson is a Specialist Diversity and Organisational Development consultant with substantial experience across the public and private sector. He has a proven track record of leading organisational strategy and managing operational projects, specialising in employee and customer engagement, diversity awareness, leadership and culture, management and change.

Nikolay Manolov
Featured Speaker Nikolay Manolov CTO and Founder
XORBOT by Xor Inc

Nikolay is CTO and founder at XORBOT by Xor Inc. Skilled in Crowdsourcing, Entrepreneurship, ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft Azure, and Mobile Applications, Nikolay graduated from the IEF leadership training program. He is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry.

Matt Charney
Featured Speaker Matt Charney Chief Content Officer
Allegis Global Solutions

Matt Charney currently serves as the Chief Content Officer for Allegis Global Solutions, one of the biggest recruiting and staffing organizations in the world, overseeing the worldwide editorial and thought leadership functions supporting Allegis' global businesses and brands. He is also a currently a partner at RecruitingDaily, an award winning, independent news organization. Under his leadership as Executive Editor, RecruitingDaily emerged as the world's largest content destination and social network focused exclusively on recruiting, hiring and talent management.

Matt has been recognized as one of the top HR trendsetters of the year by HR Magazine & the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), is a 3 time winner of the HR Outsourcing Association Analyst Superstar of the Year and HR Technology Writer of the Year by HRMS World.Matt has been recognized as a top online influencer in HR and recruiting by publications such as Huffington Post, Forbes, LinkedIn and Glassdoor. He also serves as an advisor to over 20 high growth startups focused on recruiting and sourcing technology and works extensively with several VC and PE funds on their HR Tech investment strategies.

Matthias Schmeißer
Featured Speaker Matthias Schmeißer Cluster Lead - Talent Acquisition
Zalando

Matthias is currently working as a Cluster Lead in Product/Product Design Recruiting at Zalando. In the last 5 years, he spent all his energy on Tech Recruiting to use agile methodologies in Talent Acquisition. On top, he facilitates the TA Labs in Berlin which is a platform for knowledge exchange across organizational boundaries.