Speakers

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

Steve Fogarty

Steve Fogarty Senior Director Talent Futures Adidas

Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang Founder, CEO SheWorx

Kyle Lagunas

Kyle Lagunas Research Manager IDC

Emilia D'Anzica

Emilia D'Anzica VP, Customer Success Qordoba

Sana' Rasul

Sana' Rasul President HR Girlfriends

Lou Adler

Lou Adler CEO The Adler Group

Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew CEO The Muse

Jerome Ternynck

Jerome Ternynck CEO SmartRecruiters

Byron Katie

Byron Katie Founder The Work

Matt Charney

Matt Charney Chief Content Officer Allegis Global Solutions

Marie Kofler

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

William Tincup

William Tincup President RecruitingDaily

Sandi Lurie

Sandi Lurie Sr. Director, Global Recruiting Optimizely

Lamar Daniels

Lamar Daniels Director of Talent Operations Ring

Tracey Allison

Tracey Allison Director, Global Talent Avery Dennison

Lee-Martin Seymour

Lee-Martin Seymour CoFounder, CEO Xref

Angie Verros

Angie Verros Global Talent Acquisition Duo Security

Rumen Mihaylov

Rumen Mihaylov Project Leader Ikea

Frida Eriksson

Frida Eriksson Recruitment Specialist Ikea

Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman HR Tech Adviser @BillBoorman

Sophie Huss

Sophie Huss Global Director of Talent Acquisition Arkadin

Nick Macario

Nick Macario Founder Dock, Remote

Nzinga Shaw

Nzinga Shaw SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Atlanta Hawks

Tigran Sloyan

Tigran Sloyan Founder, CEO CodeFights

Jeff Diana

Jeff Diana Former CPO Atlassian and SuccessFactors

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson Head of People SmartRecruiters

Ethan Medeiros

Ethan Medeiros Director of Talent Acquisition Jane

Nina Mufleh

Nina Mufleh Viral Marketer Nina4Airbnb

Johnny Cambell

Johnny Campbell Founder & CEO Social Talent

Paige Cherny

Paige Cherny Product Expert Recruiting Technology Consulting

Andrew Blum

Andrew Blum CEO & Managing Partner The Trium Group

Robert Merrill

Robert Merrill Head of Global Talent Acquisition Ephesoft

Carmen Bryant

Carmen Bryant Global Director, Employer Insights Indeed

Craig Fisher

Craig Fisher Head of Marketing and Employer Brand Strategy Allegis Global Solutions

Lisa Hu

Lisa Hu Senior Vice President Blippar

Stephane Kasriel

Stephane Kasriel CEO Upwork

Chassidy Rellinger

Chassidy Rellinger Director TA & Global Implementation Lead Avery Dennison

Scott Johnsen

Scott Johnsen Design Manager, Brand and Design Systems UserTesting

Rebecca Carr

Rebecca Carr VP, Product SmartRecruiters

Torin Ellis

Torin Ellis CoFounder Core Of Inclusion

Aline Lerner

Aline Lerner CEO Interviewing.io

Luc Dudler

Luc Dudler Founder & CEO Job Pal

Eva Muller

Eva Muller Managing Consultant Promerit

Bradford Wilkins

Bradford Wilkins VP, People Solutions Altisource

Lars Schmidt

Lars Schmidt Founder & Principal Amplify

Saumya Chopra

Saumya Chopra People Technology Product Manager Square

Jonathan Kestenbaum

Jonathan Kestenbaum Managing Director Talent Tech Labs

Mireya Manigault

Mireya Manigault Founder/CEO Foundation, LLC

Robert Coombs

Robert Coombs Chief Operating Officer The Class by Taryn Toomey

Erika Keough

Erika Keough VP, Head of People and Ops Oteemo, Inc.

Thibault Duchemin

Thibault Duchemin Founder, CEO Ava

Val Sanders

Val Sanders Leadership & Transformation Coach Val Sanders Coaching

Arthur Boivin

Arthur Boivin Co-Founder & CEO Botmatic

Laura Beth Williams

Laura Beth Williams Director of Philanthropy & Partnerships Cor Foundation

Guy Martin

Guy Martin Director - Open@ADSK Autodesk

Tirtha Chavan

Tirtha Chavan Product Owner Autodesk

Jay Yoshioka

Jay Yoshioka Business Implementation leader  

Valérie Bertrand

Valérie Bertrand Head of Legal SmartRecruiters

Kevin Wheeler

Kevin Wheeler Founder and Chairman Future of Talent Institute

Julia Lopes

Julia Lopes Sr. Manager of Global Recruiting Programs, Ops & Systems Optimizely

Samar Birwadker

Samar Birwadker Founder, CEO Good & Co

Maren Hogan

Maren Hogan Founder & CEO Red Branch Media

Keryn Paviour Smith

Keryn Paviour Smith RPO Director ManpowerGroup Solutions

Sam Sepah

Sam Sepah Global Staffing Program Manager Google

Kim Davis

Kim Davis Vice President, Sales Yoh

Tim Pröhm

Tim Pröhm Global Practice Strategy Lead KellyOCG

Veronica Ensign

Veronica Ensign Bay Area Executive Director Defy Ventures

Gaurav Kataria

Gaurav Kataria VP of Product and Data Science Entelo

Margaux Muller

Margaux Muller Product Manager SmartRecruiters

Amir Ashkenazi

Amir Ashkinazi Founder & President Uncommon

Talisa Humphrey

Talisa Humphrey Recruiting Analyst Optimizely

Simon Yu

Simon Yu CEO StormX

Gabriela Aguilar

Gabriela Aguilar Talent Acquisition Operations Manager Microstrategy

Scott Hernandez

Scott Hernandez Director, Global Head of Recruiting StubHub

Bärí Williams

Bärí Williams Head of Business Operations, North America StubHub

Shelley Winner

Shelley Winner Senior Advisor

Madeline Saltzman

Madeline Kolbe Saltzman Head of People Handshake

Kim Hoffman

Kim Hoffman Director of Recruiting Intuit

Alison Mackay

Alison Mackay Technical Sourcer Facebook

Julia Bouzan

Julia Bouzan Head of Global Client Services and Consulting Alexander Mann Solutions

Pamela Seplow

Pamela Seplow VP Talent and Development Accolade

Joyce DeMonnin

Joyce DeMonnin Communications Director AARP

Natalia Baryshnikova

Natalia Baryshnikova Director of Product Management SmartRecruiters

Rob Symons

Rob Symons VP of European Sales SmartRecruiters

Emily Campana

Emily Campana Director, Global Campus Recruiting LinkedIn

Drew Kapla

Drew Kapla Chief Technical Officer Click Boarding

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson SVP Global Delivery Cielo

Hessam Lavi

Hessam Lavi Director of Product SmartRecruiters

John Hooper

John Hooper Sr. Customer Success Manager SmartRecruiters

Lou Adler
Featured Speaker Lou Adler CEO
The Adler Group

Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group – a consulting, search, and training firm helping companies upgrade their talent acquisition programs by implementing Performance-based Hiring℠. Adler is the creator of Performance-based Hiring℠ and the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007) and The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench Media, 2013). Adler is one of the top bloggers on LinkedIn’s Influencer program writing about the latest trends in hiring, employment, and recruiting. His articles, quotes, and research can be found in Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of the award-winning Nightingale-Conant audio program, Talent Rules! Using Performance-based Hiring to Build Great Teams (2007). Adler holds an MBA from the University of California in Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York.

Session: Measuring Quality of Hire

Gabriela Aguilar
Featured Speaker Gabriela Aguilar Talent Acquisition Operations Manager
Microstrategy

Gaby is the Operations Manager of Talent Acquisition at MicroStrategy. She is responsible for all recruiting operations, systems, data & analytics, and end-to-end recruitment processes worldwide. She is passionate about technology innovation with a heavy interest in data analytics and has an infectious get-it-done attitude.

Gaby handles management of the coordinator team and all coordination details of the executive hiring personally. She trains all new team members and keeps the recruiting systems running smoothly across the world. As a 3rd year MicroStrategist, Gaby is committed to delivering precise data, agile processes, and most important of all, creating a positive candidate experience.

Session: The Ultimate Interview Scorecard

Tracey Allison
Featured Speaker Tracey Allison Director, 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.

Session: Nuts & Bolts of a Global Deployment

Samar Birwadker
Featured Speaker Samar Birwadker Founder, CEO
Good & Co

Samar Birwadker is co-founder and CEO of Good&Co Labs, Inc. Using a proprietary psychometric algorithm, Good&Co helps companies increase employee engagement, reduce turnover and make better hiring decisions, while empowering millions of employees to make smarter, more informed career decisions. At Good&Co, Samar has led diverse teams of technologists, designers and researchers to drive breakthrough product innovation. Prior to founding Good&Co in 2012, he worked with leading technology and internet brands including Microsoft, Yahoo! and Adobe at four world-class advertising/branding agencies.

Session: Empathy at Work

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?

Andrew Blum
Featured Speaker Andrew Blum CEO & Managing Partner
The Trium Group

Andrew is a globally recognized thought leader and management consulting pioneer. He has deep experience bringing cutting edge self-awareness and mindfulness practices to business and has worked extensively with Byron Katie in helping bring The Work (Inquiry) into the halls of some of the world’s most successful organizations.

Andrew has been a management consultant for over 20 years and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA in Philosophy from Reed College. He is a dedicated father, Ironman triathlete and actively supports a variety of causes aimed at raising consciousness in the world.

Session: Break Free of Unquestioned Beliefs

Bill Boorman
Featured Speaker Bill Boorman HR Tech Adviser
@BillBoorman

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.

Session: Battle of the Bots

Carmen Bryant
Featured Speaker Carmen Bryant Global Director, Employer Insights
Indeed

Carmen Bryant is the Director of Employer Insights, at Indeed, where she leads a team of experts that help employers optimize their recruiting tactics. Responsible for global insights, Carmen’s international experience allows her to develop scalable strategies that help companies find critical talent.

Prior to Indeed, Carmen led the trends and insights practice for the Content Innovation Agency at NBCUniversal as well as other strategic insights positions at top tier companies. Carmen is a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology and African American Studies.

Session: The Future of Job Advertising

Arthur Boivin
Featured Speaker Arthur Boivin Co-Founder & CEO
Botmatic

After managing Oil & Gas maintenance contract in Angola and Qatar I created a marketplace to speed up the sourcing and recruitment process of technical consultants worldwide. With Samuel ROY (CTO & Co-founder) we found out how chatbots can update consultants availability quicker than ever. Botmatic was born with the mission to free recruiters from recurring and boring tasks so they can focus on empathy and candidates assessment.

Session: Battle of the Bots

Emily Campana
Featured Speaker Emily Campana Director, Global Campus Recruiting
LinkedIn

At LinkedIn, TA’s vision is to design, build and share best on planet recruiting practices, and as a company with a talent acquisition product offering we feel positioned to do just that. Emily Campana is leader of Global Campus Recruiting at LinkedIn, whose team is responsible for more than 500 intern and entry level hires across all departments in all 3 major regions. The campus team challenged the norm by moving all of their campus hiring off-campus, utilizing media and data driven recruiting on the LI platform and creating regional events to drive inclusion, scale and engagement among students at hundreds of universities and institutions.

Emily has more than 15 years of Talent Acquisition experience in high tech, consumer products and banking industries in both in-house and agency environments. She earned her degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky. A Kentucky native, she has lived and worked in Louisville, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Session: Brand Wars: How To Win When Your Candidate Is Also Your Customer

Johnny Campbell
Featured Speaker Johnny Campbell Founder & CEO
Social Talent

Johnny is co-founder and CEO of SocialTalent, the largest provider of online recruitment training in the world. Having launched the word "Ninja" into the lexicon of recruiters around the world, Johnny admits he has zero martial arts skills but claims he can martial the arts of recruiting to help any recruiter become a ninja at their job (you see what he did there?). ;-)

When he's not making bad puns, Johnny is busy raising 3 boys with his wife Jill, consuming endless books and podcasts and trying to finish 5k runs like he's still 25 (which he is definitely not). Follow him @johnnycampbell

Session: How to Source, Hire & Retain Diverse Talent

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

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.

Session: How to Build Your Recruiter Brand

Tirtha Chavan
Featured Speaker Tirtha Chavan Product Owner
Autodesk

Tirtha Chavan is Product Owner at Autodesk and has been on the board of Autodesk Women in Leadership (AWiL) for last 2 years. She is leading Global events for AWiL and she is a diversity and inclusion champion. She believes that employees can achieve their full potential when they have a sense of safety and community at work.

Session: Using Perspective To Build Amazing Teams

Paige Cherny
Featured Speaker Paige Cherny Product Expert
Recruiting Technology Consulting

Paige lives her life immersed in solving the big and small questions of recruiting.

She has had the great good fortune, through her roles at SAP SuccessFactors, Amazon and T-Mobile, to learn about recruiting practice, process and product challenges faced by hundreds of companies of all sizes across the globe. Paige has explored the talent acquisition ecosystem from a variety of internal recruiting roles, as well as from the vendor-side in implementation and product development. She brings that unique, rounded perspective to bear by helping companies select the right recruiting products and processes for their environments, as well as helping startups design to meet real-world recruiting needs.

Session: Beyond Product: Selecting the Best Recruiting Suite

Saumya Chopra
Featured Speaker Saumya Chopra People Technology Product Manager
Square

Saumya manages enterprise tools for the People team at Square. In her role, she works with SmartRecruiters and the HRIS system, Workday, with the goal of building efficient and scalable processes that support a great employee experience and leverage technology in the best possible way.

She has over 7 years of experience in various functions within HR including HR Technology, Talent Acquisition/TA Operations, as an HR Business Partner, HR Operations and in Learning.

Session: Change is Scary

Robert Coombs
Featured Speaker Robert Coombs Chief Operating Officer
The Class by Taryn Toomey

Robert has built and led the operations, web, communications, public affairs, and government relations teams for well-respected leaders in their fields. His initiatives have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wash Post, and TIME Magazine. For nearly a decade, Robert provided strike-team consulting to governors, chief justices, attorney generals, and state legislators across the country. He's held events at the White House, testified before Congress, spoken at TEDx, and was named "The Most Influential Strategist.” He’s an advisor to startups and cofounded a coffee subscription company supporting more than two dozen family and community-owned farms.

Session: A Standout Applicant

Gerry Crispin
Featured Speaker Gerry Crispin Principal & Co-Founder
CareerXroads

Gerry is a lifelong student of Recruiting. An international speaker, former TA Leader for a Fortune 50 Employer, author and acknowledged thought leader, he stays grounded by engaging with an extraordinary network of friends, colleagues and practitioners every day.

Gerry and his business partner, Chris Hoyt, facilitate peer-to-peer conversations about competitive practices with TA leaders from some of the world’s largest and most innovative corporations. Today, the CareerXroads Colloquium is in its second decade as a member driven community of peers devoted to helping one another.

Lamar Daniels
Featured Speaker Lamar Daniels Director of Talent Operations
Ring

Lamar Daniels, Director of Talent Operations, is responsible for leading the Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development teams at Ring. The Talent Operations team is passionate about creating a fluid and exceptional candidate and employee experience. Continuously championing the culture of Ring, the goal is to create an onboarding experience that will disrupt normalcies and exceed expectations. Lamar has held various talent acquisition roles over the last 16 years, including the Head of Employment Brand for GoDaddy, where he oversaw all aspects of GoDaddylife. His passion is pure, "I want to champion our amazing culture at Ring and make an impact on the lives of future employees by encouraging them to live out their career ambitions."

Session: A Standout Applicant

Emilia D'Anzica
Featured Speaker Emilia D'Anzica VP, Customer Success
Qordoba

Emilia is the VP of Customer Success at Qordoba. She was previously the VP of Customer Engagement at WalkMe. She is a certified Scrum master, PMP certified project manager, blogger and a frequent speaker at conferences. In the span of her career, Emilia has received numerous awards for being a top client service manager and leader, including the 2017 MindTouch Top 25 Customer Success Influencers. Emilia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Trans-global Executive MBA from St. Mary's College of California. Emilia speaks fluent Italian and has lived and worked in Italy, Denmark, France, Canada, and the US.

Session: Age-ism at Work

Joyce DeMonnin
Featured Speaker Joyce DeMonnin Communications Director
AARP

Joyce DeMonnin, MBA, is the communications director for AARP Oregon where she has worked for 14 years. In this role, she focuses on financial security issues including developing strategies to make the workplace more welcoming and inclusive for people of all ages and abilities. Ms. DeMonnin also lead the AARP effort to pass legislation and implementation of OregonSaves, a new and easy way to save for retirement at work. Oregon is the first state in the nation to facilitate state IRAs so all employees can save for retirement and get ahead. DeMonnin manages all the AARP communications efforts in Oregon including social media, traditional media and video story telling.

Prior to joining AARP, DeMonnin created and developed an award-winning elder abuse prevention, education and victim assistance program, worked as a reporter and owned a coffee shop.

Session: Age-ism at Work

Jeff Diana
Featured Speaker Jeff Diana Former CPO
Atlassian and SuccessFactors

Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the human resources (HR) field. He serves on several Boards for progressive HR technology companies including Everwise, Impraise, and SmartRecruiters. Jeff is a Portfolio Advisor for OpenView Ventures and serves as a consultant to several high growth progressive pre IPO software companies across the globe. He is also an active early stage angel investor with HR related technologies.

Prior to this, Jeff was the Chief People Officer at Atlassian. He was responsible for HR, Facilities, Employee Experience, and Shared Services worldwide. Jeff was instrumental in driving a successful IPO and growth agenda over the past four years enabling Atlassian to go from 300 team members and $100M in revenue to 2000 and over $600M in revenue and a market cap of more the $6B. Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012, Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, where he built the company's HR function, led a series of key initiatives to produce more than $25 million in savings, helped drive an innovative product improvement strategy and best practice sharing with customers worldwide, and doubled the company's salesforce with a record-breaking 600 new hires in one year.

Session: What I Would Do if I Could Do it All Over Again

Thibault Duchemin
Featured Speaker Thibault Duchemin Founder, CEO
Ava

Thibault Duchemin grew up the only hearing person in a Deaf family, interpreting for them since age 5. After a double master's degree in Artificial Intelligence in UC Berkeley and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, he founded Ava to make the everyday life of 400 million deaf & hard-of-hearing people 24/7 accessible, by building the fastest AI captioner for conversations. Today, Ava enables social and professional inclusion, making communications accessible in the world's largest companies, schools, conferences, and museums. Thibault is a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient and was named Humanitarian of 2017 by MIT Technology Review.

Session: Hearing Accessibility

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.

Session: Battle of the Bots

Craig Fisher
Featured Speaker Craig Fisher Head of Marketing and Employer Brand Strategy
Allegis Global Solutions

Craig Fisher leads marketing at Allegis Global Solutions and is the employer branding subject matter expert for their customers. His digital branding methods have been adopted as best practices by companies like Linkedin, Zappos, YUM! Brands, CA Technologies, Hootsuite, and many more. He’s the author of Inbound Recruiting, and a popular keynote speaker at tech, social media, HR / recruiting, and sales conferences worldwide.

Craig created the first Twitter chat for recruiters, and partnered in the first Linkedin certified training company in North America.

He’s been detailed in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, NBC News, and The Huffington Post; and is listed among HR and Recruiting’s top influencers and most engaging conference speakers.

Session: Candidate Experience and Scaling Your Brand

Steve Fogarty
Featured Speaker Steve Fogarty Senior Director Talent Futures
Adidas

At Adidas I lead the Global Talent Futures Team. In Talent Futures we are relentless seekers and builders of innovations that make us awesome at attracting and unleashing talent. We drive innovation within the Global Talent Organization by leading the digitization of the talent experience, designing and building digital and analytics solutions, employer brand strategy & activation and decision science. We are trend spotters in the areas of digital, UX, social, design thinking, big data & analytics, decision science and emerging areas of AI, VR and machine learning. Our focus comes obsessively from our end users, internal and external talent, our stakeholders, and through meticulously measuring results through analytics. The Talent Futures team spans the adidas Group globally and across brands and functions.

Session: Adidas: Behind the Brand

Maren Hogan
Featured Speaker Maren Hogan Founder & CEO
Red Branch Media

Maren Hogan is a seasoned marketer, writer and business builder in the HR and Recruiting industry. Founder and CEO of Red Branch Media, an agency offering marketing strategy and outsourcing and thought leadership to HR and Recruiting Technology and Services organizations internationally, Hogan is a consistent advocate of next generation marketing techniques. She has built successful online communities, deployed brand strategies and been a thought leader in the global recruitment and talent space. You can read more of her work on Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and on the Red Branch Media blog.

Session: A Standout Applicant

Lisa Hu
Featured Speaker Lisa Hu Senior Vice President
Blippar

Lisa currently oversees Enterprise & Operations at Blippar. Lisa has been leading efforts to bring to bring augmented reality & computer vision to the mainstream by helping enterprises and brands connect the physical world with the digital through interactive experiences. She initially launched Blippar in North America in 2012 and was the driving force behind Blippar’s growing presence in the U.S. marketplace, establishing strong partnerships with industry-leading brands including General Electric, P&G, Kraft, Anheuser Busch-Inbev, Jaguar, and others.

Prior to Blippar, Lisa was the Director of Media Strategy at Thomson Reuters and worked in management positions at ESPN Star Sports and Amazon UK. Prior to that, Lisa was Manager of Communications & High Tech at Accenture.

Lisa holds a BBA from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and an MBA from London Business School.

Session: Augmented Reality in Recruiting

Sophie Huss
Featured Speaker Sophie Huss Global Director of Talent Acquisition
Arkadin

Sophie Huss is the Global Director of Talent Acquisition at Arkadin, where she heads up the employer branding & digital recruitment strategy through a 360° communication per target audience and the deployment of a new Talent Acquisition organization, specialized in sourcing applicants, nurturing talent pipelines, hiring and onboarding.

After 25 years of marketing experience in BtoC and BtoB across international industries, she brought her expertise in brand management, content marketing, CRM and lead generation to HR. It became obvious to her that HR is the new Marketing, applying her marketing methodologies and techniques to Talent Acquisition to boost the HR transformation of Arkadin!

Session: Brand Wars: How To Win When Your Candidate Is Also Your Customer

Scott Johnsen
Featured Speaker Scott Johnsen Design Manager, Brand and Design Systems
UserTesting

Scott is a Product and Design Manager at UserTesting, tasked with developing and deploying a cohesive Brand and Design System to align their marketing, product, and engineering orgs around a visual language that resonates with customers. With a strong interest in consumer behavior and cognitive bias, Scott’s focuses on helping B2B’s from getting lost in the noise of a crowded marketplace by crafting unique brand systems that power both the visual identity and design system. As part of his work, Scott specializes in building high-performing, creative teams that utilize a design-thinking approach for creative problem solving.

Session: Unbiased Based Hiring

Stephane Kasriel
Featured Speaker Stephane Kasriel CEO
Upwork

As CEO of Upwork, the world's largest global freelancing website, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Education, Gender and Work, Stephane is in a unique position to share his perspective on the future of work -- from global forces impacting the job market and the rise of the freelance economy to how companies are changing the way they build teams and bridging skills gaps. An expert in staffing innovation, Stephane led a distributed team of engineers as Upwork's SVP of Engineering before ascending to be CEO. His book Hire Fast & Build Things details how to use freelancers to power businesses. Stephane holds an MBA from INSEAD, Master’s from Stanford in Computer Science and a BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France. Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg View have featured Stephane on topics including the future of work, entrepreneurship and how to strengthen our global economy. You can also learn more about his point of view on Fortune, Fast Company and Entrepreneur.

Session: Stop Hiring. Start Contracting.

Byron Katie
Featured Speaker Byron Katie Founder
The Work

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn't suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.

The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.

Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.

Byron Katie's books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. For more information, visit thework.com.

Session: Break Free of Unquestioned Beliefs

Erika Keough
Featured Speaker Erika Keough VP, Head of People and Operations
Oteemo, Inc.

Erika Keough is currently VP, Head of People and Operations at Oteemo. Inc where she is responsible for all things people and culture. Passionate about creating an innovative tech culture fueled by strong talent acquisition and talent management, she promotes fun and creativity along with commitment and personal drive to create a high performing organization. Erika is a veteran HR professional with over 20 years of experience in tech corporate and start-up environments. Prior to joining Oteemo, Erika led MicroStrategy's North American Talent Acquisition team. She previously held Talent Acquisition and HR roles at Clarabridge, Ntrepid and Gulian and Associates in the Northern VA area. Erika is SHRM-SCP certified and holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Spanish from Austin College, TX.

Session: The Ultimate Interview Scorecard

Jonathan Kestenbaum
Featured Speaker Jonathan Kestenbaum Managing Director
Talent Tech Labs

Jonathan Kestenbaum is the Managing Director of Talent Tech Labs. He is a lawyer by education, and an entrepreneur and investor by trade. Jonathan is passionate about being on the cutting edge of innovation and capitalizing on industry trends. He currently spends his days managing TTL’s innovation lab and advising the recruitment technology companies of tomorrow. Jonathan can be found at HR technology conferences all over the country as a sought-after speaker and panelist sharing deep insights into the evolution of the Talent Acquisition Ecosystem.

Marie Kofler
Featured Speaker Marie Kofler Senior Expert Staffing Global, Project Lead HR eRecruiting
Bosch

As the Senior Expert on Global Talent Acquisition at Bosch, Marie-Therese is responsible for Bosch’s global recruiting process, which includes the international rollout and governance of the global recruiting process and system, operated by SmartRecruiters, in more than 100 countries. Prior to that she joined the Bosch Group as participant of the junior managers trainee program, where she rotated between several departments within Bosch. Marie has a Masters Degree in Management and Psychology, and during her studies in Germany and France, she also worked for several international companies in the area of digital marketing, e-commerce, communications and HR.

Session: Big Bang vs. Phased Approach

Aline Lerner
Featured Speaker Aline Lerner CEO
Interviewing.io

Aline is the co-founder and CEO of interviewing.io. Before that, she wrote code, ran hiring at Udacity, and wrote a lot of angry stuff on the internet. Her data-driven posts about how typos matter more than pedigree, how resumes are a low-signal filtering tool, and how technical interviewing performance is arbitrary have reached millions of people, and her work on the subject has appeared in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.

Session: Anatomy of a Great Interview

Julia Lopes
Featured Speaker Julia Lopes Sr. Manager of Global Recruiting Programs, Operations & Systems
Optimizely

Julia is the Sr. Manager of Global Recruiting Programs, Operations & Systems at Optimizely where she is responsible for managing all recruiting systems, integrations, data and branding efforts for the recruiting team. She's been with Optimizely for over 4 years and prior to moving into her current role, Julia joined Optimizely to lead business recruiting efforts globally. Throughout her career in recruiting, she has spent time both in-house and on the agency side. Julia is passionate about building recruiting programs that are essential to recruiters and hiring teams, all the while keeping candidate experience top of mind.

Session: Candidate Experience Insights

Sandi Lurie
Featured Speaker Sandi Lurie Senior Director, Global Recruiting
Optimizely

Sandi is the Senior Director of Global Recruiting at Optimizely, where she manages full cycle recruitment, talent acquisition programs, analytics and initiatives. After spending the first 8 years of her career as a Contingent Recruiter Sandi transitioned into an in house recruiter role before moving to the bay area in 2000. She led Product and Technology Recruiting at salesforce.com and joined LinkedIn as an Executive Recruiter for Sales and G&A before heading up their Marketing and G&A Recruiting teams.

Sandi is extremely passionate about building recruiting organizations that are true partners to the business and making sure every candidate leaves their interview wanting to get a job offer.

Session: Empathy at Work

Nick Macario
Featured Speaker Nick Macario Founder
Dock, Remote

Nick is a futurist, blockchain enthusiast and multi-time founder, having built multiple platforms in the recruiting industry, amassing millions of users each. He is the Co-founder of dock.io, a decentralized network for professional data exchange built on blockchain, as well as the CEO of Remote.com, a leading job marketplace for remote work with over 2.5 million users.

Session: Blockchain in Recruiting

Mireya Manigault
Featured Speaker Mireya Manigault Founder/CEO
Foundation, LLC

With two decades of industry and Big4 experience in risk, process, IT and brand, Mireya launched Foundation LLC to focus on what really makes great companies great: hard work and an integrated internal and external culture strategy. Foundation LLC helps companies define and execute their internal strategy: Corporate Culture Assessment, Behavioral Risk Management Tools, Executive Team Coaching, Internal Branding, Training, Recruiting and Change Management. Because great companies are supported by a foundation of great people with the tools to be great. Foundation LLC builds great teams, brick by brick.

Session: Using Perspective To Build Amazing Teams

Guy Martin
Featured Speaker Guy Martin Director - Open@ADSK
Autodesk

Guy Martin is Director of Open@Autodesk, where he represents the company to the broader open source community and works with internal teams to help accelerate their use of and collaboration with open source software. He also helps build ‘innersource’ communities to enable better code sharing within the company. In his role to help shape culture change at the company, he is a strong champion for diversity & inclusion, as those concepts are key to stronger communities.

In former roles at Samsung and Red Hat, he worked to increase community uptake and collaboration across a wide variety of teams and projects. He speaks regularly on open source and community to audiences of all sizes at conferences such as Open Source Summit, OSCON, SCALE and All Things Open.

Session: Using Perspective To Build Amazing Teams

Robert Merrill
Featured Speaker Robert Merrill Head of Global Talent Acquisition
Ephesoft

Robert is relentless about pushing new ideas and innovating recruiting methods, tools and processes. Since 2001, Robert has been helping national and multi-national companies attract and retain talent while innovating their recruiting processes and capabilities. Passionate about evidence-based hiring and structured interviewing processes, Robert believes the key to truly diverse and high-performing teams starts with smarter hiring.

Robert currently leads global talent acquisition for Ephesoft, a startup in Laguna Hills, California hiring 39 people since he joined 6 months ago. Find him online at connectedwell.com

Session: Unbiased Based Hiring

Rumen Mihaylov
Featured Speaker Rumen Mihaylov Project Leader
Ikea

For the past 7 years, Rumen has been working with competence and organisational development questions and change at IKEA. With assignments delivering to the competence development and change to category ways of working in supplying and new ways of work, lead and organise for product development, Rumen has matured understanding of the IKEA value chain and competence in navigating complexity and facilitating change. Currently, Rumen is leading the global implementation of the new recruitment system for the Inter IKEA Group (Franchise, Industry, Range and Supply) and the implementation of a common Job portal for the franchise system, within the competence flow agenda.

Prior to IKEA, Rumen had been involved for 15 years in consulting, project management and business development in the competence field, mobile and eLearning. He has been providing consultancy to corporate, academic and public organisations, including: Bosch, SwissRe, General Electrics MB, Ericsson, McKinsey, RAI Educational; Tampere University, Milan Chamber of Commerce and the European Space Agency, helping them align learning solutions to business goals.

Session: Big Bang vs. Phased Approach

Kathryn Minshew
Featured Speaker Kathryn Minshew CEO
The Muse

Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of TheMuse.com, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to navigate their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to attract, hire and retain great talent. She’s also the author of "The New Rules of Work," a Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and an Operating Partner at XFactor Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in the next generation of female founders.

Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, contributed to the WSJ and HBR, and appeared on TODAY and CNN. She has also been named to SmartCEO's Future50 Visionary CEOs and Inc.’s 35 Under 35. Kathryn worked on HPV vaccine introduction in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative before founding The Muse, and was previously at McKinsey & Company.

Session: Candidate Experience and Scaling Your Brand

Nina Mufleh
Featured Speaker Nina Mufleh Viral Marketer

Nina Mufleh is a marketing and communications specialist who is best known for creating a viral resume in her efforts to land a job in Silicon Valley after moving to California from the Middle East. Her report Nina4Airbnb generated over half a million hits and dozens of interviews with top tier companies in the Bay Area.

Previously, Nina had co-founded The Online Project, the Middle East’s leading social media agency. She also worked for Jordan’s Queen Rania where she led her social media efforts. After the success of her Nina4Airbnb campaign, she joined Upwork to help millions of talented freelancers grow their careers online.

Session: A Standout Applicant

Eva Muller
Featured Speaker Eva Muller Managing Consultant
Promerit

Eva works as Managing Consultant for Promerit, a leading consultancy specializing in HR Digitalization, Business and HR Transformation. In this role, she leads multiple global and local projects focusing on HR (Process) Transformation, HR Strategy, Human Centered Digital Transformation and Talent Acquisition. One of her passions is designing global common core processes to create high standard and user-centric hiring experiences and enable rapid, successful cloud implementations like SmartRecruiters. Eva is passionate about applying agile methods like design thinking and scrum in her customer projects.

Prior to joining Promerit, Eva worked for Siemens, IBM, Kenexa and Hewlett Packard where she had various roles from global expert in the TA function, over project lead for global employee engagement programs and working as expert for people development. Eva holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s degree in International Management.

Session: Big Bang vs. Phased Approach

Sana' Rasul
Featured Speaker Sana' Rasul President & Chief Girlfriend
HR Girlfriends

Sana' Rasul is the President & Chief Girlfriend of HR Girlfriends, a Human Resources organization dedicated to advancing the practice and culture of people empowerment. Her team of Girlfriends consult, train, educate, develop, share, promote and advocate for solutions in the field of human resource management. Sana' is also a credentialed Career Strategist, at TheCareerHelpDesk.com, where she has helped professionals across all industries create a next level career plan, negotiate compensation and develop strategies to land the job, not just the interview.

Chassidy Rellinger
Featured Speaker Chassidy Rellinger Director TA & Global Implementation Lead
Avery Dennison

Chassidy is a Talent Acquisition Director and global project leader for Avery Dennison. She has more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, global project management and most recently HR system design and implementation. In her current role, Chassidy leads a team responsible for all US and Canada recruitment as well as the US Leadership Development Program (university recruitment).

Chassidy holds a MA from Michigan State University in Human Resources & Labor Relations.

Session: Our Journey to Hiring Success

Val Sanders
Featured Speaker Val Sanders Leadership & Transformation Coach
Val Sanders Coaching

Val Sanders is an awesomeness coach. Capping two decades as a program manager and chief of staff for companies from startups to Kaiser Permanente to Autodesk, Val took the helm of Autodesk Women in Leadership in 2016, and expanded its programming and reach to deliver group mentorship, workshops, and networking events to 800 members worldwide.

As a coach, Val now helps others to unlock their full potential, working with individual clients, delivering group workshops, and creating experiences that allow participants to see, explore, and understand the value of diversity and inclusion first hand.

Session: Using Perspective To Build Amazing Teams

Lars Schmidt
Featured Speaker Lars Schmidt Founder & Principal
Amplify

Lars Schmidt is the Founder of Amplify, a boutique HR executive search and consulting firm that helps companies like Hootsuite, SpaceX, and Cracker Barrel prepare for the future of work. Prior to founding Amplify, he spent 18+ years building progressive talent teams at companies including NPR, Magento, and Ticketmaster. Lars is also the Co- Founder of HR Open Source (HROS.co), a global initiative to accelerate innovation and education in HR.

Lars is a writer and global keynote speaker. His regular columns on Fast Company and Forbes explore the future of work and the intersection of talent, culture, brand, and technology. He’s the co-author of Employer Branding for Dummies (Wiley, 2017). Lars was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner, included in The Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter, and LinkedIn’s 50 Most Popular Recruiting Influencers. You can find him on Twitter at @Lars.

Session: Big Bang vs. Phased Approach

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.

William Tincup
Featured Speaker William Tincup President
RecruitingDaily

William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a Writer, Speaker, Advisor, Consultant, Investor, Storyteller & Teacher. He's been writing about HR related issues for over a decade. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 20 HR technology startups. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Session: Texting Etiquette

Bradford Wilkins
Featured Speaker Bradford Wilkins Vice President, People Solutions
Altisource

Bradford is the Vice President, Human Resources for Altisource (NASDAQ: ASPS) where he oversees HR in North America, South America, Europe and global Talent Management including Europe and APAC. He specializes in innovative HR and talent-management strategies at growing and evolving companies. He has held architecture responsibilities for multiple integrated talent departments, incorporating HR, talent acquisition, talent development and organizational development across a variety of industries. As VP of Talent and HR at Adcap, the company was recognized two years in a row as the #1 Overall Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the "Best and Brightest" and was named a top three company in the U.S. overall for its hiring practices by TheLadders.com.

Session: Hiring by Committee

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.

Session: Brand Wars: How To Win When Your Candidate Is Also Your Customer

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.

Session: A Standout Applicant

Jay Yoshioka
Featured Speaker Jay Yoshioka Marketing Strategist
Business Implementation leader

Jay Yoshioka is a Marketing Strategist and Business Implementation leader who partners with organizations by employing collaboration and influence to motivate teams and deliver strategic business initiatives. Having worked in travel and banking, Jay has witnessed how business cycles, acquisitions and customer trends change and why it is important to have talent who can collaboratively adapt and venture forward as the market changes. Jay is currently fostering ideas around the importance of the culture of governance. He nourishes his soul by working with a children’s focused NGO on the Thai-Myanmar border.

Session: Using Perspective To Build Amazing Teams

Kyle Lagunas
Featured Speaker Kyle Lagunas Research Manager
IDC

Kyle Lagunas is research manager for IDC's Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition and Staffing research practice. In this role, Kyle leads IDC's research on the dynamic world of talent acquisition and engagement. His work focuses on technologies and services – how they are evolving, what they are addressing, and how organizations are successfully leveraging them to navigate the complexities involved in attracting, hiring, and engaging talent in a digital world.

Lee-Martin Seymour
Featured Speaker Lee-Martin Seymour CoFounder, CEO
Xref

Lee-Martin Seymour is co-founder and CEO of Xref. The Xref concept was initiated from Lee’s frustration with the way reference checks were being conducted and co-founder Tim’s deep technical understanding and enabled him to envisage how automation could improve the process. Lee’s ability to empathise with the struggles of his clients and confidently share counsel, is no coincidence. He previously spent 17 years working in recruitment across various industries and geographies. During this time, he developed a deep understanding of the demands of the employment market and its pain points. A serial entrepreneur with a determination to streamline business practices, Lee has also been at the forefront of multiple other technology and recruitment organisations that redefine processes, build brands and bring positive change to a community.

Session: Bots Can't Tell Stories

Tigran Sloyan
Featured Speaker Tigran Sloyan Founder, CEO
CodeFights

Tigran is the founder/CEO of CodeFights, a technology company on a mission to discover, develop and promote tech talent all over the world. Since its launch in September of 2014, CodeFights has attracted $12.5M in investments from some of the most prominent Silicon Valley investors and over a million engineers from more than 200 countries becoming one of the largest developer communities in the world. Before starting CodeFights, Tigran worked at Google, earned Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics at MIT and won multiple medals at various International Math Contests.

Session: Measuring Talent

Angie Verros
Featured Speaker Angie Verros Global Talent Acquisition
Duo Security

Angie is the founder of Vaia Talent. A passionate recruiting leader, she has an impeccable work ethic and successful record of sourcing top talent. With experience in hyper growth environments, she excels at designing recruiting programs to build social and brand awareness.

In her 13+ year career, she has been responsible for executing recruiting strategies to meet high growth people needs. She has also led branding and social recruiting efforts to create candidate awareness.

Session: Beating the Odds on Cold Outbound

Lisa Wang
Featured Speaker Lisa Wang Founder, CEO
SheWorx

Lisa helps companies build diverse and inclusive environments through workshops that attract, cultivate, and retain top female talent.

As a leading motivational speaker, she keynoted top conferences including: World Entrepreneur Forum, CIO Summit, CES, IBM Think Leaders, World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IAG Ascend Leadership Conference and more. Lisa leverages her experience as a 4x US National Champion Gymnast, serial entrepreneur, and Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient to help you and your team understand the mindset all leaders need to help build and scale their vision with an inclusive mindset.

Session: Path to Gender Parity

Kevin Wheeler
Featured Speaker Kevin Wheeler Founder and Chairman
Future of Talent Institute

Kevin is a well-known futurist, speaker, author, teacher and consultant in talent acquisition and development.

Kevin is the Founder and Chairman of the Future of Talent Institute, President of Global Learning Resources, Inc. and Co-Director of the Australasian Talent Conference. His predictions about the future of work, recruitment and learning are used by HR leaders globally. His articles appear in ERE.com, ATC media, and in numerous publications in China, Singapore, Australia and Europe.

After a 25-year career in corporate America serving as the Senior Vice President for Staffing and Workforce Development at the Charles Schwab Corporation, the Vice President of Human Resources for Alphatec Electronics, Inc. in Thailand, and in a variety of human resources roles at National Semiconductor Corporation, Kevin has firsthand knowledge of the need for better strategies and approaches to finding, developing and retaining people.

He has served as adjunct faculty at San Jose State University, the University of San Francisco and on the business faculty at San Francisco State University.

Session: Blockchain in Recruiting

Laura Beth Williams
Featured Speaker Laura Beth Williams Director of Philanthropy & Partnerships
Cor Foundation

A small town girl born and raised in Southern Virginia took on the nation’s capital after graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Psychology. After arriving she ditched her government job that offered her financial & job security to work for a start-up non-profit to change student lives.

Session: What are Millennials Up To?

Keryn Paviour Smith
Featured Speaker Keryn Paviour Smith RPO Director
ManpowerGroup Solutions

Keryn Paviour-Smith is a senior talent acquisition specialist with experience working for large US headquartered multi-nationals in Europe and Asia Pacific in both in-house and RPO solutions.

Keryn has deep expertise in talent acquisition from graduates through to executive hires. She’s experienced in sourcing across a range of channels including social media, direct and agency. Keryn has worked in range of industries including online travel, financial services, management consulting and not for profit. Key achievements include leading the Recruitment function for Expedia in Europe and Asia Pacific and prior to that managing recruitment for Westpac Banking Corporation (one of Australia’s largest banks).

Session: Bots Can't Tell Stories

Sam Sepah
Featured Speaker Sam Sepah Global Staffing Program Manager
Google

Sam Sepah has worked for well-known organizations for more than 10 years: Google, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), GE-NBC Universal, Siemens, Sprint, MCI, and Apple. Sam was the youngest person appointed by the Governor of Vermont to serve on the Commission on Employment for People with Disabilities. Throughout his career, he has provided counsel to over 300+ managers and executives. To this day, Sam still is the only Deaf HR professional working in Fortune 500 companies. He is also known as an expert on advocating employment rights for the underrepresented workers, especially for the deaf and hard of hearing population. Mr. Sepah is known as an expert on advocating employment rights for the underrepresented workers, especially for the deaf and hard of hearing population. Because of his expertise in workforce diversity management, he is often invited to provide speeches at a variety of business conferences regarding leadership and diversity best practices.

Session: The Amazing Power of Perspective

Kim Davis
Featured Speaker Kim Davis Vice President, Sales
Yoh

An RPO pioneer and recognized talent acquisition thought leader, Kim Davis serves as Vice President, Sales at Yoh.

With over 30 years in the staffing industry, Kim brings senior executive leadership experience on both sides of the desk, including corporate HR, career management, consulting, staffing and recruitment process outsourcing. As a career entrepreneur, Kim successfully started and sold 3 talent acquisition firms.

Kim has authored numerous articles and been published in several trade publications with topics ranging from all aspects talent acquisition, to most recently the demand for health care recruiting. Kim is also a former HROA RPO Alliance board member providing vision and direction for the RPO vertical.

Kim was awarded E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and holds an MBA from Western Illinois University and BS in Business from Northern Illinois University.

Session: Can RPO lead to Hiring Success?

Tim Pröhm
Featured Speaker Tim Pröhm Global Practice Strategy Lead
KellyOCG

As Global Practice Strategy Lead RPO at KellyOCG, Tim consults with organizations across the globe to deliver market insights and innovative technologies that help them optimize and advance their RPO strategies. As work preferences change and demographics shift across the marketplace, Tim strives to be at the forefront of the evolution of the global workforce. He’s an RPO subject matter expert with 15 years of experience in the workforce solutions industry, and has strong focus on emerging HR technologies, process automation and analytics.

Session: Can RPO lead to Hiring Success?

Gaurav Kataria
Featured Speaker Gaurav Kataria VP of Product and Data Science
Entelo

Gaurav Kataria leads product and data science at Entelo. Prior to this role he spent nearly a decade at Google Cloud and prior to Google, he was a senior leader at Booz Allen Hamilton and co-founder of a tech startup. He has a Masters and PhD in Computer Security from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.

Session: The Future of Job Advertising

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?

Amir Ashkenazi
Featured Speaker Amir Ashkenazi Founder & President
Uncommon

Amir Ashkenazi is a three-time entrepreneur that pioneered comparison shopping, programmatic advertising and now AI recruiting, and is responsible for over $1 billion of value created.

Session: The Future of Job Advertising

Veronica Ensign
Featured Speaker Veronica Ensign Bay Area Executive Director
Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures is a national nonprofit that equips ambitious, budding entrepreneurs with criminal histories with the tools and skills to go legit, empowering them to succeed as income earners, parents, and role models in their communities. Having spent her entire career social change - working on issues spanning from community-driven economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa to reforming the U.S. education system - Veronica is committed to creating a better, more just world by fighting for racial, economic, and social equity.

Session: A Second Chance

Simon Yu
Featured Speaker Simon Yu CEO
StormX

At the age of 19, Simon turned a $100 gift into a $500,000 business. Since then, Simon has used his unique vision and ability to execute to grow a small dorm room project into a multi-billion dollar business opportunity receiving very little outside investments.

Session: Blockchain in Recruiting

Scott Hernandez
Featured Speaker Scott Hernandez Director, Global Head of Recruiting
StubHub

Scott Hernandez, global head of Recruiting, is currently charged with raising the talent bar at StubHub, a $5B dollar business with a presence in 48 countries around the world. While at StubHub, Scott has implemented new systems and processes, and built a global recruiting team to help fuel the company's continued growth and international expansion. This includes reinforcing StubHub and eBay's collective values of being Driven, Courageous, Richly Diverse, Innovative, and living the Brand.

Prior to StubHub, Scott served as an executive recruiter for eBay where he was responsible for placing strategic hires throughout the organization. Notable placements included SVP of North America, President of StubHub, CMO and several other senior hires at the VP level and above.

Session: Age-ism at Work

Talisa Humphrey
Featured Speaker Talisa Humphrey Recruiting Analyst
Optimizely

Talisa Humphrey is a dedicated data analyst with years of experience in organizing and analyzing hiring metrics. She is passionate about promoting efficiency and becoming a SME on various visualization tools (Excel, Google Sheets,Chartio). Talisa's goal is to provide reliable reports and empower her recruiting team members, hiring managers, and leaders with the data they need to make insightful decisions.

Session: Candidate Experience Insights

Yannick Riveti
Featured Speaker Yannick Riveti Director, Recruiting
Equinox

Yannick Riveti oversees global recruiting efforts in support of 90+ Equinox properties across the US, UK, and Canada. He is a Talent Acquisition & Recruiting professional with over 10 years of both brick & mortar business management, and full life cycle recruiting team leadership experience.

Session: Brand Wars: How To Win When Your Candidate Is Also Your Customer

Nzinga Shaw
Featured Speaker Nzinga Shaw SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Atlanta Hawks

Nzinga Shaw is currently the senior vice president of community and concurrently works as the chief diversity & inclusion officer in the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena organization. She is the first person to hold the CDIO position in the National Basketball Association and for all 122 North American professional sports teams.

Prior to joining the Atlanta Hawks, Shaw has been at the forefront of leading organizational change through diversity. She served as senior vice president of diversity & inclusion at Edelman, the world’s largest and most profitable public relations/integrated marketing agency. Shaw also worked as a human resources practitioner at ESSENCE Magazine, the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, and the National Football League. Recently, Shaw was appointed by the NBA to serve on the Global Inclusion Council.

Session: The Power of Diversity

Madeline Saltzman
Featured Speaker Madeline Kolbe Saltzman Head of People
Handshake

Madeline Kolbe Saltzman leads People and Talent at Handshake, an organization working to democratize career opportunities for all students. Joining the Handshake leadership team in 2016, Madeline oversees talent recruitment, people operations, and development. Madeline has built a company culture that reflects the mission and values of Handshake by establishing a variety of diverse and inclusive initiatives, including Women at Handshake, Handshake for All, Learning & Development Programs, and Feedback and Growth Initiatives. Prior to joining Handshake, Madeline spent her career developing and hiring talent at various tech companies, including Cadre, Tumblr, and Google. Madeline has a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College and is native of Northern California.

Session: What are Millennials Up To?

Kim Hoffman
Featured Speaker Kim Hoffman Director of Recruiting
Intuit

Kim is an accomplished talent acquisition leader and leads the global product and technologies talent acquisition team for Intuit.

Kim’s mission is to bring top talent into Intuit to build amazing products for our 46M customers. Technology, Innovation and Engineering excites her. Her passions include building programs to support women returning to the workforce, creating an amazing community of women to network and learn from all while leading a team of exceptional talent acquisition professionals that reflect diverse thoughts and backgrounds. Her efforts have contributed to Intuit's place on in the top ten of Fortune's best workplaces for women and named one of the top ten tech companies doing the best at promoting diversity.

Session: How to Source, Hire & Retain Diverse Talent

Alison Mackay
Featured Speaker Alison Mackay Technical Sourcer
Facebook

Alison has been in technical recruiting for five years in both agency and corporate environments in Silicon Valley. She currently works at Facebook on the Data Center Recruiting Team where she supports the growth of the Data Center Strategy team. Her focus on building a community of recruiters in the Bay Area has helped expand her network and led to her co-founding the Silicon Valley Recruiters Association in 2015.

Alison loves to work with all levels of talent to help them find their next career opportunity. She regularly speaks at events focused for the job search and is a contributing writer for Recruiting Daily. She is a Leadership Coach for Braven, a non-profit focused on solving the education to employment gap across the nation. As a Talent Acquisition professional, she is extremely passionate about the role she plays in diversifying the tech industry.

Session: How to Source, Hire & Retain Diverse Talent

Torin Ellis
Featured Speaker Torin Ellis CoFounder
Core Of Inclusion

Torin Ellis is a Human Capital Strategist, focused on the art of recruiting diverse talent using various creative methods. Torin has an accomplished background that includes 17 years of human capital efforts, military service, several Board of Director appointments and unwavering spirit of giving back to the community and emerging youth.

Session: The Power of Diversity

Bärí Williams
Featured Speaker Bärí Williams Head of Business Operations, North America
StubHub

Bärí A. Williams is an attorney and business operations executive and startup advisor in the tech industry. She currently advises in a legal and operations capacity for Blavity, Owl, Atipica, and Cool Cousin. She is the former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub, where she was responsible for business planning and operations to manage and oversee technical internal and external metrics, product innovation, and partnerships and drive P&L results across the company. She also serves as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space.

Prior to StubHub, Bärí was a senior commercial attorney at Facebook supporting internet.org connectivity efforts, building drones, satellites, and lasers, and supporting the company's supply chain. She also successfully took on the passion project of creating and implementing Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, launched in October 2016. Bari is also an accomplished speaker, and writer, and her bylines include The New York Times, Fortune, WIRED, The Root, and Fast Company. She has been featured as an inaugural selection for 2017's Recode 100, Elle, Black Enterprise and Essence magazines, and TheRoot.com

Bärí is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.

Session: The Power of Diversity

Julia Bouzan
Featured Speaker Julia Bouzan Head of Global Client Services and Consulting
Alexander Mann Solutions

Julia Bouzan is the Global Head of Client Services at Alexander Mann Solutions, the world’s leading provider of talent acquisition and management consulting.

Session: Can RPO Lead to Hiring Success?

Pamela Seplow
Featured Speaker Pamela Seplow VP Talent and Development
Accolade

Currently leading Talent and Development at Accolade, Pamela Seplow is a passionate talent management strategist and leader with more than 20 years of progressive experience and a proven track record of designing and implementing impactful business solutions.

Session: Candidate Experience and Scaling Your Brand

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

Drew Kapla
Featured Speaker Drew Kapla Chief Technical Officer
Click Boarding

Drew oversees Click Boarding’s technology vision to meet the ever-changing market needs. He is responsible for the software platform development and delivery as well as the Company’s security and technology infrastructures.

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

Sarah Anderson
Featured Speaker Sarah Anderson SVP Global Delivery
Cielo

As Senior Vice President, Global Delivery, Sarah Anderson is responsible for ensuring global consistency in the delivery of services to our client teams and clients. Sarah drives Cielo’s global shared services strategy, including recruitment marketing, reporting and analytics, and our Impression Center and Bridge pre-employment service across the globe. Sarah brings a wide variety of experience gained during her 15 years in the HR industry, and excels at pairing that expertise with a drive for innovation and continuous learning. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She resides in Delafield, WI, with her husband and two children.

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

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

Hessam Lavi
Featured Speaker John Hooper Sr. Customer Success Manager
SmartRecruiters

John Hooper is a former member of the wine industry who made the jump to the SaaS space. Now Sr. Customer Success Manager at SmartRecruiters, he manages client relationships with enterprise level customers and specializes in data visualization and data analysis.

Session: SmartRecruiters 2018 Product and Vision

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