HR TechXpo 2018
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HR TechXpo 2018

An exciting day-long event showcasing the intersection of HR and Technology. Find new ways to solve human problems with technology. Join us for this exciting day-long event and discover the hottest technology solutions on the market.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/28/2018
When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Where: Hilton Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco 94102
United States
Contact: 800-339-4481

Online registration is available until: 8/29/2018
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HR TechXpo 2018

Tuesday, August 28th
9:00am - 3:30pm

Qualifies for 2.25 General HRCI Recertification Credits (approval pending)

HR Professional Rate: Discounted Rate of $29
Non-HR Professional Rate: $159

An exciting day-long event showcasing the intersection of HR and Technology.

Looking to solve human problems with technology? Join us for this exciting day-long event and discover the hottest technology solutions on the market. The HR TechXpo is where HR meets technology, providing an unparalleled opportunity to check out offerings  from all the best tech companies — all in one place, right in your backyard.

You’ll have fun finding innovative solutions to your HR problems in a low-pressure setting. With live demos and hands-on opportunities to explore systems, you’ll cover the A-Z of HR technology from early stage startups to enterprise-size providers.

Who’ll be there?

HR professionals seeking to solve human problems with technology; HR startups looking to meet peers and partners; small, medium and large companies looking for solutions; interested stakeholders.

Stay in the loop about the event & share what you're looking forward to using #HRTechXpo.




9:15 - 10:00am: Human (Resources) In the Loop: AI for HR, presented by Eric Shangle, Director of People Operations, Figure Eight

Attend the AI for HR session by Eric Shangle to find out the many ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help us answer questions we didn’t even know to ask. 

As you might not realize, most of us already use AI in our daily work. However, what are new applications AI companies are working on to help us organize data for meaningful business decisions? And what is the future for AI in HR? 

In this session, Shangle demystifies AI and highlights cutting-edge applications of AI in HR. You'll walk away knowing how current AI is being used for HR systems and what all this means in the real world. 


10:30 - 11:00am Blue Marble Demo – An Interactive Look at Global Payroll

1:45 - 2:30pm: Cyber Security: What HR Professionals Need to Know, presented by Jenny Hayes, MSOD, PHR, Senior HR Operations Manager, Astreya
Cyber threats are real, and it's not only the responsibility of IT professionals to safeguard data.  HR practitioners need to be aware of potential cyber threats. Business Email Compromise (BEC), in particular, is a threat to HR organizations, as scammers are pretending to be C-suite execs and ask unsuspecting HR team members for confidential employee data.  At the end of the day, it's the responsibility of the person responding to the email to be "cyber aware."

This session won’t be highly technical, but a practical discussion to cover the recent press regarding phishing and BEC/BES. In 2016, CompTIA revealed that 45% of employees receive no cybersecurity training from their employers. We will address recent reports from the IRS as well as Google regarding phishing scams.

Technology transforms how HR departments contact employees, store files and analyze employee performance. When used properly, technology makes HR practices more efficient. When used poorly, it can get in the way of HR operations. Good HR practices maximize the benefits and minimize the problems. All areas of HR are going to be touched by technology.

HR has typically been a bit behind the times on technology. However, things have changed. IT and HR have merged, as many applications that HR professionals use do not involve IT anymore. Cloud-based apps that can run on any browser and are platform/OS independent means that HR practitioners are on their own. About half of all HR systems today reside in the cloud, meaning that HR has become more influential in how technology decisions are made. HR is more likely to "own" its technology while IT's role is limited to ensuring that it meets requirements in security, systems integration and other technical areas. This new dynamic between the HR and IT departments means relationships can grow tense; IT must adjust to a position in which it wields less clout.  

Having  worked with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to promote their research on cybersecurity, we found:

●   63% of employees use their work mobile device for personal activities.
●   94% of employees connect their laptop/mobile to public Wi-Fi networks.
●   49% of employees have at least 10 logins, but only 34% have at least 10 unique logins.

We will discuss 5 key areas of focus and tips to help educate your users to change their common “bad habits.” Attend this session to discover:
1) Top cyber security threats that plague companies today.
2) What is BEC/BES and how does this apply to HR practitioners?
3)Training that can be provided to help empower the HR practitioner and end user.

2:50 - 3:30pm Pitch Competition Finals

3:00pm - 3:45pm: Resilient Skills in the Fast-Evolving Workplace,
presented by Amir Borna, Chief Product Officer, Sounding Board
Companies are evolving faster than ever before to keep up with the digital transformation happening across all industries. Many functional skills are quickly becoming obsolete, being replaced with algorithms and AI.  How is this different than the industrial revolution? Will we lose our jobs to AI and robots? What skills should we develop further to remain relevant in this fast-evolving transformation? Join this session to discuss which transferable skills will set apart leaders and give companies a competitive advantage. Understand how high-demand skills will be evolving and how you can future-proof your organization. 


> Eric Shangle, Director of People Operations, Figure Eight

Eric brings over 20 years of experience in technology, science, hospitality, and government to Figure Eight. He acts as a strategic partner for growing the company and in making it a “great place to work.” He recently led the People Operations  functions at Enjoy and ZeroCater, taking each through hyper-growth phases and early funding rounds while focusing the team on culture and performance.

His time as a naval officer is the foundation for his perspective on coaching and  developing teams. Eric is a former Meteorologist/Oceanographer with an MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School, an M.A. in Human Relations from the University of  Oklahoma, and a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He has lived and traveled all over the world but calls San Francisco home, where is he active  in the local community.

> Jenny Hayes, MSOD, PHR
Jenny has over 15 years of experience in the staffing and technology industries. She recently published a book on organizational behavior entitled The Cheating Boyfriend (And Other Organizational Indiscretions).  Jenny earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and her M.S. in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. Jenny currently manages HR Operations at Astreya, a Silicon Valley IT services company and is an adjunct instructor at UCSC Silicon Valley. She resides in San Jose, California.

Amongst her experiences, she has worked as a technical recruiter, tech support at Yahoo!, QA/JR programmer with Stanford, and then moved back to HR to build the first recruiting team at Astreya. Learn more about Jenny at


> Amir Borna, Chief Product Officer, Sounding Board
Amir Borna is the Chief Product Officer at Sounding Board, a VC-backed startup in the $40B+ leadership and training industry. Sounding Board is an innovative coaching platform, combining professional coaches and software to deliver highly-impactful, personalized and feedback-driven leadership development.
Amir has over 25 years of experience in engineering and product with a focus on user interaction design. His work has centered around building digital workflows across various industries. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies and even founded his own company across various industries including mobile advertising, social networking, innovative solutions for Hollywood movie production, enterprise collaboration, a convertible bond trading platform for Wall Street, the first tablet PC, and desktop publishing.
Amir holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University. 

Cancellations received after June 16 are not refundable.