HR Technology Summit
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Join us for an insightful look into the latest technologies advancing the practice of HR.

When: Friday, May 29, 2015
From 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Five Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California  94111
United States

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Summit Details

Registration: NCHRA Members $270 / General $340     Bring a colleague for 50% off!


Qualifies for 6 SHRM Professional Development Credits / HRCI Recertification Credits 


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You have a job to do. A job that is either enhanced or inhibited by the technology you use. As the saying goes, “To err is human, but to really screw up…you need a computer.” Join us for an insightful look into the latest technologies advancing the practice of HR. From core systems to niche platforms, you’ll have the opportunity to compare the latest solutions from leading HR service partners in a friendly, low-pressure environment. Your time is too valuable to waste, dedicate the day to ensure you’re using it wisely.



8:00-8:30am: Registration & Opening Remarks

8:30-9:45am: HR at the Speed of Technology
Nov Omana, President & CEO, Collective HR Solutions
Changes in social patterns and technology are having a profound effect on business today. Explore how these shifts in personal and social behaviors, supported by substantial technology breakthroughs, are affecting the way we work, live and practice HR. Using case studies, you’ll discover how others are pioneering HR programs that benefit their workforce, and leverage these trends to transform communication, infrastructure and programs in a way that makes sense for your organization.

9:45-10:00am: Break

10:00-11:15am: Finding Your Match: HRIS Selection and Implementation
LaTonya Olivier, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, CCP, GRP, CEO, BLC Partners
The proliferation of technical options in the past 3-5 years has complicated (rather than simplified) the task of finding the right HR solution. Take a look at some cool tech to add to your toolkit, and find out what does and does not matter when choosing a system. We'll talk about assessment tools, as well as how to integrate with multiple systems. You'll leave the session with ideas for maximizing employee effectiveness and providing more flexible and timely assistance to stakeholders. 

11:15-11:30am: Break

11:30am-12:45pm: Increasing ROI with Benefit Software
Shawn Edgington, President & CEO, CIC, Granite Insurance Brokers, E-COMP & Granite Health Pro
Wouldn’t it be great to reduce the administrative burden of your company’s employee benefits program and create a simple, paperless and streamlined enrollment experience? You can – thanks to technology! Here’s what today’s newest technology can do for you: Deliver compliance, educate and engage your employees, host employee advocacy programs, and empower your employees to become better benefit consumers. Compare the top three benefit admin platforms in the marketplace today, including Zenefits, and discover how to efficiently manage open enrollment, onboarding and wellness, and even take your benefits program mobile. Leveraging technology is easier than ever before and available to all size companies.

12:45-2:00pm: Networking Lunch

2:00-3:00pm: Mitigating Risk with Visualization Tools
Joe Kolinger, Chief Technology Officer and VP Professional Services, OfficeWork Software
Don’t risk losing customers and key talent while your costs spin out of control. Instead, learn from the man behind org chart software and other workplace visualization tools as he presents a fascinating case study from a defense contractor. Find out how they reduced risk and anticipated turnover using technology, tools and techniques to map people by function and automate what used to be a manual process.

3:00-3:15pm: Break

3:15-4:30pm: Building Culture through the Power of Data
Steven Huang, Data & Insights, Culture Amp, and former People Analyst at Square and Facebook
We’ve been promised that HR technology will free us from transactional work and allow us to focus on strategic initiatives. But in most organizations, enormous amounts of time are spent on collecting, cleaning and reporting on data that doesn’t move the needle. Learn how to link data throughout the employee lifecycle to measure, manage and act using evidence-based decisions. Find out why linking the employee life cycle matters, how to get executives on board, and when and how to get started!

About the Presenters

Shawn Edgington, President & CEO, CIC, Granite Insurance Brokers, E-COMP & Granite Health Pro
Shawn Edgington is President of Granite Insurance Brokers, one of the leading insurance brokerage and risk management firms, and home to Granite Health Pro - the first-ever employee benefits administration software that’s paperless, mobile-enabled and takes care of all Affordable Care Act deliverables. She is also the Founder of E-COMP, the national pay-as-you-go workers compensation program. Shawn is also a cyber-safety expert, and the author of the bestselling book, The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World and Read Between the Lines.

Steven Huang, Data & Insights, Culture Amp, and former People Analyst at Square and Facebook
Steven left his career as an actuary to join a new wave of HR professionals in the “people analytics” industry. He was the first HR analyst at Facebook in 2011 and then Square in 2014. He now leads Data & Insights for North America at Culture Amp. His career ambition is larger than just engagement; he wants to fundamentally change the way we work by bringing data solutions to Human Resources. In his spare time, he plays tennis and attends music festivals.

Joe Kolinger, Chief Technology Officer and VP Professional Services, OfficeWork Software
Joe Kolinger co-founded OfficeWork Software and developed technologies used by 7000 companies to solve and manage their workforce planning and organizational charting requirements. Joe leads consulting services and works with companies to implement technology, process and strategy. He has been instrumental in designing process and data visualization tools that help companies manage human capital risks. In addition he has extensive background in process improvement, organizational design, resource management and software engineering. Joe helped direct technical and business analysis organizations with AT&T, Kaiser Permanente and other Fortune 100 companies.


LaTonya Olivier, SPHR-CA, M.Ed., CCP, GRP, CEO & Principal Consultant, BLC Partners, LLC 
LaTonya has over 20 years of combined consulting and internal HR Executive experience. She has directly worked for employers ranging from divisions of large publicly owned corporations to small entrepreneurial enterprises. She has also worked in both the private and public sector as an HR Leader. Her undergraduate degree is in journalism from Texas A&M University and her Master's Degree is in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Leadership from The University of Texas at Austin. She has also completed all but her dissertation towards her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning.

Nov Omana, Founder, Collective HR Solutions, LLC
In 2004, Nov Omana launched Collective HR Solutions, LLC, a comprehensive resource in HR Technology and Strategy consulting. The business consists of HR Technology consulting, contractor placement, and partnering with other small businesses with specialty skills in Human Resources and technology. He has three decades of career experience in the HR Technology arena, assisting numerous companies in structuring their HR systems to address and solve their business challenges. In 2007, Nov was selected as the winner of the prestigious IHRIM Summit Award, given to individuals who have made significant, long-term contributions to the advancement of IHRIM's mission and goals.






Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings and Webinars). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.