December 10 - 12, 2017 | The Highland, Dallas, TX

Day 1 — Sunday, Dec 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am Registration

11:00 am - 11:10 am Welcome Orientation

11:10 am - 11:20 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Perot Museum TECH Truck — Tinker | Engineer | Create | Hack A mobile extension of Dallas’ lauded Perot Museum, the TECH Truck offers hands-on experiences with maker-based science, technology, engineering, art and math — (STEAM) experiences. What better way to get to know another? Let’s make something! Plus, get ideas for launching your own corporate hackathon.

Using our hands, our minds and our creativity, we will:
·         Get creative and innovative with basic materials and maker-based science supplies
·         Solve design challenges
·         Utilize technology to solve problems
·         Explore 3D printing, laser cutters and other technologies
·         Use tools and supplies to create and connect

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:35 pm Evolve HR with Cognitive Tools for the Workforce How Artificial Intelligence Will Unlock Your Employees’ Potential

Duke Daehling - IBM Partner, Global Business Services IBM Global Business Services
To go digital is to remain relevant. To evolve, leading companies are adopting artificial intelligence and cognitive tools that analyze thousands of resumes in seconds, personalize employee learning, automate routine HR processes and interpret data to predict which teams of employees will be most productive. In this session, learn how the future of workplace will meld human insight with big data and machine learning to adapt to the wave of new roles, new skillsets that the future workplace will require

• Learn how AI-powered chatbots can field questions from employees and job candidates
• See examples of career development paths, customized for employees’ goals and skills
• Get personalized learning recommendations suited to individual styles and needs.
• View demos of talent analytics that predict which staff are high potential or flight risks

Duke Daehling

IBM Partner, Global Business Services
IBM Global Business Services

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Business Meetings + Product Showcase

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Business Meetings + Product Showcase

Job candidates now desire the customer experience. And that means tech — from recruiting to onboarding. Candidates now expect career site portals that narrate a company’s culture through video, virtual reality and social media that offers candid employee-centered narratives of a company’s culture. With many people living much of their lives through their phones, recruiters use video interviews, texting and even chatbots to reach candidates at a scale not seen before. Powered by Artificial Intelligence, several apps can analyze thousands of resumes in seconds while scouring social media databases to build a customized talent pipeline specific to niche, industry, job and region. Ultimately, this new tech-enabled process is about being available to interact with a candidate on their terms, rather than just meet the immediate needs of recruiters.

• Video interviewing technology can analyze facial expressions for levels of empathy, motivation and engagement
• Other apps deploy AI and algorithms to measure a candidate’s core competences in grit, curiosity and teamwork that aren’t readily visible in a resume or standard interview
• Game-changer case studies of how video interviewing speeds up the hiring of frontline workers while text-based recruiting is quickly supplanting the traditional college job fair game
• Case study of how one company developed a mobile-first job app that reduced both the application process to just ten minutes while significantly decreasing their time to hire

Tony Le

Senior Director of Global HR Operations and Talent Acquisition
IAC Publishing


Kate Rushton

Senior Sourcing Manager, Global Therapeutic Operations and Medical Affairs


Rebecca Ahmed

Director, HR Operations
Pinnacle Entertainment


William Tincup

Recruiting Daily

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm People Strategy Through A Digital Lens — Inside Learning + Performance Management at Dell

Susan Schmitz - Chief of People Strategy Dell
Dell’s Global Infrastructure Delivery Services workforce mixes Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers. They take a blended approach to employee learning and performance management that combines high tech (augmented reality training, gamified feedback) with a human touch — 1 on 1 coaching. This innovative approach to people strategy has saved the business unit over $3 million annually while boosting employee engagement. In this, session, learn what sort of performance and development challenges tech can and cannot solve. Discover more about this innovative approach to learning and performance that also yields tangible benefits when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.

Susan Schmitz

Chief of People Strategy

The modern office is pushed and pulled at the same time. The push for collaboration and open office space has ushered in teamwork, open tables and natural light to the workspace. But as a backlash, many employees still long for privacy and concentration space. In this session, see how leading companies are using sensors and smart configurations to balance private spaces to concentrate and shared places to collaborate.

Asier Espel

Vice President, Americas South Business


Bruce Simoneaux

Principal, Applied Research

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Load Shuttle — Departs Lobby at 5:15pm En Route to Steelcase Dallas Work Life Center

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Steelcase On-Site Visit — Dallas Work Life Center

6:45 pm - 6:45 pm Shuttle Departs Work Life Center — Returns to The Highland Hotel

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktails, Dinner & Networking at The Brackets, The Highland Hotel