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IHR | 2016

Oct. 3–4, 2016 | Chicago

More insight. More networking. More InfluenceHR.


For a day and a half on the shores of Lake Michigan, CEOs, CMOs, and customer-facing executives who market and sell to the HR buyer will come together and share deep, actionable B2B marketing insights.

There’s no other event like InfluenceHR — you just have to be there to experience it.

We had a packed house last fall and we expect the same again this year. And we have a lineup that is going to blow you away with more sessions and more opportunities to pick the minds of analysts, influencers, and buyers. Like last year, it’s conveniently starting the day before the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition at McCormick Place in Chicago.


Want to grab your spot early and get a discount along the way? Of course you do. Tickets are available now at a special Early Bird rate — more than 50 percent off the standard ticket price.

Register now — this special price only lasts until June 30.

We can’t wait for you to join us again. See you in Chicago!

Note: We deeply regret that some people are unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict with religious holidays. We plan to capture all content and make it available for free as quickly as possible following the event.

InfluenceHR 2015

In one day, InfluenceHR spills marketing secrets to CEOs, CMOs, and customer-facing executives who market and sell to the HR buyer.

Marketing Awards: Recognizing the High Velocity Brands in HCM Marketing

Agenda: One Day That Is Going to Make a Difference

Welcome to InfluenceHR

InfluenceHR is not your typical conference.


We share actionable insight into how to target the HR buyer. Whether you are a CEO, CMO, or VP, our speakers and panelists will change your perspective on sales and marketing. B2B marketing is changing rapidly, and we prepare you for what’s just around the corner.

We’ll spend one day pulling back the curtain on HCM marketing. Screw buzzwords and meaningless jargon. We’re talking about the way our industry really works so you can focus on market share and competitive advantage.

For one day, you’ll have exclusive access to HR buyers, market-leading analysts and influencers, and trailblazing peers. The panelists and speakers are heading up their own companies’ strategies, so they know what they’re talking about. From enterprise-level market domination to startup innovation, we’re going to have it all. And so can you.

 

Why Attend InfluenceHR?

100% of InfluenceHR attendees surveyed would recommend the event to a colleague. Find out why.

Rare confluence of thought leaders and innovators in HR technology. Not to miss.

Rob Garcia, Founder, ConnectUp

This is by far the most strategic conference for HR technology marketers on the face of the earth. Do not miss it.

Mark Lange, HR technology CMO

InfluenceHR is just that … a proven pool of peers with amazing insightful thought leadership and high-value content to share with those engaged in influencing HR. And, IMHO, not to be missed.

Howard Tarnoff, SVP, Ceridian

In the HR technology industry, change is constant and relentless, thus necessitating new ideas and approaches for buyer connectivity. InfluenceHR is the go-to venue for industry marketing and sales executives to learn from peers, leaders, influencers, and employers. It's an event you won't want to miss.

Mark Stelzner, Founder/Managing Principal, IA-HR

InfluenceHR is consistently unique. The event is a must attend if you market to HR buyers. You’ll walk away from the day with points of view from analysts, subject matter experts, vendors, and, most important, buyers. There is no other gathering you can go to that combines these perspectives that will accelerate your go-to-market strategy.

Josh Schwede, Executive Vice President, QUEsocial

Great insight into the HCM market, marketing and buying behaviors of prospects and clients!

If you want amazing insight into today's HR buyer, InfluenceHR is the perfect conference to attend. Plus, you will get to share ideas with other HR marketers in your same situation ... trying to break through!

This is the only event of its type. Where else can you get marketing advice from HCM industry insiders? Worth every penny.

InfluenceHR is the place to go to get both insight into the HR professional's mindset and the best way of delivering the right message to them.

InfluenceHR combines strategic planning with practical recommendations to be implemented today.

A no-fluff event that challenges your marketing strategies

InfluenceHR was a perfect blend of strategy process and execution. I'll be back next year to progress my technology solution.

This conference is a must-attend for people who market and sell HR solutions and technology.

Influence HR is the most important conference for HR marketers. The ideas and discussions that happen at InfluenceHR provide insights to the industry that you can't find anywhere else.

Uncovering the wisdom hidden in most conferences behind selling and posturing InfluenceHR gets to the truth with the people that live in HR. If your audience is in HR, this is a place to learn about them — the people you will be talking with and working with.

If you want to know what's going on with the future of HR technology products and marketing, you must attend this show.

Over 200 HR technology executives in marketing, sales, strategy, and business development attended last year.

Our agenda is full of content that HCM-industry executives want: in-depth buyer research, marketing strategies and segments, and insights about brand awareness, demand generation, and marketing technology.

In one day, you can transform your marketing strategy with challenging perspectives, provocative ideas, and disruptive thinking.

Fall 2015 Agenda

One day that makes a difference.


InfluenceHR brings you speakers and panelists who are dealmakers, rising stars, and profit drivers. These sessions offer you exposure to strategies that have worked and closed deals.

  • Learn how to differentiate in the new peer-to-peer economy.
  • Understand the new market opportunities for HR technology in China.
  • Get access to the latest HR technology brand and HR buyer research.
  • Learn how the salesforce.com platform is impacting HR technology directly from Salesforce and vendors that have built on the Force platform.

 

Keynote
Speaker
Panel
Awards
Break

Time Session Title / Speaker(s)
8:00am Break
Registration, Breakfast, Ray Wang Book Signing, and Networking
8:30am Speaker
Opening Remarks
George LaRocque
8:45am Keynote
Keynote Session: Disrupting Digital Business: The Post Sales, On Demand, Attention Economy Is Here
R Ray Wang
We’re standing at the dawn of a digital business revolution, but we barely realize it. As with the beginning of every revolution, those in the midst of it can feel it, sense it, and realize that something big is happening. Yet it’s hard to quantify the shift. The data isn’t clear. From how we interact with each other to how we engage with organizations, the shift is right in front of us. However, organizations usually react to change by denying, delaying, and disparaging — a key reason why 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000.
 
Digital business disruption is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Social, organizational, and technology shifts require a new way of thinking about business, one that leverages a digital DNA to deliver experiences and outcomes, and to transition from selling products to keeping brand promises. Learn how digital transformation allows you to use digital to disrupt instead of become one of the disrupted
 
Join R "Ray" Wang (@rwang0), head of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research and best selling author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, Disrupting Digital Business, as he shares practical guidance on how to disrupt and transform in any industry
9:45am Panel
Launching HR Technology on the Salesforce Platform
George LaRocque, Alisa DiStaso, Paul Burrin, Jason Corsello, Allen Johnson

Join executives from Salesforce, Lumesse, Fairsail, and Cornerstone OnDemand as they discuss the strategic opportunities and challenges related to launching HR technology built on the Salesforce platform.

10:20am Break
Networking Break and Refreshments
10:30am Speaker
The Future of HR – How Technology is Helping Re-Invent HR
Mike Ettling
Join Mike Ettling, president, HR line of business SAP SuccessFactors to learn how he sees the future of HR and HR technology globally. Mike will address trends changing HR today and how businesses are approaching HR transformation. He’ll also share his view on the importance of the second “S” in SaaS – today’s solutions aren’t just about the software, you have to consider service, support, operations and more.
 
11:10am Panel
HR Tech goes to ASIAPAC
Steve Smith, Karen Cariss, Peter Earnshaw
11:50am Awards
Lunch – and Brand Power and Brand Velocity Awards
12:30pm Panel
HR Tech Investor Panel
Bill Boorman, Jason Corsello, Allen Miner, Jit Sinha, Jonathan Kestenbaum, Paul Jacquin

Hear from this panel of seasoned HR technology investors about what they look for in HR technology firms and the product segments they’re focused on.

1:00pm Panel
HR Buyers Tell It Like It Is
Mark Stelzner, Amy Meyers, Keli Casey, Tom Donahue
1:45pm Panel
2015 HR Technology Vendor Brandscapes Revealed
Steve Smith, Jonathan Goodman, Lance Haun

The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit unveils new, updated brandscapes for 10 HR technology segments.

2:00pm Speaker
Closing Remarks
George LaRocque
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Panel
Advocacy Marketing Assessments
Influitive Advocacy Experts

Let the experts at Influitive do the research in advance and arrive in Vegas ready to provide you with insights into the untapped advocacy potential for your company. Assessment reviews can be delivered just after InfluenceHR or during your time at HR Tech.

 

Top brands like ADP, IBM and Oracle are already leveraging Influitive’s AdvocateHub to mobilize their customers to help drive revenue.

 

Click here to get Influitive working on your assessment now.

 

Fall 2015 Speakers

For one day, we’re bringing you the business leaders who found the edge in their marketing.


Previous speakers include Lori Wizdo, Elaine Orler, Marc Maloy, Mark Stelzner, Paul Hebert, James Thomas, Howard Tarnoff, Mark Organ, Bret Starr, Steve Boese, Susan Strayer LaMotte, Josh Bersin, Mike Volpe, Madeline Laurano, and many others.

Keynote
R Ray Wang
CEO, Principal Analyst, Author
Constellation Research, Inc.

R "Ray" Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research, Inc. He's also the author of the popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View". With viewership in the millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact the enterprise. Ray's a prominent key note speaker and research analyst working with clients on engagement strategies, social business, customer experience, and decision management. He advises Global 2000 companies on business strategy and technology selection. Ray is quoted regularly in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other media outlets around the world.

Mike Ettling
President: HR Line of Business
SAP
Mike Ettling
President: HR Line of Business
SAP

A seasoned executive with global experience in human capital and financial management, Ettling leads the HR line of business, which includes the leading cloud solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, and the SAP® ERP Human Capital Management solution. In this capacity, Ettling oversees the more than 17,000 customers worldwide that use them. He reports to Robert Enslin, member of the SAP Executive Board and president of Global Customer Operations for SAP.

Ettling is the former chief executive for NGA Human Resources, a multimillion global HR and payroll services provider. At NGA, Ettling managed relationships with leading HR technology companies and successfully guided many of the world’s largest companies in finding HR solutions that fit their business needs. 

Prior to NGA, Ettling was vice president of Global Business Process Outsourcing for Unisys, where he led the business and delivered cutting-edge technology to blue-chip clients across the globe. He held various executive roles for Unisys, including managing director for Australia and New Zealand and vice president of Outsourcing for Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, Africa. Ettling also previously served as vice president and managing director for Synstar, plc., a private-equity owned European technology business, where he grew profits by 43 percent. His extensive career in IT and software also included several senior executive roles at EDS. Ettling began his career at KPMG, where he was involved in launching the South African Futures Exchange.

Ettling was recently named to the HRO Today 2014 Superstars list, which recognizes the top leaders of HR annually. He was awarded the ‘Global Thought Leader of the Year 2012’ by the HROA recognizing his innovative contribution and influence around HR transformation and the HRO industry as a whole.

Ettling’s early career began in his native South Africa. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School, UK, is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and a member of the South African and English Institutes of Chartered Accountants.

Jason Corsello
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development
Cornerstone OnDemand
Jason Corsello
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development
Cornerstone OnDemand

Jason Corsello is Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, Corsello is responsible for driving growth and new corporate initiatives including guiding M&A, leading the company's investments and Accelerator program and overseeing new product initiatives including platform, big data, analytics and mobile.

Corsello joined Cornerstone from HR consulting firm Knowledge Infusion (now Appirio), where he was senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, responsible for the organization's strategy and solutions. At Knowledge Infusion he also developed and launched many new services at the firm and played a lead consulting role with many of the firm's Global 2000 clients. Prior to his role with Knowledge Infusion, Jason was a research director at Yankee Group, leading the company's human capital management and talent management advisory and consulting services. He also spent six years with Flextronics International, where he worked with large, multi-national clients in developing their outsourced manufacturing and supply chain strategies.

Corsello is an active participant in the HCM community and is a frequent presenter and panelist at industry events. Corsello is often quoted as an industry expert in human capital management, and his research has been featured in leading publications including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CIO magazine.

Karen Cariss
CEO and Founder
PageUp
Karen Cariss
CEO and Founder
PageUp

Karen Cariss is one of the founders of the award-winning global talent management software provider, PageUp. A key driving force behind the company's success, she sets its strategic direction as well as ensures synergies across all its divisions. Cariss has been lauded as one of the HR technology industry's exceptional entrepreneurs, having raised $10M in growth equity for her company in 2012.

Cariss' extreme passion for the company is evident in her work and attitude, which has been publicly acknowledged by being listed as 28th on BRW's Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs in June 2006 and winning the Ernst and Young 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' for 2008 and the Victorian Telstra Women's Business Award in 2009. She is formally qualified with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Honours in Science.

Born in Australia, Cariss experiences talented Southeast Asia first-hand. She currently resides in Singapore with her family.

Paul Burrin
Chief Marketing Officer
FairSail
Paul Burrin
Chief Marketing Officer
FairSail

Paul Burrin is a progressive business development and modern marketing executive.  He is the Chief Marketing Officer at Fairsail, a rapidly growing global cloud HR software company, transforming the workforce experience for mid-size organizations. His career started with Oracle as a product marketing manager, rising to become SVP for global corporate marketing before leaving to head marketing at Chordiant Software, one of the first organizations to focus on transforming the customer experience.  He was subsequently headhunted to drive growth and global demand at Hyperion, helping the company become the leader in Enterprise Performance Management and being successfully acquired by Oracle. With the growing interest in cloud computing, he joined Citrix’s SaaS division to lead content marketing, social media and communications for the market renowned GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, and other collaboration products.   Here he gained considerable expertise regarding the forces changing the nature of work, the workplace and the rise of the modern workforce. Paul remains an active blogger, editor, commentator and contributor on how these changes are having a profound impact on both our professional and personal lives, requiring a fundamental, potentially disruptive, shift in management, leadership styles and technologies in order to keep people and teams engaged by delivering consistently great workforce experiences.

Peter Earnshaw
CEO
TalentA
Peter Earnshaw
CEO
TalentA

Peter is the co-founder and CEO of TalentA.

Over the past 15 years Peter has set up and developed various technology businesses in Asia, in the process living in a variety of countries in the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and Singapore. He has pioneered the adoption of HR cloud computing technology by Asian headquartered businesses over the past decade. Peter sold the very first HR cloud system to Singapore Airlines and subsequently sold multiple systems to the SIA Group. His client portfolio ranges from household names such as HSBC, Toyota, Starbucks and Singapore Airlines through to regional groups such as the Wharf Group, Ayala Group and Jebsen.

TalentA is a Japanese business backed by SunBridge Partners, the company responsible for launching salesforce.com, Marketo, Concur and Kyriba into the Japanese market. TalentA focuses on pre-IPO cloud technology businesses, building regional Asian operations for them to maximise the multiple they can attract at listing or private sale of the US business. TalentA has operations in Japan, Singapore and US. Peter’s current vendor portfolio includes SilkRoad technology, BlackBookHR, 3 Rings, Fuel50 and MissionMode.

Peter previously set up the SilkRoad technology Asian operations in 2008, developing it into a cash contributing division of the business with operations throughout APJ including a shared service centre in the Philippines. He led the regional restructure the business in 2014 and refocused SilkRoad’s direct operations on the ANZ markets before leaving his operational role in the ANZ business. SilkRoad is now a wholly owned portfolio company of TalentA in Japan and the Asian markets.

Prior to SilkRoad Peter launched the Talent Management software business, Vurv, in Asia. He grew it from inception to the leading APJ applicant tracking software business with clients including Singapore Airlines, HSBC, Coca Cola, Australian Government and Merrill Lynch. The business was successfully sold to Taleo (now Oracle) just prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 for US$128m.

Peter is an honours graduate and active alumni of the University of Technology Sydney, one of the world’s top research universities. The university appears consistently in both the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Rankings of World Universities, and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2015 Peter cofounded the UTS Japan Alumni association to assist alumni in Japan and expand the university’s brand in the market.

Peter has worked on internet technologies for the last 12 years. Prior to management he has worked in all aspects of the technology from coding through to project delivery. Every business that Peter has built was done so due to attracting and developing the right employees. As such he is passionate about giving opportunity to Talent both in the businesses he runs but also via the technologies he introduces into the region. Peter is a frequent speaker at industry events, universities and trade associations as well as taking part in the dialogue
with governments throughout the region on behalf of cloud computing businesses.

Alisa DiStaso
Leader, HR and Employee Engagement PMO
Salesforce
Alisa DiStaso
Leader, HR and Employee Engagement PMO
Salesforce
Alisa is the Leader for HR and Employee Engagement PMO at Salesforce. She has over 20 years experience in CRM and HR Technology. She has been responsible for Professional Services and Human Resources across training development and delivery, management, HCM, HRIS, and benefits analysis. She has extensive experience leading large PMOs and projects across multiple industries.
 
Alisa received her Bachelor’s of Science from James Madison University and her Masters of Arts from Teacher’s College, Columbia University
Bill Boorman
Managing Director Technology & Innovation
Recruiting Daily and #truMunity (UK)
Bill Boorman
Managing Director Technology & Innovation
Recruiting Daily and #truMunity (UK)

Bill leads technology and innovation for Recruiting Daily. He is the founder of #truMunity, the leading unconference for talent practitioners and technology vendors.

As a lead advisor to talent technology companies Bill supports start ups and emerging HR technology firms with identification of  advisors to support product development and company growth, securing VC funding, development of investor pitches, and strategy and insight through funding and growth.
 

Amy Meyers
Manager, Benefits Service Center
Ameren Services
Amy Meyers
Manager, Benefits Service Center
Ameren Services

Amy is responsible for the operations and delivery of employee benefits and programs for Ameren’s 8,200 employees and 10,000 retirees.  During her nine years at Ameren, she has led or been involved in efforts to identify and implement outsourcing partners for benefits delivery, auditing, actuarial, benefits consulting, relocation, and employee recognition.  She is currently leading the development and execution of Ameren’s HR technology roadmap.  Prior to Ameren, Amy spent seven years at Hewitt Associates involved in benefits administration.

Amy earned a B.S. in business from Miami University in Oxford, OH and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  She is an active volunteer for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Keli Casey
AVP of HRIS
Ascena Retail Group
Keli Casey
AVP of HRIS
Ascena Retail Group

Keli Casey is the AVP of HRIS for Ascena Retail Group.  Ascena Retail Group is the parent company of 8 retail brands (dressbarn, maurices, Justice, Lane Bryant, Catherine’s, Ann Taylor, Loft, and Lou & Grey), encompassing over 70,000 associates and $7.4B in combined sales.  She joined Maurices HR department in 1992 and has served in various positions within HR, including heading up the HRIS function for Maurices.  In 2010, she started up the HRIS shared services function for Ascena.    Keli received her Master’s degree in Management from the College of St. Scholastica and before joining Maurices, worked in several management positions for other retail companies. She lives in Superior, Wisconsin with her husband, three daughters and their Vizsla.

Tom Donahue
Vice President, Human Resources
Estes Express Lines
Tom Donahue
Vice President, Human Resources
Estes Express Lines

Tom is the Vice President of Human Resources for Estes Express Lines, the largest privately held less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in the country. During his 21-year career with Estes as a member of the company’s senior management team, Tom has helped the company expand its employee base from 2,300 to 16,000 employees to support revenue growth of $200 million in 1994 to more than $2 billion in 2014. He converted the company’s manual time-and-attendance system and payroll practice to its first fully automated HRIS system.  His area of responsibility includes recruitment and staffing, benefits, classification and compensation, development, employee relations, compliance and information management.  He is a member of Estes’ Executive Steering Committee which is responsible for all projects tied to the company’s strategic plan.

Prior to joining Estes, Tom enjoyed a 12-year career in the financial services industry. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a finance degree in Business Administration.

Jit Sinha
General Partner
JMI
Jit Sinha
General Partner
JMI

Jit Sinha is a General Partner at JMI and joined the firm in 2007. Jit makes minority and control investments in a wide range of enterprise software sectors including human capital management, marketing automation, education, energy, the Internet of Things, security and systems management. He is currently a director of AppNeta, Businessolver and Rsam. Prior to joining JMI, Jit was a principal at Bain Capital Ventures, where he served as a director of DynaTrace (acquired by Compuware) and VMLogix (acquired by Citrix), and a board observer at Network Intelligence (acquired by EMC) and SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI). Prior to starting his investment career in 2004, Jit worked in operating roles for five years at DataSynapse (grid computing company acquired by TIBCO) and Juno Online Services (consumer Internet company acquired by United Online). Jit began his career at Monitor Company advising Fortune 500 and emerging companies on growth strategy.

 

Mark Stelzner
Founder/Managing Principal
Inflexion Advisors
Mark Stelzner
Founder/Managing Principal
Inflexion Advisors

Mark is the founder and managing principal of Inflexion Advisors, applying over 20 years of experience in the implementation of internal and external HR transformational initiatives for public and private sector clientele worldwide. Over his career, Mark has brought more than $3.5 billion worth of value to his clients and employers.

A highly sought-after voice in the industry, Mark has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and NPR. Mark is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and resides in San Francisco, Calif.

Paul Jacquin
Managing Partner
Ranstad Innovation Fund
Paul Jacquin
Managing Partner
Ranstad Innovation Fund
  • Paul is managing partner of the Randstad Innovation Fund. Randstad Innovation Fund (RIF) is a strategic corporate venture fund that supports Randstad's ambition to be a leader in its field. Their goal is to create an ecosystem where Randstad’s expertise complements entrepreneurial spirit and technological excellence.
  • Joined Randstad in January 2006: oversaw a number of geographies in Europe (incl. France, Switzerland) and Asia (incl. Japan, China, Australia) from a finance and strategy perspective, and also led several acquisitions and divestments over the years
  • Worked in investment banking in London as well as in early stage venture capital out of The Netherlands, prior to working at Randstad
Allen Miner
Founder and Chairman
Sunbridge Corporation
Allen Miner
Founder and Chairman
Sunbridge Corporation

Allen Miner is the Founder and Chairman of SunBridge Corporation. Mr. Miner is one of Japan’s leading venture capitalists and angel investors with significant experience in internet, enterprise software, entrepreneurship and international business development.  He and his firm were early backers of many innovative Japanese startups including Macromill, ITMedia and G-Mode and have been instrumental in the Japan market success of Salesforce.com, Concur, Marketo, TalentA and others. 

Through The Miner Foundation, he provides funding, guidance and support to a variety of organizations furthering social innovation and entrepreneurship in Japan.

Upon his graduation from Brigham Young University, Mr. Miner joined Oracle Corporation in 1986, where he subsequently founded and helped lead Oracle Japan. He has been recognized by Forbes and Always On as one of the world’s 100 top technology investors.

Jonathan Kestenbaum
Executive Director
Talent Tech Labs
Jonathan Kestenbaum
Executive Director
Talent Tech Labs

 

Jonathan is an entrepreneur and investor in New York City. He is Executive Director of Talet Tech Labs, an HR technology accelerator located in the heart of Manhattan. Jonathan embodied an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, having started and run two successful businesses before the age of twenty-one. A lawyer by education and entrepreneur by trade, Jonathan is passionate about being on the cutting edge of innovation and capitalizingon industry trends.

Allen Johnson
Head of Marketing
Talent Objects by Lumesse
Allen Johnson
Head of Marketing
Talent Objects by Lumesse

Allen Johnson directs all marketing activities for Talent Objects. His 30 year career includes management and executive roles with Hewlett Packard, IDS Scheer, and Kalido.

As a Research Director with AMR Research and Gartner he published numerous reports and articles on Digital Consumerism and developed research on Talent Development models for supply chain professionals.

AJ and his wife Candice are native Texans and share their home in Friendswood Texas with Indiana, their Labrador Retriever.​

 

George LaRocque
Director, Go-to-market Services
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit
George LaRocque
Director, Go-to-market Services
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit

George is known as the leading strategist and go-to-market consultant for B2B HR-related technology and the human capital management (HCM) marketplace. George has personally launched market-leading B2B HR technology brands to profitability, funding, or both. He is founder and conference chair of the InfluenceHR conference, where vendors marketing and selling to the HR buyer learn to transform their marketing strategy. George is also founder of the #hrwins reports on innovation in HR technology. He has more than 20 years of general management, marketing, sales, and sales management experience, and more than 10 years of experience building companies that provide cloud-based software via the Software-as-a-Service model.

Steve Smith
Partner
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit
Steve Smith
Partner
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit

Steve is a partner at The Starr Conspiracy, a strategic marketing and advertising agency that focuses on strategy, brand development, demand generation, and digital media for enterprise software companies. The agency has worked with hundreds of HR technology software and services clients since 1999 — from early stage startups to established industry leaders. He’s also chief of The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit, an experienced team of thought leadership and research experts who deliver strategic guidance and big ideas you need to improve marketing results and truly connect with buyers. Steve has developed industry-leading brand and message positions for many category leaders in enterprise software and authored hundreds of white papers and research reports on HR technology and human capital management topics. He’s also a former newspaper journalist and HR communications consultant for enterprise-class companies in healthcare, transportation, energy, and commercial real estate.

Jonathan Goodman
Managing Director
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit
Jonathan Goodman
Managing Director
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit

Jonathan is the managing director of The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit, the advisory, consulting, and research arm of The Starr Conspiracy, the leading strategic marketing and advertising agency serving enterprise software and services companies. Jonathan has consulted and delivered services across the entire spectrum of brand, message, and promotional programs for dozens of clients that have changed their destinies for the better. Today, he’s responsible for all aspects of the Intelligence Unit’s growth, profitability, service innovation, and client delivery.

Jonathan earned a B.A. in philosophy from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, a nationally recognized liberal arts university.

Lance Haun
Practice Leader
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit
Lance Haun
Practice Leader
The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit

Lance Haun is practice leader of thought leadership and industry positioning at The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit, the research, consulting, and publishing arm of the marketing and advertising agency focused on the enterprise software and services space. Formerly, he was an editor at ERE Media, an HR and recruiting trade publication and conference company, for three years. He also wrote the Your HR Guy blog on Vault.com for more than two years. His background includes seven years of HR experience (primarily as a recruiter, generalist, and manager) and six years of social media and blogging experience in the HR/recruiting sphere. He has been featured on the Harvard Business Review blog, BNET.com, and MSNBC.com, and in The Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, Workforce Magazine, and Fast Company. He has been a regular contributor at ERE.net, TLNT.com, and SourceCon.com.

Fall 2015 Marketing Awards

Marketing makes a difference in HCM, and it’s time to celebrate the companies that lead the pack.

The InfluenceHR Marketing Awards recognize the best HCM brands — both the powerful and the emerging — in six distinct categories. The awards were given out at InfluenceHR just hours before the industry convened for the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.

The Brand Power Award is awarded based on the same methodology used in our Vendor Brandscape Reports™. It recognizes vendors with the highest levels of brand awareness, message focus, market position, and competitive strength. Recipients of the Brand Power Award are current market leaders.

The Brand Velocity Award is awarded based on the company’s trajectory as defined in our Vendor Brandscape Report™ methodology. This award recognizes vendors whose brands are emerging rapidly and in alignment with leading industry trends.

We’d like to congratulate the following brands for standing out in the following six HCM technology categories:

  • HCM
    Brand Power: Workday | Brand Velocity: Namely
  • SMB-focused HCM
    Brand Power: ADP | Brand Velocity: Zenefits
  • Employee Engagement
    Brand Power: O.C. Tanner | Brand Velocity: Glint
  • Talent Acquisition
    Brand Power: LinkedIn | Brand Velocity: Greenhouse
  • Learning
    Brand Power: Skillsoft/SumTotal | Brand Velocity: Udemy
  • Benefits and Wellness
    Brand Power: Fitbit | Brand Velocity: Virgin Pulse

If you’re interested in learning more about the leading brands in HCM, or getting your brand on our radar, you can learn more here.

Fall 2015 Sponsors

Our sponsors are experts themselves.


Each one of these sponsors has a secret to share, and for one day, they’re giving up the goods.

Influencer

Fall 2015 Location

So you know where to find us.


Here’s what you need to know for this fall.

InfluenceHR Fall 2015 will take place at:

Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 877-632-9001 702-632-9000

Reservation Details:

Please contact us at 360-402-4547 or events@reddogevents.com for assistance in making hotel reservations.

Discounted hotel rooms will be available at Mandalay Bay for all attendees.

Rate: $209 single/double + taxes
Group Code: SLRP5
$15 Resort fee + taxes
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