LONDON, February 24, 2017 — In addition to recently announced Baroness Karren Brady, Leading UK Female Business Leader, 14 exciting new speakers up on our speakers page.
Chris Parke, CEO of Talking Talent, is joining the WOMEN IN TECH PANEL at the Main Stage.
Chris is CEO and co-founder of Talking Talent, a global coaching and consulting practice. Talking Talent partner with some of the world’s leading organisations to help them accelerate their performance by attracting, retaining and progressing talented women to all levels. It is a real systemic approach to building inclusive cultures.
As the world becomes ever more digitally driven and every industry is being reimagined, the dearth of women in technology is becoming increasingly problematic. In this panel discussion, we will discuss the root causes behind of the lack of women in technology, how this is harming innovation and our collective future and what leading organizations are doing about it.
Other breakout speakers:
Di Macdonald – VP Global Learning & Communications @ Expedia – LEARNING
Di is super passionate about understanding how people want to learn and ensuring solutions fit that. She has worked to build apps to reach global audiences, focusing on creating cool, relevant content. At Expedia, she has come up with solutions to reach sales people on the go in places from New York to Koh Samui.
Sue Mace – Head of Talent Development @ Shop Direct – LEARNING
Leading the Talent Development function for Shop Direct, Sue and her team create unique development experiences helping every person in the business be the best they can be and supporting the Shop Direct transformation. Previous to her role at Shop Direct, Sue held Talent and Leadership Development roles at the University of Liverpool and RSA.
Mark Barlow – CEO & Founder @ AppLearn – ADOPTION
Mark has been working in the HR software field since 2001 (when he founded Qikker Solutions Ltd, which became a performance and talent management solution provider). He is the founder and CEO of AppLearn.
Dr. Conor Taylor – Physiologist @ GB Cycling Team – ADOPTION
Dr. Conor Taylor is a physiologist for the Great Britain Cycling Team. He drives optimum performance for the Great Britain Cycling Team.
Caroline Porteous – Transformation Leader @ Adobe – DIGITAL HR
Caroline and her team aim to transform the world through digital and exceptional customer experiences, by simplifying and accelerating the way business is done through paperless processes and a mobile first strategy. Caroline’s 15 year experience has focused on IaaS with the digital security of data and SaaS solutions which deliver transformational ROIs.
Piet Hein van Dam – VP Europe @ Seedlink Technologies – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Piet Hein is a data-entrepreneur combining science and business. He is VP Europe for the AI-startup Seedlink. He was CEO of ‘big data’ startups Wakoopa and Zapaday and is now responsible for rolling out Seedlinks predictive recruitment technology in Europe.
Ineke Pet – Head of HR and Organizational Development @ Martha Flora – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Head of Organizational Development at Martha Flora in terms of vision and strategic issues including business processes, organizational structure, leadership and investment in people in terms of professionalism and autonomy; with the aim to improve care for elderly with dementia.
Pamela Hutchinson – Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA @ Bloomberg LP – DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Pamela is Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg. In this role she leads the company’s global diversity and inclusion initiative in the region, serving as a partner and thought leader on strategy and vision.
Product demo speakers:
Tom Payne – Head of International Client Success @ Adobe
Tom oversees the Client Success organisation in EMEA and APAC for Adobe’s Enterprise Document Cloud customers. His team are responsible for ensuring Adobe’s customers reach return on investment from the products they procure through the life of the relationship.
Paul Consterdine – Director EMEA @ Thomson Online Benefits
Paul joined Thomsons in April 2010, and his core expertise is in helping global organisations such as Facebook, IBM and Microsoft drive performance through automated benefits management. Paul works to align technology with business goals, delivering tangible value to employees.
Nick Hutchinson – Solutions Consultant @ Lumesse
Nick has been a Solutions Consultant at Lumesse since 2016. He has worked for many years in the recruitment industry delivering the best possible results for his clients and candidate and it’s his job to ensure that Lumesse is on the cutting edge of recruiting technology innovation.
Fabio Cardilli – European Product Leader @ Talentia Software
Fabio is a graduate in Computer Science with 20 years of experience in the IT Sector. Having worked with many multinational HR software providors, he’s today a passionate product leader bringing vision and creativity to Talentia.
Mark Williams – Research Director @ MHR
Mark is a ‘futurist’ and technology critic, with provocative views of technology and its application in the workplace. He leads the research team at MHR.
About HR Tech World:
In 5 years, HR Tech World has exponentially grown from 400 to 6000 attendees. In 2017, the appetite for the Greatest HR Shows on Earth will scale to +10,000 attendees from over 120 countries!
Technology continues to change our understanding of the world around us and in ways we had never imagined. Within 10 years, over half of the office occupations in the world will be displaced by technology. How do we manage this? How do we capitalize on this? And where is tech leading the Future of Work?
With Brexit, Cognitive HR, a possible global leadership crisis, and disruptions occurring in unpredictable ways, we’ll be in London to help you navigate the changes and the possibilities interwoven with HR and tech.