Jun 13-14, 2018
San Francisco

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Modernizing Talent Acquisition

The Recruiting Automation Summit brought together the most progressive leaders in talent acquisition at world-class organizations, along with analysts, authors and technology experts to explore how recruiting teams can harness the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics to gain a competitive advantage in the war for talent.

Who attended

Head of Talent Acquisition

Learn from leading practitioners 
on the various ways artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and machine learning can transform your sourcing and hiring strategy.

HR Leadership

Great people are the foundation of great companies. Join us to learn how top companies are leveraging recruiting automation to gain a competitive advantage in the war for talent.

Recruiting professionals

Interested in first-hand practical advice on how to find the best talent and accelerate your candidate pipeline by harnessing the power of recruiting automation technology.


Meet some of the top talent acquisition leaders, authors and technology experts who joined us.

Billy Beane

Executive VP of Baseball Operations & Subject of Moneyball
Oakland A’s

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Anna Binder

Head of People Operations

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Josh Bersin

Principal and Founder
Bersin by Deloitte

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Jennifer Anker Kaufman

Head of Talent Acquisition

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Neal Narayani

Head of Workforce Strategy & Planning

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Maia Josebachvili

VP of Strategy, Marketing, & People

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Frank Speer

Global Director Solution Consultants
IBM Talent & Engagement

LaDonna Tucker

Director of Talent Acquisition & Mobility
Schneider Electric

Mohsen Bayati

Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology
Stanford University

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Hilary Harrison

Director, Global GTM Recruiting & Executive Search

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Josh Wright

Chief Economist

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Robin Erickson

VP of Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Retention Research
Bersin by Deloitte

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Justin Rosenstein


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Danielle Weinblatt

CEO and co-founder
ConveyIQ, Inc

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Sharique Hasan

Associate Professor of Strategy
Duke University

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DK Bartley

Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition
Dentsu Aegis Network

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Margie Cadet

Head of Talent Acquisition

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John Redmond

Diversity Talent Strategy Senior Advisor

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Maran Nelson

Co-founder and CEO
Clara Labs

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Peter Weddle


Dr. Shauna Geraghty

Head of Talent

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NN Srinivas

Head of Management Recruitment for North America and Latin America

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Cara Brennan Allamano

SVP, People
Planet Inc

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Robby Peters

PeopleTech Partners

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Jason Nazar

Co-Founder & CEO

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Sarah Wilson

Head of People

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Eli Hamel

Director of Recruiting

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Dr. Lily Jampol

Senior Consultant in Diversity & Inclusion

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Kenny Mendes

Head of HR, Finance, and Operations

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Kylie Gomez

Lead Product Recruiter

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Erik Kostelnik

Founder and CEO

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Yasmin Zarabi

VP of Business & Corporate Development

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Chris Dobbins

Manager, Recruiting Operations & Strategy

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Melissa Matlins

VP Marketing
The Muse

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Mike Sheridan

Co-founder and COO

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Vinita Venkatesh

VP of Product Marketing
Mya Systems

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David Nason

Head of Talent Acquisition

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Jim D’Amico

Global Talent Acquisition Lead

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Chris Hoyt

President and Co-owner

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Martin Ford


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Juan Luis Betancourt


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Jon Bischke

Co-Founder, and CEO

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Gaurav Kataria

Vice President of Product and Data Science

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome Address

Jon Bischke, CEO of Entelo kicks off the customer day with an overview of recruiting automation and a breakdown of what he hopes everyone will walk away with. 

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion: How to Drive Business Results with Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion isn’t just a nice to have, it’s a need to have. 

This panel will talk about the research indicating companies with diverse teams outperform the rest, and what organizations can do to bring in more diverse talent.

Moderator: Yasmin Zarabi, – VP of Business & Corporate Development at Entelo

Panelists: Daniel Bigbee (Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition at Amazon), Shauna Geraghty (Head of Talent at Talkdesk), Gabe Fett (Talent Lead at Lyft).

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Panel Discussion: Recruiting Automation in the Real World

Hear from early adopters of recruiting automation on how they changed their recruiting process by leveraging Entelo. 

This panel will serve as a series of mini-case studies where we’ll find out how different recruiting teams are structured, what they struggle with, how their processes have evolved and perspectives on AI-powered recruiting technology.

Moderator: Loni Brown, Senior Director of Customer Success at Entelo.

Panelists: Kristen Hayward (Global Vice President of Talent at Flexport), LaDonna Tucker (Global Talent Acquisition Digital Strategy & Transformation Leader at Schneider Electric), Neal Hardin (Global Head of TA at Apttus), Brent Rogers (Sr. Diversity Leadership Sourcer at Raytheon).

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Entelo Product Roadmap Updates

Between the launch of Entelo Envoy in the fall and Entelo Insights this spring, the product team has been busy to say the least, but what’s next from the leader in recruiting automation? 

Gaurav Kataria, VP of Product and Data Science at Entelo, will give a sneak peak on where the company is headed next in terms of innovation.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Customer Spotlight

Leveraging automation and software to allow teams to focus on building culture to attract and retain talent

With: Justin Rosenstein, Co-Founder, Asana

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Customer Case Studies: Embracing Recruiting Automation

Finding the right technology is one thing, implementing it can sometimes be an even greater challenge. 

Session I: Glenn Medalle, VP of Global Talent at AppDynamics (15 mins)

Session II: Jake Dombroski, Sr. Recruiter – Specialized Tech, Slack (15 mins)

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Improving Candidate Engagement - Technology Meets Instinct

With the onset of recruiting automation, finding the right candidate isn’t necessarily the biggest challenge but now, it’s engaging with that candidate. 

To help recruiters strategize outreach, Entelo recently launched Entelo Insights — a product designed to deliver a complete picture of each candidate, boosting opportunities for employers to access full candidate pools and match the right talent with the right role, removing the unconscious bias. This panel will discuss how technology can help them engage and where technology drops off and human instinct takes over.

Moderator: Mike Trigg, CMO at Entelo

Panelists: Raul Lopez (Recruiting Manager at Weebly/Square), Kylie Gomez (Senior Product Recruiter at Atlassian), Alexys Flores (Technical Recruiter at Cisco Meraki)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Group Breakout Sessions

Break out sessions to discuss diverse topics of shared interest.  

Topics will include D&I, artificial intelligence and the role it plays in recruiting, effective messaging strategies/tactics, and sourcing for hard-to-fill roles.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Removing Unconscious Bias

The Elephant in the Conference Room

Moderator: Lily Jampol, People Scientist and Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Panelists: Christine Alluise, (Head of Talent at Prosperworks), Eli Hamel (Director of Recruiting at Patreon), Chris Dobbins (Project Manager, People Ops at Uber)

4:45 PM - 5:25 PM
Surprise Product Announcement, Entelo Customer Awards & Closing Remarks

The day will close with surprise product announcement, and the presentation of the Entelo Customer Awards.

Presenters: Gaurav Kataria (VP of product and Data Science),  Loni Brown (Head of Customer Success at Entelo), and Jon Bischke (CEO of Entelo)

5:25PM - 7:00 PM
Networking & Happy Hour
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Welcome from Jon Bischke

Jon Bischke, CEO of Entelo kicks off the mainstage day with a brief explanation of his take on recruiting automation and an introduction to keynote speaker, Billy Bean.

9:20 AM - 10:15 AM
Opening Keynote: The Moneyball Philosophy for Recruiting, by Billy Beane

Billy Beane, executive VP of baseball operations for the Oakland A’s and subject of the book & feature film, “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” will kick off the day with a presentation about how he changed the way the MLB found and recruited top players.

Beane’s approach, based on a data analytics methodology, led the Oakland A’s to six American League West Division Titles. That strategic methodology has come to be known as the “Moneyball” philosophy, named for the best-selling book and Oscar-nominated film and making Beane one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today.

Keynote Speaker: Billy Beane, executive VP of baseball operations for the Oakland A’s and subject of the book & feature film, “Moneyball.

Presentation (35 min), followed by a fireside chat with Jon Bischke, CEO of Entelo (20 min)

10:15 - 10:45 AM
Fireside Chat: Artificial Intelligence, The Unforeseen cost of Accessibility.

As machine learning is used more and more to make our lives easier, what’s the risk of implementing such technologies?

Will we lose skill sets that built our careers in the early days? Will we notice? And further, how will the next generation be affected by such shifts? What’s the cost/benefit analysis when it comes to employing automation.

Moderator: Gaurav Kataria, VP of Product and Data Science at Entelo.

Panelists: Martin Ford (futurist & NY Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots), Mohsen Bayati (Associate Professor of Information and Technology at Stanford University).

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
Modernizing Hiring

The recruiting industry has seen massive shifts in just the last 20 years as classified ads have turned into job boards, social recruiting has turned into recruitment marketing and so many more trends have shaped and reshaped the world of talent acquisition. 

Presentation I –  11:05 AM – 11:35 AM

The recruiting industry has seen massive shifts in just the last 20 years as classified ads have turned into job boards, social recruiting has turned into recruitment marketing and so many more trends have shaped and reshaped the world of talent acquisition. Hear from Josh Bersin, industry veteran and pragmatic expert on best-practices in all areas of leadership, recruiting and HR on what’s next.

Presentation II – 11:35 AM – 12:05 PM

The U.S. job market is the tightest it has been in decades, and despite risks to the outlook, there is no sign of a slowdown. iCIMS Chief Economist Josh Wright will provide an overview of recent trends in U.S. hiring and provide an economist’s perspective on not only the job market as a whole, but also the challenges of recruiting and HR data analytics.

Presenters: Josh Bersin (Principal and Founder Bersin by Deloitte), Josh Wright (iCIMS Chief Economist).

12:05 PM - 12:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Change management

Big or small, young or old, all organizations go through changes.

As talent acquisition professionals look for ways to manage change, whether it be the adoption of new technologies or adaptations to leadership shifts, hear from leaders at different organizations about how they’ve navigated change, where they got support and how they made it manageable.

Moderator: Jim D’Amico, Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Celanese

Speakers: Neal Narayani (Head of Workforce Strategy & Planning at Uber), and LaDonna Tucker (Director of Talent Acquisition & Mobility, Schneider Electric), Srinivas “NN” Nandagiri (Sr. Director, Head of Management Recruiting for the Americas at Cognizant).

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:05 PM
Breakout Sessions I

Track 1 |  Hands-on track |  Discovering the Real Drivers of Candidate Fit

Any good recruiter can attest that the information contained in a candidate’s resume or online profile is just a piece of what will determine their potential fit. Beyond their work experience, recruiters must assess if candidates have the right skills, behavioral traits, and culture fit — not to mention if the candidate is “get-able.” Join this session to learn insider tips for answering these questions that don’t appear on a candidate’s profile.

Moderator: Mike Trigg, CMO of Entelo.

Panelists: Jason Nazar (CEO of Comparably), Vinita Venkatesh (VP of Product Marketing at Mya Systems), Maia Josebachvili (VP of  Strategy, Marketing and People at Greenhouse), Aline Lerner (Founder & CEO of interviewing.io), Juan Luis Betancourt (CEO of Humantelligence).


Track 2 |Leadership track | The changing nature of skill in America

Worker skills are central to the American economy and skill requirements are changing by location, industry and over time. This session will call on comprehensive research based on millions of open roles to educate the audience about how the evolution of required skills is changing the way various industries and locations acquire new talent. The presentation will also reveal strategies for recruiting talent from places you may not expect.

Speaker: Sharique Hasan, Associate Professor of Strategy at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 2:50 PM
Breakout Sessions II

Track 1 | Hands-on track |  Hiring for Diversity in the Age of AI

Many companies have gotten in hot water for their lack of effort to make career advancement more accessible to women and people of color. Join this panel to learn from diversity & inclusion experts about their approach to D&I and what AI can (and can’t) do to help those efforts.

Moderator: DK Bartley, Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition at Dentsu Aegis Network

Panelists: Margie Cadet, (D&I at DonorsChoose.org), Lily Jampol, (People Scientist and Diversity & Inclusion Strategist), John Redmond (Diversity Talent Strategy Senior Advisor, Dell), Danielle Weinblatt (CEO, ConveyIQ, Inc).


Track 2 | Leadership track |  Cultivating a Talent Acquisition Team from Scratch

In a recruiting environment where talent & skills are scarce and recruiting is fiercely competitive, often the hardest role to fill is talent acquisition itself. As this industry becomes more specialized, the talent only gets harder to find. Hear from innovators who have built talent teams from scratch and what they did to get there.

Moderator: David Nason, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Infor.

Panelists: Kenny Mendes, (Founding Talent Team at Box), Jennifer Kaufman (Director of TA at Twilio), Hilary Harrison (Head of Corporate Recruiting at Slack), Luan Lam (VP of Talent at Harness)

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:35 PM
Breakout Sessions III

Track 1 |  Hands-on Track | Adventures in Extreme Hiring: Building Great Teams in the Most Demanding Recruiting Environments.

It may not be an Olympic sport yet, but the hiring demands at the world’s fastest-growing companies highlight the feats of endurance, perseverance, and determination that Talent Acquisition leaders at these companies demonstrate.  Hear how leaders in the most radical hiring circumstances have successfully scaled their teams and technology to hire hundreds, or even thousands, of people while making it look easy.

Moderator: Chris Hoyt, CareerXroads

Panelists: Ray Tavares (SVP, Talent Acquisition at Bank of America), Frank Speer (‎Global Director Solution Design, ‎IBM), Andrew Trout (Managing Director, Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs). 

Track 2 |  Leadership Track | Take a Sneak Peek into the Mind of Your Boss: Understanding C-Level Expectations When it Comes to Technology-Enabled Recruiting

As the war for talent continues to escalate, executives are working more closely with their talent acquisition teams than ever before to ensure this function is armed with the tools and technology needed to win. In this candid discussion, executive leaders will share their expectations of TA teams in leading organizational change across people, process, and technology.

Panelists: Anna Binder (Head of People Operations at Asana), Sarah Wilson (Head of People at SmartRecruiters), Rachel Bitte (Chief People Officer at Jobvite)

3:35 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Panel Discussion: Will a Bot Take My Job? 

Deciphering the Hype around What AI Will Mean for Recruiters.

Much has been promised by vendors about how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technologies will make human recruiters obsolete. Are these technologies harbingers of a dystopian future, or empowering tools that will turn us into recruiting superhumans? Join this discussion to hear how the recruiting landscape will be transformed by these new technologies and what you can do to prepare for it.

Moderator: Peter Weddle, CEO at TAtech.org: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions

Panelists: Erik Kostelnik (CEO of TextRecruit), Thom Kenney (CEO of Smashfly Technologies), Steve Parker (Director, Global Technology Practice at Allegis Global Solutions), Maran Nelson (CEO of Clara Labs).

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Machine + Recruiter = High Impact

As recruiting automation frees up a talent team’s time to focus on strategy, what are the most impactful initiatives to take on?

Hear key insights driving business strategy based on Bersin by Deloitte’s 2018 High Impact Talent Acquisition Report. Analyst Robin Erickson will share research-backed insights on what strategic talent teams are having the most success with and share practical applications for bringing these strategies back to your own organization.

Presenter: Robin Erickson, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Retention Research at Bersin by Deloitte.

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
What the Future Holds for HR

Duo Presentation with Cara Brennan Allamano (Co-founder of PeopleTech Partners) and Robby Peters (Co-Founder of PeopleTech Partners)

Cara Allamano is the SVP, People at Planet Inc and the co-founder of PeopleTech Partners, a group of innovative leaders enabling the next wave of new HR/Recruiting technologies.

Robby Peters works with early-stage HR technology founders and matches them with early customers for product feedback and pilots of the technology they are building.

They both have a front-row seat to what’s to come in HR Tech and are here to share emerging trends that will define the next decade of talent acquisition.

Presenters: Cara Brennan Allamano (Co-founder of PeopleTech Partners) and Robby Peters (Co-Founder of PeopleTech Partners).

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks by Jon Bischke
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Networking & Happy Hour



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