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.
Learn from leading practitioners on the various ways artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and machine learning can transform your sourcing and hiring strategy.
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.
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.
Executive VP of Baseball Operations & Subject of Moneyball
Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into one of professional baseball’s most consistent winners since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season. Beane shattered traditional MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles. That strategic methodology has come to be known as the Moneyball philosophy, named for the bestselling book and Oscar nominated film chronicling Beane’s journey from General Manager to hero to celebrated management genius. Most recently, Beane was named Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for the second time by Baseball America in 2013 (first earned in 2002).
Today, Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries, as a way to more effectively, efficiently, and profitably manage their assets, talent, and resources. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-
Beginning in 1999, Beane and former Assistant GM Paul DePodesta shattered antiquated MLB beliefs that big payrolls could mean more wins by implementing an unorthodox (by MLB standards) strategic methodology that led one of the worst teams in the American League to become a perennial postseason contender. Bestselling author Michael Lewis chronicled their journey in his 2003 bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game; the film adaptation, starring Brad Pitt as Beane, garnered 6 Academy Award nominations in 2012. Beane’s strategy has since opened the eyes of many top sports executives and CEOs around the country who now utilize the Moneyball methodology. In 2008, Beane even collaborated with Newt Gingrich and Sen. John Kerry in co-authoring an article in the New York Times offering possible remedies for the U.S. health care crisis.
Under Beane, the A’s have adopted an organizational philosophy that stresses plate discipline and pitchers who command the strike zone. Over 16 seasons with Beane at the helm, the A’s have won six
American League West titles (2000; 2002-03; 2006; 2012; 2013). In 2012, they secured the AL West title with the smallest payroll in the American League, and with the third smallest AL payroll in 2013.
Beane was named Sporting News’ Executive of the Year twice, first in 1999 and again in 2012. He also earned Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year honors twice by Baseball America magazine,
following the 2002 and 2013 seasons. In November of 2001, Beane was named one of Street & Smith’s Sport Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and in 2004, he was rated 16th on their list of Baseball’s Heavy Hitters.
A first round draft pick of the New York Mets in the 1980 June Free Agent Draft, Beane played six major league seasons as an infielder, outfielder, and catcher for the Mets, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers and Oakland A’s. His final season in uniform was 1989 when he was a utility player on the A’s World Championship team. Beane retired as an active player in the spring of 1990 when he joined the A’s front office as the club’s major league advance scout. Former A’s President Sandy Alderson promoted Beane to General Manager in 1997.
A native of San Diego, CA, Beane attended Mt. Carmel High School and UC San Diego, where he studied economics. Beane is the proud father of twins, Brayden and Tinsley, and daughter, Casey. He lives with his family in Danville, California.
Head of People Operations
Anna Binder is the head of People Operations at Asana, the fast-growing work management app for teams. Based in San Francisco with offices in NYC and Dublin, Asana helps more than 35,000 paying customers — such as Uber, Major League Baseball, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — manage everything from marketing campaigns to product launches to team goals. Anna has spent most of her career in human resources at technology start-ups, connecting organizations’ people programs to their business objectives and values. She has served in similar roles at MuleSoft, Readyforce and IronPort Systems. She has a B.A. from the University of Oregon and an MBA from IESE in Spain.
Principal and Founder
Bersin by Deloitte
Josh Bersin is Founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte, leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning. He is a global research analyst, public speaker, and writer on the topics of corporate human resources, talent management, recruiting, leadership, technology, and the intersection between work and life. Having spent much of his career in technology, sales, marketing, and business leadership, Joshactively writes about major global trends in leadership, management, HR and talent management technologies. Read his materials on Bersin by Deloitte and Forbes.com.
Head of Talent Acquisition
Jennifer Anker Kaufman is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Twilio. She has over 12 years of recruiting experience with deep expertise in building teams at high-growth startups like Twilio, Zynga and Okta. Prior to recruiting, Jennifer worked with marine mammals and remains very passionate about animals. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.
Head of Workforce Strategy & Planning
Neal leads Workforce Strategy & Planning at Uber, which includes People Strategy, People Analytics & Data Science, and People Operations. In his time at Uber, Neal has also led Compensation, Benefits, Mobility, Learning & Development, HR Technology, and Careers Marketing. Neal joined Uber in 2014 to help build the People function and create a scalable architecture for growth. Prior to Uber, Neal led HR Strategy & Operations at Salesforce. Neal holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Vanderbilt.
VP of Strategy, Marketing, & People
Maia Josebachvili is a cross-functional executive, currently serving as the VP of Strategy, Marketing, & People at Greenhouse. Her team is pioneering the concept of reinventing the traditional HR department and combing the People and Strategy functions, coming in at #1 on Glassdoor’s ‘Best Places to Work’ list. Maia has a decade of experience building and scaling teams.
She was the Founder & CEO of Urban Escapes where she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30. She later sold the company to LivingSocial and went on to run several business units there, hiring and managing a team of 800 full and part-time employees across the country. In previous life chapters, Maia has been an engineer, a derivatives trader on Wall Street, and a professional skydiver with 750+ jumps. You can follow her on Twitter here.
Global Director Solution Consultants
IBM Talent & Engagement
Director of Talent Acquisition & Mobility
Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology
Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology
Mohsen Bayati is associate professor of Operations, Information, and Technology at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Electrical Engineering (by courtesy). He studies probabilistic and statistical models for decision making with large-scale and complex data, and applies them to healthcare problems.
Director, Global GTM Recruiting & Executive Search
Currently the Director of Global GTM Recruiting & Executive Search at Slack, Hilary Harrison has nearly two decades of recruiting and leadership experience across multiple industries, including Tech, Finance, Investment Banking, Software, Digital Advertising/Media, SaaS, and Social. She has successfully recruited for executive-level positions across various fields including sales, legal, communications, finance and more. As a seasoned leader, Hilary has also managed recruiting teams in both agency and corporate environments and built recruiting teams from the ground up.
Josh Wright is chief economist at iCIMS, where he leads a team of data scientists in analyzing emerging trends in the U.S. labor market. Prior to joining iCIMS, Wright served as a U.S. economist with Bloomberg L.P., and frequently appeared on Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg TV. At the Federal Reserve, Wright spearheaded multiple research projects and advised policymakers across the federal government during the 2007-09 financial crisis and its aftermath. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. His publications range from academic journals to national newspapers and popular blogs.
VP of Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Retention Research
Bersin by Deloitte
VP of Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Retention Research
Bersin by Deloitte
Robin Erickson leads talent acquisition, engagement, and retention research for Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Recognized as a thought leader in her areas of expertise, Robin offers more than 20 years of experience, including prior experience in talent strategies consulting and research for Deloitte’s Human Capital practice. Robin led Deloitte’s global Talent 2020 longitudinal survey series and, in addition to writing for Bersin publications, appeared in multiple Deloitte Review and Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends publications. She holds a doctoral degree in organizational communication and change, as well as a master’s in communication, from Northwestern University. Robin also has a master’s in theology from Northern Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.
Justin Rosenstein is the co-founder of Asana, the fast-growing work tracking app for teams. Asana’s mission is to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly. He’s also a featured author in Wavelength, an online publication for teams who aspire to do great things together—through a mindful, purposeful approach.
Justin has driven the development of products that billions of people use daily. At Facebook, he co-invented features such as the Like Button and Facebook Pages. At Google, he managed several products in the communication/collaboration division including Google Drive, and helped create GChat. At Asana, he’s helped build one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies, most recently valued at $900M in Series D funding led by Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management.
Justin majored in Math and got part way through a Master’s in Computer Science at Stanford. He is a devoted student of yoga, meditation, and cats.
CEO and co-founder
Danielle Weinblatt is CEO and co-founder of New York City-based ConveyIQ, Inc., a company focused on changing the way companies communicate and engage with top talent. ConveyIQ builds the most innovative products possible that enable employers to create remarkable hiring experiences at scale. Leading brands in over 95 countries work with ConveyIQ to hire the best talent, including Dentsu Aegis, NBCUniversal, Convergys, Equinox, Zappos, and The New York Times. Danielle has been a contributing writer for Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Wired and was a contributor to the book, “Been There, Run That.” In 2014, she was named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine and a Top Under 30 Entrepreneur by the New England Technology Summit. Danielle was an Arthur Rock Fellow at Harvard Business School and is a member of the Rock 100, a network of founders of high-impact ventures. She graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University.
Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition
Dentsu Aegis Network
DK Bartley is the Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition for Dentsu Aegis Network. As a speaker and facilitator, he is a subject matter expert for global talent acquisition, and diversity & inclusion. He has successfully managed and implemented recruitment strategies and teams in more than twenty countries throughout his twenty-year career.
Head of Talent Acquisition
Margie leads the Talent team at DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit that helps public school teachers get supplies for their classrooms. Her team is responsible for all of the organization’s hiring and it’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. In both capacities, Margie and her team strive to build a workplace that is equitable, inclusive, and reflective of the diverse teacher and student population DonorsChoose.org serves.
Margie is a proud product of New York State public schools and joined DonorsChoose.org after receiving her B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College. Prior to stepping into her current role, she was a member of the Marketing & Community team, where she led a team responsible for building relationships with organization’s most generous and highest-potential donors.
Diversity Talent Strategy Senior Advisor
Mr. Redmond is an experienced talent acquisition executive with over 20 years of increasing responsibility in the Professional Services and Recruiting Industries. He has extensive knowledge and work experience in the following recruiting areas: technical, executive, sales recruitment, diversity and inclusion; demand generation and management; contingency labor and staff augmentation; behavioral and situational interviewing, and training.
Responsible for Black and Hispanic Talent Attraction and Strategy at Dell, Mr. Redmond is a driving force behind defining and executing the objectives and strategies for recruitment of diverse talent across all non-executive career levels and functional areas of the organization in North America.
Co-founder and CEO
Maran Nelson is the co-founder and CEO of Clara Labs, where they build Clara: a human-in-the-loop scheduling service. She previously studied Psychology at the University of Texas, where she did research on intelligence. She loves reading, drinking coffee, and speculating about the future.
Head of Talent
Dr. Shauna Geraghty was the first U.S. employee at Talkdesk, the world’s leading cloud-based call center software solution. As the Head of Talent, she has helped to scale Talkdesk to 300+ employees in 4 locations globally. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and has applied foundational knowledge from the field of psychology to help propel Talkdesk along its hypergrowth trajectory.
Head of Management Recruitment for North America and Latin America
NN Srinivas is Cognizant’s Head of Management Recruitment for North America and Latin America. In this role, he oversees Cognizant Recruitment’s go-to-market strategies including recruitment experience, talent attraction, employment branding, and technology deployment.
A visionary, NN is an international leader who believes in the power of creating a collaborative culture of transformation, focused on getting things done in new ways. Under his leadership, he has successfully fueled Cognizant’s growth and expansion in the Americas through the adoption of groundbreaking recruitment technologies, systematic process enhancements, building specialized teams, and purposeful innovation.
NN continuously promotes the importance of taking a candidate-centric approach to developing new solutions and solving complex corporate recruitment challenges. He co-founded and currently directs Cognizant’s Talent Innovation Lab that helps drive continuous improvements across the recruiting organization and acts as a means to derive more value through greater insight and better decisions.
NN draws inspiration and direction from over a decade of experience with Cognizant, in a variety of progressive roles in HR Leadership and Talent Management. Most recently, NN was the Global Head of Compensation where he was responsible for leading Cognizant’s multi-national compensation team towards devising compensation strategies for attracting and retaining executive-level talent across the world.
Cara Brennan Allamano is currently SVP, People at Planet Inc., an aerospace and software company building satellites designed to capture an image of the entire Earth every day. In the past, Cara served in leadership roles at Pinterest, Efficient Frontier, Context Optional, Young and Rubicam and Knight Ridder, among others. She is the co-founder of PeopleTech Partners, a group of innovative leaders enabling the next wave of new HR/Recruiting technologies. Cara graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky, holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from the U. of San Francisco and completed graduate studies at Stanford University.
Robby Peters is the Co-Founder of PeopleTech Partners. PeopleTech Partners is an advisory group that works with early-stage HR technology founders and matches them with early customers for product feedback and pilots of the technology they are building. Some of the advisors that are in the group include the Heads of HR from companies like Slack, Box, Thumbtack, Evernote, OpenTable and more. PeopleTech partners has worked with over 20 companies including Reflektive, Everwise, and Lucy to name a few. PeopleTech also focuses on running events that are centered around Progressive HR initiatives and Robby has put on more than four hundred events across SF, NY, LA, Austin, and Seattle bringing together thousands of HR leaders across the country.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jason Nazar brings 15 years of experience as an active tech entrepreneur, investor/advisor, and writer/speaker to his role as co-founder & CEO of Comparably. A $14M VC-backed tech company that launched in 2016, Comparably has become one of the fastest-growing career monitoring platforms for dramatically more transparent compensation and culture data to make work more rewarding.
Prior to Comparably, Jason was co-founder & CEO of Docstoc (acquired by Intuit in 2013), the premier content site to start, grow and manage small businesses. With 20M unique visitors per month and 50M registered members worldwide, Docstoc was one of the most visited content sites in the world and hosted the widest selection of professional documents and resources including articles, videos, and productivity tools. Before starting Docstoc, Jason was a partner in a venture consulting firm in Los Angeles where he worked with dozens of startups. Often credited with helping build the Silicon Beach tech scene, Jason created and hosts Southern California’s largest and longest-running monthly tech gathering, Startups Uncensored, which brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, techies, and investors. He has received numerous awards and honors, most notably Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles in 2016-2017, appointed by Mayor Garcetti. During his tenure, Jason created and continues to host the annual TechFair LA, the largest tech job fair in Los Angeles. Additionally, he was named one of the “Most Respected CEOs in L.A.” by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Entrepreneur’s “Top 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs of 2017.”
Jason is a popular Forbes, Wall Street Journal, INC, and Fortune contributor, and has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, FOX Business, and more for his actionable business advice and thought leadership. He’s a tech angel investor/advisor in over 20 companies, currently serving on the boards of Collab Studios, Wondery, and Flo. A native Angeleno, he holds a JD/MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA from UC Santa Barbara. For more information: www.jasonnazar.com.
Head of People
Sarah Wilson is the Head of People for SmartRecruiters, an HR Technology startup in the Bay Area. After starting her career in contingency search, Sarah spent the past 15 years in the Talent Acquisition and HR space, consulting for top-tier brands on their recruiting and performance management strategies. She has worked with professional services, telecommunications, lending, retail, and tech. Sarah is passionate about creating business first people strategies that translate into real results.
Director of Recruiting
Eli is a third generation recruiter who decided to break away from the family business and jump into the wild world of start-up life over 8 years ago. Since moving from St. Louis to San Francisco, he’s built two recruiting organizations from the ground up, hired over 200 engineers, and seen two startups grow from 250 to 1,400 employees. He’s currently Director of Recruiting at Patreon.
Senior Consultant in Diversity & Inclusion
Dr. Jampol is a Senior Consultant in Diversity & Inclusion at Employera, which helps companies solve difficult challenges in attracting, hiring and keeping the right people in highly competitive talent markets. She has a doctoral degree in social psychology from Cornell and was previously a professor and researcher at top-tier business schools in the UK, and most recently a People Scientist at an HR startup. Her work on gender biases in organizations has been funded by the National Science Foundation & the UK Royal Society and she has worked with important companies around the world to make their workplaces safer, more welcoming places for people of all backgrounds.
Head of HR, Finance, and Operations
Kenny Mendes leads HR, Finance, and Operations for Coda, a startup that is reimagining what people and teams can do with documents. Prior to joining Coda, he led recruiting at Box where he built the recruiting team from scratch and scaled Box from 40 employees to over 1,200. Besides technology, baseball is Kenny’s biggest passion. He’s a huge Oakland A’s fan and an original Moneyball kid. He draws inspiration from the famously data-driven methods of Billy Beane, often looking for ways to apply them to scaling technology companies.
Lead Product Recruiter
Kylie is a seasoned recruiter with a background in recruiting across tech, design, and product. She currently leads product recruiting for the US at Atlassian, and previously in her career worked at Airbnb in product design recruiting. She prides herself on her ability to generate enthusiasm and engagement within the candidate journey. She is passionate about creating genuine, efficient talent engagement strategy, and uses Entelo heavily to do so.
Founder and CEO
Erik is the founder and CEO of TextRecruit, a candidate and employee engagement platform that leverages text, chat and artificial intelligence to help companies hire better people, faster. He has been named a Silicon Valley #Upstart50 Inventor and also serves as an advisor to game-changing startups like Eatify.com and Outreach.io. A proven entrepreneur, sales leader, and investor, Erik has built and managed multiple technology companies that have lead to hyper revenue growth, major capital investments, and acquisition.
VP of Business & Corporate Development
Yasmin Zarabi leads business and corporate development at Entelo. Previously she served as VP of Legal and Compliance at Hearsay Systems along with a variety of legal roles including General Counsel and Associate General Counsel. She holds a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law School and a B.A. in English from University of California, Berkeley.
Manager, Recruiting Operations & Strategy
Chris leads the Recruiting Experience team at Uber, which is focused on operations and strategic initiatives for the global recruiting organization. At its core, his team aims to enable the hiring of collaborative and diverse talent, with experience always at the forefront.
Prior to Uber, Chris helped build Twitter’s recruiting operations function, focusing on systems and technology. Chris is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as an Intelligence Officer primarily in unmanned aerial vehicle operations.
Melissa has spent the last 15 years building marketing and sales teams at companies of all sizes and stages. She took an unconventional path to technology marketing, as she initially trained and worked in architecture to start her career. Melissa realized that for her, the most exciting part of design was pitching—building a shared vision with clients that would change how people live. This is what led her to tech and to companies that are reshaping the future of work. Most recently, Melissa built marketing teams at high growth companies around San Francisco, before returning to her roots in NYC to join The Muse.
Today, as VP Marketing at The Muse, Melissa works to shape and amplify The Muse story and product and to celebrate and share employer and career crafter community successes. She truly believes that life is too short to hate your career, and enjoys working on the hard problem of helping companies and people find a better fit with each other.
When she’s not at work, Melissa is an amateur at many things—cooking, writing, tinkering, skateboarding, and toddler wrangling.
Co-founder and COO
Mike Sheridan is the Co-founder and COO of Comparably.com. Comparably makes work transparent and rewarding, showcasing the most accurate data on company cultures as rated by their own employees. The platform powers Employer Brand experiences and helps company recruit great talent. Mike was also the Co-founder of DebtMarket.com, acquired by Intercontinetal Exchange (NYSE: ICE), and also COO of Docstoc, which was acquired by Intuit in 2013. Mike holds a B.A in Philosophy from DePauw University and an MBA from Pepperdine.
VP of Product Marketing
Vinita is currently VP of Product Marketing at Mya Systems and brings nearly 15 years of domain, product marketing, product management and product strategy expertise from well-known brands including Workday, Rubrik, and Replicon. Mya, the company’s AI-recruiter, was launched in July 2016 and quickly became the industry leader in addressing inefficiencies in recruiting and improving the experience for job candidates and recruiters. Mya Systems has been recognized by CB Insight’s AI 100, Bersin by Deloitte’s 2017 Disruptions Report, and Kairos Society’s K50, among others. Prior to her career in tech, Vinita worked in the financial services industry for several years as structured credit derivatives trader and structurer. Vinita has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Economics and History from Columbia University, and a Masters in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Head of Talent Acquisition
David Nason’s mission is to connect work performance and satisfaction to the hiring process by helping managers and leaders make better hiring decisions. Through his work in performance-based hiring, Nason has helped organizations enjoy a significant increase in employee performance and satisfaction, drive down attrition, and perhaps most importantly increase diverse hiring. Hailing from a long line of scientists, David has applied scientific methodology and business savvy to the world of recruiting for more than 17 years, delivering 53,000+ hires while leading talent teams at Oracle, Cisco, Infor and consulting for almost 100 high growth companies.
Global Talent Acquisition Lead
Jim D’Amico currently leads global talent acquisition for Celanese, a chemical innovation company based in Dallas, TX, and is a Board Member of ATAP (Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals). He has over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition and HR.
The first half of his career focused on third party recruiting, including building a successful RPO business. For the last 10 years, he has built best-in-class talent acquisition centers of excellence for global companies (Barnes Group, The Schwan Food Company, Bissell, Spectrum Health). He is globally recognized for building differentiated hiring processes based on the quality of results, achieved through efficiency, technology, and scientific analysis of metrics and datum. In 2015 he and his team at Spectrum were recognized as the Best Large Recruiting Organization by ERE.
He is frequent speaker and writer and very active in the global TA community as a mentor
President and Co-owner
A 20-year veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is also President and Co-owner of CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent. A sought-after speaker, Hoyt has presented at national conferences including SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad.
Martin Ford is a futurist focused on the implications of artificial intelligence and a New York Times bestselling author. His book “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future” won the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and has been translated into over 20 languages.
Martin has a new book slated for release in late 2018 that will consist of deep conversations about the future of artificial intelligence with the world’s leading AI researchers and thinkers.
He has written about future technology and its implications for publications including The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian and The Financial Times. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NPR, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC and PBS. Martin is a frequent keynote speaker on the subject of accelerating progress in robotics and artificial intelligence—and what these advances mean for the economy, job market and society of the future. He was a speaker on the main stage at the 2017 TED Conference.
Juan Luis Betancourt is the CEO of Humantelligence, the world’s leading A.I. software for recruiting. For a decade, he was a Partner at Korn/Ferry International and Heidrick & Struggles, and CEO/Founder of his own successful executive recruiting firm, Gonza Executive Search. Previously, he had a global career as a general manager in the USA, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Dubai. He also worked at Siebel Systems (now Oracle CRM) and at Procter & Gamble. While at Puma AG, as CMO & Chief Strategy Officer, he was responsible for re-launching the Puma sports brand globally in the late 90s, one of the most successful consumer brand turnarounds in the past 20 years. While in retail, Juan was CEO of the US division of Décathlon, the world’s largest sports retailer and second-largest sporting goods manufacturer, as well as being a member of the executive operating committee, directly overseeing global initiatives that impacted retail operations, product ranges, IT, human resources, merchandising, expansion, real estate, logistics and the supply chain for the $25 billion, 100,000+ employee global retail group. Juan Luis also worked in business development alliances for Siebel Systems (now Oracle CRM), as they grew from $20M to $2.8B in revenue and from 200 to 13,000 employees in just 2.5 years.
Juan Luis Betancourt received an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA in International Management from The Lauder Institute, both from The University of Pennsylvania. He also received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.
Co-Founder, and CEO
Jon is the founder and CEO of Entelo. A serial entrepreneur, Jon founded three companies in the e-learning and social networking space and served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Battery Ventures. He holds a B.S. from University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from UCLA.
Vice President of Product and Data Science
Gaurav Kataria leads product and data science at Entelo. Prior to this role he spent nearly decade at Google Cloud and prior to Google, he was a senior leader at Booz Allen Hamilton and co-founder of a tech startup. He has a Masters and PhD in Computer Security from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.
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.
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).
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).
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.
Leveraging automation and software to allow teams to focus on building culture to attract and retain talent
With: Justin Rosenstein, Co-Founder, Asana
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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).
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).
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).
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.
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)
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)
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).
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.
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).
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