Jun 13-14, 2018
San Francisco

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8 AM – 5:30 PM | June 13-14, 2018


The Village, San Francisco

Modernizing Talent Acquisition

The Recruiting Automation Summit brings 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.

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Who should attend

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

Get 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 you will be hearing from at the event.

Keep checking back as we add even more great speakers over the next few weeks!

Billy Beane

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

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Josh Bersin

Principal and Founder
Bersin by Deloitte

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Neal Narayani

Head of Workforce Strategy & Planning

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Jennifer Anker Kaufman

Head of Talent Acquisition

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Sjoerd Gehring

VP of Talent Acquisition & People Experience
Johnson & Johnson

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Anna Binder

Head of People Operations

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LaDonna Tucker

Director of Talent Acquisition & Mobility
Schneider Electric

Robby Peters

PeopleTech Partners

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Ragini Holloway

Head of Talent

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Robin Erickson

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

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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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Peter Weddle


Cade Metz

Technology Correspondent
The New York Times

Mohsen Bayati

Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology
Stanford University

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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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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Product Roadmap Updates

with Gaurav Kataria, Vice President of Product and Data Science at Entelo

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Workshop: Effective Messaging 
1:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Diversity and Inclusion
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Workshop: Mastering Boolean 
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop: Product Adoption
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking & Happy Hour
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome from Jon Bischke

Co-Founder & CEO of Entelo

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Opening Keynote by Billy Beane

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

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Panel Discussion: 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: Cade Metz, Technology Correspondent at The New York Times

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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. 

Hear from Josh Bersin, industry veteran and pragmatic expert on best-practices in all areas of leadership, recruiting and HR on what’s next.

By Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte. 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fireside chat: 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 adoption of new technologies or adaptation to leadership shifts, hear from two leaders at very different organizations and they changes they’ve navigated, where they got support and how they made it manageable.

Speakers: Neal Narayani (Head of Workforce Strategy & Planning at Uber), and LaDonna Tucker (Director of Talent Acquisition & Mobility, Schneider Electric). More details to come!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Jobs Finding People vs. People Finding Jobs

In the not-so-distant past, companies hired recruiters to bring in marquee candidates for tough-to-fill roles.

Today, companies hire recruiters to fill nearly every role and to complicate matters, more jobs are finding people instead of the other way around. In this session, we will break down the data behind this notion and talk with practitioners about how they manage this new trend.

More details to come! 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Breakout Sessions I

Track 1: Hands-on track: Getting Talent Acquisition a Seat at the Table

 Technology is part of the solution. Hear key insights driving business strategy in a 15 minute standalone research overview highlighting findings from Bersin by Deloitte’s 2018 HITA Report. This will be  followed by a 30-min panel discussion, moderated by Robin, among practitioners who can speak to the practical application of these findings.

Track 2: Leadership track: The Lives and Deaths of Jobs

This presentation will explore the detailed yet generalizable ways to measure job structures and theorize about the future ebb and flow of certain jobs and the structures of those jobs. This academic research will explore this topic and call on the audience to workshop what leaders can do with this information.

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:45 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.

Solo presentation followed by panel discussion.

Track 2: Leadership track: Cultivating a talent team from scratch

In a recruiting environment where talent & skills are scarce and recruiting is fiercely

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 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.


Track 2 |  Leadership Track: “Is the profile dead?” 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.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 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 super humans? 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 of TATech). 

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
What the Future Holds for HR

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.

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

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Take a Sneak Peek into the Mind of Your Boss

Understanding CHRO Expectations When it Comes to Technology-Enabled Recruiting

As the war for talent continues to escalate, CHROs 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, C-level HR executives will share their expectations of TA leadership in leading organizational change across people, process, and technology.

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



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Entelo has a limited hotel room block reserved at Hotel Zetta, just minutes walking distance from The Village. Please email us at RAS@entelo.com if you are interested in reserving a room.

Additional options are within walking distance. Keep checking back as we add more hotel options in the upcoming weeks.

For media inquiries and press passes, please contact media@entelo.com