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Pre-Event Summits
April 25th / 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT

Vendor Summit

Application Only
Masterclass
Sponsored by
Speakers
Founder and Chief Analyst
Aptitude Research
Labor Economist
Appcast
Meg Bear SAP Current Headshot2
President and Chief Product Officer
SAP SuccessFactors
Global Vice President, Partnerships & Channels
Former-Workhuman and SAP
CEO and Co-Founder
HireEZ
Founder, Head of Strategy & Research
Aspect43
Managing Director
Accenture
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting
VP of Sales North America
Textkernel
Co-Founder & Co-Host
The Chad and Cheese Podcast
Co-Founder and Co-Host
The Chad and Cheese Podcast
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Cornerstone OnDemand
Managing Director, Consulting
Cielo Talent
CHRO
City of Philadelphia
Executive Managing Director
The KRP Group
CHRO
International Medical Group
Business Management Senior Director
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
VP, Agency Partnerships
Paradox
Moderator
Global Leader, Solution Provider Services
Mercer | Leapgen

Attend the exclusive UNLEASH America Vendor Summit for a unique opportunity to network and connect with key players in the HR tech industry. As a major tech provider, founder, investor, or analyst, you will have the chance to exchange ideas and thoughts with peers and industry leaders, preparing you to tackle the most influential HR marketplace in the world.

This summit is a must-attend for anyone looking to meet their peers and take their business to the next level. Benefit from insights and trends from the brightest minds in the HR tech space. Learn how to make an impact and maximize your ROI by turbocharging your approach in conversations with HR buyers at UNLEASH, and beyond. Get ready to gain a competitive advantage and leave with new business opportunities and a wealth of knowledge. Register now for this unforgettable experience!

Agenda:

10:00-10:35 DUET | HR Yin and Yang: Mastering the Balancing Act
Join labor economist Andrew Flowers and industry analyst Madeline Laurano in this session as they provide HR professionals with practical insights into managing the impact of macro-economic forces on HR. Learn how to navigate through layoffs, recession, pay transparency, equity, and the impact of AI on HR. Gain practical solutions and knowledge to manage external forces and leverage controllables to keep your organization moving forward
Madeline Laurano, Founder and Chief Analyst, Aptitude Research
Andrew Flowers, Labor Economist, Appcast

10:40-11:20 PANEL | The CEO Perspective: Tackling Growth in a Challenging Market
The HR tech industry is a fast-paced and dynamic arena where scaling up is essential for companies to remain competitive and meet client demands. However, success in this challenging market requires more than a great product and talented team members. It demands strategic planning, resilience, and a deep understanding of market dynamics. Join visionary HR tech leaders as they share cutting-edge strategies for scaling up, adapting to changing market conditions, and staying ahead of the curve in a volatile and unpredictable market. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and take your HR tech business to the next level!
Mike Ettling, CEO, Unit4
Meg Bear, President & Chief Product Officer, SAP SuccessFactors

Steven Jiang, CEO, HireEZ
Moderator: Elaine Orler, Managing Director, Consulting, Cielo Talent

11:25-11:50 Using Market Insights for Growth & Strategy Planning in Any Economy
In this session, Sarah White from Aspect43 shares her insights on how HR Tech vendors can better respond to the needs of buyers during times of layoffs, talent shortages, and economic uncertainty. New research data from over 2,000 companies and 70 categories of HRTech in Q1 of 2023 will be presented, covering how companies want to interact with HR vendors, top concerns of executives outside of HR, and what is slowing down contract signings. The session also highlights top categories of tech for market movement, buyer uncertainty, and disinterest, providing member-exclusive insights for HR vendors to adjust their strategies.
Sarah White Founder, Head of Strategy & Research, Aspect43
 

12:00-1:00 | Lunch & Networking

1:05-1:45 PANEL | The Insider’s Guide: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions for 2023 – and Beyond
Get ahead of the game with our expert panel of HR consultants as they share their insights on emerging trends and innovative solutions in the industry for 2023. This session will equip you with valuable knowledge and practical tips to develop cutting-edge products and services that meet the evolving needs of your HR clients. Dive deep into the “why” of your product with keen insights from the people who interface not just with your clients, but their organizations at large. Join us for this must-attend session to prepare for the next phase of HR needs.
Russell Klosk, Managing Director, Accenture
Franz Gilbert, Managing Director, Human Capital, Deloitte
Nikhil Gupta, Business Management Senior Director, BCG
Moderator: Jess Von Bank, Head of Brand Strategy, Leapgen | Mercer

1:50-2:30 PANEL | Strategic Collaboration in HR Tech: Navigating the Market Through Alliances & Partnerships
Amidst economic uncertainty and fluctuating markets, alliances and partnerships are key drivers of growth and innovation in the HR tech industry. Join our session to learn how successful collaborations can help you navigate these challenging times. Our expert panel will share best practices and offer practical tips for building effective partnerships. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a competitive edge and succeed in the fast-evolving and highly competitive HR tech market.
Mike Bollinger, Global VP, Strategic Initiative, Cornerstone
Corina Lam, Global Vice President, Partnerships & Channels, Former Workhuman and SAP SuccessFactors
Kat Drum, VP, Agency Partnerships, Paradox
Moderator: Sarah White Founder, Head of Strategy & Research, Aspect43 

2:30-2:45 Coffee & Networking

2:45-3:10 FIRESIDE | Build? Buy? Partner?
Find the right product strategy to help your customers get the most out of your relationship and increase the return on their technology investment. A fireside chat with Chris Conrad, VP of Sales North America at Textkernel, and Chad & Joel from the Chad & Cheese podcast. Gain insights on how to increase speed to market, differentiate yourself from your competitors, and offer your customers more from their technology investment to win the war of talent shortage.
Chris Conrad, VP of Sales North America, Textkernel
Chad Sowash, Co-Founder & Co-Host, The Chad and Cheese Podcast
Joel Cheesman, Co-Founder and Co-Host, The Chad and Cheese Podcast

3:15-4:00 CHRO Q&A | Decoding the Mind of CHROs: Their Thoughts on HR Tech
CHROs seek new tech solutions, but it can be challenging for vendors to know what they want – and how to conjoin solutions and approaches with real pain points. Join this panel of HR Leaders as they share their insights on the emerging trends and challenges they’ve faced, as well as their genuine thoughts and experiences with shopping, buying, and implementing HR tech. In this session, our expert panelists will share insights into their current priorities, future focuses, and tech evaluation process. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the mind of a CHRO and succeed in the fast-paced world of HR tech.
Michael Zaccagni, CHRO, City of Philadelphia
Eileen McDonough Kiley, Executive Managing Director, The KRP Group
Chad Secrist, CHRO, International Medical Group
Moderator: Jess Von Bank, Head of Brand Strategy, Leapgen | Mercer

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Speakers
Founder and Chief Analyst
Aptitude Research
Labor Economist
Appcast
Meg Bear SAP Current Headshot2
President and Chief Product Officer
SAP SuccessFactors
Global Vice President, Partnerships & Channels
Former-Workhuman and SAP
CEO and Co-Founder
HireEZ
Founder, Head of Strategy & Research
Aspect43
Managing Director
Accenture
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting
VP of Sales North America
Textkernel
Co-Founder & Co-Host
The Chad and Cheese Podcast
Co-Founder and Co-Host
The Chad and Cheese Podcast
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Cornerstone OnDemand
Managing Director, Consulting
Cielo Talent
CHRO
City of Philadelphia
Executive Managing Director
The KRP Group
CHRO
International Medical Group
Business Management Senior Director
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
VP, Agency Partnerships
Paradox
Moderator
Global Leader, Solution Provider Services
Mercer | Leapgen

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