BONUS: Bill, Brian and Naomi Hash It Out for You!
Bill, Brian and Naomi Hash It Out for You!
Wednesday 05 October
03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
This trio has a combined (and astonishing) 119 years’ experience in HR tech! They’ve shared many stages before, but it’s never been just the three together — until now. But don’t worry, they won’t be telling war stories about mainframe HR vendors they all knew well over 30 years ago. Instead their topics will be grabbed from the morning’s Tech Crunch, Twitter feed or HREOnline.com. Their discussion will aim to help you leverage new technologies, get a sense of what’s coming down the road and take away something useful to implement at the office the next day! Of course, they may recall a memory or two, but only to help you avoid making the same mistake today that they’ve seen generations of practitioners make before.
HR Tech Columnist, Human Resource Executive®; Host, Firing Line with Bill Kutik®
As the HR industry’s leading independent analyst, Bill Kutik is considered one of the top four influencers in the HR technology marketplace. In 2015, he started Firing Line with Bill Kutik®, a new HD broadcast-quality video interview program featuring thought-leaders from the HR technology community: including practitioners, vendor executives, analysts and consultants. Though sponsored, the shows focus exclusively on what guests are thinking and doing, not what they’re selling or the software they’re using. For 27 years, he has been Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive®, also serving as founding co-chair of the magazine’s famous annual conference, HR Technology® Conference & Exhibition, since it began in 1998 until 2013. In 2008, he started The Bill Kutik Radio Show®, a bi-weekly online talk show with industry leaders and 182 programs in the archive. He has also created and moderated 103 industry panels. In 2012, Human Resource Executive named him one of the 10 “Most Powerful HR Technology Experts” and The Huffington Post in 2013 listed him in “Top 100 Social HR Experts on Twitter.” He has a BA degree from Harvard University and is president of Kutik Communications, a strategy, marketing and editorial consulting firm in Westport, CT, where he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloom & Wallace
Ms. Bloom is one of the most renowned consultants, influencers, and thought leaders in the HR technology industry. Ms. Bloom has advised many large corporate clients on their HRM and HR technology strategies and consulted with three generations of HRM software vendors and outsourcing providers on everything from business strategy to product/service design. Naomi built and maintained the only vendor-neutral HRM object model and implied application architecture “starter kit,” which she licensed and consulted on across the industry from 1995 through 2015. Her work has made a significant contribution to many of today’s best SaaS HRMS and talent management applications as well as to the expertise of today’s best HRMS/TM product strategy and development teams. Today, Naomi acts as a strategic advisor and mentor to selected organizations and projects which advance the state of enterprise class HR technology and its global adoption. For her outstanding work and contributions to the industry, Ms. Bloom received IHRIM’s Summit Award in 1995. Ms. Bloom is well-published, including on her blog at www.InFullBloom.us, and a much-sought-after speaker for her thought leadership, presentation effectiveness, clarity of vision, and humorous delivery. She is also one of the most followed HR influencers @InFullBloomUS. Naomi holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Boston University where she is also a Fellow of the Human Resource Policy Institute at Boston University’s Graduate School of Management.
HCM Contributor, Diginomica; CEO
TechVentive and Vital Analysis
Brian Sommer is an IT industry analyst who covers the ERP, finance and HR sectors for Diginomica and other publications. Brian’s HR expertise is extensive. He began his career began by re-writing a payroll/time-reporting system for a fast food chain. He served as a member of the IHRIM.link Advisory Board for several years. He was a guest editor for this publication and continues to contribute to other IHRIM publications like Workforce Management magazine. Brian was a senior partner at Accenture with leadership roles in their Software Intelligence and Human Capital groups. Brian has led finance & HR shared services projects for major global firms and was a quality assurance partner on large global HR projects, too. Brian has won the Software Advice’s 2011 Authority Award – ERP Expert (2011) and the 2014 and 2015 ERP Writers’ Awards. He has keynoted numerous software conferences including events for NetSuite, PeopleSoft, Sage and many more. Brian is a frequent guest lecturer at major university MBA programs. He has a BBA (Marketing) and a MBA (Finance) from the University of Texas at Austin.