CHRO1: Building the HR Function of the Future: Transforming HR Through Technology

Building the HR Function of the Future: Transforming HR Through Technology

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Wednesday 05 October
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Every part of business — and that includes HR — is going through a digital transformation marked by the acceleration of business activities, processes, skills and work models to benefit from the opportunities made possible by modern technologies. While HR has been on this journey for years, the pace of change in technology and its impact on business is only accelerating. It’s no longer enough to simply select a new HR technology provider; HR leaders need a new mindset and set of strategies to create an HR function that is built for the future. Jason Averbook will help you understand how your organization will benefit from building an HR digital transformation strategy, how to develop the strategy and how to turn the strategy into actionable plans. You’ll learn how to infuse HR technology strategy into tactics designed to move the HR function forward — leveraging the world of digital HR technologies that we live and work in today.


Jason Averbook

HR Thought Leader and Consultant


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Jason Averbook

Jason is currently a leading analyst, thought leader, consultant and keynote speaker in the area of human resources, the future of work and the impact technology has on that future. Jason co-founded Knowledge Infusion LLC in 2005 until 2012 when the company was sold to Appirio and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He was responsible for the groundbreaking vision and strategy. He served as the Chief Business Innovation Officer at Appirio Inc where led Appirio’s human capital management business. He held the position of CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) from 2014 through 2016 until recently leaving to focus on his thought leadership and analyst career. He has more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry. He worked with industry leading companies around the world to help them transform their HR organizations into strategic partners. Prior to founding Knowledge Infusion, he served as Senior Director of PeopleSoft Global Product Marketing at PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for the marketing including packaging and positioning for PeopleSoft’s flagship product line. Prior to PeopleSoft, he served as Director of Organizational Readiness at Ceridian Corporation, an HR and payroll outsourcing company. He has served as a Director of International Association for Human Resource Information Management, Inc. Along with being cited in numerous publications such as BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal an industry thought leader in the HCM space, he has delivered keynote presentations for events worldwide including HR Technology World in London and Paris, The Conference Board, Society of HR Management, HR Technology US, HR Technology Norway, SHRM Technology India, HR Technology China as well as more than 200 other large group presentations for HR and technology audiences. He currently is acknowledged as one of the top 3 thought leaders globally on the future of work and listed in the top 100 leaders globally influencing the future of work and the HR function. His latest book, HR From Now to Next was published in 2014 and is used in over 19 universities around the world today. Mr. Averbook holds a BA and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Bloomington Jefferson in 1987.