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THE OFFICIAL 
HR TECHNOLOGY® CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION 
2014 ATTENDEE FIELD GUIDE 
By: Lance Haun & Lizzie Maldonado
We call this time of year conference “season,” but the annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition stands alone. Whether...
Don’t be fooled by the name — you will leave HR Technology® with actionable insight and renewed perspective on the busines...
TURN DATA INTO INSIGHTS, THEN INTO ACTION 
You’re fighting the good fight for talent. You recognize that you must change t...
CONSIDER A 
DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE 
As an HR professional, you’re tasked with implementing new technology — and simultaneousl...
DISCOVER THE INFLECTION POINT OF THE SECOND MACHINE AGEIn the age of brilliant technologies like 3D printing and driverles...
BRUSH UP ON THE 
MARKET WITH DEMO SESSIONS 
Technology powers today’s HR processes, and it can change the way you do your ...
GET A GLIMPSE OF 
THE FUTURE 
Data is changing everything — including the way we find, attract, and reward people. In many...
WALK THE EXPO FLOOR 
Facing a daunting turnover rate? Struggling to engage your employees? Can’t get a clear picture of pe...
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 
NETWORKING 
OPPORTUNITIES 
Whether you attend the show alone or with colleagues, take time every day to...
MEET THE YOUNG GUNS 
Workforce intelligence, predictive analytics, personality job matches — the future is bright and bold...
EMBRACE THE POWER OF DIGITALStill segmenting your workforce by generation? Forget the terms Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Gen Y,...
HR Technology® is a conference that will change your perspective. Every year, thousands of HR professionals find game- cha...
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The Official HR Technology® Conference & Exposition 2014 Attendee Field Guide

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Whether it’s your first year or your 17th attending the annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition, your mission is to leave the show with a greater understanding of the way HR can be changed by empowering technology.

In this e-book, you’ll learn nine key takeaways to help you achieve that mission, should you choose to accept it. Consider this your field manual on the hunt for nine golden eggs at HR Technology® that will change the way you approach your work in 2015.

This guide will show you what you can’t afford to miss at the conference, including:

— How to turn data into insights, then into action with a pre-conference session on analytics
— What’s available now — and what’s coming soon — in HR technology from promising startups to enterprise systems
— How data and analytics will shape the workforce of 2020
— And how to take advantage of networking opportunities at the show

Get your copy of the guide today and you’ll be well on your way to getting the most out of your HR Technology® Conference pass.

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The Official HR Technology® Conference & Exposition 2014 Attendee Field Guide

  1. 1. THE OFFICIAL HR TECHNOLOGY® CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION 2014 ATTENDEE FIELD GUIDE By: Lance Haun & Lizzie Maldonado
  2. 2. We call this time of year conference “season,” but the annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition stands alone. Whether it’s your first year or your 17th attending the show, HR Technology® is on your list of events for the year for the strategic and empowering content tracks coupled with the world’s largest expo of HR technology products and services.
  3. 3. Don’t be fooled by the name — you will leave HR Technology® with actionable insight and renewed perspective on the business impact of technology at work. Your mission? To understand the way technology changes the way work and HR get done. In this e-book, we offer 9 key takeaways to help you achieve your mission, should you choose to accept it. Consider this a scavenger hunt for 9 golden eggs that will change the way you approach your work in 2015.
  4. 4. TURN DATA INTO INSIGHTS, THEN INTO ACTION You’re fighting the good fight for talent. You recognize that you must change the way you recruit, engage, and retain top talent to stay competitive. Forward-thinking organizations can use workforce science and analytics to turn data into insights, and then into action. In this pre-conference session, “Analytics, Analytics, Analytics — The Future of HR,” you’ll learn about the possibilities of HR analytics from industry experts. They’ll remember you, and it could make all the difference come buying time. ---------------------- TUESDAY, OCT. 7 | 2:30 P.M. MANDALAY BAY BALLROOMS K AND L Courtesy of IBM
  5. 5. CONSIDER A DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE As an HR professional, you’re tasked with implementing new technology — and simultaneously expected to maintain a great culture for your people. Rahaf Harfoush, co-author of New York Times best-seller The Decoded Company, will share the latest research on how growing companies are achieving increased retention, happier employees, and a thriving culture by leveraging data insights. Learn how to use data as a sixth sense in the Tuesday welcome keynote session, “Becoming Decoded: Unlocking the Potential of Your People as Never Before.” TUESDAY, OCT. 7 | 3:45 P.M. MANDALAY BAY BALLROOMS E–H
  6. 6. DISCOVER THE INFLECTION POINT OF THE SECOND MACHINE AGEIn the age of brilliant technologies like 3D printing and driverless cars, we are in the greatest era of transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Get a clear view of the opportunities presented by The Second Machine Age from one of the most influential people in business IT — principal research scientist for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of New York Times best-seller The Second Machine Age, Andrew McAfee. The session “Making the Right Choices in the Second Machine Age” will pull from McAfee’s extensive research and will examine the impact of this new age on your work and workplace. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 | 8:45 A.M. MANDALAY BAY BALLROOMS E–H BONUS TIP: Visit Saba at booth 2157 immediately following the session. McAfee will be available there for signings, and limited complimentary copies of The Second Machine Age will be available.
  7. 7. BRUSH UP ON THE MARKET WITH DEMO SESSIONS Technology powers today’s HR processes, and it can change the way you do your work. Even if you’re satisfied with your current technology provider, vendor demo sessions allow you to understand the marketplace — and find out what’s available now and what’s coming soon. And who knows, you might even find a solution that could change the way you get work done. BONUS TIP: You can view the demo room schedule on the HR TECHNOLOGY® WEBSITE, with in-person demos from more than a dozen noteworthy vendors. CHECK THE SCHEDULE
  8. 8. GET A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE Data is changing everything — including the way we find, attract, and reward people. In many ways, data is the defining topic for the future of HR. The workforce of 2020 isn’t as far off as it seems — and the quality of your data could define your future. Don’t miss the general session “Workforce 2020: How Data and Analytics Will Shape the Workplace,” where our panelists will discuss the power of analytics to enable your organization to adapt and thrive. Moderated by CNN’s David Gergen, panelists include leading experts on work, workplaces, and technology from a variety of roles and perspectives. THURSDAY, OCT. 9 | 8:30 A.M. MANDALAY BAY BALLROOMS E–H
  9. 9. WALK THE EXPO FLOOR Facing a daunting turnover rate? Struggling to engage your employees? Can’t get a clear picture of performance? Share your pain points with vendors in the expo hall. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll discover — a new technology that could make your work easier, a like-minded vendor, giveaways, and opportunities to connect. The expo floor at HR Technology® is always abuzz, so be sure to take time to walk around — you never know what you’ll find.
  10. 10. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Whether you attend the show alone or with colleagues, take time every day to meet new people. With myriad networking opportunities, there’s no reason not to leave with a pocket full of business cards and some new connections. BONUS TIP: Take a good look at the conference agenda and make a point of meeting someone new every day of the show. VIEW THE AGENDA
  11. 11. MEET THE YOUNG GUNS Workforce intelligence, predictive analytics, personality job matches — the future is bright and bold in the HR technology startup community. Don’t miss the latest addition to the HR Technology® agenda, “Awesome New Startups for HR,” where SIX VENDORS will reveal the latest and greatest in the space. Be sure to stop by the Startup Pavilion on the expo floor as well, where 20 promising startups in the space will be exhibiting and showcasing their technology. FRIDAY, OCT. 10 | 8 A.M. MANDALAY BAY BALLROOMS E–H
  12. 12. EMBRACE THE POWER OF DIGITALStill segmenting your workforce by generation? Forget the terms Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Gen Y, and embrace the five “generations” of digital proficiency — natives, immigrants, voyeurs, holdouts, and disengaged. Founder and principal analyst of Constellation Research, R “Ray” Wang, leads the closing keynote, “Transforming the Future of Work in a Digital World,” where you’ll learn how technology can unify your entire workforce. FRIDAY, OCT. 10 | 10:30 A.M. MANDALAY BAY BALLROOMS J–L
  13. 13. HR Technology® is a conference that will change your perspective. Every year, thousands of HR professionals find game- changing technology that transforms the way they work and get insight to the processes that will be transformed by innovation in the space. Use this field manual to get the most out of your HR Technology® experience. Don’t forget to network with other attendees and share your experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #HRTechConf. DID YOU KNOW? In just 2 1/2 days of the conference, you can earn 11 HRIP recertification credits. Talk about a golden egg. VEGAS! WE’LL SEE YOU INVEGAS!

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