By Lauren Metsig, Chief Marketing Officer, Maestro Health
This will be my first time attending the HR Technology Conference & Expo and I really can’t wait. Considering it is one of the world’s largest HR tech conferences, there’s no way I’ll have the chance to check out everything. So after an intense research session, I pulled together a list of the top 5 must-sees, that are really too good not to share.
1. Women in HR Technology
The conference will be kicking off Tuesday, October 4th, with the Women in HR Technology session. This is a first for an HR technology conference – and I am so pumped. The session will showcase a powerhouse of tech execs who will be sharing trends, challenges and inspiration for women in the industry. If you’re looking for some motivation, this is a definite must-see.
2. Ink Factory™
Leave your laptop (or moleskin) in your hotel room. No need for fervent note taking. The General and Mega sessions will be graphically recorded by artists from Chicago-based Ink Factory™. If you’re not familiar with Ink Factory , you should be. They send their talented artists to conferences and company meetings, to help bring the content to life by sketching the talking points in real-time. HR Tech Conference attendees will be able to download high-resolution images of all the Ink Factory notes at the Maestro Health™ booth (#1427). While you’re there, be sure to have a chat with an artist (they will be at the sessions and in their booth) and watch as they bring your #benefitsjourney to life.
3. The 2nd Annual HR Technology Conference Hackathon
Really, how can a tech event not have a hackathon? This one will feature up and coming HR tech programmers, competing to create the winning HR solution in just 48 hours. It’s like the marathon of the HR Tech Conference. The teams competing will demonstrate how their solutions can solve real-life HR challenges and attendees will help choose the winner on Thursday, October 6th.
4. Getting the Most Value from the Vendor Demo
Let’s be real. There’s going to be more than 400 companies at HR Tech. Chances are at least one of them is going to catch your eye. It’s probably in your interest to come prepared before you check out their demos. I would suggest attending the session, “Getting the most value from the vendor demo: The experts will tell you how.” The session is on Thursday, October 6th, where they’ll have a panel of experts sharing the inside scoop on the must-knows for your next demo. Combined, they’ve run thousands of demos, so they probably know their stuff.
Speaking of demos. You may want to check out a demo of a new Maestro Health product at booth #1427. In fact, it’s so new that HR Tech attendees will be the very first to check-it out. It’s called maestroEDGE | HR™ — an automated Talent Management solution. It takes care of the on-boarding/off-boarding process so you can actually focus on new hires. Plus, it integrates will all of the other Maestro Health solutions.
5. HR Gives Back
HR Gives Back, is back. They’re continuing their admirable mission of helping the HR tech industry make the world a better place. This year they’re raising funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and The American Heart Association. Their goal is to reach $100,000 in donations this year. Just be sure you don’t get too swept away by all the fun and forget to throw some money their way.
So there you have it, the main highlights of my research dive into the HR Technology Conference & Expo. (I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning.) Of course, once we arrive I’m sure I’ll uncover much more, so follow along on Twitter @maestrohealth and #HRTechConf.
See the #benefitsjourney at the 2016 HR Tech Conference & Expo,
October 4-7 in Chicago, IL.
Visit booth #1427 to be one of the first to see a demo of our new On-boarding/Off-boarding & Talent Management solution, maestroEDGE | HR™.