“Breakthrough HR – Where Business meets Technology,” will highlight Jason Averbook, Chief Business Innovation Officer for Knowledge Infusion/Appirio; Bill Kutik, HR technology columnist and host of The Bill Kutik Radio Show; and Michael Krigsman, CEO of consulting and research firm Asuret.
This keynote panel discussion will focus on the relationship between IT and HR, where the industry is today, where it is going, and what industry professionals need to do to garner success. Jason Averbook, with more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry, is scheduled to moderate this keynote panel. Jason is deeply involved in the global HR community delivering over 65 keynote addresses during 2010 as well as a frequent contributor to leading publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CIO, CFO, Talent Management Magazine, HR Executive, and Workforce Management. Jason holds a BA and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Bill Kutik is considered the leading independent analyst of the HR technology marketplace with specialties in HCM, Recruiting, Talent Management, and social networking. For 23 years, he has been a Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive® and in 2008, he started The Bill Kutik Radio Show®, a bi-weekly online talk show with industry leaders. HR World named him one of “The Top 25 HR Influencers of 2007.” He was also named a “Top 25 HR Digital Influencer 2009” and a “Top 100 Influencer.” In 2012, Human Resource Executive® named him one of the 10 "Most Powerful HR Technology Experts.” He has a BA degree from Harvard University and is president of Kutik Communications, a strategy, marketing and editorial consulting firm in Westport, CT.
Michael Krigsman is an international authority on IT success, social business transformation, and related CIO issues. He has written one thousand posts on enterprise software, cloud, CRM, ERP, and the alignment between IT and lines of business. In addition, Michael has created thought leadership reports for major analyst firm, IDC, on project portfolio management, CRM, social business, and cloud computing. Michael has been mentioned 700 times in important blogs, newspapers, television, trade publications, presentations, academic dissertations, and other media. He has also been quoted in almost 20 books and has written on social business for the Wall Street Journal CIO blog. Michael has worked with companies such as SAP, IBM, Lotus, and many others to create consulting tools, methodologies, and implementation strategies related to business transformation success. He often attends and presents at enterprise software conferences and has presented to Harvard University, Babson College, University College London, Boston University, and Suffolk University.
"These three keynote speakers are nationally regarded as the best of the best in HR Technology," stated Cindy Ridley, HR Tech Expo Director for LEHRN. "Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear from these industry thought leaders about how to successfully manage the HR and IT relationship.”
About the 2013 Minnesota HR Tech Expo
The region’s largest showcase of knowledge, software and services for HR and Human Capital Management (LEHRN.org) again promises to be the most talked about event for those charged with HR Technology and Strategy. National speakers will be featured throughout the day. Be first to hear what it means, this ‘BREAKTHROUGH HR,' fueled by the combination of cloud computing, social in the enterprise, HR analytics, big data and mobile.