IHRIM 2014 Keynote Presentations

Monday, June 2
Opening General Session
Jason Averbook
2014 and Beyond: How HR and IT Professionals Must Adapt and Adopt to Meet the Demands of Today's Workplace
Bonus: Copies of Jasonís new book: HR from Now to Next: Reimagining the Workplace of Tomorrow will be distributed during the Monday Opening General Session.

Tuesday, June 3
Tuesday Luncheon Keynote Presentation
Chris Leone
What to Ask of Your Cloud



HR technology expert and prominent industry thought leader Jason Averbook will present the Monday opening keynote presentation: 2014 and Beyond: How HR and IT Professionals Must Adapt and Adopt to Meet the Demands of Today's Workplace. He will highlight the future of work, provide an understanding of what HR will need to do to prepare for the continued transformation of the workplace and explain how what we do today will look massively different in the future. Jason will also be highlighting and signing his upcoming book "HR From Now to Next" as part of the event.

As Chief Business Innovation Officer at Appirio, Jason leads Appirioís human capital management business. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry, he works closely with customers to creatively drive business outcomes.

Jason was the CEO and co-founder Knowledge Infusion, which was acquired by Appirio in 2012. While at Knowledge Infusion, Jason was responsible for the vision and strategy that propelled the company to be the recognized leader in HR consulting.

Jason is deeply involved in the global HR community and speaks frequently at industry conferences, including HR Technology, IHRIM and major enterprise software vendor conferences. He also frequently contributes to publications that include Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Talent Management Magazine, HR Executive and Workforce Management.

A native of Minnesota, Jason holds both a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.


Every airport, business magazine and Silicon Valley billboard is talking about the cloud. But do you know how the cloud can transform more than just the way you deploy software? Join us at lunch on Tuesday to hear Chris Leone, SVP of Cloud Applications Development at Oracle, talk about how cloud computing and in particular cloud architecture can give you deep insight into your operations via big data and predictive analytics. It can help speed productivity and build rapport with social and mobile capabilities. The right cloud should have at its core a talent-centric way of housing and surfacing key information about your employees. Finally it should deliver all of these strategic capabilities while not compromising security, your own data or your organizationís appetite for change and adoption.

Chris Leone is Senior Vice President of Development for Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management, as well as Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service and Oracle Taleo Social Sourcing Cloud Service, all part of Oracle Application Cloud Services. In this role, Chris is responsible for driving the strategy, product management, product development, and product go-to-market functions. For more than 20 years, Chris has been developing enterprise software applications for large and midsize companies. He came to Oracle via the acquisition of PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for the product management activities of the company's financial management and enterprise performance management product lines. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Chris was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Hyperion, where he was responsible for product strategy for business performance management solutions.

He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and finance and a master's in finance and management from Loyola Marymount University.








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