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Ideas & Innovators Lineup Announced for Talent Tech Conference

A distinguished list of 11 speakers will deliver fast-paced, five-minute-long presentations intended to spark thoughtful discussion.

Friday, October 21, 2016
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With the first-ever Talent Acquisition Technology Conference less than a month away, we're very pleased to announce a distinguished lineup of speakers for the conference's Ideas & Innovators general session. This session will feature 11 rapid-fire presentations (in the Ignite-style format) from some of the most-respected and well-known people in the talent acquisition industry. Our speakers will include blogger and consultant Laurie Ruettimann, analyst Kyle Lagunas, Brazen Technology founder and president Ryan Healy and TheMuse founder Alexandra Cavoulacos.

Each speaker will present a five-minute long talk on a "big idea" pertaining to some aspect of talent acquisition. They'll be accompanied by a deck of 20 PowerPoint slides set to advance automatically every 15 seconds during their presentation. The speakers will not have a clicker -- once their slide deck begins, it is on autopilot. Five minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide -- the result will be a fun, entertaining and thought-provoking set of presentations, all in the space of one hour. The Ideas & Innovators session will take place at the Talent Acquisition Technology Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Hilton Austin in Texas. The full list of presenters and their topics is below.

Leela Srinivasan, chief marketing officer, Lever

"Why You Need to Change the Way You Think About Diversity"

Kyle Lagunas, IDC, research manager for emerging trends and technologies

"Who Should Own the Contingent Workforce (Hint: NOT Procurement)?"

Jon Kestenbaum, CEO, Talent Tech Labs

"A Day in the Life of a Recruiter 2020"

William Tincup, President, RecruitingDaily

"The Five Recruiting Metrics That Will Hold Our Attention 20 Years from Now"

Marcy Maul, strategy and revenue owner, randrr

"Enticing Millennials with Growth & Career Opportunities"

Ryan Healy, founder and president, Brazen Technology

"The Importance of Chat in Recruiting"

Mark Newman, co-founder and CEO, HireVue

"The Skills Shortage Doesn't Actually Exist"

Erin Peterson, vice president of talent, NFP

"How the Gig Economy will Change Work for Millennials and Everyone Else"

Alexandra Cavoulacos, Founder & COO of

"Being Whole Humans: Why Authenticity and Company Culture Are Key in Hiring, Retention & Inclusion"

Dawn Crew, chief marketing officer, MightyRecruiter

"The Multifaceted Role of Today's Recruiter"

Laurie Ruettimann, consultant and blogger

"Overcoming the Universal Forces of Failure"


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