Madeline LauranoAptitude Research Partners, Chief Research Officer
Madeline’s primary focus over the last 13+ years has been on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her work helps companies both validate and reevaluate their strategies and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. She has watched HCM transform from a back-office function to a strategic company initiative with a focus on partnerships, experience and efficiency. Before Aptitude Research Partners, Madeline held research roles at Aberdeen, ERE Media and Brandon Hall Group. She is co-author of Best Practices in Leading a Global Workforce and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Yahoo News, and The Financial Times. She is a frequent presenter at industry conferences including the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, SHRM, IHRIM, HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition conference, GDS International’s HCM Summit, and HRO Today.
Keith WebbUKG, Software as a Service (SaaS) Technologist
Keith Webb is the Software as a Service (SaaS) Technologist for UKG and is responsible for supporting the Business Development Team for western North America. In his nine-year tenure at Ultimate, Keith has participated in the software industry’s fundamental shift from traditional license acquisition to the fully hosted SaaS model, and the complexities and challenges resulting from that shift facing CIOs responsible for global workforces. Keith is the former VP of Information Technology at Ruth’s Chris, where his team re-tooled the entire employee lifecycle, freeing valuable time for restaurant operations to focus on hospitality rather than paperwork. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and 25 years of technology and hospitality experience.