With every October comes the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo, held this year October 4–7 in Chicago. It’s a pivotal time across the HR tech space, and there’s no shortage of innovative and exciting developments ahead. Several of my colleagues and I will be at this year’s HR Tech conference, participating in many panels and sessions, discussing hot topics and trends, sharing current best practices, and previewing what’s in store when it comes to tech advances for HR professionals and organizations.
If you’re heading to HR Tech 2016, here’s where you can catch Ultimate Software:
Tuesday, October 4
On Tuesday, Cecile Alper-Leroux, Ultimate’s vice president of HCM innovation, will take part in a first-of-its-kind event. Women in HR Technology is designed to empower women in HR and in HR tech to grow as people and professionals. Join Cecile and other accomplished tech execs as they share their stories about rising to leadership roles and discuss how successful organizations create workplace cultures in which women thrive.
Wednesday, October 5
Wednesday is a full day with several Ultimate events, from conversations with our customers to special looks at the latest UltiPro® features. Learn How Armacell Inspires Engagement in a Global Workforce when Cecile sits down with Keith Norwood, Armacell’s chief human resources officer. Then, join Cecile for Payroll 2.0: Innovation in the First HR Technology Application, an expert panel with insights on how payroll helps provide increased value to organizations and improves employees’ access to important information.
Also on Wednesday, Awesome New Technologies for HR will feature UltiPro’s new Leadership Actions tool, which helps managers become better people leaders. Using machine learning-driven prescriptive analytics technology, UltiPro’s Leadership Actions offers managers a variety of actionable steps for engaging individual team members, with a focus on developing and retaining key talent—all while supporting cultural and management initiatives within the organization.
HR Tech also offers a first look at Ultimate’s latest solution, UltiPro Perception, in an exclusive demo titled To Improve the Employee Experience, You Must First Understand It. UltiPro Perception helps companies make employee-survey data actionable—by analyzing not just what people are saying about their work experience, but also how they feel about it. Don’t miss your chance to see UltiPro Perception in action. Space is limited and you must preregister to attend this session. Sign up now at www.ultimatesoftware.com/HRTech2016.
Thursday, October 6
On Thursday, see what’s ahead in the field of predictive and prescriptive analytics with The Evolution and Future of HR Analytics Technology, a panel featuring Brian Kelly, Ultimate’s senior director of strategy. Learn how HR analytics can provide the most value for organizations and where this game-changing technology is heading over the next few years.
And back by popular demand, it’s the second annual HR Technology Conference Hackathon. If you attended HR Tech last year, or are familiar with other hackathons, you know this is a can’t-miss event. Teams of talented engineers and designers, including Ultimate’s UltiPro developers, will have just 48 hours to design, build, and demonstrate a brand-new solution that addresses real HR and business challenges. Be there for the big-reveal showcase on Thursday to see the creative concepts these teams come up with and to cast a vote for your favorite application.
Friday, October 7
Friday morning features an Ultimate double-header with back-to-back sessions to wrap up the conference. First, join me and Cecile for the Ideas and Innovators in HR panel, bringing together some of the most innovative minds in the industry. We’ll share cutting-edge ideas about HR, technology, and the workplace. Then, head over to Managing Workforce Retention and Identifying High Performers with Predictive Analytics to hear my conversation with Gregg Paulk, director of information technologies at Anderson Center for Autism. We’ll discuss best practices and daily uses for predictive analytics, and how organizations can best connect people and data for HR success.
HR Tech is jam-packed with useful information and networking opportunities for all members of the HCM industry. No matter which panels and events you attend, be sure to check out Ultimate Software at Booth #916 any time during the conference. You’ll also want to stop by our Relaxation and Recharge station just outside the exhibit hall, where you can enjoy a free massage and charge up your mobile devices—a must throughout the four-day conference.
See you at HR Tech!