5 Events That Should Be at the Top of Your HR Tech Con 2019 Itinerary

By: Wade & Wendy Team

Oct 01, 2019

HR Tech Con 2019 features more than 450 exhibitors, including many of today’s top HR thought leaders. This immersive event will showcase the latest tech advances in the industry. And it will take place in the heart of Vegas. We’re pumped.

Top of your list, of course, should be to come and see the Wade & Wendy crew at booth #1454. If you want to talk about AI recruiters, the future of work, or anything else book a time to meet with us here.

After you’re done chatting with us, where should you head next? Here are five events that should be at the top of your itinerary at HR Tech Con 2019:


Gender Equity: Practical Strategies

This talk is led by Kate Bischoff, attorney and HR Consultant at tHRive Law, and Heather Bussing, employment lawyer at Bussing Law. They will examine gender equality in the workforce, as well as a wide range of factors that contribute to sexual harassment claims. These two respected employment lawyers will tackle difficult topics from subtle forms of discrimination, to the obvious pay inequality, to the proverbial “bro culture”. They will also discuss topics such as maternity benefits and how to lift others as one climbs the corporate ladder. Get practical tips on leadership skills, promotional opportunities, and how to address gender equality in your workplace.

Room: Delfino 4102
Session Number: WH3B
Tuesday, October 01, 2019: 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM


How to Lead Your Team to Greatness

Catch the opening keynote by TV personality, author, and business mogul Barbara Corcoran, as she talks about how to develop a winning team from a diverse and generational group of employees (Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomers). Barbara will also highlight talent acquisition tips such as hiring the right people to bringing fun into the workplace and establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation. Listen to her share winning strategies for getting people moving on the path to professional and personal greatness.

Palazzo Ballroom
Tuesday, October 01, 2019: 3:45pm-4:45pm


Elevating the Role of a Recruiter With Artificial Intelligence

This talk is led by Sabrina Lucas, Senior Manager and NA HR Operations & Transformation, and Tracey Patterson, Managing Director and NA and European HR Services & Transformation at Accenture. These two HR experts will discuss the big changes in the HR + AI space, the vital role of the recruiter on the expansion of technology, and how both recruiter and AI can work hand in hand. It’s predicted that 50% of recruiting activity will be automated in the next 3 to 5 years. But by embracing human and machine collaboration, the recruiter’s role can be elevated, not replaced. Being employees of Accenture, Lucas and Patterson will also talk about how the company stay ahead of the disruption.

Room: Delfino 4105
Session Number: AI1
Wednesday, October 02, 2019: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Women in Tech — Leading the Hiring Innovation at Walmart

This talk will be led by Jeanne Achille (CEO of the DEVON group), Nerissa McQuilkin Technical Product Owner for Global Recruiting Technology at Walmart), Katie Taylor (Senior Director of Software Engineering, Global Talent Systems at Walmart), Kali Hayes (Product Owner for Hiring at Walmart), and Andrea Overholt (Recruiting Engineering Director at Walmart). This powerful, all-female team undertook a major business implementation in rebuilding Walmart’s ATS in just 12 weeks. The goal was to create a consumer-grade hiring experience for millions of applicants. Find out how achieved this with the help of automation. This is the closing talk of the Women in HR Technology Summit, so be sure to hear their amazing story firsthand!

Room: Lando
Session Number: WH4
Tuesday, October 01, 2019: 11:10 AM – 12:00 PM


Big Gains With AI in HR: How Companies are Winning

This talk will be led by Megan Marie Butler, AI Research Analyst specialising in HR at the CognitionX and Leeds University Business School. Megan will begin the talk with a bit of AI 101, giving you a general overview of Artificial Intelligence, and how AI works in the HR space. Get a broad look at different technologies in action and examine a mix of case studies that take a practical look at how companies are finding wins with AI. She will highlight positive impacts that AI is already affecting, combined with professional and academic knowledge of the profession, to paint a picture of what the employee life cycle will look like in the future in terms of interactions with technology.

Room: Delfino 4102
Session Number: AI5
Thursday, October 03, 2019: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM



See you all at HR Tech Con 2019 in Las Vegas! Don’t forget to drop by booth #1454.

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