Agenda

April 10-12, 2017


Recruiter icon Recruiter/Sourcer
HRIT icon HR Ops & Strategy
Innovator icon Recruiting Innovators

Monday, April 10th - Recruiting Rockstar Certification

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Welcome & introductions
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Let's Get it Started - The making of a rockstar
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Platform Introduction - Power of SmartRecruiters
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owning your Jobs - A-Z of maximizing your exposure
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Can-do Candidates - Manage your talent pool to highlight only the best
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Analytics Ahead - Improve your process and get the numbers to back it
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Rockin' the Review - Recap the material learned and head into the exam feeling confident!
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Exam
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Welcome Reception - Grand Hyatt Bayview Room, 36th Floor

Tuesday, April 11th - Hiring Success Day One

9:00am - 10:30am main stage
The future of Talent Acquisition
Jerome Ternynck

Jerome Ternynck
Founder and CEO
SmartRecruiters

Michael Ross

Michael Ross
EVP of Human Resources
Visa

What is the future of Talent Acqusition? Join Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters, Michael Ross, EVP of HR at VISA, and several distinguished analysts as they discuss the economical factors and technological trends that will drive change in Talent Acqusition over the coming three to five years.

11:00am - 11:30am concurrent sessions
Hiring is a Team Sport
Todd Davis

Todd Davis
Vice President Global Talent
Ancestry

A vital hiring process is a collaborative one, where hiring teams are fully engaged and collaborate with ease. Join Todd Davis, head of talent acquisition for Ancestry.com as he shares how to build a data-driven roadmap for improving engagement and collaboration.

TA health diagnostics through analytics
Erika Keough

Erika Keough
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
Microstrategy

Historically, TA leaders have suffered from lack of process and spend data. Without data, it is harder to target improvement initiatives and show the impact TA has on the organization. Join Erika Keough, head of TA at Microstrategy, as she shares tools and processes for diagnosing the health of a TA organization, targetting improvements, and highlighting the value TA brings

Can bots replace recruiters?
Jonathan F. Kestenbaum

Jonathan F. Kestenbaum
Talentech Labs

Stephane Boussely

Stephane Boussely
Cofounder
Unique.ai

Jonathan Duarte

Jonathan Duarte
Founder
GoHire

Nachi Junankar

Nachi Junankar
CEO & Founder
Avrio

Justin Dennis

Justin Dennis
Founder
SwayJobs

Exactly what can bots do that recruiters can’t? Do they help or harm the process of connecting with talent? Should you incorporate them into your TA strategy? Join a forum of founders to discuss the prospects and limitations of bots in the recruiting world to learn more!

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm concurrent sessions
Birds of a Feather: Relational recruiting
Diana Ferguson

Diana Ferguson
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
OppenheimerFunds

Everything old is new again: How OppenheimerFunds built a program to attract and engage talent before we had an open position.

How to get your ATS and HRIS to sing the same tune
Eric Young

Eric Young
IT Product Manager
Atlassian

Matt Driscoll

Matt Driscoll
Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Optiv

Jonathan Moree

Jonathan Moree
TA Ops Lead
Optiv

Historically, your ATS and HRIS don't always work well together nor are they easy to swap out. Learn from Atlassian and Optiv on how to make integration a breeze.

Predicting culture fit: how to do it and why it's important
Heidi Spirgi

Heidi Spirgi
SVP Products & Services
The Marcus Buckingham Company

Ilya Usorov

Ilya Usorov
Founder
day100.me

Catherine Spence

Catherine Spence
Founder
Pomello

Tom Williams

Tom Williams
Founder
BetterCompany

Samar Birwadker

Samar Birwadker
Founder & CEO
Good.co

Poor culture fit costs money and erodes morale. How can you be sure you’re recruiting for culture fit and how do you predict if a candidate will fit? The companies in our forum have all focused on ensuring that new employees fit your culture for increased productivity and success. Join the session to learn more!

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm concurrent sessions
Calibrating your purple squirrel detector
Greg Backstrom

Greg Backstrom
Product Manager
SmartRecruiters

Perfect candidates are about as rare as purple squirrels. However, some organizations have figured out where to look for them and how to detect a real purple squirrel in a tree full of imposters. Join this session to learn their secrets.

Can you measure your recruiting culture?
Kelly Fang

Kelly Fang
Product Manager
SmartRecruiters

Learn how to apply SR Analytics to understand your recruiting culture, and develop actionable strategies to become a company where finding and hiring the best people is everyone's—and not just the recruiter's—job.

Can artificial intelligence find better talent?
Rayanne Thorn

Rayanne Thorn
HR Technology Marketing Exec

Amir Ashkenazi

Amir Ashkenazi
CEO
Uncommon

Eyal Grayevsky

Eyal Grayevsky
CEO
Mya

Somen Mondal

Somen Mondal
CEO
Ideal

Kieran Snyder

Kieran Snyder
CEO
Textio

The age of artificial intelligence is upon us. Are you ready? To learn more about how AI can impact your recruiting efforts, join Crystal Miller as she leads a panel of innovators focused on using AI to multiply your team's impact and increase the quality of your candidates.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm main stage
Using a scarcity of talent strategy to improve quality of hire
Lou Adler

Lou Adler
CEO
The Adler Group

Lou Adler contends that too much time is spent weeding out weaker candidates and not enough on attracting the best ones. According to Adler, all you need is a small group of pre-selected top tier candidates, great messaging, a skilled recruiter, and fully-engaged hiring manager to wind up with 3-4 outstanding finalists for any job. In this session, Lou will show you how it's done - from taking the assignment to the final close. If finding and hiring stronger talent is your goal, you can't afford to miss this session. Some of the key topics Lou will cover include:

  • Why we must eradicate job descriptions
  • How to create messaging that tell stories, not list skills
  • Initiating the career move on the first call
  • Don't sell the job, sell the conversation
  • Why Applicant Control is the essence of exceptional recruiting
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm concurrent sessions
Breakthrough tools for more efficient hiring
Saumya Chopra

Saumya Chopra
Talent Systems and Operations Analyst
Square

Jeanette Ercila

Jeanette Ercila
Head, People Technology
Square

The Square team will share their best hands-on experience for recruiter and hiring manager success. Join us and learn tips to increase quality of hire and save days on time to hire.

Real world application of SR Analytics
Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller
Chief People Officer
Alfresco

Andy Farrell

Andy Farrell
Head of Global Field Talent
Alfresco

Come learn how Alfresco uses SmartRecruiters analytics day in and day out to transform their company's recruiting culture

Women in Tech
Coco Brown

Coco Brown
Founder
Athena Alliance

Kathy Zwickert

Kathy Zwickert
Chief People Officer
NetSuite

Barbara Massa

Barbara Massa
SVP, Global HR
FireEye

Kristina Johnson

Kristina Johnson
VP, People
Okta, Inc.

Join us to discuss the environment women find themselves in within the world of tech, with the bro-culture, the pervasiveness of issues like those being raised at Uber with harrassment, etc. Contrast this with senior leaders like Diane Greene coming out at Google conference saying she will not tolerate a harassing unwelcoming environment for women. We might talk about about why the situation we find ourselves in exists, persists, and what we are and can do about it.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm concurrent sessions
Managing high-volume hiring in very decentralized organizations
Morgan Wilson

Morgan Wilson
Head of Global Field Talent
Expeditors

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher
Director, HR
Dollar Financial Group

Expeditors and Dollar Financial Group are managing recruiting for their world-wide branches with very little recruiter coverage. Learn how they keep it all together while hiring great candidates.

When being hired IS success
Natalia Baryshnikova

Natalia Baryshnikova
Director of Product
SmartRecruiters

Benjamin Bustamante

Benjamin Bustamante
Manager of Employment Services
SLBGT Center

Janet Beach

Janet Beach
Chairman
SF Job Forum

Mahogany Charlton

Mahogany Charlton
Executive Director
Wardrobe for Opportunity

Barbara Lin

Barbara Lin
Sr. Manager of Programs
GLIDE

SmartRecruiter's mission is to connect people with jobs at scale. There are many ways of doing that and many ways to connect job seekers to the resources they need to be successful. Reconnect with your recruiting / HR roots. Join our interactive panel of non-profits focused on helping others get the job to share your thoughts about what makes a successful candidate and create opportunity for all.

Sourcing: Beyond LinkedIn Recruiter
Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman
HR Tech Adviser

Vitaly Obernikhin

Vitaly Obernikhin
CEO
Amazing Hiring

Vinayak Ranade

Vinayak Ranade
CEO
Drafted.us

Jon Bischke

Jon Bischke
CEO
Entelo

Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein
Founder
Vettery

Peter Kazanjy

Peter Kazanjy
Founder
Modern Sales Salon

Mike Beygelman

Mike Beygelman
Founder and CEO
Joberate, Inc.

Curious about what the future holds for talent acqusition? Join a panel of leading entrepreneurs to learn more about the future of sourcing.

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm main stage
Balancing your marketing mix
Brett Queener

Brett Queener
Chief Strategy Officer
SmartRecruiters

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson
Head of Talent Acquisition
OppenheimerFunds

Mary Voss

Mary Voss
Sr Director, Global TA
Marketo

Just like finding the best customers takes the right marketing mix so does attracting and securing the right talent. Ensuring that your recruitment marketing not only covers the best sourcing streams but includes the appropriate touchpoints for the best candidate experience can impact the quality of the talent that makes its way to you. Are you using the best marketing mix? Do you have a strategy in place to maximize the channels available to you? Learn tips and tricks to maximize your success and reel in the best talent possible.

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Buses to Smarty Party
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Smarty Party at SPiN San Francisco
Sponsored by Click Boarding
SPiN SF

690 Folsom Street

Join us at the newly-opened SPiN San Francisco for a fun night of food, drinks, music and ping pong. Challenge your fellow conference attendees to a match or sit back, relax, and watch professional ping pong players in action!

Wednesday, April 12th - Hiring Success Day Two

9:00 am - 10:00 am main stage
How far we have come, and where we are going. SmartRecruiters Product and Vision
Rebecca Carr

Rebecca Carr
Vice President, Product
SmartRecruiters

Natalia Baryshnikova

Natalia Baryshnikova
Director of Product
SmartRecruiters

Roy Baladi

Roy Baladi
Senior Product Manager
SmartRecruiters

The team at SmartRecruiters will show how far we have come since we met last year at Hiring Success 16, and give some highlights of what the coming year holds. We will also have an opportunity to hear from real-world candidates, as well as thought-leaders and practicitioners in candidate experience.

10:00 am - 10:30 am main stage
Optimizing the end-to-end candidate journey
Stacy Zapar

Stacy Zapar
Consultant, Trainer, Speaker
Tenfold

Stacy Zapar shares insight and information on how to create consistency throughout the candidate experience from finding to engaging and finally hiring. Join her to ensure you're maximizing your efforts in hiring the best!

11:00 am 11:30 amconcurrent sessions
High growth, high demand hiring forum
Jeff Diana

Jeff Diana
Former CPO
Atlassian and SuccessFactors

Ned Taleb

Ned Taleb
CEO
Nexius

Erwan Menard

Erwan Menard
President and COO
Scality

Tony Le

Tony Le
Sr. Director, Global HR Operations & TA
IAC

Mike Bergelson

Mike Bergelson
CEO
Everwise

The smaller your company is, the more impact each hire has. Join a panel of SMB leaders to hear how they manage to close great hires and avoid mission-damaging mistakes.

How successful are your diversity sourcing and hiring practices?
Torin Ellis

Torin Ellis
Diversity Strategist

Laura Gomez

Laura Gomez
Founder
Atipica

Ursula Mead

Ursula Mead
Founder
InHerSight

Gary Cowan

Gary Cowan
Director of Compliance
America's Job Exchange

Eric Taussig

Eric Taussig
Founder and CEO
Prialto

Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Daisy Auger-Dominguez
Diversity and Inclusion Expert

True diversity is the combination of differing elements, ideally to increase innovation. Today’s diversity practices look to combine the best of all worlds, giving opportunity to those who might not have had it in the past, and companies are winning because of it. Join our forum of founders to learn about the how, the why and the win!

The journey to hiring success
Robin Schooling

Robin Schooling
VP, Human Resources
Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge

Mike Webster

Mike Webster
SVP Talent & Ops Consulting
Talent Collective / AMS

Armin von Rohrscheidt

Armin von Rohrscheidt
Partner
Promerit

Matt OConnor

Matt O’Connor
VP, Professional Services
SmartRecruiters

How do you drive the transformation of your recruiting function from the old model of an administrative process towards a modern sales & marketing like function? Learn from top transformation and change management experts what the journey to hiring success looks like.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm main stage
Beyond the buzzwords: Which recruiting trends are worth the hype and which are total BS?
Matt Charney

Matt Charney
Executive Editor
Recruiting Daily

Which recruiting trends are worth the hype and which are total BS? An honest approach to breaking down the business speak and talking about recruiting fundamentals in plain English, instead of just sounding like a bunch of JWT copy gone awry.

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm main stage
Candidate experience best practices with Elaine Orler.
Panel: Attracting and hiring brand advocates who elevate your brand
Elaine Orler

Elaine Orler
CEO and Founder
Talent Function

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson
Director, Talent Acquisition
Indigo Books & Music

Jeanette Ercila

Jeanette Ercila
Head, People Technology
Square

Lamar Daniels

Lamar Daniels
Head of Employment Brand
GoDaddy

Julia Lopes

Julia Lopes
Sr Manager, Global Recruiting Programs, Ops & Systems
Optimizely

Zach Tratar

Zach Tratar
CEO & Founder,
JobStart

Candidate experience has become the new "buzz" phrase in TA and recruiting, but why? Is it really as important as everyone says? The short answer is yes. Join a panel of companies who have reimagined their approach to candidate experience to ensure they are attracting the highest quality talent and creating brand evangelists along the way.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm concurrent sessions
Every Minute Matters
Neeti Chokshi

Neeti Chokshi
Product Manager
SmartRecruiters

How to spend more time making meaningful decisions

Closing the gender gap at all ranks of the business
Coco Brown

Coco Brown
Founder
Athena Alliance

Jan Becker

Jan Becker
SVP, HR and Corp Real Estate
Autodesk

Patricia McDonald

Patricia McDonald
VP, HR, Chief Talent Officer
Intel

Marcia Morales Jaffe

Marcia Morales Jaffe
SVP, Chief People Officer
PayPal

Gina Rudan

Gina Rudan
Cultural Alchemist
X (formerly Google X)

Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey Blanche
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Atlassian

Together we will help the audience understand the challenges female employees and executives face "climbing the ladder", and what Talent leaders can do to help close the gender gap, not only through external recruiting, but most especially with the way internal recruiting can help promote women through the ranks.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm main stage
Closing keynote and customer awards
Jerome Ternynck

Jerome Ternynck
Founder and CEO
SmartRecruiters

Charlie Nelson

Charlie Nelson
VP, Customer Success
SmartRecruiters