This year’s HR Technology Conference in Chicago hosted the inaugural “Women in HR Tech” event. It was a half-day of discussion about being a woman in today’s technology driven business world. Panel discussions focused on being a woman in a technology company, being human resources in a technology company, and being an entrepreneur working with the technology industry. The event ended with a keynote from Dr. Tacy Byham, on “Lead Like a Girl.” It was a terrific event, and I’ll go out on a limb and say that I’d be surprised if they didn’t do it again next year. If you want to read more about the takeaways, check out these posts:
One of the other things that I like about HR Tech is the way they showcase new businesses. This year, they had a “Next Great HR Technology Company” competition similar in format to the show “The Voice.” Business analysts were the coaches and we (the conference attendees) got to select the winner. Very exciting! I do want to extend a special congrats to our friends at HighGround for being one of the finalists.
Technology is always changing and, on some level, hard to predict. But the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) put together a nice series on the future of technology. Here are a couple of the interviews:
Oh, and speaking of SHRM, a few of us found time to host #NextChat’s conversation about women in technology. My thanks to Mary Kaylor, Heather Bussing, Jennifer Payne, and Robin Schooling including me. It was great fun doing a TweetChat in the same room with them! You have to try it sometime. If you missed it, here’s the recap.
This conference has become one of my “must-attend” conferences each year. Next year, the event will be at The Venetian in Las Vegas – October 10 through 13, 2017. Mark your calendars and remember to put some money in the budget.1