Long Beach - The World of HR Tech - How Can HR Be An Enabler For Change? (Panel Discussion)
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Long Beach - The World of HR Tech - How Can HR Be An Enabler For Change? (Panel Discussion)

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Grand Long Beach
4101 Willow Ave
Long Beach, California  90815
United States
Presenter: Tina Robinson & Others
Contact: Joyoti Banerji

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PIHRA Long Beach

Panel Discussion:
The World of HR Tech - How Can HR Be An Enabler For Change?

presented by Tina Robinson & Others


Recent years have seen significant disruption of business models and markets around the world. A number of factors have changed the way we do business and manage organizations today, including global mobility, greater competition, more millennials in the workforce, and access to real- time online information. This has resulted in an intense focus across all HR functions to leverage technology across all aspects of the employee life cycle.

Technology platforms have been there for many years to support hiring, payroll, benefits management, performance management and other such people processes. They have been there to help HR departments reduce repetitive paper-driven work and to drive greater impact and focus on value-added initiatives. In the last few years there has been a wave of new technologies that are re-designing the way HR functions can work for optimal business results.

Yet, technology by itself is NOT the solution. Too often HR professionals and organizations succumb to “shiny object syndrome” and forget that technology is its own change management process. But is HR equipped to manage this change driven by the onset of new technologies that is disrupting the way we work?

Join our lively panel discussion with leaders in the area as we talk about how the HR community can understand this wave and be powerful enablers for change. This will cover:

• What’s new in the HR tech world and what’s on the horizon
• What HR technology can, can’t, and shouldn’t do in the modern enlightened workplace
• Factors that create success or increase the chances of failure, when deciding and implementing technology solutions
• How you can achieve your desired ROI from your program and stay true to what really matters with humans at work

Panel discussion facilitated by Tina Robinson. Panelists include specialists from HR Tech companies e.g. Work Day, Success Factors and HR leaders.


Program Agenda

11:00am - 11:30am Networking
11:30am - 11:45am Buffet Lunch/Seating
11:45am - 12:00pm PIHRA Business/Guest Intro/Employment Law Update (AALRR)
12:00pm - 1:15pm Speaker Presentation
  1:15pm - 1:30pm Opportunity Drawings and Closing



Tina Robinson - Facilitator
Tina is a former in-house operations and people function leader who directed global change management initiatives, transformed team cultures, implemented workforce technology solutions, and spearheaded complex sales operations programs for organizations such as PwC, Toyota, and SAP. In her current role as entrepreneur, consultant, and CEO of WorkJoy, Tina makes content engaging and relevant as a facilitator, unleashes individual potential as a coach, and applies her systems thinking as a strategic advisor, securing the executive commitment needed to drive critical outcomes. She has worked with leaders and teams across industries for prominent organizations, including Disney, Fox Corporation, Kaiser, LRW, National Wildlife Federation, Speedo, Spin Master, Sprint, and Spotify. Tina is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and University of Michigan (MBA), an active volunteer with international nonprofits, an engaging and sought-after speaker, and business school faculty at Loyola Marymount University. She lives in Los Angeles. 
  Jack Robinson - Panelist
Jack is Vice President of Solutions Engineering @ Humanity Scheduling (https://www.humanity.com/) and has responsibility for all product, technical, and implementation processes when working with customers during the sales process and their implementation. Prior to joining Humanity, Jack served as a Principal Solution Consultant at Workday, a Solution Consulting Manager at SAP/SuccesFactors, and Solution Consulting Positions at both Infor/Workbrain and Kronos, Inc. Jack received a B.S. from Woodbury University as well as studies at UCLA in Computer Science.
  Panelist - Julie Bartholic
Julie Bartholic guides the long-term functional direction and strategy for the SAP SuccessFactors suite. Leveraging her core background in HR, Julie focuses on the intersection of innovative technologies, people strategies and organizational outcomes. Julie has 20+ years as an HR leader and HCM strategist. Her passion lies in hands-on facilitation of meaningful change and innovation both internally within SAP and externally with customers. She holds a Masters degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago and bachelors degree in Business Management from Loyola Marymount University. Her certifications include Green Belt Six Sigma and Enterprise Design Thinking.
  Panelist - Celeste Ortiz
Celeste Ortiz, is Crossover Health’s Chief People Officer. She’s a senior human resources executive with more than 20 years of experience in all facets of HR for Fortune 50 companies. She has specialized in organization development, acquisition integration, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and change acceleration. Celeste is passionate about the healthcare industry and is motivated by creating strong cultures and building capabilities ahead of business growth. Celeste served as Group Vice President of HR for 11 years with Medtronic. Before joining Medtronic, she served as Worldwide HR Director at Johnson & Johnson, and as the HR Director for Pfizer’s Pharmaceutical Group. She has also served for eight years on the Board of Directors in Dignity Healthcare’s Northridge Hospital. She graduated from USC’s Marshall MBA Program and has a BS in HR Management from Geneva College.
  Panelist - Danielle Swiderski
Danielle Swiderski is an HR Professional with more than 15 years of diverse HR experience with a rich background in technology. Danielle spent most of her career with Disney as a Sr. HRIS Analyst and Compensation Consultant. As the Manager of HR Technology at Taco Bell, she has spent the past two years enhancing the training experience for more than 200,000 Taco Bell employees into a fully electronic, easy-to-use experience for employees and managers. During her time with Taco Bell, she was not only a part of the HR team but spent her tenure in the IT organization participant in their Technology Leadership Development Program. Danielle holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management as well as a HR Analytics Certification.




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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $15 $20
Nonmember/Student $15 $20

Online registration closes on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


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There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellation. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to an event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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