Hiring Success 2018: All The Confirmed Speakers Attending HR Tech’s Next Big Event


SmartRecruiters’ Hiring Success 2018 is already set to be the defining HR and recruitment conference of the year. Taking place in San Francisco from March 12th-14th, HS18 will consist of numerous workshops, firesides and presentations with some of the foremost speakers, thinkers and innovators in today’s HR space.

Below is the current list of confirmed speakers, and we will keep things updated as more speakers and their session plans for HS18 becomes available. To not miss out on any of these insightful experts, make sure to register today.

Lisa Wang – Founder/CEO – SheWorx

At only 29, Lisa Wang has already achieved a lifetime’s worth of accolades – featuring on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, attending Yale University and setting up a successful food delivery app, Fooze. If that’s not enough, she’s also won eight gold medals and two silver for rhythmic gymnastics at various international competitions, earning her entry into the Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2014.

Now, Lisa is dedicated to helping other women achieve the same level of success with SheWorx – a global collective of women entrepreneurs striving to assist others gain the capital, knowledge and access they need to set up their own companies.

At an HS18 fireside chat, Lisa will discuss issues concerning gender parity, in particular the biases and slights which often go undetected in various companies and sectors.

Tigran Sloyan – Founder/CEO – CodeFights

To the untrained eye, coding can often seem like an inaccessible and daunting field filled with jargon, double monitors and insanely fast typing. Luckily, Tigran Sloyan is here to make things much easier by helping aspiring coders develop their skills via fun games.

Tigran is the co-founder of CodeFights, a San Francisco start-up which aims to discover, build and and promote technical talent through core game mechanics. They are especially interested in supporting coders in finding new positions, introducing an ‘Interview Practice’ mode in order to help candidates grab top jobs.

During HS18, Tigran will host a fireside chat discussing how, in a post-resume world, companies can add similar assessment levels to their recruitment processes, improving data and reducing bias.

Nick Macario – Co-Founder and CEO/Co-Founder – Remote.com/Dock.io

Nick Macario is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of recruitment and employment. He is currently founder to two San Francisco Bay area companies, Remote.com and Dock.io, both of which harness the latest technologies to pair workers with opportunities.

Remote.com uses artificial intelligence to locate freelancers and remote workers and connect them with employers, while Dock.io aims to use blockchain technology to create a decentralized data exchange in which information can be passed between apps seamlessly.

Byron Katie – CEO – The Work

Named by Time Magazine as “a spiritual innovator for the 21st century”, Byron Katie is leading spiritualist teacher specializing in reducing stress and harmful thinking. Her philosophy, named ‘The Work’, revolves around the idea that suffering is caused by believing our stressful thoughts.

Through international workshops and numerous books, Byron teaches new ways of thinking to reduce stress and improve efficiency and happiness in the workplace.

Andrew Blum – CEO – The Trium Group

After a successful career with Towers Perrin’s Strategy and Organization Practice, Andrew Blum now heads The Trium Group, a consultancy firm that operates on the mantra: “All strategy problems are leadership problems.” Armed with 20 years of consultancy experience, Blum’s expertise allows him to change the hard-entrenched thinking of business leaders, resulting in important breakthroughs for major companies.

Lee-Martin Seymour – Co-Founder/CEO – Xref

Having worked in recruitment for 17 years, Lee-Martin Seymour knew the industry’s damaging pain points all too well. That’s why he decided to set up his own company to tackle one of the worst: inefficient referencing.

With Xref, candidate referencing is taken from the long, convoluted and inefficient process of yesteryear into an all-encompassing platform that is quick, data-driven and secure.

John Sumser – Principle Analyst – HRExaminer

Since the inception of the internet, John Sumser has been wondering how the web could be employed to revolutionize recruiting and find the best candidates out there – a task which is becoming more important as technology moves ever more rapidly. His thoughts and insights are now central to leading HR newsite HRExaminer.

Most recently John released The Emergence of Intelligent Software: The 2018 Index of Predictive Tools in HRTech, an in-depth industry analysis on the emergence of intelligent software that is sometimes all-too-simply banded together under the moniker of AI.

Matt Charney – Executive Editor – RecruitingDaily

An alumnus of Hiring Success 2017, Matt Charney cut his teeth on the recruitment side of major corporations like Disney and Warner Bros.. Later he would take on HR marketing roles for companies such as Monster and CornerStone.

Now, he uses all of that experience to run the daily editorial operations of RecruitingDaily, the number-one online resource for the HR and recruiting world.

Gerry Crispin – Principal and Co-Founder – CareerXRoads

An experienced and sought after speaker, Gerry Crispin travels the world dispensing the unique sage advice that can only result from over 40 years in the recruitment business.

As well as his frequent seminars, blogs and numerous published titles, Gerry also heads up CareerXRoad, a special invitation only event in which competitive corporate hiring leaders discuss and share their insights and experiences.

Bill Boorman – Founder – #truEvents and @BillBoorman Ltd

Somewhat of a maverick renegade of the HR tech world (he never wears a suit for one thing), Bill Boorman’s aim in life is to put people in front of each other and get them to talk. To achieve this he founded #tru events, a recruitment conference which prides itself on being unlike any other. Instead of lengthy lectures in front of a Powerpoint presentation, #tru prefers intimate, smaller gatherings where practically anyone can get involved in discussions – making great contacts along the way.

In addition to this, Bill has worked to advise and consult on recruitment with various companies and corporations, especially in relation to the implementation of new technologies.

Ethan Medeiros – Senior Talent Acquisition Partner – Jane.com

As one of the fastest growing online retailers, Jane.com needs recruiters and hiring managers who know their craft in-and-out – especially when brand is central to their success. That’s where Ethan Medeiros comes in.

With over 10 years worth of experience in recruiting in the online and technical sector, Ethan brings insightful hands-on everyday operational experience to Hiring Success 2018.

William Tincup – President – RecruitingDaily

A compatriot of Matt Charney, William has hundreds of articles, HR conferences and podcast hours under his belt – making him one of the foremost authorities on the emerging technology and issues of the recruitment world.

As well as writing and presenting, he also works closely with startups to provide bespoke HR tech advice and consultancy across areas from marketing, to sales, to brand, and beyond.

Remember, you’re only going to be able to take advantage of our speakers’ experience and knowledge if you have a ticket. So make sure to grab one early while you still can.

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