Gateway Cities - HR Technology Trends-Tips From the Experts and Trends for the Future
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Gateway Cities - HR Technology Trends-Tips From the Experts and Trends for the Future

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where: AALRR
12800 Center Court Dr
Suite #300
Cerritos, California  90703
United States
Presenter: Matthew Castle & Dana Smith
Contact: Rob Boldt

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PIHRA Gateway Cities

HR Technology Trends -
Tips From the Experts and Trends for the Future


For many years the focus on HR technology has been to automate and integrate HR practices. We are all doing more with less with too much to do; the perception of change and work involved is over-whelming. Not everyone likes change and we know that every company wants to make sure they reach their ROI when investing in various technologies. This session will equip you to have the proper conversation with your management team and to ensure you are getting the most out of your investment.

  • What are the trending, popular and helpful HR technology programs that assist in streamlining, cost, and efficiency for businesses and organizations?
  • Group discussion addressing the various ways and best practices in recruiting, benefits, administering leaves, performance management, compliance, etc.
  • Focus on useful service platforms versus poor service platforms.


Program Agenda

7:00am - 7:30am - Registration & Networking
7:30am - 9:00am - Program





Matthew Castle, University of Southern California

Matt Castle is a data geek and strategist working for the University of Southern California (USC) as a Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Analyst. He supports the HR team from a systems and strategic reporting perspective, ensuring that their data tells meaningful stories. Prior to working at USC he was a leader in the global implementation of an HRIS for World Vision International, which covered approximately 36,000 employees in 84 countries. This year Matt will be completing an Executive Master of Leadership degree through USC's Price School of Public Policy, and when he’s not studying or making the world a better place using HR data Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and three young kids.




Dana Smith, Exalt Resources LLC

Dana Smith is Founder and President of Exalt Resources LLC, a human resources (HR) outsourcing firm that provides HR solutions for business clients. Ms. Smith is a natural motivator with a fierce commitment to providing legendary customer service.

Formed in 2001, Exalt Resources LLC provides complete administration of human resource services for business clients in a variety of industries. Exalt Resources is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Graduate Scholar and All Business / Maui Millionaire Big Business Contest Semi-Finalist. Exalt Resources is a certified DBE and SBE with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) and a certified SBE with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)

Dana is a strong writer and is using this gift to author books that provide awareness and support for some of our society’s most vexing social challenges. Dana received her B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles and is a frequent speaker for various organizations that provide guidance to business owners. Ms. Smith is a Iota Phi Lambda Gamma Mu Chapter Business Woman of the Year recipient and a blogger for the Huffington Post.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. 


Registration Rates 

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

Online registration closes on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

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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