HR Talent & Technology Symposium in Irvine on 10/25/17
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2nd Annual Symposium presented by


The impact of technology on HR continues to grow and change the industry at an exponential rate. HR manages the workforce and whatever makes it more efficient and improves HR functionality will be a topic of conversation at PIHRA’s HR Talent & Tech Conference. Covering the latest trends, we’ll delve into the intersection of talent and technology as it’s relevant to your role as an HR professional today. Obtain real-world lessons and key takeaways to help you bring your organization into the new world of work.

  • Make technology seem less difficult to comprehend
  • Use technology to make your job easier (especially those departments of one)
  • How HR can humanize technology

Tickets are available for the HR Talent and Technology Symposiym on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 1:00pm - 6:00pm, in Irvine, CA. The primary objectives of the #HRTTech Symposium are to help HR professionals be at the forefront of technology, and use it to anticipate the needs of their organization. Instead of being seen as the last holdout this program will provide ways to implement new technology strategies now, rather than waiting until they are forced to adapt.


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2017 Sessions


HR Intelligence: Technology Today, But Where Are You Tomorrow?

Presented by David Yudis

Technology is disrupting industries, organizations and societies at an ever-increasing rate. History may suggest this has always been so, but today we find ourselves at a crossroads that is different. That crossroads is HR. The human resources function and HR professionals across global marketplaces have an opportunity to impact outcomes like never before. This opportunity begins with a decision. This session will focus on how your decision as an HR leader/professional determines your future.


The Disruptive HR Leader: A New Strategic Model for Accelerating Digital Transformation and Adaptability

Presented by Scott Hamilton

All organizations in today's digitized environment are subject to disruption- often from competitors outside their industry space. This presentation covers the 5 key steps that HR Leaders can make now that will enable their organizations to innovate, adapt faster, and leverage their talent to make digital transformation a reality.

Talent Technology & Human Systems Integration

Presented by Marguerite Granat

  This program is designed to address the future of recruiting and how technology will play a bigger role. This thought-provoking session will identify the benefits of AI, while distinguishing how the human element will still be a critical piece in the talent acquisition process. You’ll learn how the world of HR technology is evolving, and how that impacts your talent strategy. Attend this session to identify the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), while distinguishing how the human element will still be a critical piece in the talent acquisition process.  Distinguish how to set yourself apart in the sea of competition by developing a talent mindset and hiring the right fit for your culture and the role. 


Home Alone: Managing The Remote Workforce

Presented by Greg Labate

This presentation will cover issues employers face managing remote employees using employer and individual owned technology to access work files. Due to the growing number of employees that work from home, California employers must know how to manage the new remote workforce in order to offer competitive career opportunities for a new generation of employees, while also being careful not to violate the complex California employment laws. We will address topics such as: reimbursement of home expenses; meal/rest period compliance; tracking time worked away from the office; compensable drive time; risks created from remote access to company infrastructure; remote workforce agreements; and much more.  




2017 Speakers


Scott Hamilton, ENPI Institute

Scott Hamilton is a well-known thought leader & speaker in the field of “next practices” improvement of executive and workforce performance for global “Fortune 5000” through mid-market companies. With a multi-functional experience as both an internal corporate executive and external trusted advisor, Scott has helped leaders and organizations be more effective in how they strategize and perform. His executive and organizational coaching expertise includes the then implementation of strategic execution programs, new innovation methods, executive branding techniques, leadership team performance sessions and the pioneering use of “collective intelligence” alignment programs. He has worked with leaders at all levels in building on their strengths to maximize team commitment, capability, focus and results in both emerging and established businesses.


Marguerite Granat, Talent Strategist, KeenAlignment

Marguerite has spent more than two decades in talent acquisition leadership both within corporate talent acquisition and search firm environments. She thrives on building teams that provide extraordinary hiring manager and candidate experience. She is on the forefront of optimizing recruitment, quality of hire, employment engagement and retention that enable organizations to grow and scale for success. Her recruitment leadership includes working in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, Non-Profit, Higher Education and Hospitality industries, as well as running a successful retained executive search firm.

She earned both her B.S. in Accounting and Marketing, as well as a Master of Accountancy in Taxation at Southern Illinois University. She also holds a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds several industry certifications from AIRS, the extended DISC profile, Leadership Architect 101 Certification from Lominger and Talent Acquisition Strategist from Human Capital Institute. She is trilingual in French, Spanish and English.

Greg Labate, Labor & Employment Lawyer, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Greg Labate is Co-Practice Group Leader of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, and is a partner in the firm's Orange County office.

Mr. Labate specializes in labor and employment law, and represents employers in a wide range of industries throughout California and the United States. He provides general advice to employers relating to labor and employment issues, and has extensive experience in defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, workplace violence, wage claims, employee raiding, and other related matters. He is a trial attorney who has had great success defending his clients in court. Mr. Labate has also defended employers in numerous wage and hour class actions, with a special emphasis on class actions in the mortgage, restaurant, retail, and manufacturing industries.

David Yudis, Psy.D., MBA

David has led global teams and advised senior executives throughout his career in talent management. He currently manages Potential Selves, a boutique leadership consulting firm based in the greater Los Angeles area. Providing professional services to Fortune 500 through venture funded organizations, the firm focuses on senior leader advising and executive coaching, organization effectiveness and leadership programs. During more than a decade with The Walt Disney Company, David held a variety of executive positions with increasing responsibilities across several global, operating segments. These positions included a range of specialist and subject matter expertise roles focused on the growth of businesses via innovation, global immersion and the use of technology on multiple platforms. David led the talent development initiatives that included high potential selection and succession for the organization’s Top 200 leaders. He was also responsible for the design and deployment of multiple leadership programs for executive, middle management and creative leaders. This included a global sales initiative that aligned the approach of sales training teams across different regions and markets. David has also led the talent acquisition and talent management functions in several large organizations across the retail, healthcare and 3PL industries, providing a suite a learning and development services to over 50,000 employees. David is a licensed psychologist and holds a Doctorate, MBA in general business and Master’s in education.



Wednesday, October 25th - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Program & Networking


The Cove by UCI Applied Innovation
5141 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92697



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