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My first #HRTechConf

20 Aug

You guys, I FINALLY GET TO GO!!!!!

Here’s the deal – in the past, I’ve either worked for companies that were way too big to justify sending an L&OD person to HR Tech or they were way too small to justify sending a non-HRIS person to. Or else I was speaking at a conference that just always happened to be the same week (I’m looking at you, WISHRM).

But this year, the stars aligned I get to go to the conference. And even better, I get to work with the blogger group. In return for my conference pass, I am asked to attend the sessions as an end-user, sharing what I see and my experiences as an HR practitioner in the wild. It’s like HR Tech Nerd Christmas.

I’m super stoked.

(And super dated. Who says stoked anymore?)

Looking through the agenda, I can honestly say I am overwhelmed by the amazing options available. I’ll definitely be starting my conference on Tuesday with the Women in HR Technology track.  From there, I’m trying to decide between bouncing around a number of different tracks, or just planting myself in every single AI session led by John Sumser, who is doing some amazing research and analysis in this area.

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I was looking for a something that looked like HR Tech Nerd Christmas. I found this instead. 

As an HR leader about to embark on the quest of implementing a new HCM, I’m really going to learn more about the experience that others have had as they go down this path – what did they learn? what did they wish they had known before they got started? what are the questions I should be asking the vendors along the way? who in the business was their biggest ally? I think that sometimes the HR experience in HR tech gets left out, so my goal is to share my perspective and the perspectives of other HR practitioners who are on various places on the tech savvy spectrum.

I’ll be live tweeting sessions, so follow me on Twitter at @mfaulkner43 and follow the #HRTechConf hashtag all week, September 11-14. If you’re on the fence about going, there’s help available. And use the promo code SURVIVE18 for $300 off your registration (who doesn’t love a sale?).

It’s not every day you get an opportunity to attend a conference that speaks to a multitude of your interests. I can’t wait to learn from the sessions and the speakers. And I can’t wait to share what I learned with anyone who wants to read about it.

I’ll keep you posted!

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7 Comments

Posted by on August 20, 2018 in Conference Posts, Uncategorized

 

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7 responses to “My first #HRTechConf

  1. Kelly Marinelli

    August 20, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Sweet, Mary! I have always wanted to attend #HRTech so I will be watching for your updates. Have a fascinating & network-y time!

     
  2. Sharlyn Lauby (@sharlyn_lauby)

    August 21, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    BTW – Where did you find that GOTG cross stitch pattern? 🙂

     
    • M Faulkner

      August 21, 2018 at 7:12 am

      Isn’t it lovely? You can get almost any sci-fi movie!

       
  3. Wendy Dailey

    August 21, 2018 at 7:11 am

    I’m super-stoked for you! May be picking your brain after for Women in HR Tech. I’m starting a special episode podcast series for #HRWonderWomen and need ideas for more women to meet!

     
  4. Micole Kaye

    August 30, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Congratulations, Mary! Very cool!!

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    From: Surviving Leadership
    Reply-To: Surviving Leadership
    Date: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6:40 PM
    To: Micole Kaye
    Subject: [New post] My first #HRTechConf

    M Faulkner posted: “You guys, I FINALLY GET TO GO!!!!! Here’s the deal – in the past, I’ve either worked for companies that were way too big to justify sending an L&OD person to HR Tech or they were way too small to justify sending a non-HRIS person to. Or else I was sp”

     

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