Calgary 2018

We’re super excited to bring SocialHRCamp to Calgary. On Thursday, September 27, 2018 we’ll be hosting the Calgary HR/Recruitment Community at the Kudos HQ. SocialHRCamp Calgary will be camp #21 overall and 6th Canadian city. This evening event will feature a blend of amazing topics, session leaders and Canadian HR/Recruitment tech companies. In general HR/Recruitment technology is a massive industry, and within Canada, it has been steadily growing during the past couple of years with more start-ups entering the market, from Vancouver to Moncton. Notable focus is on artificial intelligence and software the maximizes the employee experience. Grab your ticket today — great networking, hands-on learning and insights into the world of HR and social technology.

Hourly Schedule

CAMP

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Registration & Networking
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm
Opening
Speakers:
Jeff Waldman
5:40 pm - 6:00 pm
Kick-Off: The Future of Your Current Work Likely Does Not Involve You
There is a lot of noise in the media around the future of work, we hear about blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the gig economy and the internet of things. These are tools that are going to change the way that we deliver work, but looking at just the tools doesn’t provide the whole picture. Join us for a discussion of the future of technological enablers, changes in how humans get work done, and -most importantly- a perspective on how organizations and individuals can prepare themselves to drive value and thrive in the future of their work.
Speakers:
Dominika Warchol Hann
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Dinner Break
6:45 pm - 7:25 pm
Concurrent #2: Your LMS is Your Competitive Advantage
It's the age of the eLearning Evolution! How have recent innovations in Learning Technology led to more impactful benefits to employee development? Intuitive user experiences, social learning, gamification and engaging content combined with Big Data Analytics are increasingly accessible through the power of cloud computing. The eLearning world is full of new trends, innovative ideas and learning concepts that will keep your employees engaged with their training and development - but which options offer the best solutions to your eLearning needs? Join Bryan Harrigan from Absorb as he explores new Learning and Development trends and how they can help set your business apart and give you the competitive advantage.
Speakers:
Bryan Harrigan
7:25 pm - 7:40 pm
Break
7:40 pm - 7:55 pm
Recruiting for Diversity & Inclusion
Canada's workforce is as diverse as it's every been. We know that there is a positive correlation between diverse workforces and strong business performance and employee engagement. But it is getting more difficult to recruit top talent, let alone recruit a truly diverse workforce. Further, our bias plays a huge role in our abilities to recruit. In this session Stephanie will take the audience through simple and effective tips and tricks to ensure we are inclusive in our recruiting efforts, and uncover and reduce our bias. From job description writing to use of language (e.g. female versus masculine, or positive versus negative words), and tech tools, this short session will help the audience get on the right track to diverse and inclusive recruiting.
Speakers:
Stephanie Hackert
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Concurrent #3: The Future of Wellness at Work
Occupational burnout and stress costs the Canadian economy $51 Billion every year. In the world that changes constantly the way in which we work is still governed by systems largely unchanged since the Industrial Revolution. How will the way in which we work change to acknowledge present and future realities? What can we do to create healthy life-giving places to work?
Speakers:
Chad Verity
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Concurrent #4: Will Machine Learning Help Create a Friendly Future for HR?
Machine Learning (or is it called AI?) is one of the hottest technology trends people are watching these days. Leading HCM and ERP solutions such as Workday are building Machine Learning right into the application. Why? Where is this eventually going to lead? What will this mean for HR professionals; does it mean more vacation and more pay — or is it going to fundamentally disrupt and change the profession? And by the way, what is Machine Learning anyways? Join Alex Danzinger from Workday as he highlights how Machine learning is being developed in HCM and ERP solutions which is the future for HR success.
Speakers:
Alex Danzinger
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm
Closing
Speakers:
Jeff Waldman
6:45 pm - 7:25 pm
Concurrent #1: 4 Simple Strategies to Build Employee Engagement
Is employee engagement a priority for your business? Learn why employee engagement is essential for success and the 4 simple strategies and tools that you can employ efficiently and cost-effectively to move the dial on employee engagement. As we move towards engaging and interacting with human beings, we move away from merely managing human resources and processes. Work is becoming much more personal with the digital transformation in HR. Join Tom Short from Kudos as he showcases where we are today, how we got here and a few simple digital solutions and systems that can improve your employee engagement.
Speakers:
Tom Short
Jeff Waldman
Jeff Waldman
Entrepreneur & HR Tech Evangelist
Jeff Waldman is a senior HR leader and technology evangelist. His newest venture is ScaleHR, a growth ops consultancy that helps scaling companies streamline costs to empower revenue growth and employee productivity. Deeply engaged and connected within the SMB and HR technology spaces, Jeff’s influence has helped growing SMB companies strategically scale their People Operations through a combination of strategy and technology. With the world of work constantly changing, Jeff’s unique and creative perspective on business, HR, technology, and strategy has helped many growing organizations achieve extraordinary results. He has led and built HR teams at growing organizations in the technology, financial services, entertainment, broadcasting, government, not-for-profit and consulting industries. Currently, he is Founder & Principal at ScaleHR, an HR consultancy that works with growing SMBs to scale their HR and Talent operations, and HR tech startups to build amazing software. He is also the Founder of SocialHRCamp and HR Leaders Collective - experiential learning events for the HR community. Jeff is an avid speaker, blogger, and volunteer with diverse organizations and initiatives throughout North America. Originally from Vancouver, and currently living in North Toronto with his amazing wife and three awesome young boys with who he spends his personal time. He also coaches his kids’ sports teams and is an avid hockey player and snowboarder.
Dominika Warchol Hann
Dominika Warchol Hann
Principal, Industry Value Advisory
Dominika has 15 years of experience in management consulting, where she works collaboratively with clients to cut through the noise around the changing future of work and to help them articulate how they will differentiate themselves and drive value in an uncertain future. Her industry experience spans public sector health policy, and energy and resources strategy. She has also worked closely with First Nations organizations in Alberta. In her free time, Dominika is a Director for the Women In Needs Society (WINS) and provides strategic guidance to this social enterprise and retail organization located in Calgary, the city she calls ‘home
Bryan Harrigan
Bryan Harrigan
VP, Sales Development
Harrigan is passionate about learning and technology, particularly how the two can work together to deliver more efficient and consistent learner engagement in training and education. Bryan first entered the e-Learning industry when he joined Absorb Software back in 2011, he was tasked with establishing Absorb’s first dedicated support team. He then moved into a Project Management role, where he oversaw the most complex and demanding client projects. Absorb’s fast paced growth led Bryan to Dublin, Ireland where he opened Absorb’s first office outside of North America. He led the European team for 2 years before returning to Absorb’s Canadian Head Quarters as VP of Sales Development where he continues to assist in developing Absorb’s worldwide growth.
Stephanie Hackert
Stephanie Hackert
Growth Manager
Stephanie’s career has been spent in non-profit and corporate, happily joining the tech community 1 year ago. She has worked over 9 years in the fields of career management, human resources and business development. Stephanie has lived in 3 different continents and her life passions are to explore and learn about different cultures, support diversity and inclusion initiatives and making connections.
Chad Verity
Chad Verity
Founder
Chad Verity is a communication and entreprenuer. After spending the first decade serving non-profits by helping them communicate their messages with clarity and confidence, Chad became a founding partner in the strategic business development firm, Symbra. In 2015 Chad, along with co-founder Dr. Yang Liu started Holmetrics, a data analytics company with a mandate to end workplace burnout. You can follow Chad’s journey on Holmetrics.com and through LinkedIn. He lives in Red Deer with his beautiful wife Stephanie and their three daughters.
Alex Danzinger
Alex Danzinger
Account Executive
With close to 20 years of experience in business development and sales leadership for technology firms such as SAP, ADP, and now Workday, Alex regularly interacts with HR leaders, IT leaders, and other executives to understand how they want to leverage technology within their business. He also has line of sight to technology development from two perspectives: what capabilities (machine learning & other) are being developed “in the lab”; and what capabilities are actually being leveraged by clients “on-site”. A physics & math grad who initially went into sales to develop the “non-numbers” side of his brain, Alex is not an expert in machine learning but understands the basics just well enough to explain it to the rest of us.
Tom Short
Tom Short
Founder & President
Tom Short is a Founder and President of Kudos Inc., where he oversees business development, sales and marketing. Tom has founded numerous, highly successful, companies including Idea Machine, which was recognized as one of the top ten interactive agencies in Canada, which he later merged with Rare Method to create the largest independent interactive agency in Western Canada. Under Tom’s direction, Rare Method was ranked as one of the fastest growing organizations in Canada by Profit 100 Magazine several years running and as one of the top 50 small to mid-sized employers in Canada by the Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing and Hewitt Associates. At each organization, Tom built, employee engagement was front and center as the key to building effective teams and successful companies. Kudos was the direct result of this philosophy and was a systematic way to build a systemic culture of appreciation. Today Kudos is quickly becoming a leader in social recognition and changing how companies around the world engage their team’s – one thank you at a time.

Date

Sep 27 2018
Expired!

Time

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location

Calgary
1240 20 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 1M8
SocialHRCamp

Organizer

SocialHRCamp
Website
https://goscalehr.com/all-events/

Other Organizers

Kudos
Kudos
Website
https://www.kudos.com/
VanHack
VanHack
Website
https://vanhack.com/
VacationFund
VacationFund
Website
https://www.vacationfund.io/
Diversity Factor
Diversity Factor
Website
https://diversityfactor.org/
Elevatedhr
Elevatedhr
Website
https://elevatedhr.com/

Speakers

  • Alex Danzinger
    Alex Danzinger
    Account Executive

    With close to 20 years of experience in business development and sales leadership for technology firms such as SAP, ADP, and now Workday, Alex regularly interacts with HR leaders, IT leaders, and other executives to understand how they want to leverage technology within their business. He also has line of sight to technology development from two perspectives: what capabilities (machine learning & other) are being developed “in the lab”; and what capabilities are actually being leveraged by clients “on-site”. A physics & math grad who initially went into sales to develop the “non-numbers” side of his brain, Alex is not an expert in machine learning but understands the basics just well enough to explain it to the rest of us.

  • Bryan Harrigan
    Bryan Harrigan
    VP, Sales Development

    Harrigan is passionate about learning and technology, particularly how the two can work together to deliver more efficient and consistent learner engagement in training and education.

    Bryan first entered the e-Learning industry when he joined Absorb Software back in 2011, he was tasked with establishing Absorb’s first dedicated support team. He then moved into a Project Management role, where he oversaw the most complex and demanding client projects.

    Absorb’s fast paced growth led Bryan to Dublin, Ireland where he opened Absorb’s first office outside of North America. He led the European team for 2 years before returning to Absorb’s Canadian Head Quarters as VP of Sales Development where he continues to assist in developing Absorb’s worldwide growth.

  • Chad Verity
    Chad Verity
    Founder

    Chad Verity is a communication and entreprenuer. After spending the first decade serving non-profits by helping them communicate their messages with clarity and confidence, Chad became a founding partner in the strategic business development firm, Symbra. In 2015 Chad, along with co-founder Dr. Yang Liu started Holmetrics, a data analytics company with a mandate to end workplace burnout. You can follow Chad’s journey on Holmetrics.com and through LinkedIn. He lives in Red Deer with his beautiful wife Stephanie and their three daughters.

  • Dominika Warchol Hann
    Dominika Warchol Hann
    Principal, Industry Value Advisory

    Dominika has 15 years of experience in management consulting, where she works collaboratively with clients to cut through the noise around the changing future of work and to help them articulate how they will differentiate themselves and drive value in an uncertain future.

    Her industry experience spans public sector health policy, and energy and resources strategy. She has also worked closely with First Nations organizations in Alberta.

    In her free time, Dominika is a Director for the Women In Needs Society (WINS) and provides strategic guidance to this social enterprise and retail organization located in Calgary, the city she calls ‘home

  • Jeff Waldman
    Jeff Waldman
    Entrepreneur & HR Tech Evangelist

    Jeff Waldman is a senior HR leader and technology evangelist. His newest venture is ScaleHR, a growth ops consultancy that helps scaling companies streamline costs to empower revenue growth and employee productivity. Deeply engaged and connected within the SMB and HR technology spaces, Jeff’s influence has helped growing SMB companies strategically scale their People Operations through a combination of strategy and technology. With the world of work constantly changing, Jeff’s unique and creative perspective on business, HR, technology, and strategy has helped many growing organizations achieve extraordinary results. He has led and built HR teams at growing organizations in the technology, financial services, entertainment, broadcasting, government, not-for-profit and consulting industries. Currently, he is Founder & Principal at ScaleHR, an HR consultancy that works with growing SMBs to scale their HR and Talent operations, and HR tech startups to build amazing software. He is also the Founder of SocialHRCamp and HR Leaders Collective – experiential learning events for the HR community. Jeff is an avid speaker, blogger, and volunteer with diverse organizations and initiatives throughout North America. Originally from Vancouver, and currently living in North Toronto with his amazing wife and three awesome young boys with who he spends his personal time. He also coaches his kids’ sports teams and is an avid hockey player and snowboarder.

  • Muni Boga
    Muni Boga
    CEO & Founder

    Muni Boga is Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Kudos Inc. Muni has over 15 years of experience as a leader, strategist, and innovator.
    His dedication to creating innovations and models that embrace diversity, enhance human performance and drive a culture of engagement, has led Kudos to be a disruptive force in the employee engagement industry. Using the power of social software and HCM Analytics, Kudos’ online employee engagement and culture platform help organizations share meaningful value-based recognition and feedback to reduce turnover, improve employee happiness and boost performance.

  • Stephanie Hackert
    Stephanie Hackert
    Growth Manager

    Stephanie’s career has been spent in non-profit and corporate, happily joining the tech community 1 year ago. She has worked over 9 years in the fields of career management, human resources and business development. Stephanie has lived in 3 different continents and her life passions are to explore and learn about different cultures, support diversity and inclusion initiatives and making connections.

  • Tom Short
    Tom Short
    Founder & President

    Tom Short is a Founder and President of Kudos Inc., where he oversees business development, sales and marketing. Tom has founded numerous, highly successful, companies including Idea Machine, which was recognized as one of the top ten interactive agencies in Canada, which he later merged with Rare Method to create the largest independent interactive agency in Western Canada. Under Tom’s direction, Rare Method was ranked as one of the fastest growing organizations in Canada by Profit 100 Magazine several years running and as one of the top 50 small to mid-sized employers in Canada by the Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing and Hewitt Associates.

    At each organization, Tom built, employee engagement was front and center as the key to building effective teams and successful companies. Kudos was the direct result of this philosophy and was a systematic way to build a systemic culture of appreciation. Today Kudos is quickly becoming a leader in social recognition and changing how companies around the world engage their team’s – one thank you at a time.