February 21, 2018 | Written by: Geri Barrison
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The annual line up of HR conferences can often lead to some difficult decisions between many great options, especially if your travel budget is limited. This year, HR at Think 2018 is making that choice easy. This new, unique IBM global event is designed to give you direct access to industry leaders and experts who know more about the newest, most world-changing technologies than anyone else—including how artificial intelligence is transforming HR and talent management. Below are six reasons why I think you should add Think to your spring conference plans.
1. Experience the only IBM global HR conference this year
Instead of the IBM HR Summit client meeting that typically takes place in the fall, HR at Think is an exclusive event built with you in mind—your interests, goals, and biggest business challenges. Focus on one HR-changing topic at a time to learn, solve, and connect on what’s most important to you and your business.
2. Hear transformative talent management talks from industry leaders
Insights from IBM CHRO Diane Gherson, UnitedHealth Group COO Richard Hughes, and senior HR executives from companies like H&R Block, NBCUniversal, and Visa will recharge the way you build culture, leverage technology, and visualize your organization’s future.
3. Build relationships with key members of the HR community
Share stories about your successes and get help with your pressing challenges by talking with your peers and HR experts such as John Sumser, principal analyst for HRExaminer, and Steve Boese, technology editor for Human Resource Executive magazine. Specialized meet-ups, smaller conversational sessions, industry-focused cocktail parties, peer panels… the events are non-stop. Beyond building career-altering relationships, you’ll find out how other members of the HR community are tackling today’s biggest talent management challenges.
4. Engage in lively conversations about the impact cutting-edge technologies will have on recruiting and employee experience
Gain competitive advantage and success as an HR leader by being in the know about the next great tech developments for identifying great talent and building positive employee experiences. Be the first among your peers to discover how blockchain will revolutionize the HR practice—and your bottom line. Have meaningful conversations about what’s next for AI and its impact on recruitment. Within small, interactive spaces called Think Tanks, you’ll collaborate with technical experts and analysts on these and other hot HR topics. The walls will be whiteboards, so get ready to jump in, pick up a marker, and share your thoughts!
5. Hands-on access to new AI, cloud, and mobile HR solutions, guided by product experts
Develop new skills during deep dive sessions with the IBM Watson Talent and Kenexa design team and product engineers. See how talent management solutions powered by IBM Watson can help you attract, hire, and retain top talent in ways you never thought possible.
6. Good times, great entertainment!
Enjoy a little R&R with receptions at top Las Vegas restaurants and musical entertainment featuring Train, Barenaked Ladies, and The Chainsmokers.
Get inspired. Innovate. Connect with your peers. And have fun doing it. Turn HR into one of the key drivers of your organization’s success. Join HR at Think – you’ll be glad you did. Look forward to seeing you there!