The Agenda for
the 2018 TAtech Spring Congress & Meetup

The TAtech Spring Congress & Meetup isn’t either a traditional “sit and get talked at” conference or an unconference. It is an inconference – an event designed to put people in the talent acquisition technology field in touch with one another.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


11:00 AM Registration Desk Opens  
1:30-2:00 PM TAtech Spring Congress & Meetup Opens  
2:00-2:45 PM Opening Keynote
Erik Kostelnik
CEO, TextRecruit
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Collaboration

2:45-5:00 PM
TAtech Deal Center
    

Thought Leadership

2:45-3:30 PM Moderated Peer2Peer Discussions

• Is the recent increase in free and low-cost products in the market putting job boards and ATS companies in a race to the bottom?
3:30-4:00 PM Coffee Break & Networking  

Collaboration

2:45-5:00 PM TAtech Deal Center
    

Thought Leadership

4:00-4:30 PM

The Use of Public Data as a Business Model
Darren Kaplan
Co-Founder & Board Member, hiQ
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4:30-5:00 PM The Use of AI to Help Candidates Search for Jobs
Matt Plummer
VP ZipRecruiter
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Avi Golan
VP-R&D, ZipRecruiter
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5:00-7:00 PM Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception
 


Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:30 AM Registration Desk Opens  
9:00-9:15 AM Congress Reopens  
9:15-10:00 AM Morning Keynote  

Collaboration

10:00 AM-12:00 PM TAtech Deal Center
    

Thought Leadership

10:00-10:45 AM Moderated Discussions
Pick one or sample both

• 2018 TAtech-RealMatch Recruitment Advertising Survey
• 2018 TAtech-reThinkData ATS Survey
10:45-11:15 AM Coffee Break & Networking
 

Collaboration

10:00 AM-12:00 PM TAtech Deal Center
    

Thought Leadership

11:15-11:45 AM Blockchain & Bitcoin in Talent Acquisition
Armando Pantoja
Founder, HireMatch
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11:45 AM-12:15 PM The Biggest & Best Solutions Companies Aren’t Just Selling Ads
Thom Kenney
CTO, Smashfly
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12:15-1:30 PM Lunch & Networking
 


Collaboration

1:30-4:15 PM TAtech Deal Center
    

Thought Leadership

   
1:30-2:15 PM
Chad & Cheese Podcast

2:15-3:00 PM Round Robin Discussions
Pick one or sample both

• Programmatic ad buying – can job boards do it without killing their business?
• AI/Machine Learning
– will it replace recruiters and if so, what happens to us?
3:00-3:30 PM Coffee Break & Networking  

Collaboration

1:30-4:15 PM TAtech Deal Center
    

Thought Leadership

3:30-4:15 PM
Special Interest Group Discussions

•  Job boards
• Association Career Centers
• Applicant Tracking Systems
•  Recruitment Advertising/Marketing Agencies
•  Diverse Technologies & Solutions
4:15-5:00 PM Closing Keynote  
5:00-5:15 PM Congress Summary  


Here's a sampling of previous TAtech speakers:


Britt Andreatta
Former CLO, Lynda.com
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Roberto Angulo
CEO, Recruitology
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Terry Baker
President, RealMatch
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John Bell
Founder & CEO, reThinkData
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Ethan Bloomfield
CEO, vitalfew
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Josh Blumenfeld
CEO, MyJobHelper.com
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Michael Carrillo
Co-Founder/President, CPGjobs
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David Gonzalez Castro
CEO, Redarbor
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Tom Chevalier
VP of Product, Appcast.io
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Ryan Christoi
KRT Marketing
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Neil Costa
HIreClix
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Ryan Craig, MD
University Ventures
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Jim D’Amico
Dir Global Talent Acquisition, Celanese
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Leah Daniels
GM, Bidding & Performance Platforms, Appcast
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Kelly Davidson
Director, Global Partnerships, Microsoft
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Gaurav Dosi (invited)
Jobs PM, Facebook
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Jonathan Duarte
HR Tech Founder, Advisor & Entrepreneur
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Ronnie Fink
Corporate Development Director, Seek
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Geoffrey A. Flick
Associate Publisher, The JAMA Network
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Chris Forman
CEO Appcast & Summit Chair
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Garrett Friedman
Jobcase
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Kevin Gaither
SVP Sales, ZipRecruiter
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Josh Gampel
CEO, Recruitics
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Elliott Garms
Co-Founder, HumanPredictions.io
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Fred Goff
CEO/Founder, Jobcase.com
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Eyal Grayevsky
CEO & Co-Founder FirstJob & Mya
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Michael Halperin
SVP, Bayard Advertising
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Peter Harrison
CEO, Snagajob
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Ben Hess
Managing Director, ThirdPool Recruiting
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Angela Hood
Founder, ThisWay Global
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John Hudson
Regional HR Business Partner, Slalom, LLC
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Devin Hutchings
Uber
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Matt Jones
Partner, Harmer Consultants, Inc
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Zachary Kushel
Head of Business Development, Glassdoor
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Sharlyn Lauby
Publisher, HR Bartender
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Tony Lee
VP, SHRM
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Eddie Lou
Co-Founder & CEO, Shiftgig
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Garry Ma
CEO & co-founder, Brilent
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Matthew T. Mackenzie
Platinum Insurance
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Alex Murphy
CEO, WorkHarmony.com
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Sean Quigley
VP SymphonyTalent
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Katie Roth
President, Staffing & Recruiting Division, AUREON
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Tim Rush
CEO HealthJobs.com
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Jack Russell
Business Analyst, Advanced Group
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Tim Sackett
President, HRU Technical Resources
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Mandy Schaniel
SVP, AccurateBackground.com
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Allan Schweyer
Futurist
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Joe Shaker, Jr.
CEO, Shaker Recruiting Marketing
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Laura Shannon
Startwire
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Amanda Shanon
RippleMedia
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Chuck Smith
President, NewHire
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Rodney Smoczyk
Dir of Recruitment, McLane Company
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Cindy Songne
VP Enterprise Sales, Jobs2Careers
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Lindsay Stanton
Chief Client Officer at Digi-Me
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Joe Stubblebine
CRO, Lensa
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Terry Terhark
CEO randrr
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Jerome Ternynck
Founder & CEO, SmartRecruiters
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Dennis Tupper
Kelly Services
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Rita Vanderwaal
Talent Collective
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Noel Webb
Co-Founder, Karen.ai
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Pete Weddle
VP TAtech®
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Peter Weddle
CEO, TAtech
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Joe Weinlick
SVP Nexxt
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Mike Wiston
CEO, Eighty20.io
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Andrea Zigler
CEO, Workopolis
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Jonathan Zila
President, Recruitics
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Shaunda Zilich
Global Employment Brand Leader, GE
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