#truLondon March 2016 Track Leaders


Introducing Track Leaders for #truLondon March 2016

Here is your all-star line-up for the March edition of TRU London (in no particular order) and the Tracks they will be leading!
In the true spirit of TRU, there may be changes on the day as well as some late additions 🙂

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Bill Boorman
Founder at #truMunity and TRU, speaker, blogger and advisor

“I never wear a suit and I always wear a hat. I have a simple vision to make recruitment better for everyone. I work towards this by advising talent technology companies on their product road map, with V.C.’s over investments in the sector, with hiring companies on technology and approach, and by hosting #tru events.

Specialties: Social Recruiting Integration and Infrastructure, Key-note speaking, Recruiting Technology, Recruitment Marketing, Digital Media, Brand Advocacy

Leading a Track: Minecraft: Beyond a game


Trish McFarlane

Trish McFarlane
CEO of H3 HR Advisors and HRevolutionize Llp.

Seasoned HR executive focused on alignment of strategic business objectives and HR competencies. Incorporates social media, marketing, internal communications, and innovation into the strategic objectives of the company. Experienced in technology selection and implementation since 2005.

Specialties: Trish McFarlane,Social media, communications, employee relations, leadership development, talent management, Trish McFarlane, jobs, Perficient, HRringleader, HRevolution, healthcare, Women of HR, Perficient, Fleishman Hillard, PricewaterhouseCoopers, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, March of Dimes, The Conference Board, HR, human resources, technology, HR Technology, conferences, speaking, Benefits, recruiting, digital, analysis, analyst, analytics

Leading a Track: Hiring tech trends


Noel Cocca

Noel Cocca
CEO at RecruitingDaily.com

I could use a lot of words to describe it, but really I just work hard and enjoy life.

Full cycle Recruiter/Director/Trainer/Consultant in healthcare industry with physicians and medical executives.
Created and implemented marketing and direct mail programs for a national recruitment agencies and systems.
Mentored and developed top producing Recruiters for 15 + years.
Managed as Director of Physician Recruitment the largest and highest revenue producing teams of recruiters for one of the largest agencies in the U.S.
Extensive experience negotiating physician contracts, recruiting contracts, developing staffing models, developing hiring strategies, training recruiters, and managing teams of recruiters.


Ivan Stojanovic

Ivan Stojanovic
Recruitment Marketing Consultant at Accenture, Founder @IrishRecruiter

“With a strong ‘techie’ background, Ivan has been leading several successful brands in the on-line recruitment space in the last 10+ years. His entrepreneurial spirit have guided him in building better on-line recruitment tools and processes. Ivan works as an advisory on the on-line presence for the recruiters, social media recruitment trainer and search engine optimisation (SEO) consultant. Ivan also acts as a recruitment marketing advisory for a number of recruitment agencies in several countries.
Also known as “Irish Recruiter” in the social media, Ivan has mastered the art of understanding how to attract, and engage with the top talent. Ivan is a ‘Veteran’ blogger, publishing several blogs covering various aspects of on-line recruitment, social media marketing and SEO.”

Specialties: Online Marketing, SEO, Recruitment, Online Recruitment, Talent Sourcing, Social Media Marketing, Web Development, Recruitment Software, HR Software, Social Media Recruitment Training, Recruitment Consultancy

Leading a Track: International recruitment – hiring talent from abroad


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Stephen O’Donnell
Founder of PC Evaluate (online psychometrics), truScotland & The NORAs

“I have been actively involved in the professional recruitment sector since 1987, owning and running recruitment agencies since 1993. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (REC).
My current expertise is in online recruitment, where, in 2000, I established the UK’s first comprehensive online portal to every recruitment resource, including recruitment agencies, employers, consultants, job-board and publications – www.alljobsUK.com.
I devised, and have continued to run the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs) since 2001. I have now launched a new company, PC Evaluate Ltd, to deliver low cost, mobile-friendly, personality profiling to employers for use in recruitment, training, and HR planning.”

Specialties: Online recruitment

Leading a Track: What Candidates Want in Online Recruitment


Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell
Founder and CEO at Social Talent

“I have worked as a Recruiter in Ireland and the Caribbean for the last 15 years but now run Social Talent, the world’s leading provider of Online Recruitment Training. We train recruiters in how to source passive candidates and we advise organisations on how to leverage social media, SaaS technology and video to source, attract and engage talent globally.

We help companies and recruiters to source talent through social media and the web. We enable recruiters and hiring organisations to tap into the “passive” candidate market, which represents over 80% of the total labour pool, by providing them with the tools to source directly from the internet, by building talent communities on social media and helping corporates to develop and market their “employer brand” online in the places where their target audience spend the most time, namely social media.”

Specialties: Online Recruitment Training, Social recruiting, boolean search, facebook marketing, social media marketing, talent acquisition, talent community management, internet sourcing, CIPD Certified Internet Recruitment trainer. Black Belt in Internet Recruitment Trainer.

Leading a Track: Diversity Hiring


Shane Gray

Shane Gray
SVP Business Development and Sales for Clinch – the smart recruitment marketing platform

“A sales and marketing expert with 20 years experience in building successful businesses, Shane is passionate about helping companies achieve sustainable growth — a journey that starts with hiring the right people.”

Specialties: eCommerce, Business Development, Enterprise Software, Product Development.

Leading a Track: 2016: Why recruitment needs to become more inbound?


Patrick Boonstra

Patrick Boonstra
Dragonslayer & Recruitment Innovation Consultant

“I am a Dragon Slayer. Every organization has Dragons: the Nay-sayers, the bureaucrats and innovation-killers: whenever you come up with a proper innovative idea, they try to burn it down. I’ll help you slay these dragons and shake up recruitment! Let’s fight them: either head-on, but more likely, we’ll outsmart them by just showing them how it’s actually done, and make them obsolete.”

Current Projects: Lead advisor website & recruitment processes at LUBA temp-agency, ATS selection & implementation at Greenpeace International, Sourcer & RPO consultant via People Sourcing Crew, Recruitment marketing consultant

Leading a Track: Employer branding & recruitment marketing (advertising, careersite, writing killer content)


Kay Chouhan

Kay Chouhan
CEO at ATGlobe Research | Cost-Efficient Recruitment Solutions for Hiring Managers

I have been involved with Recruitment Talent Acquisitions for more than a decade. I love working with people, making connections, and helping companies thrive by matching them with the best people profiles for their assignments. I have been appointed as a board member with London HR Connection and am an active contributor to HR Zone (Global HR Online Publication).

Leading a Track: Internal resourcing for hard to fill roles



Oscar Mager

Oscar Mager
Founder at Recruiting Essentials

“I am driven by exceptionally talented people, disruptive recruiting technology and innovative hiring solutions.”

A Founder and Global Talent Acquisition Specialist at Recruiting Essentials, with 20 years of international full cycle recruitment and talent sourcing experience. He helps international businesses to innovate hiring and identify talent. He also advises recruitment technology startups and vendors on product features, differentiation, positioning and identifying business opportunities, partnerships and investors. From his other passion, Oscar has successfully built a business as an event photographer, covering international events in the space of recruiting, technology and startups and you can find his portfolio here.

Specialties: All-round Global Talent Acquisition Specialist, Recruitment Technology Analyst, Talent Sourcer, event photographer

Leading a Track: TRU Technology & Tools



Gordon Lokenberg
Recruiter and Trainer, Speaker on mobile and internet recruitment

A seasoned Corporate Recruiter who found out how to make the Recruiter’s life easier… Instead of post and pray, he made a business out of finding the right talent. After a career in online recruiting, after a career in mobile recruiting. With his People Sourcing Crew he is now hacking talent via easy going search engines, while supporting recruiters from both agency and corporate side, filling their vacancies, world wide.

Specialties: Recruitment, online marketing, Mobile Recruitment Solutions, weblogs, webanalytics, social networks, people, jobs, live, life, fun, advertising, Distimo, Business, Collaboration, communication, Community, consultant, Creative, design, enthusiastic, entrepreneur, Family, friends, marketing, network, networking, passionate, strategy, Fun, success, Support, mobile technology, travel, w3recruitment, Iphone application development, Sourcing, eBuddy

Leading a Track: People Sourcing Playground


Alan Hiddleston

Alan Hiddleston
Chief Growth Officer at Firefish Software®

With a background in sales I’ve seen first-hand how a recession and changes in technology have disrupted the way people buy, and therefore how we must sell. I’ve held a number of sales leadership positions and now I have the pleasure of leading the Growth team at Firefish Software. Firefish is a recruitment software that enables recruiters to attract, engage and recruit more candidates through a Predictive Recruitment methodology.

My vision is to help recruiters escape the old school sales approach, embrace digital marketing and become more influential.

I regularly blog and speak at industry events about sales and influence in recruitment, and having previously helped to organise the 1st TRU Scotland and I’m really excited about TRU London.

Leading a Track: Sales, influence and recruitment


Christine Tautari

Christine Tautari
Co-founder & Director, The Needle

I’m an ex agency recruiter and technology fanatic; two things that went very well together for launching The Needle. The Needle provides an asynchronous video interview platform that adds value to the recruitment process, dramatically improves short listing and encourages collaboration between recruiters and managers to find the right people for their business.

Specialities include: video interviewing, HR tech, recruitment process, agency recruitment

Leading a Track: Unconscious Bias: are you aware?


Alex Moyle

Alex Moyle
Recruitment Sales & Leadership Trainer, Founder at Elevated Recruiting

I deliver inspirational sales training courses for recruiters and leaders of recruitment teams.
My clients are companies that are looking to improve both the quality and quantity of business development activity to improve sales pipeline.

For consultants I focus on improving consultants confidence, as well at providing practical ways to make doing more business development activity easier. For leaders I provide approaches and techniques to help them ensure their team doing the levels of business development they need to do to hit their billing targets.
We use a unique blend of face to face and on-line training approaches to achieve lasting change in our clients teams.

Leading a Track: Ways for Sourcers Help their Business Development Team


Andrew Stetsenko

Andrew Stetsenko
Founder at Relocate Me

10 years career journey in IT. Proven expert in International Recruiting and Relocation services for IT and Engineering field.
Successfully connecting outstanding companies and talented engineers.

Launched Relocateme.eu in 2012, a company aimed to find highly-skilled candidates for software companies and maintain all relocation procedures.

Leading a Track: Integration of Sourcing into your Recruiting process


Dave Hazlehurst

Dave Hazlehurst
Digital Strategist | Author | Keynote Speaker | Partner @PhCreative Award Winning Digital Marketing Agency

I work across the business ensuring we deliver, remarkable business results for our clients through integrated digital strategies and tactics – and I love it!

I’m hugely passionate about all things Digital, including: Inbound Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Social Media, Content Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO), Pay Per Click (PPC), Insight and continual improvement

I’m lucky enough to be asked to regularly speak on these subjects across different sectors and organisations providing keynotes and workshops for: Google, LinkedIn – Talent Connect, London, USA and Social RecruitIn, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Recruitment (Global Recruiter, REC, IOR, theJobsPost), Insurance (Broker Expo, Insurance Age), Legal (Incisive Media), Reed Exhibitions, Business leader events

Leading a Track: Digitally famous


Matt Charney

Matt Charney
Executive Editor & Head of Content at Recruiting Daily

‘m a kick butt marketing and communications professional who specializes in creating smart, compelling content and campaigns that transform brand marketing into real business results. I’ve worked with some of the world’s biggest brands as both a recruiting and marketing leader and have a proven track record of creating online & social marketing strategy, brand messaging & positioning – and delivered real, measurable & sustainable business results.

Leading a Track: Content Hacks for Recruiters Who Hate Writing


Ilonka Jankovich

Ilonka Jankovich
Entrepreneur, Corporate Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor, Board Member

In my main current role as managing partner of the Randstad Innovation Fund, I support entrepreneurs to achieve theirs goals and contribute to the digital strategy of Randstad. My focus is on HR technology companies. In this role I can combine my passion for entrepreneurship, the HR industry and people in general!

I am active as a non executive member in several Boards: Vonq, Brazen,gr8people investments of the Randstad Innovation Fund, NS the National Railways of The Netherlands and Exact a business software company which got acquired by Apax Partners.

Leading a Track: What can startups expect from a corporate investor and vice versa?


Oliver Luscombe

Oliver Luscombe
Lead Recruiter, Europe & Asia-Pac at RMS

An established International Talent Acquisition Manager with a wide range of agency, outsourced and in-house head-hunting experience, recruiting across multiple industries & territories.
Also passionate about employee engagement and support, additionally I am the founder of the RMS Office Olympics!

Skills: Team management, talent acquisition & head-hunting, international management of a function, recruitment outsourcing, recruitment agency, project management, senior/ exec level work, talent pooling, assessment centers, competency interviewing, international sourcing strategy, advertising campaigns, on-boarding, social media, employee engagement, employer branding, Level A&B trained, ad-hoc process design & both the writing and delivery of client training.

Sector experience: Professional Services, Consulting, Insurance, Computer Software, Risk Analytics, Finance/ Accounting/ Audit, Risk, Catastrophe Modelling, Technology, SaaS.

Leading a Track: Being the sole Talent Acquisition representative in a remote office


René Bolier

René Bolier
Co-Founder & CCO at iidentify & OnRecruit

I love to help people and teams go to market with products (often technology related) that improve business and life globally and improve them based on market insights, trends and feedback.
Besides building OnRecruit I love to speak and blog about online recruitment, technology, advertising and (social) media. You can find my content on multiple blogs (google me) or by checking Publications and Posts on this profile.

Speaking assignments include: iRecruit, HR Tech Europe, Talent Leaders Connect, HRO Today Forum Europe 2015, The Job Board Summit Europe, Resource event 2015, HRTechTank, RecHangout, truHelsinki, truBerlin, truAmsterdam, truLondon, truWarsaw, truRotterdam, truBudapest, Social Media Club, Emerce eRecruitment and Update.

Leading a Track: LinkedIn VS Indeed VS Glassdoor VS Google


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William Tincup

William is the CEO of HR consultancy Tincup & Co. He’s one of the leading thinkers on the intersection of HR & technology. He’s been writing about HR related issues for over a decade. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 15 HR technology startups. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Leading a Track: The Day in the Life of a Recruiter – how we spend our time?


Peter Gold

Peter Gold
B2B Tech Sales Growth Expert

Sales Growth – Product Strategist – Digital Marketer – Time Saver I help HR tech vendors build a better business. But not the big vendors, just start-ups or founder owned businesses.

What makes me qualified to do this? My own experience of building and selling my own tech business, buying and implementing tech, working inside big vendors and being a nosey blogger so I get to see literally 100’s of products. I excel in sales which is the lifeblood of any business but I also know what makes a great product and how to articulate this to the buyer which is where 90% of vendors fail.

Leading a Track: WTF is Perscriptive Analytics? I’ll show you!


Jennifer Candee

Jennifer Candee
Head of Global Talent Acquisition at SABMiller

Over 17 years experience tailor making solutions for attracting and acquiring top talent within organisations to solve talent gaps and provide strategies to enable a sustainable talent landscape. Passionate about direct sourcing, innovating and leveraging talent brand to engage and attract top candidates for the future of businesses. Provides leadership and advocacy around talent acquisition and attraction initiatives that align with corporate strategic missions. Emphasis around developing programmes that support and further future of talent agendas including furthering careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and gender diversity initiatives.

Leading a Track: He said. She said. Is diversity happening, or failing?


Andrew Gadomski

Andrew Gadomski
Talent and Data Analyst, Founder at Aspen Advisors

Ten years after starting Aspen Advisors I find myself with several hundred thousand hires under my belt. It’s been a wild ride working with the world’s largest companies and staffing agencies, hearing them say “we aren’t quite sure how to do this” and I say “neither do I, but let’s do this anyway and have lots of fun trying” and then somehow a few million dollars are saved and a set of data visuals that make total sense hit a board room and save the day.
In 2008 NYU asked me join their staff as an adjunct professor – meaning I filled out a form. Now each Spring I teach a course on using online tools to advance your career, not because its important but because I like wearing a tweed blazer in Washington Square and have freshmen ask “where is the bookstore?”


Ben Slater

Ben Slater
VP Growth, Beamery – Recruiting Software Powered by Artificial Intelligence

Beamery is the world’s most advanced Sourcing and Recruitment Marketing platform. We are on a mission to make recruitment better by empowering companies to treat candidates like customers, and focus on communication not process.

Beamery provides cloud-based software that enables talent acquisition teams to source faster and more effectively, build talent pools and improve the candidate experience.

Leading a Track: Candidate Engagement


David Barrett

David Barrett
COO at cut-e

Leading markets for UK – Ireland – North America – ASEAN- India – Australia at cut-e, online assessment and professional advisory services for talent attraction, talent acquisition, talent selection, talent development and management.

Leading a Track: Understanding the digital worker


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David Bartell
Senior Military Evaluator, Air Warfare at Office of Secretary of Defense, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation

A Naval Aviator and budding entreprenuer begins to build his life after the military and taps into personal and professional networks to find mentors to help build out a growing consultancy. Utilizing a methodology of combining human and virtual networks to create the accelerated ramp up of his own network, he explains how he was albe to find key people who ultimate became his core team and brought him his first clients. The numbers really tell the story: in his first year of business he’s grown from nothing to hundreds of thousands in total revenue with a solid core of Fortune 500 customers!

Leading a Track: Leveraging Networks with the US Navy


Andy Curlewis

Andy Curlewis
Senior Vice President – Brand, Digital & Communications at Cielo Talent

Brand, digital & marcomms leader with experience across corporate, BPO, agency and start-up.
Spend my time helping organizations make the most of their brand and talent – the two strategic assets that can best differentiate them from the rest.
Lucky enough to be able to do this for all sorts of interesting clients in most corners of the world.

Specialties: Marketing – Brand & identity | Marketing communications | Digital & social media | Corporate and employee comms | Commercial development & consulting; Talent – Global talent acquisition and management | Consulting and outsourcing | Employer brand, talent marketing, diversity, technology

Leading a Track: Brand Buzzword Bingo and Meaningless Metrics


Svetla Simidchieva

Svetla Simidchieva
Mentor at Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund, co-founder and COO at Majio, Managing Partner at Monday Ltd.

Common Sense Advocate, HR Tech R&D

Eleven is an accelerator and venture capital fund, providing mentorship, support, and the critical first round of investment for early-stage investments.
Majei seamlessly matches people to jobs based on skills, experience, personality and culture fit.
Monday sums up a recruitment and consulting experience of over 12 years on the Bulgarian market.

Leading a Track: Linguistic Matching


Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
CEO & Founder of Inbound Marketing & Social Media Agency

Best Selling Author, Speaker, CEO & Founder of Ph.Creative Digital Marketing Agency, Digital Strategist, Storyteller

My working life is very simple, I drive our inbound marketing agency based around these four principles: Winning Digital Marketing Strategies, Disruptive Ideas, Contagious Content, Remarkable Results

Ph.Creative is a leading full service inbound marketing agency in the UK specialising in digital marketing strategy, social media, Content marketing, video production and creative thinking.


Chris Le Breton

Chris Le Breton
Co-founder & CEO at RolePoint

RolePoint was founded by award winning technologists and backed by some of Silicon Valley’s leading investors to revolutionize how talent is identified, acquired and retained. We’re working with the most innovative organizations applying data-science, matching and engagement technology to source the highest quality talent.

Leading a Track: Internal Mobility: Under your nose


David Green

David Green
Global Director, People Analytics Solutions at IBM Kenexa Smarter Workforce

I partner with leading organisations to leverage data and analytical thinking to design talent strategies that are aligned to business priorities and drive value, improved performance and competitive advantage.

Audience: CXO, Heads of Function (HR, Talent Acquisition, Technology, Finance, Procurement)
Functional: HR, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Technology, HR Analytics
Skills: Sales, Business Development, Solution Design, Management Consulting, Commercial Modelling, Writing, Speaking, Leadership, Project & Programme Management
Other: Social Media influencer and thought leader

Leading a Track: What’s all this about data?


Salma El_Wardany

Salma El-Wardany
Head of Marketing and Social Media at Recruitment Entrepreneur

Our world is inundated with business jargon that no one actually cares about anymore, so I spend my days playing with words, throwing them around, tearing them apart, and finding the right ones that actually mean something.
I look after marketing and social media for Recruitment Entrepreneur, James Caan’s venture capital fund, as well as working with the recruitment businesses we invest in to define their digital strategies, and find their voice in a market that is overcrowded and bored.

Co-leading a Track: Content Hacks for Recruiters Who Hate Writing


Felix Wetzel

Felix Wetzel
Recruitment Marketing Specialist | CMO Talenetic | Advisor | Blogger

Marketing and Recruitment have a lot in common. Success of one depends on the other. But too often they work in isolation. This has to change.

Based on nearly twenty years in senior marketing and strategy positions with disruptive two sided marketplace companies (Jobsite, Jobrapido, carwow), I am introducing marketing principles and techniques to talent functions and recruitment companies & introduce the importance of extending a brand to include hiring and performance management to marketing teams. I help companies find a positioning that is attractive to clients and empowering for employees and translate it into product and marketing implementations. I advise CEOs on designing strategies and building organisations that match their ambitions. I integrate HRTech solutions to improve the candidate experience and internal productivity. It’s all about people.

Leading a Track: Lessons from marketing


Frank Zupan

Frank Zupan
Director of Talent Management at Associated Materials

Leader of successful Talent Acquisition and HR teams with a track record of accomplishment in diverse U.S. and global organizations. Consistently creates and delivers business value through a focus on positive results, team building, performance management, coaching, and alignment with organizational goals and objectives.

Core Capabilities: Recruiting and HR Team Leadership & Development, Talent Attraction & Brand Development and Implementation, “Hands-on” Recruiting, Social Media and Technology for Sourcing and Marketing, Employee Referral Programs, Performance Management Programs, Recruiting and HR Metrics, Compensation and Recognition Programs, Process Design and Improvement, US and Global HR Policy Requirements

Leading a Track: Ground Zero: Starting with nothing to hiring in one week


Josef Kadlec

Josef Kadlec

A former ethical hacker, digital forensic examiner and hardcore Linux engineer who went head over heels into the talent sourcing and recruitment industry utilizing his cross-field experience. Along with Milan Novak, the former board member of Grafton Recruitment, he co-founded the international app-only recruitment agency, GoodCall, specializing in social recruitment for 5-person start-ups as well as 10,000 person Fortune 500s.
He grew up on open source and loves to share his knowledge, implementing new software and hardware innovations into his staffing procedures – seeing companies not able to hire Java engineers and build their amazing next-gen products is just too painful otherwise. This is also the reason that he established the Recruitment Academy, to cultivate, collaborate, and raise the bar for sourcing and recruiting in Central & Eastern Europe.

His claim to fame is as the author of a controversial book People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn Recruitment recommended by Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s Shark Tank, the rogue recruiter David E. Perry and HR directors of companies such as IBM, Barclays, Randstad, Hewlett-Packard, Manpower, AVG and Google.
He still spends a few days per week as a speaker and trainer helping companies like ExxonMobil, Foxconn, Siemens, Nestle, Volkswagen, Adecco, Raiffeisenbank, Randstad, Merck, Ikea, Lenovo, Hilton and others to advance their talent sourcing capabilites. Josef also hasn’t fully left the software business as he’s an advisor and investor in a data-driven, people analytics ATS called Datacruit.
Josef lives in Prague, Czech Republic and likes beer.

Leading a Track: Talent Hacks: Pushing the frontiers of sourcing and the Black Hat special not to be missed!


Steve Ward

Steve Ward
Head of Talent Attraction – Velocity Partners | Social Recruiting Strategist

Award-Winning Social Recruiting Strategist, Digital Recruiter and leading practising advisor on integrating Social Media into Recruitment, Branding & Talent Attraction Process.
Expert in talent sourcing strategy, recruitment marketing, campaign management, talent networks and pipelines and recruitment branding. Big passion for engaging emerging talent into Digital also.

Leading a Track: Cutting the Bullshit out of Social Recruiting and Making it Work


Michael Wallace

Michael Wallace
Enterprise Sales Director at TempBuddy

Michael has almost 20 years’ experience working in recruitment solutions. He was at the heart of the digital revolution in recruitment in the late ’90s as part of the management team for a company that led the early transition from traditional recruitment advertising to recruitment cloud solutions – the first recruitment website IPO (topjobsplc) on Nasdaq. Michael now sees mobile technology as the next revolution in recruitment, believing the timing is right for Tempbuddy and other recruitment innovators to lead the way.

Leading a Track: Mobile Developments


Stephen Quinn

Stephen Quinn
Founder at Atomic & Atomic Sport

Stephen is Founder and Creative Director of Atomic, a creative agency with a specialism in Employer Branding. Atomic’s clients include Audi, Unilever, Salesforce, KPMG, AON, Bank of Ireland and New Balance.

Leading a Track: Creating content for the internal audience



Rob Cassidy

Rob Cassidy
SaaS Sales Executive, Mentor & Employee Onboarding Expert

High energy, results driven Sales Executive with substantial HR, Employee Onboarding & IT experience. I consistently help companies find the right HR Technology solution through collaboration and regular communication.
I currently manage a team responsible for selling Employee Onboarding & Workforce Visualisation software into corporate environments. This includes solutions for employee onboarding (part of the recruitment process), organisational charting and workforce modelling and restructures.

Specialties: Leadership, Training & Mentoring, SPIN Selling, Miller Heiman sales techniques, Project Management, Employee onboarding

Leading a Track: Sourcing in APAC


Nick Price

Nick Price
EMEA CandE Council Member at Talent Board HR

Employer Branding, Candidate Experience, Working Films and HR Tech

Talent Board is a non-profit organisation that gives large numbers of companies access to aggregated candidate experience datasets.
The Talent Board supports the Talent Acquisition discipline with benchmarks and best practices that support continuous recruiting innovation.


Michael Heller

Michael Heller
CEO and Founder iRevü

Seasoned Human Resources executive able to provide proven, sound human capital insight to growing organizations through development and implementation of human resources, recruiting and retention strategies which result in a highly skilled and diverse group of leaders and employees to achieve its vision and goals. Subject matter expert in complex recruitment and retention strategies, and market trends and analysis. Strong communication-oriented human resource manager focused on excellent client service, relationship building, and management of client and team expectations. Skilled leader, proficient in multiple search methods and leading teams to accomplishing successful searches. Adept at completing all levels of hiring including executive leadership, management, and entry level staff. Has also served in the capacity of senior business analyst for a global consulting firm.

Specialties:Talent Acquisition and Retention, HR Systems, Corporate Giving Programs, Wellness, Philanthropy

Leading a Track: Stop the madness! Should we abandon the Annual Review Process?


Leigh Carpenter

Leigh Carpenter
EMEA Programme Director at Talent Board HR

Professional with over 16 years experience in recruitment, business operations, project and strategic management. With a proven track record of successfully leading client services and developing teams across multi-sector organisations. Highly motivated, target and results driven but still retaining quality and service.PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Specialties:Recruitment strategy and delivery, operations management, stakeholder management, project management, strategic thinking, team management, budget management, commercial and business focus

Leading a Track: The EMEA #CandE data


Jim Klug

Jim Klug
Product Manager of Hello Talent – A Talentsoft Application

A product manager with extensive experience in cutting-edge software and software technologies. Currently the Product Manager of Hello Talent at Talentsoft, he has spent his career helping other people get the most out of the software they use. Focusing on the user, he has helped them understand how to use the software by being involved in the production of software documentation. Over time, he was able to capitalize on this user-centric perspective to help international software teams build understandable and usable products. Currently based in Paris, France, he enjoys working in multinational organizations where learning from others is just as important as sharing what one knows.
Specialties: International software projects, international management, documentation, marketing, collateral, strategic planning, SaaS, social networking

Leading a Track: Recruiters and Editors

Jonas Barck

Jonas Barck
Global Director of Media and Public Relations at Universum

A globally positioned media relations expert with a career chronicled by prestigious awards and a progressive trajectory. Presently the Global Director of Media Relations for Universum, he lead the sophisticated communications and public relations functions to enhance Universum’s position as a leader in the global employer branding space.
His role requires the oversight and optimization of strategic partnerships globally, as well as media relations with industry giants like The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN Money, Forbes, Bloomberg / Business Week, Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Economist, Business Insider, BBC, The New York Times

Leading a Track: Inside Social Media: Actionable data report


David D'Souza

David D’Souza
Head of London at CIPD

My background was as an OD professional focused on improving organisational and team performance, with practical, grounded experience of most HR disciplines. I challenge, shape, lead and have fun – when I put things down they work better than when I found them.
Specialisms include: Organisational Development, Learning & Development, Talent Management/Development, Collaborative working and social media, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, The future (and present…) of working lives

I’m a regular conference/event speaker on people and the world of work, focusing on the links between behavioural science and HR/L&D. My commentary & articles have been featured in People Management, HR Magazine, Training Journal, HRZone, The HRDirector, The Future WorkHub and Workplace Insight. I’m also part of IBM’s Futurist program.

Leading a Track: The algorithms are coming, how long do the people have left?


Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams
Best Selling Author, Speaker, CEO & Founder of Ph.Creative Digital Marketing Agency, Digital Strategist, Storyteller

I passionately believe that most brands fail to communicate the true value of their products and services and so our agency exists help organisations to fulfil their potential. If there’s three things I could probably help you with, it’s marketing strategy, online storytelling & digital attraction tactics.
I’ve built a creative and dynamic digital team that is focussed towards assisting corporate business with a wide range of strategic and tactical digital marketing services.
I’m the co-author of Getting Goosebumps: A Pragmatic Guide to Effective Inbound Marketing. I’m also the host of a weekly podcast series of the same name which explores the power of storytelling by interviewing some of the worlds foremost storytelling and content marketing experts.
My digital marketing team can also assist you with services including Social Media, Creative Outreach, SEO campaigns, Pay-per-click, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Lead Generation, Creative Thinking and Ideas.


Alicia Roy

Alicia Roy
Talent Acquisition Business Partner EMEA at Cornerstone OnDemand

I believe nowadays we need fresh ideas to change the world. Society is looking for new ways to communicate and understand our complex reality. As I come from a creative background, I have different skills and ways to look into problems.Those abilities have helped me to coordinate successfully many groups, events, activities and projects. Passion moves the world just like tenacity and sacrifice. I’m a determined person and I believe that together we can build great ideas and design new ways.

Leading a Track: Creating a customised recruiting experience


Matt Burney

Matt Burney
Employer Insights Strategist at Indeed.com

“I strongly believe good practice in recruitment & resourcing are key to the success of every business. We have the opportunity to make a huge impact through connecting the best people with the right roles, technologies and opportunities and through having a focus on consistency & delivery.
My goal & vision is to deliver the best talent possible to a decentralized and rapidly changing businesses, always ensuring that we deliver not only for the global goals of the company but also for local needs.”

Specialties: Candidate/Talent Community Management Strategist, Social Recruitment Strategist, Recruitment Process Strategist, Recruitment Industry Blogger, Content editor and builder, Internal and External community developer and manager, Recruitment process change management, Internal stakeholder relationship management, International Recruitment and Resourcing strategy and implementation specialist

Leading a Track: Jobseeker Insights


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