HR Tech Roundtable - powered by Lighthouse Research & Advisory and HR Tech Connect Summit

"HR’s Hard Reset: Rethinking Strategy, Process, and Technology"

Network with your executive HR  Peers!

HR Tech Roundtable, produced by Lighthouse Research & Advisory and HR Tech Connect is an interactive event series that gathers HR, Talent, and technology professionals for a rapid-fire learning, sharing and networking experience.

Ben Eubanks
Principal Analyst
Lighthouse Research &

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Thursday, December 10, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 PM ET | 11:00 - 12:30 PT

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Complimentary for HR, Talent and Technology Professionals

This session is preapproved for 1.5 HRCI® Credits

HR Certification Institute

"As an attendee who participates in lots of virtual events, the HR Tech Roundtable was the smoothest attendee experience I’ve had, by miles! It allowed attendees to truly immerse themselves in the event. I’d highly recommend that other organizations who are pivoting in-person events to virtual events follow a similar format."

- Samantha Colby,  HRchitect

Program Overview

In less than 90 minutes:

      • Gain insight into technology
      • Access to real-world enterprise use cases
      • Network with your peers to solve your most pressing HR and talent challenges


Thursday, December 10, 2020

2:00 - 3:30 PM ET | 11:00 - 12:30 PT


  • Kick Off Presentation: Developing and Engaging your Workforce with Smart Technologies
    • Speakers: Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory
Ben Eubanks

Ben Eubanks
Director, Strategic Enterprise Sales
Lighthouse Research & Advisory

  • Keynote Presentation: HR’s Hard Reset:  Rethinking Strategy, Process, and Technology to Maximize Productivity and Build Resiliency

    • Speaker: Matthew Brown, VP of Learning & Brand Success, Schoox
    • Abstract: Everyone has been impacted by 2020. But HR hasn’t had to hit a reset button this hard since the invention and proliferation of administrative HR software. Yet, like many things this year, there are silver linings amidst the uncertainty.

      During the HR Tech Roundtable Keynote Session, Matthew Brown, VP of Learning and Brand Success at Schoox, will uncover the bright spots - the opportunities - that HR leaders and their teams should address right now, including:

      • Organizational silos that prevent HR leaders and their teams from moving forward to connect, adapt, and lead their company to higher levels of performance.
      • How to breakdown silos and the co-dependency on old-school, monolithic technology mixes and rebuild a tech stack that serves everyone’s needs -- from administrative, to data integrations, employee experience, and expected results from executive leadership.
Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown
VP of Learning & Brand Success

  • Enterprise End User Case Studies - Interactive real-world case studies where end user executives discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation and outcomes.
  • Case Study: When Tech Problems Become People Problems
    • Speakers: Ellen Rockwell, Chief People Officer, Founder, JRW Associates | Matthew Brown, VP of Learning & Brand Success, Schoox
    • Abstract: Join Ellen Rockwell with co-presenter Matthew Brown as they walk through how one restaurant franchise reduced manager and employee turnover and rebuilt a culture of engagement and inclusion by breaking down silos and breaking through with strategic processes and more intuitive, social, and flexible technology.
      • Takeaway: Learn how a 13,000+ employee Franchise Organization Rebuilt a Culture of Engagement and Inclusion
Ellen Rockwell

Ellen Rockwell
Chief People Officer
JRW Associates

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown
VP of Learning & Brand Success

  • Case Study:  Return on Experience | Scaling HR while providing an ideal Employee First Experience 
    • Speaker: Kevin McDonald, Vice President, BPO Governance & HR Operations, The E. W. Scripps Company
    • Abstract: The E.W. Scripps Company is a 100+ year-old American broadcasting company founded in 1878 as a chain of daily newspapers by Edward Willis “E.W.” Scripps.

      • The first step to success is building a solid foundation by organizing existing information to scale HR and provide verified answers. Learn how Content Transformation established this foothold for Scripps.
      • Scripps has been able to provide an Employee First experience by meeting employees where they are – providing a simple, easy to use solution via SMS instead of having employees learn a new platform.
      • Consumerizing HR – evolving with technology to move “HR” tools down the path to a more consumer-like experience.
Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald
Vice President, BPO Governance & HR Operations
The E. W. Scripps Company

Case Study:  PeopleDoc
  • Peer Focus Groups
    • Description:  This session will provide participants with an opportunity expand their professional network. Qualified registrants choose their challenge and join this fast-paced, 30-minute session to engage in an interactive exchange of ideas.

  • Sample Peer-to-Peer Hot Topics:
    - Virtual recruiting solutions for employees, candidates and hiring managers
    - Best practices to Identify Organizational skill gaps and inefficiencies
    - Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Add
    - Key drivers impacting organizations as they prepare for smart technologies
    - Recruiting automation, leveraging AI to optimize the candidate experience
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