Leapgen Executive Forum: HR Technology Investments that Will Have the Biggest Impact in 2021 (On Demand)

HCM, LMS and point solutions from learning and talent are all converging around employee reskilling and career development experiences. There's lots of confusion about what systems own specific functionality, how to drive impact, account for overlapping features, and generate flexibility and resilience along with cost efficiency. To help clear things up, Leapgen and Degreed are hosting an executive-level forum that’s going back to the basics.

Please join Jason Averbook, leading industry analyst, HR futurist, CEO and Co-Founder of Leapgen, Danny Abdo, former practitioner, executive technology consultant and VP of Solutions Engineering at Degreed, along with Jim Holincheck, leading industry analyst and VP of Advisory Services at Leapgen, as they facilitate an action-packed discussion (and debate) on workforce experience and technology that will set your organization up to accelerate into 2021, including:

1. A vast array of vendors are offering skills clouds, skills engines and skills ontologies. What is (or should be) the system of record for skills?
2. Where (and how) do point solutions add value in the employee experience — and where do all-in-one solutions make better sense?
3. How can HR, talent and learning technology buyers differentiate vendors based on data and AI or machine learning capabilities?
4. What's the value of a learning experience platform (LXP) if my HCM or LMS offers similar features for learning, skills or careers?
5. How should we determine which system to use for what functionality if our HCM, talent and learning solutions are all offering similar features?
6. How should HR, talent and learning leaders be working together to better connect talent acquisition, management and development experiences?

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About Your Speakers

Jason Averbook_Leapgen

Jason Averbook, CEO & Co-Founder, Leapgen

Jason Averbook, a global keynote speaker, industry analyst, co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, has launched his latest book: The Ultimate Guide to a Digital Workforce Experience ~ Leap for a Purpose. Jason looks to broaden executive mindset to rethink how to better design and deliver employee services that exceed the expectations of the workforce and the needs of the business. Leapgen is an emerging growth management consulting firm dedicated to raising the potential of HR and IT leadership as they strive to innovate their organization’s digital workforce experience.

Prior to co-founding Leapgen, Jason also co-founded Knowledge Infusion LLC in 2005 until 2012 when the company was sold to Appirio. After the acquisition was complete he served as the Chief Innovation Officer, where he was responsible for Appirio's human capital management line's groundbreaking vision and strategy. He held the position of CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) from 2014 through 2016. Prior to founding Knowledge Infusion, he served as Senior Director of PeopleSoft Global Product Marketing at PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for the marketing including packaging and positioning for PeopleSoft’s flagship product line. Prior to PeopleSoft, he served as Director of Organizational Readiness at Ceridian Corporation, an HR and payroll outsourcing company.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry working with leading companies around the world to help them transform their HR organizations into strategic partners. He has served as a Director of International Association for Human Resource Information Management, Inc. Along with being cited in numerous publications such as BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal an industry thought leader in the HCM space, he has delivered keynote presentations for events worldwide including UNLEASH global conferences (formerly HR Technology World in Amsterdam, London, Paris, and America), The Conference Board, Society of HR Management in the US and India, People Matters Conference in India, LEHRN, IHRIM Atlanta, and LRP Publications run events including HR Technology US, Singapore, and China as well as more than 300 other large group presentations for HR and technology audiences. He currently is acknowledged as one of the top 3 thought leaders globally on the future of work and listed in the top 100 leaders globally influencing the future of work and the HR function. His previous book, HR From Now to Next was published in 2014 and is used in over 19 universities around the world today. Jason holds a BA and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Bloomington Jefferson in 1987.

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Jim Holincheck, VP of Advisory Services, Leapgen

Jim Holincheck has more than 25 years of experience in the HCM technology industry and is the Vice President of Advisory Services at Leapgen. Jim has spent his entire career working with customers to strategize, select, implement, support, and optimize their usage of enterprise applications. As a seasoned industry veteran, Jim brings a wealth of practical insight to the role. Before joining Leapgen, Jim served as the Vice President of Customer Deployment Applications at Workday where he led Workday’s Services Strategy in 2012 and 2015 and then moved into product management to build and lead the Adoption applications team. Jim launched his career in Chicago at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in its Software Intelligence group, where he worked on the full lifecycle of Financial and HCM application projects. After ten years at Andersen Consulting, Jim moved to Giga Information Group (acquired by Forrester), where he was an industry analyst covering ERP applications. In 2000, he joined a startup, IQ4hire, to create a consulting marketplace around ERP and CRM applications. In 2002, Jim joined Gartner as an analyst covering the HCM market, where he also managed the research agenda for Financials, HCM, and Procurement applications.

Danny Abdo

Danny Abdo, VP of Solutions Engineering, Degreed

Danny Abdo is an accomplished executive with a history of successful achievement in business consulting, sales and operations in small and large organizations. Danny has demonstrated effectiveness in leading large initiatives and developing teams in variety of organizations in including global consulting practices and Fortune 100 companies. Danny has over 15 years of architecting, selling and managing the delivery of enterprise software and consulting service solutions to Fortune 500 companies in a diverse range of industries, with a specialization in Learning & HR technology and solutions.

"Degreed has uniquely built its own technology category from the ground up and it is a hot one. They have also provided a blueprint for what best-in-class looks like as a product and a company."

Michael Rochell

Brandon Hall Group Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst