HR Being Recognized as a Force in Tech

It’s undeniable that technology has transformed the way we work. No matter what industry you’re in, it’s undoubtedly been altered by technology in some way. One industry that has seen the effects of technology in a monumental way, and often goes unmentioned, is human resources. On Tuesday, May 22nd at Polytechnic Institute of New York University(NYU-Poly) the trend will be discussed by HR professionals and scholars, in addition to those in information technology, at a free half day conference.

The conference , “Game-Changing Technology in Human Capital Management,” will provide HR and IT executives, managers and professionals, entrepreneurs,  local business owners, and students, the opportunity to learn from some of the country’s best and brightest in HR and IT. Some of the speakers include: Marc S. Miller, founder of Marc S. Miller Associates; Mike Capone, chief information officer, Automatic Data Processing; Jennifer Lego, director, Human Resource Services Delivery Group, Towers Watson; Veronica Barry, director, Human Resources Information Systems, CBS; Boris Segalis, partner, Information Law Group and  Janyce Wolf, vice president, GBS Business Engineering, Deutsche Bank. Walter Zurawsky, NYU-Poly Associate Provost for Graduate Academics will also contribute, as well as members of the NYU-Poly Technology Management Department: Assistant Professor of Technology Management Oded Nov, and adjunct faculty members Yael Zofi, CEO, AIM Strategies, Applied Innovative Management; Vincent A. Conte, managing director, Work/Life; and John Reilly, associate director, HRIS, Praxair.

The speakers will discuss a range of topics, mainly sticking to technologies which have most affected HR, such as: social media, cloud computing, mobile devices and workforce analytics. Presentations will explain how these technologies benefit overall strategy, globalization, privatization and many other important corporate factors.
There’s an unprecedented amount of pressure on today’s businesses to compete, and having the right talent is a key component to success,” said Harold Kaufman, professor in the NYU-Poly Department of Technology Management and director of its organizational behavior graduate program, who organized the conference. “We’re excited to offer the New York  business community the opportunity for a firsthand update on best practices with new technologies that enable organizations to attract, hire and retain the best employees.

In order to attend the conference, one must register online for free. Human resource professionals who choose to take advantage of this great opportunity, can earn up to 5 recertification credits. The conference will be held at the Pfizer Auditoriums Dibner Building in Brooklyn, New York from 12:30 PM to 9 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 22nd.

“Game-Changing Technology in Human Capital Management” is sponsored by ADP, Cumulus HR, OneSource VHR, Paychex, and Towers Watson. The conference is presented by NYU-Poly SHRM (the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management), IHRIM (International Association of Human Resource Information Management) and the Human Resources Association of New York.

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