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Tuesday April 20, 2021
Louise Grant - CEO, Jobg8
Wednesday April 21, 2021
Louise is CEO of Jobg8 worldwide, which provides services to the Job Board industry. She has set up and led some of the most innovative job boards in the UK, USA and Australian markets since 1999. This experience put her in a great position to launch Jobg8 back in 2008.
Jobg8 now manage over 10 million job postings each month to ensure that the right candidates are connected to the right jobs. All the while keeping the transactions and revenue within the Job Board community.
he Job Board Doctor is Jeff Dickey-Chasins, a veteran of the job board, recruitment marketing, publishing, and e-learning industries. He provides consulting services for job boards and recruitment marketing companies. Jeff was the original marketing director for Dice.com, growing it from $7 million to $65+ million in three years. He has worked with 450+ job boards and HR-related sites and start-ups over the past 20 years. He has published research, e-books, and blog posts on almost every aspect of the industry. He has also spoken extensively at numerous industry events, including TATech, Staffing Industry Analysts, and Jobg8 Global Job Board Summit.
John Nurthen manages the team that delivers SIAs international research content across the entire workforce solutions ecosystem, including the gig economy and job boards.
He has almost 30 years’ experience in the staffing industry, having previously worked in senior managerial roles for three of the world’s largest staffing firms. He has played an active role in major equity offerings and mergers, and held responsibility for internal and external communications, e-Business, technology matters, marketing and CSR. He played a leading role in the development of common data standards with the creation of HR-XML SIDES and was responsible for creating the first global procurement contracts with a number of the world’s largest job boards.
Heather Bussing is an employment attorney, HR Tech analyst, writer and editor. Spending her time exploring the intersection of people, technology and work, Heather regularly advises employers on the HR policies and workforce issues, in addition to teaching legal writing and internet law. She’s appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Mashable, Business Insider, and NPR discussing employment issues and tech.
Stephen Anderson is the MD & co-founder of Crooton, a recruitment solutions provider based in the UK that works with employers to help source quality candidates. Working across multiple sectors they utilise innovative digital ad. tech to deliver recruitment messages to very targeted pools of candidates.
Prior to launching Crooton, Stephen ran The SmartList, a fixed price recruitment company and managed Jobstoday, a generalist UK job board.
Doug is a renowned entrepreneur and innovator of talent technology, founding startups like techies.com and Jobs2web (acquired by SuccessFactors/SAP for $110M) and raising over $125M dollars in venture capital. Doug is an active investor and advisor to several bleeding-edge technology companies and serves as Chief Zapper of ZAPinfo, one of the fastest-growing recruitment platforms in the market, interfacing with more than 100 talent platforms, job boards, social networks, and search engines globally.
The modern architect of culture change in energy, Katie Mehnert is the Founder and CEO of Pink Petro™, the global community and career resource aimed at disrupting the gender gap in energy. And in 2017, she launched Experience Energy℠ the only global careers platform aimed at delivering the energy transition.
Katie has held global leadership roles with BP and Shell in safety and environment during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment and globalization. Katie’s early career included consulting with Duke Energy, Entergy and Enron. Her corporate path drove her to entrepreneurship to help energy companies prepare for the looming talent shortage and workforce diversity needs to address energy poverty and climate change.
In 2019, she testified before Congress on the clean energy workforce of the future. She's published in Scientific American, Forbes, The Hill, CNBC, CNN, and other international outlets. She is also the founder of Lean In Energy, a global nonprofit solely devoted to mentoring in the energy sector.
Katie is a four-time World Major marathoner having completed London, Chicago, New York and Berlin. Her husband is an associate general counsel with Baker Hughes. They live with their 8-year-old daughter in Houston’s Energy Corridor. Her book on overcoming fear and progressing with purpose, 'Grow with the Flow,' will release in 2020.
Robert Boersma is the Director of Client Success at Talent.com (formerly neuvoo). He has spoken at recruiting and job board events like TA Tech and ACSESS internationally, bringing a unique perspective from his experience in start-ups and within TA at Fortune 500 companies alike. Robert helped Talent.com grow from a small Canadian start-up into an international staple – having recently secured $53M in a series A funding round and growing monthly traffic to 75M+ visitors in 79 countries.
Senior Policy Analyst, Upturn
Miranda Bogen is a Senior Policy Analyst at Upturn, where she focuses on the implications of machine learning and artificial intelligence for civil and human rights, and particularly on the intersection of digital technology, automated decisions, and economic opportunity. She has conducted research and authored work on issues including global data ethics, the governance of AI and automated decisions, commercial transparency practices, and consumer protection and corporate accountability in the digital age.
CEO and Founder, XOR.ai
Aida Fazylova is CEO and founder of HR Technology Company XOR.ai. XOR is the leader in human resource and talent acquisition workflow automation, leveraging the technologies of Artificial Intelligence and AI ChatBots for recruiting. Previously Aida has been working as a Talent Acquisition practitioner, and co-founded the most massive online data science community called Open Data Science.
Her Professional goal is to help recruiters understand technology and make the most of it in the future of work that we enter. Motto: Tools don't recruit, people do!
For the past 25 years, Rob has been instrumental in starting, funding, and growing high growth companies. He has been an executive or founder in numerous companies including Monster.com, Bullhorn, Manugistics, Parsortix, and Avention. He was a principal at Austin Ventures, a multi-billion dollar venture capital fund.
Rob is a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows, a selective leadership-training program organized by the Kauffman Foundation. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College.
Rob has authored two best-selling books- Never Too Late to Startup: How Mid-Life Entrepreneurs Create Wealth, Freedom, & Purpose and Entrepreneur Rocket Fuel: How Startup Founders Recruit World-class Talent and Build Culture to Transform Their Business.
Rob’s insights on startups have been featured in Huffington Post, Business Insider, Inc.com, The Next Web, Entrepreneur.com, and on his own blog StartLaunchGrow.com.
In her role as Senior Consultant, Julie leads implementation of programs and solutions with Disability Solutions’ clients. She supports the build and deployment of strategic solutions by first assessing current outreach, hiring, and retention systems, policies, and processes, which impact a company’s ability to successfully engage and retain qualified jobseekers with disabilities.
Julie and her team work with numerous Fortune 1000 brands including PepsiCo, Synchrony Financial, Medidata, DB Schenker through P&G, American Express, Aon, and Aramark and many others.
Julie is also the co-host of the podcast Crazy and the King with Torin Ellis. Julie and Torin tackle diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace and our world.
Julie is also a person with a disability. She is actively managing multiple mental health disabilities.
Andrea is the Head of International at Adzuna, a global job search engine that serves over 10 million visitors a month. Since 2016, he has spearheaded Adzuna’s global presence and continues to oversee the company’s expansion in 15 countries across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Adzuna was founded in 2011 in London, UK and is backed by leading venture capital firms Index Ventures, LocalGlobe, Passion Capital and Smedvig Capital.
Prior to joining Adzuna, Andrea was COO at Hassle.com, the leading online marketplace for finding domestic cleaners in Europe, from its launch until its acquisition by Helpling. Prior to that, Andrea was Co-founder & Managing Director of Rocket Internet where he oversaw the launch and international expansion of the online fashion retailer Zalora in Southeast Asia.
Matt Lucas is the co-founder and President of JobMonkey. In 1985, he started writing and publishing books on cool and unique job opportunities around the world for college students and recent graduates. He grew his publishing company to over $8 million in annual sales, before selling the company in 1997.
In 1999, he launched JobMonkey.com which has become the premier website for people looking for "Cool Jobs" in the United States or Abroad.
Lucas is also an active member of the Seattle startup community and has invested in and / or mentored over 30 Pacific Northwest startup companies.
Max Armbruster is the founder and CEO of Talkpush, the leading conversational recruitment software. He is a serial entrepreneur based between San Francisco and Hong Kong and has sold his last three companies, most recently a recruitment SaaS company. Max has 18 years of international experience in the US, Europe and Asia, and has held strategic roles at SAP, CNET Networks and AT Kearney.
Chief Executive Officer - College Recruiter
Faith's career has always been at the intersection between business and technology. She started as a programmer for Ford Motor Company, graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA, was a manufacturing information technology consultant with KPMG, served as a project manager for Wells Fargo, and then staged a bloodless coup after joining the business her husband founded, College Recruiter.
Faith's passion for helping young adults find great careers is evident in everything that College Recruiter does. As its integrator, Faith is the hub around which the organization revolves.
CEO and Founder - FlexJobs
Sara is the CEO and founder of FlexJobs, an award-winning, innovative career website for telecommuting, flexible, freelance and part-time job listings, and founder of Remote.co, a one-stop resource for remote teams and companies, and the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative. She was named as a Young Global Leader (class of 2014) by the World Economic Forum for her work in technology and the employment fields. Sutton is a graduate of UC Berkeley and currently lives in Boulder, Colo. Sutton is also the creator of The TRaD Works Conference, dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder - Three Ears Media
For most of Katrina's career, she has been a marketer living in a recruiter's world - listening to both sides of the talent equation to understand the real issues and find solutions for engaging and hiring better people. Today, she uses her technical marketing know-how and way with words as the co-founder and CEO of Three Ears Media to help both established and emerging brands develop and deliver content that fuels smart recruitment marketing that makes the right people apply.
Katrina has written for Forbes.com, Fortune, SHRM and many other digital publications. She is a recognized leader in recruiting and employer branding who speaks regularly at conferences around the world.
Jonathan is the Managing Director of Talent Tech Labs. He is a lawyer by education, and an entrepreneur and investor by trade. Jonathan can be found at HR technology conferences all over the world as a sought-after speaker and panelist sharing deep insights into the evolution of the Talent Acquisition Ecosystem.
Jessica Miller-Merrell is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.
Maaike Kooter is Manager of Business Innovation at Intelligence Group, a global Labour Market and recruitment data company. Together with a team of data-analysts and developers, she is continuously working on data-driven solutions and dashboards for smarter, better and faster (international) recruitment purposes. She helps companies to use data and insights on specific target groups for recruitment strategy, global talent acquisition, employer branding and recruitment marketing.
Chief Revenue Officer, Jobiak
Mikhil is the CEO & Co-Founder of SonicJobs, the UK's leading blue-collar app that is redefining the job-seeking experience on mobile.
In 2019, only 4.1% of candidates that clicked on a job on mobile completed the application. Employers are wasting budgets on clicks that don’t convert and candidates are wasting time.
The SonicJobs chatbot engages candidates through creating / uploading their CV, recommends the most suitable jobs and helps them answer any screening questions. We deliver a 6X increased click-to-apply conversion, significantly improving ROI for our job board and employer partners and the experience for candidates.
Mr. LeStrange is a Director on BTIG’s Software Investment Banking team in New York. Prior to BTIG, he was a Vice President within Technology Investment Banking at Alantra. Previously, Colin co-founded HireOwl, an HR technology company. He began his career in equity research and capital market sales. Colin earned a BBA in international business from Loyola University Maryland.