Devyani Vaishampayan is the Managing Partner of the HR TECH Partnership, a People Tech Investment venture whose investors are all senior Non- Executive / Corporate Directors. Set up in London in 2016 the focus of the People TECH Fund is investment in Employee/Talent Digital Technology start-ups. The HR TECH Partnership also runs Human Capital Digital Innovation Hubs which help corporates/HR teams learn and experiment around the ‘Future of Work’.
Devyani is considered a Thought Leader around the Future of Work and blends a unique perspective of digital innovation/investment along with the practical perspective of a practitioner.
Kasia is a Social Recruiting & Sourcing Trainer, bilingual blogger at www.kasiatang.com and the founder of Recruitment Open Community Polska, the largest community for Polish recruiters. She works with recruitment teams to help them find and attract more candidates online. She also regularly attends recruitment events both in Poland and internationally. Among others, Kasia presented at Sourcing Summit in Amsterdam, the largest sourcing conference in Europe, Social Recruiting Days in Berlin and EVOLVE! Summit in Brno.
Clair is an experienced marketing professional with extensive knowledge of the recruitment sector. Having established herself as an international marketing and branding thought leader, Clair has elevated brands such as LogicMelon, Meet & Engage, Broadbean and Randstad into the hearts and minds of each of their audiences. Clair now acts as a marketing consultant, interim director and mentor supporting Recruitment Marketers and Technology businesses to deliver amazing results.
Robert Garner is currently the Senior Talent Partner at the Oliver Agency, which is part of the Inside Ideas Group, 4 integrated agencies which work with Google, The Guardian, Barclaycard, KPMG, etc. He has previously worked at News UK (The Sun, The Times, talkSPORT, talkRADIO, Virgin Radio, Unruly). He also ran his own media recruitment for 6 years and previously launched a job board specifically for the media sector.
Tea drinker, traveller, eco warrior and dive master! My eye for detail and drive to meet new and different people led me into the world of talent, and in the last year I have launched my own recruitment business.
Everyone has a different story to tell within the evolving world of technology, and I love finding out about what people do and why - changing lives, building careers and teams. Technology and recruitment are constantly advancing fields which means I am constantly learning from speaking with passionate, talented people, reading blogs and attending events, which I love!
Theresa is the Global Talent Resourcing Leader for CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS)’ Data Centre Solutions business. CBRE is the biggest Property Consultancy in the world and the Data Centre Solutions business is a high growth division which has grown by over 75% in recent years. Theresa is responsible for strategic global recruitment and executive search focusing on innovation to meet the constantly evolving business needs in this demanding and high growth sector. Passionate about talent, candidate experience and diversity & inclusion she is also the Vice Chair of the CBRE GWS EMEA Women’s Network.
Michael is the president of Aspen Technology Labs, a recruitment technology and data services company, with offices in Paris, Aspen, and Kyiv. Aspen’s products include JobMount job board software, CareersiteCloud, a cloud based corporate careercenter application linked to Google for Jobs, and its flagship product line, Webspidermount – a suite of jobs data management products and services including job scraping, jobs enhancement, jobs backfill, jobs business intelligence/analytics, and more. Michael has more than 20 years of experience in recruiting and recruitment technology so he brings a unique perspective from his executive recruiting, job board, and recruitment tech service provider experience.
Andrew has been with AspenTechLabs since it's very beginning, right after finishing his PhD thesis in optics. For the last 11 years works on the edge between clients like job board owners or recruiting managers on one side and software products development team on the other side. This makes it easy to understand what's in demand and suggest technical solutions, that are either based on the exiting products or leads to the creation of new products.
Janine Owen has worked in recruitment marketing since 2003 and has worked with the biggest names in recruitment (Reed, Hays and now Search). She has seen some fascinating changes in both recruitment and marketing and has been lucky enough to work with some amazing client brands on their employee value propositions. Commercial, innovative and fundamentally just overly curious, Janine is driven by finding the ‘what next’ in marketing as well as achieving the strongest return for her business stakeholders.
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.
Oli is a RecTech researcher and entrepreneur. He founded GradCircle while still a student at Oxford University. The goal was to innovate the technology leveraged by universities to secure employment for their student body. After building multiple products disrupting the jobs board concept, he now specialises in helping universities, recruitment platforms and agencies to adopt AI driven technology.
After securing strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as the DeepTech firm Untapt - Oli has now positioned GradCircle with a B2B SaaS strategy.
Product Manager at Jobs.cz, the biggest job portal in the Czech Republic with more 7 years of experience in digital world. I led products both in local startup-like teams and wide corporate environment, across industries, through retail, content websites or community platforms. I strive to focus on simplicity, efficiency, solving user's problem instead of generating thousands of ideas.
Lover of forest, nature, long walks, dogs, good cuisine and summer.
David has 20 years of experience in the online recruitment market, he has launched job sites and worked for HR agencies. He is now Managing Director of HelloWork, where he focuses on diversification, external growth and internationalisation. HelloWork is the major player on the French recruitment market with over 320 employees and 5 million people using its services every month.
Stephen O’Donnell has been in the recruitment sector since 1987, initially owning and running recruitment firms, and working specifically in the online field since 2000, when he founded the National Online Recruitment Awards. Now also heading VideoMyJob for EMEA, Stephen has always been an advocate for better candidate experience, and greater transparency in the hiring process.
Lina Dencik is Associate Professor (Reader) at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, UK and is Co-Founder of the Data Justice Lab. She has published widely on digital media and the politics of data and is currently Principal Investigator of the DATAJUSTICE project funded by an ERC Starting Grant. Her publications include Media and Global Civil Society (Palgrave, 2012), Worker Resistance and Media (Peter Lang, 2015), and Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society (Polity, 2018).
For the past 16 years Anna has been working in various roles combining her knowhow in HR as well as her passion for digital and fast growing companies. She understands the challenges which corporate HR departments are facing.
Anna also understands the difficulties of building up innovative yet pragmatic HR activities from scratch in early stage startups. Having been a Managing Director in a young HR company she has great knowledge of the difficulties founders face in building disruptive HR services and selling them to prospective clients.
Anna now focuses on enabling HR professionals to be part of the evolution of talent management. Her clients vary from digital startups to corporate HR professionals and anything in-between.
Athina is the Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of Owiwi.
Combining legal background, people skills and business acumen she maintains control of diverse business operations and secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth. Athina holds an LLB in Law with Specialization in Labor Law and Labor Relations as well as an MSc in International Business and Management. She has worked for organizations like Alpha Bank, General Electric and Upstream S.A.
She has been featured three times in the Fortune 40 under 40 list and has been awarded for her work in many international competitions such as Woman Startup Founder of the Year, Greek – International Women Awards and Global Startup Awards.
Didi van Wetten is a labour market analyst at Intelligence Group, a data & tech company specialized in global recruitment and labour market data. Intelligence Group is a global authority in the field of knowledge of the (international) labour market, recruitment and recruitment marketing, with as main goal to help companies find the best talent in the world and recruit more quality than their competitors. Intelligence Group works for companies like Shell, Philips, Cielo, ADP, Manpower, Adecco, Tata Steel and many more.
With a career spanning over 25 years, Morgan is a respected figure in the field of equality and inclusion EVP. Having founded DiversityJobs.co.uk in 2011 his work is at the forefront of “new diversity” which has helped him forge relations with many significant organisations and government agencies. Morgan has acted as a ministerial steering advisor and has received numerous awards and accolades for his work.
As CEO of VERCIDA.com Morgan’s role is to support the organisation in developing the growth strategy as well as to manage client engagement activities and head up the businesses goal in creating an inclusive work place culture for employers.
Dennis is reponsible for the most popular local Dutch job boards (NationaleVacaturebank and Intermediair), part of the leading media company in the Netherlands, de Persgroep.
Before that, Dennis spent 10 years in several ecommerce management roles (e.g. CEO of an online travel agency, commercial director for eBay Classifieds in NL, setting up PayPal in the Benelux). He started his career in strategy consulting and banking. He also served on the Board of the Dutch ecommerce branche organization and the European Retail Payments Board at the ECB.
Kayleigh is a B2B Marketeer at DPG Recruitment. She is responsible for all lead generation, activation and propositions within the B2B brands.
She is currently working on several iterations to move to a pay for performance model as a replacement of the current fixed price model.
Iwo is the Remote Work Advocate & CEO at Remote-how - the first global education & certification platform, that partnered up with companies like GitLab, Buffer, Asana or GitHub to empower the growth of a remote work community and enable everyone to have the freedom of choice where, when and how they work.
In January 2018 he started his journey to push remote work into the mainstream - so far he established a fully-distributed company (19 people across 10 countries), raised $400,000 and launched first product from the whole ecosystem he is building - the Remote-how Academy. All while living and working remotely from across 12 countries.
Tobias is a firm believer in that there is more potential within us all waiting to be unlocked. A Biotech engineer and a Yale alumnus, he co-founded Talent Eye in 2010, scouting tech talent from the most prominent universities throughout Scandinavia.
Now as a Vice President of AppJobs and President of The AppJobs Institute, he and his team are striving to make an impact on the future of work through data-driven insights. Tobias is leading Gig Economy Research, Analysis and Data Generation for decision-makers and researchers worldwide.
Tobias has been named one of the top talents in Sweden in Swedish Business Press.
Bertan is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of AppJobs.
Having an electronics engineering background, he enjoys building scalable digital solutions with international teams. For Bertan, people matter.
Started in 2017, AppJobs.com is the world’s largest community of gig workers with 600k+ members across 250+ cities, adding 10k+ members every week. The platform allows its members to find, compare, rate and review all app-based jobs in their vicinity. In the future of work, AppJobs is each gig-worker’s digital companion and the gig-industry’s global HR-partner.
Bertan has successfully built community-driven digital platforms in recruitment, sports data and igaming industries and has lived and worked in five different countries during the past 10 years.
Thomas co-founded Talent Nexus, a specialist recruitment marketing agency. Talent Nexus work with over 30 job boards of all sizes including Reed.co.uk, Guardian Jobs and Gumtree to improve candidate attraction and client acquisition. Thomas is currently working with leading job boards to support their transition to pay-per-performance and programmatic business models.
John has over 20 years experience in the Online Recruitment marketplace, leading and managing several of the UK's biggest job-board brands and portfolios. He has led sales launches, delivered fast growth scaling, successfully consulted several businesses and enjoyed NED roles.
Dom Sumners is the Founder and Managing Director of OME who were Europe’s first digital recruitment advertising agency (2006). OME helps organisations with all elements of their candidate attraction strategy and this typically involves a combination of media planning and buying, creative, social media, tech consultancy and employer branding all supported by robust analytics and reporting based on ROI.
OME’s client list features many of the UK’s biggest employers such as Tesco, Lidl, Ocado, Dixons Carphone and Whitbread.