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Speaking Engagements

Predict and Prepare sponsored by Workday 12/16

The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #171, 2/15
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #160, 8/14
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #145, 1/14
Workday Predict and Prepare Webinar, 12/10/2013
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #134, 8/13
CXOTalk: Naomi Bloom, Nenshad Bardoliwalla, and Michael Krigsman, 3/15/2013
Drive Thru HR, 12/17/12
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #110, 8/12
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Business Value," 5/3/12 Audio/Whitepaper
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Predict and Prepare," 12/7/11
HR Happy Hour - Episode 118 - 'Work and the Future of Work', 9/23/11
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #87, 9/11
Keynote, Connections Ultimate Partner Forum, 3/9-12/11
"Convergence in Bloom" Webcast and accompanying white paper, sponsored by ADP, 9/21/10
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #63, 9/10
Keynote for Workforce Management's first ever virtual HR technology conference, 6/8/10
Knowledge Infusion Webinar, 6/3/10
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Predict and Prepare," 12/8/09
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Preparing to Lead the Recovery," 11/19/09 Audio/Powerpoint
"Enterprise unplugged: Riffing on failure and performance," a Michael Krigsman podcast 11/9/09
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #39, 10/09
Workday SOR Webinar, 8/25/09
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #15, 10/08

Keynote, HR Tech Europe, Amsterdam, 10/25-26/12
Master Panel, HR Technology, Chicago, 10/9/012
Keynote, Workforce Magazine HR Tech Week, 6/6/12
Webcast Sponsored by Workday: "Building a Solid Business Case for HR Technology Change," 5/31/12
Keynote, Saba Global Summit, Miami, 3/19-22/12
Workday Rising, Las Vegas, 10/24-27/11
HR Technology, Las Vegas 10/3-5/11
HR Florida, Orlando 8/29-31/11
Boussias Communications HR Effectiveness Forum, Athens, Greece 6/16-17/11
HR Demo Show, Las Vegas 5/24-26/11
Workday Rising, 10/11/10
HRO Summit, 10/22/09
HR Technology, Keynote and Panel, 10/2/09

Adventures of Bloom & Wallace

a work in progress

13th Annual HR Technology Conference 2010 Attendee Tips

As soon as I’ve finished delivering my Webinar entitled “Convergence in Bloom” today, I’ll be very focused on completing preparationsfor the 13th annual HR Technology Conference.  From the time we arrive in Chicago late morning on Monday (yes, The Wallace will be with me), until we leave late Friday, it will be non-stop vendor meetings, exhibition hall booth visiting (I make a valiant effort each year to stop at every single booth, but the show has gotten so large that this just isn’t possible), session attending, session delivery (I’m doing the Great Debate with Jim Holincheck Thursday morning and an “ask the expert” session Thursday afternoon), pickup conversations with valued colleagues and long-standing industry friends, the occasional meal, our annual Brazen Hussies gathering, and more.  Many of you know that I’m celebrating my 65th birthday this Friday, and I’ve chosen to think of the conference as my personal birthday party (it’s amazing what your mind can do when you let it drift).

As I’m making my own preparations, I thought you might enjoy a few tips from my personal list.  Like all good twitterstreams, this one should be read from the bottom up:

#HRTechConf tip #10: Get #HRTechConf11 on your calendar/in your budget now. 10/3-10/5/11 in Las Vegas. Yes, we’re going to VEGAS! 

#HRTechConf tip #9: Talk, talk, talk and listen, listen, listen because sharing questions, ideas and experiences with colleagues is the point. 

#HRTechConf tip #8: Bring a swag carrier if you’re flying in or plan to carry your #Monster home in your lap.

#HRTechConf tip #7: Leave room in your schedule for serendipity and for nature breaks.

#HRTechConf tip #6: Attend as many sessions as possible. I do because they’re excellent, and there’s NO sales crap allowed.

#HRTechConf tip #5: Don’t try to attend > 3 vendor parties Wed night. Save yourself for Great Debate Thurs AM.

#HRTechConf tip #4: Go online now and plan your conference.

#HRTechConf tip #3: Carry a water bottle and refill it every chance you get. Convention center climates are designed to dessicate.

#HRTechConf tip #2: Wear your most comfortable walking shoes. Few places to sit except in sessions and long convention center distances.

#HRTechConf tip #1: For vendors of greatest interest, do you homework in advance so booth time is hands-on demo time.

I’ll look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

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