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HR Technology Symposium + Showcase (Vancouver) 2018

Date: October 29, 2018
Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

The online registration has now closed.  Please register on-site.   Thank you!

HR Technology Symposium + Showcase
New and evolving technologies are changing the Canadian workplace like never before. HR professionals need to have a strong understanding of the products and platforms that are available and, more importantly, know how to incorporate and align them to business strategies.

As your professional association, CPHR BC & Yukon welcomes you to the first ever HR Technology Symposium + Showcase where we will provide the resources you need to advance your career and grow your knowledge base in tech. You can expect panel discussions, and learning sessions featuring member experts and local business leaders, alongside a showcase where HR technology providers will demonstrate their products in an interactive fashion. Whether you are responsible for administrative HR functions or you’re a strategic HR leader with an eye on the future, this is the HR Tech event to be at.

By attending, you will be positioning yourself at the leading edge of HR and future-proofing both yourself and your employer!

Receive 5.5 CPD hours for attending this Symposium.
Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

Time: Registration: 7:30-8:30am; Presentations 8:30am-3:15pm; Showcase 9:45am-4:15pm; Happy Hour 3:15-4:15pm

See Program Agenda here.

Venue: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, 1128 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

CPD Hours: 5.5
Enquiries: Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

Your registration includes...
• Showcase admission
• Ultimate Happy Hour (plus a complimentary drink ticket)
• A chance to win the grand prize* of 2 tickets anywhere WestJet flies in North America (excluding Hawaii) - sponsored by Ultimate Software and donated by Perkopolis

*Winner must be present to win.

Only interested in attending the Showcase (FREE for members)? See details here.
Registration Deadline

Early Bird
(September 14)

(October 26)

(After October 26)









Student &
Retired Member




All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714
A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to an event or workshop. Attendee substitutions are permitted; however, member/non-member rate differences will apply. Please submit cancellation or substitution requests by fax (604-684-3225) or e-mail (pd@cphrbc.ca).
Please note that this policy does not apply to conferences, exams or no-charge registrations. CPHR exam fees are non-refundable if registration is canceled after the registration deadline. Please note our deferral policy.
Thank You Sponsors:
Premium Sponsors
Indeed      Telus      Ultimate Software
Deluxe Sponsor
Supporting Sponsors
Apprendo      Avanti      DLGL
perkopolis      Prevue      Thoughtexchange


Monday, October 29th
7:30 - 8:30 am
Registration /
Preview Coffee with Prevue
8:30 - 9:45 am
Keynote Panel:
Is the HR Profession Being Redefined by Tech?

• Rian Gauvreau, Founder & CPO, Clio
• Nahal Yousefian, Chief People Experience Officer, MEC
• Sheh Shojaee, CPHR, Director of HR, Operations & Development/Stevens Virgin Law Corporations
HR Competency:
• Strategy
• Professional Practice
9:45 - 10:30 am Apprendo Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 am
Breakout Session 1A
Human Capital Trends: Where Technology and HR Converge
• Tara Van Zuiden, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Breakout Session 1B
Building the Business Case for HR Technology
• Matthew Burns, Founder, Global HR Collective
HR Competency:
• Strategy
• Professional Practice

• Resources Metrics, Reporting, and Financial Management
Space is limited for the Breakout Sessions. Be sure to select the session during the registration process.
11:15 - 11:30 am Health Break
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Breakout Session 2A
HR Transformation and the Digital Journey
• Shane Sabatino, President, TELUS Employer Solutions
Breakout Session 2B
Become a Tech Innovator: Agile Development for HR
• Jennifer Henninger, COO, 7 Simple Machines
• Karim Lessard, Co-Owner & CEO, 7 Simple Machines
HR Competency:
• Strategy
• Professional Practice

• Strategy
• Professional Practice

Space is limited for the Breakout Sessions. Be sure to select the session during the registration process.
12:15 - 1:15 pm Deloitte Networking Lunch and Showcase Hour
1:15 - 2:00 pm
Breakout Session 3A
Succeeding with Search
- Optimize Your Use of the Tech at Your Finger Tips!

• Saeed Sadooghi, Recruitment Evangelist, Indeed

Breakout Session 3B
Getting Started with HR Analytics
• Nathalie Pasin, CPHR, Manager, HR Solutions & Analytics, First West Credit Union
• Lindsay Phelps, CPHR, Senior HR Advisor, First West Credit Union
HR Competency:
• Workforce Planning and Talent Management

• Workforce Planning and Talent Management
Space is limited for the Breakout Sessions. Be sure to select the session during the registration process.
2:00 - 2:15 pm Health Break
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Keynote Panel:
LeadersTalk: A Real Life Business Story of HR Software

• Paul Twigg, VP of Technology, Sierra Systems
• Lea Scherck, Senior Vice President Service & People, Thoughtexchange
• Fiona Ho, CPHR, Senior HR Manager, Industrial Light & Magic
HR Competency:
• Strategy
• Professional Practice
3:15 - 4:15 pm Ultimate Happy Hour + Showcase