Monday, August 24, 2020
12:00 PMTAtech Registration Desk OpensGleacher Center
University of Chicago
Artificial Intelligence 101
Cohosted with DirectEmployers Association
An introductory program for non-technologists
1:00-1:15 PM Welcome to the Summit & Artificial Intelligence 101
Peter Weddle, CEO
1:15-2:15 PMWhat is AI … And What Isn’t It?
The no-hype, no technobabble guide to the technology
Thom Kenney, Former CEO SmashFly
2:20-3:20 PM How is AI used in talent acquisition today?
Where in the tech stack can AI be applied and how?
Speaker: Noel Webb, SVP Alexander Mann Solutions
Location TBD
3:25-4:25 PMWhat are the principal challenges of implementing an AI-based system?
How do you avoid disaster and maximize your ROI?
Speaker: Terry Baker, CEO PandoLogic
4:30-5:00 PM The Real Day After Tomorrow
Why is 2040 important and why should you care?
Peter Weddle, CEO
5:30-7:30 PM Welcome ReceptionJake Melnick's Corner Tap
41 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
The TAtech Leadership Summit
on AI & Machine Learning in Talent Acquisition
7:00-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast & NetworkingGleacher Center
University of Chicago
7:30 AMTAtech Registration Desk Opens
8:30-9:00 AMWelcome to the Summit & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Ben Bromberg, VP Strategic Enterprise Engagement
9:00-9:30 AMKeynote: AI in HR & Recruiting: Cutting Through the Hype
Where are we really with AI?
David Yang PhD, CEO & Co-Founder at; Founder & Chairman at ABBYY
9:40-10:25 AMPanel: Ethics & AI
What Should Employers Know & Do?
Loren Larsen, CTO HireVue
Angela Hood, CEO ThisWayGlobal (invited)
Tony Lee, VP-Editorial SHRM
Dr. Erich C. Dierdorff, Professor of Management DePaul University
Moderator: Peter Weddle, CEO TAtech
10:25-10:55 AMBreak & Networking
10:55-11:25 AMPoint-Counter Point: Recruiting Process Automation
What is it and how does it fit in the tech stack?
Danielle Weinblatt, President & CPO Entelo
Terry Baker, CEO PandoLogic
11:30 AM-12:00 PMAI & Quality of Hire
Charles Hipps, CEO Oleeo
12:00-1:30 PMLunch & Networking
1:30-2:15 PMModerated Discussions
Focus on one or sample both

What’s the best way to prepare a recruiting team for the introduction of AI?
Discussion Leader: Kat Drum, VP Agency Partnerships

Does the use of AI in recruiting help or hurt a company’s D&I?
Discussion Leader: Cathy Light, CEO Lideranca Group
2:15-3:00 PM Point-Counter Point Discussion: The Human - Machine Recruitment Team
What does it look like & what are the challenges?
Noel Webb, SVP Alexander Mann Solutions
Sadia Ayaz, Director, Organizational & Talent Development Waste Management
3:00-3:30 PMBreak & Networking
3:30-4:00 PM AI & The Job Seeker
Will Hemond, Product Manager Appcast
4:05-4:35 PMCase Study: AI & The Candidate Experience
Speaker: Vinita Venkatesh, VP Marketing Mya Systems
4:40-5:10 PMBuying Smart Tech in a Smart Way
Michael Kannisto, PhD Global VP Talent Acquisition PVH Corp
5:10-5:30 PMWhat Have We Learned?
Summit Wrap-Up
Ben Bromberg, VP Strategic Enterprise Engagement

We are pleased to offer Analysts and the Press complimentary registration.
Please contact for the special registration code.

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