Welcome to TAtech Live

An Online Professional Development Series


TAtech Live is an online professional development series that showcases the applications, innovations and best practices of today’s and tomorrow’s talent acquisition technology.  Presented every two weeks, each webinar runs for 60 minutes, from 2:00-3:00 pm ET, 11:00 am-12:00 pm PT.

Why is TAtech Live focusing on the talent acquisition technology?

Because as the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting recession subside, employers will need to recruit top talent rapidly and at scale. The victors in this new War for Talent will be those that have the most knowledgeable recruiters supported by the best TA technology. TAtech Live, therefore is a program uniquely designed to prepare employers for post-Covid-19 business acceleration.

The content for the sessions will be hype- and techno-jargon-free. The goal is to provide clear and useful presentations on some of the best talent acquisition technologies available today. Think of them as a curriculum of introductory courses in everything from chatbots and artificial intelligence to programmatic ad buying and pay for performance recruitment advertising.

Registration:  During these challenging times, TAtech is pleased to offer complimentary registration for both corporate and industry TA professionals who wish to attend TAtech Live programs.  Simply click on the appropriate link below.

June 16 – An HR/TA Guide To The Investor-Defined HR Tech Universe
June 30 – Programmatic Job Advertising: Are You Really Doing It Right?
July 14 – Future-Proof Your Hiring With Conversational AI
July 28 – Rethink Your Relationship With AI To Build A Better Workforce
August 4 – Meet Your New Assistant: How Companies Are Embracing Virtual Tools To Hire In A Virtual World
August 18 – Hire Intelligence: How, When & Why To Use Data Analytics In Talent Acquisition
September 15 – Recruitment Marketing in a Time of Disruption: Voices From the Trenches
October 6 – Latest Benchmarking Data On Key Recruiting Metrics
October 13 – How AI Drives Authentic Diversity



TAtech Live

Remote Learning About Talent Technology for Non-Technologists


June 16 | An HR/ TA Guide to the Investor-Defined HR Tech Universe

Investors, strategic acquirers, and the capital markets shape the HR Tech universe of products for enterprise employers, SMBs, staffing firms and RPOs, so it’s important for HR and recruiting leaders and professionals to understand how those parties view the current and future state of the universe. This session will provide a detailed map of the universe from two perspectives: the traditional HR Tech vendor stack and the Future of Work. It will identify which solutions fit into which segments of the universe and how that segmentation has changed and will likely change further as product functionality converges.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How investors segment the current universe of HR Tech
  • The principal solution providers operating in each segment
  • The changes in the universe in the recent past and why they occurred
  • The segments of the universe most likely to change over the next 12-24 months

Speaker Bio:

Colin LeStrange

Colin 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 and sold 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.


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June 30 | Programmatic Job Advertising: Are You Really Doing It Right?

There are several different options when it comes to implementing programmatic ad buying for talent acquisition, so it can be hard to determine which solution is right for your business. Whether you are implementing such a strategy for the first time or looking to improve on the approach you’ve already taken, it is imperative to know which capabilities you should look for as you evaluate different solution providers and implement best practices from the AdTech world.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The impact of “programmatic” on your recruitment media buying and management strategy
  • The requirements for a solution to be truly “programmatic” – lessons from the AdTech world
  • The questions you should ask a programmatic job advertising platform provider
  • How your peers are leveraging programmatic job advertising capabilities (and how does your approach compare with theirs?)


Dan Sapir

Dan Sapir is Vice President, Partnerships and Business Development at Joveo. He leads initiatives for the expansion of Joveo’s network of publishers in new markets globally and drives partnerships with other recruitment technology providers. Dan has been in the HR technology space for over a decade, in multiple sales, business development, alliances, product, and leadership roles, at companies like Indeed, Simply Hired, and Restoration Media. Prior to Joveo, he served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, at Netcore Solutions.

Jim Dwyer

Jim Dwyer is Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, at Joveo. He leads the staffing and RPO businesses at Joveo, while also being deeply involved in overall corporate strategy, large partnerships, and strategic client relationships. Dan has spent over 15 years in senior leadership roles in the recruitment industry, at companies like Monster Worldwide, CareerBliss, Simply Hired, Instructure, and Enboarder. Recognized as a visionary leader in global recruitment, human capital management, and business strategy, Jim is also an active speaker and writer, and often participates in webinars, events, and discussions on these subjects.


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July 14 | Future-Proof Your Hiring With Conversational AI

Talent Acquisition teams continue to face unexpected changes in demand. In a world where agility is key, ask yourself this: have you future-proofed your hiring process? Leading recruiting teams across the world have unlocked the power of AI to transform their hiring approach to meet their current market – whatever that may be. This session will discuss how you can leverage automation to scale candidate outreach and communication up or down to efficiently maximize your team’s potential – setting you up for success today and in the future. Join us to learn about specific applications to various use cases and how conversational AI can help your team be agile in this constantly evolving hiring environment.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What Conversational AI is and how it differs from a traditional chatbot
  • The specific use cases for applying Conversational AI to achieve tangible results
  • The impact of implementing Conversational AI as part of your hiring tech stack
  • Things you should consider when speaking with a recruiting AI provider


Eyal Grayevsky

Eyal Grayevsky is the CEO and co-founder of Mya Systems. Mya, the company’s conversational AI assistant, was launched in July of 2016 and quickly became the industry leader in addressing inefficiencies in recruiting and improving the experience for job candidates and recruiters. Prior to Mya, Eyal founded FirstJob, a job marketplace for early career talent, and worked for his family’s recruiting agency, giving him over 15+ years of expertise in the staffing and HR tech industries. Mya Systems has been recognized by CB Insight’s AI 100, AI Breakthrough Awards, Brandon Hall Awards, and Kairos Society’s K50, among others. The company is backed by top tier investors such as Emergence Capital, Foundation Capital, and Workday Ventures, and now supports over 450 enterprise brands, including 52 of the Fortune 500 and 6 of the 8 largest global staffing businesses.


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July 28 | Rethink Your Relationship with AI to Build a Better Workforce

If you’ve shied away from bots thinking they’re too, well, robotic, it’s time to reconsider. Powered by insightful data and led by humans, AI technology is making candidates’ experiences richer, and recruiters’ jobs easier. Learn how AI can deliver to you best-fit, diverse talent that was previously hidden.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • That AI bots aren’t coming for your job (in fact, it works better when its human-led)
  • How AI insights help give you more breathing room for more strategic hiring decisions
  • The ways AI can be leveraged to build a more diverse workforce
  • An exclusive look at how iCIMS’s AI solution, Talent Logic, elevates the candidate and recruiter experience


Andreea Wade

Andreea Wade  is Portfolio Director, AI/ML at iCIMS, the leading HR cloud platform for recruiting. Previously, she was CEO and co-founder of Opening.io, which was recently acquired by iCIMS. She has a background in programming, journalism, product management, business development, entrepreneurship and investing. Andreea is a startup mentor, having mentored in all the major incubators and accelerators in Dublin and, also, London, Tel Aviv, and Berlin. A former investor, Andreea helped run the Irish wing of an EU funded accelerator, served as Head of Product Management in the largest Irish media trust and previously founded companies. She is also a speaker, tech event organizer, lecturer, and lover of the outdoors.


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August 4 | Meet Your New Assistant: How Companies are Embracing Virtual Tools to Hire in a Virtual World

We all understand the power of in-person interviews and networking at career fairs, but that all changed when the world was forced to go digital. Now, every organization is searching for solutions that can be spun up quickly to help employers stay connected to their future employees, and provide the kinds of warm, personal experiences we used to get from 1:1, in-person events and interviews.

So, what do those solutions look like? In this session, we’ll explore how conversational AI is allowing these experiences to flourish in a virtual environment that enables recruiters to engage with candidates at scale, while keeping the human element intact.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How technology is helping organizations conduct virtual interviews and host virtual hiring events to quickly replace the in-person activities they once relied on.
  • How conversational AI can create warm, 1:1 interactions with candidates at scale to provide personalized, human experiences — without needing to be in an office.
  • How companies have leveraged virtual hiring strategies to overcome today’s challenges and the successes they’ve achieved.


Josh Zwyien

Josh Zwyien serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Paradox, responsible for driving the company’s brand, digital, and experiential marketing efforts, while also supporting sales enablement and product marketing. Prior to Paradox, he led marketing and product at SmashFly, which was acquired by Symphony Talent in November 2019. Josh is passionate about helping companies better communicate their story — who they are, what they believe, and how they help a particular market solve real, meaningful challenges. Prior to SmashFly, Josh founded his own marketing agency and helped grow Boston-based venture capital firm OpenView into one of the world’s top venture capital brands.

Madeline Laurano

Madeline Laurano is the Founder of Aptitude Research Partners, a research-based analyst and advisory firm focused on the new conversation required by changes in how technology is delivered and utilized by today’s organizations.  Previously, she was the VP and Principal Analyst at Brandon Hill Group and Research Director for Talent Acquisition Solutions at Aberdeen Group.


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August 18 | Hire Intelligence: How, when & why to use data analytics in Talent Acquisition

In this webinar presented by PandoLogic’s Customer Success Analyst, Amy English, we will dive into the importance of data analytics in talent technology and the talent acquisition field. We live in a data-centric time, everything runs on information. Having transparent and insightful data will be critical in creating recruiting initiatives and pushing your talent tech stack to the next level. We’ll discuss how data optimizes your talent tech and drives better outcomes in a volatile recruiting market, why you should be investing in aggregated job performance data, and the importance of reviewing and analyzing your data to improve your overall process.


Amy English

Amy English is the Customer Success Analyst at PandoLogic, where she creates data-driven insights and partners with clients to ensure their success.  Her passion is understanding clients’ goals and challenges, and leveraging data to understand where improvements can be made. Prior to working at PandoLogic, Amy has Talent Acquisition experience as a Product Strategist at ZipRecruiter and a Customer Success Advisor at Monster Worldwide. She began her career working at Fidelity Investments and Liberty Mutual as a Business/Reporting Analyst, and has a BS in Biology and earned her MBA at Rivier College in NH.


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September 15 | Recruitment Marketing in a Time of Disruption: Voices From the Trenches

We’re well past the time when traditional strategies for recruitment marketing will have the necessary impact to move the needle on talent acquisition. The Covid-19 pandemic, the global recession and the social justice movement have created entirely new dynamics in the talent marketplace. How can you evolve the development of your talent pool and the promotion of your employment brand in such an environment? Hear from your peers who are doing it.

This two-part session will feature:

Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman, Strategic Advisor at VONQ and TA thought leader, interviewing Allyn Bailey, Talent Acquisition Transformation Manager at Intel Corporation, and Marvin Smith, Enterprise Talent Sourcing Lead at Lockheed Martin). Their topic: TALENT NURTURE.

Tracey Parsons

Tracey Parsons, the Bringer of Sunshine at Parsons Strategic Consulting, interviewing Steve Ward, UK Business Director, Data-Driven Employment Brand & EVP Consulting Universum, and Holland McCue, Sr. Manager Employment Brand, Recruitment Marketing and Onboarding Experience Delta Air Lines. Their topic: EMPLOYMENT BRANDING.




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October 6 | Latest Benchmarking Data On Key Recruiting Metrics

Get a walk thru of the latest recruitment benchmarking data from Leah Daniels, the SVP of Strategy at Appcast, who recently authored a special edition / midyear update on key recruitment metrics. The report found that despite high unemployment, employers are still recruiting in a highly competitive marketplace – a marketplace where candidates are hard to find, and CPAs remain high.

Walk away from this session understanding:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Cost Per Application (CPA)
  • Changes in candidate device usage between Q1 and Q2 2020
  • Changes in apply rate by job function


Leah Daniels

Leah is the SVP of Strategy at Appcast, the leading programmatic job posting platform. Since joining Appcast, Leah has helped employers, top recruitment ad agencies, job boards, RPOs, gig employers, and staffing firms to understand their data in the context of the market to find ways to lower their overall cost of candidate acquisition through programmatic ad buying. Prior to joining Appcast, Leah held a number of roles in the recruiting technology industry, including the Director of Product Strategy at Monster, and Director of Global Alliances & Business Development at Bullhorn. While at Bullhorn, Leah patented a method to determine a person was about to become an active candidate. Earlier in her career, Leah spent 10 years at ZoomInfo leading sales operations, product management, national accounts, business development, and data services.




October 13 | How AI Drives Authentic Diversity

According to EqualityMagazines.com, “When you automatically lump the concepts of DiversityInclusion and Compliance together you could be sending the wrong message about diversity. Moreover, your actions could be compounding the problem by how you address these two nuanced but distinct issues. When it comes to corporate identity and image, it pays (sometimes literally) to know the subtle distinction.”  Join ThisWay Global CEO Angela Hood as she explores the distinction and how AI can add power to your recruiting diversity efforts.


  1. How Companies Are Winning Big Right Now
  2. Strategic Guidelines for Diversity
  3. Defining Diversity: Authentic vs Compliant
  4. When Ai Can’t Help You
  5. Easily Avoidable Mistakes Most Are Making


Angela Hood

Following years of R&D at University of Cambridge, UK, Angela Hood founded ThisWay Global and it’s Ai4JOBS product suite to match people to jobs, instantly and without bias. Over the last seven years Angela has given keynote addresses in 9 countries on the topics of ‘The Ethical Use of AI’, ‘The New World of Work’ and the ‘ROI of Diversity’.  Just last year Ai4JOBS’ unbiased matching technology was selected Innovation of the Year by attendees at HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas.


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