The 15th Annual SAP HR2016 Conference will be held in Las Vegas from February 23 - 26 at the Las Vegas Wynn hotel. It is regularly considered, along with SuccessConnect, one of premier events for SAP and SuccessFactors professionals, consultants and customers. There are more than 130 sessions, 50 exhibitors, 20 case studies, 32 hours of educational sessions and 115 speakers. I will be attending this year and be available during the Ask-the-Experts sessions if you would like to meet or customers can ping me in advance and we can schedule some one on one time. I am also very happy to announce that the HR Insider team has given me a special one of a kind promotion code, which will provide a $450 discount for my customers, readers, Linkedin group members and followers up until the show starts. If you are still on the fence I thought I would outline my top three reasons to go to the HR2016 conference.
HR Technology – It is very obvious that we are in the early innings of the multi year shift from client server OnPremise software (i.e. SAP HCM, Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft) to the next generation cloud based offerings (i.e. SuccessFactors, Workday, Oracle Fusion) which is fully supported by all of excellent customer research Stacey Harris does in her annual HR System Survey. At the end of the day, smart customers make smart decisions, buy the right software, hire the right consulting firms, put the right internal people on the team and have successful projects. There is no doubt in my mind that going to HR2016 will make you and your team smarter. It is one of the topics I talk about in this video I recorded with Bill Kutik and Luke Marson earlier in the year called Dirty Consulting Secrets and Tips to be a smart customer.
Speakers – Amy Thistle, Gargi Chakrabarty, and the entire HR Insider team does a great job of selecting speakers for the conference and they include SAP HCM and SuccessFactors Industry Experts, SAP Mentors, SAP Press Authors, HR Expert authors and thought leaders. Each year when I pull together The Future of SAP HCM and SuccessFactors Consulting I chose people I have a lot of respect for professionally such as Steve Bogner, Luke Marson, Jeremy Masters, Amy Grubb, Brandon Toombs, Jyoti Sharma and Sharon Newton and this year I was not surprised they have a combined 25 sessions at HR2016. Folks such as Mike Timm, Danielle Larocca, Donna Leong-Cohen, Justin Morgalis, David Ludlow, Steven Hunt, Joachim Foerderer, AJ Whalen, Ralf Wagner, Paul Rose, Mark Brandau, Rebbeca Murray, Brandon Webb, Greg Robinette, Mick Collins and Parvathy Sankar always do a great job on the “conference circuit” and would highly recommend their sessions as well. Here is the brochure that outlines all the sessions and there is something for everyone.
Networking – One of the underrated parts of any technology conference and something I outlined in my Valuable Lessons to Make the Most of your SAP Career is networking. The HR2016 event is a great opportunity to network with peers, meet new people and for customers to share learning’s and experiences with fellow customers. The who’s who of the SAP HCM and SuccessFactors industry will be at this event, looking to swap war stories and business cards, connect on LinkedIn and Twitter and share information. I would highly recommend the Ask the Experts Sessions and Speed Networking, as both are great ways to meet new people. Please stop me to say hi if you see me walking around and if you can’t attend make sure to join twitter and follow hashtag #HR2016 and of course SAP_Jarret :-). I would also highly recommend joining the over 25,000 members in my SuccessFactors and SAP and SAP and SuccessFactors LinkedIn Groups.
Hopefully I have outlined why you should attend the HR2016 conference and if you are an SAP HCM or SuccessFactors professional this is one event that you won’t want to miss and don’t forget to sign up via this one of a kind promotion code, which will provide a $450 discount up until the show as it is the best deal that will be made available.