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Cinzia Ricciardone

Cinzia’s “previous lives” include: operational management in hospitality, HR and L&D, agency recruiter, CIPD graduate. The past 10 years have been in product management and product leadership for SaaS (recruitment software; lead gen; outbound). She co-founded in March the tech volunteering initiative code4covid.org / covidtechsupport.com – a community of digital professionals offering pro-bono services for digital projects in the non-profit and charity sector.

Kerstin Plehwe

Kerstin Plehwe is a best-selling author, award winning entrepreneur, TED speaker and senior advisor to executives and global corporations. Her talks inspire people to change perspectives, establish new rituals for 360 degree success and reach higher levels of personal excellence. Kerstin is a sought-after expert on new leadership, corporate wellbeing and succesful change. She has written eight books and is a founding board member of the ASTRAIA Female Leadership Foundation.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The Corporate HR Panel on work from home strategies during and post-covid

05th November, 5PM CEST, on Youtube

In this international Corporate HR Live Panel, Kerstin Plehwe, Germany’s top communication expert, will discuss with the panelists, what their companies did to set up the Corona remote work strategy, what they learned and what they are planning to do in the future to make remote and distributed teams work.

 

Jennifer O’Lear

Jennifer O’Lear is Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Engagement & Inclusion at Merck. She has been driving Merck’s strategy in these areas for the past 15 years as part of the company’s overall transformation into a major global science & technology player.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The Corporate HR Panel on work from home strategies during and post-covid

05th November, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In this international Corporate HR Live Panel, Kerstin Plehwe, Germany’s top communication expert, will discuss with the panelists, what their companies did to set up the Corona remote work strategy, what they learned and what they are planning to do in the future to make remote and distributed teams work.

Ute Neher

Ute Neher is leading the Recruiting area as Head of Global Talent Aquisition of Deutsche Telekom AG. What connects us! Passion for technology. Sharing ideas. Her goal is Data Driven recruiting, using technologies to make the hiring experience as best we can.

 

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The Corporate HR Panel on work from home strategies during and post-covid

05th November, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In this international Corporate HR Live Panel, Kerstin Plehwe, Germany’s top communication expert, will discuss with the panelists, what their companies did to set up the Corona remote work strategy, what they learned and what they are planning to do in the future to make remote and distributed teams work.

 

Kerstin Wagner

Kerstin is leading the Talent Acquisition Team at Deutsche Bahn with nearly 800 employees. Her responsibility includes the global employer branding and recruiting strategy, all talent acquisition activities in Germany as well as the management of the group’s temporary employment division to hire over 20.000 employees per year.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The Corporate HR Panel on work from home strategies during and post-covid

05th November, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In this international Corporate HR Live Panel, Kerstin Plehwe, Germany’s top communication expert, will discuss with the panelists, what their companies did to set up the Corona remote work strategy, what they learned and what they are planning to do in the future to make remote and distributed teams work. Our Panelists: – Kerstin Wagner, Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Deutsche Bahn – Ute Neher, Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Deutsche Telekom – Jennifer O’Lear, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Engagement & Inclusion at Merck – Nick Eaton, Director of Recruitment and L&D, Northern Europe.

Kerstin Pramberger

Kerstin is Co-Founder of the SMART Leadership Institute. She has more than 20 years of international leadership experience in the corporate world. Kerstin is a passionate health hiking guide and nature lover. Her approach to make science useable for busy people and to include outdoor elements to create outstanding experiences in her leadership trainings make her unique in that space.

Session Summary

DStressYourself during the HR Hackathon and remote work: Home Edition

16th September, 5 PM CEST on YouTube

Stress is omnipresent in life and even more in times of homeoffice and Covid-19. Since continous stress severly damages health and wellbeing the art of dealing with it becomes a necessity.  DStressYourself is an easy, science backed method to fight stress on all levels. It combines the latest know-how in the areas of nutrition, agility and balance to protect your mental and physical health.

Isabelle Gerard

Isabelle Gerard is based in France and has been working in the HR industry for 13 years. She has had several roles within Digital Marketing and IT departments. She is passionate about ways of working: Agile, DevOps, Lean Six Sigma. She has recently been certified as a life coach in order to help others manage their mind and achieve great results.

Session Summary

The secret to solving any problem

24th September, 5 PM CEST on YouTube

In this video, Isabelle Gérard, certified Life Coach, will be teaching you how to solve any problem by envisioning it through a different angle.
This 3 steps approach is the one she uses to overcome the pressure that one can suffer whenever a problem arises, in order to dedicate and focus your positive energy to the resolution.

Jennifer Löffler

Jennifer is a project manager and innovation facilitator at a software agency. She helps clients to build their innovative digital products from the beginning till the end. This includes activities such as ideation, design sprints, prototyping and testing. She gives also support regarding business model development and the implementation of innovation processes.

Session Summary

How to best succeed in your HR Hackathon Product Sprint

14th October, 6PM CEST on Youtube

Prototype a product or service in just 48 hours is very intense. In this talk we show you some exercises from the Design Sprint process to help you to get your team aligned and to focus on the most important aspects in order to develop your ideas faster and better.

Francesca Sanfilippo

I’m an Art Director / UX-UI Designer based in Zurich. I’m passionate about technologies and visual arts, during all my career I used interact design to merge senses with a synaesthetic point of view. I have 15 years of experience with an artistic roles since 2001. I love my job: being a creative means being passionate in everything I do.

Session Summary

Balancever – the way we face remote working

28th October, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In this video session, Francesca Sanfilippo, the product designer of Balancever, will talk about the genesis of Balancever, the team, the area of expertise and the challenges faced during several Hackathons the team has attended. She will then address three researches of mental well-being and remote working. The studies have exposed the risks associated with remote working and its impact on health. Finally, she will talk about the experience of Balancever as well as tools, ideas and tips to face challenges during the hackathon.

Kasia Tang

Kasia Tang runs training for recruiters and managers focusing on recruiting, social media and sourcing. She writes a bilingual blog at www.kasiatang.com and manages Recruitment Open Community Polska, the community for Polish recruiters. She works with recruitment teams to help them find and attract more candidates online. She also really enjoys attending recruitment events both in Poland and internationally. Among others, she had the pleasure to present at Sourcing Summit in Amsterdam, the largest sourcing conference in Europe, Social Recruiting Days and Hiring Success in Berlin and EVOLVE! Summit in Brno.

Session Summary

Recruiting Remotely with Kasia Tang in prep of the HR Hackathon

08th October 2020, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

You could argue that recruiters have always been well prepared to transition to remote work. We do a lot online and over the phone. But in all honesty, the collaboration isn’t always there, and this only got worse in the recent months. So to understand how to build technology that helps recruiters work better, let’s focus on three key areas: – How do recruiters work at the moment? – What are the biggest challenges for teams and individuals? – How are those teams supported by their management?

 

Nick Eaton

Nick spent 13 years living and working in Manchester before moving to Copenhagen 3yrs ago.  At Specsavers, the worlds largest privately owned optical retailer, he leads all recruitment and L&D activities across Northern European, supporting over 5,000 employees across 465 stores and 6 support offices.”

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The Corporate HR Panel on work from home strategies during and post-covid

05th November, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In this international Corporate HR Live Panel, Kerstin Plehwe, Germany’s top communication expert, will discuss with the panelists, what their companies did to set up the Corona remote work strategy, what they learned and what they are planning to do in the future to make remote and distributed teams work.

Dr. Jean Luc Vey

Dr Jean-Luc Vey was born in 1967 in South of France. After his PhD in Physics in Paris, he moved to Germany in 1995. He joined in 1999 the IT of the Deutsche Bank and is currently at the Digital Factory.  He is active in the field of LGBTIQ Diversity since 2000 and he is co-founder and board member of PROUT AT WORK (www.proutatwork.de).

Session Summary

Diversity Management today’s and future challenges

21st October 5 PM CEST on Youtube

It has always been and still is a big challenge to establish Diversity Management in a company, like all change processes. Added to that, today our society and workplace is rapidly and deeply changing. In his session, Jean-Luc will focus on the influence of our changing world and technologies on the implementation of Diversity.

 

 

 

Dr. Alexander Deicke

Managing Director of K11 Consulting GmbH, K11 Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and Certnex GmbH. Experienced Legal Interim Manager, General Counsel, Data Protection Officer, Specialist Lawyer for banking and capital market law, support for management and supervisory boards, Project Manager with several large and well-known companies.

Session Summary

Data Drives Distributed Workforces – Legal Aspects

04th November, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

The lawyer and data privacy expert Dr. Alexander Deicke provides background information about the legal questions concerning remote work from home, required hardware and tools and IT-security aspects, especially for employees from the HR department of international companies (strict German GDPR-Compliance).

Chad Sowash

An Army Infantry Drill Sergeant, cut his teeth in online recruiting in ’98 with Online Career Center before it was launched in ’99 as Monster.com. He helped build DirectEmployers from the ground up, steered RecruitMilitary toward revenue as CXO, and built Randstad’s very first military veteran hiring program. Today you can find him speaking at events, podcasting or just working his ass off as a Principal Partner at Catch 22 Consulting.

Miguel Encarnación

Miguel is the Managing Partner of Unifier Ventures, an early stage fund covering Europe and Southeast Asia. He previously managed a multi-family office in the Philippines, and grew the portfolio from 10 to 60 companies. He moved to Germany in 2017 and has completed 4 HRtech investments.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The HR Tech Investor Panel hosted by Chad Sowash

07th October, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In preparation of the next HR Hackathon online, podcaster and HR Tech critic Chad Sowash will host the international HR Tech investor live panel.

David Guérin

David comes from an operational and consultancy background. He previously ran the marketing efforts at a leading healthcare start-up in Mexico, and worked as a management consultant in LATAM.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The HR Tech Investor Panel hosted by Chad Sowash

07th October, 5PM CEST, on Youtube

In preparation of the next HR Hackathon online, podcaster and HR Tech critic Chad Sowash will host the international HR Tech investor live panel. During 45 minutes, Chad will ask the panelists, amongst other things, what HR Tech companies must bring to the table in order to receive funding.

Peter Balogh

Peter is angel investor and startup mentor, with over 30 investments, mostly in EdTech and HRTech companies. After a decade of building and selling one of Hungary’s most successful SW companies, with annual sales of over $100m, he has spent the last 5 years helping startups succeed – partly by investing his wealth, but mostly by sharing his experience, knowledge and network.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The HR Tech Investor Panel hosted by Chad Sowash

07th October, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In preparation of the next HR Hackathon online, podcaster and HR Tech critic Chad Sowash will host the international HR Tech investor live panel.

Michael Wilczak

Michael Wilczak is Chief Strategy Officer at iCIMS responsible for defining and managing the company’s investments in new growth initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, financial investments and strategic partnerships.  He has completed dozens of investments globally in the software and technology sector totaling more than $3bln.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: The HR Tech Investor Panel hosted by Chad Sowash

07th October, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

In preparation of the next HR Hackathon online, podcaster and HR Tech critic Chad Sowash will host the international HR Tech investor live panel.

 

Paul Mason

Paul Mason, Head of Digital at award-winning employer brand agency Ph.Creative Paul is Ph’s go-to expert on getting stuff seen across every digital platform under the sun. He’s a veritable fount of all knowledge on SEO, PPC, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and Google for Jobs, and uses this expertise to aid clients in talent attraction activities, getting their company and their vacancies seen and actioned by the right candidates.

Session Summary

A Google for Jobs Experiment: How you can optimise your Talent Attraction Strategy for Free!

13th October 2020, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

Talent attraction campaigns come in many shapes and sizes but how do you get the most out of it so you aren’t wasting that valuable marketing budget? Well, to ensure you’re ranking on page one of Google and attracting the right talent, Google for Jobs is cost-effective and can provide you with a great return, Paul Mason will show you how.

 

Daniel Nilsson

Daniel Nilsson is a sales and marketer by profession and is the co-founder of Up Strategy Lab & muchskills.com. He sits on the board of numerous companies in Sweden and has written a number of articles on developing successful partner programs and designing effective sales processes within organizations. He has helped to grow and scale various companies ranging from medtech to digital gaming marketplaces and lots more.

Session Summary

HR Hackathon: Connecting participants based on strengths & skills

29th October, 5 PM CEST on Youtube

For those that have participated in a Hackathon before, the struggle to identify complementing team members is real. In this session, we will cover how visualizing your Job Focus, Soft Skills and Technical Skills on MuchSkills can help you communicate your core strengths and discover individuals with skills your team needs.

James Whitelock

James has worked in recruitment marketing for over 15 years, working his way up from a web developer at Select Appointments to Digital Strategy Manager for The Empresaria Group and now Managing Director at ThinkinCircles. James loves to work with companies that are struggling to bring their vision to an online audience. He is also the host The Marketing Rules Podcast

Session Summary

How to create kick-ass video pitches for the HR Hackathon in no time

29th September, 5 PM CEST on YouTube

Knowing how to attract the attention of customers and investors to your new tech is key for any start-up. A great way to do this is with a product launch or pitch video. This gives you a chance to demonstrate the tech in action but also introduce the world to you and your team. In this video session James will take you through a few easy steps to create you pitch video form who you want to aim it at to tips on how to edit it. at low cost.

Tobias Jost

Tobias is HR’s “New Kid on the Block”. His TikTok videos are viewed millions of times a month. Pupils, students and young professionals trust him like no other. With his alter ego ‘Karriereguru’, Tobias is the biggest and most well known HR creator in Social Media (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

Session Summary

How to pitch your HR Hackathon prototype TikTok style

1st October, 6 PM CEST on YouTube

Join Eva Zils and Tobias Jost in their talk about how to create and post successful short videos on TikTok. For HR Hackathon participants, this session will be helpful to plan and record the video pitch for their prototype (that’s part of the submission requirements). In this session you will learn the following amongst other things we’ll discuss:

 

  • What is TikTok?
  • What’s so special about it?
  • How does TikTok work, especially their algorithm?
  • Who should be on TikTok and do video (and who shouldn’t)?
  • What is important to keep in mind when you record a pitch video TikTok style?