HORSHAM, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - Human Resource Executive® today announced details of one of the most anticipated sessions of the 14th Annual HR Technology® Conference and Exposition - "The Second Annual Great Technology Debate" between two of the world's leading experts on HR technology: Jason Averbook, co-founder and CEO of Knowledge Infusion, and Naomi Lee Bloom, managing partner of Bloom & Wallace. The great debate will be held on Tuesday, October 4, from 8:45-10 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

Averbook, dubbed the "Colossus of Minneapolis," and Bloom, the "Thriller from Ft. Myers," will face off in point-counterpoint style, debating the hottest issues in the industry. These may include:

  • If SaaS delivery prevails over on-premise software, what should practitioners be thinking about their last generation installed systems?
  • Is Talent Management dying as a separate category?
  • How should mobile applications be done right?
  • What are the right uses for social software?
  • What keeps companies from getting started with workforce analytics?

Many attendees will hold off on making decisions about these critical HR issues and others until they hear what Averbook and Bloom have to say. Attendees can take part by asking the industry titans direct questions about the significant challenges they face as HR professionals.

"The battle is drawn! In our 14-year effort to help conference attendees get the business benefits out of technology for HR, we are delivering a sensational session that pits two of our most highly-regarded HR technology thought-leaders head-to-head to discuss the most critical topics of the day. Preparations started on June 6 for them to share their unique HR technology visions and viewpoints," stated Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist, Human Resource Executive® magazine and Co-Chairman, HR Technology® Conference & Exposition.

As CEO of Knowledge Infusion, Averbook is responsible for the groundbreaking vision and strategy that has propelled the organization in just six years to become a recognized leader in HR consulting. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the HR and the technology industry, Averbook works closely with clients as the executive lead on strategic consulting engagements.

Bloom is a leading independent voice, business/platform strategy consultant and thought-leader in the HR technology/HRO industry. She has acted as a change agent and HRM delivery systems strategist/coach for global corporate and Federal agency clients, an advisor on business strategy and product/service design to several generations of HRM software vendors and HR outsourcing providers, and a provider of competitive insight and due diligence for the investment community.

The HR Technology® conference held October 3-5, 2011, in Las Vegas, is the "Annual Town Meeting" of thousands of professionals from a dozen countries who gather to share their expertise and challenges in all forms of technology for HR. In addition to senior HR practitioners, every major industry analyst, consultant, blogger and vendor regularly attends. This year's event will focus on three critical areas: Talent Management, Social and Mobile, and Workforce Analytics and Planning. Among the conference's many new features are the Candidate Experience Awards, recognizing companies for delivering outstanding talent acquisition experiences to their job applicants. During the conference, the winners of the Candidate Experience Awards will be announced, along with the recipients of the Human Resource Executive® Top 10 HR Products of 2011 awards.

More details about the HR Technology® Conference and Exposition can be found at http://www.HRTechnologyConference.com or call 1-800-727-1227.

About the HR Technology® Conference
Now in its 14th year, the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition is acknowledged as the industry's leading event. The complete agenda for this year's conference can be found at http://www.HRTechnologyConference.com and discussions are available at the conference's popular LinkedIn group. Follow the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition on Twitter at @HRTechConf and search hashtag #HRTechConf for further updates.