In just a few days, the HR community will descend upon Las Vegas for the industry’s event of the year: the 14th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo. I understand from my good friend Bill Kutik, co-chair of the conference, that registration numbers are through the roof and we can expect record attendance.
Why then, when many conferences in our industry are in decline, does this conference continue to grow? I have a few quick thoughts on the topic:
Workday certainly anticipates this event and is busily preparing many different opportunities for you to learn about us, and for us to listen to your business needs. We also plan to have a great deal of fun—it is one of our core values here at Workday. By the way, our customers are fun to hang out with, too.
So how can we connect? We’ll be wearing our vendor garb, so you can just grab one of us (not literally) if you see us around, but here are the official touch points:
At the booth, you’ll have the opportunity to connect directly with our customers and hear their unvarnished opinions of Workday, including 15-minute presentations by CareFusion, Lenovo, McKee Foods, VeriFone, and Zappos on the benefits they’ve achieved with Workday. There’s no excuse not to stop by, even if you spent hours with us last year. We’ve had three updates—that’s over 450 new features—since last year’s show, and we will be previewing some features from our fall update that you will definitely want in your hands and the hands of your executives ASAP.
And if that’s not enough to grab you, we’re also giving away a PlayStation 3 after Monday’s session and a $250 Zappos gift card on Tuesday. High-end swag.
So when your boss asks you what you learned in Vegas, don’t miss the opportunity to share what we are up to at Workday. If your boss is at the top of his or her game, they will likely ask more about next-generation alternatives to the stuff you’ve got now.
We hope to see you and get to know you at the show!