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HR Forum - hosted by Oracle Corporation Canada

October 27, 2011

ITAC HR Forum - "Build your Financial Acumen and HR Strategy: How to Develop and Deploy it Successfully!"
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Please take note that the next HR Forum meeting is scheduled for October 27, 2011, and is being hosted by Oracle Corporation in Mississauga.  Please mark your calendars accordingly!

As your organization's business strategy evolves to ensure success in the market, is your HR strategy aligned and integrated to achieve maximum effect? Do you have the right strategy and people in place? Please join us on October 27 to gain invaluable knowledge of how to effectively develop and deploy the right HR strategy using the right processes and key principles to support your business' success. During this time, also bolster your financial acumen. Your company's earnings and financials provide a lot of insight into its challenges and successes - learn how to make sense of all this data, find out which metrics are key to the IT industry, and understand what information your fellow managers are focusing on to assess the performance and financial health of your company.


"HR Strategy: An HR Professional's Guide to Developing and Deploying it Successfully"
Dominic Chow, Senior Manager, Deloitte

As an HR business partner you are on the crest of an evolution from what was once a compliance role 20 years ago to a business advisor role 10 years ago to what has become a strategic business role. Taking this one step further, how can you more effectively develop and deploy the right HR strategy that is fully integrated with the business? What planning tools & processes do you need to employ, and what key principles do you need to adhere to?

This discussion will focus on how to facilitate the right conversations when you are 'back at the office' to ensure that your organization's HR strategy is robust, absolutely aligned, fully integrated, as well as rapidly developed and deployed to maximum effect.


"Building our Financial Acumen"
Brian Piccioni, CFA, BMO Capital Markets

Company Financial Metrics - Insight into what the Street thinks about your company

When a company releases its earnings and financials, they can provide insight into the performance, efficiency, and profitability of a firm.  With a large amount of financial data, there are key metrics that are more relevant when evaluating the IT industry.  Since a company’s HR interacts with all areas of the firm, there are certain analytics that the Street uses in their analysis to give them insight into the challenges and successes of the company.  For the non-financial manager, understanding what your fellow managers and the Street are looking at, will give you insight into the past performance and financial health of your firm.


The ITAC HR Forum meetings are open to all HR professionals of ITAC member companies at no cost. We are pleased to also invite HR professionals of non-member companies in the Hi Tech sector for a $60 fee. A light breakfast and lunch are provided. Please forward this email to co-workers and colleagues who are interested in attending and/or who wish to be added to the mailing list. HR Forum meetings are a great opportunity for professional development and information sharing.

When: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. EDT
Where: Oracle Corporation Canada, 100 Milverton Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5R 3P4
Map and directions

Click here to register online or email by October 25.

Members from outside the GTA who cannot attend in person may join by teleconference: (416) 343-2653; ID number 1986154#.  Please advise in advance.

HR Forum meetings are a great opportunity for professional development and information sharing.



Welcome and Introductions
-        Sheryl Heldson-Baker, Oracle
-        Bruce Markowitz, Unisys

ITAC Update
-        Micheline Lepage

"HR Strategy: An HR Professional's Guide to Developing and Deploying it Successfully"
-        Dominic Chow, Deloitte

"Building our Financial Acumen"
-        Brian Piccioni, CFA, BMO Capital Markets

Lunch and Roundtable discussion


HR Forum Co-Chairs
-        Sheryl Helsdon-Baker, Oracle
-        Bruce Markowitz, Unisys


We hope to see you there!  Please do not hesitate to contact Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events, ITAC, with any questions:
Office: (613) 238-4822 x 2245
Cell: (613) 791-1261