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HR Forum: The 7 Predictions & 4 Keys Words that will change your HR World

May 23, 2013

The next ITAC HR Forum meeting is Thursday, May 23, 2013, hosted by Canada in Toronto.   Please register and mark your calendars accordingly!

At the ITAC HR Forum on May 23rd,  NorthgateArinso will present the 7 prediction & trends made back in Dec 2012, provide an update to those predictions and bring you the insight you need to manage the fast pace of change.  Click here to download the white paper.

From learn how these four words 1) SOCIAL 2) OPEN 3) INTERACTIVE 4) DYNAMIC will change the way you think about your current and future HR business practices and the solutions that you choose.

8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in, networking and continental breakfast
(compliments of Canada)
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome, introductions, opening comments and ITAC update Sheryl Helsdon Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys
Micheline Lepage, ITAC
Rick Croft, Director BD, NorthgateArinso
Lydia Madonia, ES Director, Canada
9:15 - 10:30 am

“NGA Predicts the 7 Most Important Themes Facing HR in 2013 – How Are We Doing To Date?”
Michael Custers, will help put these trends into context and bring you the insight you need to manage the fast pace of change.

Michael Custers
Vice President of Global Alliances and Strategic Marketing,
10:30 - 10:45 am Networking Break  
10:45 - 12:15 pm “HR Technologies and Apps”
Performance Management and Coaching: How new apps and technology are changing the way we assess performance and keep in touch with our employees.
David Priemer (
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch and roundtable discussion All

When May 23, 2013
Time 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location Canada
10 Bay Street, Suite 400,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N8
South of Toronto Union Station (5 min walk) outdoor parking on the north side of building off Bay/south of Lakeshore

Register Click here to register or by email to by May 20

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

Meeting Host:
Lydia Madonia, Canada

Meeting Moderators:
Lydia Madonia, Canada
Rick Croft, NorthgateArinso

Michael Custers currently serves as VP Marketing for NorthgateArinso, overseeing worldwide marketing activities, including analyst & public relations, product marketing, event & lead management, branding, and CRM. Michael joined NorthgateArinso in 2005, as Director Investor Relations & Communications. In his current role, Michael helps NorthgateArinso translate the many advantages of HR technology to customer-oriented business benefits, working with customers, analysts, and journalists.

David Priemer, a scientist turned serial tech entrepreneur.  David was one of the founding members of Rypple, the worlds first Social Performance Management platform. Following the acquisition of Rypple by salesforce and rebranding as, David currently serves as the VP of Sales for Previously, David served as Sales Director at Varicent Software, and Director of Solutions Consulting at Workbrain. David holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Atmospheric Science from York University and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.