HR Technology Expert Jason Averbook to Keynote at IHRIM 2014 Conference and Technology Exposition

The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, is pleased to announce that Jason Averbook, Chief Business Innovation Officer at Appirio, will deliver the opening keynote address at its premier event – the HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Exposition (IHRIM 2014) – in Anaheim, California. Designed to showcase innovations, solutions and best practices in HR Systems and HR Information Management, IHRIM 2014 will be held June 1-4, 2014 at the Anaheim Marriott.

Jason will present ‘2014 and Beyond: How HR and IT Professionals Must Adapt and Adopt to Meet the Demands of Today’s Workplace on Monday, June 2 at 8:30 a.m. The keynote will highlight the future of work, an understanding of what HR will need to do to prepare for the continued transformation of the workplace and how what we now and do today will look massively different into the future. Jason will also be highlighting and signing his upcoming book “HR From Now to Next” as part of the event.

“We are delighted to have Jason serve as the opening keynote speaker at IHRIM 2014,” said Lynne Mealy, President/CEO of IHRIM. “Jason has been a tireless leader in helping businesses and technology leaders around the world think differently about the future of the workplace, and we are sure that he will bring his wit and wisdom to the IHRIM stage.”

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to keynote the major IHRIM of event of the year in 2014,” said Jason Averbook, Chief Innovation Officer of Appirio. “I have been a member of IHRIM for more than a decade and am thrilled to be able to give back to an organization that truly gave me my roots in this exciting, ever-changing industry.”

Jason was formerly the CEO and co-founder Knowledge Infusion, which was acquired by Appirio in 2012. While at Knowledge Infusion, Jason was responsible for the vision and strategy that propelled the company to be the recognized leader in HR consulting. Jason is deeply involved in the global HR community and frequently contributes to publications that include Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Talent Management Magazine, HR Executive and Workforce Management.

“HR Technology is undergoing many exciting and significant changes as technology, consumer behavior and business models evolve daily, creating new opportunities to empower workforces worldwide and connect teams across the ecosystem,” said Jason. “IHRIM 2014 is the perfect venue to convene with industry leaders about the importance of meeting today’s workforce on their turf.”

Providing attendees with more than 50 educational sessions, the IHRIM 2014 conference will equip attendees with best practices and trends on topics such as talent management, HR metrics, workforce analytics, social media, global systems selection and implementation and HR technology strategy. In these sessions, industry leaders will share with attendees their up-to-the-minute expertise and insight. An advance copy of the IHRIM 2014 program can be seen here.

Early Bird Full Registrations received by March 31, 2014 provide the best value for your conference registration, and include full access to IHRIM 2014 educational sessions; the Expo Hall; Sunday’s Get Connected Reception; Tuesday Evening’s Reception; and all breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks Monday through Wednesday.

For more information about the IHRIM 2014 event, visit

About the IHRIM Conference and Technology Exposition
Each year, IHRIM packs the best HRMS education, information and networking into its annual conference. For more than three decades, IHRIM’s conferences have offered attendees the perfect blend of networking, education and technological solutions to issues facing HR and HR systems professionals. Created by industry experts and senior level practitioners who have firsthand knowledge of the issues and challenges facing HR and HR information management professionals, IHRIM’s educational program is created with attendees and their organizations in mind.

About the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
IHRIM is the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry. Since 1980, IHRIM has been the only membership association for HR technology professionals, advancing the industry by providing unparalleled education and professional development opportunities through its annual conference, educational courses and webinars. IHRIM is a community of experts – a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty that continues to grow, not just in numbers, but in its scope of knowledge and information.
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