Oracle Vice President of HCM Strategy to Deliver Opening Keynote at IHRIM 2011 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, announced today that Oracle’s Vice President of Human Capital Management Strategy, Gretchen Alarcon, will deliver the opening keynote address at its 2011 Conference and Technology Exposition. The annual event will be held May 15-18, 2011 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center on the Potomac, just minutes outside of Washington DC.

The keynote, `Putting People First: Exploring the New Era of HR Technology,’ will highlight some of the advances in technology and how they are making it possible for modern HR applications to reflect the way professionals really work. Additionally, Ms. Alarcon will address how the latest business intelligence tools not only put information right at your fingertips, it can even help you look ahead and be prepared for upcoming workforce changes.

“We are excited to welcome Ms. Alarcon to the IHRIM stage for her keynote and look forward to hearing about Oracle’s vision for the new era of HR technology,” said Lynne Mealy, CEO of IHRIM. “Known for her ability to create a compelling strategic vision with focus and flexibility, Ms. Alarcon’s message of putting people first is sure to be a hit.”

Gretchen Alarcon is Vice President, Human Capital Management Strategy at Oracle. Ms. Alarcon leads the strategy team responsible for applications that enable companies to align their workforce goals and business objectives. Ms. Alarcon brings more than 15 years of industry experience to Oracle’s strategy organization. Prior to joining Oracle, she spent over four years at PeopleSoft working closely with customers and contributing to the direction of the company’s talent management and recruiting applications.

For more than 30 years, IHRIM’s annual event has brought international thought leaders in the HRIM community and business leaders together to exchange innovative ideas and share best practices, as well as build and strengthen valuable relationships. The 2011 conference will be no exception, providing attendees with more than 50 educational sessions designed to increase knowledge of best practices and trends on topics such as workforce metrics & analytics, social media and Web 2.0, talent management, Software as a Service (SaaS), workforce planning and recruiting, data privacy, and HR systems selection & implementation.

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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 30 years, 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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