Tech Tours by HRWins

Maximize your time at UNLEASH Spring. Navigate the expo floor and get help finding the best solutions for your needs in the category you’re searching with an independent analyst from HRWins, providing Tech Tours exclusively at UNLEASH.

With 150+ vendors on the expo floor at UNLEASH Spring – many of whom have multiple offerings – ensure you find the vendors with the right solution for your needs by signing up for a 45-minute Tech Tour, led by globally-recognised independent analysts George LaRocque and Madeline Laurano.

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Tour format


Each 45-minute tour will be led by an expert market analyst, and include stops at eight or more vendor booths, with commentary from the expert analyst in your personal headset and the opportunity for you to hear from the vendors.

Laser Focus


Your tour experience begins before the show, with a briefing call with the analyst in which you can describe the challenges you’re looking to overcome. The analysts then tailor the tours and vendor stops to align with the priorities of the tour-goers.

Analyst Review


At the end of the tour you’ll receive notes on each of the vendors visited, an exclusive categorized market map of all of the vendors exhibiting at UNLEASH, a selection of industry reports, as well as any further recommendations relevant to the tour focus. The analysts are also available after the show for follow-up advisory calls to debrief on the technology shown.

Talent Acquisition Tour

March 24th, 10.30am-11.15am

Let leading independent analysts guide you through the increasingly complex talent acquisition technology landscape with vendors offering more capabilities and creating new categories, to help you find both core systems and an ecosystem of providers to help you attract, engage and retain top talent.  This Tech Tour will provide insights on the leading and emerging providers in areas such as: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing; Candidate engagement; Automation; Assessments; Candidate Communication; ATS; Onboarding; Talent Acquisition Analytics; and Internal Mobility

Employee Experience Tour

March 24th; 1.30pm-2.15pm

Explore the technology being leveraged to deliver a next-level employee experience with market experts as you rethink your strategies and technology options as you build a new framework for empowering their workforce through a better experience. Putting the employee first to create the best employee experience requires better communication, a strong understanding of company culture, and the right technology investment. This Tech Tour will provide insights on the leading providers in areas such as: Rewards and Recognition; Employee Communication; Employee Performance; Employee Engagement; Pulse Surveys; Career Development; Wellbeing; Learning; and Talent Analytics
Principal Analyst and Founder of HRWINS, George has more than 25 years in the HCM industry. A former practitioner in talent acquisition, talent management, and HR, he turned technology vendor executive for some of the market's largest HR technology brands. He is the publisher of HRWins global research and reports on workforce trends and related innovation in tech. He helps employers understand the trends that are impacting their workforce today and in the future.

George LaRocque Founder, HRWins

Core HR, HCM, Innovation and Digital Transformation Tech Tour

March 25th: 10.30am-11.15am

Discover the tech that’s disrupting categories across all of HR with market analysts providing you exclusive insights. As you rethink your strategies and technology in HCM, innovation plays a major role in helping to improve efficiencies and the overall experience. Much of this innovation involves the ability to use data to drive decisions. This Tech Tour will look at the following areas: AI; Machine Learning; Automation; Blockchain; Communication; Core HR; Workforce Management; Payroll; and Predictive Analytics

NextGen Innovation - the latest innovations Tour

March 25th: 1.30pm-2.15pm

Leading independent analysts guide you through the latest in emerging technology innovations across all HR technology categories. Learn which HR tech is receiving the most global VC investment, which new technologies are seeing more rapid adoption. Largely, but not exclusively, focused on startups the analysts will also look at innovations from larger vendors as well.
Madeline’s primary focus over the last 12+ years has been on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her work helps companies both validate and reevaluate their strategies and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. She has watched HCM transform from a back-office function to a strategic company initiative with a focus on partnerships, experience and efficiency. Before Aptitude Research Partners, Madeline held research roles at Aberdeen, Bersin by Deloitte, ERE Media and Brandon Hall Group.

Madeline Laurano Founder, Aptitude Research

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