Gary Hamel Announced as Opening Keynote Speaker for UNLEASH America

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Las Vegas, NV – April 11, 2018 – UNLEASH America (formerly HR Tech World), the fastest-growing international show on the Future of Work & Technology, announced that Gary Hamel, one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, author and Professor at the London Business School will be the opening keynote speaker at its second U.S. conference taking place on May 15-16 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

One of the world’s leading experts on business strategy according to Fortune and the Co-founder of The Management Lab and the Management Information eXchange, Hamel will address attendees with his keynote entitled: ‘Humanocracy’, where he will explain the how of unleashing the latent entrepreneurial energy that exists deep within large, established organizations.

Hamel’s keynote will warn the audience that overly grand, top-down programs will almost surely fail.  Despite the fascination of policy-makers and pundits with the Valley’s unique capacity for “disruption,” the real challenge, as he will highlight, isn’t creating more entrepreneurial enclaves, but infusing the spirit of innovation in organizations.

“We are delighted having Gary again at an UNLEASH show. His insights and advice to organizations are always very insightful and extremely motivating.I am excited for our attendees who will return to their offices full of practical inspiration after his keynote,” says China Gorman, Managing Director, UNLEASH America.

“Tomorrow’s winners, as Gary will explain, are not those doing just one more re-organization. What’s needed is an approach that’s emergent, collaborative, iterative, and inescapable; one that is more open to innovation and less cultural revolution; revolutionary goals, evolutionary steps.”

Other keynotes in the UNLEASH America agenda include

  • Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer, Google X
  • Rachel Botsman, author, trust expert, visiting lecturer & researcher, Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford
  • Josh Bersin, Founder and Principal, Bersin by Deloitte
  • Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer, Microsoft
  • Jennifer Waldo, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, GE Digital
  • Shakti Jauhar, SVP, Global HR Operations and Shared Services, PepsiCo
  • Neil Irwin, Author, Senior Economics Correspondent, The New York Times
  • PANEL: Empowering women in TECH
    • Katelin Holloway, VP of People, Reddit
    • Kristen Robinson, CHRO, Pandora Music
    • Katarina Berg, Chief People Officer, Spotify

UNLEASH America is proud to be working with the biggest global market leaders who are sponsors of this year’s show including SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, IBM, LinkedIn, WalkMe, AppLearn, Ceridian, SumTotal, Ultimate Software, Avature, Infor, Workplace by Facebook, Cornerstone, Crossknowledge, CultureAmp, Smartrecruiters, O.C.Tanner, iCIMS, CareerBuilder and many more.

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UNLEASH (previously HR Tech World) is the largest and fastest-growing global network on a mission to inspire and transform the Future of Work & HR Technology. Our shows in the U.S. and Europe attract the world’s leading technology providers, entrepreneurs, visionaries, disrupters and doers, including Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ken Robinson, Rachel Botsman, Gary Vaynerchuk and many more. Our Startup Ecosystem is the biggest HR Technology community for the latest innovators and next-gen technologies that will change how we work and how work gets done. UNLEASH News keeps the conversation going year-round with provocative, engaging stories on the Future of Work & HR Technology. Find out more at

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