Google X, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, GE Digital and Microsoft to Speak at UNLEASH America

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World-renowned Future of Work & Technology event to host second U.S. show in Las Vegas May 15-16, 2018

Las Vegas, NV – January 31, 2018 –  Following the critical acclaim of its first U.S. event in San Francisco last year, UNLEASH America (formerly HR Tech World), the fastest-growing international show on the Future of Work & Technology will be welcoming back North America’s industry insiders, entrepreneurs and innovators in Las Vegas, May 15-16, 2018 at the Aria Resort & Casino. From companies such as Walgreens, Cisco, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and GE Digital to name a few – speakers will share knowledge about the latest challenges and trends on how new technology is disrupting the world of work.

For the first time ever, Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer from Google X will take to the stage with strategies and ideas to help you on your way to building a successful innovation factory. In his step-by-step approach, he will deliver critical insight into what works and what can change the world.

UNLEASH America will deliver its unique content via 100+ sessions and keynotes across 10 stages, including its Main Stage, Startup Stage, 2 demo stages as well as the HR Tech, Smart Data, Talent Management, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Wellbeing & Inclusion, Think Tank, Adoption and HR Tech Analysts tracks.

Other highlights from the first round of speakers are:

Jill Larsen, SVP Human Resources & Talent Acquisition, Cisco

Josh Bersin, Founder and Principal, Bersin by Deloitte

Jason Averbook, CEO & Co-Founder, LeapGen

Candice Morgan, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Pinterest

Curt Burghardt, VP HR Shared Services & HR Systems, Walgreens

Jennifer Waldo, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, GE Digital

Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer, Microsoft

Sjoerd Gehring, Global VP of Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience, Johnson & Johnson

Jim Hazboun, CHRO, Hyundai Capital America

Michael Kim, Head of HR, APAC, Spotify

Katelin Holloway, VP of People, Reddit

“UNLEASH has been the fastest growing HR Show in the World on the Future of Work and Technology over the last five years and following the success at our inaugural U.S. show in San Francisco last year, we’re excited to bring UNLEASH America to Las Vegas for the next two years!” said China Gorman, Managing Director, UNLEASH America. “The show will give attendees a platform to meet not only with vendors, but also the decision makers, visionaries and innovators shaping the way we work and get work done. I am thrilled to be part of this journey as we plan to scale the show to the next level.”

UNLEASH America is proud to be working with the biggest global market leaders who are sponsors of this year’s show including SAP SuccessFactors, IBM, WalkMe, Crossknowldge, CultureAmp, Smartrecruiters, O.C.Tanner, iCIMS and CareerBuilder.

For more information about the first lineup of speakers visit


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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In 2018:

UNLEASH Conference & Expo, London ExCeL, 20-21 March 2018

UNLEASH America, The Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, 15-16 May 2018

UNLEASH World Conference & Expo, Amsterdam RAI, 23-24 October 2018

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