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HR Open Standards 2018 Annual Meeting

HR Open Standards 2018

Toronto, ON, Canada | April 5-6, 2018

Join us in Toronto to discover HR technology trends in 2018 and how HR technology standards provide your organization the best competitive advantage in an ever-evolving market. Sessions include trending keynotes, real-world implementation case studies, hands-on development workgroups, and more.

The HR Open annual conference brings together technology providers, HR professionals, and global standards advocates to promote awareness and adoption of the consortium’s HR data exchange standards.

HR Open Standards Consortium is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for up to 9 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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Event Registration


  • Non-member: $695 USD
  • Member: $395 USD
  • Student: $99


If you have any issues while registering, please send your first and last name, email, phone, and company name to

Hotel Registration

225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3

There is a block of rooms reserved for the conference.
Book online here or by calling +1-800-235-4670 and referencing “HR Open Standards Consortium”.

Recommended Airports

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)


Transportation to/from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

  • Taxis are available from passenger pickup area.
  • Toronto Pearson is close to several major transit routes, so it’s easy to get to all corners of the GTA by public transit. Union Pearson Express passes are available for $12.35 CAD (one way) to/from YYZ to Union Station. It takes approximately 25 minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Check out the Union Pearson Express website here for train schedules and additional information. Union station is quick cab/Uber ride or a brisk 3 minute (270 m) walk from the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel.


Thursday, April 5
Caledon Humber Haliburton
8:30 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 9:15 President’s Welcome
9:15 9:30 Workgroup Summary
9:30 10:30 Keynote Somen Mondal:
When AI Meets HR Data, Trends and the Future of Recruiting
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 11:45 Dan DebowImpacts of AI and HR Technology on Business Strategy
11:45 12:45 Lunch
12:45 1:45 General Session Duane Brown:
The Fireproof Employee: How to Identify and Cultivate a Corporate Superstar
1:45 2:45  AI Panel Noel Webb, Dan Debow, Somen Mondal, David Shak, Mahesh Kharade (facilitator):
AI and HR – Separating Reality from Hype
2:45 3:00 Break
3:00 4:00 Steven Van Alstine:
Current and Emerging Payroll Issues
Andrew Cunsolo, Ingolf Teetz:
Leveraging Microservice Architecture and HR Open Standards in Enterprise HR
4:00 5:00 Charles St. Louis:
Blockchain & HR: How They Intertwine
Jeanne Kitchens, Robert Sheets, Stuart SuttonCredential and Competency Ecosystem and Benefits to Employers  
Friday, April 6
Caledon Humber Haliburton
8:30 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 10:00 Keynote Benoit Hardy-Vallee:
Artificial Intelligence and Human Experience in the Workplace
10:00 10:45 Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup
10:45 11:00 Break
11:00 12:00 Matt Gee, Jeanne Kitchens, Robert Sheets, Stuart Sutton, Jason Tyszko, Andrew Cunsolo (facilitator):
Exploring the Convergence of Web 3.0 Technologies to Improve the Talent Marketplace
 Jeff Waldman: The world of work has changed immensely, and will continue to do so. How you scale HR is through technology.

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