Kasia Borowicz works as Social Recruiting Trainer for Lightness, an employer branding consultancy in Poland. She started in recruitment using social media to identify candidates online, she’s worked in a number of industries from investment banking to startups.
She’s also gained broader HR experience as a Head of Talent for a startup incubator in London.
Matt Buckland has over 13 years experience in recruitment and selection for a variety of businesses and industries across the world. Whilst currently leading the Talent team at Lyst, he has also led teams at Bloomberg, ThoughtWorks, Getco, Criteo and Facebook.
He was recently named as one of LinkedIn UK’s Power Profiles and is the onscreen expert in an upcoming BBC 2 TV show about the application of new thinking in recruitment to traditional businesses.
Ralf Buechsenschuss is an experienced People Analytics Manager. He started his career in Finance / Internal Audit before moving to HR to drive the Analytics journey. Ralf holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (Open University of London / Cooperative State University of Stuttgart) and a MBA in Global Management (IE Business School, Spain).
He has a broad experience in HR Strategy, HR Transformation and People Analytics.
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Angelo Ciaramella is well experienced in the whole life cycle of state of the art Talent Acquisition. From Active Sourcing, Talent Pooling, Relationship Management, Storytelling to Employer Branding. From a single source, strategically and hands-on. His approach bases on the science of praxeology and highly service oriented communication. “It’s crucial to attract by knowing the talent’s needs, not only what an employer has to offer”.
Angelo recently implemented talent acquisition at the leading Swiss media group Tamedia and runs his consulting company since 2011 with offices in Zurich and Frankfurt.
EMEA Talent Acquisition Manager UK & Northern Europe
Manuel Heichlinger has been working in Talent Acquisition for over 10 years in Germany and the UK. During this time he gained experience at numerous household names in the professional services, staffing and technology sector recruiting talent across EMEA from graduate up to executive level. In his current role at LinkedIn he manages all recruiting for the UK & Northern Europe. Manuel is very passionate about diversity, inclusion & belonging as well as creating a beautiful candidate experience for all LinkedIn applicants. One thing that is not on his LinkedIn profile is that he became an uncle for the first time last year
Karin Helmstaedt, a Canadian native, is an award winning journalist, writer, culture correspondent, producer and presenter. Her work includes Deutsche Welle-TV. Karin represented Canada’s national swim team, and studied Physical and Health Education and Literature in Toronto and Montreal before moving to Paris, where she studied French Literature at the Sorbonne.
She currently resides in Berlin and hosts events all over Europe.
Simon Hill, an innovation leader and expert, is CEO and founder of innovation software company Wazoku. He is an active author, blogger and speaker on topics relating to collaborative innovation, crowdsourcing, co-creation, interpreneurship and more. His expertise has been recognised extensively, being awarded the prestigious title of Guardian SME Leader of the Year 2014 and noted as a Top 15 influencer in crowdsourcing both in 2013 and 2014. He is also an Angel Investor and advisor to several B2B and B2C early stage tech businesses.
Hilary Klassen is currently Head of Human Resources at simplesurance. Her career has spanned the airline, management consulting, adtech and insurtech industries. She’s also started her own business, is a co-founder of a secret HR society and an active mentor in new tech. American born, with a passion for all things international, she’s lived in Europe and traveled globally for the past 12 years.
Her motto: positively changing the perception of the HR function to help shape the future of work.
Mats Kristensen has a Master of Management from the Norwegian Business School, specializing in leadership development, HR and performance management. He also has a Bachelor in Leadership from the Military Academy. He has over 10 years’ experience in international business after 9-year career as a military leader.
He has extensive experience within the full breadth of HR and solid experience as a facili tator of learning, both face-to-face and on virtual platforms.
Pa Sinyan is Country-Manager Germany at Gallup. In his role, he supports global clients to drive behavioural change across their organisations.
Pa leverages Gallup’s cutting-edge insights in the science of behavioural economics and decision-making to support leaders and consult them on structural and behavioural interventions to better engage employees, customers and suppliers.
Kenneth Wegner is an international sales and business oriented HRD with solid bottom line results through resource optimization and increased customer satisfaction and increased employee engagement. Kenneth is a strong team player in relation to the CEO, Board and the rest of the management group in international large scale companies. Kenneth is used to implementing and running Talent Management Programs, Organisational Development plans, implementation of new technology, so that every employee is pulling in the right direction. He has a great understanding of making complex organisational strategy issues less complicated for all employees to understand roles and responsibilities.