Peter is Director Research & Development for HRN. His interest is in bringing together businesses, and the people who led and manage them, to create the future of work.


Set your controls for London – following our flagship annual HR Tech Europe gathering in Amsterdam in late October, the 2014 London HR Tech Europe Spring Warm-up is back in the on 27 March in the heart of the city at the QE2 Conference Centre.

Moving beyond what HR does and focusing more on how technology can enable the business to do HR. The future is now more about how IT and HR will work together, and how IT and HR are changing not simply their own roles within the business but changing the business itself.  At our last event we saw organizations from 42 nations representing as many as 15 million employees in terms of influence. The Spring Warm-up brings you more of the same in a more intimate and focused setting.

There is very much a sense that Technology is the last chance saloon for HR as a function; the processes and technologies required to drive business strategies today require a complete “re-imagination” of the HR function – HR professionals need to embrace technology or become part of the legacy. The workplace, and how employees interact with each other and with their employers has changed forever as technology drives the biggest change in the world of work since the industrial revolution, and that change is happening NOW.  There is no hiding place and the impact on strategies and processes from strategic workforce planning, through to learning, training, talent acquisition and retention, employee interaction and smart workforces etc. is unparalleled.

A few of the Highlights and Speakers you will experience in London on 27 March:

London University Professor Adrian Furnham, one of the top 3 most influential HR Thinkers and influencers, will look at how organsations can quantify and measure the desire for technological change and deliver an in depth session on a people based approach to HR Technology change and transformation.

Leading Global HR Tech industry commentator Jason Averbook will present a Masterclass with tools and templates on how to execute & implement a workplace technology strategy.

Analyst and European HR Tech industry commentator David Wilson will explode some of the myths in  the HCM & Talent management systems marketplace and propose a strategy  for the Next Generation of systems and applications.

In addition Senior HR Practitioners will bring you their stories of how HR and IT have together made a measurable difference.  Giving you unique access to their experience, and an opportunity for focused discussion on how new systems and software are being effectively implemented to create the next wave of change.  HR Tech Europe provides your team with a therapeutic dose of energy for 2014! The only no-nonsense International HR Event in London that will connect you with peers, industry luminaries as well as the latest HR, Talent and Learning insights, trends, tools and strategies. Agenda sessions include:

• How a Recovering European Economy increases momentum & investment in Next Generation HR, Talent & Learning Technologies.
• HR Technology – Why you won’t and can’t manage without it. Mobile, Social and Cloud go mainstream in 2014!
• HR: Our Time is NOW! What matters now? The Innovations and Game Changers in HR.
• Real Change, Change Readiness (HR, IT & Business) – How HR is Making a Difference.
• Culture Change: Killing some of the “old thinking” once and for all. Knocking some sense into the “HR-Bashing” departments!
• How a $2B Revenue Retailer’s HR & Learning Department impacted on the bottom line using HR Technology and a play on Big Data!
• Big Data HR is now a reality: Network Case Studies and How to Create a Master Data Model to deal with more data than ever before!

Join us in London – Book a Place Today  or Call Us Direct on +44 20 34 689 689 – Ensure your place is reserved! Or get in touch with a member of the team.  Be sure to get your Winter Bird discount before 22 January with the code BL15

We look forward to welcoming you in London! You have found an HR community that is making a difference, and is fast changing the world of work across Europe.

HRN Europe promises you entertainment, hospitality and a warm welcome and we always close the day with a cocktail party for all attendees. More than anything we want you to enjoy the best conferencing & networking experience in the industry. We will give you the access you need to the best speakers, content, solution suppliers, industry peers and research allowing you and your team to go back to the office and take intelligent action!