Rob Adams

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Jill Larsen

Working Smarter - How to use Talent Intelligence to Attract and Retain the Best Candidates

Jill Larsen SVP, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition - Cisco

In today’s ultra-competitive hiring market, companies are finding it more difficult to attract qualified candidates to fill key roles. Once identified, top candidates will often have several competing offers to consider. How do we, as employers, deal with these obstacles and ensure we have the best talent to achieve our business objectives?

Jill Larsen will share how Cisco addressed this challenge by harnessing the power of technology. She will describe how artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive data helped fill the organization’s candidate pipeline, matched candidates to open roles, uncovered talent pools in key skill areas and identified when there was a better job match with an internal candidate. She will also highlight why the experience for both candidates and employees is a critical component to both attraction and retention.



Karim Jalbout

How Data Science Will Augment Human Judgment but Never Replace It

Karim Jalbout Partner - Egon Zehnder

Technology is already changing the way we think about both talent recruitment and development. But will sophisticated data science replace human judgment, or enhance it? Karim Jalbout, a partner at Egon Zehnder with a focus on distributive companies, will discuss how AI is still not there when it comes to the world of talent. He’ll also share lessons and learnings from his perch at this leading global executive search firm as it further develops its predictive and talent insights capabilities.





Networking Break

Matt Shore

How AI is Revolutionizing Recruiting & Hiring

Matt Shore President - StevenDouglas

Artificial intelligence is fast establishing itself as a game-changer for recruiting – enabling organizations to more readily identify and hire candidates. The following panel comprised of experts from both corporate HR and executive search discuss how they are looking at AI as they navigate through rapidly moving technologies.

Rick DeRose
Founder / Managing Partner

Nachi Junankar
CEO & Founder
Avrio AI

Chantrelle Nielsen
Senior Director of Research & Strategy
Microsoft Workplace Analytics 

Carrie Pryor
Managing Partner
Greenwich Harbor Partners



Anshul Sheopuri

How AI Will Transform The Talent Game

Anshul Sheopuri Director, People Analytics and Cognitive Offerings - IBM

AI is transforming industries and professions. The daily life of a marketer, an HR professional, a doctor and a safety inspector will be very different five years ago from today. Anshul Sheopuri, director of people analytics at IBM, will discuss how AI is driving this change – and how companies can enable this transformation.





Jeff Schwartz

How to be Prepared to Work Alongside Robots and AI

Jeff Schwartz Principal - Deloitte Consulting

According to the “Global Human Capital Trends of 2018” report by Deloitte, 41 percent of companies reported they have fully implemented cognitive and AI technologies within their workforce and another 34 percent said they’re in the midst of adopting programs. However, only 17 percent of global executives feel they are ready to manage a workforce with people, robots and AI working side by side. It’s the lowest readiness level for a trend in the five years of the Global Human Capital Trends survey.



John Jersin

AI - Recruiter's New Super Power

John Jersin Senior Director of Product Management / Head of Talent Solutions Products - LinkedIn

John Jersin, product leader for LinkedIn’s talent solutions products, will discuss how harnessing the power of AI and machine learning allows recruiters to focus on what matters most: Finding not only the best possible candidates, but the ones most likely to be interested and make an immediate impact.

Today, having the best people is more critical for the success of a company than ever before. But, speed matters. Therefore, the pressure is on for recruiters.



Michael D'Ambrose

HR in the Age of AI

Michael D'Ambrose SVP & CHRO - Archer Daniels Midland Co.

In this keynote address, ADM senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO), Michael D’Ambrose, will share his insights on the rise of AI, drawing perspective from his 35-year HR career. In the rapidly evolving AI landscape, he will discuss implications for the broad HR function with a targeted look at attracting, onboarding and retaining top talent. He will also offer an extraordinary preview of the early steps ADM is taking to capitalize on AI technology.



Rob Adams

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media

About the Event

Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 250 HR Leaders, AI professionals and executive recruiters at the Harvard Club in New York on October 24, 2018. Our purpose is to explore how companies are using artificial intelligence to source talent. AI and other emerging technologies are already changing businesses around the world. But for the people business, a complete overhaul of how talent is identified, communicated with and hired is about to fundamentally change.

Sourcing Talent with AI: How Automated Technologies are Transforming the Search for People’ will include top representatives from leading companies, including: Michael D’Ambrose, SVP & CHRO at Archer Daniel Midland; Chantrelle Nielsen, senior director of research & strategy at Microsoft Workplace Analytics; Karim Jalbout, partner at Egon Zehnder; John Jersin, senior director of product management – head of talent solutions products at LinkedIn; Jill Larsen, SVP human resources & talent acquisition at Cisco; Jeff Schwartz, principal at Deloitte Consulting; Anshul Sheopuri, director people analytics & cognitive offerings at IBM; Matthew Shore, president of Steven Douglas; Nachi Junankar, founder & CEO at Avrio AI; Rick DeRose, founder of Acertitude and Carrie Pryor, managing partner at Greenwich Harbor Partners.

Among HR professionals and executive search consultants, the adoption of artificial intelligence is at a very early stage. But make no mistake! AI and automated technologies are about to transform the search for people. “AI is an enabling technology,” said Hunt Scanlon Media chief executive Scott A. Scanlon. “In the global hunt for talent, AI empowers greater evaluative & predictive accuracy along with speed – the two most critical components of every recruitment lifecycle.”

We invite you to come learn how AI is presenting the biggest opportunity yet for businesses to reimagine how they organize, recruit, develop, manage, engage and retain talent.

Join our exclusive network of 250 recruiters and people professionals on October 27, 2018 at the prestigious Harvard Club of New York. Our thought-provoking presentations and Q&A sessions exploring artificial intelligence is a must-attend event. Our formal sessions will include continental breakfast, a mid-morning networking break and a delicious lunch served in the grand Harvard Hall.

Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 840-6600


Michael D'Ambrose, SVP HR & Talent Analytics / CHRO – Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Michael D’Ambrose is senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Archer Daniels Midland Company. In this capacity, he oversees all global human resources, payroll and security operations as well as corporate services and facilities. He has been with the company for 35 years.

Prior to joining ADM, D’Ambrose served as executive vice president, human resources, for First Data, one of the world’s largest providers of transaction processing services for retail companies. He has held senior human resources roles at Citibank, Citigroup, Toys ’R‘ Us Inc. and Travelers Mortgage Services as well as key roles at Ingersoll-Rand Corporation.

Rick DeRose, Founder / Managing Partner – Acertitude

As founder and managing partner of Acertitude, Rick DeRose leads his team’s delivery of a superior experience for global business leaders in their search for executive talent and sustainable talent solutions. He brings a track record of helping companies align future business goals to their talent strategy to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of every client.

Rick offers proven expertise in telecommunications, technology, private equity, and professional services. As technology continues to transform the world at a rapid pace, he advises clients across a range of industries on leadership selection for their IT function, consulting on how influential trends in digital, mobility, cloud, big data, security, and the customer experience are redefining the skills and expertise needed.

Karim Jalbout, Partner - Egon Zehnder

Karim Jalbout is a partner at Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm with 63 offices worldwide. The firm offers services across C-suite executive search, board, CEO succession and talent development. Karim is based in London and leads the firm’s digital practice across Europe. He advises VC, PE and listed companies across pureplay, hospitality, travel, publishing, financial services, telecommunications, and retail with deep experience in India and Turkey.

Karim is currently leading Egon Zehnder’s AI platform, Data Science, connecting over 440 million data points to generate talent insights and build internal predictive capabilities.

John Jersin, Senior Director of Product Management / Head of Talent Solutions Products – LinkedIn

John Jersin is responsible for the products at LinkedIn that help millions of people obtain jobs and assist almost every top company  hire – focusing on applying artificial intelligence and other innovations to deliver next generation enterprise software services. John serves as the senior director of product management at LinkedIn Talent Solutions, where he leads five major product lines that drive a multi-billion dollar revenue stream.

He joined LinkedIn via the acquisition of Connectifier, where he was founder and CEO and built a company that pioneered the use of AI in hiring. Prior to Connectifier, John worked in the Google’s Ads group as a product and engineering leader.

Nachi Junankar, CEO & Founder - Avrio AI

Nachi Junankar is the founder and CEO of Avrio AI, a company based on the idea that machine intelligence is a powerful way to transform and enable companies in hiring the right people in an engaging, transparent way. Nachi builds successful companies that produce amazing technology, founded on the seminal idea of making technology that positively impacts people all over the world.

Jill Larsen, SVP HR & Talent Acquisition - Cisco

Jill Larsen is senior vice president HR & talent acquisition at Cisco. She globally leads both Cisco’s talent acquisition function and HR for Cisco’s Services organization. Her team creates next-generation talent insights for Cisco and is spearheading the roll-out of Cisco’s talent cloud ecosystem.

Jill is a visionary and change agent with extensive experience establishing and transforming HR functions. As a collaborative leader, she believes that disruptive, technology-driven programs are the foundation of HR strategy and overall business growth. Jill is passionate about building amazing teams and fostering strong relationships among key stakeholders.

Chantrelle Nielsen, Senior Director Research & Strategy - Microsoft Workplace Analytics

Chantrelle Nielsen is the senior director of research and strategy for the Microsoft Workplace Analytics product. Her team designs data science and solutions designs to help advance the capabilities of Workplace Analytics to create value for organizations. She manages research partnerships with teams from MIT, Harvard, Columbia and other universities to advance the science of workplace analytics, using the world’s largest dataset about how work gets done with over 100 million monthly users from all industries and countries.

Chantrelle came to Microsoft with the acquisition of VoloMetrix, a startup whose foundational work forms the basis of workplace analytics. At VoloMetrix, she built and ran various functions to grow the startup to its successful exit, including customer solutions, marketing, product and strategy.

Prior to joining the startup, Chantrelle helped run large-scale ecommerce and analytics transformations for Fortune 500 companies with the Indian IT leader Infosys. She began her career working with scientific data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Carrie Pryor, Managing Partner – Greenwich Harbor Partners

Carrie Pryor is managing partner of Greenwich Harbor Partners and has over 20 years of senior executive search experience. Carrie has recruited board directors, CEOs and their direct reports, as well as partners of private equity firms. She also serves as an advisory board member for Constellation Ventures and sits on the board of The New York Pops.

Carrie has been a senior client partner at Korn Ferry  and Spencer Stuart in global media & entertainment and technology practices.  Previous to search, Carrie held senior positions with ROLM Corporation, Pacific Telesis and Kidder Peabody-corporate finance.

Carrie brings a seasoned presence in digital media, entertainment and private equity along with a pioneering spirit having worked in the internet space over the past three decades. Carrie’s experience acts as a bridge between technology, telecom and media clients.

Jeff Schwartz, Principal - Deloitte Consulting

A principal with Deloitte Consulting, Jeff Schwartz is the global leader for human capital marketing, eminence, and brand. Jeff is an advisor to senior business leaders in global companies focusing on organization, HR, talent, and leadership. He currently leads Deloitte’s U.S. Future of Work initiative and is also the senior advisor for the firm’s human capital consulting practice in India.

Jeff has lived and worked around the world in the U.S., Russia, Belgium, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India and was based in Delhi and Mumbai from 2011 to 2016. His recent advisory work and research focuses on large scale start-ups, innovation, and associated organization and people challenges. Since 2011, Jeff has been the executive editor of Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends annual survey and report series.

Anshul Sheopuri, Director People Analytics and Cognitive Offerings – IBM

Anshul is the director of the people analytics & cognitive offerings team at IBM corporate headquarters where he leads a team of 60 analytics experts to build, accelerate and scale the impact of IBM’s workforce analytics solutions across the analytics spectrum – from self-serve reporting to next-generation cognitive capabilities – to deliver significant, measurable and financial impact. He is also the chief technology officer for cognitive HR and an IBM distinguished engineer responsible for the organization’s cognitive offering portfolio across the employee lifecycle.

Matt Shore, President – StevenDouglas

Matt Shore joined StevenDouglas in 2006 and has played an integral role in the company’s growth as its president. His focus has been on maintaining his firm’s great culture and boutique approach to client service while expanding its capabilities, service offerings and geographic footprint. Under Matt’s leadership, StevenDouglas has garnered various honors, most notably achieving five consecutive years of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Matt has driven change and growth across all aspects of the firm, including market expansion, business development, internal recruiting, public relations, and leadership of the firm’s executive search practice. With all of his additional responsibilities, Matt continues to be an industry leader in the area of senior-level financial search, managing the firm’s highly successful CFO search practice. His strong reputation for delivering exceptional talent and his broad-based experience in business have enabled him to collaborate with his clients in all phases of the corporate lifecycle. His track record of successfully partnering with growing enterprises and private equity firms has resulted in deep-rooted relationships with companies and corporate leaders throughout Florida and around the country.

Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Matt spent 10 years in progressive leadership roles for a Fortune-500 recruiting firm. Before he transitioned to the recruiting industry, Matt served with PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he worked in the company’s audit practice.


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Breakfast Sponsor

For over 30 years, StevenDouglas has been helping companies succeed through identifying, recruiting and providing access to top talent for their clients. The firm is one of the nation’s leading boutique Search and Interim Resources firms with an industry agnostic client base that spans start-ups, middle-market, and large companies. Their client base includes publicly traded companies, private equity and venture capital firms, and privately-owned businesses throughout the United States, Latin America and Canada. For more information, visit

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RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services for organizations in more than 40 industries and 70 countries. The first outplacement and redeployment provider to recognize, and respond to, the new employee relationship economy, RiseSmart’s “beginning to beginning” approach combines dedicated career coaching and personal branding with patented technology and tools to support transitioning employees.

RiseSmart partners with HR teams and provides onsite support, specialized training and secure reporting in a results-oriented approach. Founded in 2007, RiseSmart delivers landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement 60 percent faster than national averages. The company has earned awards and recognition from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Fortune magazine. For more information, visit

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Networking Sponsors

Through executive search, planning and fundraising, Development Guild DDI partners with nonprofit leaders to drive their mission forward with fresh perspective and high impact solutions. With offices in Boston and New York and working with clients nationwide, they partner with leaders in academic medicine, higher education, arts and culture, human service, environment, social enterprise, and other nonprofits in delivering on their most important goals. Achieving bold impact requires trusted advisors who bring strategic insight, relevant experience, critical thinking, rigorous discipline, and high standards of integrity to their professional practice. These are the traits that drive Development Guild DDI’s executive search engagements.

With a 40-year track record, deep roots in strategic planning and leadership development, and sector knowledge spanning the nonprofit landscape, Development Guild DDI provide clients with a lens – and a compass – for negotiating the terrain between where they are and where they are going. Whether your search involves a CEO, CFO, vice president of development, or director of communications, the end result is a powerful connection between an extraordinary organization and an exceptional leader, who achieves a lasting, positive impact. For more information, visit

DHR International is a privately held executive search solutions provider with 60 wholly-owned offices around the world—including North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. DHR International’s executive talent spans 18 different industrial and functional areas, including Advanced Technology, Financial Services, Human Resources, Industrial, Retail, and Sports. DHR International’s expansive global reach and extended intellectual assets are the keystones to our position as a preferred global supplier and value-add service provider. For more information, visit

Diversified Search is one of the top 10 retained executive search firms in North America. It has nine offices across the U.S. – in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Southern California, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. and global capabilities in 37 countries as the exclusive U.S. partner of Alto Partners. Diversified Search delivers leadership talent to its clients using a highly collaborative approach to each search assignment, viewing each one through a broad lens. This allows its consultants to consider all issues – including generational, cultural, ethnic, industry, gender and functional – to bring organizations fresh, high-potential candidates. For more information, visit

Greenwich Harbor Partners has over 20 years of executive search experience and a world-class network of contacts and relationships. Greenwich Harbor Partners was named one of Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiters for 2017. The firm provides senior executive recruiting services in media, technology and digital transformation. Their expertise in media and technology gives them the right network to serve a wide range of industries who are seeking digitally savvy leadership. For more information, visit

ZRG Partners is a progressive, mid-sized global executive search firm that uses a proven, data-driven approach. For the past 18 years clients have trusted ZRG Partners to recruit top talent around the world. With over 120 employees, ZRG was recognized by Hunt Scanlon Media as the fastest growing executive search firm in the Americas. ZRG has completed searches in 33 countries, providing senior-level executive search services grounded in DNA that values data and analytics in conjunction with excellent search process. Its proprietary Z Score methodology helps clients make informed hiring decisions while avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For more information, visit

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Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming conference, ‘Sourcing Talent With AI: How Automated Technologies are Transforming the Search for People,’ to be held on October 24, 2018 at the renowned Harvard Club of New York City. The full-day event will begin at 8am with continental breakfast, a mid-day luncheon along with seven very exciting presentations by top professionals in the sector. We anticipate well over 250 attendees. Space will go fast so please book your delegate pass early. To purchase your pass and confirm your registration, please click the button below.

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