Diversified Search Group




Rob Adams

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Jill Larsen

Embracing AI Disruption & Digitization: Re-Imagining the role of HR & TA

Jill Larsen EVP & CHRO - Medidata

The robots are coming. The threat of AI and the statistics can be overwhelming, especially if you are working in a job segment that is ripe for disruption. With the proliferation of HR technology, the reality is that HR roles and work will be automated – interview scheduling, candidate assessment, and talent analytics to name a few. Savvy HR practitioners are not only embracing this change, but are also working on reinventing themselves and innovating ahead of the AI tsunami. In her presentation, Jill Larsen, EVP and CHRO of Medidata will discuss the impact of AI on the talent strategy at both Medidata and her former employer, Cisco, and provide strategies and tools to accelerate your firms talent transformation.



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

John Keller
Managing Director
Diversified Search

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.






Terry Baker
President, US

Amanda Mioli
Employer Brand, Sourcing & Attraction Manager
Avis Budget Group

Inefficient processes and lack of transparency in data across disparate media sources have led to a haphazard spend of more than $10 Billion per year in recruitment advertising. To get more from already tight sourcing budgets, companies are now turning to AI to put their recruitment strategies back on track.

During this interactive case study session, Avis Budget Group will reveal how they were able to automate their complex sourcing processes and generate more applicants faster at a lower cost using a new AI-powered job advertising platform from PandoLogic. In addition to discussing their journey and showcasing results in a data-driven case study format, Avis Budget Group will explain how they are now using predictive-data available in the programmatic ad platform to help eliminate manual tasks and make better and more informed decisions with AI-based algorithms now deciding how to best allocate ad spend and align their recruitment budget and resources with their hiring needs.


Afternoon Break Period

Jeff Schwartz

The Future of Work: How to prepare employees, managers, and leaders to partner with robots and AI and build 21st century careers

Jeff Schwartz Principal - Deloitte Consulting

AI, robotics, and automation are gaining a strong foothold in the workplace – faster than many of us ever anticipated. Welcome to the world of exponentials. According to the 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, adoption of automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating dramatically. Almost half (47 percent) of this year’s 11,000 respondents report their organization is deeply involved in automation projects, and 42 percent believe AI will be widely deployed in their organizations within three to five years.

Despite these future expectations, many leaders are struggling to prepare and proactively lead new employee-machine partnerships. Beyond automating existing processes, pioneers are rethinking work architecture to redesign the role and the value of both humans and machines. This new challenge aims to improve productivity and meaning in the new workforce. At the center of this presentation are the dual opportunities to redesign work and reimagine 21st century careers and lifelong skill development.



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 24, 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


Terry Baker, President, US – PandoLogic

Terry Baker brings 20+ years of managing high growth companies to his role as president of PandoLogic. Prior to joining PandoLogic, Terry was the founder and CEO of Amped Market Place Inc., a strategic partner to online media companies by providing services to amplify traffic, audience and revenue. His career in online recruitment and online media has included helping companies reach critical mass and global coverage through business development, direct sales and channel development, M&A, marketing and product management including executive leadership roles with Adicio Inc., Advanced Recruiting Technology Inc., and Hire.com.

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.

John Keller

As a consultant and trusted advisor, John recruits innovators – game changers who can lead, transform, assess, integrate and grow businesses. His clients have been focused mostly in Technology, Data, Telecommunications and Media and range from VC-backed startups and Private Equity portfolio companies to mid-cap businesses and some of the most storied corporations in the world.

Before joining Diversified, he and his team built the fastest growing Tech, Media, and Telecom practice in the executive search industry. Prior roles also included nearly a dozen years helping to build the Tech and Telecom practice at Spencer Stuart as well as the firm’s CEO, Board, Assessment and Intelligence units.

Jill Larsen, EVP & CHRO - Medidata

Jill oversees human resources and workplace resources functions at Medidata. She has more than 20 years of experience establishing and transforming human resources processes at global, high-tech companies.

Jill spent the past five years in a blended SVP role at Cisco, as both a global HR business partner and leader of talent acquisition. Jill drove a complete digital transformation of Cisco’s TA function, with a focus on candidate experience, talent brand, predictive analytics, and next generation tools. Her efforts resulted in Cisco winning 41 awards for social media and brand engagement in 2017. Additionally, Jill led HR for Cisco’s Services organization, supporting 14,000 employees and $13B in revenues. Prior to joining Cisco, she spent five years at EMC as the CHRO of RSA Security and head of HR operations.

Amanda Mioli, Employer Brand, Sourcing & Attraction Manager – Avis Budget Group

Amanda Mioli is an employer brand specialist, focusing on employer branding, communication strategy, market research, conference planning, graphic design, recruitment marketing, and social media strategy, monitoring, and reporting. Amanda has a passion for the customer’s experience and prides herself on being able to align business goals and customers needs and wants.

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.


Platinum Sponsor

For more than 60 years, Acara Solutions has been a premier provider of talent and staffing solutions trusted by companies from industries around the world. With one of the longest tenured leadership teams in the recruiting industry, Acara’s mission continues to be connecting people and business in ways that change lives.

Acara works efficiently, thinks creatively, plans with vision and leads with purpose. Clients of Acara have come to expect proactive, collaborative and reliable solutions. As tried-and-true experts, the Acara team can be counted on for transparency, results, and above all, their relationships—with clients, candidates and partners from across the recruiting and staffing ecosystem.

To learn more about Acara, visit www.AcaraSolutions.com, and connect with them on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

Gold Sponsor

PandoLogic enables employers to source quality applicants faster and more efficiently through the use of big data and artificial intelligence. The company’s proprietary AI-enabled campaign algorithms fully-automate and optimize the job advertising process across thousands of sites simultaneously to deliver optimal job ad performance and maximum ROI on recruitment spend.   Since 2007, over 125,000 employers and more than 700 digital publishers have benefited from PandoLogic’s programmatic solutions resulting in over 5.4 billion programmatic job campaigns based on more than 199 billion historical job performance data points. To learn more visit www.pandologic.com.

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 www.stevendouglas.com.

Luncheon Sponsor

For over 50 years, Odgers Berndtson has helped some of the world’s biggest and best organizations find the senior talent to drive their agendas. The firm delivers executive search, assessment and development to businesses and organizations varying in size, structure and maturity. The firm does this across over 50 sectors, whether commercial, public or not-for-profit and draw on the experience of more than 250 Partners and their teams in 29 countries. For more information, visit www.odgersberndtson.com/en-us.

Lanyard Sponsor

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 www.risesmart.com.

Exhibitor Sponsor

The Best Talent, Faster, with Video Intelligence.

HireVue is transforming the way companies discover, hire, and develop talent with Video Intelligence. Video interviewing, scheduling, and assessments, all on one powerful platform. Talent Acquisition Leaders are expected to deliver the right candidates at lightning speeds, but traditional recruiting practices mean your recruiters typically have to sacrifice speed for quality. Not anymore.

HireVue’s platform captures video and uses artificial intelligence to give you more insight into candidates, so you can make better decisions. HireVue customers remove steps like resume reviews, phone screens, and traditional assessments from their recruiting processes. The right candidates expect more. By using the latest technology, you can ensure a great candidate experience that keeps the best talent in your pipeline. For more information, visit https://www.hirevue.com/.

SGA Talent is positioned to assist clients with meeting their ever-changing recruiting requirements. SGA Talent is agile, flexible and can easily adapt to the needs of each client by providing a wide range of recruitment research and recruiting services all of which can be customized. By offering a continuum of recruiting services along with tailored solutions we are ready to help our clients meet their recruiting challenges. Since 1989, SGA Talent has been customizing their end-to-end recruiting solutions to create recruiting efficiency results and doing it all at a cost well below the industry norm. For more information, visit http://www.sgatalent.com/.

ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire and get hired. As a leading online employment marketplace, we have helped millions of businesses and job seekers find their next perfect match through partnerships with the best job boards on the web, curated email, alerts, award-winning mobile apps, and one of the most sophisticated job search algorithms in the space. For more information, visit https://www.ziprecruiter.com/

Networking Sponsors

ChampionScott Partners is a leading retained executive search firm focused on delivering leadership solutions for technology and technology-enabled companies, globally.  Throughout every search we undertake, we apply the strategic insights of an experienced search partner, the operating skills of an internationally expert management team, and the recruiting abilities of a premiere executive search firm.  For more information, please visit: www.championscott.com.

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 https://www.developmentguild.com/.

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 http://diversifiedsearch.com/.

ENGAGE is the world’s first AI-powered platform to combine …

Talent Mapping,
Competitive Intelligence,
Passive Candidate Sourcing, and
Outbound Recruiting

… in one brilliant Candidate Identification and Engagement engine.

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 http://www.greenwichharborpartners.com/.

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 http://zrgpartners.com/.

Host Sponsor

Succession Partners mission is to help our clients navigate the sea change of disruption and support the transformation of their boards and executive leadership teams to ensure future success. We conduct Board, C-Suite, and senior-level executive searches of the highest quality but at significantly lower cost than retained search industry standard fees. Our full suite of services includes board assessment, transformation, and Director search; C-Suite and senior management executive search; and confidential strategic and proactive organization and succession plan management. For more information, visit http://succession-partners.com/