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7:45 – 8:30 am 

1st Floor  

Check-in 

Please check-in at registration tables on the 1st Floor (Market Street Entrance) 

8:30 – 8:45 am 

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Welcome 

Kelly Powell Logan, Vice President for Strategic Workforce Development and University Centers, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 

Eric Darr, President, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 

8:45 – 9:00 am 

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Opening Remarks 

V. Reid Walsh, Deputy Secretary for Human Resources and Management, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Secretary Michael Newsome, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

9:00 – 9:45 am   

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The Very Bright Future of HR  

John Forsythe, Managing Director, Deloitte 

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9:45 – 10:00 am 

 

Networking Break 

10:00 – 10:45 am 

 

Session 1 

 

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Hot Topics in Commonwealth Employee Relations 

Jay Gasdaska, Director, Office of Employee Relations and Workforce Support, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

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Getting the Most Out of NEOGOV for Talent Acquisition 

Beth Fleek, Implementation Consultant 

NEOGOV 

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Recruiting Public and Private Sector Talent in the Modern Era 

Jay Carlile, General Manager 

LinkedIn 

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Auditorium – 1454 

Using Analytics to Change the Workforce 

Jon Lemon, Strategic Solutions Specialist 

SAS 

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1305 

Virtual Reality in HR 

Charles Palmer, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 

10:45 – 11:15 am 

 

Networking Break 

11:15 am – 12:00 pm  

 

Session 2 

 

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Current LGBTQ Issues and Best Practices 

Tyler Titus, Co-Vice Chair, PA LGBTQ Commission 

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1205 

The Hidden Features of Microsoft’s Office 365 

* session repeats at 12:45 

Christopher Sweetland, Customer Success Manager 

Microsoft 

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Student Panel Discussion: Expectations of the Next Generation of Employees 

Facilitated by: Shelly Forte, Director, Bureau of Enterprise Recruitment and Talent Planning, PA Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  

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The Future of Work 

Jennifer Dowd, Senior Manager, Public Sector Marketing 

Kronos 

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Auditorium – 1454 

Using Insights to Attract, Develop, and Retain Talent 

Samir Raza, Enterprise Analytics, North America Lead, Accenture 

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12:00 – 12:45 pm 

 

Lunch 

12:45 – 1:30 pm  

 

Session 3 

 

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Social Media and First Amendment Rights in the Public Sector 

session repeats at 2:00 

Jay Gasdaska, Director, Office of Employee Relations and Workforce Support, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Jane Baldo, Appeals Manager, Bureau of Employee Relations, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

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1305 

Exploring Intelligent Technologies in the Workplace 

Eric Neumann, Senior Manager, Accenture Strategy 

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1205 

PA and NEOGOV Hiring Trends Report 

Tracey Virtue, Vice President of Customer Success 

Auditorium – 1454 

Creating the Workforce of Tomorrow: Are You Bold Enough to Use the Data and Take the Lead? 

Geoff Rothermel, Managing Director, Deloitte 

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The Hidden Features of Microsoft’s Office 365 

* repeat of 11:15 session 

Christopher Sweetland, Customer Success Manager 

Microsoft 

1:30 – 2:00 pm  

 

Networking Break 

 

2:00 – 2:45 pm  

 

Session 4 

 

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Social Media and First Amendment Rights in the Public Sector 

* repeat of 12:45 session 

Jay Gasdaska, Director, Office of Employee Relations and Workforce Support, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Jane Baldo, Appeals Manager, Bureau of Employee Relations, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

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The Value of HR Technology (SuccessFactors) 

Julia Wagner, Vice President, SAP HR Strategy & Value Advisory 

Martine Spann, Senior Solutions Consultant, SAP SuccessFactors 

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1305 

Successful Disability Hiring – From Recruiting to Retention 

Ralph Roach, MS, CRC, LPC, Business Services and Outreach Division Chief, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

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Auditorium – 1454 

Future Proofing Your Workforce? Inside the Minds of 1,200 Global HR Executives 

Brad Obuchowski, Director, People & Change, KPMG 

Karla Baumler, Manager, People & Change, KPMG 

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Getting Started with Healthcare Analytics for Frontline HR Employees 

Victoria (Tori) MummauRegional Sales Director, Geneia 

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2:45 – 3:00 pm 

 

Break 

3:00 – 3:45 pm 

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Endnote: What You Can Do to Help You Succeed and Thrive in a Changing Workplace 

Felix Verdigets, Managing Director, People & Change, KPMG 

Thomas (Tommy) Miceli, Manager, People & Change, KPMG

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3:45 – 4:00 pm 

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Employee Recognition ** 

 

 

 

 

 

Track Key 

1. Today’s Workplace Issues 

2. Technology and Tools 

3. Recruit to Hire 

4. The Future of HR 

5. What’s Trending