Last night, I had the honor of hosting the first Disrupt HR event in Cincinnati, Ohio along with my friends Chris Ostoich and Steve Browne.
Well actually, Chris and his fantastic team at BlackbookHR did all of the hard work, and Steve and I just sort of showed up. Which was perfect.
On the agenda for the night was some good old fashioned networking, festive beverages at the historic Rhinegeist Brewery and 13 brave presenters delivering Ignite-style talks on variety of topics including human resources, talent, diversity, culture.
Chris Ostoich – Founder & CEO, BlackbookHR
Elizabeth Borton – Owner & President, Write On Target
James Biro – Plant Director, Kellogg Company
P.G. Sittenfeld – Cincinnati City Councilman
Kristie Aiuto – HR Manager, Procter & Gamble
David Le – Managing Member, The Lang Thang Group
Steve Browne – Executive Director of Human Resources, LaRosa’s Inc.
Josh Heuser – Founder, AGAR and Partner, Mainstay Rock Bar
Pat Reiber – Relationship Manager & Executive Recruiter, Centennial Inc.
John Herman – CEO, Epipheo
Craig Bryant – Founder & Product Manager, Kin
Jennifer McClure – President, Unbridled Talent LLC
Laurie Ruettimann – Writer, Speaker & Consultant, The Cynical Girl
This was my first Ignite-style talk (5 minutes, 20 slides automatically advancing in 15 second increments) and it was a challenge!
Thankfully, I survived and it’s sufficient to say that I have used up my quota for saying the word Awesome in 2013. Which is Awesome. 🙂
Below is the deck from my talk (email subscribers click here to view).
Special thanks to the Disrupt HR sponsors, for without them, this event wouldn’t have been possible.
Interested in hosting a Disrupt event in your town? Let me know and I can hook you up with the right folks to get you started!