HR Technology Leadership Forum: Revitalize the Workforce with Innovations in Technology - Argyle Executive Forum Events


HR technology touches all aspects of the employee experience. Hiring, retention, training, compliance and culture are all effected by the recent technology ramp-up. Failure to upskill employees and embrace tech as an HR game-changer means less productivity and lower profitability.

As technology choices and processes evolve, so does the role the CHRO. Learn how the role is changing, how technology is altering the face of workforce management, and practical how-to ideas to help automate and streamline all HR processes at the HR Technology Leadership Forum.

Attend the HR Technology Leadership Forum on November 30th to lean forward and discover:

  • AI’s role in HR technology to automate shared services
  • Critical learning & development initiatives to upskill the multigenerational workforce to adopt new technology
  • How data analytics can play a major role in improving DEI initiatives
  • Latest innovations in talent acquisition and onboarding
  • How to get the most bang for your tech buck and optimize technology that you already have
  • Tech solutions to optimize the employee experience for the permanently remote and hybrid workforce









11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Optimizing the Hybrid Employee Experience with Innovations in Technology

Communication and collaboration are some of the biggest challenges of hybrid work. Employees are no longer confined to the physical barriers of the workplace, so finding the right tools to facilitate employee interaction amongst remote and in-person employees can be taxing.  

Join us for the opening session at the HR Technology Leadership Forum to discover how you can boost employee engagement with technology. 

You’ll Learn:  

  • How to design technology solutions that can enhance the employee experience and encourage collaboration  
  • Discover how HR technology solutions can improve employee well-being 
  • How HR technology can impact workforce management to increase productivity and company performance  

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET


12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Scale Up Recruitment Efforts with Robust Technology

The job market is hot for candidates this fall. Companies nationwide have opened the floodgates to hire new talent, increasing the recruitment demand for talent acquisition teams. As roles pile up, and the time to fill positions decreases, recruitment teams have turned to innovations in technology to keep up with the hiring demand. 

In this session, you will hear talent acquisition leaders to understand how your talent attraction teams can benefit from HR technology.  

You’ll Learn 

  • Resources, processes, and procedures that can help evolve your recruitment strategies to onboard the right talent at an increased pace 
  • How to leverage historical data to identify silos in talent attraction to improve acquisition of diverse talent  
  • How to incorporate AI into the talent acquisition lifecycle to improve your candidate search 

1 PM - 1:30 PM ET


1:30 PM - 2 PM ET


2 PM - 2:30 PM ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Compliance Spotlight: Protecting Your Company's Employee Data

Staying up to speed with the latest compliance regulations surrounding your employees’ data can be exhausting. Data loss threat levels have dramatically increased over the last year, prompting yet another reason for HR professionals to brush up their data protection policy plans. 

In this session, you will learn how to comply with the latest data protection laws and regulations.  

  • The latest policies and regulations surrounding employee data protection rights
  • Best practices to protect your employee data in the event of a breach 
  • Strategies to communicate your data protection plan across your organization  

2:35 PM - 3:20 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Automating Human Resources: AI’s Role in Human Capital Management

It’s no secret that the future of work is automated. AI solutions have helped human resource executives automate shared services, manage talent, and lower overhead costs, but what exactly is the future potential of AI for HR? 

Join us for the closing session of the HR Technology Leadership Forum for an up-close look at how automation can improve the day-to-day operations of the HR function.  

You’ll Learn 

  • How and why AI can improve human capital shared services 
  • Best practices to integrate AI solutions into the existing HR infrastructure  
  • How to measure the impact of AI solutions across your enterprise 


We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.

Demetria Johnson has over 20 years of experience as a hands on expert in the field of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Strategy. She counsels clients on innovative methods to maximize their workplace environment through training in talent management, integration, cultural awareness, mindful listening and inclusion.

A well-known expert in the corporate and legal community, Ms. Johnson is a frequent speaker at conferences focused on women’s initiatives, inclusive leadership, and professional development.  A former member of the National Association for Law Placement, Ms. Johnson has served as Vice-Chair of the Annual NALP Education Conference, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Section and has also co-authored several articles for the NALP Bulletin. Ms. Johnson has also held several leadership and Board positions with regional and national professional organizations.  She served as both Historian and Board member for the Association for Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), a national organization focused on the advancement of diversity in the legal profession.  In addition to her role with ALFDP, Ms. Johnson also served as President and Vice-President of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), a Washington based city group for law firm and law school professionals.

 Laura Lee is the Chief Human Resources Officer for MGM Resorts International, a Fortune 300 Company. With over 20 years of Human Resources senior leadership experience, she oversees recruitment, workforce development, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, learning and development, employee and labor relations, labor strategy, talent management and employee engagement and culture for the Company’s more than 77,000 employees and its 29 properties worldwide.

Before her current role, Ms. Lee held the position Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Regional Operations.  Ms. Lee stood up the corporate, regional Human Resources operation resulting in growth from 3 to 8 properties and approximately 5,000 to over 15,000 employees.  While in this role, she led the successful workforce development and talent acquisition for the opening of MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts as well as led the successful acquisition and integration effort of three regional casino properties in Ohio, New Jersey and New York. Ultimately, leading all human resources’ functions at the Company’s eight properties in Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. Ms. Lee has over 30 years of hospitality and gaming experience.

She is proud to work for a company that is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and tries to ensure that her efforts reflect these values. In addition to being named one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes, MGM Resorts has received numerous awards for its dedication to diversity and inclusion in 2019 alone.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Personnel Management from Arizona State University.