On Day 3 of the IBM Think conference in Las Vegas, the focus of which has been artificial intelligence, senior HR executives gathered at ThinkHR to learn about how companies onboard AI and to discuss their peers’ new innovative ideas. Presentations included IBM Watson Talent clients speaking about their experience with on boarding AI, and the baby steps they used to start.
There were too many excellent presentations to cover in this post, but highlights included:
NBCUniversal discussed unifying through candidate experience. NBCUniversal, as a parent company to many organizations with strong branding and cultural needs, brought on the IBM Responsive Candidate Experience to create a unified candidate experience yet keeping in mind the culture and brand of the various organizations.
Nevada Energy, in one of the day’s most popular sessions, discussed their mantra: “Employee Experience equals Customer Experience.” They went from a company with low moral and low productivity to a company where the employees have all taken ownership with the help of Watson’s Engagement program.
A presentation looking forward to the year 2023, when robots, AI, blockchain, and IoT converge in the recruiting process. The next five years will see a seismic shift in the ways corporate recruiting and talent acquisition functions operate, as new technologies will usher in fundamental changes.
To read more on the sessions, visit https://www.ibm.com/events/think/ or download the IBM Events app, where all sessions are outlined.
During the evening, the Chainsmokers stole the show with an energetic 90-minute set that rocked the house at the MGM Grand. Laser lights, flame throwers, dry ice and good old streamers combined with the music to create a tremendous experience. I was given the chance to meet them in person, and Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart couldn’t have been nicer to me and the special guests.
Rhonda Taylor with some members of the IBM #WatsonTalent team at #think2018 #thinkHR concert! The Chainsmokers put on an incredible performance
With 40,000 attendees, IBM Think actually had two concerts simultaneously, with Train performing at the Mandalay Bay.
The music served as a great crescendo for IBM Think and ThinkHR.
For images from throughout the event, see my tweets at @Social_Rhonda.