HR Tech: Chicago

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Friday, October 7, 2016

Come Find Us at HR Technology Conference: Chicago

It’s that time of year again at HR Technology Conference in Chicago.

With a full house of influencers and HR Technology experts, we are honored to host the HR Federation Member Alliance team. George LaRocque, TrishMcFarlane, Ben Eubanks and Madeline Laurano will be talking all things HR on Thursday, October 6th at 12:30 P.M.

Stop by stand 2254, enjoy a refreshing treat and get ready to meet and greet some of the industry's most influential thought leaders and industry watchers. Lumesse professionals will be available to answer questions on exciting new solutions to enable Self-Directed Learning, Candidate Engagement and Employee Empowerment.

Visit our stand, ask questions and get empowered!

Meet The HR Federation Alliance

Madeline Laurano - Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer

Madeline’s primary focus over the last 12+ years has been on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her work helps companies both validate and reevaluate their strategies and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. She has watched HCM transform from a back-office function to a strategic company initiative with a focus on partnerships, experience and efficiency.



Ben Eubanks - Principal Analyst

Ben Eubanks is a principal analyst, speaker, and writer. Previously the HR Director for a $15 million government contracting firm, he currently runs Lighthouse Research, a human capital research and advisory services firm. Ben founded upstartHR, a resource that has touched more than 650,000 lives since 2009. In addition, he cofounded the HRevolution unconference. Ben has a practitioner background, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Athens State University, and has earned both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications as a senior HR professional.


Trish McFarlane - CEO and Principal Analyst

Trish McFarlane, author of the HR Ringleader blog, is the CEO of H3 HR Advisors and CEO/ Co-Founder of HRevolutionize, LLP.   She is a HR executive and analyst with over 15 years of experience in HCM strategy.  Trish is the co-host of the most listened to HR industry podcast, the HR Happy Hour.  She joins her co-host, Steve Boese, in episodes that focus on what is important to the HCM industry and leaders.  Trish co-founded HRevolution (, a conference that highlights emerging trends and the future of HR.  She also co-founded the Women of HR blog ( in order to give a voice to practitioners who are passionate about issues affecting women in the workplace.

George LaRocque - Founder

George LaRocque is recognized as one of the top influencers and thought leaders in the world of B2B Human Resources and workforce technology. Globally.  He has amassed more than 20 years in the field as a Recruiter, Talent Management professional, and HR practitioner, HR Technology executive, analyst and consultant.

As an analyst  he is focused on the HR Technology space and involved in some of the most comprehensive and current research on trends impacting HR and HR Technology.