Is there really a need for another HR tech conference? It’s a valid question. We have watched $15 billion in VC and PE money flood into HR technology investment since 2014 and companies such as LinkedIn, Ultimate Software, and Qualtrics have commanded premium prices in acquisitions over the past few years. It’s not surprising that event promoters have followed the money.
Many people in the HCM industry anticipate the annual shindig and love fest that is Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual conference and exposition. This year it was hosted in Washington, D.C. From what I saw, it was very well attended, and as usual, the SHRM team did an amazing job directing the movement of over 13,000 attendees to the various activities offered.