About us

A unique event designed and organized by HR Horizons and HR Tech Canada Events Management, HR TECH Montreal is the nation’s only dedicated HR, Talent and Payroll technologies expo. Developed expressly to ensure maximum relevance and value for all stakeholders in this market, the event ensures access to rich content, insightful expertise, game-changing technologies and industry trends: all founded in a deep understanding of what companies need for effective HR, Talent and Payroll solutions today and in the future.

HR TECH Canada events are designed for a Canada-wide audience and span diverse business fields. They provide professionals and leaders with the opportunity to meet with technology solution providers to fully understand and address their business needs, regardless of their level of technological maturity.

HR TECH Canada’s next events will take place in Vancouver in 2020 and Toronto in 2021. Details will be released at a later date.

 

EVENT ORGANIZERS

  • Romain Charbonneau - Director, Business Consulting

    Romain Charbonneau

    Director, Business Consulting

    HR Horizons Inc.

    Romain Charbonneau

    Director, Business Consulting

    HR Horizons Inc.

    With 20 years of experience, Romain is one of Canada’s leading independent HR and Payroll technology industry analysts and Director of Business Consulting at HR Horizons, a firm dedicated to innovation and the operational excellence in HR and Payroll functions. A trusted advisor to major Canadian organizations, he has directed HR transformation projects of national and global scope and is an expert in HR service delivery and the evaluation, selection and deployment of HR, Payroll and Workforce management technologies tailored to organizational objectives.
  • Jean-Baptiste Audrerie - Practice Leader, HR Transformation & Technologies

    Jean-Baptiste Audrerie

    Practice Leader, HR Transformation & Technologies

    HR Horizons Inc.

    Jean-Baptiste Audrerie

    Practice Leader, HR Transformation & Technologies

    HR Horizons Inc.

    Jean-Baptiste is an organizational psychologist with 22 years of experience in talent management that includes leading innovative initiatives and implementation projects at IBM Kenexa and Watson Talent. A seasoned lecturer and author of numerous articles anticipating HR technology market evolutions and HR transformation, Jean-Baptiste advises HR teams in all stages of their selection process and empowers them with the best technologies to attract, acquire, develop and retain talent.
  • Aurélie Sabatié - Director, Planning and Communication

    Aurélie Sabatié

    Director, Planning and Communication

    HR TECH Montreal

    Aurélie Sabatié

    Director, Planning and Communication

    HR TECH Montreal

    With more than 15 years of corporate communications experience in Canada and France, Aurélie has developed and directed communication and change management plans to drive critical organizational and operational improvements in companies such as Bombardier, Volvo and Holcim Canada, among numerous others. Drawing upon her extensive experience as a PR consultant, she excels at meticulously translating organizational ambitions into clear, efficient communications tailored to diverse audiences.

STEERING COMMITTEE

HR TECH Montreal’s organizers have chosen to partner with a handful of highly talented and experienced HR, Talent and Payroll industry leaders, to support the development of the event. These well-respected leaders are members of our steering committee:

  • Cécile Alper-Leroux - Vice-President of HCM Innovation

    Cécile Alper-Leroux

    Vice-President of HCM Innovation

    Ultimate Software

    Cécile Alper-Leroux

    Vice-President of HCM Innovation

    Ultimate Software

    With more than 20 years’ experience in U.S., Canadian, Latin American and European markets, Cecile is a sought-out speaker, thought leader, and visionary on human capital management trends, hot topics, and global strategies. She is passionate about the extraordinary transformation of the work environment and the vastly more human-centered ways of building meaningful careers. A recognized voice in the HCM industry, Cecile has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, HR Magazine, HRD Canada TV, and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Fouad Benyoub - Product Director

    Fouad Benyoub

    Product Director

    CGI

    Fouad Benyoub

    Product Director

    CGI

    Fouad Benyoub is Product Director at CGI where he is leading product management activities for human capital management solutions over the Canadian market as well as competitive and market intelligence. Prior to joining CGI, Fouad spent 8 years in marketing, strategic planning as well as operating competitive and market intelligence functions in several industries such as energy in the EMEA region, reinsurance in Europe, mining and telecommunications in Canada. He also acted as a consultant and gave several workshops to help companies to understand the value of competitive intelligence in their decision-making processes. Fouad has a master’s degree in competitive intelligence and international business development at the University of Strasbourg (France) and a bachelor’s degree in operational research (applied mathematics).
  • Jennifer Buckley - Country Manager, Vice President Sales Canada

    Jennifer Buckley

    Country Manager, Vice President Sales Canada

    Workday

    Jennifer Buckley

    Country Manager, Vice President Sales Canada

    Workday

    Jennifer Buckley is a Business Executive at Workday and is based in Montreal, Quebec Canada. She is responsible for the sales and marketing of Workday in Eastern Canada. With a passion to help organizations modernize their technologies, she has been instrumental in helping over 25 Canadian customers move their HR Technology into the Cloud. Jennifer prides herself in being a customer advocate and successful trail blazer, opening up new markets with innovative technologies. Jennifer received her BA in Marketing from Michigan State University and studied International Relations abroad at Cambridge University.
  • Brian Curd - Vice President of Sales, Canada

    Brian Curd

    Vice President of Sales, Canada

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Brian Curd

    Vice President of Sales, Canada

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Brian Curd, Vice President of Sales, Canada, for Cornerstone OnDemand leads Cornerstone’s Canadian go-to-market strategy including responsibility for new sales, client sales, partnerships and marketing. Brian has been in the Talent Management & Human Capital Management industry for 20 years and enjoys speaking to organizations about how Talent priorities link to business impact and deliver better business results. Brian is passionate about learning and development and helping his employees, partners and clients realize their potential.
  • Pascal Occean - Partner, National HR Transformation Leader

    Pascal Occean

    Partner, National HR Transformation Leader

    Deloitte Canada

    Pascal Occean

    Partner, National HR Transformation Leader

    Deloitte Canada

    Pascal Occean leads Deloitte Canada HR Transformation practice. With more than 18 years of experience serving domestic and global clients, Pascal specializes in all aspects of HR transformation, including strategy, service delivery, process reengineering, outsourcing, service center transitions, implementations, and support. Pascal also has in-depth knowledge of HR technology implementations for solutions such as SAP, Oracle, and Workday.
  • Eric Poirier - Sales Director

    Eric Poirier

    Sales Director

    Ceridian

    Eric Poirier

    Sales Director

    Ceridian

    An experienced leader in consultative selling for over 15 years, Eric Poirier is Sales Director, Mid-sized and Large business at Ceridian. With a passion for human capital management and a natural curiosity for business, he is recognized for being a key partner in designing the best solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s companies. Over the last years, he dedicated himself to support several medium and large companies through this process, devoting and priding himself to build strong and sustainable relationships to foster the successful implementation of technology solutions.
  • Pierre Rochette - Sales Director, Eastern Canada

    Pierre Rochette

    Sales Director, Eastern Canada

    Kronos

    Pierre Rochette

    Sales Director, Eastern Canada

    Kronos

    Pierre Rochette leads Kronos’ sales team in Montreal for Eastern Canada. With over 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, with a strong focus on Human Capital Management for the past 15 years, Pierre has accompanied several firms in their migration to cloud solutions. His current endeavor consists in ensuring AI and innovation are fully leveraged in HCM deployments. His participative leadership style fosters communication and creativity. Pierre holds a Bachelor in Commerce from McGill University.
  • David Theberge - President

    David Theberge

    President

    Cangaroo

    David Theberge

    President

    Cangaroo

    David Théberge is President and co-founder of Cangaroo, an insurtech company that offers both HR software and group benefits brokerage services. Cangaroo fosters innovation by providing their three HR management solutions for free to all companies who use their brokerage services. David Théberge graduated from HEC and École Polytechnique in technological project management. Since then, he has acquired over ten years of experience as a business developer for large technological companies. He received several awards for his determination and ability to overachieve his objectives. Passionate about his work, his mission is to promote the digital transformation of the HR function.