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 Montreal's 2nd edition - organized by HR TECH Canada - which was supposed to take place on May 26-27, 2020, is postponed to 2021 (date to be confirmed soon).

 

EVENT ORGANIZERS

  • Romain Charbonneau - President & Managing Director

    Romain Charbonneau

    President & Managing Director

    HR Horizons Inc.

    Romain Charbonneau

    President & Managing Director

    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:

  • Emmanuël Augarde - Country Manager, Canada

    Emmanuël Augarde

    Country Manager, Canada

    Talentsoft

    Emmanuël Augarde

    Country Manager, Canada

    Talentsoft

    As a member of the Executive Committee, Emmanuël has led the Software and International Development for several years. Holding a PhD degree in Geographic Information System (urban planning) from the University of Paris X and a Master of Economy from the University of Paris XII, Emmanuël has over 25 years of experience in the software industry where he has been responsible for product management teams and international development. The HCM software industry is a flourishing market in constant evolution. His mission is to ensure an optimal software delivery to a global and growing market of more than 2,000 customers worldwide. Emmanuël strongly believes that managing human capital is a critical leverage to be competitive and viable in the long run. As such, knowledge, skills management and matching employees’ ambition with company objectives and markets constitute a major strength for any company’s development.
  • 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.
  • Pierre Colangelo - Vice President of Sales

    Pierre Colangelo

    Vice President of Sales

    ADP Canada

    Pierre Colangelo

    Vice President of Sales

    ADP Canada

    With more than 20 years of experience in technology and telecommunications, Pierre Colangelo is Vice President, Sales for the Quebec and Ottawa region at ADP Canada. Prior to this, Pierre was leading all mid market sales operations at Bell Mobility for Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic region. Known for his business acumen and human approach, he is a trusted leader who knows how to mobilize his teams to deliver outstanding performances. Pierre holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from ETS Montreal and an Executive MBA from McGill 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.
  • Luc Hedou - CEO

    Luc Hedou

    CEO

    Rizing HCM

    Luc Hedou

    CEO

    Rizing HCM

    Luc Hédou is the CEO of Rizing HCM. Further to 3 acquisitions in less than 8-months, Luc spearheaded the integration of the largest SAP SuccessFactors practice globally under a single brand in 13 countries. Prior to his current position, Luc was a Platinum level Solution Engineer at SAP Canada Inc.. In this role, he was responsible for designing customized solutions and sales strategies for Large Enterprise customers in the Canadian market. After a successful run in this role (President Award and Sales Top Achiever Award), Luc left SAP in 2003 to co-found /N SPRO. Luc graduated from Concordia University (an AACSB certified Business School) with a Masters of Business Administration.
  • Olivier Laroche - Vice President, Administration and Business Development

    Olivier Laroche

    Vice President, Administration and Business Development

    SIGMA-RH Solutions

    Olivier Laroche

    Vice President, Administration and Business Development

    SIGMA-RH Solutions

    Olivier Laroche has been working in the information technology sector for more than 20 years, specifically in software publishing, including 15 years in the field of cross-cutting and integrated human capital management solutions. As Vice President, Administration and Business Development at SIGMA-RH Solutions in Montreal and Paris, he is responsible for marketing, business strategy and operations. A business administration graduate from HEC Montreal, Olivier is helping to modernize HR technologies in medium and large companies in North America and Europe through the development and commercialization of smart HR solutions that put human capital at the heart of companies' strategic decisions.
  • Marc-André Nataf - President and CEO

    Marc-André Nataf

    President and CEO

    Cegid North America

    Marc-André Nataf

    President and CEO

    Cegid North America

    Since 2018, Marc-André Nataf is CEO for Cegid companies in North America and leads Cegid Group’s Talent Management software worldwide activities. Having started his career as an entrepreneur, he has a solid background in leading organizations, with skills in digital transformation, corporate finance, strategy, management, business and marketing. He was Marketing Director at Unilever France (1990-2000) and President and co-founder of Externis (2001-2010), Saas software publisher. He also founded Digital - Beyond, a company specializing in digital transformation and e-Business. These experiences have led him to accompany large clients in Europe and North America. Marc-André graduated from the NEOMA Reims School of Management (1990).
  • 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.
  • Dominique St-Laurent - Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise, Eastern Canada

    Dominique St-Laurent

    Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise, Eastern Canada

    Ultimate Software

    Dominique St-Laurent

    Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise, Eastern Canada

    Ultimate Software

    After completing her studies in Marketing and Public Relations at McGill University, Dominique St-Laurent spent 20 years in Corporate B2B Sales and Sales Leadership across multiple industries, with the last 8 years in the HCM space. In 2016, Dominique joined Ultimate Software, a leading HCM technology company with its foundational values based on putting People First, and has since been responsible for developing Enterprise Sales across Eastern Canada. Dominique’s career working for Fortune 500, 300 and 100 organizations, both as a leader and as an individual contributor, has sprouted a passion for employee engagement and the importance of putting people first in today's corporate cultures.
  • Nick Varone - Regional Vice President, Sales, HCM Cloud, Eastern Canada

    Nick Varone

    Regional Vice President, Sales, HCM Cloud, Eastern Canada

    Oracle

    Nick Varone

    Regional Vice President, Sales, HCM Cloud, Eastern Canada

    Oracle

    Educated at the Ryerson University of Toronto, Nick Varone joined a major Canadian bank and was soon working in the sales department of their payroll services division. Over the next twenty-five years, he held ever-increasing responsibilities in various corporations for direct sales, sales management and, as a proactive sales leader, for the management and coaching of sales associates in his areas of responsibility. Today, as RVP Sales HCM Cloud Eastern Canada for Oracle Corporation, he supports Canadian companies unlock the endless possibilities delivered by HCM Cloud technologies to energize business growth. He also focuses on attracting, mentoring and retaining top talent for optimal results.