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 first two editions, organized by HR Horizons and HR TECH Canada, took place in 2019 and 2022.
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.
Vice President, Business Consulting
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.
Director, Planning and Communication
HR TECH MontrealWith 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.
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:
Vice President of Sales
ADP CanadaWith 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.
Senior Manager, Human Capital/Human Resource Transformation
DeloitteIzabella is a passionate and highly motivated HR transformation leader recognized for her ability to inspire trust and influence stakeholders at all levels. She brings a business and innovative approach to HR while inspiring employee and client engagement through collaboration. Izabella accompanies her clients in their HR transformation journey by leading HR tech implementations and helping define the new ways HR will serve the organization to increase productivity and create value. Izabella is well known for her project management and problem solving skills, having an outstanding track record of delivering projects on time and budget, and ultimately closing projects successfully.
President and CEO
Cegid North AmericaSince 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).
CeridianAn 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.
Enterprise Accounts Lead – Canada
SmartRecruitersBruce Richards is an HR Technology Leader for SmartRecruiters based in Collingwood, Ontario (Canada). Through his 20+ years in technology consulting and sales, he has sold, implemented and consulted with large enterprise organizations around the world, helping them building leading Talent Acquisition & Retention strategies. Since 2020, Bruce is responsible for growing the enterprise portfolio for SmartRecruiters in Canada. With a true passion for elevating TA and HR to be more strategic, Bruce also contributes to several industry advisory boards like the Talent Board, who operates the annual Candidate Experience Awards and other groups focusing on raising awareness for Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
Sales Director, Eastern Canada
UKGPierre 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.
Regional Sales Director, Eastern Canada
WorkdayAn engineer by training, Hala Sakr joined Workday in 2020. Regional Sales Director for Eastern Canada, she oversees a team of five sales managers who support Quebec companies in their HR and finance transformation, aligning their needs with the Workday solution.
Head of Marketing
SIGMA-RH SolutionsWith in-depth expertise in managing and marketing tech and digital products, Emilie is known for her strong strategic vision. With 15 years being a key contributor for global enterprises and top agencies, Emilie positions herself as a driving force in every step of a digital transformation and innovation process. She has a strong propensity to creativity as well as to develop professional ties with his collaborators, regardless of their backgrounds or industries.