Twin Cities Chapter of IHRIM to Host Vendor Fair at Local Chapter Event

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September event includes a fireside chat with Kenexa VP of Product Strategy, and a vendor tour featuring leading HR and talent management vendors.

The IHRIM (International Human Resources Information Management) Twin Cities Chapter announces its upcoming program will include keynote speaker Ron Hanscome, VP of Product Strategy at Kenexa, a vendor tour, and a vendor fair. The local chapter event will take place on September 8, 2008 at the Sheraton Four Points in Minneapolis, MN. Local IHRIM members and non-members will have the opportunity to interact directly with industry-leading vendors to learn more about their products and services, and network with colleagues from the Twin Cities area.

The event keynote will be presented in a fireside chat format during which Ron Hanscome, VP of Product Strategy at Kenexa will sit down with Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion and Program Director for the IHRIM Twin Cities Chapter, for an interactive discussion. Topics to be covered include the state of HR technology today, trends in talent management, thoughts on emerging technologies and how they are impacting HR, as well as interactive discussions and questions from the audience.

During the Vendor Tour, Jason Averbook will be the guide as leading HR and talent management vendors showcase their hottest products on stage. Participants will get a chance to see the vendor world in an up-close, intimate, and non threatening environment and ask the functionality questions they've always wondered about.

"We are very excited about this quarter's program and the opportunity to include vendors as part of the agenda," said Dan Arndt, President of the IHRIM Twin Cities chapter and HRIS Manager at Imation. "Members and non-members alike will get unparalleled direct access to industry-leading vendors and chapter members who include top HR decision makers and influencers. It's an event that local HR professionals won't want to miss."

"Being local to Minneapolis, Knowledge Infusion is proud to support the Twin Cities Chapter and play an active part in providing relevant and exciting content to leaders in the area," said Jason Averbook. "We hope that HR professionals and vendors will take advantage of this unique opportunity to network together."

Vendors currently participating in the event include: SuccessFactors, Workday, Ceridian, Authoria, and Knowledge Infusion. Vendors interested in participating in the Vendor Fair booth exhibition can find additional information at:

The event will take place at the Sheraton Four Points in Minneapolis, MN on September 8, 2008. For additional information and to register for IHRIM Twin Cities Chapter meeting go to:

About IHRIM:
Formed in 1980 from informal gatherings when HR and IT professionals found themselves needing mediators, IHRIM has become the world's leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry. Today, IHRIM is a community of experts--a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty that continues to grow, not just in numbers, but in its scope of knowledge and information.

About Knowledge Infusion:
Knowledge Infusion is the recognized consulting authority on human resources, talent management, and emerging technology solutions that drive human capital management business value. Formed in 2004, the firm works with over 170 global clients. Services include advising and creating technology strategy and execution plans to tie HR technology to business results and transforming people, process, and technology to align with business objectives. Knowledge Infusion offers an unparalleled source of services and information for the HCM community with a common goal in mind--maximizing the strategic direction HR has on an organization. Knowledge Infusion was named a Top 25 HR Influencer of 2007 by HR World, and was recognized by IHRIM with the 2007 Partner Award.


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