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HR Tech Tank @Blueprint HK Event Recap

After their last event in SF, HRTechTank hosted their first event in Asia. The event took place in the new Bleuprint co-working space from Swire Properties in Quarry Bay.

HRTechTank is a global series of Demo Day unconferences for HR tech start-ups. The purpose of HRTechTank is to connect, educate and promote innovators in the HR & Recruitment software space to form a community of HR progressives.

The day was brilliantly orchestrated by Taras Polischuk, the founder of HRTechTank and Joshua Wong, a junior partner at HRTechTank.

HR Tech Tank focuses on connecting the three key parties in any HR community in HK: 50 people from the best HR startups, the Best VC in the field and executives from Global HR companies.  The event saw a wide variety of attendees, ranging from HR executives at large multi-national companies, startups, recruitment firms and venture capitalists. Startups at the event came from a diverse set of included Wantedly, Cxagroup, Talkpush, Imoffered, Gweek, Unibly, Weesper, Agorize & HR recruitment firm.

The entire day was excellent and kicked off with a keynote introduction by Taras Polischuk who walked attendees through the latest trends in the Human Resources area and what to expect next year.  A selected number of innovative kick-offs then shared their pitch in front of the audience.  The audience then had the opportunity to ask questions.

The day concluded by an extremely informative panel with the following panelists where the specific challenges and opportunities in the HR field were discussed.  In parallel, the latest technologies that facilitate recruiting, engagement and general employee satisfaction were compared and discussed in the context of every day examples.

The panel from the HR panel included:

Sarah Hassan, Director HR Hong Kong, Macau & RHQ at Philip Morris International
Connie Chan, Head of HR, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong at Yahoo
Simon Davies, Head of Talent and People Development and HRBP for Commercial Insurance, APAC
Michelle Loong, Global Head of Human Ressources, Dagong Global (Hong Kong)
Bessie Chong, Director, Group Training and Talent Management at Esquel Group

And the investor and VC panel was with:

Akio Tanaka, Co-founder and managing partner Infinity Ventures,
Carman Chan, Managing Partner at Click Ventures,
Fritz Demopoulous, Founder, Queens Road Capital,
Gordon Yen, Managing partner, Radiant Venture Capital,
Roland Yau, Managing partner, Cocoon Ignite Ventures,
Brian Chan, Chief Research Officer at OddUp,
And Michael Chow, Venture Partner at Radiant Venture Capital

Richard Hanson,  CEO @ Jobable close the day

This event is not to be missed next year for anyone in the HR field that is looking to leverage innovative technologies to make their workforce more engaged and to ensure that they are in a position to recruit and attract the latest talent pool!

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