About HR Tech Insights
When it comes to planning our own development and growth opportunities, the past year feels like a wash, as many planned conferences and expos were either canceled or quickly pivoted to online sessions.
This event is a part of our demo series for HR leaders 100 percent online and will feature a virtual interactive demo from Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG).
Built from a merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world, UKG is a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions that help organizations drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, and make work a more connected experience for everyone. Click here for more information.
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Program Manager - Human Insights
As a Program Manager for UKG’s Human Insights team, Bob Watanabe applies more than 20 years of HCM, technology, and cultural anthropology experience to understanding and influencing the employee/employer relationship. Since coming to UKG in 2008, he has worked in a variety of arenas, including Global Delivery implementation, product go-to-market and serviceability, and ethical AI design. Prior to joining UKG, Bob was an early employee at Amazon, where he supported their expansions into music and video.
He holds an M.A. in ethnomusicology, as well as a B.A. in music, both from Tufts University. Originally from Maine, he resides in Seattle, WA with his wife, two children, and a variety of critters. He’s an avid hockey player, telemark skier, and plays guitar in the Seattle rock band, Love and Fury.
As a pre-sales Solutions Consultant at UKG, Jared seeks to understand prospective customer challenges and opportunities in order to bring meaningful change through UKG Products and Services. After nearly 10 years working in HR and benefits software, Jared has fallen in love with innovative solutions that deepen relationships between employees and employers. Prior to UKG, Jared worked for two startup HR software companies in Charleston, SC.
Jared graduated from Wheaton College where he met his now wife. They escaped to warmer weather in Charleston, SC but recently moved to Charlottesville, VA. After hours, you’ll likely find Jared reading a book, hiking a mountain, or around a fire with friends.
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