At 3:15 MDT on April 29th, speakers and attendees from across the Rockies provinces and states will come together to be educated, engaged, and inspired about innovating in our rapidly changing workplace.

Join the third InnovateWork Rockies virtual event, produced in partnership with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta and geared at HR, Talent, and Tech pros on Mountain Time.


Elizebeth Varghese IBM 360x360

Elizebeth Varghese

 Global Leader - Talent & HR Strategy Reinvention


steve brierly

Steve Brierley

Vice President, Leadership, Assessment & Development

Optimum Talent

Kristin Mulligan

Kristin Mulligan

Manager of Professional Development & Partnerships

PowerED™ by Athabasca University

Shane Monte

Shane Monte

Partner, Advisory Services




Rob Caswell

Rob Caswell

Employee & Labour Relations

Carewest Innovative Health Care

Bill Banham

Bill Banham


The HR Gazette and HRchat Podcast

Shelley Billinghurst

Shelley Billinghurst


Hire Value Inc.

Ashley McKarney

Ashley McKarney

Lead Consultant & Founder

Involvi Consulting

Director - Talent Acquisition at Robots and Pencils

Serge Boudreau

Director of Talent Acquisition

Robots and Pencils

This InnovateWork Webinar is Free for HR, Talent, and Tech Pros!

Sign up today and join us on April 29th for the next #InnovateWork virtual event as HR, Talent, Tech and C-level pros come together to be educated, engaged, and inspired about innovating in our rapidly changing workplace.

InnovateWork started in 2017 in Toronto and has grown into a global movement. We're happy to welcome you to our growing community and ask that you share the love on social media (#innovatework) to reach even more professionals in the region.

Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters!

The HR Gazette - Organizing Sponsor - Latest opinion, reviews and podcasts for pros interested in HR Technology, Talent, Performance, Learning, Leadership. Supported by the HRchat Podcast (100,000+ downloads).

WorkTango - Organizing Sponsor - A platform to give employees a voice and companies actionable insight.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta - Community Partner - The professional association dedicated to strengthening the human resources profession and upholding the highest standards of practice. With 6,000 members in major cities across Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, CPHR Alberta is the third-largest HR Association in Canada.

Carewest Innovative Health Care - Community Partner - As Calgary’s largest public care provider of its kind and one of the largest in Canada, Carewest operates from 14 locations, which includes ten sites and 1,400 beds aimed at helping people live more independent lives.

Robots & Pencils - Community Partner - A digital innovation firm. We help our clients use mobile, web and frontier technologies to transform their businesses and create what's next.

Hire Value Inc. - Community Partner - Delivering fit-for-purpose recruitment solutions. Using the latest in trending apps or back to basics on employment value proposition - our programs and products are designs to deliver results.

intelliHR - Sponsor - A platform that helps organizations to maintain a real-time handle on performance, create a culture aligned with business strategy and contribute to strategic decision-making with data-driven insights.

Cegid Talent - Sponsor - Discover a solution that’s quick to deploy and functional with a choice of 3 modules: Recruitment, Learning and Performance.

Fiix - Sponsor - The only CMMS that’s foolproof, failure-proof, and future-proof. Start for free. Discover why over 2,600 teams plan, track, and optimize maintenance with Fiix. Multi-site management. Skyrocket productivity. Simplified work orders. Customizable reporting. Cloud-based.



Elizebeth Varghese, Global Leader - Talent & HR Strategy Reinvention at IBM

Elizebeth and her team deploy IBM’s best thinking, along with AI, blockchain, robotics, and other leading technologies to create powerful employee and HR experiences. Recognized as a Key Global Influencer in Strategy and Analytics, based on impact on the profession and community, Elizebeth has been listed as a Top 100 Influencer in the industry.

Kristin Mulligan, Manager of Professional Development & Partnerships at PowerED™ by Athabasca University.

Kristin has been working in the post-secondary sector for over 15 years, and currently leads a team responsible for course design, development, and delivery of non-credit programming. Kristin finds joy in the creative process, seeking to build powerful learning experiences that push the boundaries of digital learning.

Shane Monte, Partner, Advisory Services at EY

Shane leads EY’s People Advisory Services Future of Work and Digital Transformation Change teams in Western Canada. For more than 15 years, Shane has assisted human resources and technology executives to design and execute whole-of-business transformations, manage and build a culture of inclusiveness and digital collaboration and prepare for the future of work. 

Steve Brierley, Vice President, Leadership, Assessment & Development at Optimum Talent

Over the past 20 years, Steve has held progressive positions in talent management and executive leadership development in corporate and post-secondary sectors. His roles have included Group Lead, Talent Management at Encana Inc. where he was responsible for employee and leadership development, succession planning and performance management. In his last corporate role, Steve was Associate Vice President of Talent Management for Canadian Tire, FGL Sports and Marks.

Rob Caswell, Manager of Employee & Labour Relations at Carewest Innovative Health Care

Living the triple-life of a family man, working pro & grad student in Calgary, Alberta. Rob geeks out on HR/LR, aviation, food, running, and his kids.

Shelley Billinghurst, CEO and Founder at Hire Value Inc.

With over 25 years of specializing in recruitment, Shelley brings an expert level understanding of the provincial, national and global labour market.

Shelley is the creator and co-host of the popular Recruitment focused podcast The Recruitment Flex. 

Serge Boudreau, Director of Talent Acquisition at Robots and Pencils

Serge has spent over 15 years in the recruitment space including 10 years working for recruitment technology companies. He has held the title of Director for Western Canada for Workopolis and at Indeed. Serge has led recruitment teams for several well-known brands.

Serge is the creator and co-host of the popular Recruitment focused podcast The Recruitment Flex. 

Bill Banham, Co-founder at InnovateWork and Editor at HR Gazette

Bill Banham is Editor and Publisher at The HR Gazette magazine, Co-Founder of the InnovateWork event series for HR, Talent and Tech pros and President at Iceni Media Inc. He has 13+ years experience in B2B publishing and events. Bill’s previous roles include Editor at HRreview magazine and Marketing Manager at Sprigg, the performance management tech platform.

Ashley McKarney, Lead Consultant & Founder at Involvi Consulting

Ashley is a dynamic professional specializing in Human Resources and Business Management. Throughout her career, Ashley has been able to grow the Human Resources function to increase both engagement and retention while reducing turnover as well as identify, attract and develop top talent in the industry to meet the needs of the business.

Ashley has developed and maintained strong working relationships with vendors, stakeholders and local target Universities. She has been a resource and leader to a staff as large as 300 and managed a direct team as large as 15.


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InnovateWork is a forum for HR professionals and business leaders looking to connect and learn best practices on how to improve employee happiness and workplace output.

This InnovateWork webinar is brought to you by The HR Gazette & WorkTango.