InnovateWork returned to the West Coast on October 28th as HR, Talent, Tech and C-level pros logged in to be educated, engaged, and inspired about innovating in our rapidly changing workplace.

The format consisted of five speakers followed by a Q&A.

Enjoy the recording!


A series of 9-minute talks to educate and inspire us.

Bobby Humes

Bobby Humes

Director Human Resources Department

City of Seattle

City of Seattle

Bridging Equity: DEI and The Collective Benefit Belonging

Kathy Enros

Kathy Enros

Vice President of People


Corporate Giving Programs During a Pandemic

Matt Burns

Matt Burns

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer


Converting People Analytics into Actions

Jackie C

Jackie Connelly

Organizational Development and Employee Experience

BC Transit

BC Transit

From Competition to Collaboration

Van Le

Van Le

Director of HR

Lighthouse Labs

Data Analytics: Upskilling and Reskilling Employees


Bill Banham

Bill Banham

Editor and Publisher

The HR Gazette

Lena H

Lena Hutzcal

Director, National Accounts

ModoHR Technologies


Rob Catalano

Rob Catalano

Chief Engagement Officer


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.

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Lighthouse Labs - Community Partner - Empowering students, launching careers, and contributing to the growth of Canada’s tech industry.

ModoHR - Community Partner - A technology-driven business services company providing modern screening solutions


Bobby Humes, Director of the Seattle Department of Human Resources.

Bobby is an HR strategist and organizational change leader with extensive training and experience in HR project management, employee and labor relations, full life-cycle talent management, employee training, and leadership development and coaching. In this role, Bobby and his team support over 10,000 employees across 36 City departments in the greater Seattle area by providing HR products and services. 

Kathy Enros, Vice President of People, Klue

Kathy brings more than 20 years of global human resources experience in the software, consulting, alcohol beverage, and retail industries. With a strong focus on building a healthy corporate culture, Kathy has in-depth experience creating HR programs that enable colleagues to be amazing at what they do. Kathy believes that the heart of a great company is it's employees, and has build in-house recruitment and employer branding engines to ensure that only superstars are sought out. Kathy has had significant experience building companies organically through rapid global expansion plans with HR experience in Canada, U.S, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. She is currently the Vice President of People for Vancouver based Klue.

Matt Burns, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer BentoHR

Matt Burns transforms organizations. He previously led a group recognized in 2018 as the ‘Canadian HR Team of the Year – Retail / Hospitality’, on the heels of their 2017 award for: ‘Most Innovative Use of HR Technology’.

Today as Founder & Chief Innovation at BentoHR, Matt simplifies digital transformation; leveraging technology and analytics to make organizations more human-centric.

Jackie Connelly, Organizational Development and Employee Experience Leader at BC Transit

Jackie is is the Organizational Development and Employee Experience Leader and proud member of the People and Culture Team at BC Transit in Victoria, BC. In her current role, she is key in managing change through leading and supporting the development and delivery of People and Culture strategies, frameworks, policies and procedures that support and empower people to do their best work. Jackie also has experience with high-volume recruitment, employee recognition, employee engagement and providing overall HR generalist advice to a variety of client groups. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from UBC and a Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration, Human Resource Management & Leadership from Camosun College and is an active member of CPHR BC & Yukon.

Van Le, HR Director at Lighthouse Labs

Van has 13+ years of progressive HR leadership experience in both BC and Ontario within the non-profit, technology, finance, and cannabis industries. She’s been a part of many change management strategies including international expansions, public listings, and M&A activities.

As the Director of HR for Lighthouse Labs, she hopes to bring her personal journey of being a career reskiller to other professionals seeking training and education alternatives.

Bill Banham, Co-founder at InnovateWork

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.

Lena Hutzcal, Organizer of InnovateWork Vancouver

Lena is Director, National Accounts at ModoHR Technologies - ScreeningCanada, HR and Recruitment solutions advisor helping organizations reduce risk with HR technology. People connector and Travel enthusiast!

Rob Catalano, Co-founder at InnovateWork

Rob Catalano is passionate about helping companies succeed – by helping them focus on their employee experience. With his unique experience in HR Technology as a founding employee at Achievers, Rob co-founded WorkTango – software that helps give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. He has recently been named as a 2019 Top Global Employee Engagement Influencer, and is the Canadian Chairperson for The Enterprise Engagement Alliance, with a mandate to lead and help educate corporate, government and not-for-profit management on a formal process for implementing engagement across the enterprise community. He is an avid hockey and volleyball player, traveller, and in his own terms a ‘pointaholic’ – he collects loyalty points for everything and anything!



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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 and supported by Gallagher and High Road Human Capital.