HR Tech’s Guru Bill Kutik Stepping Aside

LRP Publications, producer of national conferences, professional research services and business-to-business magazines including Human Resource Executive®, today announced that the founding co-chairman of Human Resource Executive®’s HR Technology®Conference & Expo, Bill Kutik, will retire after the 2013 HR Technology® Conference, being held October 7 to 9 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Steve Boese, currently director of talent management strategy at Oracle Corp., will succeed Kutik.

“Bill has had a profound impact on our conference, and I am very grateful for the expertise, excellent foresight and responsible planning he has provided throughout the years,” according to Kenneth Kahn, president of LRP Publications. “It’s no coincidence that his involvement corresponds with the conference’s growth and maturation into the premier HR technology event in the world.”

The 2013 HR Technology® Conference & Expo will include a “Thank You to Bill Kutik” celebration to honor Kutik’s many contributions to the success of HR Tech and recognize his impact on the industry. After the event, Kutik will officially become Chair Emeritus, while continuing to write his monthly HR technology column for Human Resource Executive®, host his bi-weekly The Bill Kutik Radio Show® and moderate the conference’s LinkedIn group.

“After 15 years working to build the HR Tech Conference into a world-class event, Ken Kahn and I hand-picked Steve Boese to take it to the next level,” says Kutik.

Boese brings more than 20 years of experience in HR technology. Presently, he is working on Fusion HCM, Oracle’s next generation of Human Capital Management solutions. Boese is a popular, award-winning HR blogger (featured on HREOnline®) and host of HR Happy Hour, a weekly online radio program. He also is an instructor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches a graduate level course on HR technology.

“Steve lives HR technology: with his daily blog, weekly radio show, co-creating five HRevolution conferences and his soon-to-be-former job with Oracle HCM,” says Kutik. “More importantly, he’s even done the work at the foundation of the conference: operating HR systems for organizations and teaching it as a college course. His expertise makes him the perfect successor.”

Over the next year, Kutik will mentor Boese as he transitions into his new role. Kutik, Boese and Co-Chairman David Shadovitz, co-publisher of Human Resource Executive® magazine, will develop and execute the HR Technology® Conference program in 2013. Boese and Shadovitz will plan HR Tech 2014 together.

To further ensure the continued quality of the conference program, Boese will become a full-time employee of LRP Conferences as of January 2013.

About LRP Publications:

LRP Publications, founded in 1977, produces nearly a dozen professional conferences and trade shows, including the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo), Human Resource Executive® Health & Benefits Leadership Conference , HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo and the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference and Expo, in addition to the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition. LRP Publications also publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, as well as hundreds of newsletters, books, videos, eCourses, and case reporters in the fields of workers’ compensation and disability, human resources, education administration and law, and federal employment law. For a complete list of LRP products, conferences and trade shows, please visit

HR Technology® Conference & Exposition is the annual Town Meeting of thousands of professionals from around the world who gather to share their expertise and challenges in all forms of technology for HR. For more details, please visit

The full press release can be read here.