Principal Partner

Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organisation’s greatest competitive advantage. We offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle - including comprehensive recruiting, personalised learning, development-driven performance management, and holistic HR planning.

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Sue Turk - Managing Director



ELMO (ASX:ELO) is Australia and New Zealand’s only integrated cloud HR, payroll and rostering / time & attendance solution. ELMO is ISO 27001:2013 certified and our commitment to security is a core aspect of business operations. We provide innovative technology to more than 1000 organisations across APAC, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people from one platform, with a single dashboard and reporting suite.

ELMO helps to streamline operations across the following areas:

  • Payroll
  • Rostering / Time & Attendance
  • HR Core
  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Learning Management 
  • Course Builder
  • Pre-built Courses (400+ course library)
  • Performance Management 
  • Succession Management
  • Rewards & Recognition
  • Remuneration
  • Survey







Synchrony Global is a Leading Provider of Cloud HR and Payroll Solutions and Services, including SAP SuccessFactors. Our unique 360° approach to Cloud HR and Payroll services and solutions is provided through three main divisions: Business Consulting, System Integration, and Operate & Improve Services.

We are currently SAP APJ Partner of the Year for Cloud Shared Services and SAP SuccessFactors ANZ Partner of the Year, and are headquartered in Singapore, with global delivery centres in Manila and Kuala Lumpur, and offices across Australia and New Zealand. 

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Gold Sponsor

At Australia Post, we proudly provide trusted ways for people, businesses and communities to connect with each other and the world. Standing alongside our traditional business, we are one of Australia’s most experienced providers of complex identity services. We complete 8 million identity checks, 1.9 million passport applications, and more than 2 million employment checks every year.

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Glint is the people success platform that leverages real-time people data to help global organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve results. Leading brands like United, Intuit, and Sky leverage Glint’s unique combination of intuitive design, sophisticated analytics, and actionable intelligence to help employees be happier and more successful at work. For more information, please visit

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Tim Holloway
Regional Manager, Glint
M:+61 408 684 322

Tech Talk Sponsors

Egencia – business travel from Expedia Group elevates corporate travel programs and traveler satisfaction. As the only solution with the same personalized experience across every touchpoint, the world’s most relevant travel options and exceptional 24/7 customer care, Egencia improves compliance and savings for companies large and small globally.

From the original digital travel management company to today’s leading business travel management platform, Egencia takes businesses where they need to go. Connect with us at or @Egencia to see the difference when business travel begins with you.

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Emily Ferreira
Sales Development Representative
Ph: (02) 8002 4966

Elena Young
Sales Development Representative
Ph: 02 80024987

Expert360 is APAC’s leading marketplace and management platform powering the freelance economy. The platform enables top freelance consultants, contractors and experts to easily connect with APAC’s largest businesses to perform high quality, project orientated work. Expert360’s platform allows Enterprise to respond quickly to the resource demands of the business while streamlining the source-to-pay freelance management life cycle at scale. Expert360 is a trusted supplier to the ASX Top 100.

Contact details:
1300 441 137 (AUS)

As the trusted partner of over 35,000 organisations worldwide, First Advantage provides easy-to-understand background checks so you can confidently make decisions about prospective employees, vendors and contractors. Not only does this safeguard your brand, but you also arrive at dramatically better background insights – insights you can rely on. Access criminal record searches; education, employment, and professional license verifications; global sanction searches; credit checks and more. First Advantage has 26 offices throughout North America, Europe, India and Asia. Our 65 million international background screens annually cover 200+countries and territories.  Access more information at

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Anita Khoshabeh
Marketing & Communications Manager APAC
P: 02 9017 4321

Built on neuroscience, Heelix creates high performing and highly connected teams by bringing together real-time engagement tracking, lightweight performance management and a simple social collaboration tool. It delivers weekly insights and recommendations based on organisational neuroscience, provides employees and managers a better structure to manage individual performance, and connects teams together through crowdsourcing knowledge to resolve issues, celebrate success and recognise one another. To learn more and try it out for free, head to

Launched in 2016, the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub is an exciting collaboration between Macquarie University and Optus. This $10m joint investment brings business, government and academics from different disciplines together to provide expertise and thought leadership across research and innovation as well as skills and education. The Cyber Security Hub is the first initiative of its kind in Australia addressing this profoundly multifaceted challenge that is cyber security by linking advanced computer science expertise with aspects of human and social sciences, governance, economics, behavioural psychology, law and policy formation.

Contact details

A/Prof Christophe Doche
Executive Director
Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub
T: (+61) 2 9850 9576
M: (+61) 425 216 473

PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is the world’s largest RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 98 percent client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next.  Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an  AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience with one point ATS and VMS integration and single sign-on. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients across more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, London and Sydney and global delivery centers in Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore.

Contact details

Corey Aston
Head of Client Development
P: +612 9561 9069  
M: +61 401 594 258

QHR is leading the market in applying the latest strategic workforce planning and HR analytics approaches, enabling clients to unlock the value of their human capital. Clients are able to increase company performance and mitigate the risk of their organisation not having the workforce required to execute their strategic and operating imperatives.

This year QHR launched the eQ8 Strategic Workforce Planning Platform, to help organisations plan for the future of work using the most sophisticated technology available.

WithYouWithMe has launched a talent sourcing and training software with a BIG difference. Whether you’re redeploying parts of your workforce or looking to grow your business in new areas, our talent software solution can help. Potential is a talent management platform which allows you to find the right talent for the right job and helps prepare your workforce for the changing job market.

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For in excess of 15 years, Actevate and its team of allied health and medical specialist have been supporting its national clients in injury, illness and claims risk mitigation.  Innovatively resolving even the most painful points for our clients, and delivering effective (both in cost and outcomes) results every time

Alcami Interactive is a data-driven, on-demand digital Video Interviewing platform. We help organizations screen hundreds of candidates in record time with our easy to use Video Interviewing technology and provide an exceptional candidate experience in a fully branded portal. Get to know your candidates better with Alcami Interactive Video Interviewing.

Contact details:

Jane Bianchini, Founder and CEO / Dudley Levell - General Manager

T: 0425 221 504 / 0403 987 570

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ConnX is a HR software provider focused on developing and delivering innovative solutions.

Everything we do is designed to improve the lives of HR/Payroll professionals. We are passionate about delivering HR solutions. ConnX, first released in 2003 and has matured into a market-leading solution with 500 clients and 250,000 users.

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Earnd is the leading “future of pay” financial technology provider, empowering individuals with access to their income as they earn it. Earnd has partnered with employers across Australia who truly care for their people, providing a set of tools which radically increase employee engagement, productivity and retention. 

In an increasingly on-demand world, Earnd and the forward-thinking organisations it partners with recognise the need for flexibility in the workplace, empowering people to be their best. 

Earnd is on a mission to change the way pay is thought about and support millions of employees along the way.

Contact details:

Josh Vernon - CEO
M: 0405 271 718

Frontier Software is an acknowledged leader in the provision of global HR & Payroll solutions. Representing over 3 decades of investment in people-facing technology, ichris sets the benchmark for human capital management platforms. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Frontier Software has offices in 7 countries providing solutions to over 1700 clients. 

Contact info:

Jason Bush

Business Development Manager


P: 0417 334 823 


O.C. Tanner, the global leader in engaging workplace cultures, helps thousands of top companies create peak moments that inspire people to achieve, appreciate and thrive at work. Learn how to influence greatness in your organisation with O.C. Tanner’s Culture CloudTM at

Contact details

Russell Flint
Director Business Development
M: 0412 755 543

Panopto is the easiest way to manage, live stream, record, and share videos for universities and businesses. Since 2007, we have built the easiest-to-use platform to search and manage video content, stream live events, record employee training videos, and promote social learning. We serve more than 5 million end users in universities and businesses around the world. Learn more at

SilkRoad Technology optimizes human capital with a software and services platform that helps our clients attract and retain people and align them to their business. Our solutions start with Global Client Services to provide strategic HR and business expertise. SilkRoad designs secure solutions and delivers personalized experiences for employees to drive engagement across the employment lifecycle to enable measurable and better business outcomes.

Get in touch with us here and be sure to visit us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook to find out more.

Smartsoftware provides industry leading ERP & HCM software technology to people and project centric firms in the Asia Pac region.  Its HCM software is SaaS based and is a unified solution addressing the entire employee lifecycle from hire to retire.  Modules can be bought as a stand alone or as a holistic solution and include recruitment, performance, learning, development and compensation.

With consultants in all major cities within Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Smartsoftware are more than a software specialist, they have the expertise to take a broader look at your business and help to advise it in the right direction with your talent strategies.

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Kathryn Gordon – Talent Business Development Manager

Sterling RISQ empowers organisations to make smarter, faster, and safer hiring decisions. We provide the most comprehensive and accurate background screening and monitoring for the evolving global workforce. Our 25,000+ clients trust us to create safer work environments and experiences. With 20 offices in nine countries and growing, we conduct more than 100 million searches annually. Visit for more information.

Unleashed specialise in VR training, with niche expertise in people skills and emotional intelligence in the workplace.  Unleashed's flagship product, Facilitate, is a VR training platform that provides the tools, templates and guidance for training professionals to create and run their own VR training in an intuitive and affordable way.

Contact details:

Ben Bauert
M: 0488667378

Photo Booth Sponsor

TalentVine is an outsourced recruitment management platform for employers to hire hard-to- fill roles. We anonymously provide employers with customised bids from over 500 of Australia's specialist recruiters who then bid for the opportunity to present their best candidates. By streamlining the outsourcing process with a single set of terms and adding additional accountability and visibility into all the recruiters' ratings and performance metrics, employers benefit from reduced time and costs whilst accessing the best possible candidates for any difficult role.

Name: Justin Falk
Title: Founder/ CEO
Phone: +61 (0)449 874 491

Support Sponsor

Allegis Global Solutions is a leader in global talent solutions. We support clients in more than 60 countries through regional hubs, matching our great people with businesses seeking to optimise their permanent and contingent workforce.

We deliver scalable, flexible and customised solutions, shaped around our clients’ unique business requirements and culture. We draw upon decades of industry expertise and market insight to design strategies that work. We develop innovative tools, products and processes that deliver results. And we do all this better than anyone else.

Our passion for talent is the driving force behind everything we do.


Contact details:

Christineh​ Grigorian

Senior Marketing Specialist

t: +61 2 9087 6240


Magazine Sponsor

Fleet Auto News is an online source of fleet management, novated leasing and salary packaging news. The annual Novated Leasing Guide provides HR specialists with a resource to share across their organisation to provide answers for staff that want to salary package their dream car. 

For more information visit

Media Partner

APAC CIOoutlook is a print magazine that aims to provide a platform for CIOs, CTOs and other senior levels IT buyers and decision makers along with CXOs of solution providers to share their experiences, 

wisdom and advice with enterprise IT community of APAC countries. We promote our unique 'learn from our peers approach' in the Asia Pacific region.

From enterprise applications to the leading trends in big data, mobile computing, security and the Cloud, APAC CIOoutlook delivers practical, actionable information from senior practitioners in the trenches.

We leverage our extensive peer-to-peer network, among leading technology executives, to bring their experience and the best practices to other members of the CIO community in Asia Pacific countries.

We also identify and profile emerging companies providing cutting edge solutions to enterprises in APAC.

For every technology and every industry vertical, our research team has access to and has deep background research done on hundreds of vendors providing solutions in APAC. 

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