Open standards development has shown itself important in industry after industry. Human Resources (HR) is no exception in joining the discussion. The HR Open Standards Consortium is the only global network of HR technology professionals committed to leading the ongoing development of global HR interoperability standards and will be hosting this conversation with real-world case studies later this week.

On March 9-10, they will host their annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The meeting looks to combine both HR practitioners, global standards advocates and HR technology providers to “further HR Open Standards’ mission to develop and promote HR data exchange standards that enable proprietary software systems to work together, speeding time to market and reducing costs.”

The meeting will also look to highlight 2017’s HR technology trends, as well as “the consortium’s HR data exchange standards through real-world case studies and active development workgroups.”

According to their press release, the meeting’s keynote and session highlights include:

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) on the Horizon of HR with Matthew Bailey, President of Powering IoT and 2015 World Technology Award Nominee
  • The Common Sense Leader in an Agile World with Martin VanDerSchouw, President & CEO of Looking Glass Development
  • Artificial Intelligence: Make Humans Super…Not Making Super Humans, Meredith H. Bishop, Accenture Sr. HR Business Partner in Artificial Intelligence and Ecosystems

Attendees can also expect to learn from some of the HR industry’s top business innovators, network with business and technology partners. They will also have the opportunity to gain practical knowledge of HR integrations, resolve integrations challenges, and build industry standards in active workgroup projects. View the full meeting agenda on the Annual Meeting event page. Registration is open through March 6, 2017, and is available on the HR Open Standards 2017 Annual Meeting event page.

By promoting Open Standards across HR, the HR Open Standards Consortium are offering open standards that “provide confidence and build trust between trading partners, businesses, and government agencies, especially those transparently developed by a diverse, global community.”

As readers of this blog, and supporters of The Modern Paradigm for Standards, know, working towards open standards across all industries is critical for the furthering of our cause. We are excited to see it making such big strides in HR, an industry critical across all industries.