Jessica is a savvy, effective HR business partner with a proven track record of results. Her background includes a well-rounded portfolio of corporate talent management responsibilities including recruiting, training & development, organizational development and employee relations. In her role as director, digital talent strategy, that means working at the intersection of business, talent and the digital space. She’s a part of an amazing team of talent acquisition and brand professionals who work collaboratively to create greater awareness around the jobs and career opportunities at Marriott International and its family of brands.
- Director, Digital Talent Strategy, Marriott International
- Blogger #2, Fistful of Talent
John Sumser is a principal analyst for HRExaminer, an independent analyst firm covering HR Technology and the intersection of people, tech, and work. John’s mix of experience over the course of his career gives him a broad and unique perspective on the industry. Like anyone trying to process a lot of information, he is two or three steps ahead in some areas and still learning about others. Sumser’s work includes deep research into the nooks and crannies of HR Technology to identify and explain rapidly evolving trends. Built on a foundation of engineering, design, and philosophy, John’s seeks to understand and advise clients on where their technology works best, for whom, and in what context. Each year, John examines the insides of hundreds of companies, their products, and ecosystems. He delivers vendor analysis by building the framework from which to deliver the critique. He is constantly connecting and making visible the front end of change. He can help you see the path of evolution and the risks on the journey. The HRExaminer is Sumser’s vehicle for understanding and explaining the inner workings of the industry. With three weekly podcasts, and written commentary, he covers emerging ideas, the state of the industry, and the executives who operate it.