NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019

Keynote Speakers

Billy Beane, Executive Vice President, Oakland Athletics

Billy Beane

EVP, Oakland Athletics
Creator of Moneyball
Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

Author, The 5-Second Rule
Host, The Mel Robbins Show
David Cancel, CEO, Drift

David Cancel

CEO, Drift
Lynda Applegate, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School

Lynda Applegate

Baker Foundation Professor
Harvard Business School
Mike Zani, CEO, The Predictive Index

Mike Zani

CEO, The Predictive Index

Last Call for OPTIMA Speakers

Submission deadline ends May 24, 2019
Innovators, visionaries, and business leaders are all welcome to submit to speak at the first talent optimization conference: OPTIMA 2019.

Speaking Opportunities

What is OPTIMA?

OPTIMA 2019 is the inaugural talent optimization conference taking place from November 20–22, 2019 in Boston, MA. As a business leader, it’s your job to make sure your company puts your talent into the optimal position to produce desired business results. The essence of talent optimization is aligning people strategy with business strategy—and that begins with taking an intentional and data-driven approach to getting the people part right.

So how do you assemble world-class teams and manage employees in a way that pushes everyone to the top of their game?

Four Paths, Many Possibilities

At OPTIMA, you'll join the talent optimization community to roll up your sleeves and become proficient in strategies for designing, hiring, and inspiring high-performing teams, and capitalizing on your people data, to maximize productivity and crush the competition. We're building out four different tracks to guide attendees toward the sessions and speakers best for their particular role or organization.

Strategy & Design

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Hire & Inspire

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Measure & Diagnose

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What is Talent Optimization?

Talent optimization is a four-part discipline you can use to align your business strategy with your people strategy for optimal business results.

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Become an OPTIMA Sponsor

Be a part of the Talent Optimization movement and a sponsor of the OPTIMA 2019 Conference.

OPTIMA is where the entire Talent Optimization community of customers, partners, employees and thought leaders come together for inspiration, imagination, and innovation. An OPTIMA sponsorship puts your organization as leaders in front of a global audience across key industries and core lines of business. Contact us today for available opportunities.

Sponsor Opportunities

Become an OPTIMA Speaker

Submission deadline ends May 24, 2019

Innovators, visionaries, and business leaders are all welcome to submit to speak at OPTIMA 2019—the first talent optimization conference.

This is your chance to share your story with hundreds of the brightest, most enthusiastic minds in talent optimization and beyond—inspiring them with strategies to align people strategy with business strategy for optimal business results.

Speaking Opportunities

Sheraton Boston

November 20 - 22, 2019