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The New Generation of Work – Connections 2014

At Ultimate, we understand that getting the most from your people is a full-time endeavor. After all, every component of our technology team is focused on putting people first in delivering our innovative HR solutions, from maintaining high availability and improving the end-user experience to all of the exciting advancements on our product roadmap.

To provide the level of service and functionality our customers deserve, we channel this focus every day of the year. But next week is special. The Connections conference is an exceptional opportunity for our team to network with the people that rely on UltiPro daily in their professional lives, connect with partners, and unveil our continuing vision for the future of human capital management.

This year, we’ll be hosting 1,500 attendees in Las Vegas for what will undoubtedly be our best conference ever. We’re offering two completely new special-interest session tracks compared to last year, for a total of 11. We’ve also expanded our popular hands-on learning sessions to encompass three days of the conference to help even more of our customers get the most from UltiPro. Additionally, you’ll notice more Ultimate team members and partners among the Connections staff available to share their knowledge and help make this year’s event an unprecedented success.
Connections 2014 will include the chance to see some of the most exciting keynote speakers we could have hoped for. Jason Dorsey, a.k.a. The Gen Y Guy® will be bringing his generational expertise to the conference stage. He’ll share his insights in managing across the four distinct generations that comprise the workforce of the present and future, with a focus on the secrets of both managing and selling millennials. Jason is hilarious—I’d be shocked if anyone in the ballroom is able to resist laughing out loud by the end of his presentation. Patrick Lencioni is a bestselling author with more than 3 million copies sold of his work on the topics of organizational health and workforce dysfunction. His perspectives on employee engagement and passion for teamwork reflect what Ultimate is all about. Finally, we’ll be lucky enough to hear from Aimee Mullins, a truly inspirational individual who set world records in 100- and 200-meter dash events as well as the long jump despite being outfitted with prosthetic legs her entire life. She’s also the youngest person ever to hold a top-secret clearance at the Pentagon and serves on numerous boards and nonprofits, including the Women’s Sports Foundation.

As always, I’m especially eager to share what my team has in store for the coming year. We’ll be showing off some very cool new UltiPro features and functionality, and I can’t wait to hear what our customers think. Even if you can’t join us this year, be sure to follow all the action on Twitter at #UltiConnect. See you in Vegas!