HR Tech Opinion Leaders To Follow in 2023

Maja Nowak

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As HR tech gains momentum, the amount of online information covering the topic seems to grow exponentially. Sifting through the noise to find valuable insights might be tricky. 

Is there any way to make the process a little easier?

Actually, yes—you can follow the online output HR Tech influencers, who have been prolifically evangelizing the field throughout their careers. If you’re looking for a great source of inspirational content, go ahead and follow the opinion leaders included in this list.

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For your convenience, we’ve split this list into influencers from Europe and the rest of the world. Let’s get to it!
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Hung Lee

As the former co-founder and CEO of, a now-defunct platform matching employees to jobs based on task distribution, Hung Lee strives to popularize a more clever and efficient approach to employment in tech.

Hung publishes a weekly newsletter at Recruiting Brainfood, compiling plenty of insights about various aspects of recruitment—from workflow automation to the future of work and remote working, Hung Lee keeps his finger on the pulse, providing the latest HR tech news with detailed resources. The newsletter reaches over 16,000 subscribers.

Always on the lookout for more effective ways of bringing talent and fitting jobs together, Hung has over 15 years of experience in the Human Resources field as a recruiter, manager, and trainer - to learn more about why he's always on the lookout for more effective ways of bringing talent and fitting jobs together, check this interview from our blog:

HR Tech Expert Series: Creating Candidate-First Experience—Interview with Hung Lee

Anna Ott

With over 19 years of experience, Anna has extensive knowledge about talent acquisition and HR tech solutions. She’s actively helping companies design talent strategies as well as advising on tools that facilitate employment. Anna also helps HR tech startups develop unique products, grow, and engage customers, and works as a VP of People at HV Capital.

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Anna Ott’s tweet on corporate work models. Source: Twitter

Anna often shares her insights at various HR-related events around the globe. Recognizing the role of HR tech in recruitment, Anna knows how to use innovative tools to build compatible teams.

She works as a VP of People at HV Capital advising the company on how to shape the employee journey to create positive employee and candidate experiences.

Read more:

HR Tech Expert Series: How Businesses Transform Digitally—Interview with Anna Ott

Alexandre Pachulski

Alexandre is a driven HR expert with a knack for creating cutting-edge solutions in talent management. He’s one of the founders behind Talentsoft, a comprehensive set of tools for talent management, including recruitment, employee analytics, learning, and social media. He approaches employee analytics with careful consideration, always aiming at fulfilling employee needs and ambitions.

As a speaker and influencer, Alexandre shares his knowledge in many of his publications. In his book, Unique(s), Alexandre examines the influence of AI on the future of humanity. His twenty years of experience in the field of HR make him a trustworthy expert.

David Green

David is the go-to source for curated news on creating an exquisite employee experience, people analytics, and the future of work. He advises companies on designing positive employee experiences based on in-depth data analysis. David is an executive director at Insight222 and a host of the MyHRfuture podcast.

David is an HR tech expert who loves to write about the industry. He also publishes a monthly review of the best articles on HR written by other influencers. You can catch most of his writing on his LinkedIn page or through the newsletter available on his website. As one of the most active influencers in HR tech, David attends multiple conferences every year, so there’s always a chance to listen to him live.

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 David Green’s tweet with content recommendation. Source: Twitter

Volker Jacobs

Building on his skills as a consultant, analyst, speaker, and author, Volker delivers data-driven insights about employee experience. Granular decomposition of all the elements making up this metric allows Volker to come up with strategies that organizations should implement to increase employee experience and satisfaction.

Backed by years of experience as an executive, Volker launched his own company TI People in 2016. TI People helps companies with the digitization of HR processes, specifically people management. By analyzing employee experience to produce insights and solutions, TI People gives companies the information necessary to transform their people management systems and create an employee-friendly and result-driven workplace.

Beyond Europe

Enrique Rubio

The founder of Hacking HR, Enrique Rubio is an expert in HR and technology. In his work, Enrique explores the topic of digitization of HR—he’s been working in the industry for over 18 years, combining his experience as an engineer with plenty of passion for the HR field.

Hacking HR organizes inspiring forums in cities around the world. The community, made up of forward-thinking HR professionals, looks at HR tech and the future of work, often provoking transforming ideas and thoughtful discussions. 

On his Twitter account, you can find the most recent HR tech news and valuable resources which he eagerly shares.

Sharlyn Lauby

Sharlyn's expertise, backed by twenty years of professional experience, is a sought-after combo that makes her one of the top HR tech influencers. She advises companies on their HR strategies and practices to facilitate growth and efficiency through the workforce of the future.

Sharlyn is the CEO and co-founder of HR Bartender, an HR resource and learning platform designed for HR teams interested in acquiring specialist skills. HRBartender looks to inspire HR professionals through courses and podcasts that spark the drive for innovation.

Screenshot 2022-07-21 at 07.36.08Sharlyn's tweet promoting her live webinar. Source: Twitter

Bill Kutik


Bill is the driving force behind the HR Technology Conference, arguably the biggest event devoted to HR tech around the world. He’s a leading expert and influencer in recruiting, talent management, AI, analytics, employee experience, and a number of other areas.

Snapshot of Bill Kutik's HR column

Bill Kutik’s snapshot of his monthly HR-related column for HR Executive. Source: Twitter

Bill hosted his own YouTube video series “Firing Line with Bill Kutik,” where he talked with industry leaders about the current state of HR, technology in HR, and the future of work. He also had a regular column in HR Executive. In total, he’s published over 200 columns, given almost 200 radio talks, and appeared on over 157 panels and public interviews.

Steve Boese

You’ve already met the father of the HR Technology Conference, now it’s time to meet its current co-chair, Steve.

Steve shares lots of interesting insights on his Twitter account. He’s also the technology editor and writer for HR Executive, and can be trusted with delivering curated, thought-provoking content. One of the top influencers in the field, Steve also co-hosts a weekly podcast “HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast,” covering a wide range of HR-related topics from talent management to recruiting and workplace technology.

He gained much of his vast experience while working at Oracle on innovative enterprise HCM solutions. Steve is the CEO and co-founder of H3 HR Advisors, where he provides advisory services to HCM executives.

Frida Polli, PhD

Using her solid background in neuroscience, Frida co-founded the people recommendation engine Pymetrics. Pymetrics is based on AI algorithms, leveraging gamification in talent management and position assignment. The platform aims to remove bias from the hiring process so that applicable skills and experience determine successful recruitment.

Companies such as Swarovski, ANZ, KraftHeinz, and BCG have already implemented Pymetrics into their talent acquisition processes. With the software, organizations can build new strategies to maintain diversity and efficiency in the workplace.

Frida Polli is a frequent speaker at various HR tech conferences around the world where she shares her unique, neuroscience-inflected perspective on recruitment.

Karen Azulai


A renowned HR tech evangelist and advisor to HR technology startups, Karen Azulai is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences across Europe. On Twitter, Karen shares news and analyses of topics related to the HR industry and technology.

Her Twitter profile is a remarkably meticulous source of information for HR professionals as well as executives interested in learning more about the field. On her blog, Karen investigates the influence of technology on the recruitment process and ponders what could still be done to make it more effective and human-friendly.

She co-leads the Israeli HR Tech founder’s community and eagerly shares her expertise, inspiring innovative ideas and encouraging debate.

Screenshot 2022-07-21 at 09.09.20Kieran's tweet on her monthly Q&A session. Source: Twitter

Kieran Snyder

We close out our list with Kieran Snyder. Named one of the leading female disruptors in the industry, Kieran is the CEO and co-founder of Textio, a revolutionary augmented writing platform launched in 2014. Textio analyzes thousands of job postings from around the world to find patterns that determine the success of employer branding content. Using the collected data, Textio gives real-time suggestions as to how recruitment posting should be improved to increase the response rate within a targeted talent pool.

Kieran has a background in linguistics (she has a Ph.D. in the field) and data science—skills she further developed during her time with Microsoft and Amazon.

Kieran is active on social media and has written numerous articles for business news outlets such as Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, The Washington Post, and Slate.

Adding Curated Content to Your Feed

Following the HR tech influencers on this list will help you refine your feed and seek out more valuable content about HR. The list above is far from complete—if you’re still looking for more opinion leaders to follow, check out the speaker lineups for some of the biggest HR tech conferences.

HR tech thrives mainly thanks to all the creative people who continue to revolutionize human resources every day. If you know other influencers bringing fresh perspectives to the industry, feel free to let us know who they are on Twitter!

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