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BOSTON—FEB. 20, 2020—Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that former NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman and “American Ninja Warrior” host Matt Iseman will deliver the keynote presentations at Engage® Austin 2020, taking place June 17-19. Each speaker will draw on their unique experiences to deliver messages to staffing industry professionals on defying expectations, taking risks, overcoming obstacles, and adopting new skills to scale your career.
Dr. Dava Newman is Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a leader in advanced space suit design, best known for inventing the second skin BioSuit™ planetary EVA system. She was the first female engineer and scientist to serve as NASA Deputy Administrator, from 2015–2017 under President Obama, representing NASA to the White House, Congress, international space agencies, and industry.
Dr. Newman’s keynote will open Engage Austin on Wednesday, June 17. During her address, she will draw on her experience as a leader at NASA, mentor to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students, and co-founder of the climate advocacy organization EarthDNA, to inspire Engage attendees to lead by breaking through barriers to innovation and excellence.
Matt Iseman was a physician before following the advice of his father to “do what makes you happy” and making a complete career change from medicine to comedy and show business. In addition to his tenure hosting the four-time Emmy-nominated “American Ninja Warrior,” Iseman is the most recent winner of Celebrity Apprentice in 2017, among numerous other television and film appearances. Off the screen, he is a strong supporter of the Arthritis Foundation and the 2018 “Arthritis Warrior of the Year,” due to his ongoing battle with rheumatoid arthritis, and his battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma inspired him to become a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Iseman’s keynote, taking place the afternoon of Thursday, June 18, will draw from his varied experiences in the medical field, television, comedy, and charitable organizations. In a world where reskilling and upskilling are vital to recruitment, Iseman will relate his own experience learning and embracing a completely new skill set to succeed in his new career.
“We can learn so much about how to be successful when we listen to those who have broken through significant barriers, and we are excited to present two keynotes at Engage Austin that bring this inspiring message from two unique points of view,” said Art Papas, Bullhorn’s founder and CEO. “As we address together the many exciting changes in the staffing industry, I know we will all find Dava Newman’s resolve to solve complex challenges, and Matt Iseman’s message of doing whatever it takes to pursue a fulfilling career, resonant.”
Engage Austin 2020 is Bullhorn’s flagship staffing and recruiting conference, where over 1,200 leaders discover how to more effectively engage talent, leadership, and the future of staffing. Taking place Wednesday, June 17, through Friday, June 19, at The JW Marriott Austin, Engage 2020 is the only event that brings together recruitment leaders and practitioners alike for unparalleled industry insights and tactical Bullhorn product training.
Dr. Dava Newman and Matt Iseman join an exciting and diverse lineup of staffing industry speakers at Engage Austin 2020. For more information about the keynotes, please visit https://engage.bullhorn.com/engage-austin-2020/engage-keynote-speakers/.
Register today with code KEYNOTE to save $100 on the price of your All-Access Pass. For more information about Engage Austin 2020 and to register for the event, please visit http://engage.bullhorn.com/austin/.
Bullhorn® is the global leader in software for the staffing industry. More than 10,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platforms to power their staffing processes from start to finish. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn is founder-led and employs more than 1,100 people globally. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.
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