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[NEWS] Red Branch CEO to Host LinkedIn Talent Connect in Las Vegas October 5th-7th

Maren Hogan Will Provide Livestream Coverage at LinkedIn Talent Connect

Red Branch Media CEO, Maren Hogan, has been selected to serve as Livestream host and emcee at the 2016 LinkedIn Talent Connect, this October. Hogan will provide “follow the sun” coverage of the event for virtual attendees in the UK and EMEA, as well as backstage interviews and live coverage for those in the United States.

Former Talent Connect Livestream hosts include Matthew Jeffery, Talent Leader at SAP who pioneered Recruiting 2.0 and then Recruiting 3.0, Ed Nathanson, Founder of Red Pill Talent and 2015 pick, Lars Schmidt Founder of Amplify Talent and leader of the Human Resources Open Source movement.

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“This year’s Talent Connect livestream viewers are in for a treat. Maren is an excellent choice to hostequal parts wits, smarts, humor, and charmwith wonderful stage presence to match. She’ll do a great job bringing viewers around the world into Vegas to experience Talent Connect up close,” said Schmidt.


Keynote speaker, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, will share the importance of talent, how it connects with company success and how he used quality talent to launch and nurture over 400 companies. Branson will expand on how he fosters a quality company culture across Virgin Group by making hiring his number one priority.

Hogan will be the second woman to livestream the event since its inception in 2013. She’ll also be the first to test the company’s “follow the sun” coverage to other countries.

Hogan will be interviewing additional keynote speakers on a live stream throughout the event and plans to ask questions about recent product updates, the 2017 plan to address the blue-collar skills shortage and how strategic plans to enhance and grow the LinkedIn product base will affect both leaders and frontline recruitment professionals.


More keynote speakers:

  • Amber Grewal, VP Talent Acquisition, GE Digital
  • Nellie Peshkov, VP, Talent Acquisition, Netflix
  • Gerald Chertavian, CEO, Year Up
  • Wade Burgess, VP of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn


“I am thrilled to be hosting this event. I’ve attended LinkedIn Talent Connect in the past and laughed, cried and learned my way through the sessions and keynotes,” said Hogan. “The idea of interviewing friends who are speaking at the event like Danielle Monaghan, Stacy Zapar, John Vlastelica, Leela Srinivasan and of course Lars, is as exciting to me as the thought of sharing air time with businessmen like Sir Richard Branson and LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner.”

Keep up with Red Branch and Talent Connect leading up to the event on the @RedBranch Twitter and Talent Connect website.