As Chief Business Innovation Officer, Jason Averbook leads Appirio’s human capital management business. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry, Jason works closely with customers to creatively drive business outcomes.
Jason was formerly the CEO and co-founder Knowledge Infusion, which was acquired by Appirio in 2012. While at Knowledge Infusion, Jason was responsible for the vision and strategy that propelled the company to be the recognized leader in HR consulting.
Prior to Knowledge Infusion, Jason held senior management positions at PeopleSoft and Ceridian, where he built strong relationships with customers and strove to provide unrivaled service to HR organizations around the world.
Jason is deeply involved in the global HR community and speaks frequently at industry conferences, including HR Technology, IHRIM and major enterprise software vendor conferences. He also frequently contributes to publications that include Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Talent Management Magazine, HR Executive and Workforce Management. A native of Minnesota, Jason holds a bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Gretchen Alarcon is Vice President, Human Capital Management (HCM) Strategy at Oracle. Ms. Alarcon leads the strategy team responsible for Oracle Fusion HCM, a full suite of enterprise-grade, SaaS HCM applications that can be deployed easily and securely across any environment. Oracle Fusion HCM is redefining the business of HR, with applications that deliver a next-generation user experience, built-in business intelligence, networking and collaboration capabilities, and embassy-grade security.
Ms. Alarcon brings more than 15 years of industry experience to Oracle's strategy organization. She spent over four years at PeopleSoft working closely with customers and contributing to the direction of the company's talent management and recruiting applications.
Prior to Oracle, Ms. Alarcon was Director, Product Management at Icarian, Inc. where she designed new product roadmaps and drove strategic decisions for the company's workforce management suites. Before joining Icarian, Ms. Alarcon was with National Semiconductor where she helped redesign the company's worldwide human resource functions.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Alarcon was responsible for the strategy of Oracle's talent management applications.
Ms. Alarcon holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.