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About TalentCon

TalentCon 2019 was an action-packed 1-day conference on the future of talent acquisition. Attendees had the chance to connect with innovators and take hiring to the next level.

Meet the speakers


With experience at Nationale-Nederlanden and Accenture, Dennis now works at the Heineken HQ contributing to an extensive HR strategy and growing employer brand. Dennis is always looking for fresh talent to support and drive the Heineken brand in their corporate operations, IT department, and commerce teams.

Victoria Farrelly

Victoria Farrelly is a senior talent acquisition at Uber, where she is responsible for hiring technical roles for Uber’s European operations. She has experience hiring technical and product-centric roles for various companies including ING and Booking.com.

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Modiara is a young professional with a broad understanding of business strategy, recruitment processes and leadership.She loves to make people happy, by creating experiences that have impact on their lives within the talent attraction marketing field. Working in the recruitment industry from the start of her career she follows recruitment trends and developments to actively implement these into businesses.

Joe Burridge

Joe Burridge is a senior recruiter at Electronic Arts where he helps build EA’s studios and tech teams across Europe. He is also an active recruitment influencer with over 90,000 avid followers from all over the world.

Anouk Kon

As a Recruitment Evangelist with the Indeed Employer Insights Team, Anouk Kon pairs platform data with industry trend analysis to share Indeed’s story and bring the value of the company’s programs and solutions to life. Whether she is presenting on stage and industry events or one-on-one with the world’s top talent acquisition leaders, Anouk helps employers better understand online search and optimize their recruiting practices. She has over 10 years of experience in (global) recruitment, sales and marketing, with a MSc BA from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Joanna Szot

Joanna Szot is the Head of People at The Next Web, one of the world’s leading online tech publications. Previously, she was responsible for for employee happiness at Deskbookers and worked as a sourcing specialist for Alexander Mann Solutions. 

Adrie Smith

Adrie Smith is a former recruiter and the Head of Content at Recruitee, where she is responsible for one of Europe’s leading Recruitment blogs. She is the host of the Recruitee webinar and TA Radio, where she teases exclusive hiring tips out of the best in the industry.

Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell is the co-founder and CEO of Social Talent, the world’s leading learning experience platform for hiring. Johnny specializes in sourcing and education. In 2018 alone, he helped over 500 companies hire more than 1 million people.

Dave Hazlehurst

Dave Hazlehurst is an employer brand strategist, author and a keynote speaker specializing in employer branding and people experience. He is a partner at PhCreative, a leading employer brand and recruitment marketing agency based in Liverpool, London, San Diego and New York.

Kelly Rapmund

Kelly Rapmund is a senior talent specialist at PeopleFinders. A true talent fanatic who’s done it all. Passionate about building trust and strong relationships. And the type of recruiter who when dealt a curve ball, hits it out of the park. She’s helped companies like HelloPrint, Recruitee and Eventbrite find & keep the very best.

Johann Driessens

Johann Driessens is the founder and ‘chief enthusiasm officer’ at Branded.Careers. A renowned influencer and public speaker in the recruitment and HR space, he was named emerging employer branding leader of 2018. 

Charlotte Melkert

Charlotte Melkert is the founder and CEO of Equalture. She is also an active public speaker and one of Amsterdam’s emerging female leaders, having been nominated for InspiringFifty, Next Women100, and  De Jonge 100, amongst others.

Rob Williams

With over 10 years of experience in the recruitment tech space, Rob Williams is passionate about leveraging the power of data and technology to help people find jobs. At Indeed, he gathers insights on what makes 

Aik Deveneijns

Aik Deveneijns is the founder and CEO of LevelUp Ventures, a cutting edge ‘in-house recruiters agency’. He is active as and investor and advisor to a number of companies, including in the HR tech space.

Gary Gillick

Gary Gillick is a true Recruitee veteran. Having spent the last three years working in the recruitment and HR tech scene, he will be one of the hosts of TalentCon 2019, getting you all in the mood for an action-packed day.

Siadhal Magos

Siadhal Magos is the co-founder and CEO of Metaview. He has seen first hand the importance of hiring the right people during his time at Uber. Metaview uses conversation analytics to help world-class organisations identify and attract talent in their interviews with unerring reliability.


Flip van Eijnhoven has a vision to disrupt the tech talent market here in Europe. With an entrepreneurial spirt, Flip has brought Talent.io to the Netherlands and is hard at work evangelizing their message. At its core, Talent.io is a simple concept that’s quickly changing the way companies search for software engineers.


Coen van Hees is the founder & CEO at Story of AMS. Since the beginning, Story of AMS have always focused on company culture. Coen believes that this has helped them accelerate growth and attract the best global talent.

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Julian is a Global Relocation Manager at Honeypot, a tech-focused job platform. He is responsible for helping talents to relocate, settle in and integrate them into the community. Thereby promote, develop and live Honeypot’s believe in building the world’s largest work-life community for technical talents.

Sebastien Monnet PF

Sebastien worked for 10 years in Digital Marketing, working for international media agencies & tech companies. He designed online growth strategies for e-commerce players like Zalando, Groupon, Made.com, and Expedia. Sebastien decided to apply his Marketing expertise in recruitment 3 years ago to support organisations in optimizing their Talent Acquisition strategy.

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