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July 10, 2017

8/9: CharlieHR Founding CEO Rob O’Donovan on Building Consumer-Centric Business Software

CharlieHR Founding CEO Rob O'Donovan on Building Consumer-Centric Business Software

Why do we have different standards for our tech products dependent on context? Why do we expect beautiful and slick apps to permeate our personal lives but settle for ugly and obtuse software when we’re at work? “We don’t… anymore,” says CharlieHR Founding CEO Rob O’Donovan. In this talk, he shows us how the consumerization of workplace software is creating opportunities for companies to redesign the everyday tools we work with.

About the Speaker: Rob O’Donovan is the Founding CEO of CharlieHR, the free HR platform for small businesses. Having spent the better part of the last decade building companies out of startup studio The Eleven, he became tired of a constant frustration: the more successful the company, the further founders are removed from the stuff they really love doing.

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