Bringing Recognition to Life with Technology
Advances in technology are unstoppable and inevitable. The desire to have instant solutions at our fingertips is ever-increasing. With this in mind, it is important to consider the effects this will have on recognition programs. More specifically, we will discuss the benefits, challenges and considerations of bringing recognition to life with technology. Through the presentation, we will also share our views on how technology is impacting the growth of recognition. We will explore the roles that technology plays in loyalty programs and provide insight as to how technology is evolving in the industry.
Kimberly Abel, Maritz Motivation Solutions
Kimberly Abel is the Employee Solutions Leader for Maritz Motivation Solutions. In this role, Kimberly is responsible for developing and communicating the company’s thought leadership and point of view on workforce performance and employee recognition solutions. She works directly with clients and account teams to understand client needs and market direction and provide tailored solutions to drive business results. Kimberly is the resident expert in workforce recognition and is a nationally known leader in the field.
Kimberly has over 20 years of experience in performance solutions consulting and workforce recognition product management and marketing. Previously Kim held the role of Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Inspirus, a privately held company focused on workforce recognition solutions and service awards. Before Inspirus, she was the Co-Founder and President of Prosperiti, a privately held company focused on providing enterprise performance technologies to Fortune 1000 companies. She also served as the Vice President of Product Visioning and Performance Services for Cultureworx. Her clients have repeatedly won national awards for their solutions.
Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from North Central College, an MBA Certificate from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Thunderbird Global Management Program and the Villanova ROI Institute. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Industry/Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, Kimberly serves as a business mentor for BPeace International, a non-profit organization, is an Advisory Board Member for Speetra, a Speech Analytics Company and serves on the Recognition Council for IMA.