SOURCE: Plateau Systems

September 25, 2009 08:30 ET

Plateau Systems Bringing Industry-Leading Talent Management Solutions to HR Technology® Conference & Exposition

Plateau to Participate in 2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout; Plateau CEO Paul Sparta, Zions Bancorporation HR Executive to Present Session on Using Talent Management Solutions for Strategic Talent Planning Initiatives

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2009) - Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class SaaS solutions for talent management, announced that the company is a Gold Sponsor of Human Resource Executive® Magazine's 12th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition, being held Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago and will be showcasing its vision for fully integrated talent management at the event. During the conference, Plateau CEO Paul Sparta and Connie Linardakis, Chief HR Officer at Zions Bancorporation, will discuss how Zions is using Plateau's talent management solutions to make critical talent-planning decisions. Plateau will also be featured as one of four participants in the 2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout.

"Facing unprecedented talent challenges, HR professionals are looking for solutions that help them solve real-world problems," explained Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO of Plateau. "By sharing best practices from our customers and facing off in a variety of scenarios during the Shootout, we hope to highlight how talent management can be used to make strategic business decisions."

SESSION: Zions Bancorp Uses Talent Management to Grow and Shrink the Workforce

WHO:     Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO, Plateau Systems
         Connie Linardakis, EVP and Chief HR Officer, Zions Bancorporation

WHAT:    More than any other industry, financial services took enormous
         hits in the last part of 2008 and the first half of 2009. The
         downturn affected not only large Wall Street firms, but also
         regional and community banks such as Zions Bancorporation, a
         holding company that operates banks across ten western and
         southwestern states. CHRO Connie Linardakis started buying
         integrated Talent Management applications just two years ago to
         consolidate and streamline practices across its decentralized
         subsidiaries, especially in Training, Performance Management and
         Succession Planning. The Talent Management platform helps
         employees take accountability for their own development and
         performance, and helps the company make fact-based decisions
         around downsizing during this difficult period, as well as
         retention of key talent for the better times ahead. Come learn
         the value of talent management in good times and bad.

WHEN:    Wednesday, September 30, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

WHERE:   Human Resource Executive Magazine's 12th Annual HR Technology
         Conference & Exposition

         McCormick Place
         2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
         Chicago, Illinois 60616

2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout

WHO:     Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO, Plateau Systems

WHAT:    Billed as the HR Technology Conference's "signature event," the
         2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout will feature custom
         demonstrations from four leading vendors as they tackle a
         scripted scenario of problems, including those faced by managers
         and employees each day. Following the demonstrations led by
         Leighanne Levensaler, Director of Talent Management Research for
         Bersin & Associates and co-author this year's script, the
         hundreds of HR professionals in attendance will vote on this
         year's Shootout winner.

WHEN:    Thursday, October 1, 4 - 5:15 p.m.

WHERE:   Human Resource Executive Magazine's 12th Annual HR Technology
         Conference & Exposition

         McCormick Place
         2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
         Chicago, Illinois 60616

Plateau will be exhibiting and showcasing its newly released Plateau Talent Gateway solution in Booth #328 during the conference. For more information about the event, visit

About Plateau

Plateau led the charge in transforming corporate workforces in the mid-'90s with its award-winning learning management system (LMS) platform, which streamlined the management and delivery of learning and training across some of the world's most respected organizations, including General Electric, the United States Air Force and Capital One Services. Plateau expanded its LMS platform, and in early 2000 delivered the industry's first fully integrated, Java-based talent management platform, which allowed organizations to link learning and training with employee performance to ensure that employee goals aligned with corporate objectives. Today, organizations around the world rely on Plateau's enterprise-class SaaS solutions to drive innovation, facilitate collaboration and connect people in ways that support the organization's most critical business objectives. Customers and industry analysts continue to recognize Plateau as a customer satisfaction leader and for its continued leadership, vision and technology innovation. Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

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