Al Smith

Chief Technology Officer

As chief technology officer, Al Smith leads the creative and technology teams behind iCIMS’ product portfolio, providing its 2 million users with the world’s leading talent cloud. Smith is leading the company as it develops innovative solutions that empower employers at every stage of the talent continuum, allowing leaders to attract, engage, hire, and advance the world’s best talent.  

Smith joined iCIMS in 2015 as vice president of technology with responsibility for iCIMS Labs, encompassing the product management, business analysis, development, quality assurance, research, architecture, and production teams. He is passionate about anticipating customers’ and partners’ future needs and developing solutions to automate, streamline, and improve talent goals and achieve business success. Over the past five years, he modernised internal development and test engineering practices, transitioned iCIMS’ data hosting infrastructure, and launched the company’s data analytics programme – Insights – and released award-winning solutions including Offer Management, Integrations, and its partner ecosystem, and iCIMS’ Development Platform.  

 Before joining iCIMS, Smith held senior technology and executive positions at Revitas, IBM, Princeton Softech, HP, Bluestone Software, Astea, and GE. His product experience includes service management, revenue management, contract management, information management, data governance, and application server middleware. During his career, he has participated in more than a dozen mergers and acquisitions, including iCIMS’ 2018 acquisition of mobile recruiting platform TextRecruit, the 2019 acquisition of Jibe, a state-of-the-art recruiting technology for sourcing, nurturing, and marketing to candidates, and the 2020 acquisition of Opening.io, an Ireland-based data science company.  

Smith was recognised as one of the top 100 HR tech influencers of 2019 and 2020 by Human Resource Executive and the HR Technology Conference. 

Areas of Expertise

  • HR technology trends  
  • Talent transformation advice for business leaders 
  • The new future of work; emerging technology impacting recruiting  
  • The tech hiring deficit; STEM talent acquisition and development  
  • Security, compliance, and data privacy  
  • Enterprise software and integrations  
  • Product strategy  
  • Building diverse and inclusive global teams and reducing unconscious bias 
  • Tech leadership and job seeker advice 
  • Social and mobile recruiting 
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning 
  • Technological advancements influencing how people live and work 

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