This week’s post is brought to you by Optis’ Executive Vice President, [Rene Gates](https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rene-gates/6/a03/6b9). ![photo-gates_0.jpg](/sites/default/files/photo-gates_0.jpg) 2014 was a busy year for Optis’ product develop team. We rolled out a Self Service Portal for LeaveXpert®, unveiled a new platform for Optis Insights, and launched an end-to-end employee accommodations solution, ADAInteract™. While we were expanding our product roadmap for 2014, we kept a close ear to the ground on new developments in HR technology.
2015 HR Tech Outlook
Data Conversion Rundown
*This week's post is brought to you by Andy Kersh, Optis' Senior Data Analyst.* Data conversion is a concept that’s been used for decades in the HR Tech realm. But, what *exactly* does it mean? Simply put, data conversion is the transformation of data from one format to another. There are many types of data conversions - file type, database type, or even a whole system of data.
Twitter for Human Resources & Leave Managers
At the recent [DMEC conference](http://web.oci.com/blog/bid/154112/DMEC-Conference-Recap-Leveraging-Technology-to-Manage-FMLA-Leaves), we had the opportunity to talk with a lot of people we’ve met ‘virtually’ but never before in person. It was exciting to put a face to the Twitter handle and make off-line connections. However, in one conversation, we met someone who we hadn’t met online.
Want to Meet Up?
OCI has an exciting fall ahead of us with a lot of HR events on our calendar.