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As managing partner at Bloom & Wallace in Fort Myers, Fla., Naomi Bloom is a leading independent voice, business/platform strategy consultant and thought leader in the HR technology/HRO industry.
She has acted as a change agent and HRM delivery systems strategist/coach for global corporate and federal agency clients, an adviser on business strategy and product/service design to several generations of HRM software vendors and HR outsourcing providers, and a provider of competitive insight and due diligence for the investment community.
Bloom has built the only vendor-neutral HRM domain model and application architecture "starter kits," which have been licensed and consulted across the industry and are considered to be not only the state-of-the-art but also a primary contributor to many of today's best practices in both areas.
She has been a formidable advocate for the HRM and HRM delivery system end-user community, especially as regards HR leadership's challenges in achieving breakthroughs in organizational performance outcomes through effective HRM enabled by great HR technology.
Bloom is a well-published and a much-sought-after, compensated speaker/author for her thought leadership, presentation effectiveness, clarity of vision and humorous delivery. She has been on the analyst panel at the annual HR Technology® Conference since its inception in 1989 as well as doing several keynotes at that conference, a monthly columnist for HRO Today since its inception in January 2003, and the author of Human Resource Management and Information Technology: Achieving a Strategic Partnership, which was published in 1984.
In 1995, her contributions to the industry were recognized with IHRIM's Summit Award, and she has been named an HRO Superstar each year from this award's inception, 2004 through 2009, by HRO Today magazine.