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Alan Whitford has over 20 years experience in the start-up and expansion of high technology businesses in Europe. Abtech provides strategic and practical insights to the automation and web-enablement of Human Resource and Recruitment Process activities throughout Europe. Alan is a frequent chairman and participant in European conference programmes. He has been published in a number of on-line and off-line media covering technical and strategic HR and Recruitment issues. Alan was one of the early Bloggers in the European recruitment and HR space.

Alan has launched to serve the European staffing and recruitment sector with a range of vertical community applications and services. Our aim is to partner and stimulate debate, best practices and knowledge sharing within the European Recruitment community.

Whitford served a 2 year term as an Advisory Board member of, was a founding board member of the European Chapter of the HR-XML Consortium and is a founding member of the UK ORMC (On-line Recruitment Marketing Council).

A frequent participant and chair of European conference programmes, Alan was the originator and chairman of the Internet Recruitment series, which educated more than 8,500 participants in 3 years.

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