Past Leadership Roundtables on Talent Analytics

Past Roundtables

Fifth Annual Leadership Roundtable on Talent Analytics

Thursday, October 11 - Friday, October 12, 2018

Evolution AnalyticsThis roundtable will be a small invitation-only event that is intended for analysts in leadership positions in firms with an established Talent Analytics practice, as well as academics with expertise in this area. The roundtable will continue to focus on topics at the more advanced end of the analytics spectrum and will again emphasize discussion and interactive knowledge exchange.

At this year’s roundtable, we will be adding two sessions on Analytics for the Evolution of Work. These panels will explore the use of talent analytics to develop practices that benefit both firms and employees through improved economic mobility and a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We hope you can join us for all of the program sessions.

Agenda (pdf)

Brochure (pdf)

Session One: Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Moderator: Amit Mohindra, Founder and CEO, People Analytics Success

Leveraging Analytics to Improve Inclusion and Diversity
Bradley Hubbard, Director, HR Analytics, Bristol Myers Squibb

Pay Equity Analytics to Close Gender and Race Pay Gaps
Valerie Hoffman, Seyfarth Shaw LL & Annette Tyman, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Journey to a Culture of Inclusion
Theodore D. Crandall, Senior Vice President, Rockwell Automaticn & Michele L. Matthai, Director, Culture of Inclusion, Rockwell Automation

A Conversation with Dean Carter about Analytics for the Evolution of Work

Dean Carter, Vice President of Human Resources and Shared Services, Patagonia

Al Adamsen, Talent Strategy Institute

Session Two: Analytics for Economic Mobility

Moderator: T. Ryan Dullaghan, General Manager, People Data Insights, JetBlue Airways

Building 21st Century Skills: Preparing Employees for Jobs of the Future
Kateland Beals, Corporate Citizenship, IBM

Data for the Good of All
Chris Mason, Head of Talent Management, L&D, Compensation, & Workforce Analytics, Patagonia

What Talent Shortage? A Healthcare Example
Andy Biga, Senior Vice President, People, GoHealth Urgent Care

Session Three: Engagement and Retention

Moderator: Chris Broderick, President, Bnear Global Inc.

Beyond the Average: Levels of Analysis in Engagement Data
Eliza Wicher, Director, Global Talent Development, Groupon

A Multifaceted Approach to Employee Listening and Engagement
Anthony Walter, Head of People Analytics & HR Technology, Dropbox

Insights from Linking Engagement Data over the Employee Life Cycle
Archana Ramesh, People Science Consultant, Glint Inc.

Session Four: Privacy & Ethics

Moderator: Al Adamsen, Talent Strategy Institute

Privacy: Putting the User First
Parama Paramasivam, Privacy Architect, Microsoft Corporation

What happens to my data?: Transparency in Data Usage
Brandy Parker, Vice President, Research Strategy | Team Member Insights, Wells Fargo

Talent Analytics under GDPR's "Right to an Explanation”
Jay Exum, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Counsel at SAS

A Conversation on Deep Learning with Diego Klabjan

Diego Klabjan, Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences; Director of Master of Science in Analytics Program, Northwestern University

Chris Broderick, President, Bnear Global Inc., Member, HRMAC

Session Five: Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning

Moderator: Cindy Chung, Senior Research Scientist, Intel

Using Analytics to Improve the Hiring Funnel
Ray Yang, Vice President, Manager of Talent Analytics, Liberty Mutual

Predicting Workforce Needs
Chirag Padalia, Executive Director, People Analytics & Insights, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, IL-MO-NM-OK-TX

Beyond the Job Title: Defining the Workforce with Skills Clusters
Bruce Evans, EVP, Talent Analytics & Yustina Saleh, Senior Vice President of Analytics, EMSI

Session Six: Analytics to Drive Change

Moderator: Antony Ebelle-Ebanda

The (Re)-Evolution of Talent Analytics
Laurie Bassi, CEO, McBassi & Company

From Data to Action: Making Sure Research Doesn't End Up in the Digital Dustbin
Jennifer Kurkoski, People & Innovation Lab, Google, Inc

People Analytics and the Future of Work
Serena Huang, Global Talent Analytics Leader, Koch Business Solutions


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