2019 Agenda

December 11, 2019
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    Opening Comments from Chair
  • 8:45 PM
    Keynote Address:
    People Analytics as the Future of HR and Business Strategy to Drive Performance

    Analytics is playing an important role in helping companies to identify, recruit and retain the best talent. Ensure your business success and increased profits by aligning your HR strategy with company-wide business strategies. Take away a plan on how to:

    • Synergize your people analytics and business strategy
    • Harness the latest trends and developments in people analytics
    • Make use of available people analytics tools and solutions

    Merge your PA and business strategies to strengthen your bottom line.

  • 9:15 AM
    Panel Discussion: Data, Insights & Privacy
    How to Put Your People Data to Good Use While Creating an Environment of Trust and Openness

    People analytics can be a powerful tool; however, the process of data collection and analytics needs to be carefully managed. Learn how to tactically balance transparency vs. privacy at your workplace. Walk away with an action plan to:

    • Determine who should have access to your employee data
    • Identify what analysis the data should be used for
    • Address privacy concerns on the gathering and use of employee data




    Alleviate privacy concerns and put your people data to maximum use.

  • 10:00 AM
    Industry Expert: AI & ML for HR
    How to Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Put the Human Back in Human Resources

    By saving time spent on the tedious task of locating talent, HR professionals can focus on building better employee relations. Learn how AI and ML can easily sort large amounts of data and smoothen up your entire hiring and on-boarding process. Source practical tips on how:

    • AI powered HR chatbots can streamline the hiring process to enhance efficiency
    • AI can help individualize your corporate training programs for better results
    • AI/ML can be used to identify performance patterns over time

    Utilize the power of AI and ML to enhance your HR processes.

  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Networking Break
  • Track 1
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study: Organizational Analytics
      How to Get Started and Rapidly Scale HR Analytics in Your Organization
      Lydia Wu
      Sr. Manager – Talent Analytics, Panasonic

      Analytics has the power to transform how HR functions as a whole, and it takes more than just setting up an analytics team to truly impact your organization. In organizations with multiple HR systems and operating across multiple geographies, it is often difficult to rapidly scale HR analytics projects to impact the organization. Takeaways from this session include:

      • A ‘quick and scrappy guide to getting started on analytics’
      • Enabling analytics with technology
      • Connecting multiple sources for a holistic view on talent in your organization

      Learn how to connect your people analytics outcomes with your broader organizational objectives

    • 11:45 AM
      Case Study:
      How to Generate Demonstrable Results from Your People Analytics Program
      Vincent Greco
      Head of People Analytics, HubSpot

      The power of people analytics lies in its ability to generate tangible results. Ensure you know what metrics to track, so you can determine the results. Take away a plan to:


      • Identify key ways to make people analytics measurement easy, simple and quick
      • Implement practical tools, to demonstrate that you are getting the right data to the right people at the right time
      • Visualize your results for presentation to the board



      Measure and evaluate your results effectively

    Track 2
    • 11:00 AM
      Case Study:
      Employee Lifecycle Understanding the Confluence of People Analytics and Employee Experience for Better HR Functions
      Lissa Dora
      Talent Reporting Lead – Analytics and New Technologies, Scotiabank

      Analyzing data from an employee’s entre lifecycle allows organizations to improve employee retention, productivity, experience, etc. Deploy people analytics within your organization for end-to-end employee lifecycle tracking and thus enhance overall employee experience. After this session, you would be able to:


      • Understand the tools to track employee lifecycle
      • Learn how to use people data to improve your employee experience
      • Discover the use of people analytics to maximise retention



      Use PA innovatively to create better employee experience

    • 11:45 AM
      Industry Expert:
      People Analytics in Times of Big Data for Business Process Improvements

      Big data allows conversations and connections, which have so far been considered immeasurable, to be captured and leveraged. Learn how to create a people analytics strategy in these times of big data. Discover how to:


      • Identify the right data for your use
      • Utilize this data to obtain the best possible results
      • Leverage available tools for simplifying big data



      Solve your most pressing challenges by making use of analytics and big data

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:30 PM
    Case Study: Health & Wellness
    How to Use People Analytics to Augment Your Employee Health and Wellness Initiatives

    Organizations that give importance to their employees’ health and wellness witness a marked growth in overall employee experience. Understand how to add people analytics to your employee wellness initiatives and reap the benefits in the long run. Major learnings from this session include:

    • Learn the basics of using PA to track employee health and wellness
    • Achieve better employee health in your organization
    • The solutions available for tracking employee wellness

    Discover how adding PA can work wonders to your employee wellness initiatives

  • 2:00 PM
    Interactive Peer-to-Peer
  • 2:00 PM
    Interactive Peer-to-Peer
  • 3:15 PM
    Industry Expert: Emotional Intelligence
    Using Emotional Intelligence to Attach Strength and Precision to Your Talent Acquisition Strategies Industry Expert: Emotional Intelligence

    Most companies focus their selection and training on hard skills, but topics like stress management, assertiveness skills, empathy, and political/social acumen were never measured. Understand how emotional intelligence can have a direct impact on your company’s bottom line. This session would help you to:

    • Understand the significance of EI for your organization 
    • Learn how to measure emotional intelligence
    • Streamline your recruitment/training programs with your organization’s EI strategy

    Strengthen your company’s talent management initiatives with EI.

  • 3:45 PM
    Panel Discussion: L&D
    Applying Analytics to Boost the Impact of Your Learning and Development Initiatives

    Measuring the impact of your learning and development initiatives is extremely important to make corrective changes. Understand how data analytics can be used to measure the effectiveness of your L&D programs. In this panel, gather insights on:

    • Identifying advanced metrics and building measurement into programs before implementation
    • How to demonstrate ROI of your L&D initiatives to the C-suite
    • What metrics do you need to measure to demonstrate effectiveness of your L&D programs

    Discover the advantages of using analytics to enhance your L&D initiatives.


  • 4:30 PM
    Conference Adjourns to Day Two

    Unwind and mingle with the delegates and speakers at our exclusive end-of-the-day reception. Bring your business cards!

  • 4:35 PM
    Evening Executive Reception
December 11, 2019
December 12, 2019
  • 7:45 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chair
  • 8:45 AM
    Keynote Address:
    Discover the Latest Trends in People Analytics and Stride Ahead of the Competition

    People Analytics is a rapidly evolving field and is being extensively used by organizations to solve various challenges. Learn how PA can be deployed within your organization into areas like employee lifecycle tracking, departure analyses, and enhancing employee health and wellness. After this session, you would be able to understand:

    • The latest developments taking place in the field of people analytics
    • What uses can people analytics be put to within your organization
    • What are the latest PA tools and solutions

    Understand what PA changes your organization needs and how to do it.

  • 9:30 AM
    Case Study: Retention
    How to Analyze Post Departure People Data and Use Analytics to Maximise Retention and Productivity

    With employee turnover rates at an all-time high, employee retention is a key objective for most HR teams. Learn how post-departure analysis can help you undertake an in-depth analysis of the reasons behind high turnover. Walk away with an action plan to:

    • Effectively use post departure analytics within your organization
    • Reduce your employee turnover with people analytics
    • Identify your retention problems and take corrective action

    Ensure a happy bunch of employees through post departure people analytics.

  • 10:00 AM
    Case Study: Talent Management
    How to Deploy People Analytics to Enhance Your Talent Management Strategy
    Carla Spina
    AVP, HR Business Partner, Canadian Automobile Association

    An active talent management strategy requires leaders at every level to have the right information at the right moment in time. Find out how people analytics works to continuously develop the talent you have identified in your organization. Master the success factors to:  

    • Using data to predict and identify your high performers
    • Identify “flight risk” employees and develop analytics based retention techniques
    • Using people analytics to align your business and talent management strategies

    Improve your talent management strategies through the power of people analytics.

  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Break
  • 11:00 AM
    Panel Discussion: Leadership
    Enhance the Impact of Your Leadership Development Programs by Using Organizational Network Analytics

    Companies spend a fortune on developing leadership capabilities, yet do not know if they are getting any return on this investment. Get insights on how to use the power of analytics to measure the impact of your leadership development programs. Take back to your office strategies to:

    • Use behavioral profiling to measure your leadership effectiveness
    • Identify next gen leaders within your organization by using team analytics
    • Identify the right leadership measurement tools for your organization

    Deploy leadership measurement programs and accelerate your organization’s growth

  • 11:45 AM
    Industry Expert: Predictive Analytics
    Using Predictive Analytics to Augment Your People Management Strategies and Meet Business Goals

    Predictive analytics refers to using historical data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to predict what will happen in the (near) future. Use data analysis to measure every aspect of the organizational cycle and put strategies in place that will help to meet your business goals. Tread the path from descriptive to predictive and source practical tips to:

    • Improve the employer-employee interactions before they turn into a problem
    • Improve hiring processes using predictive analytics
    • Understand advanced reporting techniques

    Use predictive analytics to help forecast and minimise business risks.

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 PM
    Panel Discussion: Data Driven HR
    How to Ensure a More Data Savvy HR Team and Achieve Common Business Objectives
    Patrick Tuason
    Manager – Business Improvements and Analytics, Telus
    Alissa Barton
    Director – Human Capital Planning, Infrastructure Ontario

    Most companies have their people analytics teams in place, but HR professionals are still not well versed with data and analytics. Boost capacities within your HR team to up your organization’s overall PA maturity, and ensure business success. Adopt best practices to:

    • Inculcate a performance mindset
    • Make analytics education interesting and easily accessible
    • Make your HR data savvy without losing focus on your PR team

    Inspire a data-driven culture into your HR personnel for overall organizational growth

  • 2:00 PM
    Industry Expert: Workforce Planning
    How to Use People Analytics to Better Align Your Workforce and Business Planning Processes

    Workforce planning involves aligning talent management with business objectives, so that a company can meet its preset goals. Leverage the power of analytics to ensure adequate workforce planning and stay ahead of the curve. In this session, understand the basics of how to:

    • Ensure optimum workforce to meet you pre-defined business objectives
    • Prepare for the future by predicting future workforce requirements
    • Make workforce and strategic business planning parallel processes

    Stay ahead of the curve with accurate workforce planning

  • 2:30 PM
    Networking Break
  • 3:00 PM
    Case Study: Return On Investment
    Generate Demonstrable Value from Your PA Programs to Get Leaders and Stakeholders Interested

    A well executed people analytics strategy can offer significant insights into your workforce future, help make better decisions, and drive profits. Get your business leaders and stakeholders interested by highlighting the ROI from your PA initiatives. Take back to your office a plan on:


    • Which people analytics programs should you invest in
    • Implementing those programs in the most cost effective manner
    • Measuring the tangible benefits from your PA campaigns



    Demonstrate the value derived out of your PA programs and get stakeholders interested


  • 3:30 PM
    Case Study: Capacity
    How a Great Analytics Team Can Prove to Be a Magic Wand for Your Organization

    The most common reason why an analytics project fails is not a lack of data but a dearth of the right people who can extract usable insights out of the data. Learn how to identify and hire the right people for your PA team to ensure business success. Develop a blueprint to:

    • Identify your organization’s specific needs and requirements
    • Identify the right talent for your organization
    • Choose tools and solutions that can work for your organization’s needs

    Put together the perfect people analytics team for your organization

  • 4:00 PM
    Conference Adjourns
December 12, 2019

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