Toronto, ON

Tuesday, Nov 12th &
Wednesday, Nov 13th, 2019

2018 Agenda

October 1, 2018
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments
    Peter Smit
    Founder, Collabogence
    Conference Chair
  • 9:00 AM
    Making Better People Decisions with Organizational Sentiment and Network Analysis
    Ross Sparkman
    Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Facebook, United States

    People analytics in HR is undergoing a seismic shift. Driven by the widespread adoption of cloud HR systems, companies are investing heavily in programs to use data for all aspects of workforce planning, talent management, and operational improvement. Discover more about the explosive growth in the use of organizational network analysis (ONA):

    • Getting started with ONA and sentiment analysis
    • Framing the right question
    • Developing optimal people strategies with ONA and sentiment analysis

    Realign your HR initiatives to become an emerging business powerhouse

  • 9:30 AM
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Implementation
    Discover The Key Do’s and Don’t of People Analytics Implementation and How to Reach Your Organization’s True Potential
    Nick Necsulescu
    Director of Analytics, Presidents Choice Financial
    Jared Valdron
    People Analytics, Organizational Scientist, GitHub
    Alissa Barton
    Director, Human Capital Planning, Infrastructure Ontario
    Zuri Langhorn Baker
    Director Global Employee Solutions & Services Transformation, GoDaddy
    Julie Lin
    People Analytics and HR Tech Strategy, Dropbox (United States)

    Putting your people analytics at the centre of HR can transform your business and achieve that elusive goal of a truly empowered and dynamic company of our times. Acquire insights from other HR leaders to find your own moments of truth in their journey of implementation. Gain insights on:

    • Where technology disruption and HR systems can integrate better
    • Getting the right budget allocation and ROI in place to win hearts and minds
    • Discover the top 6 barriers to a smooth-running, fully integrated PA system

    Navigate your HR PA journey and embed for your workforce across all sectors

  • 10:15 AM
    Industry Expert: How AI & ML are Transforming HR
    How to Drive Value from People Analytics and Workforce Planning Through Adoption and Action
    Jennifer Kelley
    Director of Customer Value, Visier

    After this session, you’ll understand how to:

    • Socialize people analytics in your organization and increase adoption
    • Refocus on business challenges and identify precise analytics to address them
    • Create a path to value
    • Overcome common stumbling blocks
  • 10:45 AM
    Morning Break
  • Track 1: Starting Out
    • 11:15 AM
      Case Study: Webster Bank
      Develop your People Analytics Team
      Ryan McEleney
      SVP, Director HR Analytics & Incentive Comp, Webster Bank

      Keys to demonstrating the value of people analytics to staff - on their terms.

      • Embracing common misperceptions of HR and how they impact your business case
      • Earning investment in the long-term strategy by demonstrating value today
      • The early considerations that will impact long-term delivery

      How can early decisions drive a successful build out? How can you gain the organizational buy-in needed to propel your long-term vision?

    • 11:45 AM
      Case Study: HR Data Visualization
      How to Make a Bigger Splash with Data-Based Storytelling Through People Analytics
      Tanya Pastor
      Senior Analyst, Workforce Planning, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

      Transform your data into actionable insight using an engaging and compelling story. Take back to your office strategies to:

      • Create effective data visualizations and understand how to present for various stakeholders
      • Gain support for people analytics and build trust by transforming data into business information
      • Build capacity for storytelling and visualization in your organization

      Combining data with storytelling around the employee experience.

    Track 2: More Mature Organizations
    • 11:15 AM
      Industry Expert:
      Transform the Employee Experience with New Data and Analytics
      Andrew Sandico
      Director Workforce Data Insights, Microsoft

      Your business has a wealth of data at its fingertips—demographic, engagement, performance—but applying that data to influence decisions and create positive business outcomes isn't simple. Come learn how Microsoft is combining traditional HR inputs with new behavioral data to enable better onboarding experiences, improve role clarity, and develop effective managers. Discover:

      • How behavioral analytics from everyday work complements your existing HR data arsenal
      • The end-to-end strategies for creating better employee experiences—from hire to inspire
      • How Microsoft is enabling customers with new tools to improve their own employee engagement and productivity
    • 11:45 AM
      Case Study: Moving People Analytics out of the HR Silo
      Fostering Collaborative Decision-making Across Business Units
      Tony Bennett
      Director HR Analytics & Planning, Human Resources, Alberta Health Services

      The most effective HR teams are integrated with other analytics, business, and corporate groups in the company. Organizations can formally and informally design their HR data and analytics teams to foster active collaboration. Stretch your people analytics capabilities to:

      • Develop the ability to put people analytics evidence-based decision-making tools across HR and into hands of frontline leaders
      • Use people analytics to cut through organizational layers and improve local decision making
      • Plan fast and slow: how to gain short-term wins and long term transformation in people analytics evidence-based decision-making

      Build your organization’s ability to truly listen, hear and act on HR people analytics data, information, and wisdom

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:30 PM

    Collaborate with fellow speakers and attendees to tackle specific challenges facing your people analytics program: Break into groups with assigned topics and brainstorm possible solutions to specific issues

  • 2:15 PM
    Case Study: Machine Learning
    Using People Analytics and Machine Learning: Beyond The Hype
    Jake Carpenter
    Global Head of People Analytics & Innovation, AB-InBev

    Accurate predictions are the cornerstone of effective workforce analysis and planning. When that is combined with best-practice machine learning it becomes very powerful. Discover how to

    • Graduating from metrics to true workforce intelligence
    • Transforming PA into deep workforce insights
    • How to be more courageous with people analytics: what are the data sources and algorithms you will need

    Create a finely tuned, machine learning tool for optimum HR efficiency

  • 2:45 PM
    Afternoon Break
  • 3:15 PM
    Industry Expert: Insight
    Future of Work: AI to the rescue?
    Mark Hickson
    Workplace Analytics Lead for Canada, Microsoft

    The future of work is both exciting and daunting. Organizations today face existential problems that AI is primed to help address. But will it happen? And when?

    Join us to hear how we are unlocking insight into time use and relationships to help organizations tackle these challenges and power AI innovation today.

  • 3:45 PM
    PANEL DISCUSSION: HR Transformation
    How People Analytics is an HR Lynchpin – Empowering the Role, Reach and Influence of HR
    Ivona Simic
    Director, People Insights and Analytics, BMO Financial Group
    Roxanne M. Laczo
    People Analytics Partner, AIG
    Alexander Uborcev
    Director, Advanced Workforce Analysis, RBC
    Tony Bennett
    Director HR Analytics & Planning, Human Resources, Alberta Health Services
    Arun Kochhar
    Global HR Insights & People Analytics Lead, Xerox

    People analytics programs are changing the role, influence and structure of traditional HR departments. It’s a revolution which is gathering speed. This panel looks at a company’s employee-related data to solve specific business problems in areas such as talent management, sales productivity, fraud, and customer satisfaction. You will walk away with dozens of ideas of how to manage enable better business-decisions and the changes required:

    • Is my organization structured to deliver on new human capital challenges: what needs to change?
    • Visualise the optimal organization with the right structure, roles and capabilities to successfully deliver your business strategy
    • How to avoid being ‘stuck in neutral’: making progress which is vital to the growth of business

    Build an enhanced decision-making analytics organization to deliver and reporting where better information is needed

  • 4:30 PM
    Industry Expert: Talent Management
    Beyond Data for the C-suite: How to Empower Your Managers with Analytics
    Deb LaMere
    Product Manager – Dayforce Talent, Ceridian

    Data and analytics are often leveraged by executives to make strategic people decisions- so why can’t data be used by all levels of management? Strategic organizations are decentralizing data to empower managers across the organization to make better decisions for their teams. Beyond providing data, these organizations are giving managers tools and recommendations to not only understand the data but turn this data into action.

    • Make the case for why managers need people analytics
    • How to decentralize data at your organization
    • How to increase adoption of analytics at the manager level with support tools
  • 5:00 PM
    Conference Adjourns to Day Two and Evening Cocktail Reception

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

October 1, 2018
October 2, 2018
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    Opening Comments
    Peter Smit
    Founder, Collabogence
    Conference Chair
  • 8:45 AM
    OPENING ADDRESS: Building an Analytics Team
    What Can HR Learn from Business and Vice Versa: Building an Analytics ‘Dream Team’– A Journey of Discovery
    Julie Anne Philip
    Director Analytics, North America, Mondelēz International

    There’s a lot of work to be done in gaining strong business decision-making from data and analytics – not least, how to balance the skills, experiences and personalities that make it the right choice for your organization. Find out how to build your dream team. Settle down and take notes from a personal journey of discovery!

    • Big data, business intelligence, and analytics: Implications for innovation, growth and ROI
    • Starting from scratch: Building an analytics team that works for you – mistakes vs successes
    • Keeping the show on the road: Getting the right KPIs, roles and dynamics going

    Preparing your organization to thrive: HR from a different perspective in the new data-led world

  • 9:15 AM
    Industry Expert: Culture Creation
    Who are your Culture Creators? Using Predictive Analytics to Create Cultures Champions
    David Lahey
    Founder and President, Predictive Success Corporation

    David Lahey, the President and Founder of Predictive Success Corporation helps companies select and hire the right people to fit with their corporate culture using behavioural analytics. Understanding the science of human analytics will allow leaders to grasp how their own management styles resonate with those of their team members and what actions and conversations need to take place to motivate, empower and retain employees. Predictive Success empowers leaders with the data and skills to maximize their investments in their people. Their team of management consultants will solve your people challenges and teach your leaders to dramatically improve their hiring process and their management through people mandate.

  • 9:45 AM
    Case Study: NASA
    Maximizing people analytics capabilities through strategic partnerships
    Ben Slade
    Program Analyst, Workforce Planning & Policy Division, NASA

    HR organizations are typically under-resourced when it comes to key people analytics team members such statisticians, data engineers, and operations researchers. People analytics research projects often require these specialized skills and capabilities to enable project success, yet HR organizations may not be able to afford a full complement of analytics experts. This case study highlights how NASA has effectively partnered with overlapping disciplines, offices and organizations to advance workforce analytics capabilities through strategic partnerships, while minimizing added costs to the HR organization.

    Learn how to:

    • Identify key skills and capabilities
    • Cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships for your organization
    • Make the most of the resources available to your team

    Create opportunities for your organization to enhance workforce analytic capabilities efficiently and cost-effectively

  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Break
  • 11:00 AM
    Case Study: AIG
    Building a Strategic HR Analytics Function
    Roxanne M. Laczo
    People Analytics Partner, AIG

    Discover ways to:

    • Identify the right resources to staff your team
    • Partner with key stakeholders to define and implement an employee data management strategy and operating model for your organization
    • Leverage data from multiple data sources to deliver data-driven insights

    Find out how to build the best in class data tools and systems.

  • 11:30 AM
    Case Study: Re-designing the EX
    Re-Designing the Employee Experience with People Analytics
    Daneal Charney
    Director of Talent, VentureServices, MaRs

    The future is HR as the architect of the talent experience from candidate to employee. As new talent strategies struggle to bring to the forefront the employee and engage them to deliver better business results, exponential technologies are proving to be an essential partner in capturing key data and offering unique insights into how this employee experience should be redesigned in order to deliver higher performance and extend the lifetime value of talent.

    You will walk away understanding:

    • How Intelligent Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Chat Bots, AR are optimizing and personalizing the candidate and employee experience
    • How to use data in a meaningful way to re-design the candidate and employee journey and in turn enhance the lifetime value of your talent
    • Business case applications of new tech solutions that leverage data insights to transform the candidate and employee experience
  • 12:00 PM
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 PM
    Case Study: Data Literacy
    Increasing your HR team’s analytical-literacy skills as the key to people analytics success
    Zachary Nichol
    Workforce Analytics Specialist Human Resources, City of Hamilton
    Nenzi Cocca
    Director, HR Systems & Operations, City of Hamilton

    Harnessing people analytics insights requires a new set of skills to communicate insights across the business. How do you improve your HR and company ‘analytical-literacy’ to compliment a new people analytics system:

    • Differentiating between workforce reporting and people analytics
    • Preparing your data to enable a strong analytical foundation
    • Avoiding bias and ensuring that you have actionable and understandable results.
    • How to build clarity and increase value from people analytics charts, metadata and reports to get your message across.

    Taking a data-friendly focus and empowering approach to staff skills.

  • 1:45 PM
    Case Study: Trimble
    Positioning HR’s Role as A Strategic Advisor: Getting More from Your People Analytics Data Journey
    Sukumaran Mariappan
    Director - Global HR Analytics & Reporting, Trimble

    Integrating the wealth of information available on your wider data journey with your HR department’s transformation to become a trusted service provider. Discover ways to:

    • Make “one view” of your workforce available in real-time
    • Allow the two journeys to become aligned and how to overcome challenges
    • Driving forwards in the face of cultural resistance or poor data quality

    Better understand your workforce and building stronger relationships with data

  • 2:15 PM
    Afternoon break
  • 2:45 PM
    Industry Expert:
    Why Employee Voice should be the centre of your People Analytics Strategy
    Rob Catalano
    Chief Engagement Officer, WorkTango

    Access to new technology, the changing world of work, and expectations of the modern employee has supported new approaches to the People Analytics function. A critical and overlooked component of People Analytics is also changing the approach on how companies hear the voice of employees to offer actionable insights and results. In the session, you will learn:

    • Why improving your Employee Voice strategy supports your People Analytics efforts
    • New trends in Employee Voice and how to activate it in your organization
    • The positive impacts of having a high employee voice organization

    Learn how activating new trends in Employee Voice offers a positive impact on the People Analytics journey and organizational success.

  • 3:15 PM
    Case Study: Innovation
    What Does HR and Analytics Have to do With Innovation: From Horseless Carriage To Supercar!
    Anna Foat
    Director, Global Digital Transformation Office, Sun Life Financial

    Before we can cultivate greater creativity and innovation in our organizations, we need to be able to define it in a business context. In this session we look at HR and data analytics challenges differently and re-frame obstacles by seeking input and points of view from a wide range of perspectives. Gain inspired creative problem solving by:

    • Examine how growth as a result of innovation and data analytics is now as important as cost reduction
    • Horses for courses: Have we lost the plot?
    • Directly linking innovation with HR analytics and big data: Transformational intelligence across the business

    Become an organization who listens and acts on all workforce feedback across all channels

  • 3:45 PM
    Conference Adjourns
October 2, 2018
October 3, 2018
  • 9:00 – 12:00 PM
    Workshop A
    Transforming HR with People Analytics – A story from a practitioner who moved from HRBP to lead People Analytics
    Sukumaran Mariappan
    Director - Global HR Analytics & Reporting, Trimble

    An interactive masterclass focussing on how Trimble approached People Analytics journey from a practitioner who successfully made the change from HRBP.

    Walk away with knowledge on:

    1. Why did Trimble NOT start their People Analytics journey with Metrics and Dashboards?
    2. How did People Analytics function help in HR transformation?
    3. What lessons were learned, competencies acquired and some of the key decisions that were made that enhanced progress?
    4. Insights on Trimble's People Analytics Project delivery Model & Methodology
    5. How our operating style with leaders and HR team members produced a foundation of success to build on? (Leadership Buy-in)
    6. How analytics can help improves employee experience and retention
October 3, 2018

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