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September 24 - 26, 2018
San Diego, CA

Agenda Day 2

8:15 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

8:45 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON'S WELCOME

9:00 am - 9:45 am ANALYTICS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

ANALYTICS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
In today’s marketplace, implementing a people analytics function is no longer an option; it is a competitive requirement: organizations that do analytics effectively will reap rewards in terms of a better balanced, more engaged, and more productive workforce that’s aligned with business strategy.  In this session, learn about the larger context for HR analytics — the shifts in the world of work that are opening up exciting opportunities – and new challenges – for HR professionals. Topics will include:
 
·         The changing nature of work and the forces driving analytics
·         Rethinking HR – roles, skills, demands
·         The value of analytics in producing business value and transforming HR into a strategic asset

9:45 am - 10:30 am CASE STUDY: BUILDING A WORKFORCE ANALYTICS FUNCTION FROM THE GROUND UP: WESTERN DIGITAL’S EXPERIENCE

Marilyn Becker, Director of People Analytics,Western Digital
Learn how Western Digital built a People Analytics team focused on actionable insights starting at ground zero and building toward a leading-edge global function with high business impact and low time to value. You will get two points of view, one from the team director on the strategy for how the team was built and the second from a team member on what it takes. You will learn:
·         How to tie the WFA function to business strategy in terms of team focus, structure and tools
·         How to build business value quickly through key partnerships using agile methods
·         What skills, capabilities and learning agility you need, from a team member’s perspective
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Marilyn Becker

Director of People Analytics
Western Digital

10:30 am - 12:00 am COFFEE BREAK AND DEMO DRIVE

Not tech-savvy? No problem! We’ll bring you some of the leading people analytics solution providers by way of a fun and informative speed-dating activity.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm SETTING YOUR COURSE AND STAYING ON TRACK -- THE BIOGEN WAY

Jimmy Zhang, Head of People Analytics,Biogen
Successful people analytics projects start with methodical planning up front and a mix of discipline and flexibility in implementation. In this session you’ll learn how one HR analytics leader built an analytics function at Biogen from scratch. You’ll come away with a step-by-step roadmap for your own analytics efforts, including tips on:
 
·         Planning: Setting your mission, vision, and scope
·         Troubleshooting: Avoiding as many pitfalls as possible, tackling the rest
·         Communicating: Getting your findings across and driving change 
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Jimmy Zhang

Head of People Analytics
Biogen

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm THE POWER OF (YOUR) PEOPLE: BUILDING AND LEADING A TOP-NOTCH ANALYTICS TEAM

Robert O. Lanning, Director, HRIS and People Analytics,Silicon Valley Bank
Successful data analytics projects are founded on effective teams with the right blend of skills and experience. It’s not enough just to hire data analysts; you need a mix of people with strong business acumen and financial literacy as well as HR, project management, organizational psychology and communication skills.  Come away from this session with the tools to:
·         Assess what skills you already have and what you still need
·         Weigh the pros and cons of developing skills in house versus hiring
·         Configure team roles and responsibilities so that everyone’s strengths are utilized
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Robert O. Lanning

Director, HRIS and People Analytics
Silicon Valley Bank

1:00 am - 2:00 am NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Not tech-savvy? No problem! We’ll bring you some of the leading people analytics solution providers by way of a fun and informative speed-dating activity.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm THE FOUNDATION: SOLVING BUSINESS CHALLENGES

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm BEYOND METRICS: ADVANCED REPORTING AND BASIC ANALYTICS


2:45 pm - 3:30 pm BEYOND REPORTING: ADVANCED ANALYTICS


2:45 pm - 3:30 pm THE NEXT LEVEL: ADVANCED ANALYTICS


3:30 pm - 12:00 am NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm GETTING YOUR DATA HOUSE IN ORDER

Lesa Sayer, Senior Director, Global HR Analytics and Services,NXP Semiconductor
Good, clean, usable data is the foundation of people analytics; conversely, poor data quality is at the core of most analytics failures. But getting your data in shape is easier said than done. In this session, you’ll hear from an analytics leader whose team had to overcome formidable data challenges, including integrating systems and data from a recently acquired company. Through her experience, you’ll learn:
 
·         Common data challenges, from inaccuracy and inconsistency to dispersal of sources
·         A step-by-step methodology for understanding what you have and how to proceed
·         Why you need good data – but not perfection – to get started with analytics
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Lesa Sayer

Senior Director, Global HR Analytics and Services
NXP Semiconductor

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm NOW WHAT? FROM QUICK WINS TO NEXT-LEVEL ANALYTICS

For any people analytics function, quick wins are the first order of business. They build credibility and momentum and make tangible the promise of analytics. But there’s no reason you can’t simultaneously lay the groundwork for longer-term projects and more advanced analytics. In this session, hear how Western Digital’s People Analytics team delivered results out of the gate while building up its capabilities at the same time. You will learn how to:
 
·         Select your “proof of concept” projects for maximum credibility boost
·         Create a vision and mission to keep you on course through multiple challenges
·         How to balance short- and long-term projects to balance imperatives to “run” vs. “change” the business

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm DAY ONE RECAP AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm WELCOME RECEPTION