Main Conference Day Two: February, Friday 28 2020

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s Opening Remarks - Recap Day One

9:00 am - 9:30 am Key Note: How to Tell a Better Business Story

Mark Ferrie - People Analytics Business Partner, Facebook

As companies collect more and more employee data many HR professionals aren’t sure how to tell the story to drive business insights. We will examine how HR can use a data-driven story to make real change within the organization to drive employee and customer engagement. Simple questions to ask
- What do you want your audience to know?
- How do you want them to feel?
- What do you want them to do?

Mark Ferrie

People Analytics Business Partner

9:30 am - 10:00 am How to Move Your Organization to a Data-Driven Entity

Ara Tucker - VP, Head of Talent and Culture, Audible
Before moving into predictive analysis, your organization requires clean data that can inform your future strategies. Helping your organization move in the right direction with data is also about ensuring employee buy-in. Employees can contribute to the growth and success of the organization by linking organizational strategy with individual performance improvement. 

  • Discover where data is located within your organization, and how to leverage data intelligence 
  • Find out how to overcome roadblocks to efficient data collection and analysis
  • Focus on data today to inform your intelligence of tomorrow

Ara Tucker

VP, Head of Talent and Culture

When we talk about modern HR, we are talking about data driven business-driven equal partner. Unfortunately, it's not always the case. In a lot of companies HR role and HR analytics while not completely separated, still remain different units. Let's discuss how the analytics team can help advance HR business partners’ relationship with executive leadership. What they can do on a proactive basis to identify insights and trends about a business that an HR partner can use to “look around the corner” and present perspectives on ideas/human capital trends, that might not be readily apparent.


John Lawrence

Senior Data Governance Leader - HR Analytics & Reporting CoE


Courtney McMahon

Former – Head of People Analytics


Elizabeth Collins

Senor Director of Human Resources

10:30 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking and Coffee Break

Speed networking is an opportunity for you to quickly and effectively get to know each other and your organizations. Bring your business cards!

11:00 am - 11:30 am Upskill Your Leadership Using Your Own Data

Courtney McMahon - Former – Head of People Analytics, AIG
On a healthy team, the buzz of positive energy is palpable. It shines through. But not every leader knows how to make this happen. What if you could take your best teams, analyze how they work, why they are successful and apply this data to design a development program for your top leadership? 
This multi-year journey set out to understand:
-What drives engagement on teams?
-What do leaders do to bring out the best in their teams? 
Learn the process and results of this research and how to help people and teams thrive to make work a more human place


Courtney McMahon

Former – Head of People Analytics

In today’s ever-changing environment, HR groups are tasked with creating long-term growth using short-term decisions. This is a big challenge and one that is critical to driving better business outcomes. HR must ensure they are finding the right talent, for the right jobs and in the right location.

Ali Badibanga

Global Talent and Organizational Analytics Leader
Tech Data


Akil Walton

Vice President, Global Talent Management
Tech Data

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Shared Networking Luncheon with EX Impact

The team building never stops! Hook up with your team members and peers from EX Impact over lunch. Discuss best practices and lessons learnt so far in a friendly, informal environment.
Often, we hear the success stories in HR. In this session hear about how HR used people analytics and failed. What could they have done differently? Take-away tips so you can learn from their experience.

Lydia Wu

Head of Talent Analytics
Panasonic North America


Adrian Mclaren

Leader - Data and Metrics Team


Courtney McMahon

Former – Head of People Analytics

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Validating and Challenging Big Data Assumptions: Strategies for Integrating Qualitative Staff Experience Research into Your Analysis

Susan Stuart - Human-Centered Design and Communication Director, LightMotif Productions
While big data provide a great deal of opportunity for gleaning insights into your staff's experience, it's become easy to think quantitative data is the only valid kind of data there is, and to feel like you're "swimming in numbers.” By reviewing case studies at UNICEF and the former international recruitment company, Jobbatical, we will discover where carefully executed, unbiased qualitative research, along with systems analysis, made all the difference in uncovering critical insights into the staff and job candidate experiences of policies and hiring platforms. 

Susan Stuart

Human-Centered Design and Communication Director
LightMotif Productions

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Building the Inclusive Culture: How to Do It Using Your Data

Munir Pathak - Founder, Swirl Technologies
When someone doesn’t feel a sense of belonging at work, they tend to leave. Voluntary employee turnover costs U.S. businesses $1 trillion a year, and much of that cost is preventable by focusing on making workplace culture more inclusive. How do you measure the culture? What are the critical indicators that help to create a reliable strategy to build an inclusive culture? 
 In this session, you can expect to learn about:
  • How the measurable data that can help improve inclusion and belonging
  • Employee engagement analytics
  • How to create data-based strategies to improve your workplace culture

Munir Pathak

Swirl Technologies

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Leading with Empathy: How Analytics Can Help Us Connect

Penny Phoenix - Chief Heart Officer, Penny Phoenix LLC
Company Culture isn't just a buzzword anymore - we've all known for a while that employees are looking for more than just a good salary, but they're not looking for ping pong tables or Free Donut Fridays either.  Come discover the 3 C's of Company Culture, and how to use analytics to identify exactly what your culture is missing. Learn how to encourage the emotional connections that drive success and engagement, and walk away with concrete examples of powerful ways to foster your team's commitment. Turn your data into a strong foundation to build the culture your team is craving. 

Penny Phoenix

Chief Heart Officer
Penny Phoenix LLC

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Closing Remarks from Conference Chairman and End of Conference