People Analytics & Future of Work 2018

February 1st & 2nd, 2018

Thank you to all that came along. Be sure to check out our other events for 2018.

It’s the people that make it awesome! Deeply grateful to all who brought People Analytics & Future of Work 2018 to life. The list is simply too long for one post, so here I’ll extend a heartfelt “Thank you!” to the amazing people who took the time to share their extraordinary work and ideas: RJ Milnor, Heather Whiteman, Ph.D., Jeremy Welland, Ph.D., Michael Arena, PhD, Laurie Bassi, Jeff Higgins, David Gainsboro, Scott Walker, Jonathan Ferrar, Josh Bersin, Charlotte Nagy, Nicky Clement, Gianpaolo Barozzi, Geetanjali Gamel, Michelle Deneau, and, of course, my co-chair & collaborator, David Green. As is evidenced by the sentiments shared directly to me and online, each of you were outstanding! The exploration, energy, ideas, and inspiration simply wouldn’t happen without you.

Thanks also to the sponsors, those pushing the envelope and bringing great ideas to life: Visier, OneModel, GLINT, TrustSphere, AON, Ascendify, Peakon, Zoomi, Domo, WhoZoo, Cultivate, Vemo, Elucidate, OrgVitality, & Worklytics.

Finally, a special thanks to Richard Rosenow & Dave Millnar of @HRCurator for sharing highlights of #PAFOW during the two days. Again, SUPER grateful to you all, and let’s continue to make great things happen!

Speaker materials

Inspired by what you have seen? We will be updating the site with speaker materials and slides over the coming week. 

Here's to making great things happen!


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Agenda Day 1 - Thursday, February the 1st

8:30am: Al Adamsen of TSI & Insight222: Welcome & People Analytics 3.0

8:45am: RJ Milnor of McKesson: Analytics as a Non-Negotiable in Strategic & Operational Planning

9:40am: Heather Whiteman of GE Digital: What if You Could Start from Scratch? Exploring the Art of the Possible

10:30am: Break

10:40am: Jeremy Welland of PayPal: A Pushing the Edge - The PA Innovations Holding the Most Promise

11:30am: Vendor Showcase 1

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Michael Arena of General Motors: Organizational Network Analytics - Its Unique Value & Why its a Priority

2:00pm: Breakout Sessions

3:15pm: Laurie Bassi & Jeff Higgins: Human Capital Reporting - What the Future holds & Why it Matters

4:00pm: David Gainsboro & Scott Walker of Dropbox: Before and After Self-Service People Analytics

4:45pm: Vendor Showcase 2

5:15pm: David Green of IBM: Wrap-up & Orientation to Day 2

5:30pm: Cocktail Reception & Networking 

Agenda Day 2 - friday, February the 2nd

8:30am: Jonathan Ferrar of Insight222: Ethics, Analytics, GDPR, & Enabling the Power of People

9:15am: Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte: Where We’re Going, Why, & How We’re Going to Get There

10:15am: Break

10:30am: Charlotte Nagy of USAA: The Critical Connection b/n Employee Experience Design & Analytics

11:15am: Nicky Clement of Unilever: Learning Analytics & Capability Building in Business Transformatio

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Gianpaolo Barozzi of Cisco: The Liquid Enterprise & the Need for Shifts in Mindset & Approac

1:45pm: Geetanjali Gamel of Merck: Educating and Empowering Analytics Teams & HRBP’s

2:30pm: Break

2:45pm: Michelle Deneau of Intuit: Evolving Our Data & Analytics Strategy - An Example of D&I Analytics

3:30pm: Al Adamsen & David Green: Wrap up, Resources, & Ideas

4:00pm: Adjourn & See you next time!

Venue Location

The Westin San Francisco Airport

Area – San Francisco International Airport

Located near San Francisco International Airport, our venue provides excellent access to Bay Area transportation as well as all the city has to offer.  Gateway Management has on-the-ground knowledge of the area’s best restaurants, hotels and shows to maximize your experience outside the conference.

Hotel and Accommodation Facilities

Our venue’s excellent location offers easy access to the entire San Francisco Bay Area.  We have scouted locations throughout the region and find that the Westin San Francisco Airport offers excellent accommodations, a unrivaled meeting environment and tremendous value. You can also book at the Aloft.  It's located right next door to The Westin.


This event is best accessed by-way-of San Francisco International Airport.  A hotel shuttle leaves every 20 minutes from SFO, directly to the event location.   Oakland International Airport offers another convenient traveling option for our non-local guests and can be accessed by BART trains or taxi cabs.


The Westin San Francisco Airport

1 Old Bayshore Highway

Millbrae, CA 94030




We are focused on bringing together proven and emerging talent planning & analytics leaders, practitioners, academics, vendors, and other influencers so we can authentically explore leading practices, emerging innovations, and other trends affecting the future of work and leader decision-making.

There are some incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class analytics event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Al Adamsen // Co - Chair

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