The Conferences on Human Capital Innovation in Technology & Analytics have been organized annually since 2012 by the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.  Each year these Conferences focus on a different critical issue, bringing together prominent thought leaders and experts who are at the cutting-edge of Human Capital Analytics (HCA) and related technologies.

This year’s critical issue is “Career Path Analytics: New Ways in Identifying & Implementing Passages to Organizational Success”. Leading firms are rethinking their approach to career paths, which are central in creating effective talent management systems to recruit, develop and retain hard to replace high performers and knowledge workers.   With intense competition for top talent, effective career paths can play a critical role in an organization’s achieving its human capital strategic goals.   In recognition of this importance, firms have begun to focus on innovative research, including human capital analytics, to better understand the dynamics of career paths and the interventions that can promote success.  

This conference brings together thought leaders and experts from industry and academia to discuss new analytic approaches to career paths and how they can address the challenge of identifying and implementing passages to organizational success.  The conference will be attended by executives, managers and professionals, who range from human capital analytics experts to HR generalists, as well as faculty and students from various disciplines. This is a valuable opportunity to network with leaders in this emerging field and learn about how cutting-edge career path analytics can help win the “War for Talent”.

This Conference is presented in cooperation with Poly-SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management student chapter) and IHRIM (International Association of Human Resource Information Management).

Corporate co-sponsors

This education program has been approved for 4.5 HRIP Recertification Credit Hours. Logo use is not an endorsement of the quality of the program by IHRIM, but an indication that it meets the requirements to be pre-approved for credit.

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Preliminary Program at a Glance

Registration & Networking at Exhibits are in and around the Pfizer Auditorium, 5 MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn.

12:00 –1:00 PM

Registration & Networking at Exhibits

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Welcome & Introduction to the Conference
Prof. Harold G. Kaufman, Department of Technology Management & Innovation, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Prof. Paul Horn, Senior Vice Provost for Research, NYU; Distinguished Industry Professor, Department of Technology Management & Innovation, Senior Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives & Entrepreneurship, Tandon School of Engineering; Former SVP & Executive Director of Research, IBM
Mick Collins, Global Vice President, Solution Architecture & Advisory, SAP SuccessFactors

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Analytics to Uncover the Drivers of Success in Organizations
Dr. Brian Levine, Partner and Innovation Leader, Workforce Strategy & Analytics

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Understanding Critical Drivers of Careers: Perspectives and Behaviors
Jonathan Wang, OD Associate Manager, Workforce Planning & Analytics
Vanessa A. Jean, OD Senior Analyst, Enterprise Organization Development CoE, Culture & Engagement Team

2:45– 3:30 PM

Networking Break at Exhibit Area

3:30 – 4:30 PM

How Cognitive Computing is Helping Employees Shape Their Careers
Dr. Anshul Sheopuri, Director, People Analytics & Cognitive Offerings. IBM Distinguished Engineer

Changing Skills and Training along the Career Path: Machine learning applications
Dr. Michael Peran,
Executive Program Manager, Chief Analytics Office
Dr. Ben Zweig,
Managing Strategy Consultant, Chief Analytics Office

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Exploring Career Paths of Knowledge Workers:  SAP-Sponsored Analytic Agenda
Dr. Harold Kaufman, Professor of Management, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Dr. Paul Squires, Research Scientist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Panel Discussion Plus Q&A with All Presenters: Where We Are & Future Directions
In this capstone session of the Conference, the key issues addressed will be summarized. The panel will focus on the potential future directions as well as the challenges that lie ahead for career path analytics and its application to winning the war for talent      

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Networking Buffet at Exhibits