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Innovation in RTP | Data Analytics in the HR Realm




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Innovation in RTP series


Speaker: Gene Pease, CEO, Capital Analytics
Topic: Data Analytics in the HR Realm

Companies finding their footing in a challenging economic climate recognize that intangible assets make up the bulk of their balance sheets. Those organizations that are growing and thriving — the likes of Google, for example — are using statistics to analyze and improve investments in their most important asset: their people. While investments in people have traditionally been considered too soft to measure in the way other corporate investments are evaluated, this belief is rapidly shifting. With the rise in data collection and computing power, HR has begun to apply analytic practices that are applied in other disciplines (e.g. marketing, supply chain management, and finance). The art of HR is being replaced by science, and top executives are beginning to demand increasing levels of rigor in measurement of human capital. The true power of measuring human capital lies in predictive analytics: understanding how the investment can be improved for optimal impact. Capital Analytics began applying predictive analytics to people investments 2004, when there was not a clear market for the service. Co-founder and CEO Gene Pease will share the company's 8-year journey defining and leading the market.

Speaker Bio:

Gene Pease is co-founder and CEO of Capital Analytics, a consultancy revolutionizing the way companies assess their investments in people. He is an expert at building management teams in startup, early stage and turn-around organizations. With more than 25 years of experience as a CEO, he has extensive experience and success in raising capital, business development and establishing strategic partnerships. Under his leadership, Capital Analytics has been recognized by Bersin and Associates, CLO Magazine and Gartner (as a 2008 Cool Vendor of the Year, and a 2009 and 2011 Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management "On the Rise Vendor" for Workforce Decision Support).

Gene is a sought-after thought leader and presenter and is regularly on the speaking docket at industry events. He earned his MBA with honors in Entrepreneur and Venture Management from the University of Southern California. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.  

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