Closing Keynote: Taking HR’s Influence to the Next Level With Data Analytics

Taking HR’s Influence to the Next Level With Data Analytics

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Friday 7 October
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

HR now has the opportunity to gain influence as never before; in part, because of the economic trends that make finding and retaining skilled employees critically important, but also because of the need to change the way business operates. Wharton Professor, Peter Cappelli will explore the steps HR and HRIT leaders can take to increase their overall influence through data and technology. In his usual provocative way, he’ll share his personal take on “big data,” the questions data and analytics ought to be helping HR and employers answer, and a framework that will ultimately lead to making better decisions in the realm of HR technology.


Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Human Resource Executive®’s Talent Management Columnist
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


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Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor professor of management at The Wharton School and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., and currently serves as senior adviser to the Government of Bahrain for Employment Policy.

He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund fellow and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Cappelli was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988 to 1990, co-director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University.

Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and two panels of the National Goals for Education.

He was recently named by as one the 25 most important people working in the area of human capital, one of the top 100 people in the field of recruiting and staffing by and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.

He serves on the advisory boards of several companies and is the editor of the Academy of Management Executive.