WFA5: Analytics 2020: Building the Future of HR Insights With Machines and AI

Building the Future of HR Insights With Machines and AI

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Thursday 06 October
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are no longer just the domain of advanced software vendors. Leading organizations have used these technologies to gain greater understanding of their products, markets, customers and finances, and are now building teams to approach HR analytics in a completely new way. While many organizations toil away at crafting perfect headcount and turnover reports, the future of HR analytics is emerging and will quickly overtake current capabilities if we’re not paying attention. If HR doesn’t advance its analytical offerings, the business will undertake “people analytics” without HR included, as was done in the past. This expert panel will discuss the utilization of new technology frameworks to gain insights into employees and new staffing models to infuse analytical capability into HR and increase the value HR brings to the table.


Jeremy Welland

Director of People Analytics
Pandora Media, LLC


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Jeremy Welland

Dr. Welland heads people analytics at Pandora where he helps unleash the limitless potential of extraordinary talent who are on a path seeking career-defining greatness. Previously, he headed enterprise data and analytics at PG&E and led several teams in six sigma operations, customer marketing and HR science. While at Towers Watson, he led global research projects which linked people, customer and financial outcomes. He serves on the adjunct faculty of the University of the Pacific’s school of engineering and computer science and teaches an executive education course. He’s President of the Board at a large San Francisco non-profit. He earned his PhD from the No.1 ranked program at the University of Michigan.

Wes Wu

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Wes Wu

Ernst & Young


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