People Analytics and Insights Track

Six elective tracks, six critical areas of interest for HR - many choices to learn!

20th NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY

If there’s one area of HR that needs to have its own track at The HR Congress, it is certainly People Analytics. On one hand, it has become a near-indispensible part of HR’s strategic operations, but on the other it’s grown and developed into a much larger and more integrated business area. The ability to capture, measure, analyze, and use data insights to make better business decisions is an exceptionally important part of any business – and not just for HR. Yet, People Analytics often falls under the domain of HR professionals. This track will focus on how People Analytics is evolving into a much more deeply integrated business function, driven by people with the skills and acumen to capture the insights that exist all throughout the organization.

11:00 – 11:10 – Opening Remarks

Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:10 – 11:40 – Upskilling HR in Analytics: The Long Road Ahead – Madhura Chakrabarti, Syngenta

Madhura Chakrabarti, speaker at The HR Congress 2019Madhura Chakrabarti, Global Head – People Analytics, Syngenta

Building a successful people analytics function requires a strong team, robust data architecture, business-oriented mindset, and the right partnerships with functions like IT and Finance. However, if there’s one factor that’s more important than anything else, it is building data literacy within the HR function itself. In this session, Madhura Chakrabarti will share the challenges that underlie upskilling HR in analytics, how Syngenta is preparing to build a more data-driven HR function, and the wins and losses underlying the journey.

11:40 – 12:10 – Accelerating Leadership Development to Drive Aegon’s Digital/Analytical Transformation – Willem-Bart Overhand & Eline Zandee, AEGON


As part of AEGON’s commitment to become a truly insight driven company AEGON launched an Analytics for Leaders program which is implemented to more than 900 Senior Leaders. The program combines skill building on analytics in a unique way with personal Leadership Development, and has proven impact. Some of the topics this session will cover include: how leveraging the data promise requires a change in leadership approaches and culture, why skill building is a great opportunity for Leadership Development, and how working in an eco-system with different providers increases the impact of programs.

12:40 – 13:45 – LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

Lunch will be served in the Exhibition Area, where you will have the opportunity to meet with your fellow HR Professionals and network. During the break, there will be Day Stage sessions, content-driven presentations delivered by our Sponsoring Partners.

14:45 – 15:15 – Data and Insight Driven Transformation to Radically Rethink Employee Experience – Magali Demierre & Mark Howarth, Philip Morris International


Mark Howarth (Director of People & Culture Analytics) & Magali Demierre (Global Head of EX) will talk about how an employee listening strategy is key to implementing PMI’s EX strategy along the Employee LifeCycle and improving the overall employee experience. How technology enabling open text analysis & data is being used to support targeted action planning that will make a difference to PMI’s employees experiences at a time of unprecedented transformation of PMI’s business, from B2B to B2C with the clear mission to create a smoke free future!

After the sessions have ended, there will be a Coffee and Networking break between 15:30 and 16:00. Following which, the Keynote Sessions will start in the main auditorium.

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