Wednesday, March 6

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Every day it seems like professionals get inundated with more information, more tasks to perform, more this, more that, and more without really understanding the impact it can have on employee wellbeing. In this session, attendees will learn how research, data and analytics can help companies understand — and measure — the importance of employee wellbeing and its impact on sustained growth. You will learn from Salesforce’s own journey that led the company to discover how to design strategies and programs that help employees thrive in an increasingly complex environment.

Ernest Ng, PhD

VP of Global ES Strategy and People Analytics

About Ernest Ng, PhD

Ernest Ng is Vice President of Global HR Strategy, People Analytics and Technology at Salesforce. Ernest leads the team focusing on HR applications of predictive analytics and machine learning, strategy, program evaluation, research, building technology solutions, and organizational transformation. This work is all in effort to deliver a consumer-grade employee experience, drive greater listening and understanding, and empower employees to help fuel the company’s incredible growth and innovation.

Ernest has more than 10 years of experience in applied research, non-profit consulting, and human resources, including building workforce analytics teams at The Walt Disney Company and Salesforce and conducting research into organizational effectiveness. Ernest holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from UCLA and a PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. At Claremont Graduate University, under the guidance of Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, one of the founders of the field of positive psychology, his research focused on the interaction between culture, creativity/innovation, leadership, and intrinsic motivation.