Wednesday, March 6

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Jane Barrett

Vice President and Global Head of Workforce Planning & Analytics
Ericsson Inc.

At Ericsson we call it the Enterprise Core – it has an ambition to house multiple data fields into a single platform and enable these to interact with each other. Predicting the future, whether talent, cost, supply or demand becomes much more sophisticated as we layer in the variables.  This is a journey, but we are beginning to realize the significant benefit of objective predictability as an input into analytics and planning. In this session you will experience and learn:

  • An agile approach to predictive analytics – the journey continues!
  • Using predictive planning and comparing with business forecasting.
  • The business value of complex analytics and how to introduce these into business decision making.

About Jane Barrett

Jane Barrett is Head of Global Workforce Planning and Analytics at Ericsson. For the past five and a half years, Jane has been focused on standing up the global workforce planning and analytics practice for Ericsson.

While holding many senior leader positions, at EDS, Hewlett Packard and Ericsson, she found herself returning to her passion around workforce strategy, optimization and planning. Having worked in most key functions within the business, Jane strongly believes this diversification allows her to be most effective in understanding the strategic and heavily business focused discipline around workforce planning and analytics.

Jane started her career in the UK, focused on education and training. After achieving her MBA, International Management at the University of Dallas, she and her husband decided to remain in the US.

Her current focus is on taking people analytics and planning to board room level discussions and decision making. Following achievements in deploying cost of workforce, workforce planning and workforce optimization, direct correlations between workforce trends/plans and revenue/sales are being discovered. The analytics are very powerful and totally changing the dialog in business meetings


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