Tuesday, March 5

4:05 pm - 5:05 pm

We all know the end goal – Engaged, productive workers in the right place at the right time to contribute to an organization’s strategic initiatives.  But the journey to get there is far less clear.  The challenge: involving a large set of stakeholders that need to be informed, committed and accountable to successfully plan and lead your organization’s evolution.

Hear from people analytics and workforce planning product strategists from Workday and share in a discussion of the trends and initiatives they are seeing from some of the industry’s largest and most innovative organizations.

In this session you will learn:

  • How leading companies merge People Analytics and Workforce Planning to create strategic focus and create concrete, achievable plans for the future
  • The spectrum of Workforce Planning use cases and how to prioritize which ones to introduce to your organization
  • How thought leaders approach People Analytics to garner trust, executive sponsorship, and justify investment
  • The potential pitfalls of People Analytics and Workforce Planning initiatives, and how to make sure everyone joins and stays on the same team
  • How to collaborate with and speak the language of finance for better, more informed decision making

Brandon Smith-Daigle

Sr. Director of Product Strategy, Workforce Analytics

About Brandon Smith-Daigle

Brandon has more than 12 years in Human Capital Management and analytics, and 17 years in product management and strategy.  Prior to Workday, he held HCM, analytics, and planning product ownership roles at Oracle and SumTotal Systems.  Before moving into the HCM space, Brandon was responsible for a variety of mission-critical public safety emergency products at Intrado (West Communications) including the first VoIP E9-1-1 call provisioning and routing system in the world.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science degrees in Philosophy and Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

John Pitstick

Sr. Director of Product Strategy, Workforce Planning

About John Pitstick

John has been with Workday for almost two years where he’s currently responsible for the strategy and product deliverables for the evolving Workforce Planning market.  With 20 years of experience in planning software development, John has deep domain experience for planning needs across all industries for Financial, Operational and People planning.  John lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he and his wife have their hands full with two teenage daughters.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Metropolitan State University.