Wednesday, March 6

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

People analytics greatly impacts your leadership dialogs. From informing the Board to having deep, data-driven discussions with your executive leaders about how your people strategies impact the business, people analytics enables HR to proactively engage with leaders to shape critical strategic decisions.

In this session:

  • Hear stories from HR leaders about using data to transform the conversation with executive leaders.
  • Learn best practices for presenting your insights and recommendations in a relevant, compelling way.

Moderator: Wes Wu VP, Advisory Services, Visier

Panel: Jason Pagan, Ph.D.Title Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Planning and Analytics, Ascension

Bryce Woods, Director, Strategy Planning & Analytics, TIAA

Matt Smith, Senior Manager, Talent Analytics, Altria

Wes Wu

VP, Advisory Services

About Wes Wu

Wes Wu is a Human Capital leader and strategist, who transforms organizations for the rapidly changing workforce of the future.  He is an early adopter of HR robotics and is skilled in delivering evidence-based business, human resources and operational outcomes grounded in data analysis and insights.

Wes is currently the Vice President, Advisory Services for Visier.  He helps organizations use insights to better execute on their workforce and people strategies.

Until 2018, Wes was a Partner in the Ernst & Young (EY) Americas Advisory Services practice in the West Region. In this role, he helped develop and launch EY’s Future of Work offering and served as market leader to educate and deploy Future of Work strategies for clients.  In addition, he created the region’s HR robotics service offering and helped leading employers deploy HR Robotics Process Automation.  From 2014 to 2015, Wes was Vice President, Human Capital Management Consulting Services in the Western Region of Appirio, a global consulting firm serving Fortune 500 corporations to create next-generation worker and customer experiences using cloud technology.

Wes is a much sought-after industry expert for thought leadership and market knowledge.  He is the author of numerous articles in industry publications and is a popular panelist at high-profile HR technology conferences.  He has been named as a “Top 100 Influencer in HR” and a “Top Digital Influencer for 2010” by HR Executive Magazine.

Wes earned his Master of Science in Management/Human Resources from Boston University and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Asian Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.  He has also earned many industry certifications in employee benefits, retirement plans and group benefits from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.  He lives in San Francisco and is an avid cyclist.

Jason Pagan

Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Planning and Analytics

About Jason Pagan

Dr. Pagan serves as the Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Planning and Analytics at Ascension. His work focuses on developing robust workforce analytics for decision support and building workforce planning and assessment capabilities in full alignment with long-term business imperatives. Dr. Pagan joined Ascension in 2011 and has held numerous talent management roles, with enterprise responsibilities that include designing and implementing talent acquisition solutions, performance management, succession planning, executive assessment and M & A.

Bryce Woods

Director, Strategy Planning & Analytics

About Bryce Woods

Matt Smith

Senior Manager, Talent Analytics

About Matt Smith

Matt Smith leads the people analytics practice at Altria.  He is transforming how Altria leverages quantitative and qualitative data to make data-informed talent decisions to enhance strategy.  Matt has over 15 years of data and business analytics experience in a variety of subject areas with a concentration in people analytics since 2013.  He lives outside of Richmond, Virginia, and loves to travel and hang out with his wife, young daughter, and two chocolate labs.