Associate Round Table: “Data Analytics: The Future of HR”

Featured Speakers:

Leo Brajkovich

Leo Brajkovich Ph.D.
Smarter Workforce Executive

John Howes

John Howes, Ph.D.
Smarter Workforce Executive



HR leaders must change how they recruit, engage, develop and retain people in order to improve business performance and remain competitive. What if you could help your leadership make better business decisions through the data you provide? Or easily predict the best employees for high-value roles, as well as identify who will stay (or leave) your organization? Or analyze social “chatter” to be in tune with employees in real time? In this session thought leaders from IBM Smarter Workforce will describe how organizations all over the world, including IBM, are using predictive and prescriptive analytics to make all of this possible even for executives without deep analytic backgrounds.

Dr. Brajkovich is IBM’s Smarter Workforce Executive for the Western U.S. and Canada. The Smarter Workforce business includes IBM’s Talent Management software, behavioral sciences, workforce consulting and analytics solutions that improve HCM effectiveness and drive business performance. With 20 years of experience, Leo is responsible for advising CHROs and delivering Smarter Workforce Workshops as well as supporting our clients delivering improved business outcomes across the broader Smarter Workforce solutions portfolio. Leo also serves as an executive sponsor to certain strategic partnerships.

John C. Howes, Ph.D., currently holds an Executive Managing Consultant role within IBM (formerly Kenexa).  Leveraging his talent and experience, he focuses on improving individual, team and organizational effectiveness in a wide variety of companies.  Some examples are Alaska Airlines Group, Amazon, Avanade, Blount International, Boeing, CHC Helicopter, Disney, Driscoll’s, Esterline, HSBC, Ingram Micro, Jet Propulsion Lab, Legacy Health System, McKinstry, Moss Adams, Principal Financial Group, Ross Stores, and Servco

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