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Mission Critical HR Analytics Summit 2019

27 June @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£449.00 – £499.00

Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf


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Unlock the hidden potential of HR analytics!

This conference will explore new trends in HR analytics and show how industry leaders have harnessed the power of HR analytics for their businesses. It will offer insights into:

  • How HR professionals can use analytics to add value to their organisation despite tight budgets and limited time
  • The secrets for success in building and developing effective HR analytics teams
  • Best practice for sourcing, storing and maintaining data in the light of GDPR and rising demands for data protection
  • How to gain executive support
  • How to use HR analytics tools to drive business strategy
  • How to utilise analytics in a way that delivers tangible results but also champions integrity and transparency

The conference will offer case studies and practical examples, equipping participants with tangible lessons for their own HR analytics journey. Sessions throughout the day will explore the use of metrics for purposes such as monitoring staff turnover, improving employee engagement or streamlining talent acquisition. You will have the chance to discuss current issues and practical problems with HR analytics experts and engage in interactive knowledge share sessions. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues and leading professionals.

Please note conference details are subject to change

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I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

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Event Date Changes

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Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

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  • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

Sponsors - to be announced soon

If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site or contact our sales team at sales@symposium-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.



09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Chair's opening remarks

Ioannis Nerantzakis, HR Business Intelligence Lead, Lloyds Register

09:45 Harnessing the potential of HR analytics to drive business decisions and long-term strategy

  • Informing more evidence based decision making
  • Aligning analytics with business needs
  • Providing insights that influence business outcomes

James Holdstock, Senior HR Project Analyst, Drax Group

10:10 Driving Engagement Across the Organisation for HR Analytics

  • Building the business case for analytics initiatives
  • Demonstrating the value added by HR
  • Overcoming common barriers to build strong relationships and reputation with senior leadership across multiple functions

Andrew Elston, Global Head of People Analytics Reporting and BI, HSBC

10:35 Building and developing an effective HR analytics team

  • Identifying the key skillsets required for HR to use people data and convert it into strategic actionable knowledge
  • Building analytical and technical skills within the HR department
  • Allowing the analytics team to grow organically as the demand for data increases

Ioannis Nerantzakis, HR Business Intelligence Lead, Lloyds Register

11:00 Questions and discussion with speakers
11:10 Refreshments and networking
11:30 A little less data a little more conversation

  • From arguing about data quality to integrated analysis that drives action
  • From analytics for analysts vs analytics for managers
  • From HR led data to data led HR
  • From data for data's sake to intelligence informed by and influencing the business

Sam McVaigh, Head of Workforce Strategy, Manchester City Council

Amy Powe, Workforce Intelligence Team Leader, Manchester City Council

11:55 Moving from historical data analysis to predictive analysis to gain key workforce insights

  • Ensuring there is enough good-quality historic data to get started
  • Moving from metrics and dashboards to more advanced and strategic HR analytics
  • Getting the basics right before starting to predict behaviour
  • Delivering significant business impact for decision-making
12:20 Questions and discussion with speakers
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Knowledge share networking session 

Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to key challenges

14:00 Moving from MI to consumer value HR data analytics

  • A look at the HR data analytics and digital capability areas of HR at Deutsche Bank
  • Transforming the employee experience to make it more synonymous with external consumer experiences
  • How Deutsche Bank is on the road to moving beyond MI, and the unenviable task of manual taxonomy management
  • Working in an agile and consumer-centric ways

Rob Etheridge, Head of Group Workforce Management and Analytics, Deutsche Bank

James Rule, Director, HR Digital Capability, Deutsche Bank

14:25 Leveraging People Analytics To Enhance Talent Management and Strategic Workforce Planning

  • Strategic workforce planning strategies and expected outcomes
  • Using analytics to inform talent strategy

Ali Gilani, Talent and Resourcing Director, Babcock International Group

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers
15:00 Refreshments and networking
15:20 Panel discussion

Ethics and data privacy in HR analytics

Colin Strong, Global Head of Behavioural Science, Ipsos

Rob Etheridge, Head of Group Workforce Management and Analytics, Deutsche Bank

15:45 Turning analysis into strong narratives

How to create business impacts that tell a compelling story that the business will understand

Phil Pringle, Head of Insight and Engagement, Whitbread

16:10 Question and discussion with speakers
16:20 Chair's closing remarks and end of conference


Some of the experts speaking at this event include...

CHAIR - Ioannis Nerantzakis, HR Business Intelligence Lead, Lloyd's Register

Ioannis Nerantzakis is HR Business Intelligence Lead at Lloyds Register, one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology.

Having completed his BSc in Statistics, Ioannis went on to obtain an MSc in HRM and Business, a Level 7 CIPD Qualification and a BPS certification as an Occupational Test User. His HR Analytics journey began by putting in place an analytical capability for HR managers and stakeholders and, following a Project Management qualification, he managed HR projects in relation to Data Integrity, GDPR and Gender Pay Gap.

At Lloyds Register, his focus lies on the utilisation of Success Factors Reporting, Data Quality and launching SAP Analytics Cloud.


Ali Gilani, Talent and Resourcing Director, Babcock International

A senior talent and resourcing executive with over 25 years multi-national experience across executive search, in-house and consultancy based recruitment and Strategic Workforce Planning.

Ali developed ArcelorMittal’s Strategic Workforce Planning methodology as well as its roll out globally (for a company of over 260,000 permanent employees and 80,000 contractors with presence in 60 Countries). He was also charged with the design, development and roll out of an in-house developed strategic workforce planning tool to be used across ArcelorMittal.
Ali is now developing and rolling out strategic workforce planning at Babcock.

In his current role as Talent and Resourcing Director at Babcock Ali is responsible for permanent & contingent recruitment, on-boarding, talent & succession management, strategic workforce planning, integrated business planning and STEM.

 Babcock International

James Holdstock, Senior HR Project Analyst, Drax Group

James is currently supporting HR projects at Drax Group, an energy supplier focusing on a zero carbon future. He has worked in People Analytics in Insurance at Domestic & General and at Transport for London (TfL) for five years as well as freelance work. With the current landscape being so changeable, he sees himself as a problem solver for the business with a specialism in people, analysis and data. He has worked hard to highlight the usefulness of data to HR professionals and the business by identifying and proposing solutions for people issues that affect the employees and the business.

He first starting playing with data at BT before a stint in recruitment. Recruiting Traffic Engineers and Transport Modellers led him into a career with TfL where he worked in the HR Services department, learning about HR processes, before moving to the HR reporting team. He made the move to Finance and worked on the TfL Business Plan, Budget and Performance Reports before heading back to his passion, HR, where it was time to grow a People Analytics team. He has now taken that experience to Drax Group where he is focusing on pulling data from all sources to get insight that will improve the employee experience and ultimately the business outcomes.

Phil Pringle, Head of Insight and Engagement, Whitbread Group Plc

Phil has more than 12 years’ experience working in the field of employee engagement research and people insight. Phil is focused on enhancing Whitbread’s ability to understand employee attraction, engagement and retention through data integration and analytics.

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27 June
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£449.00 – £499.00
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020 7231 5100


Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
South Quay, Marsh Wall
London, E14 9SH United Kingdom
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