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Mission Critical HR Analytics Summit 2019

Thursday, 27 June 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£449.00 – £499.00

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

Ioannis Nerantzakis, HR Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager, 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 Identifying and defining the right data and HR metrics

  • Accessing the right data at the right time to draw insights
  • Using HRIS tools to extract meaningful people data and provide analytics
  • Selecting the right metrics for monitoring and analysing staff turnover
  • Turning data into business intelligence

Ioannis Nerantzakis, HR Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager, 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


Moving from historical data analysis to predictive analysis to gain key workforce insights

  • Getting the basics right before starting to predict behaviour
  • Moving from metrics and dashboards to more advanced and strategic HR analytics
  • Delivering significant business impact for decision-making
  • Using technology to shortcut the journey: manual vs. automated machine learning
  • Making prediction part of the process: leverage predictive models with confidence
  • Back to the future – tracking post prediction performance and initiatives

Chris Butler, Founder & CEO, OneModel

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

  • What role does GDPR play and how has it affected businesses and HR?
  • How ready are businesses to provide evidence of compliance to data privacy regulators?
  • What are your thoughts on the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms in recruitment and selection?
  • Is wearable technology a concern and where do we draw the line?

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 Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager, Lloyd’s Register

Ioannis Nerantzakis is a HR Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at Lloyds Register, an Associate Member of the CIPD and conference speaker on People Analytics. He is passionate about the value which data can generate and the challenges to solve while supporting the business with informed and evidenced based decisions.

Having completed his BSc in Statistics, Ioannis went on to obtain a MSc in HRM and Business, Level 7 CIPD Qualification and BPS certification as an Occupational Test User. Building upon his studies, Ioannis combines knowledge and experience of Strategic and Operational HRM with Data Administration, Business Analysis, Management Information and Research.

His HR Analytics journey begun by putting in place an Analytical capability for HR managers and stakeholders, sharing his insights and lessons learned. Following a Project Management qualification, he managed HR projects in relation to Data Integrity, HR Systems, GDPR, Attrition and Gender Pay Gap. In Lloyds Register his focus lies in the operational excellence of Success Factors Reporting, Data Quality, Analytics and Business Intelligence utilising Power BI.



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.

Amy Powe, Workplace Intelligence Team Leader, Manchester City Council

Amy is the Workforce Intelligence Team Leader at Manchester City Council having previously worked within the Safeguarding Unit in Children’s Services reporting on Looked After Children and then the Performance Research and Intelligence Department reporting on Housing in the City Centre. Amy worked across a network of performance specialists across Greater Manchester and Core Cities to understand workforce trends and explore strategies to improve performance. 

A real focus of the work as the Workforce Intelligence Team Leader has been connecting managers to the data to enable them to use this effectively when managing their service areas.

Sam McVaigh, Head of Workforce Strategy, Manchester City Council

Sam is Head of Workforce Strategy at Manchester City Council, which employees over 7,000 staff across a huge array of functions. He has overall responsibility for the leadership of a range of functions including workforce policy and strategy, equality, diversity and inclusion and schools HR support, as well as all areas of workforce intelligence.

Sam has over a decade of experience at the Council working in a range of operational delivery and leadership roles and a Masters in Public Administration from Manchester Business School. 

Over the past six years Sam has overseen the development of all areas workforce intelligence at the Council and led the positioning of this function as a key strategic element of the organisation’s approach to both operational management and strategic planning. This work has included the roll-out of employee and manager self service, the introduction of a new comprehensive approach to integrated workforce reporting and, most crucially, a focus on working with managers and leaders to sell workforce intelligence as an essential tool to inform corporate action. 

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

Andrew joined HSBC IT in 1999 to lead a conversion of legacy, mainframe-based financial reporting to a modern web-based user experience and has spent his career enabling data-driven decision making throughout the firm.

In his current role within HR, Andrew provides a consistent global people reporting service for all global businesses, functions and HOST to support the Bank’s growth and productivity while improving employee satisfaction and well-being. 

Most recently, Andrew led the data, reporting and security implementation as part of a large-scale HR transformation programme at the Bank and was responsible for the migration of 70 million pieces of data to the new system, an improved reporting solution providing direct access to actionable MI for all managers and ensured that HR teams had the right data permissions needed to perform their roles.

Chris Butler, Founder & CEO, OneModel

Chris Butler is an HR Data and Analytics expert with a long history of working with the world’s most prestigious organisations to make them successful in their people analytics programmes. Chris has a vision for how HR data will be used and how people analytics practices will mature, and he is leading OneModel to be at the forefront of this evolving industry.

Rob Etheridge, Head of Group Workforce Management, Deutsche Bank

Rob Etheridge is Head of Group Workforce Management and Analytics at Deutsche Bank, having previously held positions in HR and data analytics at Petronas, Morgan Stanley, RBS and British Airways. Rob specialised in HR Reward for a number of years, joining DB’s Reward team in 2008 before gaining further HR experience as an HR Business Partner and HR Transformation Lead for IT. Rob has been leading the efforts to transform workforce planning and people analytics at Deutsche Bank since 2015.

James Rule, HR Digital Capability, Deutsche Bank

James is head of HR Digital Capability at Deutsche Bank, having previously worked at organisations including Thomson Reuters and the Met Police.  His ambition to is to provide an exceptional digital experience of HR to the people at Deutsche Bank, an experience consistent with the consumer experience that can help Deutsche Bank and the people that work within it be the best versions of themselves.

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Thursday, 27 June 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£449.00 – £499.00
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