The annual Wharton People Analytics Conference brings together industry leaders and academic experts at the forefront of people analytics to share cutting-edge insights, practices and innovations.  

We will be hosting the 2019 conference on April 4-5, 2019 at The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2017 people analytics conference


Mary Barra

Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company

Stewart Butterfield

Co-Founder and CEO of Slack

Jonathan McBride

Managing Director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at BlackRock

DJ Patil

Former Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy

Daniel Pink

Author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Howie Roseman

Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Philadelphia Eagles

We thank our amazing lineup of 2018 speakers and look forward to announcing the 2019 speakers and program this upcoming winter.


As an interdisciplinary initiative, Wharton People Analytics draws on numerous areas of study, from psychology to management, to fuel our work with organizations and drive innovation. Our competitions are an annual opportunity for us to learn from new voices in the field and celebrate the innovation that is occurring all around us – by academic researchers, student teams, and startup companies alike.

Research Paper Competition

The fourth annual research paper competition showcases the latest, unpublished research in people analytics. Submissions this year involved a diverse set of research topics including advanced analytics around compensation, attitude measurement, diversity, and hiring.

Student Case Competition

We are thrilled to partner with Global Health Corps (GHC) for our fifth annual Case Competition. GHC is a nonprofit organization with the mission to build the movement for health equality by placing Fellows at high-impact health organizations and training them to be global leaders. Student teams analyzed real data from the Fellow selection process at GHC to recommend strategies to optimize their application review process.

Startup Competition

The second annual startup competition showcases cutting edge startups working in the field of people analytics, from predictive hiring to employee retention. Startups have the opportunity to win one of three awards: Most Impactful, Best User Experience, and Most Innovative Use of Data.

Congratulations to our 2018 finalists and winners! The 2019 competitions will be announced this upcoming fall/winter. Stay tuned!


Check out our Wharton People Analytics content feed for everything from academic papers and popular press articles to full conference videos and radio shows from Wharton People Analytics’ faculty, staff and friends.

Check out our 2018 coverage!

Cade Massey’s live conference radio special

Full 2018 conference videos

Engage with us

Follow, share, and inspire on Twitter @WhartonPAC #WhartonPAC

Join the discussion in our “Wharton People Analytics Conference” Linkedin group

In this presentation from the 2018 Wharton People Analytics Conference, Brian Welle, Director of People Analytics at Google, shares key lessons learned by his team which can help organizations with more nascent people analytics functions to avoid these pitfalls.


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