Our 2019 program is coming soon!

In the meantime, our 2018 program will give you an idea of how the conference is organized.

 

2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

DAY 1: THURSDAY MARCH 22
PEOPLE ANALYTICS COMPETITIONS

10:30 AM

Registration opens, Broad St. Lobby, Bellevue Hotel

11:30 AM

Startup Pitch Competition

Finalists present their emerging and promising entrepreneurial ventures

11:30 AM

Research Paper Competition

Finalists present the latest research in people analytics

12:15 PM

Lunch, sponsored by the Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education

MAIN STAGE PROGRAM

1:30 PM

Opening Remarks

Cade Massey, Practice Professor, Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School, and Faculty Co-Director of Wharton People Analytics

1:40 PM

Keynote Discussion

Jonathan McBride, Managing Director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at BlackRock

In conversation with Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School

2:15 PM

Team Perspective: Spatial Analysis

David Fano, Chief Growth Officer at WeWork and Rachel Montana, Senior Design Researcher at WeWork

In conversation with Nancy Rothbard, David Pottruck Professor and Chairperson, Management Department at the Wharton School

3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Applied Perspective

Laura Fuentes, Senior Vice President of Talent and Rewards at Hilton

3:45 PM

Author Keynote

Daniel Pink, Author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing and other books about work, management, and behavioral science

4:05 PM

Applied Perspective

Brian Welle, Director of People Analytics at Google

4:20 PM

Research Paper Competition Winner Presentation

Winner of the Research Paper Competition presents their latest research in people analytics

4:30 PM

Break

5:05 PM

Designer’s Perspective: Data Visualization

Giorgia Lupi, Information Designer, Author, and Co-Founder and Creative Director at Accurat

5:20 PM

Keynote Discussion

Howie Roseman, Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Philadelphia Eagles

In conversation with Cade Massey, Practice Professor, Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School, and Faculty Co-Director of Wharton People Analytics

6:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Laura Zarrow, Executive Director, Wharton People Analytics

6:05 PM

Cocktail Reception

DAY 2: FRIDAY MARCH 23

7:15 AM

Registration opens, Broad St. Lobby, Bellevue Hotel

7:30 AM

Student Case Competition

Using real data from Global Health Corps (GHC), finalists present solutions on how to optimize GHC’s application review process

8:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Geoff Garret, Dean and the Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise at the Wharton School

9:05 AM

Keynote Discussion

Stewart Butterfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Slack

In conversation with Mae McDonnell, Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School

9:35 AM

Perspective on Change: Addressing Sexual Harassment with Institutional Courage

Jennifer Freyd, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, Author with P. Birrell of Blind to Betrayal, Researcher, and Consultant

In conversation with Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Faculty Co-Director of Wharton People Analytics

10:10 AM

Case Competition Winner Presentation

Winner of the Student Case Competition presents recommendations for optimizing Global Health Corps’ application review process

10:20 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Social Impact Perspective

Bob Filbin, Chief Data Scientist of Crisis Text Line

11:00 AM

Keynote Discussion

Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company

In conversation with Adam Grant, The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management at the Wharton School, Author, and Faculty Co-Director of Wharton People Analytics

11:45 AM

Lunch, sponsored by the Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education

1:00 PM

Team Discussion: CEO Analytics

Elena Botelho, Co-author of The CEO Next Door and Partner at ghSMART and Steven Kaplan, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

In conversation with Maryellen Reilly, Deputy Vice Dean, Admissions, Financial Aid & Career Management at the Wharton School

1:30 PM

Future Perspective

Amy Webb, Founder of The Future Today Institute, Author of The Signals Are Talking, and Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business

In conversation with Jeff Klein, Executive Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and Lecturer at the Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania

1:45 PM

Keynote Discussion

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

In conversation with Charles Duhigg, Author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

2:25 PM

Closing Remarks

Adam Grant, The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management at the Wharton School, Author, and Faculty Co-Director of Wharton People Analytics

The 2019 conference program will be announced winter 2019. Stay tuned!