WHARTON PEOPLE ANALYTICS CONFERENCE
April 2-3, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA
Early bird tickets sold out! Group and regular tickets available now.
2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates
Ray Dalio is one of the most influential economic thinkers, having pioneered industry-changing approaches to investing. He founded Bridgewater Associates in 1975 and applied his ideas to produce the largest returns of any hedge fund in history. He is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Principles: Life and Work, which shares his tenets of corporate management and feedback that made Bridgewater Associates a success. Today, he is an active philanthropist who has signed The Giving Pledge, a commitment to donate more than half of his wealth to charity.
Principal at Bloomberg Associates and Former Commissioner of NYC Department of Transportation
Janette is a foremost authority on transportation and urban transformation. She served as Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Transportation from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city’s streets. A founding principal with Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities. She is also the author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.
President and CEO, TIME’S UP Now and TIME’S UP Foundation
Tina Tchen is a renowned lawyer who has spent decades ensuring that work is safe, fair, and dignified for women. She established the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund in 2017, which has connected more than 3,600 people to legal or public relations support for sexual harassment. Prior to founding and leading TIME’S UP, Tina served as one of the Obama Administration’s leading advocates on working families and sexual assault in her roles as Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.
Olympic Gold Medal Skier
Lindsey Vonn is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team. She has won four World Cup overall championships and is one of only two female skiers ever to do so. She achieved consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, 2010, and won an additional title in 2012. She has the second highest super ranking of all skiers, male or female.
Our competitions are an annual opportunity to learn from new voices in the field and celebrate the innovation that is being created all around us – by academic researchers, industry practitioners, student teams, and startups alike.
The Case Competition allows undergraduate and graduate students to analyze real data from a non-profit organization to solve a pressing people-related challenge. This year, we are thrilled to partner with UNICEF and UNDP for the competition.
The Startup Competition showcases the work of cutting-edge startups in the field of people analytics.
Data Visualization Competition
The Data Visualization Competition allows participants to explore and visualize real data from a nonprofit partner organization to address a people-analytics related problem. This year, we are excited to partner with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for the competition.
Research Paper Competition
The Research Paper Competition seeks to showcase the latest original, unpublished research in people analytics.
White Paper Competition
The White Paper Competition promotes data-driven, actionable insights from industry practitioners.
OUR CONFERENCE TEAM
The Wharton People Analytics Conference is driven by a team of competitively selected students working in partnership with our faculty, and staff. As a result, the conference benefits from the full breadth of our collective perspectives and skills.