2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Conference program is subject to change

DAY 1: THURSDAY APRIL 4th
8:00 AM

Registration opens, Broad St. Lobby, Bellevue Hotel

8:00 AM

Breakfast

PEOPLE ANALYTICS COMPETITIONS
9:00 AM

Case Competition

9:00 AM

White Paper Competition

10:30 AM

Startup Pitch Competition

10:30 AM

Research Paper Competition

12:00 PM

Startup Expo

12:00 PM

Lunch

MAIN STAGE PROGRAM
1:30 PM

Opening Remarks

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

1:40 PM

Welcome to Wharton

Geoff Garrett, Dean at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

1:50 PM

KEYNOTE DISCUSSION:
Building a Coalition of Freethinking Leaders, and his book Nine Lies About Work

Marcus Buckingham, Bestselling Author, Researcher, and Talent Expert, in conversation with Adam Grant, The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management at Wharton, Author, and Faculty Co-Director of Wharton People Analytics

2:30 PM

The Nudge Effect: How Small Behavioral Changes Can Lead to Radical Transformation

Stefanie Tignor, People Scientist and Analytics Lead at Humu

2:45 PM

Break

3:10 PM

Profiling Humans from their Voice

Rita Singh, Research Faculty at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

3:25 PM

Startup Pitch Competition Winner Presentation

3:35 PM

Using AI and People Analytics to Hire and Manage a Diverse Workforce

Stephanie Lampkin, CEO of Blendoor, in conversation with Samir Nurmohamed, Assistant Professor of Management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

3:55 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Research Paper Competition Winner Presentation

4:40 PM

How to Create the Perfect TED Talk

Sebastian Wernicke, Chief Data Scientist at ONE LOGIC

4:55 PM

KEYNOTE DISCUSSION:
People Analytics and Sports – The Analytics of Performance

Allyson Felix, Olympic Gold Medalist, Track and Field, in conversation with Daniel Pink, New York Times Best-selling Author of When and Drive

5:35 PM

Closing Remarks

Laura Zarrow, Executive Director, Wharton People Analytics

6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

DAY 2: FRIDAY APRIL 5th
8:00 AM

Registration opens, Broad St. Lobby, Bellevue Hotel

8:00 AM

Breakfast

MAIN STAGE PROGRAM
9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Tyler Caldwell, Wharton People Analytics Conference Chair

9:05 AM

Using Virtual Reality for Employee Training 

Ayreann Luedders, Senior Director, Academy Operations at Walmart

9:20 AM

Case Competition Winner Presentation

9:30 AM

Data + Dialogue: Tackling Questions of Equity

Shuba Gopal, Senior Scientist at the Broad Institute and Andy Porter, Chief People Officer at the Broad Institute

9:45 AM

White Paper Competition Winner Presentation

9:55 AM

Break

10:25 AM

Panel Discussion: Ethics of People Analytics

Arvind Narayanan, Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University and Meg Mitchell, Senior Research Scientist at Google Research and Machine Intelligence, in conversation with Lyle Ungar, Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania 

11:05 AM

How Internal Analytics Communities Can Empower Your People

Eva Murray, Data Community Leader, CyclePlot Ltd

11:20 AM

KEYNOTE DISCUSSION:
Moving the Needle on D&I using Data Science and Behavioral Science

Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, in conversation with Angela Duckworth, The Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Author, and Faculty Co-Director of Wharton People Analytics

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:20 PM

Driving Business Results Through Network Analytics

Manish Goel, Co-founder and CEO of Trustsphere; RJ Milnor, Vice President of Workforce Planning & Analytics, McKesson

1:40 PM

Fostering High Performance

Noelle Needham, Amateur Scout, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dr. Meg Popovic, Director of Player Well-Being and Performance, Toronto Maple Leafs, in conversation with Daniel Coyle, New York Times Best-selling Author of The Culture Code, The Talent Code, and The Secret Race, and contributing editor for Outside magazine.

2:00 PM

KEYNOTE DISCUSSION:
Behavioral Economics and Improving Decision-Making

Richard Thaler, 2017 Nobel Prize Winner, in conversation with Cade Massey, Practice Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at Wharton, Co-host of Wharton Moneyball, Faculty Co-Director at Wharton People Analytics

2:40 PM

Closing Remarks

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