4th Annual Conference on Human Capital Innovation in Technology & Analytics

For NYU Community

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Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics Program at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Conference Theme:

Driving Diversity & Inclusion with Analytics: A Key to Winning the War for Talent

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is an imperative for companies facing talent shortages and is widely acknowledged to be a critical driver of innovation and competitiveness. The labor market of the future will be much more diverse than the labor market of today. This creates an imperative for organizations because so many have struggled to improve diversity and to realize true inclusion. Executives often have grown weary of such efforts when progress has been elusive. Human Capital Analytics (HCA) is a critical part of the solution, grounding discussion in the specific organizational context, engaging executives, and facilitating evidence-based strategy development. The most effective D&I strategies - and talent strategies generally - are driven by such analytics and the implied solutions, which traverse all Human Capital systems.

Speakers at this Conference include prominent thought leaders and experts who will reveal how HCA is applied to drive D&I strategy to win the "War for Talent". This is a valuable opportunity to hear from and network with these leading practitioners.




Recertification credit hours:

  • IHRIM - 5.25 credit hours from IHRIM (International Association of Human Resource Information Management) for HRIP (Human Resource Information Professional) certification
  • HRCI - This program has been approved for 5.25 recertification credit hours from the HR Certification Institute toward the PHR/SPHR/GPHR (Professional/Senior/Global) Certification. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 
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Program Schedule

12:00 - 12:45PM - Registration & Networking at Exhibits
12:45 - 1:30PM - Welcome & Introduction to the Conference
1:30 – 3:30PM  - Analytics to Support Gender Strategy
3:30 - 4:00PM - Networking Break at Exhibits
4:00 - 5:30PM - Analytics as a Driver of Broader Diversity Outcomes
5:30 - 6:30PM - Panel: Q & A with all Presenters
6:30 - 8:00PM - Networking Buffet at Exhibits


Registration & Networking at Exhibits

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Welcome & Introduction to the Conference

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Prof. Harold G. Kaufman, Director, Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics Program, Department of Technology Management & Innovation, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Prof. Kristen Day, Associate Dean of Academic Administration, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Prof. Roy E. Lowrance, Managing Director, Center For Data Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, NYU

Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Vice President & Women of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst

Marcelo Modica, Chief People Officer, Mercer

Analytics to Support Gender Strategy

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Review of Mercer's Research: When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

Mercer Presenters:
Brian Levine, PhD, Partner and Innovation Leader for Workforce Strategy & Analytics
Linda Chen, Senior Associate, Workforce Strategy & Analytics

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Global Trends in Gender Equality: A View Based on Workplace Data

EDGE Certified Foundation Presenter:
Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder

L'Oréal USA Presenter: 
Angela Guy, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
The Moderating effect of Enterprise Social Media on Gender Performance: Strategic Interventions
IBM Presenter:
N. Sadat Shami, PhD, Manager, Center for Engagement & Social Analytics


3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
The Path to the Catalyst Award: Leveraging Workforce Analytics to Drive Rapid Progress
Kimberly Clark Presenter:
Joe Underwood, Director of People Analytics

Networking Break at Exhibits

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Analytics as a Driver of Broader Diversity Outcomes

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Productivity in the Aging Workforce: A Review of Evidence from Company Studies
Workforce Sciences Institute, Mercer Presenter:
Haig Nalbantian, Senior Partner and Co-Founder

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Accelerating the Diverse Pipeline at United Rentals: An Application of Predictive Analytics
United Rentals Presenters:
Craig Pintoff, JD, SVP Human Resources
Liz Czepiel, Diversity Leader

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Proving the Case for Diversity at Sodexo: The Impact of Unit-level Diversity on Profitability
Sodexo Presenter:
Rohini Anand, PhD, SVP and Global Chief Diversity Officer

Panel: Q & A with all Presenters

Title: Where we are & future directions

Moderator: Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Vice President & Women of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Buffet at Exhibits

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Note about Exhibitors: There is a limited availability of space for exhibitors to present their services and/or products to a business-based audience in search of solutions. Exhibitors will also have opportunities to recruit talent. For inquiries please contact Prof. H.G. Kaufman at


Registration Closed

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Price: This event is FREE.