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Predicting Engagement & Performance Using Human Capital Data Analytics

Department of Technology Management & Innovation

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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     Department of Technology Management & Innovation








Friday, April 4, 2014  

Registration: 12:00 – 12:45PM 

Conference Program:  12:45 - 6:30PM 

 Networking Buffet at Exhibits:  6:30 - 8:30PM



NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering 

5 MetroTech Center -- Pfizer Auditorium



Predicting Engagement & Performance 

            Using Small & Big Data                

Employee engagement is a key factor leading to successful performance of individuals and organizations. Firms that utilize human capital analytics (HCA) to understand and predict the critical drivers of engagement and performance achieve a competitive advantage. 

The conference will focus on the application of HCA to build a culture of engagement that fosters positive work behaviors and organizational outcomes.  Thought leaders will share experiences, challenges and solutions utilizing HCA to attain an engaged and high performing workforce.  The assessment of engagement will be addressed as will cutting-edge analytic models utilizing small and Big Data, including causality and linkage analysis. 

Vendors with expertise in engagement assessments and HCA will demonstrate their products and services.  Conference attendees will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the emerging field of HCA. 



  • Department of Technology Management & Innovation, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Organizational Behavior Graduate Program
  • PolySHRM – Affiliate of the Society for Human  Resource Management


Sponsors (partial list):  

  • Accenture 
  • Drakewell Group
  • GK Training and Analytics

  • Healthy Companies International (HCI)  


Recertification credit hours: 

  • IHRIM - 4.5 credit hours for HRIP (Human Resource Information Professional) 
  • SHRM - 4.5 credit hours for PHR/SPHR/GPHR (Professional in Human Resources/Senior PHR/Global PHR) from HR Certification Institute



  • Executives, managers and professionals in HR, IT, Data Analytics & other specialties 
  • Students in engineering, IT, technology management & HR-related disciplines (including HRIS & Human Capital Analytics) 
  • Industry vendors & recruiters 



Pfizer Auditorium 
5 MetroTech Center
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Downtown Brooklyn  (minutes from Wall Street)   

This event will also be simulcast LIVE at:



Program Schedule (Preliminary)  


12:00 - 12:45 PM 

Registration & Networking at Exhibits  

Ongoing through the day


12:45 - 1:00 PM  

Introductory Remarks 


Prof. Harold G. Kaufman

Academic Director, Organizational Behavior Graduate Program,

PolySHRM Advisor  

Department of Technology Management & Innovation,

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering


Dr. Paul Horn

Distinguished Industry Professor

Department of Technology Management & Innovation, 

NYU Polytechnic School of  Engineering;               

Distinguished Scientist in Residence at NYU;  

Former VP &  Executive Director of Research, IBM


Prof. Judea Pearl (video)                

Computer Science Department, Cognitive Systems Lab, UCLA                                       


1:00 - 1:30 PM  

Keynote Address


Human Capital Analytics: Perspectives from the C-Suite   

Dr. Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.       

Senior Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board   



1:30- 3:00 PM  

Applying Analytics to the Drivers & Outcomes of Engagement


Measuring Healthy Leadership as a Driver of Engagement

Dr. Dominick Volini   

Executive Vice President, 

Consulting, Healthy Companies International (HCI)


Dr. Paul Squires                                                     

CEO, Applied Skills & Knowledge, Inc.                                                        

Adjunct Professor, Department of Technology Management & Innovation, 

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering



Best Practices in Engagement's Prediction of Performance: Causality & Linkage Analysis         

Dr. Ken Oehler                                                                   

Partner and Global Engagement Practice Leader, Aon Hewitt                          


Squeezing the Most from Employee Engagement Survey Data via Robust Statistics

David Coleman      

Manager, Decision Analytics, Corporate HRAlcoa



3:00 - 3:30 PM  

Networking Break - Exhibits of Vendors/Recruiters



3:30 - 5:00 PM 

Engagement Insights & Interventions Derived from Data Analytics  


Using Analytics to Deliver Knowledge about Engagement Needed by Business Leaders

Lingzi Liang     

Senior Manager, Workforce Optimization, PepsiCo


Dr. Lily Maissen 

Manager, Talent Analytics, PepsiCo



Effect of Management Interventions on Engagement & Performance: Big Data Analytics       

Dr. Jim Harter  

Chief Scientist, Workplace Management and Wellbeing, Gallup                                        

Performance Analytics Across the Employee Lifecycle

Anthony Abbatiello

Managing Director, Talent & Organization, Accenture Strategy

Samir Raza   

Senior Manager, Accenture Analytics                                     


5:00 - 5:30 PM  

Networking Break at Exhibits of Vendors/Recruiters



5:30 – 6:30 PM

Panel Discussion – Where we are & Future Directions      


 Perspectives from Presenters

Dr. Andrew Biga,  Discussion Leader

Director, Talent Management and Analytics, JetBlue Airways   

Adjunct Professor, Department of Technology Management & Innovation,

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering                                   


6:30 - 8:30 PM    

Networking Buffet - Exhibits of Vendors/Recruiters






New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

(formerly Polytechnic University) is a comprehensive school of Engineering, applied sciences, technology management and research, and is rooted in a 160-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation's second oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region and around the globe. For more information, visit

The Department of Technology Management and Innovation

is the premier learning, research, and development hub in the New York City/Tri-State region explicitly devoted to the increasingly critical arenas of innovation, information, and technology management. The Department is an interdisciplinary faculty that studies various aspects of technology and innovation - strategic, behavioral, organizational and social. The Department offers several degrees including the MS in Organizational Behavior (OB), a unique program that integrates the management of people, organizations and technology. The OB degree has cutting-edge concentrations in HRIS and Human Capital Engineering and Analytics as well as the more traditional HRM, change management and training. For information:


The Society for Human Resource Management student chapter at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering was founded in 1987. PolySHRM has been awarded the Superior Merit Award by  SHRM  for  its  innovative  activities  almost  every  year  since  its founding. In 2010-11, PolySHRM was selected as one of the 10 most outstanding chapters in the U.S. (for the second time). In addition, many of its leaders have received the coveted Sherman Award from HRNY (the NY Chapter of SHRM). PolySHRM is committed to providing members and the student community with professional and leadership development opportunities to prepare them for future careers.


This education program has been approved for 4.5 HRIP recertification credit hours.

This program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for 4.5 PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credit hours. The use of this seal is not               anendorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. 

Have questions about Predicting Engagement & Performance Using Human Capital Data Analytics? Contact Department of Technology Management & Innovation

When & Where

Pfizer Auditorium
5 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Department of Technology Management & Innovation

The Department of Technology Management and Innovation (TMI) at the NYU School of Engineering is the premier learning, research, and development hub in the New York City/Tri-State region explicitly devoted to the increasingly critical arenas of innovation, information, and technology management. 

The Department offers pace-setting bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD program focused on innovation and technology management and innovation in the modern knowledge economy. We are committed to wisely integrating technology into all of our educational programs to enhance the learning process for our students. Our faculty and students conduct high-quality, relevant research and development. Our research and development is varied, including scholarly books and articles in the most respected journals, and timely, instructive case studies

The Department represents a major gateway and opportunity for those aiming to be successful in to the emerging knowledge-intensive and technology-demanding business environment that characterizes almost all sectors of the today and tomorrow’s economy.



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