Visier Outsmart

Visier’s customer forum and user conference


May 3 & 4, 2017
3 West Club, Manhattan, New York

Join your peers in workforce analytics and planning
for two days of insights, best practices, and networking.

Why Attend

Expand your knowledge of Visier products and customer success resources at your disposal

Connect with like-minded peers in workforce analytics and planning

Learn how to drive more business value from your investment in Visier


Visier Outsmart will feature a keynote by Dr. Tom Davenport, Big Data luminary and pioneer of the concept of “competing on analytics.”

Dr Tom Davenport

President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

Expert Speaker – Talent Acquisition

Dr John Sullivan

Internationally renowned HR thought leader Dr. John Sullivan will discuss the criticality of talent acquisition analytics – and how analytics teams can create new value for the business.


Wednesday, May 3
8:00 am Registration Open & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Opening Remarks, John Schwarz, CEO & Founder, Visier
Today, people make decisions based on their individual experience or their capacity or willingness to research. In the future, Big Data will inform, predict, and model the best potential outcome for every decision people are faced with. At the heart of this Big Data revolution is an organization’s people strategy platform, powered by workforce analytics and planning.
Keynote: Four Eras of Analytics in Workforce and Elsewhere, Dr. Thomas H. Davenport
There have been four different approaches for applying analytics to business over the last half century. While most organizations pursuing workforce analytics haven’t experienced all four, they are clearly moving through the same sequence as other types of analytics have. Many workforce analytics initiatives employ Analytics 1.0 (artisanal analytics), while a few are actively pursuing Analytics 4.0 (the cognitive era). Each of these eras requires different management of both analytics and the underlying data. In this presentation Tom Davenport will describe the attributes of each era, the drivers of change, and the valuable lessons that each era provides. He will provide examples of both workforce analytics and other types, addressing both the technology and human issues with which organizations are wrestling. The presentation will furnish both motivation and guidelines for companies wanting to move to the next era.
Coffee Break

Keynote: The Critical Role of Data in Talent Acquisition, Dr. John Sullivan
If you ask CEOs what their biggest concerns are, availability of talent consistently ranks at the top of the list. In this keynote, internationally renowned HR thought leader Dr. John Sullivan will discuss the criticality of talent acquisition analytics, and how analytics teams can create incredible new value for the business.

Challenges and Opportunities of Talent Acquisition Analytics, Ian Cook, Product Management, Visier
Workforce intelligence expert Ian Cook will discuss the business drivers, challenges, and value of making analytics part of the Talent Acquisition strategy, including an introduction to Visier Talent Acquisition.

12:30 pm Networking Lunch
Join a table of like-minded Visier attendees to learn from your peers, and expand your personal network of HR and analytics experts.
1:30 pm
Beyond Efficiency Part I: The Economic Impact of Workforce Intelligence Lexy Martin, Principal, Research and Customer Value, Visier
Few researchers in the field of HR tech can match the experience Lexy Martin has accumulated during her 40-year career. In this presentation, Lexy will discuss how you can measure the value of your workforce analytics and planning function to provide impact that goes well beyond gaining efficiencies.
Coffee Break
Beyond Efficiency Part II: Visier Customers Share Their Results, Moderated by Dave Weisbeck, Chief Strategy Officer, Visier
Visier customers will share ideas on how to drive more value from your workforce intelligence investment, with examples of their successes and business results. Following the presentations, there will be an open Q&A – pose your questions to your peers in HR transformation:
  • Morgan Turnipseed of BBVA Compass
  • Joe DeWitt of Micron
  • Jocelyn Caldwell and Bryce Woods of TIAA
5:00 pm Don't miss this ride – or dinner! Take a Double Decker bus to a special customer appreciation dinner at Craft, a Tom Colicchio restaurant. 43 E. 19th Street.
Thursday May 4  
8:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am
Visier Vision and Future Plans, Dave Weisbeck, Chief Strategy Officer & Adam Binnie, Chief Product Officer
A disruptive force within Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics, Visier is committed to continuous innovation and delivering unmatched value and capabilities. Hear our vision for Visier solutions, and plans for the future.
Visier Workforce Intelligence Solution: Update and Feedback, Ian Cook & Ian Booth, Product Management
Learn what's new, ask questions of our experts, and help shape the future direction of Visier products. Our famous "vote with your feet" session is back – tell us what you want to see happen in Visier products.
Coffee Break
11:15 am Customer Success: How Visier Can Help with Your Rollout and Adoption, moderated by Dave Weisbeck, Chief Strategy Officer
Core to Visier’s unique value is the resources we provide to you to ensure your successful rollout and adoption of the Visier solution. Learn about the scope of customer success resources available to you, and hear – first-hand from Visier Customer Success experts – how they can assist you in enabling your success.
12:15 pm Networking Lunch
Join a table of like-minded Visier attendees to learn from your peers, and expand your personal network of HR and analytics experts.
1:30 pm Customer Success Session Continued
2:30 pm Ask Anything & Wrap Up, moderated by Dave Weisbeck, Chief Strategy Officer
Did we miss a topic? Is there something extra you’d like to explore? Ask our Executives.
3:00 pm Conference Adjourns

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