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Visier Announces Winners of Inaugural ‘Vizzies’ Awards

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First-ever Vizzies Awards celebrate excellence in people analytics; Recipients honored at Visier’s Outsmart 2018 event in San Francisco

Visier, the recognized leader in people analytics and planning, announced the winners of its inaugural Vizzies™ awards. More than 120 enterprises – including many Global 2000 leaders – have chosen Visier People as their people analytics and workforce planning platform. The Vizzies recognize stand-out individuals and teams in the areas of people analytics, data-driven workforce planning, data-driven storytelling, HR impact and business results, and more. “Today, despite aggressive automation at every level of the business, it is critical for leaders to ensure that they have the right people with the flexibility and skills needed to keep running effectively. Understanding how to best hire, develop, engage, and retain your workforce—to continually drive better business performance— requires strategic people insight and planning,” said John Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO, Visier. “We are honored to partner with leading organizations from around the world to help transform their people strategies. The Vizzies symbolize the impact that effective people analytics and workforce planning can have improving business performance.” Visier executives announced winners at a special event in San Francisco, during the company’s Outsmart 2018 event taking place May 23 and May 24 at the W Hotel in San Francisco.  

Vizzies 2018 Winners:

  People Analytics Trailblazer Awarded to an individual who is a thought leader in the space of people analytics, and has achieved great things at his or her organization, while also succeeding in elevating the field to a new level.

  • Winner: Mark Berry, Indiana Packers

  Data Journalist Awarded to an individual or team that has excelled in the area of data-driven storytelling, creating impact and supporting the development of a data-driven culture within their greater organization.

  • Winner: Morgan Turnipseed, representing the People Analytics team at BBVA, including Erin Lambert and Kala Northrup

  Maverick Awarded to an individual or team that has demonstrated creativity and fearlessness in breaking open a process to enable a data-driven approach to decision making and/or planning.

  • Winner: John Callery, representing the Workforce Strategy team at BNY Mellon

  Catalyst Awarded to a team that has succeeded in achieving broad adoption of Visier within their greater organization.

  • Winner: Anna Lena Fritzsche, representing the People Analytics team at  Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, including  Alexis Saussinan, Leandra Griep, and Marcel Krauskopf.

  Impact Awarded to a team that has engaged in work, leveraging the Visier solutions, to deliver incredible impact and achieve impressive HR and business results.

  • Winner: Jason Pagan, representing the Strategic Workforce Planning and Analytics team at Ascension, including Robert Major, Jonathan Dukes, Jessica Machovec, Will Bryant, and Cheryl Taulman.

  First Mover Awarded to a team that demonstrates leadership in the adoption of analytics across HR centers of excellence.

  • Winner: Andrew Gold, representing the People Analytics team, including Tiffany Zanotelli.

  Data Wrangler of the Year Awarded to a team that stuck with it, working with incredibly difficult and/or large data sets to extract valuable insights and results.

  • Winner:  Chase Rowbotham, representing the People Analytics and Operations team at Genentech, including Cari DeLoa, Kerri Belluomini, and Marcin Szychowski.

  Partner of the Year Awarded to an individual or team who has partnered with Visier in every sense -- whether in data onboarding, driving adoption, or promoting data driven decision-making.

  • Winner: Ebby Ajegbo, representing the HRIS team at Realogy.

  Additionally, a Workforce Planning Trailblazer Vizzie was awarded in recognition of thought leadership in the space of data-driven workforce planning, and First Movers of the Year Vizzies were awarded to leaders in the adoption of talent acquisition analytics, and in the adoption of analytics across all HR centers of excellence.  

About Visier

  Visier’s purpose is to help people see the truth and create a better future—now. Visier was founded to focus on what matters to business people: answering the right questions, even the ones a person might not know to ask. Questions that shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business results. Visier delivers fast, clear people insight by using all the available people data—regardless of source. With best-practice expertise built-in, decision-makers can confidently take action. Thanks to our amazing customers, Visier is the market leader in Workforce Analytics with 5,000 customers in 75 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.visier.com. Media Contact: Julie Galla visier@sparkpr.com