Featuring a Keynote by Iconoclastic Business Thinker Gary Hamel

Humanocracy: Building Organizations as Amazingly Capable as Those Inside Them

Today’s organizations need to be more resilient, creative and engaging than ever before. In this provocative and practical talk, Gary will show you how to kick start an HR revolution that will free up every human being to be their best and do their best.

Humanocracy: Building organizations as amazingly capable as those inside them

Today’s organizations need to be more resilient, creative and engaging than ever before. Yet all too often they’re inertial, incremental and uninspiring. To close the gap we need data—on employee attitudes, skills and productivity, on leadership traits and effectiveness, on the talent pipeline and employee churn, on the climate for innovation and the capacity to change. But data by itself will not be enough to create organizations that are fit for the future and fit for human beings.

To make progress we have to face facts. The top-down, rule-driven bureaucratic structures that predominate in most organizations are now a competitive liability. We need to uninstall bureaucracy and rebuild our organizations around new, post-bureaucratic principles: openness, meritocracy, community, experimentation and ownership. The goal: organizations that are as adaptable, innovative and inspiring as the people inside of them.

Is this radical makeover possible? Absolutely. There are already role models—complex businesses that boast a 1:400 span of control, global giants that have done away with middle management, and progressive organizations that have turned every employee into an entrepreneur. The vanguard show what’s possible when you’re willing to challenge 100-year old assumptions and creatively “hack management.”

In his provocative and practical talk, Gary will show you how to kick start an HR revolution that will free up every human being to be their best and do their best.

Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Innovation eXchange.

Hamel has written 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. His landmark books have been translated into more than 25 languages. His most recent bestsellers are The Future of Management and What Matters Now. In these volumes, Hamel presents an impassioned plea for reinventing management and lays out a practical blueprint for building organizations that are “fit for the future.”

Fortune magazine describes Hamel as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” and the Financial Times calls him a “management innovator without peer.” Hamel has been ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker and is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and of the World Economic Forum.

Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organizations around the globe.

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Global Industry Analyst

Josh Bersin

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Co-founder & Principal Analyst
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China Gorman
Managing Director America
UNLEASH

China Gorman

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Mollie Lombardi
Co-Founder
Aptitude Research Partners

Mollie Lombardi

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Eric Lieberman
Director, HR Analytics
Alexion

Eric Lieberman

This will be my third Outsmart, and I can’t wait! Each time I come with game-changing ideas, innovative practices and new professional relationships with amazing experts in our field.

Jason Pagan
Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Planning & Analytics and Head of HR, Indiana Market
Ascension

Jason Pagan

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Adam McKinnon
Senior Manager People Analytics & Organization Design
Merck KGaA

Adam McKinnon

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Dr. Gary Russo
Director of Workforce Intelligence
Providence St. Joseph Health

Dr. Gary Russo

One of the many things I love about Outsmart is that it is so focused on the practical application and everyday challenges of people analytics. Some other conferences are too academic focused, which just isn’t what the real world is like.

Matthew Hamilton
Manager, HR Data Analytics
Regions Bank

Matthew Hamilton

Data is the critical ingredient required to ensure a roadmap that will drive business results. I’m looking forward to listening, learning, and engaging at Outsmart 2019 and applying those ideas to help optimize our business initiatives.

Connie Puglia
SVP & Chief People Officer
TiVo

Connie Puglia

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Charley Newton
Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
Sabre

Charley Newton

Visier has become a single-source of truth for our people related data and will continue to expand in that space as we onboard other data subjects. I’m looking forward to networking with other industry leaders, sharing our wins and discussing how we can better leverage the Visier technology for greater, actionable insights.

Cody Anderson
Workforce Planning BI & Analysis Principal
Sabre

Cody Anderson

Visier has been a great tool and solution, and attending Outsmart is a great opportunity. I am looking forward to networking, collaborating, and learning with fellow HR professionals on the different challenges and solutions within the HR realm.

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HR Analyst
Rackspace

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Mircea-Stefan Glavici
People Analytics & Insights Generation Expert
Merck KGaA

Mircea-Stefan Glavici

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People Analytics Manager
Pitney Bowes

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