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Turning Bad Data Into a Big Data Advantage

11/13/13 2:00 pm to 11/13/13 3:00 pm EST
Contact: Events


Big data provides for HR leaders and practitioners tremendous potential to improve operational and strategic decisions about the workforce that bring significant business value. Unlocking critical insights to acquire, retain, develop and optimize talent brings significant competitive advantage and enables HR leaders to build a workforce plan that supports the business plan. However, the first challenge to overcome is the sourcing and integration of quality data. Workforce data is constantly changing, spread across applications, different across geographies, and inconsistently updated and entered. These present real challenges that HR organizations must overcome before they can implement successful big data projects focused at workforce analytics and workforce planning. Traditional data quality techniques require dedicated technical tools and resources to stay ahead of the constant challenge of bad workforce data. Big data approaches help organizations solve these challenges in new ways to unlock their workforce data.

If you are a HR or business leader from an enterprise that is considering big data, or intending to invest in workforce analytics or workforce planning, or you are struggling with workforce planning and analytics because of bad data, you won’t want to miss this webinar.

Participants will learn:


  • Insight into what big data is and how it can help HR organizations be more strategic and successful.
  • Practical advice to take on the challenge of sourcing and ensuring they have high-quality workforce data.
  • Best practices for where to focus big data initiatives within HR..



     Dave Weisbeck - Chief Strategy Officer - Visier

Dave Weisbeck leads the overall solutions success and strategy at Visier. He is a seasoned software executive who has experience ranging from building development teams to growing multibillion-dollar businesses as a general manager. Prior to joining Visier, Weisbeck spent more than 18 years in the information management and analytics industry, which included time spent helping to build Crystal Decisions and Business Objects products and product strategy. Most recently he was the senior vice president and general manager responsible for business intelligence, enterprise information management and data warehousing at SAP.



     Ian Cook - Product Manager at Workforce Analytics- Visier

Ian Cook, MA, MBA, CHRP, is focused on presenting the most informative and business-related HR material to the business community in North America. His international career has involved developing performance-oriented people practices for global companies in Europe and North America. He is focused on developing the next generation of workforce analytics tools, and prior to this built the HR Metrics Service — Canada’s leading source of HR benchmark data.

Cook specializes in linking HR practices to business. An engaging speaker, he has spoken at international conferences and as faculty for the University of British Columbia.

Cook holds a master’s in politics and philosophy from Edinburgh University and an MBA from Lancaster University.

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