Workforce Analytics

Wednesday, April 6

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.

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Dorothy Pitt

Global Leader, HR Roadmap

Xerox Corporation

Responsible for managing the HR Roadmap and advancing the development & implementation of Xerox’s Enterprise HR Technology and Business Process Enablement strategy. This includes the areas of Core HR, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Compensation, Learning, Business Intelligence/Analytics Tech and Data Warehousing. Partner with Sr. Mgmt., HR, and COE’s. Dorothy has 20 yrs. of Xerox Technology and HR experience. BS in Mgmt Info Systems and a BS in Finance from Lemoyne College.

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Stephanie Edwards-Scholes


KBACE Technologies

Ms. Edwards-Scholes is the Practice Director over Core HR, Payroll and Cloud Strategy. With over 13 years of Oracle HCM Consulting and End User experience, including involvement in 30+ Cloud HCM implementations, she has developed a wide breadth of Cloud HCM knowledge around all modules. Ms. Edwards-Scholes’ background includes both Global HR and Global Payroll leadership experience, allowing her to guide clients across many industries towards best practices.

Someone once said “An HCM system is only as good as the data you can get out of it.” Nothing could be truer in today’s world, where big data and predicting what your workforce will do are front and center in all HR executives’ minds. In this session learn how the HR analytics tool included with Oracle HCM Cloud can help solve this in an easy way for end users. Also, learn about Xerox’s path to a global reporting model and how it is using analytics to help drive decisions and discussions effectively.

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.

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Todd Randolph

Managing Director BI / Analytics


Todd is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice with more than 25 years experience in business analysis and process improvement across various industries. Todd is currently the national leader for KPMG’s Oracle Analytics practice.

Dow Chemical’s goal was to become a global HR organization with leading practices and advanced analytics. Attend this session to learn how Dow partnered with KPMG LLP to develop its HR analytics roadmap and implement solutions to transform its HR practices to leading-edge. The roadmap included the implementation of Oracle Human Resources Analytics and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite to generate analytics in a self-service environment that delivers relevant data and insights to leaders at the right time and enables data-driven workforce management. Leaders can now make evidence-based business decisions using clear information (e.g., headcount, attrition, diversity and inclusion, costs) available through the dashboard format with drill-down capabilities.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

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Guy Waterman

Senior Director


Guy Waterman is an HCM strategy executive responsible for the leveraged use of cloud cross-platform tools such as mobile, social, business intelligence, content management, cloud operations, and security as related to Oracle Cloud SaaS applications.

Nancy Estell Zoder

Director, Global HR


Nancy Estell Zoder is an experienced HCM professional with more than 18 years of experience implementing, designing, developing, and defining strategy for global human capital management software applications. She has deep process and technology expertise spanning global human resources, talent management, analytics, and security as well as broad industry and country knowledge and experience.

In most organizations, employee compensation and related expenses are one of the largest line items in the corporate budget. When balancing human capital strategies in a changing business environment, successful organizations consider all factors that impact the attainment of those objectives. Analyzing and monitoring headcount distribution, fixed and variable costs, and performance of plans enable human resources and financial organizations to jointly plan and execute game-changing initiatives across the enterprise. This session is well suited for HR, finance, and IT people looking to better understand how to find synergies between corporate planning and HR.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

Tintu Jose

Technology Consulting Manager

Accenture LLP

Tintu Jose is Oracle HCM Cloud strategy lead for analytics within Accenture's Oracle HCM Cloud practice. Jose has more than 10 years of consulting experience with expertise in analysis, design, development, and deployment of Oracle HCM solutions.

In the modern world, analytics is more than just number crunching. Analytics has become foundational for building intelligent tools for employee decisions, real-time recommendations powering optimal operational decisions, and iterative, complex, real-time simulations. In operations, the role of HR is changing, as HR has become more global, agile, and insight-driven. This forces organizations to reinvent HR with a greater analytical orientation and to become a trusted talent advisor. In this session, learn why managers and HR professionals rely heavily on built-in analytics and dashboards and the flexibility to build additional custom analytics and dashboards, and how this has enabled users of Oracle HCM Cloud to meet very specific requirements.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Ann Strasma

Human Resources Manager

Caterpillar Inc

Ann is an HR Mngr. for Caterpillar Inc. She is the global process owner for Performance Mgmt. Process, PeopleSoft and Cat Tuition Assistance Program.

For 16 years, Ann has had corporate and business unit HR roles at Caterpillar, including 6 Sigma Black Belt, Global Relocations Mngr. and HR Mngr. Ann has an MBA from University of St. Francis and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University.

Ann is training with her husband for her fourth Ironman later this yr.

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Nancy Gates

Head of Executive Search

Caterpillar Inc

Nancy Gates currently heads Executive Search at Caterpillar and previously was Global Talent Acquisition Mgr. responsible for global recruiting process and tools including Taleo Recruiting. She led the initial global implementation of Taleo recruiting several years ago. She has been with Caterpillar for 28 years with progressively increased leadership roles in recruitment. Nancy has previously presented at HCI and OHUG conferences sharing their global deployment journey.

Learn about the unique perspectives of Caterpillar’s HR leaders and business partners as they showcase how to support today’s quickly evolving business needs through Oracle HCM Cloud reporting and data analytics. Presenters discuss creating a reporting strategy including understanding when there is a need for internal data and metrics versus standard, industry metrics for benchmarking. Also covered is Caterpillar's journey from a single “data dump” report to a robust reporting and analytics strategy that supports corporate business initiatives.

Thursday, April 7

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

BlackRock, the leading global asset manager, has 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries around the world. In this session, BlackRock discusses the HR challenges it was facing prior to choosing a new modern HR cloud solution.

The focal point of this presentation is how modern HR analytics can help in proactive decision-making in respect to headcount planning and forecasting. BlackRock, which is live on Oracle HCM Cloud including core HR, compensation planning, absence management, and HR analytics, highlights the business value it gained from this transformation and what is next on its roadmap.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

Ling Xiang

Director Product Management

Ling Xiang is the director of product management for BI Applications at Oracle. Ling has driven the product direction and roadmap for HR Analytics and Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI). Ling has extensive experience and deep knowledge in helping HR customers in adopting analytics to enable HR strategic decision making.

Data is changing how we live and work. Determining how to leverage workforce intelligence to inform better business decision-making has become the DNA of modern HR. Integrated workforce insight, innovative use of unstructured and open data, and predictive analytics have opened up new and deeper insight into market demand for critical jobs, employee sentiment, peer benchmark, career paths, and learning recommendation. In this session, learn how the latest trends in cloud and BI are changing HR analytics, and discover Oracle’s vision for delivering next-generation deep workforce analytics for the cloud.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Shelly Christner

Director, Global Recruitment and Talent Operations

American Express

Shelly Christner, Director of Global Recruitment and Talent Operations, leads the operations for recruitment, contingent labor and executive talent management globally for American Express. In her role, she manages the team responsible for the systems, policy, process and reporting that support all lines of business around the world. During her tenure at American Express, Shelly and her team have received numerous awards for their efforts to transform and improve global recruitment.

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Erin Montgomery

VP Recruiting Operations

American Express

Erin Montgomery is Vice President of Global Recruitment Operations at American Express. In her role, Erin leads recruitment operations for all lateral and campus hiring, globally, which supports tens of thousands of placements, annually. Erin manages systems and reporting, background verification, assessment and selection, contingent labor, and vendor management including two, third-party Recruitment Process Outsourcers (RPOs). Previously, Erin was Global Head of Operations for Wealth Management.

Reporting is always cited as the tool that guarantees HR true partnership with the business, but producing meaningful, self-service, real-time reports with human capital data often feels like a fairy tale. American Express harnessed the power of Oracle Business Intelligence and was able to transform its tiny, overburdened recruitment reporting team into a powerhouse that generates business insight.  By structuring data from Oracle HCM Cloud in meaningful ways, American Express now has live dashboards providing real-time metrics and trends that measure its recruiting effectiveness, drive its talent acquisition strategy, and help it manage individual recruiter performance. In this dynamic session, American Express shares its best-in-class reporting templates and reporting governance process.