The SWP Conference - Americas

SWP Conference has become a household name in recent years with its unique subject matter and relentless dedication to enabling global practitioners to connect and collaborate.

The world's best-attended conferences for Strategic Workforce Planning: driving progress, connecting professionals, and shaping the future of the discipline.

Join us in June to learn how leading companies are putting Strategic Workforce Planning at the top of the corporate agenda, and embedding strategic thinking in workforce decisions.

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Chair · Workforce Planning Institute

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Why attend the SWP Conference?

Speed up your progress

Learn how other SWP leaders are building Strategic Workforce Planning capability at their organisations.

Find out what technology is available to fast-track your transition from short-term to long-term planning.

Grow your network

This is a conference focused on Strategic Workforce Planning, Talent Intelligence, and Workforce Analytics.

Meet others who are tackling the same challenges as you - domains of work may vary, but we all share the same goals.

Get inspired

Learn how generative AI and external data sources can be used responsibly to unlock strategic capability.

Meet with senior and influential figures in strategic HR and Workforce Planning, bring your challenges and find solutions.

 

 

Two days of high-quality presentations from leading practitioners, focused peer discussions, and unrivalled networking.

Breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and evening drinks reception - all included

  

Chairs

Jill Dobbe
Jill Dobbe
Orgvue
Director, Account Management - North America

Nick Kennedy
Nick Kennedy
Workforce Planning Institute
Chair

Speakers

Valentina Bernal
Valentina Bernal
Workforce Planning Analyst
RTX Corporation

Sadhana Bhide
Sadhana Bhide
Strategic Workforce Planning SME - Global
Pearson plc

Susan Cantrell
Susan Cantrell
Vice President
Deloitte

Uniko Chen
Uniko Chen
Executive Director HR Data
JPMorgan Chase

Jennifer Cline
Jennifer Cline
SVP, Strategic Workforce Planning
Truist

Polly Culver
Polly Culver
Strategic Workforce Planning Lead
Salesforce

Jane Datta
Jane Datta
Advisory Borad Member, former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer
The Workforce Planning Institute

Cinnamon Dixon
Cinnamon Dixon
Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
Cleveland Clinic

Jacque Flusche
Jacque Flusche
Enterprise Workforce Planning Technology and Business Transformation
Lockheed Martin

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
CEO
eQ8

Janelle Hawes
Janelle Hawes
Sr. Manager - Global Workforce Planning
RTX Corporation

AJ Herrmann
AJ Herrmann
Executive Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
Cleveland Clinic

Jeff Higgins
Jeff Higgins
Founder and CEO
HCMI

Russell Klosk
Russell Klosk
Managing Director
Deloitte

Peter Louch
Peter Louch
Chief Executive
Vemo

Rob Major
Rob Major
Director, Workforce Planning
RTX Corporation

Michael Manning
Michael Manning
VP, HR Data
FM Global

Emily Monteleone
Emily Monteleone
Director of Strategic Workforce Planning
Cleveland Clinic

Kevin Moss
Kevin Moss
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting

Ali Nawab
Ali Nawab
CEO
Agentnoon

Sierra Palacios
Sierra Palacios
Workforce Planning and Sourcing Manager
Sutter Health

Alicia Roach
Alicia Roach
CEO
eQ8

Oliver Shaw
Oliver Shaw
CEO
Orgvue

Lisa Simon
Lisa Simon
Chief Economist
Revelio Labs

Ross Sparkman
Ross Sparkman
Senior Director, Workforce Strategy
Walmart

Vijay Swaminathan
Vijay Swaminathan
CEO
Draup

Elin Thomasian
Elin Thomasian
Senior Vice President of Strategy
TalentNeuron

Olga Tsubiks
Olga Tsubiks
Director Strategic Workforce Analytics and Data Science
RBC

Erica Vermeij
Erica Vermeij
Sr Manager, Workforce Planning
Boston Scientific

Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss
Vice-President, People Planning & Insights Consultant
MetLife

Patrick White
Patrick White
Senior Director- Office of Labour and Economic Analysis
United States Department of the Air Force

David Wilkins
David Wilkins
Chief Marketing & Product Officer
TalentNeuron

Agenda

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Welcome Breakfast Buffet

 
 
 
 
Registration and Welcome Breakfast Buffet
 
 
 
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome: The Strategic Imperative for Workforce Planning in 2024

 
Jane Datta
Jane Datta · The Workforce Planning Institute · Advisory Borad Member, former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer
 
Welcome: The Strategic Imperative for Workforce Planning in 2024
 

Join Jane Datta as she opens the conference, sharing insights from her tenure at NASA and setting the stage for a deep dive into strategic workforce planning and future workforce trends.

 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Advanced Task Analysis and Role Re-Design - The Next Chapter

 
Cinnamon Dixon AJ Herrmann Emily Monteleone
Cinnamon Dixon · Cleveland Clinic · Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
AJ Herrmann · Cleveland Clinic · Executive Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
Emily Monteleone · Cleveland Clinic · Director of Strategic Workforce Planning
 
Advanced Task Analysis and Role Re-Design - The Next Chapter
 

Join AJ Herrmann and his team from Cleveland Clinic as they delve into advanced task analysis and role re-design, showcasing strategies that boost efficiency and engagement.

 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Navigate the Future of Work via Skill Signals

 
Elin Thomasian David Wilkins
Elin Thomasian · TalentNeuron · Senior Vice President of Strategy
David Wilkins · TalentNeuron · Chief Marketing & Product Officer
 
Navigate the Future of Work via Skill Signals
 

Explore how skill signals can guide workforce planning and development. Learn strategies to identify emerging skills, make informed talent decisions, and enhance internal capabilities.

 
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Q&A Panel

 
Cinnamon Dixon AJ Herrmann Emily Monteleone Elin Thomasian David Wilkins
Cinnamon Dixon · Cleveland Clinic · Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
AJ Herrmann · Cleveland Clinic · Executive Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
Emily Monteleone · Cleveland Clinic · Director of Strategic Workforce Planning
Elin Thomasian · TalentNeuron · Senior Vice President of Strategy
David Wilkins · TalentNeuron · Chief Marketing & Product Officer
 
 
 
 
 
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Networking break

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:10 AM - 11:45 AM

The Critical Role of People Analytics in Strategic Workforce Planning

 
Uniko Chen
Uniko Chen · JPMorgan Chase · Executive Director HR Data
 
The Critical Role of People Analytics in Strategic Workforce Planning
 

Insights and methodologies on leveraging data-driven strategies to enhance workforce efficiency and agility. Attendees will learn how to integrate cutting-edge analytics into their SWP processes to anticipate and meet future workforce needs effectively.

 

The Whole Problem: How To Build and Support Workforce Planning

 
Jacque Flusche
Jacque Flusche · Lockheed Martin · Enterprise Workforce Planning Technology and Business Transformation
 
The Whole Problem: How To Build and Support Workforce Planning
 

Strong connections across workforce planning processes are crucial to seeing return on investment and value in your workforce planning implementation. Find out how Fortune 500 company Lockheed Martin created a connected system for workforce planning that allows them to successfully and strategically plan their talent.

 
11:50 AM - 12:25 PM

Driving SWP With Organizational Network​ Analysis and Data Science

 
Olga Tsubiks
Olga Tsubiks · RBC · Director Strategic Workforce Analytics and Data Science
 
Driving SWP With Organizational Network​ Analysis and Data Science
 

Join Olga Tsubiks from the Royal Bank of Canada to explore practical examples of Organisational Network Analysis. Learn how ONA enhances workforce planning and organisational effectiveness.

 

SWP in the Age of AI-Driven Work Augmentation

 
Michael Manning
Michael Manning · FM Global · VP, HR Data
 
SWP in the Age of AI-Driven Work Augmentation
 

Explore how AI enhances task efficiency and reshapes job roles, and how strategic workforce planning must adapt to these advancements. Gain insights into aligning workforce strategies with AI capabilities for future-ready operations.

 
12:30 PM - 1:05 PM

Navigating Workforce Risk in a Centralized Planning System

 
Patrick White
Patrick White · United States Department of the Air Force · Senior Director- Office of Labour and Economic Analysis
 
Navigating Workforce Risk in a Centralized Planning System
 

Discover the intricacies of centralised SWP with Patrick While from the US Department of the Air Force, covering organisational alignment, data integration, and workforce forecasting.

 

Building the WFP Foundation and Winning with Org Design

 
Erica Vermeij
Erica Vermeij · Boston Scientific · Sr Manager, Workforce Planning
 
Building the WFP Foundation and Winning with Org Design
 

Discover strategies for establishing a robust workforce planning foundation and leveraging organisational design to drive business efficiency and growth. Learn practical approaches from Boston Scientific's journey towards organisational excellence.

 
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Thriving Beyond Boundaries: Workforce Planning in a Boundaryless World

 
Kevin Moss Susan Cantrell
Kevin Moss · Deloitte Consulting · Managing Director
Susan Cantrell · Deloitte · Vice President
 
Thriving Beyond Boundaries: Workforce Planning in a Boundaryless World
 

Explore how to adapt workforce strategies for a global, borderless collaboration model. Gain insights from Deloitte experts Kevin Moss and Susan Cantrell on innovative approaches to strategic workforce planning.

 
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Deconstructing Workforce Planning for Tangible Results

 
Oliver Shaw
Oliver Shaw · Orgvue · CEO
 
Deconstructing Workforce Planning for Tangible Results
 

Learn how technology can take workforce planning out of the “too difficult bucket” and makes this function more accessible and inclusive. Discover how to build and iterate on your planning baseline, look at the work to be done to assess the skills you have and the skills you need in both short term and over time.

 
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Q&A Panel

 
Kevin Moss Oliver Shaw Susan Cantrell
Kevin Moss · Deloitte Consulting · Managing Director
Oliver Shaw · Orgvue · CEO
Susan Cantrell · Deloitte · Vice President
 
 
 
 
 
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Networking break

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

The Crucial Role of Humans in the AI Journey

 
Vijay Swaminathan
Vijay Swaminathan · Draup · CEO
 
The Crucial Role of Humans in the AI Journey
 

Explore how human expertise enhances AI projects, driving innovation and strategic decision-making. Understand the synergy between human and artificial intelligence in achieving organisational goals.

 
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Executive Attention: Getting SWP onto the Strategic Agenda

 
Rob Major
Rob Major · RTX Corporation · Director, Workforce Planning
 
Executive Attention: Getting SWP onto the Strategic Agenda
 

Explore effective strategies to elevate Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) to a critical item on your executive agenda. Learn from industry leader Rob Major at RTX on how to position SWP as a vital component of your organisation's strategic goals.

 
4:40 PM - 4:50 PM

Q&A Panel

 
Rob Major Vijay Swaminathan
Rob Major · RTX Corporation · Director, Workforce Planning
Vijay Swaminathan · Draup · CEO
 
 
 
 
 
4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

Wrap up Discussion

 
Jane Datta Nick Kennedy
Jane Datta · The Workforce Planning Institute · Advisory Borad Member, former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer
Nick Kennedy · Workforce Planning Institute · Chair
 
Wrap up Discussion
 
 
 
5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Drinks Reception

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Chair's Welcome

 
Nick Kennedy
Nick Kennedy · Workforce Planning Institute · Chair
 
Chair's Welcome
 
 
 
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Strategic Workforce Planning TAILOR MADE

 
Chris Hare Alicia Roach
Chris Hare · eQ8 · CEO
Alicia Roach · eQ8 · CEO
 
Strategic Workforce Planning TAILOR MADE
 
 
 
9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

A Serving of Skills, Hold the AI

 
Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss · MetLife · Vice-President, People Planning & Insights Consultant
 
A Serving of Skills, Hold the AI
 

Sharing MetLife's approach and learnings from their Skills-Based SWP pilot, and how it's influencing their overall skills journey.

 
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

The WFP – AI Journey

 
Peter Louch
Peter Louch · Vemo · Chief Executive
 
The WFP – AI Journey
 
 
 
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Q&A Panel

 
Chris Hare Peter Louch Alicia Roach Dan Weiss
Chris Hare · eQ8 · CEO
Peter Louch · Vemo · Chief Executive
Alicia Roach · eQ8 · CEO
Dan Weiss · MetLife · Vice-President, People Planning & Insights Consultant
 
 
 
 
 
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Networking Break

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

How will Strategic Workforce Planning Evolve in the Future?

 
AJ Herrmann Rob Major Ross Sparkman Jane Datta Russell Klosk
AJ Herrmann · Cleveland Clinic · Executive Director, Strategic Workforce Planning
Rob Major · RTX Corporation · Director, Workforce Planning
Ross Sparkman · Walmart · Senior Director, Workforce Strategy
Jane Datta · The Workforce Planning Institute · Advisory Borad Member, former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer
Russell Klosk · Deloitte · Managing Director
 
 
 

Join industry experts to explore the evolution of strategic workforce planning. This panel will discuss emerging trends, technological impacts, and innovative methods to align workforce planning with future organisational needs.

 
12:05 PM - 12:25 PM

How People Analytics can put the “S” in “SWP”

 
Lisa Simon
Lisa Simon · Revelio Labs · Chief Economist
 
How People Analytics can put the “S” in “SWP”
 

This session explores how competitive benchmarking transforms people analytics from an operational to a strategic function, using Revelio Labs’ data products and sources to illustrate practical use cases.

 

Exploring the Impact of Generative AI on the Workforce

 
Sadhana Bhide
Sadhana Bhide · Pearson plc · Strategic Workforce Planning SME - Global
 
Exploring the Impact of Generative AI on the Workforce
 

This session will delve into how Generative AI impacts industries, roles, and skills, exploring how businesses can reassess tasks and technology to stay ahead. Attendees will gain insights into integrating AI into Strategic Workforce Planning and the future of work in HR.

 
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

The Convergence of SWP, Org Effectiveness, Org Design, and People Analytics

 
Ali Nawab
Ali Nawab · Agentnoon · CEO
 
The Convergence of SWP, Org Effectiveness, Org Design, and People Analytics
 
 
 

10 Keys to Include in a Workforce Plan

 
Jeff Higgins
Jeff Higgins · HCMI · Founder and CEO
 
10 Keys to Include in a Workforce Plan
 
 
 
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Lunch

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1:50 PM - 2:25 PM

Cool Your Jets: Understanding the Skills Landscape Ahead of the AI Strategy

 
Valentina Bernal Janelle Hawes
Valentina Bernal · RTX Corporation · Workforce Planning Analyst
Janelle Hawes · RTX Corporation · Sr. Manager - Global Workforce Planning
 
Cool Your Jets: Understanding the Skills Landscape Ahead of the AI Strategy
 

Explore how to assess and develop the necessary skills for successful AI adoption in your organisation, presented by experts from Raytheon Technologies.

 

“How We Built This?” - Fundamentals of the Workforce Planning Operating Model

 
Polly Culver
Polly Culver · Salesforce · Strategic Workforce Planning Lead
 
“How We Built This?” - Fundamentals of the Workforce Planning Operating Model
 

Explore the learned experiences of building workforce planning from the ground up at Salesforce, Silicon Valley Bank, Fidelity and Raytheon. Gain insights and practical strategies on how to build an enterprise-wide workforce planning capability. Explore the fundamental building blocks of 4 key SWP capabilities.

 
2:30 PM - 3:05 PM

When the Buy Breaks

 
Sierra Palacios
Sierra Palacios · Sutter Health · Workforce Planning and Sourcing Manager
 
When the Buy Breaks
 

Discover how strategic workforce planning can optimise critical health outcomes at Sutter Health. Sierra Palacios will share proven strategies for aligning workforce capabilities with healthcare needs, ensuring improved patient care and operational efficiency.

 

Strategic Workforce Planning in a Regulated Industry: A Case Study

 
Jennifer Cline
Jennifer Cline · Truist · SVP, Strategic Workforce Planning
 
Strategic Workforce Planning in a Regulated Industry: A Case Study
 

In today's heavily regulated industries, SWP isn't just about filling roles - it's about regulatory adherence, mitigating risk, and maintaining robust controls. Join us to discover how our tailored approach addresses unique challenges and sets a new standard for workforce planning in a regulated environment.

 
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Co-creation - Scenario Planning Made Easy

 
Jane Datta Nick Kennedy
Jane Datta · The Workforce Planning Institute · Advisory Borad Member, former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer
Nick Kennedy · Workforce Planning Institute · Chair
 
Co-creation - Scenario Planning Made Easy
 
 
 

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