Speakers of 2019

Dr. Sjoerd van den Heuvel


Dr. Sjoerd van den Heuvel is a People Analytics researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands. His research is focused primarily on the development, implementation and acceptation of People Analytics. In both his teaching and research activities, his core focus is on how to bridge the gap between science and practice, because… that’s where the People Analytics magic happens!




Luk Smeyers

Keynote speaker

Luk is passionate about developing a data-driven HR function and he is widely recognized as one of the few European top People Analytics experts. In 2008, Luk started iNostix, the #1 European People Analytics Consultancy, which nowadays is fully integrated in Deloitte and will continue under the name ‘Deloitte People Analytics’. With his result and people oriented focus, he has made substantial difference everywhere and established deep shifts in perspectives and strategies.




Alec Levenson

Keynote speaker

Alec Levenson is an economist and senior research scientist at University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations. His action research and consulting work with leading companies optimize organization performance through the scientific application of organization design, job design, human capital analytics and strategic talent management. His recommendations focus on the practical, actionable changes organizations need to make lasting improvements in strategy execution. He is the author of three books including Strategic Analytics and What Millennials Want From Work. His research has been featured in numerous academic and business publications, and in major media outlets including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.

Panel Discussion 2019

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