Global Speakers


Mike Dolen

Vice President of Strategy and Business Development


Mike Dolen is Vice President of International Operations, Strategy and Business Development, responsible for the strategic growth of Glint. Prior to Glint, Mike was Managing Director at CEB, leading the Workforce Surveys & Analytics business. Previous to that, Mike was a Managing Partner at Kenexa and leader of the Global Survey Practice (acquired by IBM in 2012). In both roles, Mike had responsibility for growth and expansion, strategy development and articulation, partnerships and acquisitions, and service delivery and consulting. Early in his career, Mike held leading roles in talent management for several large organizations, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and The Home Depot.

Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and his doctoral coursework is from the business school at Georgia Tech.

Topic: PM Agile Employee Engagement



Corry Roberts

Vice President Human Resource

Thales Australia

Topic: How HR Analytics Help Thales Australia Built its Culture of Success and Employee Happiness

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Mira Keresztesi

Principal Consultant - Employee Engagement & Development

Who Group Pty Ltd

Post Conference Workshop B: Utilizing Quantitative and Qualitative Data Methods to Define the Optimum Organizational Culture and Measure Progress Towards it


Fiona Reed

Executive Director HR

La Trobe University

Fiona Reed is the Executive Director of Human Resources at La Trobe University in Bundoora, Victoria.  Fiona commenced her employment at La Trobe in August 2013 and is responsible for Human Resources strategy and operations across all La Trobe’s campuses.  La Trobe has four regional campuses and is the largest Victorian provider of regional Higher Education.  Previously, Fiona worked in the private and public sectors as an HR Consultant.  Her experiences include assignments in a range of sectors such as education, health, financial services, energy, oil & gas and tele-communications.  Her work has included change management, HR Strategy, Organisational design, Shared Services implementation and cultural transformation.

Topic: Case Study: Building a High-Powered Strategic Workforce Function with Strategic Workforce Planning, Data and Analytics

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Sally Smith

People Analytics & Insights

National Australia Bank

As Manager People Insights, Sally is focused on enabling effective workforce decisions through data and meaningful insight. With a background in HR, and a deep interest in analytics, leading people research projects provides the perfect opportunity to identify workforce strategies that make a difference.  Sally is passionate about combining employee data with business outcomes to identify drivers of performance. She is particularly interested in the use of statistics to identify causal links and anticipate return on people investments.

Interactive Roundtable Discussions: Benchmarking Breakouts – Roundtable 3: Improving Employee Engagement with Analytics

National Australia Bank


Rolf Siggaard

General Manager, HR, Utilities

Downer New Zealand

Rolf is General Manager, HR, for the Downer New Zealand Technology Solutions businesses. Originally from Denmark, Rolf has experience from senior HR leadership roles in a range of large multinational organisations in New Zealand and overseas. With technology disruption and continuous change the ‘new normal’ for many industries, Rolf has been involved in shaping, designing and leading change processes from the front. He has a lifelong passion for analytics and using insights for effective story telling. He has learned the ‘hard way’ and is still learning what works and what doesn’t for a business to be agile, have highly engaged and smart people delivering great work every day.

Topic: How Downer Transformed Employee Engagement, Experience, Culture, Collaboration and Innovation with HR Analytics




James Piasentin

Training Advisor & Facilitator

Fuji Xerox Australia

Topic: How Learning Analytics Can Drive Continuous Learning and Employee Improvement by Overcoming Skill Gaps Challenges

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Louise Angell

Former Program Director

Origin Energy

Topic: Interactive Roundtable Discussions: Benchmarking Breakouts – Roundtable 4: HR Operations (such as HR efficiency, effectiveness)



Zoe Sharan

Employee Experience Manager (HR & Learning)


Zoe is the Employee Experience Manager (HR and Learning) at Amicus. Zoe has over 13 years’ experience and holds both formal qualifications, and variety of accreditations, in Learning & Human Resources. This includes a Masters in Adult Education. In the last 12 months Zoe has been designing, implementing and measuring Amicus’s new Leadership Academy. Prior to Amicus, Zoe worked on Leadership programs at News Corp, Samsung and numerous retail & FMCG organisations. Zoe has always had a keen interest in measuring Leadership Learning, using a wide variety of approaches to demonstrate program effectiveness.



James MCkay

Executive Manager, Workforce Strategy & Analytics


James McKay is currently the Executive Manager for Workforce Strategy & Analytics at IAG, Australia and New Zealand’s largest general insurer. He has held a variety of roles at IAG including Executive Manager for Capability, as well as for Talent Acquisition and Business Partnering. Before IAG he was the Human Resources Director for the Adecco Group (Australia & New Zealand), and prior to that spent time in a variety of industrial and employee relations positions.

Topic: Using Workforce Analytics to Prepare for the Future of Work



Gerhard Diedericks

Principal of Talent, Rewards & Performance


Topic: How Aon Uses Analytics to Ensure Employees Are the Happiest and Engagement the Highest Globally

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Diana Sonthavong

Group Manager, Workforce Analytics

BAI Communications

Topic: Case Study: How BAI Communication Build an Analytics and Data-Centric Culture within HR

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Robert Stone

National People & Talent Director

McCann Australia

Panel Discussion: Understanding Pitfalls of HR Analytics – What Numbers Can’t Tell You



Ryan Atkins

HR Director, Australia & New Zealand




Andre Degreef (FAHRI)

HR Strategy, Workforce Planning and Change Leader

AHRI and LinkedIn Career Advice

Topic: Learning Lessons from HR Analytics Journey: Key Drivers for Success and Mistakes to Watch Out For


Raelene Barry

Deputy General Manager

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Panel Discussion: Understanding Pitfalls of HR Analytics – What Numbers Can’t Tell You

Interactive Roundtable Discussions: Benchmarking Breakouts – Roundtable 5: Improving Culture with People Analytics



Marcus Champ

Lead Workforce Insights




Peter Howes

Chair and Director

Newstead Brewing Co

Topic: How Newstead Brewing Co. Transformed Employee Engagement, Experience, Culture, Collaboration and Innovation with HR Analytics

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Kent Cabrera

Head of HR Optimization




Michael Patron

General Manger


Topic: How Tabcorp Predict and Prevent Employee Attrition with HR analytics



Cai Kjaer


SWOOP Analytics

Cai Kjaer is the Co-Founder and CEO of SWOOP Analytics. SWOOP is a leading enterprise social network analytics platform that uses data from major enterprise collaboration platforms to help organisations and their people to become better and faster at collaborating. Starting his career as a lawyer in Denmark he subsequently found a passion for collaboration, people and analytics to measure and improve how work gets done. Cai also has close ties to several universities where he is guest lecturer on the business application of social network analysis and is a member of Sydney University’s Digital Disruption Research Group.

Topic: Case Study: How People Analytics Helps Deliver Better Employee Experience and Drive Culture Change



Audrey Ciccone

Principal Advisor, HR Analytics

Queensland Department of Health

Audrey is the Chief Strategist with Analytic Perspectives and a people analytics leader specializing in the implementation of analytics strategies to optimize HR and business outcomes. Most recently, Audrey was the Principal Adviser, Workforce Analytics for Rio Tinto supporting the Talent CoE with targeted workforce insights, analysis deep dives and ensuring they have access to the data needed to make strategic decisions.

Audrey has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, holds professional designations in Australia and Canada along with formal qualifications in Psychology and HR and continues to pursue knowledge at the cutting edge of digital HR. She has chaired analytics conferences in Australia and Singapore and has designed analytics workshops for HR professionals and business leaders throughout the APAC region.

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David Burrows

Associate Director of Workforce Insights

Transport for NSW

Topic: Making Better Decisions on HR Programs and Policies with Predictive Analytics

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Sambit Das

People Analytics

Theory of Mind Pty Ltd