BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the keynote speaker and presenter lineup for its 2012 Human Capital Management (HCM) Summit being held March 14 - 15 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The theme of this year's Summit is "Data-Driven Talent Decisions."

The keynote address, Competing on Talent Analytics, will be delivered by Jeremy Shapiro, Executive Director, HR Data and Insight, Morgan Stanley, where he is engaged in leveraging human capital data into actionable management insights. As a volunteer with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mr. Shapiro is supporting an initiative to document human capital metrics into industry-wide standards, certified by SHRM as American National Standards Institute standards. In addition to writing and speaking extensively on HR analytics, he teaches a professional seminar on analytics for Cornell's ILR school in New York City.

Aberdeen's HCM Summit -- Data-Driven Talent Decisions -- is established on the foundation that, just as a successful enterprise requires a business plan based on data, insights and forecasts to succeed, the need exists for a data-based talent management plan within the enterprise. HR leaders today require tangible data and analytics to facilitate better talent decisions to align talent acquisition, retention, and development with the needs and goals of the enterprise.

"Organizations today are striving to do better, make better choices, grow faster and differentiate themselves from the pack, and talent is a critical way for businesses to meet all these challenges," said Mollie Lombardi, Research Director, Aberdeen Human Capital Management research practice. "Aberdeen research indicates that the most successful organizations know how talent impacts the business and which roles are critical for enterprise growth and performance. They successfully integrate talent management activities into daily business practices, and gather and deliver correct data to all stakeholders to understand, measure and monitor the impact of talent decisions on the enterprise."

Featured presenters at the Human Capital Management Summit include:

  • Daryl Zapoticzny, Vice President Global Acquisition Team, AOL
  • Michael Munn, Vice President, Human Resources, DHL
  • Pamela Getchell, Vice President, Learning & Talent Management, The Hanover Insurance Group
  • Gregory Tranter, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The Hanover Insurance Company
  • Karl-Heinz Oehler, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Hertz Corporation
  • Charles Young, Chief Human Resources Officer, hhgregg
  • Randy Goldberg, Vice President, Recruiting, Global Hyatt Corporation
  • J. Craig Mundy, Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Climate Solutions, Ingersoll Rand
  • Carolyne Matseshe-Crawford, Global Contact Center Strategy Services, Orbitz
  • Whitney Uklist, Vice President, Human Resources, PR Newswire
  • Jeremy Juutilainen, Team Leader, Talent Management, Swarovski
  • Kristin Reichling, Senior Director - Talent Mobility, UnitedHealth Group

For additional information on featured HCM Summit presenters and new additions, please visit the HCM Summit 2012 Speakers page.

To learn more about the upcoming HCM Summit, please visit the HCM Summit 2012 Overview page.

Complimentary VIP passes are available for qualified human resource executives. To apply for a pass, please visit our Summit Registration page.

HCM Summit 2012 Summit Sponsors and Partners include: Ceridian, SHL, Taleo, Development Dimensions International (DDI), WilsonHCG, and Volt Workforce Solutions, Inc.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy McLellan, Summits Sales Manager, at 617-854-5268 or

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.

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