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Improve Your Tech and Data Analytics Skills at SHRM24


Technology has made it easier to parse multiple kinds of data in multiple ways. However, knowing how to apply new technologies and data analytics to make informed workplace decisions is critical. SHRM has frequently addressed this topic in various articles and toolkits, including “Another Task for HR in the GenAI Era: Find a Prompt Engineer,” “HR at a Crossroads of Talent, Smart Tech and Learning” and “Benchmarking HR Metrics.”

There will be several sessions at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2024 (SHRM24) addressing this subject. The SHRM24 takes place June 23-26 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago and virtually. All times are Central time unless otherwise noted. 


Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23

People Analytics: Taking Data-Driven Action

8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. June 22 and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 23 (preconference workshop; additional fee and registration required)

Presenter: Milton Perkins, SHRM-SCP, senior vice president, ActOne Government Solutions

This interactive course will explore different quantitative and qualitative data analytical tools and methods and how organizational problems can be solved through people analytics.

The last portion of the program will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday, July 8, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET, and Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET.


Monday, June 24

Human Potential Intelligence: How AI Is Revolutionizing Talent Acquisition

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.  

Presenter: Lindsey Zuloaga, Ph.D., chief data scientist, HireVue

This session delves into selecting the right assessments and using AI properly to ensure you are hiring the right people.


HR Analytics: A Proactive Approach to Improve Business Outcomes

11 a.m.-noon

Presenter: Delancey Johnson, DBA, SHRM-SCP, senior vice president and associate chief talent officer, Parkland Health

This session examines how to turn data into information that can positively impact business operations.

3 Ways to Put Your People at the Heart of Tech Innovation  


2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Presenter: Erin Casey, senior vice president, platform partnerships, UNUM

This session details how to use technology to enhance the employee experience, foster inclusivity, and help drive success at your organization.


Once Upon HR—Telling HR’s Story with Impact: A Modern Twist on Empowering HR with Data and Analytics for Strategic Decision-Making

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Presenter: Diane Youden, partner, principal, PwC

This session teaches HR professionals to overcome their reliance on emotions and instincts in hiring decisions and instead consolidate different data sources to determine the best candidate.


Tuesday, June 25

Leveraging AI Technology to Navigate Labor Shortages and Talent Gaps

10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Presenter: Somen Mondal, general manager of talent intelligence, Dayforce

This session explains how to use different data solutions and AI tools to find more potential job candidates.


Be a Data Influencer: Use Workforce Data to Guide Executive-Level Discussions

11 a.m.-noon

Presenter: Mark Luetzelschwab, director, PwC

This session highlights which workforce metrics to measure, how to benchmark data effectively, and how to present data to further your organization’s priorities.


Walk Unafraid: Charting the Course for Emerging HR Leaders Through Data, Trends, and Personality Mapping

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  

Presenter: Kathleen Pearson, global chief talent officer, McDermott, Will & Emery

 This session will teach attendees how to cultivate a transformative HR leadership mindset, employing data analytics, trend interpretation, and personality insights to drive strategic value and foster organizational excellence.


Wednesday, June 26

Strategic Foresight—Strategic Planning for the Future of Work with Generative Artificial Intelligence Tools

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.    

Presenter: Jason Gibson, management and program analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

This session outlines how AI tools can help forecast the future and how organizations can use this information to complement their strategic planning. 


​An organization run by AI is not a futuristic concept. Such technology is already a part of many workplaces and will continue to shape the labor market and HR. Here's how employers and employees can successfully manage generative AI and other AI-powered systems.