HR Must Have a Seat at the Strategic Planning Table Webinar

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When:  Jun 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
The reframing of corporate priorities brought on by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting turbulent labor market have elevated HR leaders to a more strategic position as partners to the business. Unfortunately, many cross-organizational planning strategies don't address these priorities, and overlook HR practitioners as a necessary participant in the planning process. Here's why it's high time planning strategies and tools take HR into consideration.


Michael (Mike) McGeein is a Program Director, leading the IBM Planning Analytics with Watson Product Management Team. Currently he is focused on delivering the Planning Analytics offering, both in the cloud and on-premises. His 10+ years’ experience as a product manager, heavily involved in end user reporting and analytics, and FP&A. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), and has worked in analytics product development for more than 20 years.

Conner Forrest is a Senior Research Analyst with the Workforce Productivity & Collaboration team at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. His areas of focus are content management, HR tech and corporate performance management. Before joining 451 Research, Conner worked as a senior editor with CBS Interactive, covering a variety of enterprise tech trends. He received a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Ann-Grete Tan oversees the operational functions of QueBIT comprising consulting service delivery, product development, marketing, and demand generation. Despite this broad portfolio, A.G. still considers herself a technical consultant at heart, leveraging a background in Computer Science and an MBA to help customers automate their planning and reporting processes. As a consultant, A.G. built workforce and labor planning models for many different industries, but as a manager and a leader she has had to wrestle first-hand with the over-arching business questions of recruitment, employee retention, skills management, training, morale, culture, and so on. This combination of experiences has strongly informed her observation that companies who embrace the strategic value of HR – and who leverage technology well - have a clear advantage over the companies that don't.