John Schwarz CEO
Visier’s co-founder and CEO, John Schwarz brings to the Visier Board over forty years of business and IT experience. With over forty years experience in Information Technology, John Schwarz has previously successfully acted as CEO for Business Objects, now part of SAP. During his tenure, Business Objects doubled its revenue to more than $1.5 billion, improved profitability, and executed seven strategic acquisitions. After SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects, John oversaw a dramatic continuing expansion of its business as a member of the SAP Executive Board. Prior to Business Objects, John held senior executive positions at Symantec and IBM. John is a director on the Boards of Teradata, Synopsys, and Avast, and is a former board member of SuccessFactors and Verity. John is also a member of the Dalhousie University Advisory Board.

Day 1

14:55 PM MasterClass A: Changing Demands for HR Leaders: HR’s Critical Data-Driven Role in the Future

More than ever before the business world needs strong HR leaders. The workforce in the developed world and China is rapidly aging. New first-time workers are barely replacing workers who are retiring. And, despite increasing automation, in the next 20 years there will be a serious shortage of skilled workforce everywhere.
It is commonly understood that companies with Workforce Intelligence capabilities outperform their peers in quality of hire, retention, and leadership capabilities. Yet recent research by Harvard Business Review and Harris Poll has found a large gap between what companies expect from HR -- data-driven insight and action -- and the capabilities that are necessary to deliver it.

In this session, John Schwarz, CEO of Visier, the leading innovator in Workforce Intelligence, will discuss the results of these recent studies and the path HR leaders can take to transform their organizations into one that is recognized for consistently delivering data-driven strategic value to the business.