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Hr Analytics Seminar 2019 - JOHANNESBURG

Mastering analytics to drive positive business outcomes


One day seminar: 29 May 2019
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Johannesburg

After years of investing in cloud HR platforms, business leaders are not getting the results they want. Most leaders share the same sentiment – investing in HR Analytics is easy but making business impact is hard!

However, People Analytics in HR is undergoing a seismic shift. Analytics is no longer about finding interesting information and flagging it for managers. Now, data is being used to understand every part of business operation, and analytical tools are being embedded into day-to-day decision making.

Attend the KR HR Analytics seminar and discover how and when to use data to build predictive analytics capabilities, improve the quality of decision making. Join your peers, Analytics experts and thought leaders to experience a true learning platform and benefit from the full breadth of these collective perspectives and skills.


  • HR Executives and other executives interested in how people data and analytics will affect the future of work and talent strategy
  • Head of recruiting, workforce planning, learning, performance, employee experience, engagement and culture
  • People analytics leaders, their teams, Industrial/Organisational psychologists, data scientists, workforce planners, HR Business partners and Learning & Development professionals
Presentations will be appropriate for all industrial, commercial and public sectors


  • Come away with the tools you need to align analytics initiatives with business strategy
  • Find out how data-driven HR is delivering measurable value for business functions and executive leadership
  • Define, measure and improve performance through workforce data science
  • Discover new technology and data science methodology that is providing deeper insight and predictive power for HR
  • Learn what you need to plan for your future workforce needs in a fast-changing world

For more information about the seminar, please contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on or +2711 706 6009 .


29 MAY 2019


Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources registration staff

08:15–08:30 Welcome remarks by chairperson

Lathasha Subban,
Director, Tri – Core Specialist Advisory


International keynote: People Analytics: Creating the New World of Work

Richard Doherty,
Senior Director of Product Marketing EMEA, Workday


Developing People Analytics: The Analyst and Technology

Emile Bosman, Executive Director, Business Wise

10:00–10:30 Morning tea break | Enjoy some light snacks, coffee and tea


Using Artificial Intelligence to boost HR Analytics

Ronnie Toerien,
HCM Sales Development & Strategy lead, Oracle


Case study: Getting your data house in order: Lessons from MTN

Mrunal Bhagwan,
Senior Manager: Global HR Planning, Strategy, Reporting and Analytics, MTN


Building a People Analytics function from the ground up
Elmen Lamprecht,
Founder, Elmen Lamprecht


Lunch | Meet and network with speakers and delegates

13:30 – 14:15

Resolving data privacy and security dilemmas in HR Analytics

Howard Diesel,
Information Governance Advisor & Mentor, SA Reserve Bank, President: Data Administration Management Association


Expert Panel discussion: The future of analytics: AI, Machine Learning and Other Technologies - how to prepare for the impact on people analytics

Howard Diesel, Information Governance Advisor & Mentor, SA Reserve Bank, President: Data Administration Management Association
Ronnie Toerien, HCM Sales Development & Strategy lead, Oracle
Mrunal Bhagwan, Senior Manager: Global HR Planning, Strategy, Reporting and Analytics, MTN
Emile Bosman, Executive Director, Business Wise

15:00 Networking tea and departure


Richard Doherty, Senior Director of Product Marketing EMEA, Workday
Richard Doherty is Senior Director Product Marketing at Workday with EMEA-wide responsibilities for Workday’s HCM and financial management applications. Prior to joining Workday, Richard was part of a team that pioneered cloud-based recruiting and talent management solutions in Europe. Joining Jobpartners as one of the first employees in 2000, Richard held a number of positions across professional services, sales and marketing, helping Jobpartners grow into one of the market leaders in Europe. In 2011 Jobpartners was acquired by Taleo, the cloud recruiting and talent management leader at the time. Richard subsequently spent time at Taleo and Oracle as HCM Strategy Director before joining Workday. Richard holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Mrunal Bhagwan, Senior Manager: Global HR Planning, Strategy, Reporting and Analytics, MTN
Mrunal is the Senior Manager for Global HR Planning, Strategy, Reporting and Analytics at MTN. Before joining MTN, he was Manager in the Advisory: Performance Improvement function at Ernst & Young. He previously worked at FNB and SAHA International. Mrunal holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Witswatersrand. He also holds an MBA as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (both Distinction passes) from the Wits Business School.
Emile Bosman, Executive Director, Business Wise
Emile Bosman is a post graduate Industrial & Organisational Psychology (IOP) professional registered at the HPCSA. He has 28 years of HR/People Management/OD experience of which 24 years have been in management and leadership roles and the last 13 years on the Board of numerous organisations. Emile is also the Course Director, designer and presenter of HR Metrics at the University of Pretoria for the Honours and Master Class in IOP. Finally, as the founder and Executive Director of Business Wise (SA), his organisation prepares and empowers HR and People Management teams for the demands of the new World @ Work.
Howard Diesel, Information Governance Advisor & Mentor, SA Reserve Bank, President: Data Administration Management Association
Howard Diesel is a certified data management professional specializing in information governance advisory services. He helps organisations establish effective information management programs that deliver business value by enabling capabilities as part of data project delivery. Howard started his career in 1986 as a database administrator and has been actively involved in every information knowledge area defined in the DMBoK, finally settling in information governance. Howard plays an active role in ensuring that business is doing the “right things” and establishing the appropriate information capabilities. After many years of doing “things right” he now focusses on helping people establish information management capabilities to do the right thing and do it right. He is currently preparing to begin a PhD in Data Handling Ethics. Howard is the current DAMA SA President and working on multiple ISO working groups to understand how Data Governance must change to handle typical 4th Industrial Revolution technologies like AI and Blockchain.
Ronnie Toerien, HCM Sales Development and Strategy Lead, Oracle
Ronnie is currently the HCM (Human Capital Management) Sales Development and Strategy Leader, for the Africa region at Oracle. Ronnie has been involved in Human Resources since 1990, first in Training and later in the implementation and support of HCM solutions. Ronnie Toerien studied Law through correspondence at UNISA and his first job was at the State Attorney in Johannesburg. Ronnie has presented at numerous local and international events and at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai where he was awarded the Global HR Excellence – Strategic Award. He occasionally guest lectures to HR master’s students at the University of Johannesburg as well as at the University of Pretoria where he is also on the examination panel for Masters students.

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29 May 2019 HR Analytics Seminar
R4 100.00 excl. VAT

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  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
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Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
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