People Analytics SIG: Real-Time Feedback and Panel Discussion

  • August 28, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fox School of Business at Temple University, 1810 Liacouras Walk, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • FREE

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Real-Time Feedback and Panel Discussion

Modern organizations must respond to emerging trends, new generations, increased workplace accountability, and the nature of tasks becoming increasingly complex. As digital leaders, we can harness the power of real-time feedback and people analytics to build an adaptive, purpose-driven workforce. 

For our second SIG meeting, we further support you in developing your digital leader skillset by allowing you to test-drive a real-time, digital feedback platform using ATD-specific competencies. This tool will not only promote further insight into people analytics strategies but enhance our ability to develop as a community of practitioners and learners.  

In addition, we created the opportunity to participate in a conversation with industry professionals to explore how they have created innovative strategies to transform their organizations through developing people analytics strategies, implementing real-time feedback, and leveraging artificial intelligence. We’ve assembled an expert panel of people analytics leaders who will be able to provide critical insight and thought leadership.  

Please come, engage, and build a community around this critical and essential area. Our first meeting had a great turnout and we look forward to building on that initial success.    


Michael Rivera, Ph.D.
Fox School of Business at Temple University

Dr. Michael J. Rivera joined the Fox School of Business in September 2014 and serves as Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. In this role, he teaches courses in creative problem solving, business model innovation, and innovation adoption and diffusion at the graduate level, including Executive MBA. Prior to joining Fox, Dr. Rivera held roles in teaching and administration at La Salle University, Drexel University, University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Indiana University, Black Hawk College, Ivy Tech Community College and Montgomery County Community College.

With a strong focus on bridging theory with practice, Dr. Rivera’s classroom is an active, industry-connected one that prioritizes hands-on practice through live case studies and team activities. Additional time for self-assessment encourages each student to cultivate his or her individual growth. Dr. Rivera’s goal is for every student to develop the skills that employers find most valuable—the ability to think creatively and solve real problems—so that each is on a path to long-term, sustainable success.

This spirit of innovation and creative problem solving flows into Dr. Rivera’s administrative roles at Fox. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has also served as the Academic Director of the Executive MBA program. In this role, he oversees an expanding program, with cohorts currently running in Philadelphia, PA; Tokyo, Japan; Paris, France; Singapore; and Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Rivera’s expertise in global negotiations and forming partnerships has allowed the program not only to grow, but also to earn some of its highest rankings in the U.S. and around the world.

Up until this year, Dr. Rivera served as Managing Director of the Center for Executive Education, which provides customized, accessible, interactive professional development workshops to senior executives and emerging leaders across industries. This new initiative is already working closely with leading local and international businesses to provide key business and leadership skills to their employees.

Dr. Rivera’s interests include creativity and innovation management, the emerging field of human capital analytics, and how the two connect to shape business strategy. He not only contributes original research in these areas, but also shapes these fields in other ways through his consulting and through the human capital analytics app DevelapMe, which he co-founded.

Dr. Rivera, a lifelong Philadelphian, holds a B.S. and an MBA from Taylor University, an M.S. from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He lives in Montgomery County with his wife Rachel, son Michael and daughter Viviana. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, biking, and playing music.

Meet our Panelist: 

Beth Dawson, Senior Strategic Initiatives Officer
Mars Wrigley

Identifies strategic opportunities—complex programs, processes, technologies—where change needs to be implemented in order to drive impact and deliver on measurable outcomes.

Brandon Kreider, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Slalom Consulting

Brandon partners with organizations to realize the value of data-driven decision making. He works with clients to see the entire opportunity, not just the challenge at hand, by bringing new insights and an insurgent mindset. Brandon works at Slalom, a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation.

Joel Philo, Senior Behavioral Scientist
Infor Talent Science

Experienced behavioral scientist driven to help organizations realize the value of people through making intangibles into tangibles and helping leaders with insights and actions that improve employee and customer outcomes.

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