The Role of ONA in Org & Job Design

Date: May 10

  • Pacific Time (PT): 08:00 AM
  • Eastern Time (ET): 11:00 AM
  • Central Time (CT): 10:00 AM
  • Central European Time: 5:00 PM

About the virtual roundtable

DCH – Organización Internacional de Directivos de Capital Humano and Cognitive Talent Solutions present a virtual roundtable on the role of ONA in Org & Job Design, which will take place on May 10 at 8AM PT (11AM ET) . The virtual roundtable will be joined by Jennifer Paylor (Head of Learning & Development, Talent, and Culture – North America at Capgmini), Diane Gherson (Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School & Former CHRO at IBM) and Francisco Marin (Co-founder & CEO at Cognitive Talent Solutions). In the virtual roundtable, the speakers will discuss the role of organizational network analysis (ONA) in enabling companies to successfully implement Org & Job Design initiatives.

Meet the speakers

Jennifer Paylor is an accomplished, results-oriented Senior Talent, Learning, and Culture Executive with 20+ years’ experience and proven expertise driving exponential growth and organizational transformation through disruptive and creative Business Operating Models, Human Management Systems, and Science-based Methodologies. She leveraged organizational and relationship building skills to successfully deliver major transformation initiatives, promoting a trust-based, high-performing culture. She possesses a record of success in leadership roles to build culture, values, leaders, and strategies that accelerate growth and organizational capabilities. Jennifer is the Head of Learning & Development, Talent, and Culture – North America at Capgmini, formerly at IBM where she worked as Enterprise Operations & Services Executive Leadership Development & Coaching Leader.

Diane Gherson is a faculty member of the Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Ping Identity (PING) as well as the National Academy of Human Resources, the SHRM Executive Council and the Executive Advisory Board of Semper Virens Venture Capital, a VC firm specializing in early-stage human capital management start ups.

Diane served as IBM’s CHRO for seven years, responsible for the people and culture of IBM’s 360,000 person workforce covering 172 countries. At the time she stepped down, IBM was ranked #3 on Forbes World’s Best Employer 2020 list for IBM’s Covid-19 responses, image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility and ranked #3 by the Wall Street Journal/Drucker Institute Best Managed Companies of 2020 and 2021.

During her tenure as CHRO, IBM was engaged in a massive transformation and portfolio shift. Diane redesigned all aspects of the company’s people agenda and management systems to shape a culture of continuous learning, innovation and agility. She also digitally transformed the HR function, incorporating AI and automation across all offerings, resulting in hundreds of millions of net benefits. She championed the company’s global adoption of design thinking and agile methods at scale, as an example, driving a company-wide, co-created overhaul of performance management. Diane has been an external advocate for social issues affecting employees, such as DACA, transgender inclusion, and addressing bias and data ownership in AI.

With a U.S. patent in the field of predictive analytics, Diane is a leading voice on the topic of reinventing the profession of HR to create consumer-grade experiences for employees, predictive advice for business leaders, and improved productivity for the business. Diane’s work has been profiled in the Economist, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Insider, Fortune and The Washington Post.

In 2018, Diane was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive magazine, and was elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), the highest honor granted in the human resource profession. In 2019 she was named by Business Insider alongside Elon Musk and Elizabeth Warren as one of the Top 100 People changing the world of business and also by HR Executive magazine to their inaugural top 100 list of HR Tech Influencers.

Counts with 8+ years of experience in People Analytics with a focus on AI-powered Organizational Network Analysis. He lived and worked in Europe, Asia and North America.

Francisco worked at IBM as Business Analytics Leader for Sales Transaction Support Operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa, implementing global solutions for process automation and predictive talent retention. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with experience implementing GDF, Agile, Lean, Six Sigma and Design Thinking among other methodologies.

Francisco is the Co-founder & CEO at Cognitive Talent Solutions, a global People Analytics vendor specializing in Organizational Network Analysis (ONA), being recognized as one of the global top 12 vendors shaping the ONA space and one of the only two vendors offering both active and passive ONA capabilities. He Co-developed patent-pending ONA technology, being awarded as Emerging Innovator of the Year at the NWA Tech Summit and selected to join Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab.

Francisco facilitated Organizational Network Analysis modules for People Analytics programs organized by DCH and LMS. He is an Ambassador in the US for DCH, an international association of HR executives with 4000+ members across 12 countries.


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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 10 May 2022
  • Time: 11:00 am


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