Ben Waber is recognised worldwide as an expert in people analytics, collaboration and wearable technology, and is passionate about harnessing the power of behavioural data and analytics to improve how people work.
As the leader of Humanyze, a behavioural analytics company that uses wearable sensing technology to transform how companies are managed, his work centres around the use of real-time data flows to rethink the management of people, physical architecture, corporate planning and training.
Ben is also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, where he received his PhD in the Human Dynamics Group, and was previously a senior researcher at Harvard Business School.
He has featured in Wired, CNN, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, while his book, People Analytics, released by the Financial Times Press, is an international bestseller.
His work was selected for the Harvard Business Review’s List of Breakthrough Ideas and Technology Review’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies.
Session: People Analytics
Communication and information flow between co-workers are among the most crucial aspects of any business, but until today there hasn’t been any objective, scalable way to capture that information.
Using cutting-edge wearable sensing technology and digital data analysis, Ben will investigate how people communicate with each other in the physical and digital world and how their communication patterns impact happiness, individual performance and organisational success.
He will explore case studies and broader trends across organisations and the quantitative impact of the workplace on how people work and discuss how these new metrics will change management in the future.
“Workplaces affect how people work. Previously you couldn’t quantify that impact. With the advent of people analytics, now you can.” – Ben Waber