SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

February 17, 2010 11:00 ET

Aberdeen Announces Speaker Line-up for March Annual Human Capital Management Summit

March 24-25 Event Will Explore Proven Talent Management Insights That Leverage Human Capital to Achieve Competitive Advantage and Drive Organizational Performance

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) -  Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), to bring together senior HR, organizational development and human capital leaders to discuss their most critical issues at the Annual Human Capital Management Summit (HCM), taking place March 24-25, 2010, Westin Hotel at Times Square, New York City.

Featuring Aberdeen's Kevin Martin, Vice President and Principal Analyst, and its HCM research analyst team, the Summit is the premier event for human resource executives seeking real-world advice to drive business execution. Confirmed presenters include:

  • Addison Avenue, Derek Tynes, SVP, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
  • Aetna, Diane Dagostino, Workforce Planning
  • American Express - Bertrand Dussert, Vice President, Global Recruitment Operations and Workforce Planning
  • Aliant Techsystems (ATK) - Carol McNight, Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management
  • Avnet - Steve Church, SVP, Chief Operational Excellence Officer
  • FOX Entertainment Group - Cindy McKenzie, Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Application Services
  • GE - Susan P. Peters, Vice President, Executive Development and Chief Learning Officer
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics - Kenneth Finneran, Chief People Officer - Americas
  • The HR Capitalist - Kris Dunn, Founder
  • John Hancock Financial Services, Diana Scott, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
  • Punk Rock HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Founder & Blogger
  • Xerox, Patricia M. Nazemetz, Chief Human Resources and Ethics Officer

"Business growth is the name of the game in 2010. And business leaders recognize that an important component of growth is the proper alignment of the workforce with the organization's overall objectives," said Kevin Martin, vice president and principal analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group. "Our research shows that more than three-quarters of executives anticipate their organization's talent management efforts will increase this year. However, a much smaller percent are actually able to measure talent's impact on the business. Our HCM Summit will showcase world class HR and talent leaders who have answered the call and enabled talent-driven business performance gains."

Interactive sessions will cover key topics including: Talent-Driven Business Transformation; Business Alignment through Employee Engagement; The Business Value of Strategic Talent Management; Recruiting as an Engine for Growth; High Po to High Pro; and HR Leadership Transformation. Executive panel discussions will explore employer branding, competency management, workforce planning and workforce readiness.

Complimentary passes available for qualified HR executives. To apply for a pass please visit:

For summit sponsorship opportunities, visit

For access to additional complimentary research from Aberdeen's Human Capital Management Research practice.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.

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