SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

February 10, 2011 10:30 ET

Keynote Speaker and Presenter Lineup Announced for Aberdeen Group's 2011 Human Capital Management Summit

Dennis Donovan, Former EVP, HR for Home Depot to Deliver Keynote

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) -   Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the keynote speaker and presenter lineup for its 2011 Human Capital Management (HCM) Summit being held March 9 - 10 at the Westin Times Square in New York City. 

The keynote address, Competitive Advantage through Change, will be delivered by Dennis Donovan, former Executive Vice President, Human Resources, The Home Depot; former Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Raytheon Corporation; and current Senior Advisor, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, where he is engaged in planning and executing business turnarounds.

Aberdeen's HCM Summit -- The Engaged Talent Leader: Powering Business Execution, is built on the premise that finding, developing, retaining and motivating the talent required to execute is a job for talent leaders throughout the organization -- those who fulfill HR, talent management, OD and learning roles, as well as those talent leaders running business units, managing teams and serving on the executive team. For companies who do this well, talent becomes the competitive differentiator to attract both customers as well as other great talent. It's the job of the Engaged Talent Leader to take an active role in making talent leadership an organizational responsibility.

"Many organizations are looking to grow in 2011. Talent excellence, attained through improved acquisition, engagement, development and retention methods and technologies, will be critical to achieving this growth," said Mollie Lombardi, Senior Research Analyst, Aberdeen Human Capital Management research practice. "Our research has shown that companies with the highest-quality employees actually experience revenue growth, enhanced market position, and increased customer loyalty because they are more capable of delivering a higher quality customer experience at every level of their business. Each of our speakers and presenters has achieved quality results for their respective organizations, and want to help Summit attendees do the same."

Featured presenters at the Human Capital Management Summit will include senior executives from AstraZeneca, Best Buy, The Employee Engagement Group, Hertz Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, JetBlue Airways, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United Airlines, Inc., VWR International; and others. For additional information on featured HCM Summit presenters and new additions, please visit the HCM Summit 2011 Speakers page.

To learn more about the upcoming HCM Summit, view the video featuring Kevin Martin, Aberdeen Vice President & Group Director, Human Capital Management.

Complimentary VIP passes are available for qualified human resource executives. To apply for a pass, please visit our Summit Registration page.

HCM Summit 2011 Summit Sponsors and Partners include: Advantage Resourcing, The Ladders, Taleo Corporation, Adecco RPO, DoubleStar, Inc., Kenexa, Monster.com, SagePoint Software, Wilson HCG, eLearning Magazine, Government eLearning Magazine.

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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