Visier Inc.

Visier Inc.

June 18, 2013 03:00 ET

Visier's CEO John Schwarz to be Featured On The Bill Kutik Radio Show®

Hear from an influential CEO why HR professionals need to 'step up' and prioritize workforce analytics as mission critical for their organizations' success.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 18, 2013) - Visier, the innovation leader in workforce analytics, announced today that Visier Co-Founder and CEO John Schwarz, will be the featured guest on this week's The Bill Kutik Radio Show®.

The Bill Kutik Radio Show is a bi-weekly online talk show hosted by Bill Kutik, a leading independent analyst in the HR technology marketplace. Produced by Knowledge Infusion, an Apprio company, the show features conversations with some of the industry's key thought leaders, including executives from leading technology providers.

John Schwarz, the Co-Founder and CEO of Visier, is an information technology professional and experienced technology industry executive. Among other accomplishments, John successfully led Business Objects, now part of SAP. After SAP's acquisition of Business Objects, John oversaw a dramatic continuing expansion of its business as a member of the SAP Executive Board. Prior to Business Objects, John held senior executive positions at Symantec and IBM. John is currently a director on the boards of Teradata, Synopsys and Avast and a former board member of SuccessFactors and Verity.

Listen live to John Schwarz on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. EDT (noon) as he and Bill Kutik discuss the 35-year-old question of why HR, unlike colleagues in Marketing, Finance and other lines of business, have lagged so far behind in their adoption of Analytics and the demand for organizations to prioritize Analytics relative to HRIS, Performance and Talent Management information. John will also share his views on how an HR leader or practitioner can get started with Workforce Analytics, and most importantly, why Analytics is becoming more critical in the ongoing War for Talent.

"When John brought together key talent from the former Business Object's team to start Visier three years ago, HR was a natural focus because it is a horizontal application across all enterprises," commented Bill Kutik. "Listen in to find out what's going on at the leading edge of analytics in our world."

John's appearance will air at 12:00 p.m. EDT (noon) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. To listen and find out more, visit the Bill Kutik Radio show at

About Bill Kutik

Bill Kutik is considered the leading independent analyst of the HR technology marketplace with specialties in HCM, Recruiting, Talent Management, and social networking. For 23 years, he has been Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive® (six years for, also serving as co-chairman of the magazine's famous annual HR Technology® Conference & Exhibition, since it began in 1998. The Bill Kutik Radio Show® is now more than five years old. He was named a "Top 25 HR Digital Influencer 2009" and a "Top 100 Influencer." In 2012, Human Resource Executive named him one of the 10 "Most Powerful HR Technology Experts."

About Appirio

Appirio accelerates the cloud-powered business, helping enterprises achieve real results from cloud applications and platforms like, Google and Workday. Appirio has worked with more than 300 enterprise customers including organizations like City of Los Angeles, Facebook, Flextronics, Home Depot, International Hotels Group, Japan Post Network, Ltd., L'Oreal, NetApp, NYU, Starbucks, Thomson Reuters and VMware. Appirio's technology-enabled professional services are supported by a team of 400 cloud experts and CloudSpokes, a 32,000 person-strong global cloud developer community. The company's expertise and innovative brokerage technology have been recognized by organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, Gartner and IDC. Appirio has offices in the U.S. and Japan, and is backed by Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital.

About Visier

Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco, CA., Visier delivers workforce analytics through the cloud to empower HR professionals with the most critical insights for optimizing their people strategy to meet their business strategy. Visier's unique analytics combine the sophistication of predictive capabilities with the ease-of-use of consumer applications. Founded in 2010 by business intelligence experts, including former Business Objects chief executive officer, John Schwarz, the company's leadership team has a proven track record of technical, operational and strategic management success with companies such as IBM, SAP and Symantec.

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