For Strategic HR Leaders to Proactively Lead the Rapidly Changing World of Work.


Using HR Analytics to Drive Change

  • 15 Sep 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom event

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We’ve been talking about the power of HR Metrics for a long time, but with the fundamental workplace transformations we are all experiencing it is more critical than ever to leverage workforce data to drive change.  

Join us as we learn from an experienced team of Executive and HR Leaders who have partnered together over 5 years to drive change through the effective use of HR metrics. 

Peter Soparkar, COO for Adverum Biotechnologies and Dena House, VP of HR at Adverum Biotechnologies will lead a panel discussion sharing their real-life experiences utilizing HR metrics to help the companies they have worked in to make key decisions, track progress and implement significant changes that positively impact both the business and employees.  They have found data leads to insights and insights lead to action.  

Peter and Dena are eager to answer your questions and share their experience. The metrics and benchmarking they have utilized have helped their HR departments solve problems more easily, and drive decisions for improved employee satisfaction and business success. The key is identifying the metrics that matter most and to provide the information needed to help make decisions that drive positive change.   

In this session, you will learn:

  • How metrics and analytics are the foundation to helping HR departments succeed in being the voice for change in your company. 

  • How to turn workforce data into metrics and insights that drive action and significant change.

  • Steps you can take now to implement HR metrics and how to improve their use in driving transformation. 

Join us in this interactive session with experienced leaders who share their wisdom to help you make this happen in your organization!

About the speakers:

Peter Soparkar, J.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Peter Soparkar is Adverum’s chief operating officer, responsible for leading the human resources, AD/QC/QA, clinical operations, legal, information technology, and facilities. Mr. Soparkar has 20 years of experience, including corporate development, corporate governance, legal, regulatory, commercial, and public compliance activities, for biotechnology companies as well as at a leading international law firm. Previously, Mr. Soparkar was chief legal officer and head of human resources at Counsyl, Inc., where he also served as corporate secretary and head of compliance. Earlier, Mr. Soparkar was at Jazz Pharmaceuticals for ten years, where he led the legal team’s support of company operations and other business matters, including delivering on numerous debt and equity financings and four landmark transactions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Soparkar worked at Latham & Watkins in London and San Francisco, with a practice spanning international and domestic markets, as well as private and public transactions. He earned a J.D. from New York University and a B.A. in economics and politics from Oberlin College.

Dena House

Vice President, Human Resources

Dena House is Adverum’s vice president of human resources and joined the Company in July 2019. Ms. House brings 25 years of experience, including global human resource (HR) leadership and a background in industrial and organizational psychology, organization, leadership & employee development, and culture enhancement initiatives. Most recently, Ms. House was on the Lead Team for Myriad Women’s Health at Myriad Genetics, in the position of senior director, HR, overseeing the Bay Area subsidiary’s HR function, company integration, and employee engagement. Previously, Ms. House worked for a decade at Nikon Precision as the HR director, heading up the HR function and working on organization development globally for Nikon Corporation. Earlier in her career, she worked for Applied Materials, Inc. for over twelve years in positions of increasing responsibilities within the HR function and implementing HR initiatives, and leadership development across various global regions. Ms. House earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Francisco and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University.

Jim Rottman, Panel Moderator

Founding Practice Leader of AccelPeople™

Jim Rottman is the founding Practice Leader of AccelPeople™, Westwood & Wilshire’s Center for Organizational Excellence focusing on helping companies build productive workplace cultures. Recognized on the Economist’s Global Diversity List as one of the top 50 global diversity and inclusion professionals, Jim actively works with CEOs and HR leaders to build high-performance management teams and corporate cultures in biotech, healthcare, and advanced technology companies. Innovation is Jim’s driving passion with over 20 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit world. Jim was the first Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Roche Pharma, preceded by his role as People and Culture Director at Genentech, and at American Express as VP HR and Workplace Innovation.

Molly Tipps 

Senior Director, Gartner HR Practice – Research & Advisory

Over the past 16 years, Molly has supported executives to solve critical talent challenges.  Molly joined the Gartner team in 2006 as an advisor, working to help clients understand, adapt and apply best practices to the most complex strategic management challenges.  Molly collaborates on research deliverables and specializes in presentation and facilitation as clients look to implement the insights.   For the last seven years her core areas of expertise have been focused on HR Strategy, Talent Analytics, Critical Skills, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  

Previously Molly was the product manager for the Investor Relations research & advisory arm of the company.  Molly attended the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Music. 

Molly lives in Houston, TX with her husband and two daughters.  In her spare time, Molly is a distance runner, a bread baker, and a volunteer with Child Advocates as guardian ad litem for children in foster care.

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