Ben Waber, Ph.D.

CEO & co-founder, Humanyze; visiting scientist, MIT Media Lab; and author, People Analytics

Dr. Ben Waber is the CEO and co-founder of Humanyze, a people analytics company that uses digital and face-to-face technology to help companies answer specific business questions. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, and received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland’s Human Dynamics group. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as Wired, The Economist, and NPR. He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design. His book, People Analytics, was published by the Financial Times Press in 2013.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Ben Waber, Ph.D.


Quantifying the New World of Work

We can now capture how communication flows between employees and quantify how people work. Ben Waber wrote the book and founded the company on how social sensing technology will transform the business and inform our new world of work.

Ben will share what you can achieve now in regard to how employees communicate with each other in the physical and digital world and how their communication patterns impact happiness, individual performance and organizational success. He’ll also share how social sensing technology will continue to impact how people work and how management can best maximize its future workforce.

You will learn:

How small workplace changes can have major impact on employee performance.
How to find hidden social networks to improve business performance and increase employee engagement.
How the companies can start designing for the organization of the future.

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Privacy in the New World of Work

Discuss and learn from an expert on a variety of topics including:
- Use new technologies like social sensing to optimize your workplace for the future.
- Consider the legal ramifications of new technology on the privacy of your people.
- Strike the right balance between privacy and transparency for your organization.

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