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EEN Session: Talent vs. technology: What does talent really mean, and how can we better leverage technology?

March 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm PST

Talent vs. technology: What does talent really mean, and how can we better leverage technology?
Session Leaders: Sharna Wiblen and Alec Levenson
Tuesday March 8, 2022
3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET / 11:00pm GMT

Legacy ways of defining talent get embedded into technology purchasing decisions with little regard for the challenges of defining what talent is strategically. And it turns out that defining what talent really is, and how we can measure it, is fundamentally vague and hard to pin down clearly. So if the ways we conceive of and act on talent today are outmoded and not-well-defined, how can we expect to know what we should be designing into our technology systems to optimally manage our talent?

Y.O.U. (Your Own Understanding) of what talent is, is the first most important thing you need to address. Each person in an organization has their own perception of what talent is. And it turns out that rarely are two different people’s perspectives the same. But if just two people can’t quickly agree on what talent is, how can we hope to strategically manage talent so that HR can deliver the value and support the business needs to succeed?

This session addresses:

  • How to move from Your Own Understanding of what talent is to a consensus across the organization, and improve the quality of talent decisions from end to end: recruiting, performance management, promotions, etc.
  • How to embed those understandings in technology purchase and operational decisions.


Sharna Wiblen, Ph.D.

Sharna Wiblen, Ph.D.

CEO Affiliate Research Scientist

Alec R. Levenson, Ph.D.

Alec R. Levenson, Ph.D.

CEO Senior Research Scientist


March 8, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm PST
Event Category:


CA United States


Vivian Jimenez