The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is pleased to announce the addition of Nate Silver to its roster of keynotes for the 2013 HCI Human Capital Summit. Mr. Silver, one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and head of the award-winning statistical website FiveThirtyEight.com, will provide a keynote to the Summit, which takes place at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, on April 8-10.
Silver began his career as an author and analyst of baseball statistics, developing a widely acclaimed system known as PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm), which predicts player performance career development, and seasonal winners and losers. He then transitioned to political forecasting, correctly predicting the presidential winner in 49 states for the 2008 election, as well as all 50 states in the 2012 election. Today, he is a champion of Big Data, wherein predictive analysis is utilized with maximum accuracy to understand the future. His New York Times-published blog, FiveThirtyEight.com, is a running forecast on today’s political and hot-button issues, and has made him the face of statistical analysis and political forecasting.
Silver’s presentation at this year’s HCI Human Capital Summit, titled, “BIG DATA – Powerful Predictions Through Analytics”, aims to reveal the true power of predictive forecasting within the human capital community. The growing number of fields dependant on data-based predictions means that talent leaders must ensure that the right questions are being asked, that the most reliable tools are being used, and most importantly, what can and cannot be predicted accurately. The presentation will illuminate the state of modern prediction science, and how Big Data can be applied to your workforce as a reliable way to navigate and predict the ebb and flow of talent, workforce planning initiatives, and acquisition.
Silver joins a roster of renowned keynotes at this year’s Summit, including #1 New York Times best-selling authors Dan Pink and Liz Wiseman. To learn more about the three-day Summit, including how to register for a seat or virtual pass, please visit http://www.hci.org/2013humancapital/overview
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