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Visier Announces Winners of the Annual ‘Vizzie’ Awards

Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in people analytics and workforce planning

Vancouver, BC and San Francisco – WEBWIRE

Visier, the globally recognized leader in people analytics and planning, celebrated the Vizzie Awards in San Francisco last night, with 15 recipients being awarded Vizzies in recognition of their excellence in people analytics and workforce planning, across a range of areas.

“The Vizzies are our way of recognizing the people and organizations who are on the forefront of the growing people analytics movement,” said Nigel Stoodley, Chief Customer Officer of Visier. “We are honored to work with so many organizations that share our vision of putting the power of analytical decision-making in the hands of people throughout their companies, enabling them to transform their people strategies and drive overall business results. Vizzie award winners represent innovators as well as those who have achieved the most value out of their people and analytics strategies through meaningful business performance across multiple departments.”

Visier handed out the awards during the special Vizzies event, held during the annual Visier Outsmart conference, with over 400 attendees.

Vizzie award winners for 2019 include:


Vizzie 2019 Winners:


People Analytics Trailblazer
Awarded to a team that has engaged in work, leveraging the Visier solution to deliver impact and achieve impressive HR and business results.

  • Winner: Dr. Gary Russo, Providence St. Joseph Health


Workforce Planning Trailblazer
Awarded in recognition of thought leadership in the space of data-driven workforce planning.

  • Winner: Rob Major, Ascension


Awarded to an individual or team who has partnered with Visier in every sense — whether in data onboarding, driving adoption, or promoting data driven decision-making — inspiring new processes, capabilities, and ideas.

  • Winner: Workforce Intelligence Team, Dignity Health


Awarded to a team that has engaged in work, leveraging the Visier solution to deliver impact and achieve impressive HR and business results.  


•Winners: TIE 

  • HR Strategy & Planning Team, TIAA
  • Workforce Planning & Analytics Team, Ascension


Data Journalist
Awarded to an individual or team that has excelled in the area of data-driven storytelling, creating impact and supporting the development of a data-driven culture within their greater organization.

  • Winner: Adam McKinnon and Mircea Glavici, representing the People Analytics and Organization Development team, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, including Alexis Saussinan, Leandra Griep, and Marcel Krauskopf


Awarded to an individual or team that has demonstrated creativity and fearlessness in breaking open a process to enable a data-driven approach to decision making and/or planning.

  • Winner: Liz Jurcik, Providence St. Joseph Health


First Movers
Awarded to individuals or teams that demonstrate leadership in the adoption of analytics across HR centers of excellence.

•Winner: TIE

  • Jennifer Rogers, representing the Learning and Performance team at Anglo American, including Dominic Podmore and Camilo Gonzalez
  • People Analytics Team, Pitney Bowes


Leadership in D&I
Awarded to an individual or team that is leading in the application of analytics to move the needle with Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Winner: Global Processes and Analytics Team, Ingersoll Rand


Data Wrangler of the Year
Awarded to a team that stuck with it, working with incredibly difficult and/or large data sets to extract valuable insights and results.

  • Winner: Dapo Olofinjana, Rackspace


Partner of the Year
Awarded to an individual or team who has partnered with Visier in every sense– whether in data onboarding, driving adoption, or promotion data driven decision-making.

  • Winner: Dave Wallis, Insperity


Additionally, a Catalyst award was given to a team that has succeeded in achieving broad adoption of Visier within their greater organization, along with a an Alchemist award for a team that demonstrated a completeness of vision in the establishment of people analytics as a “way of doing business” across its organization.

Visier congratulates the full list of winners, finalists, and applicants. Last year’s winners can be found here.


About Visier

Our curiosity, the desire to understand, is inseparable from what it means to be human. But, in the hype of big data analytics, we’ve forgotten that data does not equal knowledge.

Visier was founded to focus on what matters: answering the right business questions, even the ones a person might not know to ask. Questions that shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business results.

Visier is dedicated to transforming business analytics, to providing leaders with clear answers to critical business questions — out-of-the-box, without the hassle and cost of data management, statements of work, and long and risky development projects.

Visier lets companies say goodbye to data quality problems, to complexity, to costly tools, to endless service fees, and to guesswork. A people strategy platform designed by domain experts for leaders, Visier lets leaders say hello to clarity, to confidence, to meaningful answers — and to better business performance. Say hello to Visier. Outsmart, outperform.

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