Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Walsh

Directly after receiving his Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois, Michael worked as a client facing consultant for Mercer’s Human Capital practice.  The majority of his client work was focused in HR Strategy, Organizational Design / Development and Human Capital Analytics.  Michael worked for Mercer in Chicago, Dubai and New York.  After Mercer, Michael’s passion for People Analytics landed him at Bloomberg and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles where he started and led the Global People Strategy and Analytics and People Analytics and Insights functions, respectively.  Michael currently works at Eaton where he leads Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for the Vehicle Group business.  He also teaches an HR/ER Analytics course for Master’s students at Wayne State University and the University of Illinois.  Prior to graduate school, Michael was an F-16 mechanic in the U.S. Air Force and has since earned his PhD in Industrial / Organizational Psychology.