Heather Whiteman is the Head of People Strategy, Analytics, Learning & HR Operations at General Electric (GE) Digital. Her work focuses on creating an integrated talent management strategy and process to align critical business capabilities needed to ensure they are available in the workforce. Her work utilizes emerging technology trends, advanced analytic techniques, and integrated strategy design to drive business insights and decision making in the areas of recruiting, learning, development, org design and culture. Of late her work has been particularly focused on identifying & defining the talent shifts and strategy necessary to transform an organization into a digital one.
Heather has held past roles with GE, Pacific Gas & Electric, and in consulting. She has a master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a PhD in Human Capital Management. She currently teaches Human Capital Analytics at UC Berkeley Extension and is an Executive Board Advisory Member of the MS in Business Analytics with the Rensslaer Lally School of Management.