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What does Big Data have to do with Human Performance Improvement?

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A looming reality for HPI practitioners, big data analytics cut across traditional silos that have separated performance improvement, information technology, and data science. This interactive session will share results of a systematic literature review that investigated the emerging use of big data in the workplace. Participants will also practice using a cause analysis model to identify opportunities to use big data to close performance gaps. Join us for a fun and dynamic conversation about HPI’s role in this emerging phenomenon.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define big data.
  • Identify causes of performance gaps that may lend themselves to big data solutions.
  • Identify potential big data applications for HPI practitioners.

Lisa Giacumo

Dr. Lisa A. Giacumo received her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Technology from Arizona State University, her M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology and her B.A. in French Studies from SUNY University at Albany. Her current research interests focus on instructional design for training and performance support solutions, global training initiatives, social and digital media in training and performance improvement, and competency development in instructional designers. Before joining OPWL at Boise State University, Lisa served as a lead training and instructional designer and consultant on the PARCEL consortium project for Oxfam GB. In addition, she has served as an instructional designer and a consultant for US-based nonprofits, for-profits, community colleges, and universities, where she specialized in online, blended, e-learning, and multimedia design and development.

Steve Villachica

Dr. Steve Villachica holds a bachelor’s degree in English, master’s degree in computer technology in education, and Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Villachica has consulted and worked in business, government, and non-profit settings for more than 25 years. As Chief Learning Officer of DLS Group, Inc., of Denver, Colorado, he collaborated with colleagues to create large-scale performance support systems, e-learning, instructor-led training, job aids, and a host of award-winning performance improvement solutions for pharmaceutical companies, law enforcement agencies, securities companies and regulators, the Intelligence Community, and others.