Building a People Analytics Function: Steps any Organization can take to be Successful


Being a cloud-based file sharing company, Dropbox users share billions of files with each other each day, making data accessible and collaborative.  The People Analytics team also wanted to enhance internal collaboration and decision-making by building a people analytics capability that started with the business priorities and ended with self-service capabilities to get the data into the hands of more users.
Head of People Analytics and Technology at Dropbox, Anthony Walter will share how they built their people analytics capability from scratch. He’ll share the key steps in their journey starting with the business needs, evaluating the needed technology, building internal capability for understanding people metrics, developing automated reporting and measuring every step of the way.
You will learn:

  • What are the key steps any organization can take to build their people analytics function.
  • What are the important steps is understanding business priorities first so you’ll get buy-in.
  • What you need to get the basics right first--then build credibility for later investing in predictive analytics and technology. 


Anthony Walter

Head of People Analytics & Technology, Dropbox