Yvette is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research focusing on next generation HCM processes and technologies, and is founder of NextGen Insights, an independent consulting and marketing communications firm. A proven executive leader and visionary, she brings an important and rare blend of HR practitioner and software development experience spanning more than 20 years to her research, consulting and advisory work enabling creative insights and action around transformational people processes and technologies.
Prior to joining Constellation Yvette was with Saba Software as their VP and General Manager of Talent Management solutions, where she helped incubate and launch their social networking technologies and advanced their integrated learning and talent management solutions. Before Saba she led product and marketing strategy teams at Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP and JDEdwards, In addition to extensive software vendor experience, Yvette also has more than 10 years experience as an HR practitioner, where she honed her skills in communication, change management and the translation of business objectives into effective workforce processes and technology strategies.
Yvette has delivered her insights and recommendations on process and technology trends for more than 14 years at industry events and customer engagements across the globe. She has keynoted events and is a regular contributor to publications aimed at HCM, HRIS and Talent Management professionals. Today Yvette serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Social Media and Employee Communications as well as an HR-tech start-up, is an active member of the editorial staff for Workforce Solutions Review.