Steve is a Co-Chair of Human Resource Executive Magazine’s HR Technology Conference, the leading global event for the HR Technology Industry, and a Technology Columnist and Editor for LRP Publications.
Previously, Steve was a Director of Talent Management Strategy for Oracle Corporation helping to create and deliver the next generation of Human Capital Management solutions. And before that, Steve led HR Systems in a corporate role for diverse industries like telecommunications and higher education. Steve also developed and delivered a graduate-level course in HR Technology for the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
Steve is also a leading HR and technology blogger and created and co-hosts the “HR Happy Hour Show” a popular podcast dedicated to opening the lines of communication among HR thought leaders, practitioners and service providers in the global human resources field. He has also been invited to speak at numerous HR and industry events like the HR Technology Conference, the HR Executive Forum, the SHRM Annual Conference, Oracle HCM World, and regional SHRM events like HR Florida and HR Southwest. Steve’s blog was selected as the number one Talent Management Blog by the editors of the Fistful of Talent in February 2010.
Steve is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and resides in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Jac, as he is known worldwide, is acknowledged as the father of human capital strategic analysis and measurement. During the 1970s he carried out the original research which led to the first human resources metrics in 1978. As founder of the Saratoga Institute in 1980, he developed the first international HR benchmarking service, eventually covering 2,000 companies in a dozen countries.
In 2007 he formed the Predictive Initiative, a group of 12 organizations and several thought leaders to develop a new model for human capital management. In October 2008, the Predictive Management system (HCM: 21) was launched. This is the first HR and human capital management system based on predictive analytics now in use in over a dozen countries around the world.
Among his many honors, SHRM cited Dr. Jac as one of the fifty persons in the past fifty years who have significantly changed what HR does and how it does it. IHRIM gave him its Chairman’s Award for innovation in HR technology. HR World picked him as one of the Top 5 HR management gurus. Peru’s business school, Ricardo Palma University, awarded Dr. Jac an Honorary Doctorate degree for his leading edge work in human capital management.
He is on the Advisory Board of Capital Analytics, KnowledgeAdvisors, People Report, OrcaEyes and Human Capital Management Institute.
Dr. Fitz-enz has published 12 books and over 300 articles, reports and book chapters on measurement and strategic management. Dr. Jac’s books have been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. He is a two-time winner of the SHRM Book of the Year Award for Human Value Management (1991) and The ROI of Human Capital (2001). His monthly column, Leading Edge, appears in Talent Management journal.
He has trained more than 90,000 managers in 46 countries. Although his work is widely imitated, he remains The Source" for human capital strategy, measurement and analytics.