Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic will be presenting at the next METRO meeting on June 11th! Below is a description of the event along with the Tomas's bio. In addition to our speaker, candidates running for METRO's Secretary position will be introducing themselves. To make time for both the speaker and candidate bios, we will start 30 min earlier than our typical start time (5:30pm vs 6:00pm).
Hope to see you all at the event!
The METRO Board
This talk will examine how technology is re-shaping our ability to identify and attract talent. In particular, it will highlight how recent advances in AI and machine-learning are disrupting the recruitment and talent identification industry, and what IO-psychologists can make to be part of this game. Will AI replace or enhance the 100-year old science of predicting future job performance from psychological variables? What are the ethical and legal concerns that arise when established talent identification methods are automated and human judgment and expertise are replaced by computer-based algorithms? Finally, what is the role of theory and understanding in a world of AI-based predictions and interventions? These and other related questions on the broad impact of technological innovations on talent identification will be discussed.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, co-founder and CEO of BrazenX, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London, and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems.
Dr. Tomas has published 9 books and over 140 scientific papers (h index 60), making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, to which he is a Fellow. Dr. Tomas is also the founding director of University College London's Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology program, and the Chief Psychometric Advisor to Harvard's Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.
Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients in financial services (e.g., JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs), advertising (e.g., Google, WPP, BBH), media (e.g., BBC, Red Bull, Twitter, Spotify), consumer goods (e.g., Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, P&G), fashion (e.g., LVMH, Net-a-Porter, Valentino), government (e.g., British Army, Royal Mail, NHS), and intergovernmental organizations (e.g., United Nations and World Bank).
Dr. Tomas' media career comprises over 100 TV appearances, including in the BBC, CNN, and Sky, and regular features in Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. Dr. Tomas is a keynote speaker for the Institute of Economic Affairs and the co-founder and Chairman of metaprofiling, a digital start-up that enables organizations to identify entrepreneurial potential. He was born and raised in the Villa Freud district of Buenos Aires, but spent most of his professional career in London, and lives in Brooklyn now.