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Eric Lesser Research Director and North American Leader, the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV)

Eric Lesser is the Research Director and North American Leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). He leads a global team responsible for driving IBM’s research and thought leadership across a range of industry and cross-industry topics.  

In addition to setting direction and providing oversight across the IBV research portfolio, his most recent research has focused on the impact of analytics, workforce and human capital issues, social business and enterprise mobility.

Previously, he led IBM’s Global Business Services research and thought leadership in the area of human capital management research, where he focused on a variety of issues, including workforce and talent management, collaboration and social networking, workforce analytics and the changing role of the HR organization.  

Eric is one of the authors of Calculating Success: How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) and is an Associate Editor for the Workforce Solutions Review.

Eric received his MBA from Emory University, where he was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow and graduated summa cum laudefrom Brandeis University with a BA in Economics.

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Bonnie D. Graham

A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.

Connect with Bonnie D. Graham: @bizbreakradio

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