Leo F. Brajkovich, Ph.D.

Worldwide Executive Advisor, IBM Talent Management Solutions & Watson Talent

Dr. Brajkovich is a WW Executive in IBM’s Talent and Collaboration Business, focusing on Talent Management Solutions and Watson Talent. Leo leads C-level consulting with clients on applying talent-focused cognitive technologies to transform HR and drive business forward.  IBM Watson technologies are pioneering the use of cognitive computing that understands reasons, learns and interacts.  Combining the human mind with cognitive systems that assist with ingesting and interpreting massive amounts of data yields “augmented intelligence” that has no equal.  This development is changing human capital strategy forever, and business must learn to seamlessly assemble a human and “virtual” workforce.

Leo has achieved IBM’s Hundred Percent Club recognition for putting the client first every day.  In his prior role IBM, Leo was North American CHRO Advisor for Smarter Workforce (Kenexa).   Leo joined IBM 5 years ago through the acquisition of Kenexa, where he was a Director and served for more than six years as Vice President and Executive Sponsor in Kenexa’s Strategic Accounts Group.  Leo was responsible for overall client relationship and performance across all Kenexa’s solutions including Talent Acquisition, Assessment, Onboarding, Engagement, Leadership, Compensation, Learning and RPO.   Leo was honored as the Executive Sponsor of the Year in 2012.

Leo has held prior leadership and consulting roles at International Survey Research, RAND Corporation, Ultrasystems, and Hughes Aircraft Company.   He is a nationally recognized speaker on talent management, talent analytics, and employee engagement.   Dr. Brajkovich holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences and a M.A. in Mathematical Behavioral Science from the University of California at Irvine.  He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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