Ekta Vyas, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP, HCS, sHRBP

Director, Human Resources, Stanford Children’s Health

Ekta Vyas, Ph.D is a Human Resources executive with over 20 years of experience across multiple HR functional areas with proven successes in leading teams and programs during transformational change. Currently, she is Director of Human Resources with Stanford Children’s Health and an adjunct management faculty with Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. She has also been elected to the IHRIM Board of Directors as Director of Education.  A certified Human Capital Strategist and strategic HR Business Partner by HCI, Ekta has extensively leveraged data analytics to support and further organizational business goals.

As an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Ekta has a strong inclination towards leveraging data and analytics to enable evidence based decision making. Of the many successes in generating analytics driven organizational solutions, one of her recent successes has been developing a workforce planning and analytics function at Stanford Children’s Health and leading its continuous growth starting from the elementary stages of reports and query driven excel analysis and prototypes through launch of technology driven dashboards and a business case for predictive people analytics investment. In this session, Ekta describes her journey of establishing a workforce planning function on a shoestring and leveraging the insights gain through data analytics in establishing strategic business partnership with organization’s leadership.  

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