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The People Analytics SIG (formerly the People Science SIG) is where chapter members come together to learn about and share the latest thinking in data driven analytics to enable learning and performance. The People Analytics SIG provides a safe space to explore ideas, tools, and technology in an open,welcoming environment. Meetings are held both in person and virtually to provide members the opportunity to gain proficiency and experience in various data analytic techniques, tools, and processes. We welcome members with all levels of expertise in people analytics and believe that we learn best when we learn together. 

The People Analytics SIG will meet quarterly and offer both in-person and webinar events to address common People Analytics issues around turnover, learning analytics, organizational effectiveness, and engagement.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the People Analytics SIG regardless of whether you’re an analytics novice or a pro!


People Analytics is about using a data-driven approach to inform your people practices, programs and processes. Analytical techniques, ranging from reporting and metrics to predictive analytics to experimental research can help you uncover new insights, solve people problems and direct your learning and development actions.

Who Are We?

We are a group of people working in the space between HR, learning, and Data, helping companies realize potential and value their employees through a data-driven perspective. The goal of this group is to allow learning and development professionals to learn how to use data and analytics in the talent management/development space. ATD NYC’s People Analytics group would be the first in the nation and would set a new benchmark for chapters across the country.

About the People Analytics SIG Co-Chairs:

Sy Islam, Ph.D.

Sy has over 10 years of experience in a variety of corporate, academic, and applied settings. He completed his Bachelors in Economics from Rutgers University, his MBA in Human Resource Management and a Master’s of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed his PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University. Sy has served in management, consultant and research roles in a variety of organizations. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Farmingdale State College. In addition to his role as a professor, he is a co-founder and a Principal Consultant with Talent Metrics. In his role at Talent Metrics, he collaborates with organizations through consulting engagements in his areas of expertise (training and development, selection, survey design, performance management, and team building). He is a passionate advocate for the fields of I-O Psychology and training. He currently serves as the President of the Long Island Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. When he’s not teaching or consulting, Sy and his wife enjoy films, sports, and music. Follow him on Twitter (@IOSyIslam) and LinkedIn.

Lyndon Llanes, MS, SHRM-SCP lyndon.llanes@atdnyc.org

Lyndon Llanes is a high performing, data-driven Industrial-Organizational Psychology professional with exponential scope in human capital management and strategy. He posses a comprehensive perspective of HR analytics, selection, organizational design, and talent management. He has been credited with: driving initiatives impacting 42,000+ employees; supporting Fortune 500 clients’ organizational objectives; and maximizing the use of technological resources to improve training, performance, and profit. Currently, Lyndon is an HR Consultant on Verizon’s Selection and Assessment Strategy Team. Here he utilitises data and science-based practices to: get talent into the right roles; manage talent/labor market research projects; and develop the team’s knowledge and capabilities around assessment data.Lyndon completed his bachelor’s in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Touro College. Follow him on LinkedIn.

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