Inform to Host 3rd Annual European Workforce Planning Summit December 7, 2010

Washington, DC — June 16, 2010 — Inform, the global leader in analytics and workforce planning, today announced that the 3rd Annual Inform European Workforce Planning Summit will be held at The Institute of Directors in London, England on December 7th, 2010.

For almost 30 years, Inform has been at the leading edge of workforce planning concepts, development, consulting and education. Now more than ever, workforce planning is critical for justifying investments in human capital, identifying risks or threats to business continuity, and creating a blueprint for how to best position human capital to deliver competitive advantage.

Building on the success of last year’s Summit, Inform’s thought leadership agenda offers innovative keynote speeches, in-depth case study presentations, and expert-led training. As the premier European workforce planning event of the year, the 2010 Summit will illustrate proven forecasting methods and highlight how workforce planning should integrate with financial, risk, and strategic planning processes, especially in rapidly-changing markets.

Thought-leaders scheduled to present include:

• HSBC—Dennis Turner, Chief Economist
• Hewlett-Packard—Alison Devenish, Workforce Programmes Lead
• Nokia—Samuli Kivikko, Global Business Process Owner, People Demand-Supply
• Inform—Peter Howes, Chief Executive Officer
• SuccessFactors—Steven Hunt, Director of Business Transformation Services

Topics to be covered include:

• Analyzing industry & market trends to optimize workforce productivity and efficiency
• Aligning long-term plans with a near-term focus on operational management
• Utilizing workforce planning as a critical “lever” in front-line decision-making
• Integrating workforce planning with strategic and financial planning processes
• Building and maintaining a competency framework

“Senior executives around the world understand that workforce planning is essential for achieving revenue growth plans as well as reducing the operational and financial risks associated with talent shortages,” said Brian Kelly, President of Inform North America. “As such, successful business execution requires that decision-makers have real-time access to predictive data on staff capabilities, capacity, and career paths — without it, leaders are just `flying blind’ when allocating scarce resources.”

Additional events scheduled include networking receptions, break-out sessions, and a post-Summit workshop.

For more information, go to the Inform 2010 European Workforce Planning Summit homepage.

About Inform

Inform Business Impact is the global leader in analytics and workforce planning. Over the 28 years since its founding in 1982, Inform’s brilliant and highly experienced leadership team has crafted a rich set of analytics and workforce planning applications anchored by unique intellectual capital. Inform now serves more than 130 customers with their applications and strategic consulting, including 24 of the Fortune 500, such as Comcast, BHP Billiton, MetLife, and many others. To learn more, visit

Inform Workforce Planning is a comprehensive application that includes “what-if” financial modeling, strategic business analysis and scenario development, demand forecasting, supply modeling, gap analysis, impact modeling, and action planning. Together with strategic consulting services, Inform enables senior executives to identify and manage costly risks caused by a shortage of talent in critical job roles.

On February 4, 2010, Inform and SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement under which SuccessFactors will acquire Inform. The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2010, subject to customary closing conditions. For more information please visit

Contact Information:

Mick Collins
Vice President

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