Industry Visionary Amy Wilson Joins Workday HCM Strategy Team

I am thrilled to share the exciting news that Amy Wilson has joined our product strategy team.

Amy Wilson

As senior director, human capital management strategy, Amy will work closely with our product management and development teams to craft experiences that allow C-suite executives and business leaders to gain insight and better optimize work, people, and costs.

This is a core mission of our product strategy, so ensuring we’d get the right person to lead it, and who shared this vision, was paramount. It also had to be someone we could trust completely, who aligns to our corporate values, and who would ideally complement my own working style and personality, since we would be working so closely together. It was quite a tall order.

Yet it turns out we didn’t have to look far. It was all very natural, really. Amy and I have always shared our passion and hopes for the ever-evolving human capital management space with enough debate to make for lively and stimulating conversation. And while we’ve “worked” together for years, it’s never been at the same company. For several years, I was an industry analyst covering her former employer’s product. We were competitors for a short while when I joined Workday in 2009. Then, earlier this year, Amy joined the esteemed Constellation Research Group as VP and principal analyst covering human capital management (including Workday).

As an analyst, Amy really dug into the Workday solution, asked thoughtful questions, and always offered valuable feedback. Our team enjoyed engaging with Amy during our briefings and relished her pointed blogs and research reports.

Fortunately, Ray Wang, principal analyst and CEO of Constellation Research, was kind enough to provide an excellent recommendation for Amy and enabled her smooth transition to join Workday. In an email, Ray wrote:

“We’ve been proud to have Amy on board as part of Constellation. Her grasp of what the customer wants has helped to build her reputation as a client advocate. We’ll miss her, but she will be returning to her passion—building products that delight customers.”

 

Amy is certainly joining a company made up of people passionate about building great products that are moving our industry forward.

Please join me in welcoming an amazing woman and visionary to our wonderful community. Amy, we are fortunate to have you on the team.

P.S. For those attending the HR Technology Conference & Expo this week, Amy will be participating in all of our briefings and events. We are eager to have her represent Workday. The following excerpt comes from her bio.

More about Amy:

Prior to Workday, Amy spent more than a decade focused on the intersection of people, business, and technology. Amy was vice president and principal analyst of people management technologies at Constellation Research Group. Prior to that, Amy led the team responsible for Oracle’s Fusion HCM talent applications. Amy also held leadership positions in product strategy, development, and consulting across multiple disciplines at PeopleSoft.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Cornell University with concentrations in mathematics, computer science and psychology. She is an experienced speaker and blogger, and contributes to a number of industry publications.