Analyst Profile

Helen Poitevin

Helen Poitevin

Research Director

4 years at Gartner ,  12 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Helen Poitevin is a Research Director with a focus on HCM technologies, including workforce analytics and planning, core HRMS (HR data management and payroll), and talent management (recruiting, onboarding, employee performance, compensation, succession and learning). She also looks at topics related to the application of AI and machine learning in HCM technology.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Poitevin led the Workforce Analytics team within the HR organization at SAP, and contributed to the overall business analytics strategy in a cross-functional team. She also held roles in HR Reporting and HR Information Systems as part of the EMEA-based HR teams at Business Objects and SAP. Before joining Business Objects, she worked in the HR department of a global microelectronics firm.

Professional Background

Business Objects, HRIS, EMEA, 3 years
SAP, Workforce Analytics & HR Reporting, 6 years


B.A., French and English, The College of Wooster, summa cum laude
DESS (Masters), Human Resources Management, Universite de Paris IX Dauphine, mention assez bien
M.A., French Literature, New York University