Gartner Expert

Helen Poitevin

Distinguished VP Analyst

Helen Poitevin is a Distinguished VP Analyst with a focus on HCM technologies and advising clients on their HCM technology strategies. In HCM, areas of particular focus include talent analytics, voice of the employee analytics, workforce planning and AI in HCM. Ms. Poitevin also conducts research regarding the future of work with a focus on the impact of technology on how people will work, the gig economy, talent marketplaces and ecosystems and future talent practices.

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


Workforce Analytics and HR Reporting

Business Objects


Areas of coverage

Executive Leadership: Talent

Future of Work Reinvented Resource Center

HR Technology Strategy, Transformation and Management


DESS (Masters), Human Resources Management, Universite de Paris IX Dauphine

M.A., French Literature, New York University

B.A., French and English, The College of Wooster

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1HCM technologies selection and adoption

2Talent analytics, voice of the employee analytics, and workforce planning

3AI in HCM

4Innovation in HCM technology

5Future of work