ADVISOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Welcomes Andrew Spence — Top 30 Global Influencer in HR Tech

Ryan Paul Fyfe
Jul 27, 2018 · 3 min read

As we continue to build our success-driven team, we’re excited to announce our newest advisor, Andrew Spence.

Andrew is a HR Transformation specialist with over 20 years’ experience leading complex change management programs in the UK, Europe and US.

Among many accolades, Andrew has been named one of the Top 30 Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2018 and Top 30 HR Influencers.

Andrew established his successful company Glass Bead Consulting in 2006 to provide an alternative approach to HR Transformation. He’s worked with leading companies like Accenture, Deloitte, BP, Novartis and United Health Group. He’s also a prominent media voice and published author.

Having worked at the intersection of HR and blockchain, Andrew sees the HR industry’s need for the technology.

“Many of our people management practices belong to the last century and need to be redesigned for the digital economy,’ Andrew said.

“I am delighted to be working with the team at to help build the next generation of workforce software. There is a global need across all industries to connect individuals, businesses and educational institutions to enable more trust in the world of work, and improve the way workers get paid.

“Since I published my report ‘Blockchain and the CHRO’ there has been an explosion of activity in this area, and are poised for success because they bring decades of experience in building successful companies in this space.”

Andrew has designed and delivered just about every aspect of HR during his 20 years in the industry. He brings to a deep working knowledge of the industry that will help guide our strategy, product and adoption.

Andrew has a MSc in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence from Birmingham University and a BSc Psychology. His most recent research includes a research paper for the Blockchain Research Institute on “Blockchain and the CHRO”.

He is a Board Advisor to various start-ups building solutions to solve workforce challenges using techniques in people analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and Organisational Network Analysis (ONA).

We know the success of isn’t just about having a great product. It’s just as much the team and advisors behind it. With that in mind, we continue to search for the best talent to help us on our journey to build the future of payroll and we’re thrilled to have Andrew on board.

Andrew’s Bio

Awards & Accolades

► Top 30 Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2018 — Digital HR Tech

► Top 30 HR Influencers — Perkbox

► The 30 Best HR Analytics Articles of 2016 and 2017 — David Green

► 15 HR and People Analytics Experts to Follow — Jibe

► 20 Experts in People Analytics — Sage People

► Top 89+ HR Analytics Influencers to Watch in 2018


► Sought after speaker at HR and technology conferences around the world, including Moscow, Sydney, Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens & London. Keynote topics include Opportunities for Automation in HR, People Analytics and the Future of Work.

► Chaired and moderated People Innovation Summit in Moscow, HR Change & Transformation Conference in London and UNLEASH in Paris.

► Judge at 2016, 2017 and 2018 Personnel Today Awards, “Award for Excellence through Technology”

► Member of Judging Panel for disruptHR to find the best HR Startups at UNLEASH 2017

Media and Publishing

► Published articles for CIPD, RSA, HRO Today Global, HR Zone, Strategic HR Review and Evaluation Centre and guest blogger for UNLEASH since 2014.

► Writer for “HR Transformer” blog since 2009

► Developed modular training courses, including, “7 Steps to Transform HR” methodology and training programme which was delivered in Moscow, London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

► Curates popular “HR Transformation Magazine” on ScoopIt, and “Future of Work and Organisations” on Flipboard, and “Blockchain and the Distributed Workforce” on Medium

You can join 10,000 others and connect with Andrew on Twitter and Medium via @AndySpence.

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