Ben Waber

Ben Waber
President and CEO, Sociometric Solutions

Website | @bwaber

Dr. Ben Waber is the president and CEO of Sociometric Solutions, a management services firm that uses social-sensing technology to drive innovative transformation services. He is also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, and he was previously a senior researcher at Harvard Business School. He received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland in the Human Dynamics group at the Media Lab. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as Wired, The Economist, and NPR. He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design. His book People Analytics was released by the Financial Times Press in 2013.


Connected World Ballroom F
Ben Waber (Sociometric Solutions)
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I will discuss how a wearable sensing platform, the Sociometric Badge, allows us to measure and analyze human behavior in the real-world, particularly in the workplace. We’ll discuss how we use the badges to recognize concepts such as persuasiveness and social support and how we have used the badges in real companies to drive organizational change and put hard numbers behind management methods. Read more.


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