November 13, 2018 – Volume 1 Issue 10


Members in the News:  AbbVie’s Clinical Trials, Millennial Style 
Research Center: Talent Gap Widens as Firms Battle for AI, Data Skills
Events: HR2IT Community Meeting – November 27, 2018
New Member Welcome: Jennifer Salloukh, Owens Corning
Coming Soon: HR2IT Trailblazer, The Hanover Insurance Group


In this issue of HR2IT Insider we take a look at AbbVie and how they’re incorporating digital health into their clinical trials. We share research from IDC on the technical skills gap that continues to widen and the IT jobs that will be left open by 2022. We’re also expanding our topics to include a snapshot of new members to the Community.

Members in the News: Clinical Trials, Millennial Style

This year PwC launched their gig economy platform – the Flexible Talent Network. The decision to launch the platform was driven by a survey where nearly 50% of respondents said flexible working hours and work-life balance was a priority when choosing a job. Business Journalist, Jo Faragher shares PwC’s chief people officer, Laura Hinton’s point of view. 

Research Center: Talent Gap Widens as Firms Battle for AI, Data Skills

The competition for digital skills not only continues to widen but broaden. The gap goes beyond technical and data science skills with employers also expecting workers to have skills in leadership, business and marketing.

An article written by Angus Loten for The Wall Street Journal shares recent research from IDC about the digital skills gap competition.

Read the story 


Events: HR2IT Community Meeting & Webinar, November 27th

The next HR2IT Community event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The live webinar and open conversation will provide you with another professional development opportunity. Consulting Skills for the HR Professional will help you to understand how using a consultative method and approach with business partners and clients helps influence positive outcomes and results. Once again, we encourage you to invite colleagues and cohorts from across your organization and company to attend

New Member Welcome: Jennifer Salloukh, HR Leader, Global Information Services and Human Resources

HR2IT is excited to welcome one of our newest members to the Community, Jennifer Salloukh from Owens Corning. Jennifer has been with Owens Corning for over 18 years and is currently the HR business partner for the global IT and HR organizations. Prior to this role, she has been the HR business partner for global supply chain, Insulation and Roofing commercial teams, enterprise employee relations, talent management, and internal communications.

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer Salloukh to our HR2IT Community.

Coming Soon: HR2IT Trailblazers – The Hanover Insurance Group

HR2IT Trailblazers will return with a fascinating profile on Founding Member Kelly Villanueva, AVP and HR Strategic Business Partner at The Hanover Insurance Group. Keep a close watch on your inbox for the next HR2IT Trailblazer.
HR2IT is the exclusive community dedicated to the HR executive who supports the CIO and IT leadership team in $1+ billion companies. Please refer prospective members to Lorraine Ludwicki, Executive Director, at

Previous issues of the HR2IT Insider can be read here. If you have feedback on the HR2IT Insider or topics you’d like us to feature in an upcoming newsletter please contact Lorraine Ludwicki, Executive Director, at


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