Benoit Hardy-Vallée consults with HR leaders to bring innovative practices, evidence-based techniques and workforce analytics in the workplace. As the IBM Kenexa leader for Middle East & Africa, he leads a team that develops strategies for talent management, collaboration, leadership development and employee engagement. Benoit has applied his expertise in organizations of all types, from Global 2000 to industrial consortia to public organizations. Through white papers and speaking engagements, Benoit has contributed to thought leadership and best practices sharing with IBM clients, and regularly share his perspective on workforce science, engagement and collaboration with various business audiences. Benoit received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Quebec in Montreal. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. His research focused on the psychological and neuronal mechanisms that underlie economic decision-making. With his wife Aurélie, he raises 2 daughters in Dubai (UAE), Estelle and Adèle. His personal and professional missions are the same: to create workplaces where they could have fulfilling careers. His childhood hero was Leonardo Da Vinci. He speaks English and French