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Human Capital Management and Technology Expert, Stephan Millard, Joins Ventana Research

New research director and industry analyst to provide fresh perspective on technology for business

Bend, OR / Jan 14, 2013 / by Ventana Research

San Ramon, CA, January 14, 2013 – Ventana Research announces its latest addition to the research team with Stephan Millard joining as VP & Research Director for the Human Capital Management Research Practice. Prior to joining Ventana Research, Stephan spent over 15 years in the technology industry for companies such as SumTotal, Saba and Kronos. His expertise has spans workforce management, payroll, talent management, recruiting and human resources.

At Ventana Research, Stephan will direct research and education practice for Human Capital Management, providing a keen focus on how technology can improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of organizations including: use of mobile and social platforms, cloud computing in human capital management, analytics and big data in human capital management and integrating human capital management technologies.

Millard will be responsible for servicing Ventana Research clients across technology buyers across business and IT, ensuring they benefit from the company's world-class education and research through workshops, assessments and the new fact and education-based advisory service called Ventana OnDemand. He will also be responsible for leading benchmark research, as well as vendor and product analysis and comparison called Ventana Research Value Index along with servicing technology suppliers to help them improve their products to meet buyer’s needs.

”I am pleased to have Stephan on our team. I believe his fresh perspective and level of expertise in human capital management processes and the applications and technology will further our mission to bring the best research and foresight to the market.” noted Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer. “The necessity to help organizations recruit, engage and retain workers has never been more important and the lack of clarity through facts by industry analysts will improve substantially with Stephan’s leadership. It has been clear for some time that the industry lacks in-depth research that provides guidance to HR and business professionals to help them utilize the best possible software for their organization.”

“It’s great to be part of such a great firm and experienced analyst team that goes beyond traditional industry analysts that are either IT focused or busy performing one-off consulting projects,” said Stephan Millard, VP & Research Director. “I look forward to helping buyers and suppliers advance human capital management to its fullest potential while product straight forward analysis and guidance to the industry.”

Those that want to gain access to Stephan Millard’s industry insights and advice can set up an inquiry through client services with our research- and advisory-based Ventana On-Demand Services. Stephan can be found on Twitter at @SMillardVR and on LinkedIn at To contact Stephan directly, send an email to You can learn more about Ventana Research and services at

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana OnDemand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

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