Laurent Geoffroy

Laurent Geoffroy

Laurent Geoffroy

Global Head, HR Analytics, HRIS & Transformation, Nokia

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Integrating and Standardising HR Systems and Data Following a Merger

HR Integration is Not a Bed of Roses

For analytics to be useful and scalable, a clear and single version of the truth is needed, and standard rules for describing it.

Having to combine two different HR systems - as in the case of a merger - presents a huge challenge for this.

Learn how Laurent achieved this during and after the merger between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent last year.

The Context

Alcatel-Lucent merged with Nokia last year, bringing together two completely different HR systems, with different definitions, different levels of data quality, and different governance frameworks.

The Project

To be able to process this data in a meaningful way, these two systems needed to be merged and integrated. Laurent will present:

  • The HR integration planning: how it was prepared quickly
  • The HR integration mantra
  • Key points of the HR Mode of Operations
  • Key points of HR Information Systems
  • Priorities, and the roadmap for achieving them

What You Will Learn

In the context of a post-merger, learn the solutions Nokia devised to overcome the challenges involved:

  • What was Nokia's integration strategy?
  • What guided the HR integration strategy?
  • What are the constraints and prerequisites?
  • Should we favour Consensus or Speed in execution?
  • Should we take advantage of the merger to transform, or stay at integration level?

Analytics Sophistication: All

Day: 2

Track: Strategy

Laurent Geoffroy is leading Human Resources Transformation & Technology for Nokia. Based in Paris, he is in charge of defining and executing the integration of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent for HR, and to develop the future of HR Operations.

Prior to joining the HR domain, Laurent was head of Governance for Support functions and Business model. This scope included transformation of end to end business processes in Finance, Procurement and Operations.

Laurent joined Alcatel-Lucent in 1997 and held various positions in finance management team Laurent professional career began at Price Waterhouse in various audit positions in Paris and Sydney locations.

Company: Nokia

Industry: Technology

Employees: 101,000


Nokia Corporation, stylised as NOKIA, is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology company, founded in 1865. Nokia is headquartered in Espoo, Uusimaa, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area.

In 2016, Nokia employed 101,000 people across 120 countries, did business in more than 150 countries and reported annual revenues of around €23.6 billion.

Nokia is a public limited company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.


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