Ernest Ng

Ernest Ng is Sr. Principal, Product Strategy at Workday, and previously, he was Vice President of Strategy, Research, Content, and Product Incubation at HiredScore, an AI company acquired by Workday. He also served as Vice President of Global HR Strategy, People Analytics, and Technology at Salesforce. Ernest has led teams focused on HR applications of predictive analytics and machine learning, strategy, program evaluation, research, building technology solutions, and organizational transformation. This work has been centered around innovating the practice of human resources, shifting HR operating models with data and AI, and empowering employees to deliver outcomes that help fuel a company’s growth and innovation.

Ernest has over 15 years of experience in applied research, non-profit consulting, and human resources, including building workforce analytics teams at The Walt Disney Company and Salesforce and conducting research into organizational effectiveness. Ernest holds a BS in psychobiology from UCLA and a PhD in applied developmental psychology from Claremont Graduate University. At Claremont, under the guidance of Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, one of the founders of the field of positive psychology, his research focused on the interaction between culture, creativity/innovation, leadership, and intrinsic motivation.

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