HR Festival Asia Speaker Spotlight: Daniel Kusmanto

In advance of HR Festival Asia, the region's largest gathering of the HR and tech industries, we chat with one of the event's slated expert speakers.
By: | January 21, 2019


In advance of HR Festival Asia, the region’s largest gathering of the HR and tech industries, HRM Asia will be chatting weekly with the thought-leaders, and visionaries who will be gracing the event.

To kick things off, we speak this week with Daniel Kusmanto, Global Head of HR Analytics at ASM International.

Daniel will be a speaker at the first-ever HR Festival Asia, brought to you by the combined experience of HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia).

Don’t miss out on your chance to see and hear from Daniel, along with more than 100 other speakers and presentation sessions. For more information, visit

How would you describe yourself?

Data geek with passion for people.

What is your connection to HR?

I joined HR in 2012 from IT and have been practicing HR Analytics since then.

What’s the best part of your job?

There are a lot of decisions about people done day-to-day in corporations. Some are minor and some might have major impact.

Being able to help the company in making better decisions about people by providing an additional perspective from what the data tells us, is really what energises and motivates me the most.

Making an impact to people’s lives while helping the company to prosper.

What are your passions in life, outside of your job?

Being a father of three kids, my passion revolves around my family.

Being able to spend quality time with them, playing a big role in their upbringing, and trying out new stuff together is what I am looking forward to outside my job.

What will HR Festival Asia delegates learn from your session?

I will join a group of panellists to discuss on how we can work effectively with other functional heads, such as finance, to ensure that HR data and analytics make an impact to the whole company and not just HR.

We will look specifically at how HR data and analytics can influence sales and financial metrics, which is the core of business, and how we can establish data and analytics as one of the pillars of business that drives bottom line.

Can readers find you on social media?

Yes. I am quite active in LinkedIn. Just search my name and drop me a message. Interested to connect with all of you.