Eightfold has made an important addition to its organisation. Not in the form of any new AI tooling, but a new co-CEO: Chano Fernandez, the former leader of Workday.
Eightfold eyes HR
Chano Fernandez worked for Workday for a total of nine years, transitioning many HR services which were paper-heavy into the cloud. During his tenure, he helped grow Workday from a company with $450 million in revenue to a total of $6 billion. “As a leader of Eightfold AI, Fernandez will help transform HR once again, this time with artificial intelligence (AI)”, the company said in a statement.
“As a leader of Eightfold AI, Fernandez will help transform HR once again, this time with AI.”
“We are now at an inflection point with AI for the HR industry”, said Ashutosh Garg, CEO and Co-founder at Eightfold AI. “There is no better person in the world than Chano, who led HR’s transition into the cloud, to drive HR’s next transformation with AI. The rise of AI as a scalable and efficient offering has raised the ceiling for how organizations acquire and develop their teams. Eightfold has continuously pushed the boundaries of what’s possible for HR and talent, and this is the next step. We are thrilled to welcome a seasoned visionary to usher in a new wave of HR capabilities.”
‘Large-scale AI is a requirement’
Eightfold has seen glowing recommendations, as such by industry analyst Josh Bersin noted. “It was not long ago that I spoke about Eightfold as a pioneering AI company that every HR Tech buyer should know about. This appointment is a validation of that belief. Large-scale AI is about to become a requirement for every future-ready HR organisation. And Eightfold is uniquely positioned to bring this promise to the HR Technology market.”
Josh Bersin: “Large-scale AI is about to become a requirement for every future-ready HR organisation.”
“Every once in a while there is a company that redefines an industry”, Fernandez commented. “Eightfold’s team, mission, technology born and built in AI, and ecosystem are clearly that of a generational company, ready to bring HR into the future. I am convinced Eightfold is uniquely positioned to deliver a personalised experience to help lead the AI transition for HR and that is why I am so excited to join this team.”
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Photo credit: Ashutosh Garg and Chano Fernandez (Ben Joseph Photography)