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Michael Moon


Dr. Michael Moon, Director of Global Talent Development Technology & Human Capital Analytics at Align Technology, is an organizational psychologist and people analytics expert who specializes in applying analytics and evidenced-based approaches to the management of people. She has more than 15 years of experience working in HR and HR Technology, as an analyst, practitioner, researcher and consultant. She is currently the Director for Global Talent Development Technology and HR Analytics at Align Technology where she has been tasked to transform Align’s approach to data analytics while continuing to enable world class digital enablement and instructional content design.

As an HR Technology and People Analytics leader, Michael believes that the future of work requires HR professionals who understand how to design programs and people strategies using evidenced-based principles as part of the overall strategy to growing and developing talent.

Michael is an active conference speaker and conducts research and writes on a range of topics including HR analytics, organizational culture, workplace motivation, organizational network analysis, employee engagement/experience and wellbeing. She is an Associate Adjunct at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies in the HCM program.

Michael earned her PhD in Human Capital Management from Bellevue University and an MS in Human Resources from Suffolk University. She was named one of the Top 100 HR Tech Influencers of 2019 by Human Resource Executive®.


  • Ph.D., Bellevue University
  • M.S., Suffolk University
  • M.M., Musical Theatre
  • B.A., Theatre