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Peer-led, small group dialogues about what is really going on with talent programs both big and small.

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April 30, 2024

9:00 - 2:00 AM PT Virtual 1-1 Networking

12-minute online meetings to get to know each other before the event

May 6, 2024

5:00 - 6:30 PM Happy Hour

Pillar Point

May 7, 2024

8:00 - 9:00 Registration + Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 Introductions & CW Program Insights

Learn the landscape of each extended workforce program in the room including MSP, VMS, Global, Maturity, Skills in Demand, Geographies, Challenges and Successes

10:00-10:45 AM Breakouts

AI and the Ease of Talent Acquisition

Miramar I

Discuss how AI is taking part of your program – is the MSP bringing tools in? Are you using internal tools? Is the Staffing Supplier bringing you solutions? How are you integrating new technologies and validating effectiveness?

  • Cindi Boudreaux Commercial Partner, North America @ HelloKindred
  • Ashley Araujo, Global Contingent Workforce Manager @ Salesforce
  • Bethany Redrico, Global Contingent Workforce Operations @ Salesforce

Lessons I learned the Hard Way

Miramar II

  • Brett Klinker, Director, Contingent Workforce @ Cruise
  • Antoine Brown, Executive Vice President of Sales @ Enterprise Solutions

10:45-11:15 AM Networking Break

11:15-12:00 PM Breakouts

Intake forms for compliance

Miramar I

How this company manages compliance by using an intake questionnaire with hiring managers to determine needs, wants, cost and level of control.

  • Lysa Marcouillier, Global Compliance Leader, Contingent Workforce @ Applied Materials
  • Bhaskar Gangipamula, Co-Founder and President @ Quadrant Technologies

Partnering w/ In-house Programs

Miramar II

How to partner with a successful/global inhouse program. From the Buyer perspective.

  • Kim Michel, Contingent Workforce Program Manager @ Light & Wonder
  • Tom Kelly, Regional Sales Director (VNDLY)

Stakeholder Buy-in and Program Utilization

Miramar III

Achieving stakeholder buy-in hinges on transparent communication, clearly explaining the program’s benefits and impacts, and involving stakeholders in planning. To maximize a program’s impact, strategic planning and effort are necessary for engaging users. Tailor programs to user needs, provide support, actively seek feedback, and highlight successes to boost engagement and participation.
  • Janine Aikin, Contingent Workforce Program Manager @ Amazon (AWS)
  • David Coon, EVP, MSP Strategic Partnerships || US Staffing @ Stellar Consulting

12:00 - 1:15 Plated Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 Enterprise Working Mastermind

Use the power of the collective experience and wisdom of all the Enterprise Buyers at this event to make a significant breakthrough in your program. Is there a challenge that hasn’t gone away? A roadblock that’s keeping you and your program from moving forward? An opportunity which you have not yet grasped and run with? This session will provide the facilitation and questions to clearly identify the problems and move away the barriers as a result of real-world experience and not advice. You won’t want to miss.

Facilitated by Jim Coughlin @ ClubVMSA

2:00 - 2:45 Breakouts

DE&I Evolution

Miramar I

Reviewing LinkedIn’s DE&I program since inception in 2022 and the evolution of DE&I in Corporate America

Amy Dawson, Global Contingent Workforce Operations Excellence Lead @ LinkedIn

People, Culture & Procurement Partnerships

Miramar II

RFPs – for “next gen” program for MSP – including direct sourcing, FMS, and staff aug.

  • Rona Petroni, External Workforce Regional Lead- Americas @ Roche
  • Mark Farbman, Chief Sales Officer @ Curately.AI

Nearshoring and EOR

Miramar III

  • Eileen Wollam, Director, Strategic Sourcing @ ServiceNow
  • Mauricio Sion, Director @ SGF Global

2:45 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:00 Breakouts

Designing an effective CW Program

Miramar I

There is a lot of information available on how to run and manage contingent workforce programs, but relatively little on how to design the structure of programs. This breakout session will be advantageous for buyers ranging from program managers to VP level and above. The breakout session will explore frameworks for helping to make decisions on:

  • How to analyze the components that make up a program
  • What to consider when managing the efforts of an MSP and/or staffing vendors
  • Whether to have a hybrid model and how
  • Whether to use a service provider to run a contingent workforce program

Kobie Wagener, Extended Workforce @ OpenAI

Chris Brower, Co-founder and President, Chief Revenue Officer @ HireArt

DE&I Process Improvements & Automation

Miramar II

How to launch a supplier optimization including adding suppliers and unique vendors

Karen Ben-Alta, Director, External Workforce & Ops, Procurement & Vendor Mgmt @ Transamerica

What to look for in an MSP/VMS

Miramar III

How to establish criteria, needs and configurations for unique programs.

Michelle Johnson, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition & Contingent Workforce @Stanford Health Care

5:00 - 7:00 Cocktails and Dinner

Golf Country Club


Real-time market insights

trending topics

attract & retain talent

  • DE&I
  • Direct Sourcing
  • Build Communities
  • Talent Pools
  • Gen Z

manage spend

  • Pricing
  • RFx
  • Beyond Cost Savings & %s
  • Balance act w/ TA

evolve to maturity

  • Early Adoption
  • 1st Generation
  • Evolving
  • Global expansion
  • SOW Management

optimize suppliers

  • Compliance, Risk Mgmt
  • Transparency
  • Performance
  • Metrics/SLAs
  • International Expansion
  • MSP Partnerships

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