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The global talent ecosystem executives gather to benchmark their offerings and talent programs to uncover best practices that propel them forward.

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

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Join us on Thursday 11/9 before the event for Virtual 1:1 Sessions

Noon - 5pm



12:30 - 1:00 Registration


1:00 - 1:30 Introductions by MSPs


1:30 - 2:15 Breakouts

Montara: Maximizing Working Capital for Sustainable Growth

David Garson, Vice President of Business Development @ Advance Partners

Sponsored by Advance Partners


El Granada: Shining on Spotlight Calls

Michele Gibbons, Director @ AgileOne

Shay Meyer, Program Manager @ AgileOne

Learn how to become a trusted supplier partner and impress the Hiring manager on spotlight calls. So often the MSP schedules a spotlight call with the hiring manager. The hiring manager describes what they want – and then….”Crickets!” Learn how to ask questions that get the hiring manager thinking of the role in a different (i.e., “Fillable”) manner.

2:15 - 2:45 Break

Montara + Foyer

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2:45 - 3:30 Breakouts

Montara: Standing out as a Supplier – Be unique by discussing benefits not features

Cassity Curtis, Program Executive, MSP @ Allegis Global Solutions

Most suppliers talk about who they are and what they do – but – MSP program managers, and specifically CLIENTS, want to hear about what BENEFITS they will receive that they are not receiving now. Hear examples of specific benefits that have impressed program managers and benefited clients, so that you can learn how to better present your service company’s offerings.

El Granada: The “Need to knows” and “Watch outs” when servicing an AgileOne account

Jon Beck Founder & CEO @ Ursus, Inc.

Leah Troxell, Director of Operations @ AgileOne

Learn what makes accounts successful. How to best submit candidates. How to manage your scorecard and rankings. Where are you trending strong and how can you do better?

3:30 - 5:00 Free Time

5:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Reception

Miramontes + Observatory

7:00 End of Day 1

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

Miramontes + Terrace

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome!


Keynote: Supercharge your CWP with an "Extended Program Office" (EPO)

9:15 – 9:45 Montara

Melissa Lounds, Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships @ Synectics Inc.

Lou Holcomb, Head of Contingent Workforce @ UKG

Michele Gibbons, Director @ AgileOne

Want to take your hiring managers to the next level? Look no further than your suppliers. Learn how contingent workforce programs are extending their program office to include top-performing staffing suppliers as trainers and coaches. Eager to improve the performance of your team, trusted and proven staffing suppliers are a great training partner. Say goodbye to mediocre hiring and onboarding and hello to enhanced performance with this value-adding opportunity at no extra cost to you.

Sponsored by Synectics

9:45 - 10:30 Breakouts

Observatory: How to control SOW spend

Eileen Wollam, Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing @ ServiceNow

Sheetal Jadeja, Associate Vice President @ Collabera

Join us for an enlightening event where you’ll discover effective strategies for managing SOW spend. Gain insights on obtaining accurate data for SOW spend versus staff augmentation, and explore the essential controls and ‘guardrails’ needed for success.

Sponsored by Collabera Inc.

Miramontes: Turning Your Contingent Workforce Program into a Profit Center with the Effective Use of Technology

Tom Kelly, Regional Sales Director (VNDLY) @ Workday

Kevin Raak, Sr. Manager, Global Contingent Workforce @ Nutanix 

As companies scale and grow their program, standardization and optimization of processes becomes critical to creating real value-add. In this breakout, Nutanix will share how they’re turned their program into a profit center for the business. You’ll learn:

  1. The processes and controls that link to tangible cost savings
  2. About the technology needed to bring rate conversation to a strategic level
  3. How to effectively overcome the change management challenges that come with bringing in new technology

Sponsored by Workday

10:30 - 11:00 Break


Sponsored by Private Eyes

11:00 - 12:00 Breakouts

Observatory: Elevating your API’s, Technology Partners and MSP to Create the Contingent Workforce of 2024 and Beyond

Shabana Siraj, CEO and Founder @ Trident Consulting Inc

Jessica Donsky, Senior Manager, Contingent Workforce @ Coinbase

Learn how CoinBase is changing the game with vendors, suppliers and workers within various countries and situations.

Sponsored by Trident Consulting

Miramontes: What it takes to get involved in LATAM

Karen Maarouf, Senior Director, Global Supplier Relations @ Magnit

Ernesto Garcia, Founder and Managing Director @ GraceMark Solutions

Learn the laws, ins and outs of business in various Latin American countries such as El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Brazil with Karen Maarouf of Magnit and Ernesto Garcia of Gracemark

Sponsored by Gracemark

Montara: The Rise of AI: Navigating the Future of Contingent Workforce

Cristina De La Cruz Raser Vice President of Sales @ Ursus, Inc.

Sunitha Angani, Global Contingent Workforce Operations Leader, Global Procurement Services @ Cisco

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch

Observatory, Miramontes+ Terrace

Lunch & Learn: California Labor Law – from a CW Manager perspective – and also from a Lawyer licensed to practice in California

Tami LaSance , Senior Associate, Project Management formerly @ NerdWallet

Tami LaSance began her career as a lawyer after graduating from Loyola University. She’s a member of the California State Bar and formerly anaged the Contingent Workforce Program at NerdWallet – an online financial advisory service for consumers. Hear from Tami’s real-world experience what you should be concerned about with respect to today’s Labor laws – especially with respect to co-employment, contracts and pay-transparency. Plus – she makes a mean balloon animal in return for your questions

1:15 - 2:00 Keynote Panel: Innovative Global Solutions in a Disruptive World


Tami LaSance ,Senior Associate, Project Management @ NerdWallet

Steven Kekich, Vice President Infrastructure @ Goldman Sachs (formerly)

Alan Kumar, Elastic Talent Program Manager @ Dolby Laboratories

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, it’s crucial for companies to acquire top talent for their workforce while also adapting to the disruption and uncertainty that comes with a constantly changing global market. Innovative Global Contingent Workforce Solutions in a Disruptive World is a conference session that will showcase companies who have tackled this challenge through cutting edge strategies, emerging technologies, and creative solutions.

Our expert speakers will share their experiences and insights gained from their programs that have successfully navigated the ever-evolving workforce practices. They will discuss the implementation of new technologies and methodologies that have led to improved efficiency and productivity. Furthermore, they will showcase the impact of these strategies on their bottom line, bringing new opportunities, and strengthening their competitive edge.

From project management solutions, contract negotiations, and talent acquisition to outsourcing, organizational redesign, and new working models, you’ll get a comprehensive overview of how the global contingent workforce landscape is evolving and what it means for your business.


  1. Gain insights for developing global strategies in a disruptive business world
  2. Learn cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that enable workforce productivity
  3. Discover emerging models and practices for global talent acquisition and retention
  4. Explore best practices in managing and developing a global, contingent workforce
  5. Get practical advice and new ideas for adapting to changing workforce demands.

By attending this conference session, you will leave with practical insights and solutions that will increase your ability to navigate a disruptive world with an innovative global workforce approach. Join us for what promises to be a timely, informative, and valuable session.

2:00 - 3:30 Introduction to WoW Committees, Talent Source


Sponsored by:

  • Richa Gupta, BayOne
  • Anamika (Anna) Jain, Buzzclan
  • Enterprise Solutions

2:00 – 2:05: Why WoW? Why Now?

  • Jeannine Parise, Founder

2:05 – 2:10: WoW Teens Update

  • Pamela Randall, Applied Materials
  • Natalie Javid, Snowflake
  • Semonie Kong, Atlassian
  • Julia Braun, Highspot

2:10 – 2:15: WoW STEM Update

  • Irenee French, 4DMT
  • Daniela Gonzalez, 4DMT
  • Seema Mishra, HR Manager @ Enterprise Solutions Inc.

2:15 – 2:20: WoW RTW Update

  • Rona Petroni, Roche
  • Richa Gupta, BayOne Solutions
  • Angela Westhead, Zendesk
  • Dawn Keeley, REI
  • Amy Dawson, LinkedIn
  • Anamika Jain, BuzzClan
  • Keisha Stephens, Splunk

2:20 – 2:40: Breakout Sessions by Committee (3 rooms)

Observatory: Return to Work

Miramontes: Teens

Montara: STEM

  • Review the wins of the Oct 19 virtual events
  • Brainstorm how to get more women engaged to mentor or be mentored
  • Brainstorm on how to involve men in WoW
  • Upcoming Dec 7 virtual 1-1 mentoring event

2:45 – 3:00: Q1 2024 Committee Planning meeting (All Welcome)

3:00 End of Day 2


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

program nuances

  • 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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