Procurement & Talent Acquisition Executives gather to benchmark their extended workforce programs and uncover best practices to propel them forward.


This is a sponsored event for Enterprise only.  No general tickets available. Discover sponsorship.

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The management of the extended workforce / global talent ecosystem is a multi-dimensional phenomena. Understanding the needs of all parties is critical to the success of any evolving talent program.

Gain perspective by widening your lens and making room for new ideas. Get the space and time to create a grounded vision for your organization driven by peer best practices.

The Global Talent Ecosystem


Who should attend?

Join an exclusive group of 30-40 Extended Workforce Leaders including Procurement, Talent Acquisition Leaders and Highly Vetted Sponsors as you collaborate on best practices in a safe and luxurious indoor/outdoor venue. ENTERPRISE ROUNDTABLE @ THE RITZ offers real-time market intelligence & insights for Outsourced and Internal Extended Workforce Programs. The following Enterprise Leaders may join:

Indirect Procurement

Talent Acquisition

Program Operations

How is this event different from a virtual event?

While virtual events are easy and efficient, assembling in a safe and secure environment creates the necessary space to deepen relationships and expand thinking… creating trust and uncovering new ways of working.  (Being at The Ritz-Carlton, overlooking the Pacific Ocean doesn’t hurt, either.)

In-person and ad-hoc

The best conversations are unplanned and spontaneous. "Bump into" your next peer mentor and solution innovator.

Interactive Sessions

Lectures be gone! Dive deep during roundtables with Procurement and TA peers plus vetted, innovative provider sponsors.

Cocktails & Dinner

Experience a networking event like no other overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton.

FREE Tickets Available

We have a limited supply of free tickets. Act now and secure your seat today.

Discounted Rooms

Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton are typically $1,500 per night. Enjoy steep room block discounts (while supplies last for Enterprise ONLY)


Comfortable ratios of Buyers to Sponsors. No extra tickets sold. All sponsors vetted and coached prior to event to ensure high value add content

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5-star venue

A Luxury Coastal Retreat

When California residents seek reprieve from the city, they head to the northern coastline, drawing energy from the scenic beaches, untouched nature and fresh air. Set amid this tranquility is The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, a blufftop resort overlooking the ocean. 

Discounted room block available bundled with ticket price.

Networking Topics

War for Talent

Diversity & Inclusion

Innovation & Technology

Direct Sourcing

Compliance & Risk


WED 26 APRIL Happy hour

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Happy Hour @ Hotel by ClubVMSA

THU 27 APRIL Program

8:30 – 9:30

Registration + Networking Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00

Introductions & Program Overviews

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote: Infusing (DE&I) &B into Talent Sourcing & Talent Management

Scott McGuckin, Head of Talent Acquisition – Global Corporate Functions, ONEx, Sales & Marketing @ Cisco Systems
Namita Tirath, Chief Customer Officer @ Pyramid Consulting


DE&I and Belonging in the workplace is an essential business practice that high-performing firms prioritize as crucial to building environments that help their incredible workforce both full-time and contingent thrive! While enterprises have some DE&I policies in place, it is important to take a more comprehensive approach to ensure these practices exist in Talent sourcing and Talent Management sphere. To achieve this, vendors in the talent sourcing, management, and engagement space are developing use cases with DE&I as an underlying concept within the existing solutions.

Learning Points/Takeaways:

  • The importance of integrating DEI and B into talent sourcing
  • The importance of integrating DEI and B into talent Management
  • How to clearly define vision and develop strategic plans and a formalized framework, to measure key DEI metrics and track its impact.
  • How suppliers can Infuse DEI and B in talent sourcing and Talent management for corporations

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break by ICONMA

11:00 – 12:00

Roundtables organized by Program Maturity

Where do you fall in the program maturity spectrum?

  • Are you still building your CW Program?
  • Is your existing program needing improvements?
  • Are you looking to expand globally?
  • Are you a mature program looking to maintain quality?

Join your CW program peers for a roundtable dialogue based on the challenges and opportunities of your CW program organized by maturity. 

Come ready with a challenge you are looking to operationalize based on your CW program’s growth stage.  Each group will present to the entire room after lunch.  Expect to share challenges, roadmaps, feedback, risks and action items.

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Early Adoption Stage – Semonie Kong @ Atlassian + Shabana Siraj, Trident Consulting

  • Are you building your program business case?
  • Is your program under 18 months?
  • Facing challenges with program
Evolving Stage – Keisha Stephens @ Splunk + Rahul Sharma & Richa Gupta, BayOne Solutions
  • Evolving your program w/ direct sourcing
  • How and where is DEI in your strategy goal ?
  • How are you leveraging your program brand as part of your strategy?

Global Expansion Stage – Natalie Javid @ Snowflake + Ernesto Garcia @ Gracemark

  • Have you struggled with your global expansion?
  • Is now the right time to expand your program?
  • The key considerations
  • Thinking of a full global or hybrid

SOW Management Stage – Pam Randall @ Applied Materials

  • Considering SOW as part of your program?
  • How to effectively partner with procurement for SOW?
  • Facing challenges with your strategy management?
  • Are you a mature program looking to maintain quality?

12:00 – 1:15


1:15 – 2:00

Roundtable Results by Program Maturity

2:00 – 2:30

Enterprise Dialogue: Attracting and retaining Gen-Z talent in a rapidly changing labor market

Brought to you by Ron Lippitt, Chief Strategy Officer @ Apidel Technologies

Employers are responding to the quickly evolving needs of the workforce — highlighted by the Gen-Z category which, by 2025, will represent more than 30% of the US workforce.  Our Sponsor – Ron Lippitt from Apidel Technologies – will facilitate a dialogue exploring the unique challenges and opportunities cutting edge organizations are meeting to leverage this emerging section of young talent.

Dialogue points we will cover include:

  • Critical attraction/retention elements unique to the Gen-Z community
  • Changes to common Human resource policy necessary to support a rapidly changing labor market
  • The role of branding, CSR, ESG, and community impact on an organization’s competitive footprint

Each Enterprise participant will be encouraged to contribute what they are doing in these areas. 

2:30 – 3:00

Networking Break by Enterprise Solutions

3:00 – 3:45 Breakouts

1: Early Adoption: How to build a program that everybody loves - from the ground up

Hear what “NerdWallet” is doing to get stakeholders to “buy-in” and engage in their early stage program.
Tami LaSance, Senior Associate, Project Management @ NerdWallet
Chris Brower, Co-founder and President, Chief Revenue Officer @ HireArt

3:00 – 3:45 Breakouts

2: Beyond Cost Savings and Percentages

How does your organization think about CW as a strategy for your workforce? Contingent workforce is often seen as merely a percentage of the entire workforce or as a cost savings tool, leaving unrealized opportunities for being strategic or intentional about the short and long term organizational impact.  

How do organizations prioritize Cost Management Without Impacting Access to Talent?

Kobie Wagener, Contingent Workforce Program Manager @ Bloom Energy<br<
Jon De Feo, Sr. Solution Executive @ Allegis Global Solutions
Jennifer Vidkjer, Senior Vice President Client Relationships, Tekberry

3:45 – 4:15

Title: Fireside Chat. “Can’t we all get along?” - How Talent Acquisition and Procurement can team together to provide the highest quality services to the end users.

Dahlia Mughrabi, Senior Labor Category Manager (AMER) @ ExxonMobile

Debbie Pederson-Nunez, Talent Acquisition Enablement Manager @ Equinix

Cristina de la Cruz Razer, VP of Sales @ Ursus

Learn how Procurement and Talent Acquisition work together to provide high quality and responsive services to their end users even though they may have competing objectives. (i.e., Procurement’s goal of maximizing spend under management – vs – Talent Acquisitions goal of accessing the best talent as quickly as possible).

4:15 – 6:00

Free Time

6:00 – 9:00

Dinner on Property

Keynote speakers


Koenraad Lecot

Head of Contingent Workforce Management
@Farmers Insurance
Hiring Talent in a Tight Market
Streamlining processes without compromising quality

Hear how Farmers Insurance is responding to a changing candidate market by streamlining hiring and on-boarding processes. The best candidates will move quickly and Enterprises need to respond by quickening their processes.
Nicole Tuttle

Nicole Cefalu Tuttle

Sr. Director, Head of Global Procurement @eBay
Driving high performance by leveraging supplier base and shoring up technology

As the head of global procurement of eBay, Nicole is an indirect strategic sourcing expert and innovator. Nicole will share her strategy on: shoring up technology; expanding geographic scope; and leveraging supply base to drive high performance.
Nick Mailey

Nick Mailey

Vice President of Talent Acquisition @Equinix
Transforming Talent Acquisition

As the VP of Talent Acquisition @Equinix, Nick will share how Equinix is transforming Talent Acquisition while scaling the business: Expanding globally; transform hiring at scale; Consolidating MSP programs; Leveraging partners in a highly engaged ecosystem; all the while staying strategic.


Adam Nowaczynski

Global Contingent Workforce Program Lead

Alicia Zika

Allegis Global Solutions
Solutions Executive

Amy Dawson

Global Contingent Workforce Operations Excellence Lead

Bryon Withers

SVP Strategic Solutions Group

Cristina De La Cruz Raser

Ursus, Inc.
Vice President of Sales

Hannah Sides

Allegis Global Solutions
Business Development Executive

Karen Gonzalez

EVP, North America

Kinjal Desai

ALOIS Consulting

Lysa Marcouillier

Applied Materials
Global Compliance Program Manager, Contingent Workforce

Marc McIsaac

ALOIS Staffing
SVP, Strategic Alliances

Natalie Javid

Sr. Manager, Global Contingent Workforce

Rona Petroni

Bank of the West
Contingent Workforce Program Manager, VP

Wesley Beck

Block (fka Square)
Global Head of External Workforce



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