Strategically Designing the Workforce of 2020 and beyond

Enterprise Unplugged is a one-of-a-kind closed-door conference devoted exclusively to Contingent Workforce (CW) Procurement and Talent Acquisition Leaders from the Global 1000.


Vanny Barrie

Global Contingent Staffing Program Manager, UPS

Keith Browning

Vice President, IT Strategic Sourcing, Global Procurement, Carnival Corporation

Charlie Flocco

Director, Global Procurement Services, Capital One Financial

Chris Friedl

Senior Director, Enterprise Supplier Management, Capital One Financial

Dan Khublall

Senior Director, Global Head External Workforce Mgmt Strategy & Program Management, Thomson Reuters

Steven LaRochelle

Associate Director, External Workforce Management, KPMG

Stephanie Leonard

Manager Workforce Strategy & Management at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, CareFirst BCBS

Jim Levine

Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Bryan McHugh

Human Resources, UPS

Bradley Pierson

Program Manager, Vendor Management Systems, Google

Mike Schiappa

Vice President, Global Procurement, MetLife

Micheal Sittler

SCM Manager, Contingent Labor & Consulting, Enbridge

Melanie Temkin

AVP, Global Procurement Commodity Lead HR Services and Contingent Labor, MetLife

Mark Zisholtz

ClubVMSA Legal Chair from Baker & Hostetler LLP


MONDAY, January 28, 2019

  • Time


  • 6:00 PM

    Elite Sponsor & Enterprise Cocktail Reception & Registration

TUESDAY January 29, 2019

  • Time


  • 7:00 AM

    Breakfast & Registration

  • 8:30 AM

    Welcome & Insights, ClubVMSA

  • 8:45 AM

    Enterprise Unplugged Workshop by Talent Titans of Industry: Roll up your sleeves and join us in this never-before, hands-on workshop. Be prepared to share your experiences and bring your SLAs, KPIs and Contracts of which that you are most proud or have questions.This workshop will gather best practices re: SLAs, KPIs, audit controls, governance, pricing, invoicing, payment requirements, and more. Let’s work together to ensure your service and technology partners are operating efficiently and effectively thereby adding the most value to your business. Added bonus: Learn how to translate these requirements into contract terms with our ClubVMSA Legal Chair.


    Top 10 ways to evaluate and measure performance of your MSP, VMS and Suppliers

    • Melanie Temkin, Global Procurement Commodity Lead HR Services and Contingent Labor, AVP, MetLife
    • Micheal Sittler, SCM Manager, Contingent Labor & Consulting, Enbridge
    • Steven LaRochelle, Associate Director, External Workforce Management, KPMG

  • 10:00 AM


  • 10:30 AM

    The Consumerization of Procurement: how we bring the buying experience direct to the buyers and still maintain a program office


    Chris Friedl and Charlie Flocco, Capital One

  • 11:15 AM

    The Localized Impact of Going Global with


    Bryan McHugh and Vanny Barrie, UPS

  • 12:00 PM


  • 1:00 PM

    Expert Negotiation Training: “Stop bargaining and start negotiating by making the pie bigger,”


    Jack Kaine

  • 2:00 PM

    Program Transformation: Changing the goals of a contingent labor program from administration & compliance to becoming an organizations strategic talent channel


    Dan Khublall, Thomson Reuters

  • 2:30 PM

    Understanding the current and impending changes to Immigration and sponsorship legislation. What can be done to mitigate these potentially catastrophic impacts to the attraction and retention of key talent resources


    Stephanie Leonard, CareFirst BCBS; Jean-Marie Medina, DTCC & Jim Levine, Baker Hostetler

  • 3:00 PM


  • 3:30 PM

    How Google is modernizing their global MSP and VMS program?


    Bradley Pierson, Google

  • 4:00 PM

    Implementing a $200MM CW Program from scratch


    Keith Browning, Carnival Corporation

  • 4:30 PM

    8 Cabana Roundtable by Interests

    • RPA/AI – Chat Bots for Onboarding and Project Status with Mel Temkin, MetLife; Jonathan Fabros & David Gershman, IRIS Software
    • SOW with Michael Perovich, Bank of America and Josh Nazarian, Eliassen
    • VMS + Tech with Bradley Pierson, Google + Lauren Saleski, BearingPoint
    • Going Global with Nimitt Shama and Namita Tirath and Vanny Barrie and Bryan McHugh, UPS
    • Self-Sourcing w/ Dan Khublall, Thomson Reuters; Collin Witherspoon, SWA and John DeWeerd, HireGenics

  • 5:30 PM

    Free Time

  • 6:00 PM

    VMSA Live Welcome Cocktail Reception


  • Evolving MSP Value
  • Internally Managed Programs
  • Spend Control Strategies
  • Rate Card Development Tactics
  • Supplier and Partner management & optimization

Talent Acquisition

  • Direct Sourcing models
  • Contractor Training
  • Background Screening / Onboarding Contractors
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Contractor Population
  • Shared Talent Pools for part-time W-2s and contractors to minimize impacts of seasonality and unemployment or risk


  • Optimizing your VMS
  • Analytic tools and Insights
  • Innovative contingent workforce management technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the future
  • Total Talent Acquisition Technologies


  • Global models & global suppliers
  • Managing global compliance
  • Workforce mix strategies, classification and benchmarking
  • SOW containment and management
  • Outgrowing your MSP or VMS – how to transition into a new model efficiently


Take-aways include these Insider Insights from your Peers:

  • Configuring Contingent Workforce programs for maximum optimization
  • New tools and specific implementation techniques
  • Self-Sourcing models and pitfalls
  • Global programs – integrating domestic and global partnerships
  • Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • Proven Vendor transition strategies (MSP, Supplier and Technology)
  • Spend Management Tactics
  • Technology and Solution Provider Confidential Feedback and Referrals
  • Global pitfalls and solutions from the Enterprises’ point of view

Enterprise Unplugged

Tuesday, Jan 29 2019 For Enterprise only


Wednesday, Jan 30 2019 For the Entire Ecosystem

the Summit

Thursday, Jan 31 2019 For MSP + Staffing

Registration offer

Enterprise attendees have two (2) ticket options for Enterprise Unplugged:

  • 1) $699 for Tuesday, January 29 only (1 Day)
  • 2) $0 for January 29-30, 2019 (2 Days). That’s right! If you attend VMSA Live on Wednesday January 30th your tickets for both events are Complimentary.

Hotel offer

Discounted hotel rooms available through Sponsors and Influencers.  Request a 50% off Promo code by contacting any sponsor below.








Your Full Experience Ticket to Enterprise Unplugged + VMSA Live Includes:

  • 10 hours of breakout sessions, panels and case studies on CWM strategies and real-world implementations
  • Communication & Innovations Keynote
  • Current Legal rulings & updates related to Contingent Workforce Management
  • Professionally-facilitated dialogues with world class consultants
  • 2 Evening Poolside Networking Cocktail Receptions
  • All Meals & Beverages
  • Florida Sunshine and ocean breezes in a sustainable, eco-friendly and luxurious environment

Visionary Sponsors


Who should attend

This event is restricted to Procurement (Category, Purchasing and Sourcing Managers & VPs), and Talent Acquisition Executives (SVP of Talent, Director of Talent Acquisition, etc.) from the Fortune 1000.

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