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.


Jyothi Hartley

Indirect Procurement Busines Partner Global HR and Marketing at Smith & Nephew

Mike Schiappa

VP, Global Procurement, MetLife

Melanie Temkin

AVP, Global Procurement, MetLife

Mark Zisholtz

ClubVMSA Legal Chair from BakerHostetler

Rubyna Zito

Senior Director of Technology services and operations, FINRA


MONDAY, January 28, 2019

  • Time


  • 6:00 PM

    Sponsored Enterprise Cocktail Reception Poolside

TUESDAY January 29, 2019

  • Time


  • 7:30 AM

    Sponsored Breakfast and Registration

  • 8:30 AM

    Welcome + Benchmarking Insights, VMSA

  • 8:40 AM

    Legal Update by ClubVMSA Legal Chair, Mark Zisholtz

  • 8:50 AM

    Visionary Talent Leader Keynote Speakers

  • 9:30 AM

    Concurrent Facilitated Dialogues on topics below

  • 12:00 PM

    Sponsored Lunch

  • 1:00 PM

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

  • 2:00 PM

    Concurrent Case Studies on topics below

  • 3:45 PM

    “Size of Program Matters”at the Pool Cabanas. Dialogues are organized in groups according their contingent workforce program size (<$50MM, $51-250MM, $250MM-$999MM, $1B+).

  • 5:00 PM

    Leisure time

  • 6:00 PM

    VMSA Live Cocktail Reception, Awards, Entertainment and Charity Auction on the Rooftop overlooking the Atlantic.


  • 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

Enterprise Unplugged 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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