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.

roundtable dialogues (3/round)

Earning a Seat at the “Strategic Table”

Building a large-scale program that employs “Total Talent Management” requires a CW leader to have a seat at the “Strategic Table”. Otherwise your program will be reactive instead of proactive. Learn what Enterprise leaders do now and have done to build credibility and program awareness at the strategic level including influencing the C-suite..
Natalie Javid, Senior Leader, Global CW, Snowflake

Managing Change in Mature Programs

Responding to change quickly can be a challenge for large enterprise programs with multiple stakeholders. Learn how to use empathy and acknowledge diversity to get stakeholder buy-in and affect change rapidly throughout your program.
Adam Nowaczynski, Global Contingent Workforce
Program Lead, Yahoo
Rona Petroni, Contingent Workforce PM, VP, Bank of the West
Bryon Withers, VP, Sales, HireGenics

The Evolution of VMS "Securing your buyers and backers"

VMS systems have evolved from primarily being a tool to capture and manage spend - to currently being developed into robust analytic, management and talent curation tools that can be leveraged to great strategic advantage. This roundtable dialogue will be a frank and open discussion amongst current Procurement & Talent Acquisition leaders as to what are the key drivers and outcomes the industry should be looking for from their VMS tools and partnerships. Implementing technological changes requires leaders to "secure their buyers and backers" of the program. Included in this topic is how key stakeholders are influenced to support and drive Extended Workforce Initiatives. Jon Beck, CEO & Founder, Ursus

Compliance Post-Covid: Maintaining control in an out of control world

Two years of Covid-19 changed how companies managed business operations. Compliance has never been more important domestically and internationally. This roundtable will focus on areas of compliance affecting all areas of the Extended Workforce - from WFH to IR35.

Lysa Marcouillier,
Global Compliance Program Manager,
Contingent Workforce, Applied Materials

Piloting DE&I in your CW program - both domestically and internationally

Hear how one Enterprise piloted a "Proof of concept" program integrating DE&I in the CW Program and gained approval to implement globally. Learn how to navigate through various stakeholder concerns and move your DE&I project forward.
Amy Dawson, Global Contingent Workforce
Operations Excellence Lead, LinkedIn

Networking Topics

War for Talent

Diversity & Inclusion

Innovation & Technology

Direct Sourcing

Compliance & Risk



  • 10:30 Doors Open & Networking
  • 11:15 Keynote Panel
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Keynote: "Hiring Talent in a Tight Labor Market" with Koenraad
    Lecot, Farmers Insurance
  • 2:00 Roundtables (45 mins)
  • 2:45 Networking Break
  • 3:15 Roundtables (45 mins)
  • 4:00 Speaker
  • 4:30 Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00 Dinner by Sponsors (optional)

*Timing and content subject to change.

Keynote speaker


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.


Adam Nowaczynski

Global Contingent Workforce Program Lead

Amy Dawson

Global Contingent Workforce Operations Excellence Lead

Lysa Marcouillier

Applied Materials
Global Compliance Program Manager, Contingent Workforce

Natalie Javid

Sr. Manager, Global Contingent Workforce

past attendees

Allen Chilson

Talent Acquisition Vendor Management Leader

Darrell Choy

Guidewire Software
Director of Business Development

Amy Dawson

Global Contingent Workforce Operations Excellence Lead

Irenee French

Associated Director, Talent Acquisition

Tanuja Gairola

Clearwater Analytics
Head of Talent Acquisition

Brett Gerber

Boeing (virtual)
Sr. TA Leader, Head of TA for Boeing Defense & Space and Head of Global Contract Labor Solutions

Jennifer Hall

Impossible Foods
VP, Talent Acquisition

Natalie Javid

Sr. Manager, Global Contingent Workforce

Michelle Johnson

Stanford Health Care
Senior Contingent Workforce Program Manager

Steven Kekich

Goldman Sachs
Vice President Strategic Sourcing

Anna Kolontyrsky

Corporate Counsel

Alan Kumar

Flex Talent Program Manager

Tom Manriquez

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Talent Programs Leader

Lysa Marcouillier

Applied Materials
Global Compliance Program Manager, Contingent Workforce

Larry McAlister

VP of Global Talent

Joelle Nelson-Achirica

Global Contingent Workforce Program Manager

Adam Nowaczynski

Johnson Controls
Sr. Global Indirect Category Manager Contingent Labor

Omeed Rezaian

Organizational Development and Executive Coach

LeeRoy Richardson

Contingent Workforce Partner

Chirag Sheth

Global Director Of Procurement

Kokeb Zeleke

Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Jason Zinder

Manager, Operations, Vendor Management Systems



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