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:
- The processes and controls that link to tangible cost savings
- About the technology needed to bring rate conversation to a strategic level
- 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.
- Gain insights for developing global strategies in a disruptive business world
- Learn cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that enable workforce productivity
- Discover emerging models and practices for global talent acquisition and retention
- Explore best practices in managing and developing a global, contingent workforce
- 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
- 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
- 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)