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

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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 50-60 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. VISION West 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

What to expect?

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to dialogue about specific and actionable best practices re: your extended workforce program.  Walk away with *NEW* insights, action plans and colleagues to help you boost your talent program and career.

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.


Experience a networking event like no other overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the warmth of the Florida sunset.

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Networking Topics

War for Talent

Diversity & Inclusion


Direct Sourcing

Compliance & Risk



March 2023

Virtual 1-1 Networking

ASAP:  Create Networking Profile

March 15-21: Book and Accept 12-minute 1-1 virtual meetings

March 23, 12-5pm ET:  Conduct 12-min virtual meetings on our proprietary platform


WED 29 MARCH 2023 5:00 PM

Happy Hour Welcome Reception

Brought to you by Allegis Global Solutions


8:00 – 9:00

Networking Breakfast

Brought to you by 3iPeople

9:00 – 9:45

Keynote: Write and Respond to an RFx like a Rock Star

Geoffrey Dubiski, Global TA Lead, CW Strategy and Planning @ Intuitive

  • Optimize your market intelligence by knowing what to issue (RFI, RFQ, RFP)
  • Streamline your outbound request and inbound responses
  • Create a scorecard to engage all of your stakeholders and measure what matters.
  • Utilize a debrief method that even those not chosen will love you for

9:45 – 10:15

Introduction Ice Breaker


Is there a method to pricing madness?

Prem Shanker, VP, Corporate Procurement @ Raymond James Financial

Inflation, prices, offshoring and getting the best deal possible. How to determine the best value for services in a global market. E.g. Do reverse auctions work?

10:35 – 11:10

Networking Break by GTT

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtable

1: Vendor Neutrality within a Self-Managed Program

Ricky Allen Jr., Contingent Workforce Manager @ Chewy

Jimmy Iannuzzi, Vice President and General Manager @ nTech Workforce

The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss Vendor Neutrality through a facilitated discussion. We hope to hear a variety of perspectives and for each attendee to walk away with at least one new thought to consider in your operational approach.


  • Understanding of how your peers are approaching vendor neutrality in 2023.
  • Better define the pros and cons of vendor neutrality.
  • Identify underlying reasons programs are maintaining or abandoning vendor neutrality.
  • If moving forward with vendor neutrality, identify ways VMS fluency can help overcome some of the negative unintended consequences.

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtable

2: Standing up a Gen 1 MSP by optimizing processes

Semonie Kong, Contingent Workforce Program Manager @ Atlassian

Paul Gartland, Director, Workforce Solutions @Allegis Global Solutions

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtable

3: Write and respond to an RFx like a Rock Star

Geoffrey Dubiski, Global TA Lead, CW Strategy and Planning @ Intuitive

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtable

4: The Pros and Cons of the Kaleidoscope of solutions for CW Programs

Janine Seker, Global Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Programs and Process @ Zebra Technologies

What are the upsides and downsides of “In-house programs”, MSP-managed programs. Self-sourcing, Direct Sourcing and other program models.

12:00 – 1:15

Lunch by Collabera

1:15 – 2:05

The Future of the Extended Workforce: An Enterprise Meetup Dialogue

Leading Senior Enterprise Buyers will join forces in a captivating discussion to explore how recent changes in technology, social issues and data analytics are revolutionizing the way we work. Get ready for predictions on what our future holds as well as valuable insights into the decision-making process of those responsible for bringing together extended teams with contingent labor!

2:05 – 2:30

Networking Break by Monument Consulting

2:30 – 3:15 Roundtable

1: Managing a Gen 1 phased rollout and implementation with a new MSP: how to make your life easy and smooth.

Angela Westhead, Contingent Workforce Manager @ Zendesk

2:30 – 3:15 Roundtable

2: Practical Uses for Direct Sourcing

Valerie Quinata @ HireGenics

You’ve heard that Direct Sourcing is a disruptor, a valuable new tool for the war on talent.  But the descriptions are hazy, the path to ROI seems complicated and it feels like a brand vanity project – how can you build a direct sourcing solution that delivers on:

  • Brand elevation without big marketing spend
  • Talent acquisition that meets ROI and cost evaluation targets
  • Solutions that provide concrete, repeatable results

To accomplish these goals, direct sourcing must be practical.  Join us to learn about practical uses for Direct Sourcing that lead to a solid business case and results that speak for themselves.

2:30 – 3:15 Roundtable

3: Data & Analytics within a large MSP-program


Dan Hughes, General Manager – IT Operational Excellence @ Delta Airlines

Rick Rodgers, Vice President, Business Engagement Strategy @ AgileOne

What decisions do you make as a result of Data and Analytics?  Hear how a major airline works with their MSP to make data based decisions.

2:30 – 3:15 Roundtable

4: What and how is the best way to assess, manage and control SOW spend and implementation?

Ben Sian, TA Operations and Process Manager @ Zebra Technologies

3:15 – 3:45

The 3 Biggest Lessons of running the one of the Largest Self-Managed programs in the world

Lisa Zak, Director, Indirect Supply Management – Contingent Labor & HR @ Medtronic

1).  How to leverage your value proposition throughout the organization so you don’t have a target on your back.
2).  When and how to leverage automation from your VMS tool and suppliers to utilize your internal staff for more ‘high-touch’ relationship building and problem solving. 
3). How to create a systematic and comprehensive project plan for launching into any country.  This plan includes getting stakeholder buy-in and engagement, Global compliance and processes and supplier support.

3:45 – 5:00

Free Time

5:00 – 7:00

Cocktail Reception w/ CW Ops


8:00 – 9:00

Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45


The 3 Most Critical U-Turns to Company Culture Initiatives That Need to Start Yesterday.

Anese Cavanaugh, Strategic Advisor, Author, CEO @ Active Choices

Organizations spend billions of dollars a year in engagement initiatives, training, and development, and lose billions more in disengagement. They spout trust, innovation, culture, and retention as priority mandates in their OKRs, yet, turnover and burnout are at an all-time high, and consumer trust is low. And now that we’re through the “quiet quitting” trend – “shadow-jobbing” is here. Amongst all this, as organizations work to address the problems of burnout and engagement with quick fixes, platitudes, apps, and 90-minute seminars, the real issues at hand go left unaddressed.  

In this session, Anese will share just-in-time insights, including:

  1. The surprising data that undermines the status quo beliefs on the best way to build trust and innovation.

  2. 3 warning signs that indicate the top talent you need to drive growth and innovation may have one foot out the door right now. 

  3. A simple 7-Point survey to quickly assess your organization’s cultural health and innovation maturity. 

  4. A proven 3-part methodology that enables your leadership and workforce to show up better instantaneously to quickly create a sustained boost of trust, collaboration, alignment and impact.

  5. Real-world examples of organizations who are putting these strategies into action, including: Immediate impact, the biggest lessons learned, regrets, and pay-it-forward advice.

This must-attend session is custom-crafted for chief people officers, chief learning officers, chief innovation officers, and other top leaders who have a vested interest in being ahead of their competitors when it comes to being the market leader in innovation, people, and impact.


The Art and Science of Connecting Effectively

Jim Coughlin, Creative Director @ ClubVMSA + Chief Learning Officer @ Top Recruiter

Unlock the power of great communication and make a lasting impression on those around you. Connect quickly, be heard clearly, command attention in conversations – all with ease! Tune into your own style as well as that of your conversation partners to engage thoughtfully.

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

Brought to you by Top Recruiter

10:45 – 11:15

MSP Executive Panel: The State of MSP Today and Tomorrow

This Panel is sponsored by Ernesto Garcia, Founding Partner & Managing Director @ Gracemark

Brian Quinn, Executive Director, Operations @ Allegis Global Solutions

Amber Crawford, Executive Vice President @ KoncertIT

Karen Maarouf, Senior Director, Global Supplier Relations @ Magnit

Art Knapp, CEO @ Volt and HireGenics

Moderated by Jim Coughlin, Creative Director @ ClubVMSA

Hear the trends, insights and future plans of the MSP marketplace from the leaders in the field.  What are clients demanding?  What new services are MSP’s offering?  What value will be provided in the future.  Hear from the top leaders in the Industry.
Jim Coughlin will moderate the panel and ask questions like:
  • What are your clients asking for today that they didn’t a year ago?
  • What are your clients looking for beyond Gen 1 and Gen 2 programs?
  • What are you offering your clients that is separating you from the competition?
  • How do you envision MSPs being more strategic than just tactical in 2023?

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtables

1: Building and Driving a Business Case for Disability & Veteran Hiring

Tom Gustafson, VP HR Supply Chain, formerly of Bed Bath and Beyond
Micheal Sittler, Director, Supply Service Center @ Enbridge
Rahul Sharma, Principal @ BayOne Solutions

How one large retailer tracked absenteeism, productivity and attrition to build a solid business case for Disability hiring Initiative. Learn how to educate and sensitize managers to the challenge and increase your talent pools.

Hear from the Chair for Veteran Recourses at Enbridge at how they created a larger pool of talent.

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtables

2: The Ins and Outs of Supplier Optimization

Kimberly Dinsmore, Senior Manager, External Workforce/Contracting Services @ MIT Lincoln Laboratory

How to create a strong resource pool for your CW Program.

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtables

3: Building Contractor Community

Stephanie Leonard, Director Contingent Workforce Solutions @ Upwork

Hear how Upwork created the UBC – Upwork Business Community – that includes payrolled conractors

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtables

4: I'm so much more than the Supplier you signed on

Shana Farnsworth, Extended Workforce Services (EWS) Team Lead @ MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Ron Lippitt, Chief Strategy Officer @ Apidel Technologies

How Suppliers can spotlight their full range of expertise and buyers can get the most of their suppliers

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtables

5: Co-employment Risk Management

Melissa Stegman, VP, Sr. Manager, Contingent Workforce Programs @ Fifth Third Bank

Cindy Reilley, Director of Business Development @ KoncertIT

Angie Schroeder, Program Manager @ KoncertIT

Join this engaging dialogue on how Fifth Third is working to mitigate co-employment risk with their internal stakeholders.

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtables

6: Improving performance through MSP/Supplier Partnership

Richard Keith, Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations | Contingent Labor @ Keurig Dr Pepper

  • Objective:  Discussion related to how to ensure Suppliers have the tools and information needed to consistently perform
      • Relationship building
      • Transparency
      • Level Setting expectations and having plans to support improvements
      • Trust
  • Reasoning:   Over the years I came to the realization that MSP/Clients seldom work close enough with suppliers to allow them to perform.  In turn, issues within process, Locations, Hiring Managers rarely get addressed perpetuating the cycle as opposed to leveraging the Suppliers knowledge to improve process.  The flip side as well is oversharing information with the Supplier to build an attack plan using forecasting, special projects, etc.
  • Result:  By having a well developed distribution lists and true partners, Roles are getting filled quicker with better quality talent that not only complete assignments positively, but also end up converted to full time. 

12:00 – 1:30


Brought to you by Top Recruiter

1:30 – 2:00

Panel: International expansion leaning on diverse portfolio of suppliers

Brian Clark, President, AgileOne

Mauricio Sion, Director @ SGF Global

Maria Nugent Farkas, Director & Sr. Account Manager Star Program @ KellyOCG

This panel will explore the following important questions:

  • Why is having a diverse portfolio of suppliers important?
  • How do these MSPs leverage their supplier networks around the globe?
  • How are current trends regarding remote work opening opportunities to grow diverse, global partnerships?
  • How should suppliers align with programs to ensure their full capabilities are represented?
  • What are core areas of performance used when selecting suppliers and In-Country partners to meet staffing needs?
  • How do you stay on top of emerging suppliers?
  • As a strategic partner to Kelly, SGF helps to staff in hard to source areas. What has your approach been to grow your global footprint?  What would you do different today, knowing what you know now?

Keynote speakerS


Anese Cavanaugh

Keynote Speaker
Showing Up for Leadership: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want

In this session you will:
Learn how to direct your Intentions, Energy, and Presence (IEP) to create optimal impact AND well-being in the work you do. Learn how to show up more powerfully (and in partnership) in sales, business relationships, with people in your life, and with yourself in order to create more impact. Explore frameworks and principles to support you in navigating the unknown and the ambiguity of business without burning yourself out. Create a new connection and framework for yourself in how you authentically inspire connection and partnership with your people -- be it vendors, partners, employees, family, or your neighbor down the street. Learn how to amplify the impact of any discussion, project, or meeting with a specific 5-step process you can apply immediately to your next conversation. Create some space in your life and leadership for YOU.

Geoffrey Dubiski

Global TA Lead, Contingent Workforce Strategy & Planning @ Intuitive
Write and Respond to an RFx like a Rock Star!

Takeaways: Optimize your market intelligence by knowing what to issue (RFI, RFQ, RFP) Streamline your outbound request and inbound responses Create a scorecard to engage all of your stakeholders and measure what matters. Utilize a debrief method that even those not chosen will love you for


Angela Westhead

Contingent Workforce Manager

Angie Shroeder

Program Manager

Amber Crawford

Executive Vice President

Art Knapp

Volt & HireGenics

Ben Sian

Zebra Technologies
TA Operations & Process Manager

Brian Clark


Brian Quinn

Allegis Global Solutions
Executive Director

Cindy Reilley

Director of Business Development

Dan Hughes

Delta Airlines
General Manager - IT Operational Excellence

Ernesto Garcia

Founding Partner & Managing Director

Janine Seker

Zebra Technologies
Global Sr. Mgr, TA Programs & Process

Jim Coughlin

Creative Director

Jimmy Iannuzzi

nTech Workforce
Vice President & General Manager

Karen Maarouf

Senior Director, Global Supplier Relations

Kimberly Dinsmore

MIT Lincoln Labratory
Senior Manager, External Workforce/Contracting Services

Mauricio Sion

SGF Global

Melissa Stegman

Fifth Third Bank
VP, Sr. Mgr. Contingent Workforce Programs

Micheal Sittler

Director, Supply Service Center

Paul Gartland

Allegis Global Solutions
Sr. Solutions Executive

Prem Shanker

Raymond James Financial
VP, Corporate Procurement

Rahul Sharma


Ron Lippitt

Apidel Technologies
Chief Strategy Officer

Richard Keith

Keurig Dr Pepper
Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations | Contingent Labor

Rick Rodgers

VP, Business Engagement Strategy

Semonie Kong

Contingent Workforce Program Manager

Shana Farnsworth

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Extended Workforce Services (EWS) Team Lead

Stephanie Leonard

Director Contingent Workforce Solutions

Tom Gustafson

Formerly Bed Bath & Beyond
VP HR Supply Chain



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