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Benchmark your extended workforce programs with real-time market intel from your CW peers

Peer-led, small group dialogues about what is really going on with talent programs both big and small.

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Join us on Thursday 11/9 before the event for Virtual 1:1 Sessions

Noon - 5pm



8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

Miramontes + Terrace

9:00 - 9:45 Introductions by the Enterprise


9:45 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker:
Program Maturity Best Practices - Continued Evolution


Jim Gillespie, Contingent Workforce Consultant @ Services Procurement Monument Consulting

Farrah Assadi, Director of Business Development @ Monument Consulting

Will Wong, Head of Talent Acquisition – Global Business Solutions @ Clover by Fiserv

Join industry experts Jim Gillespie and Farrah Assadi from Monument Consulting, along with Will Wong from Clover, for an insightful keynote. Formerly with Fiserv, Jim Gillespie brings over 30 years of procurement leadership to discuss program maturity best practices and advancing third-party labor programs. Learn how to enhance your contingent workforce program with strategies for increased visibility, streamlined administration, compliance, talent pool expansion, and cost savings. Gain insights into SOW management, AI integration, direct sourcing, gig economy platforms, and global expansion through real case studies, including Monument’s work with Fiserv. Monument Consulting, a global leader in contingent workforce management, offers top-tier MSP solutions and consulting services. Refine your approach to building an exceptional contingent workforce program with practical insights from this session.

Sponsored by Monument Consulting

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break

Foyer + Terrace

Sponsored by ICONMA

11:00 - 12:00 Breakouts

Observatory: The Forgotten Middle: Why VMS/MSP Combos Underserve Mid-Market Programs

Chris Brower, Co-founder and President, Chief Revenue Officer @ HireArt

Kobie Wagener Contingent Workforce Program Manager @ Bloom Energy

Thousands of mid-market companies have a sizable contract workforce that necessitates bringing on vendors to manage. But if they are spending less than $25 million, the traditional VMS/MSP model does not serve their needs well. It is either too expensive or too small of a program for the major vendors to consider. So what should these companies do? In this session, we will discuss how and why this problem occurs and the alternative solutions that are emerging to address it.

Sponsored by HireArt

Miramontes: Thinking of upgrading your VMS?

Maria Jimenez, Director of Global Contingent Workforce Program @Sony Interactive Entertainment

Matt Moloney, Vice President, Enterprise Sales and Alliances @ Flextrack Inc.

Unlock the secrets to successful Request for Proposals (RFPs) and technology solution implementations in this focused session. Discover strategies to craft effective RFPs, ask critical pre-commitment questions, spot early red flags, and demand comprehensive platform demonstrations. Ideal for tech procurers and project managers.

Key Points:

  • Crafting effective RFPs and timelines
  • Crucial pre-commitment inquiries
  • Early red flag identification
  • Demanding comprehensive platform demos

Sponsored by Flextrack

Montara: Direct Sourcing- Everything you need to know before launching

Karen Gonzalez, Executive Vice President @ LiveHire
Pradeep Chauhan, Global Category Lead – Contingent Staffing & Direct Sourcing @ NIKE

In this breakout session, you will learn:

  1. The challenges you face in getting Direct Sourcing launched at your company and tips to help overcome them
  2. How Direct Sourcing complements other contingent staffing channels and tips to not freak out your staffing suppliers
  3. How to operationalize your Direct Sourcing program and tips to get the most out of it

Sponsored by LiveHire

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

Miramontes + Terrace

Sponsored by Collabera

1:30 - 2:15 Keynote Panel: Cyber Security Controls and Considerations when managing 3rd Party (Supplier) Relationships.


Allen Chilson, Talent Acquisition Leader @ Danaher Corporation

David Braxton, Senior Vice President, Global Procurement @ Bank of America

Julia Braun, Director of Enterprise Procurement @ Highspot

Mike Tyson Director, Global Contingent Workforce Program @ Kroll

Moderated by Rory Spanier, Chief Operating Officer of 360 Talent Solutions

  • Understand key cyber security risks that organization should be aware of when engaging with 3rd party supplier in contingent workforce industry.
  • See examples of how do assess the cyber security exposure of potential 3rd party suppliers before entering into a relationship.
  • Discover how organizations balance the need to share information with 3rd party suppliers while also protecting sensitive data and intellectual property.
  • Explore examples of real-world cyber security incidents that have stemmed from vulnerabilities within 3rd party supplier relationships.

Sponsored by 360 Talent Solutions

2:15 - 3:00 Breakouts

Observatory: Procurement is from Mars, Talent Acquisition is from Venus. Creating strategies that align opposing priorities

Angela Westhead, Procurement Manager, Contingent Workforce & BPO@ Zendesk

Jimmy Ianuzzi, Vice President & General Manager @ nTech

Dani Crouch, Global Contingent Workforce Director @ Baker Hughes

Talent Acquisition and Procurement are often at odds when managing contingent labor programs. In reality, a best in class program requires true partnership between these organizations. Our breakout tackles best practices on bridging that gap. Key takeaways include:

  • Techniques for establishing strong relationships by identifying common goals
  • Getting excited about competing priorities – there is an upside!
  • Guidebook on creating a steering committee for the program
  • Free wine & beer! (just kidding, you will have to wait until happy hour)

Sponsored by nTech

Miramontes: Forward Faster: How to Succeed in Implementing Innovative Solutions

Cris Robinson, Director of Contingent Workforce  @ LinkedIn

Erika Novak, Head of Customer Success, Americas @ Worksome

Innovative technologies and solution opportunities have exploded in the last year. People crave more modern solutions, technologies and services to solve their critical business problems and repetitive, manual work. However, as a company matures and grows, centralized operations and programs have had a harder time implementing and taking advantage of these new innovations. Why is this? In this session, we’ll chat about what holds programs back and the framework and mindset needed to accelerate your company.

Sponsored by Worksome

3:00 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:00 Breakouts

Observatory: “Making Tech Purple” – Solving the Gender Gap in Technology

Rahul Sharma, Principal @ BayOne Solutions

Richa Gupta, AVP – Sales @ BayOne Solutions

Keisha Stephens, Director of People Operations @ Splunk

Pamela Randall, Business Enablement Manager, Global Contingent Workforce @ Applied Materials

The tech world is riddled with the problem of gender disparity and underrepresentation in its workforce. Women and minorities are harrowingly underrepresented in the field, and lacking diversity reduces creativity and innovation. #MakeTechPurple is about changing that. We want to make the industry more inclusive, so everyone can successfully contribute their unique perspectives and talents.

We would like discuss following:

  1. Current state of women representation in the tech industry.
  2. Advantages of having gender diversity in tech.
  3. Challenges with attracting women to the tech workforce.
  4. Ideas to address this issue.
  5. Share stories that have been implemented by companies attending the roundtable.
  6. Share BayOne’s success story with MakeTechPurple

Sponsored by BayOne

Miramontes: The Journey from Gen1 to MSP/VMS

David Gershman, Senior VP of Sales @ IntelliPro

Julia Braun, Director of Enterprise Procurement @ Highspot

Dawn Keeley, Sourcing Category Manager-Contingent Labor @ REI

Explore dynamic approaches in preparing for an MSP/VMS program by independently managing contract labor utilization. Delve into the intricacies of onboarding contractors, streamlining processes, and establishing suppliers and worker onboarding. We’ll discuss traditional methods and share insights on the catalysts that prompt the transition to an outsourced program. Engage in an open dialogue with peers about their unique experiences and gain valuable perspectives on the tipping point for embracing an outsourced solution.

Sponsored by IntelliPro

4:00 - 5:00 Free Time

5:00 - 7:15 Cocktail Reception

Miramontes + Observatory

7:15 End of Day 1

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:

  1. The processes and controls that link to tangible cost savings
  2. About the technology needed to bring rate conversation to a strategic level
  3. 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.


  1. Gain insights for developing global strategies in a disruptive business world
  2. Learn cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that enable workforce productivity
  3. Discover emerging models and practices for global talent acquisition and retention
  4. Explore best practices in managing and developing a global, contingent workforce
  5. 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


Sponsored by:

  • 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

Miramontes: Teens

Montara: STEM

  • 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)

3:00 End of Day 2


Real-time market insights

trending topics

attract & retain talent

  • DE&I
  • Direct Sourcing
  • Build Communities
  • Talent Pools
  • Gen Z

manage spend

  • Pricing
  • RFx
  • Beyond Cost Savings & %s
  • Balance act w/ TA

evolve to maturity

  • Early Adoption
  • 1st Generation
  • Evolving
  • Global expansion
  • SOW Management

optimize suppliers

  • Compliance, Risk Mgmt
  • Transparency
  • Performance
  • Metrics/SLAs
  • International Expansion
  • MSP Partnerships

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