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 40-50 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

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.

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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

Building Community Outreach Programs using Single Source Vendor on Premise (VOP)

Gain insights into how Geoff has led Intuitive to bolt a community outreach program into their VOP. This session will shed light on how Geoff has developed pathways into communities such as:

Veterans, Neurodiverse candidates, second chance citizens, high schoolers, women and more. You may even hear a bit about direct sourcing 🙂

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

Direct Sourcing: Measuring Success and Implementing Best Practices

1) Direct sourcing best practices to ensure success
2) KPIs to help you measure the success of your direct sourcing program
3) Typical outcomes that are achieved by implementing a direct sourcing program

Karen Gonzalez, EVP, North America, LiveHire

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.

Rahul Sharma, President of BayOne Solutions

Procurement and Talent Acquisition - Competing or Complementary Objectives?

Both the Procurement and Talent Acquisition silos are major stakeholders when it comes to non-direct employee management. However, at times their competing objectives may conflict. Procurement is maximizing spend under management and driving price discounts, where TA is trying to secure top talent in competitive markets. Learn how to balance these competing objectives and drive internal customer satisfaction.
Takeaways: *Learn key objectives of both Procurement and Talent Acquisition. *Speak to internal customer expectations (C-suite = cost savings, Hiring manager = access to resources). *Learn how to build collaborative cross-functional teams.

Jon Beck, CEO, Ursus

Casting a Wider Net

Utilizing a global marketplace of candidates to fill more roles.

Rajiv Jaganathan, EVP Client Services, GTT

Networking Topics

War for Talent

Diversity & Inclusion

Innovation & Technology

Direct Sourcing

Compliance & Risk



Oct 27 Virtual 1-1 Networking Event

  • 9:00 - 2:00 PM PT

Nov 2 Pre-VISION

  • 6:00 pm Dinner

Nov 3 VISION (Buyers and Sponsors only)

  • 8:30 Networking Breakfast

  • 9:30 Introductions and "Fish Bowl" Polling

  • 10:30 Keynote: Is it the right time to enhance your CW program? by Steven Salgado, Monument Consulting

  • 11:00 Break 

  • 11:15 Roundtables (GRI, LiveHire, Ursus)

  • 12:00 Lunch

  • 1:15 Polling Results & Insights

  • 1:30 Keynote

  • 2:00 Networking Break by Talentburst

  • 2:30 Roundtables (BayOne, TBD, TBD)

  • 3:15 Keynote: Influencing the C-Suite via Strategic Negotiations of Contingent Labor by Linda Chuan, Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Ops @ Box

  • 4:00 Cocktail Reception w/ CW Ops by Guidant Global

Nov 4 CW Ops (Buyers, Sponsors, MSPs, & Suppliers)

  • 8:00 Networking Breakfast

  • 9:00 Buyer Keynote: "Gen 2 Uplift" by Geoff Dubiski, Global TA Lead, Contingent Workforce Strategy & Planning @ Intuitive

  • 9:30 4 Roundtables (GTT)

  • 10:15 Coffee Break

  • 10:45 MSP Keynote: "A Global Perspective of Program Excellence" by Erik Thornberg, General Manager, Global Strategic Accounts, PRO Unlimited

  • 11:15 4 Roundtables

  • 12:00 Networking Lunch by JobDiva

  • 1:30 Client + Partner Panel with Cristin Monnich, Sephora + Lisa Wayne, 360 Talent Solutions

  • 2:00 Program Concludes

*Timing and content subject to change.

Keynote speakerS

Linda Chuan

Linda Chuan

Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Ops @ Box
Influencing the C-Suite via Strategic Negotiations of Contingent Labor

Non-direct workers represent the highest line-item cost of running the enterprise after direct employee cost. Procurement & Talent Acquisition can influence the C-Suite by strategically managing and negotiating with Staff Augmentation and SOW providers.

In this case-study driven presentation you will take-away:
* When to suggest an outsourced model of services procurement vs continuing with staff augmentation supplier models
* How to structure partner deals to leverage buying power and maintain quality to the business units
* How to maintain strong leverage and flexibility among service channels
Geoff Dubiski

Geoffrey Dubiski

Global TA Lead, Contingent Workforce Strategy & Planning @ Intuitive
The Gen 2 Uplift

In this keynote, you will learn keys to being a leader in managing your MSP towards elevating your program into the second generation.

Learn how to manage uncontrolled spend, build systems, integrate data and be a True Talent Partner to executive stakeholders.

Geoff comes to VMSA first as a sponsor with EY back in 2016. He worked with Workforce Logiq for 18 months before landing at his current role at Intuitive.
Steve Salgado

Steven Salgado

VP, Business Development @ Monument Consulting
Is it the right time to enhance your Contingent Workforce Program?

We all understand the importance of reducing cost, streamlining processes, increasing the ability to attract quality candidates, and improving compliance, but few companies take the needed time to confirm they are READY for this level of change. Utilizing our proven Readiness Assessment methodology, Monument Consulting will share best practices learned from its 19+ years consulting in the industry.
Learn how to:
*Assess when your CW Program is ready for enhancements
*Analyze your team and stakeholders’ capacity for change
*Ensure the right type of change is defined and properly communicated


Jon Beck

Founder & CEO

Karen Gonzalez

EVP, North America

Cristin Monnich

Program Manager - Contingent Workforce

Rahul Sharma

BayOne Solutions



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