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.

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Experience a networking event like no other overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton.

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Networking Topics

War for Talent

Diversity & Inclusion

Innovation & Technology

Direct Sourcing

Compliance & Risk



October 2022

Virtual 1-1 Networking

October 12-19:  Create Networking Profile

October 19-25: Book and Accept 12-minute 1-1 virtual meetings

October 27, 9-2pm PT:  Conduct 12-min virtual meetings


WED 2 NOV 2022: 6:00 PM

Happy Hour Welcome Reception

Brought to you by ClubVMSA and Sponsors.  Join us!


8:00 – 9:15

Networking Breakfast

9:15 – 10:15

Welcome & Introductions

10:15 – 10:45

Client + Partner Panel

Kimberly Reeves-Sheppard, Senior Director, Talent Solutions @ Centene Corporation

Ryan Gemmill, Contingent Workforce Recruitment & Operations Leader @ North Highland

Lisa Wayne, Senior Vice President Strategic Growth & Development @ 360 Talent Solutions

The panel will focus on sharing case studies on how to create successful partnerships where all stakeholders succeed.

10:45 – 11:15

Networking Break by TalentBurst

11:15 – 12:00

Roundtable 1: Building Community Outreach Programs using Single Source Vendor on Premise (VOP)

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

Julia Braun, VP, Client Services @ Magnit

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 🙂

11:15 – 12:00

Roundtable 2: Direct Sourcing: Measuring Success and Implementing Best Practices

Karen Gonzalez, EVP, North America, LiveHire

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

11:15 – 12:00

Roundtable 3: Piloting DE&I in your CW program - both domestically and internationally

Shivangi Bajpai, Category and Supplier Manager @ Cisco

Rahul Sharma, President @ BayOne Solutions

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.

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch by GTT

1:05 – 1:30

Extended Workforce Landscape Survey, Results and Insights

1:30 – 2:00

Future Proofing your CW Program

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

Natalie Javid, Sr. Manager, Global Contingent Workforce, Snowflake

Matt Moloney, Vice President Enterprise Sales and Alliances, Flextrack

Future Proofing your CW program begins with understanding market challenges and opportunities to help close gaps and create fantastic business outcomes.

Learn directly from your peers and achieve the following takeaways

  1. What challenges are our panel SME’s seeing in the market today as it relates to CW programs
  2. What considerations do stakeholders need to take into account as they look to make a change
  3. What opportunities do our panel SME’s see from both a services and technology perspective to help take programs to the next level

2:00 – 2:30

Networking Break

2:30 – 3:15

Roundtable 1: Procurement and Talent Acquisition - Competing or Complementary Objectives?

Tania Daniel, Sourcing Manager, Databricks

Jon Beck, CEO, Ursus
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.

2:30 – 3:15

Roundtable 2: IC and Employment Compliance in an ever changing global environment

Semonie Kong, Contingent Workforce Program Manager, Atlassian

Amanda Gallagher, Enterprise Account Executive, Worksome

2:30 – 3:15

Roundtable 3: 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.

3:20- 3:45

Keynote: Influencing the C-Suite via Strategic Negotiations of Contingent Labor

Linda Chuan, Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Ops @ Box

3:45 – 5:00

Free Time

5:00 – 7:00

Cocktail Reception w/ CW Ops by Guidant Global


7:30 – 8:30

Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35


Jim Coughlin

Creative Director and Master of Ceremonies, ClubVMSA

Lead Instructor & Co-Founder, Top Recruiter

8:35 – 9:00

Keynote: Gen 2 Uplift - Raising the Bar on Service, Delivery & Outcomes

Geoff Dubiski, Global TA Lead, Contingent Workforce Strategy & Planning @ Intuitive

Feeling a little stuck? Has complacency settled into your CW program? Have you asked your MSP to turbo-charge your service portfolio? In this presentation we will explore the journey to elevate your program to a next generation model and partnering with your MSP to recalibrate and extend service levels and business level impact.

You will walk away with a tools to begin establishing a baseline of maturity, your business priorities to drive change and acceptance. And, perhaps, revitalize your partnership with your MSPs, the supply base and your internal stakeholders that align to business ROI.

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

9:15 – 10:00

MSP Executive Panel: The State of MSP Today and Tomorrow

Erik Thornberg, Global Sales Executive, Formerly of a large MSP

Brian Clark, President @ AgileOne

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?

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Brought to you by Top Recruiter

10:30 – 11:15

Roundtable 1: The triangle of extended workforce leadership (TA, Legal and Procurement) and how they service the internal customer

Allen Chilson, Talent Acquisition Leader – Vendor Management, Danaher

Working as a team – Talent Acquisition, Procurement and Legal – learn how to balance multiple goals and different objectives by bringing the three key stakeholders together towards a common solution


10:30 – 11:15

Roundtable 2: Casting a Wider Net

Irenee French, Head of People, Jaris

Rajiv Jaganathan, EVP, Client Services, GTT

Utilizing a global marketplace of candidates to fill more roles.

10:30 – 11:15

Roundtable 3: How to use VMS as a strategic advantage to selling and closing more deals

Steven Kekich, Vice President Infrastructure, Goldman Sachs

Did you realize that you can leverage your experience and relationship with your VMS partners to get on more accounts.  Learn how here!

10:30 – 11:15

Roundtable 4: The Joys and Challenges of an Internally Managed Program

Dawn Keeley, Category Manager for Contingent Labor, REI

Lisa Wayne, SVP Strategic Growth and Development, 360 Talent Solutions

10:30 – 11:15

Roundtable 5: What new pay transparency laws could mean for U.S. Workers

Maria Jimenez, Senior Manager, Global Contingent Workforce, Sony Interactive Entertainment

SB 1162 was introduced to California’s Senate in February 2022. The bill expands on pre-existing pay transparency laws like SB 973, which Newsom signed into law in 2020. SB 973 requires certain employers to report pay and demographic information for their California employees to the Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH) every year.
Employers with 15 or more employees must include the pay scale for a position in all job postings, including posts on third-party sites such as LinkedIn or Indeed. Private employers with 100 or more employees must submit an annual pay data report, including median and mean hourly rates for race, ethnicity and sex within each job category, to the DFEH. The reports will be publicly accessible. If requested, the employer must provide the employee with the pay scale for their current role.

11:15 – 12:00

The evolving CW Landscape and what to do about it

Jason Zinder, Service Delivery Program Lead, Extended Workforce Solutions @ Google

Edward Troost, Director @ Monument Consulting

Facilitated by Farrah Assadi, Director of Business Development @ Monument Consulting

Hear lessons learned and insights relating to the evolving contingent workforce landscape, solutions to address changing economic conditions and unique strategies relating to geography, direct sourcing and total workforce solutions.

12:00 – 1:15


Brought to you by JobDiva

1:15 – 2:00

Breakout 1: The Path to Total Talent Management is a Marathon, not a Sprint

Rona Petroni, External Workforce Regional Lead- Americas @ Roche

Jon De Feo, Senior Solution Executive @ Allegis Global Solutions

With the extended workforce rising to 40%+ of the total workforce, companies are taking steps to manage their entire workforce beyond their W2 full-timers.  In this dialogue, we will explore governance & framework; roadblocks to implementation and overall strategic workforce planning

1:15 – 2:00

Breakout 2: Managing Compliance on a Global Scale - how Suppliers can be part of the solution

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

As companies grow globally compliance becomes more important.  Learn how suppliers contribute to tightening compliance domestically and globally during this session.

Keynote speakerS

Linda Chuan 2

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

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.


Allen Chilson

Talent Acquisition Leader - Vendor Management

Dawn Keeley

Category Manager for Contingent Labor

Erik Thornberg

Formerly of a large MSP
Sales Executive

Lisa Wayne

360 Talent Solutions
SVP Strategic Growth & Development

Jim Coughlin

Creative Director

Jon De Feo

Allegis Global Solutions
VP, Client Services

Jon Beck

Founder and CEO

Julia Braun

VP, Client Services

Karen Gonzalez

EVP, North America

Kimberly Dinsmore

MIT Lincoln Labratory
Senior Manager, External Workforce/Contracting Services

Lysa Marcouillier

Applied Materials
Global Compliance Program Manager, Contingent Workforce

Natalie Javid

Sr. Manager, Global Contingent Workforce

Rahul Sharma


Rajiv Jaganathan

EVP, Client Services

Rona Petroni

External Workforce Regional Lead- Americas

Sally McAllaster

Director, Client Services

Semonie Kong

Contingent Workforce Program Manager

Shivangi Bajpai

Category and Supplier Manager

Steven Kekich

Goldman Sachs
Vice President Infrastructure

Tania Daniel

Sourcing Manager



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