Contingent Staffing 2019

July 23 - 25, 2019

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, MN

Day 1: Tuesday July 23


Strengthening Your Contingent Staffing Program In An Era of Change And Disruption


7:10 am - 8:10 am Continental Breakfast & Registration (Grand Opening Of The Solutions Zone)

8:10 am - 8:25 am Welcome - Opening Remarks

Michael Dunlap - Event Director, ProcureCon
Michael Dunlap, Event Director at ProcureCon

Michael Dunlap

Event Director
ProcureCon

8:25 am - 8:40 am Welcome Remarks/Icebreaker

Scott Absher - Chief Executive Officer, ShiftPixy
Scott Absher, Chief Executive Officer at ShiftPixy

Scott Absher

Chief Executive Officer
ShiftPixy

The age in which automation, AI, chatbots and other major tech disruptors become the norm is fast approaching - but are you ready? Are any of these available that you can actually use and can be applied within your contingent staffing program? Has the contingent staffing model really evolved as we expected, and where is it going? Leading contingent staffing visionaries will share their thoughts on what’s next so that you can prepare for future changes, regardless of where your program falls within the maturity cycle. Key discussion topics include:

• Current and expected future use of AI within contingent staffing
• How to stay abreast and ensure your program is keeping pace
• Develop a go-forward action plan to prepare

Renee Hughes, Global Senior Procurement Manager of Contingent Labor at Deloitte

Renee Hughes

Global Senior Procurement Manager of Contingent Labor
Deloitte

Henry Murphy, Global Director, Indirect Procurement at S&P Global

Henry Murphy

Global Director, Indirect Procurement
S&P Global

Michael Kearns, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Toptal

Michael Kearns

Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
Toptal

Brian Hoffmeyer, Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategies at Beeline

Brian Hoffmeyer

Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategies
Beeline

9:20 am - 9:50 am Interactive Case Study: A Journey Into Globalization: Contingent Labor At Deloitte

Renee Hughes - Global Senior Procurement Manager of Contingent Labor, Deloitte
Given the increasing complexity and presence of global operations and supply chains, more and more demands are being placed on contingent workforce programs to deliver qualified talent in a timely yet compliant manner. Whether it’s a new overseas office opening up, augmenting additional project personnel, or supporting off-shoring efforts, there’s no shortage of situations where contingent labor professionals are being asked to be the experts in program globalization. This engaging case study will show you how Deloitte’s program stepped up to the globalization challenge and give you the tools needed to further your own journey, helping you to:

• Stay on top of the complexities surrounding local regulatory requirements for employees, freelance/gig/independent and self-employed workers
• Ensure your program aligns with data protection rules and regulations
• Ask the right questions and effectively negotiate with your global contingent staffing providers

Renee Hughes, Global Senior Procurement Manager of Contingent Labor at Deloitte

Renee Hughes

Global Senior Procurement Manager of Contingent Labor
Deloitte

As many of you know from experience, the level of involvement and ownership among HR and Procurement varies across organizations – there’s no one size fits all approach. This engaging panel will talk you through how various organizations stepped up to the challenge and worked side by side to make their program a success and share the resulting benefits. You’ll learn how to:

• Initiate a relationship with your HR or procurement counterpart (if you haven’t done so already)
• Developing shared goals
• Leveraging strengths of procurement and HR teams

Faye Cheung, Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing at KPMG

Faye Cheung

Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing
KPMG

Wendy Patience-O'Brien, Sr. Program Manager at Intuitive Surgical

Wendy Patience-O'Brien

Sr. Program Manager
Intuitive Surgical

Hazzen Muñoz, Director Global Talent, Contingent Workforce Solutions at Ecolab

Hazzen Muñoz

Director Global Talent, Contingent Workforce Solutions
Ecolab

Bruce Schumikowski, Regional Director at PRO Unlimited

Bruce Schumikowski

Regional Director
PRO Unlimited

10:30 am - 11:10 am Midwest Cooler And Networking Break In The Solutions Zone

Given the rapid change and demands facing your stakeholders, you can’t afford to keep your program at a standstill. It’s a matter of when (not if) you move your program up the maturity curve in today’s environment. But how do you get yourself out of the day-to-day execution of your program to focus on long-term improvement? You’ll learn from a diverse set of practitioners at varying stages to discuss how they moved the needle and how you can as well. You can’t afford to miss the key takeaways from this lively discussion surrounding:

• How to develop and communicate the business case for improvement
• Defining program maturity milestones
• Leveraging and strengthening relationships with your staffing partners
• Developing and implementing program KPIs to measure success

Meg Ksenzakovic, Director TA and Contingent Labor Operations at Celgene

Meg Ksenzakovic

Director TA and Contingent Labor Operations
Celgene

Dawn O'Bryan-Lamb, Supplemental Workforce Program Manager at Southern California Edison

Dawn O'Bryan-Lamb

Supplemental Workforce Program Manager
Southern California Edison

Namita Tirath, Executive Vice President, Client Relations & Business Development at Pyramid Consulting

Namita Tirath

Executive Vice President, Client Relations & Business Development
Pyramid Consulting

Ashish Kaushal, CEO & Founder at HireTalent

Ashish Kaushal

CEO & Founder
HireTalent

11:50 am - 12:10 pm How AI is Disrupting the Recruiting Industry

Jim McCoy - CRO and General Manager, Scout Exchange
The AI hype train is speeding full steam ahead, with significant disruption predicted across all industries, including recruiting and staffing. But what's the real impact of this cutting-edge technology and can it really help you engage the right people faster? In this session, attendees will learn how AI is being applied most successfully across the talent acquisition journey and why it is making the role of the human recruiter more important than ever.
Jim McCoy, CRO and General Manager at Scout Exchange

Jim McCoy

CRO and General Manager
Scout Exchange

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Keynote Presentation: Achieving Greatness By Forecasting Contingent Staffing Demand “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great player plays where the puck is going to be…” - Wayne Gretzky

Patrick Gaynor - Global Category Chair - Subcontract Services, IBM
How many times have you been forwarded a staffing request for a project that the hiring manager wants started yesterday? As we all know, last minute staffing requests inhibit the ability for procurement to obtain the best qualified and lowest cost resources to fill a position due to limited line of sight to subcontractor needs. Patrick Gaynor will talk you through how he achieved greatness at IBM via a staffing demand forecasting solution. Key aspects of his journey include how to:

• Launch an initiative on demand forecasting within your organization
• Leverage demand forecasting to enhance the line of sight of projected contractor needs, driving towards the best quality candidate
• Create a partnership with suppliers, encouraging them to grow and innovate with you as a company
• Achieve greatness by providing additional value to your stakeholders

Patrick Gaynor, Global Category Chair - Subcontract Services at IBM

Patrick Gaynor

Global Category Chair - Subcontract Services
IBM

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch for All Attendees

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Private Lunch Sponsored By Procom

Track A: Talent Engagement Strategies

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Workshop: Direct Sourcing – Do’s and Don’ts
Wendy Stenger - Global Lead, External Workforce Programs, Thomson Reuters Paul Petersen - Director, Skills Management and Workforce Solutions, Siemens
On the radar for many organizations, direct sourcing has been a hot topic for the past few years as a strategy that can augment your contingent staffing supply base. This interactive workshop will discuss some of the best - and a few worst - practices gained when attempting to develop or build such an initiative. Key takeaways include:

• Assessing where and when direct sourcing makes sense
• How to manage internal legal and compliance roadblocks
• Tools and techniques to protect your brand

Wendy Stenger, Global Lead, External Workforce Programs at Thomson Reuters

Wendy Stenger

Global Lead, External Workforce Programs
Thomson Reuters

Paul Petersen, Director, Skills Management and Workforce Solutions at Siemens

Paul Petersen

Director, Skills Management and Workforce Solutions
Siemens

Track A: Talent Engagement Strategies

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Adapting the Enterprise to the Next Way of Working
Tim Clarke - VP, Business Development Strategy & Operations, MBO Partners Bryan Pena - Senior Vice President and Chief of Market Strategy, MBO Partners
Large companies are increasingly relying on the independent workforce to plan and execute their strategies. Particularly within more complex work where the productivity gap between average performers and high performers is the greatest, independent professionals are expected to play a prominent role in driving workforce competitiveness. Yet, despite the very diverse backgrounds, motivations and work preferences of independent professionals, companies are still largely relying on a legacy supply chain modeled after direct materials procurement to fit a square peg in a round hole. Learn how new models have emerged which better appeal to the unique needs of the independent workforce and how, by adopting a few best practices, you can set your company up to become a Client of Choice for this fast-growing segment of the workforce. 
Tim Clarke, VP, Business Development Strategy & Operations at MBO Partners

Tim Clarke

VP, Business Development Strategy & Operations
MBO Partners

Bryan Pena, Senior Vice President and Chief of Market Strategy at MBO Partners

Bryan Pena

Senior Vice President and Chief of Market Strategy
MBO Partners

Track B: Analytics and Technology

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Workshop: Program Analytics – Turning Rough Waters Into Smooth Sailing
Cesar Ayala - Category Manager, LyondellBasell
Are you drowning with data from your staffing partners and systems? Feel like you could do better in this area but not sure where to begin?
This session will allow you to share stories and ideas to provide additional rigor around the analytics of your CS program. You’ll swap practices, stories, successes, and failures with other practitioners who are in the same boat as you! Key discussion points to be addressed in this session include:

• Identifying program goals and objectives
• Assessing current program data quality and metrics
• Identifying data available from your staffing partners

Cesar Ayala, Category Manager at LyondellBasell

Cesar Ayala

Category Manager
LyondellBasell

Track B: Analytics and Technology

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Uncover Value Through Advanced Analytics and C-Suite Collaboration
Salema Rice - Chief Data Officer, Geometric Results
In today’s fast-paced labor market, companies that don’t rely on data and analytics will be left behind. What if you could access large external data sets, compare your data, apply insights (data science), predictions (machine learning) and actions (AI) to answer those seemingly unanswerable questions to create unexpected value?
In this session you’ll learn:
·         New ways to uncover what’s happening within your total talent labor program and how to use that information to create value
·         Specific use case outcomes and examples of successful total talent workforce decision analytics
·         How Envision utilizes insights, predictions and an action framework
Salema Rice, Chief Data Officer at Geometric Results

Salema Rice

Chief Data Officer
Geometric Results

Track C: Buyer Boardroom Meetups (Limit 40 people per Boardroom)

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Boardroom: Buyer Meetup: Internally Managed Programs
Grant Goss - Category Lead – Contingent Workforce, TransCanada Cam Huynh - Contingent Workforce Manager, Lime
This meetup will allow those who manage their programs internally to introduce one another and facilitate an open discussion of related issues. 

At the end, you'll break off into small brainstorming groups according to your greatest challenge. You’ll leave with a network of colleagues you can connect with after the conference.

Grant Goss, Category Lead – Contingent Workforce at TransCanada

Grant Goss

Category Lead – Contingent Workforce
TransCanada

Cam Huynh, Contingent Workforce Manager at Lime

Cam Huynh

Contingent Workforce Manager
Lime

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities. 

1. Independent Contractor Management Kristin Bandurski, Senior Manager, Procurement, Groupon
2. Negotiating Contingent Labor/MSP Contracts Asad Khawar, Head of Sourcing, Indirect Categories, Panasonic
3. Workday interface with your VMS Mary Kay Hamm, Manager, Indirect Sourcing, Land O’ Lakes
4. Incorporating Light Industrial Into Your Existing CS Program Kyle Smith, Sr. Manager, IT Sourcing - Professional Services, Best Buy
5. Best Practices in Selecting Your Staffing Suppliers and Program Partners, Dawn Serpe, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Collabera
6. Workspend
Kristin Lloyd, Sr. Manager, Procurement at Groupon

Kristin Lloyd

Sr. Manager, Procurement
Groupon

Asad Khawar, Head of Sourcing, Indirect Categories at Panasonic

Asad Khawar

Head of Sourcing, Indirect Categories
Panasonic

Mary Kay Hamm, Manager, Indirect Sourcing at Land O’ Lakes

Mary Kay Hamm

Manager, Indirect Sourcing
Land O’ Lakes

Kyle Smith, Sr. Manager, IT Sourcing - Professional Services at Best Buy

Kyle Smith

Sr. Manager, IT Sourcing - Professional Services
Best Buy

Dawn Serpe, Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Collabera

Dawn Serpe

Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Collabera

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Sweet Retreat and Networking Break In The Solutions Zone

Akin to a staffing pipeline, you can’t afford not to manage talent pools effectively if you want to compete in today’s tight labor market. Key discussion points include:

- What tools are out there – how have they worked/not worked within particular organizations and programs
- Have talent pools achieved the expected results
- What is the future of talent pools and how should we best leverage them?
- Alignment with HR

Ceaneh Alexis, Senior Director, Category Management at Aon

Ceaneh Alexis

Senior Director, Category Management
Aon

John DeWeerd, Vice President at HireGenics

John DeWeerd

Vice President
HireGenics

Paul Petersen, Director, Skills Management and Workforce Solutions at Siemens

Paul Petersen

Director, Skills Management and Workforce Solutions
Siemens

Track A: Talent Engagement Strategies

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm Workshop: Making A Difference: Getting Stakeholders To Understand Today’s Labor Market
Henry Murphy - Global Director, Indirect Procurement, S&P Global Micheal Sittler - Manager SCM, Contingent Labor & Consulting, Enbridge
Are your stakeholders still looking for the proverbial purple squirrel? Keeping staffing requisitions open for months, saying none of your candidates fit the bill? In today’s tight labor market, you’re definitely not alone!

This engaging workshop will talk through strategies you and your MSP can take with your hiring managers to ensure you’re an employer of choice for contingent staffing hires. Key discussion points include:
- Training hiring managers on today’s labor market challenges
- Course correction if contractor hiring needs aren’t being met
- Staying on top of current labor/hiring trends

Henry Murphy, Global Director, Indirect Procurement at S&P Global

Henry Murphy

Global Director, Indirect Procurement
S&P Global

Micheal Sittler, Manager SCM, Contingent Labor & Consulting at Enbridge

Micheal Sittler

Manager SCM, Contingent Labor & Consulting
Enbridge

Track B: Analytics and Technology

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Workshop: Making Your VMS Work For You…In the Real World
Ceaneh Alexis - Senior Director, Category Management, Aon Shryl Hoover - Senior Manager Talent Acquisition and Flexible Recruitment Programs, Abbott Laboratories
Are you three versions behind in your VMS? Have a cobweb of excel workarounds that keep things afloat? If so, this session is for you! We’ll have a reality check on some of the various functionality available in your VMS and how you can make it work for your organization.

- What additional functionality has found to be helpful…or not?
- How to manage multiple geographic instances of your VMS/Financials
- What best practices exist surrounding interfacing your VMS to existing corporate systems

Ceaneh Alexis, Senior Director, Category Management at Aon

Ceaneh Alexis

Senior Director, Category Management
Aon

Shryl Hoover, Senior Manager Talent Acquisition and Flexible Recruitment Programs at Abbott Laboratories

Shryl Hoover

Senior Manager Talent Acquisition and Flexible Recruitment Programs
Abbott Laboratories

Track B: Analytics and Technology

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm Workshop: Is Your VMS A Hub Or An Island?: Incorporating Process Excellence Within Your Contingent Workforce Program
Greg Scherrer - Director, Contingent Workforce Operations, KPMG
Stuck with a hodge-podge of systems and processes within your CS program? Such environments can unfortunately be the norm and creates a host of managerial and technical challenges that can negatively impact your organization. 

This workshop will discuss how the CS team at KPMG identified and addressed this challenge by streamlined their overall contractor provisioning process This session will give you some key takeaways surrounding:

- How to effectively scope and lead a process excellence initiative
- Aligning stakeholder expectations
- Managing system and process limitations
- Measuring program success

Greg Scherrer, Director, Contingent Workforce Operations at KPMG

Greg Scherrer

Director, Contingent Workforce Operations
KPMG

Track C: Invite Only

4:20 pm - 5:40 pm Private Tasting Sponsored By LanceSoft

5:40 pm - 6:40 pm Reception In The Solutions Zone