2024 VMS Professionals 17th Annual Conference


May 15-16, 2024 | Chicago, Illinois

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: Exploring Contingent Workforce Attributes in 2024

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Wednesday, May 15

8:00AM: Registration
Registration and Continental Breakfast in Exhibitor Hall

9:00AM: From Theory to Reality: Key Trends Shaping the Contingent Workforce Strategies of Organizations
Krishna Charan, Vice President, Business Services at Everest Group

Contingent workforce management has claimed its place as a crucial component of organizational workforce strategies. Krishna will unveil exclusive Everest Group data and insights to help contingent workforce practitioners elevate their programs to new heights, and delve into the latest themes of disruption and the practical approaches being employed by organizations to accelerate change, including the shifting role of service providers/MSPs as strategic partners to support organizations in their transformation journeys.

11:00AM: Technologies: What is new in the world of VMS tools?
For contingent workforce management leaders, the proliferation of VMS tools and technology can be a challenge, to say the least. Which ones are best for your organization? How do you cut through the clutter and the hype?
Zoila Primo, Netflix
Kinsey Salvatore, Abbott
Liz Muro, Discover Financial

12:00PM: Networking Lunch

1:00PM: Ask the Experts: How are programs implementing change to attract talent in an ever changing market?
Hear from a team of experts on hot topics in program management, from perennial challenges of turnover and talent shortages to direct sourcing and talent attraction strategies.
Jeremy Kruse, CME Group
Jessica Tiscione, Marriott
Marisa Compton, Netflix

2:30PM: Analytics: The impact of data and how to tell your program story to stakeholders
In interactive breakout sessions, we’ll explore program and executive dashboards and which key metrics and goals are most impactful and informative.
Natalie Javid, Snowflake
Dani Crouch, Baker Hughes

4:00PM: Best Practices
In a return to our VMS Professionals roots, this session will offer the attendees an opportunity to discuss specific challenges and successes they are having in their programs with other attendees. This session is for VMS Professional member organizations only and no exhibitors will attend.

5:15PM-7:00PM: Networking Session
Enjoy plentiful hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and shared program experiences

Thursday, May 16

8:00AM: Registration
Registration and Continental Breakfast in Exhibitor Hall

9:00AM: Panel: How to keep your program stable in a constant state of change
They say the only constant is change. Between global macroeconomic events and internal talent strategies, building a flexible and scalable program is more important than ever.
Mollie Stark, Deloitte
Lina Christian, Elevance Health
Karl Wolf, Molson Coors

10:30AM: Breakout Session: Compliance Strategies
12:00PM: Networking Lunch

1:00PM: Contingent Workforces In the Crosshairs: The EEOC's Priorities and Focus on AI and Recruiting
Christopher DeGroff & Rachel See, Seyfarth Shaw
This panel discussion will feature industry leaders Christopher DeGroff and Rachel See from Seyfarth Shaw LLP covering everything from legal updates impacting labor and benefits for contractors, to the state of GIG workers and AI’s impact on it all. This will be an interactive session with opportunity for Q&A.

2:30PM: Closing


Convene 311 West Monroe Street // The Loop, Chicago


A block of rooms have been reserved at Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop.


2024 Exhibitors:

Allegis Global SolutionsHireGenics
Glider AIWorkday VNDLY
Guidant GlobalWorkLLama


2024 Attendees:

Abbott Laboratories
Air Canada
Marriott International
Allstate Insurance Company McDonald's
American Family Insurance Menasha Packaging
Applied MaterialsMeta Platforms, Inc.
AXIS Capital Micron Technology
Baker HughesMolson Coors
BlueCross BlueShield AssociationNetflix
Breakthru Beverage GroupNorthern Trust
CapgeminiOmnia Partners
CignaPackaging Corporation of America
CME GroupPenske Logistics
Conagra BrandsRSM US LLP
ConocoPhillipsSafelite Group
CruiseSC Johnson
CVSSecurian Financial
Devon EnergySouthwest Airlines
Discover FinancialTakeda
Dover CorporationTMS
Elevance HealthTruStage
GE HealthCareUber
GraingerWestern Union
HCSCWintrust Financial Corporation
JEAZT Systems
JLLZurich North America


Featured Conference Speakers

Katie Norton

Contingent Labor Program Manager, Southwest Airlines

Liz Muro

Senior Manager, Professional Services, Discover Financial

Krishna Charan

Vice President, Everest Group

Christopher DeGroff

Partner, Labor & Employment, Seyfarth Shaw

Rachel See

Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, Seyfarth Shaw

Leslie Vickrey

CEO & Founder, ClearEdge

Jeremy Kruse

Director of Contingent Labor, CME Group

Jessica Tiscione

Program Manager, Marriott International

Lina Christian

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Elevance Health

Zoila Primo

Contingent Talent Project Manager, Netflix

Marisa Compton

Manager, Contingent Talent, Netflix

Natalie Javid

Sr. Manager, Global Contingent Workforce, Snowflake

Karl Wolf

Senior Category Manager, Indirect Procurement, Molson Coors