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Webinar: Procurement and the High-End Gig Economy

Don't Just Regulate - Innovate!

Today, enterprises are dependent on an increasing number of knowledge workers for growth and value creation. Despite this shift toward knowledge-based work, the antiquated approach to engaging workers has not changed and is now constraining business growth.

More than ever, procurement has the opportunity - and responsibility - to find ways to tap the potential of highly-skilled talent and their knowledge. Leading procurement organizations have a new game plan: to drive workforce management efficiencies, new human capital sourcing options and increased business user value not only through control but also through innovation.

In this webinar, Andrew Karpie of Spend Matters and Jody Miller, CEO of Business Talent Group, will share real-life lessons from procurement organizations who learned the hard way that innovation is key to winning the race for high-end talent.

Join us to learn how procurement can contribute its experience and expertise to become a partner - and a leader - in the new world of workforce management.
Why attend?
  • Gaps in organizational models and practices (including the importance of high-skilled talent in a knowledge-based economy)

  • What innovative human capital models are emerging and how they support flexible, “projectized” work that requires specialized knowledge

  • Actionable ways procurement professionals can take the lead on introducing new workforce management models and specialized services to the organization

  • How procurement benefits from supporting or leading the adoption of these new talent solutions – and what it has to lose, if it does not

Speakers
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Andrew Karpie, Research Director, Services and Labor Procurement at Azul Partners, Inc. / Spend Matters
Andrew has over 30 years experience working as an analyst, executive, and adviser at the business intersection of technology and services. In his long career, he followed the thread of information and communications technology (ICT) across a number of different service industry verticals and small to large companies in a variety of analytical planning and management roles. In more recent years, beginning as a research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts, he has become focused as an analyst, writer, and adviser researching the rapidly changing services and labor supply chains.
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Jody Miller, CEO at Business Talent Group
Jody Greenstone Miller is the Co-Founder and CEO of Business Talent Group, the leading provider of top on-demand business talent—curated, vetted and delivered to help companies work smarter, faster, and more flexibly. Previously, she was a venture partner with Maveron and served as acting president and COO of Americast, Disney’s digital television venture. Ms. Miller was also Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Deputy to David Gergen, Counselor to the President. She began her career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and was a White House Fellow under President George H. W. Bush. Miller writes frequently about the future of work and has been featured in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Economist, and the Financial Times. Fortune named Miller one of its 2015 “Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs.” She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Organizer:

Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not ...
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