Breakout 25 - Reducing Contingent Labor Risk while Streamlining the Contracting Process

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 13:40

The rise of organizations using contingent workers presents a set of potential challenges and risks if their engagement is not handled properly. Large organizations with decentralized hiring practices are particularly at risk for having irregularities in areas such as misclassification of employees, compliance adherence, and billing accuracy. In this session you will hear from procurement practitioners Kenneth Kerrigan, Global Procurement Senior Director, of HCL Technologies and Mike O'Brien, CPO of App Orchid and Head of ContractAI talk about innovative process changes and cutting edge technologies they are using to minimize contingent labor risk while streamlining the contracting process.

You will learn:

  • The business and compliance risk of managing contingent labor contracts
  • Pain points and challenges with mitigating risk while being efficient
  • How companies can ensure that their contingent labor MSAs and SOWs adhere to current company policies and government regulations
  • Innovative technologies that can address contingent labor contract management in an efficient manner


Mike O’Brien

Chief Procurement Officer
ContractAI, App Orchid Inc

Mike is an accomplished enterprise executive with procurement, strategic management and technology expertise. Mike has a proven track record of architecting and executing large scale commercial and transformative programs to bring efficiencies and innovation in the Energy and Financial Services sectors. As the head of ContractAI, Mike helps define the product roadmap, improve customer experience and support business development efforts. Prior to joining App Orchid Mike was the Global Head of IT Procurement at BP where he led a global team managing spend in excess of $2B annually.  Prior to joining BP, Mike served as the Chief Procurement Officer for Aviva North America, a large global insurance company based in the UK. Mike has also held several senior roles at ABN AMRO including Head of Infrastructure for the Americas.  

Scott Brewer

Global Practice Lead - Procured Services Management (SOW)
Randstad Sourceright

Scott Brewer is Randstad Sourceright's SOW Services Procurement Excellence Lead and brings over 25 years of experience in the services, operations, and contingent workforce market place. For the past decade, he's specialized in Statement of Work (SOW) / Services Procurement Managed Services Provider (MSP) solutions; spanning multiple client engagements; and serving with industry leading MSP providers and Vendor Management System technology partners. He has spoken at industry conferences and led educational webinars on the topic of optimal SOW Services Procurement program management.

Kenneth Kerrigan

Global Procurement Senior Director
HCL Technologies
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