Chicago SIGnature Event - Talent Focused

April 19, 2017

Blue Cross Blue Shield/Health Care Services Corporation

300 E. Randolph St.

Conference Room Columbus C

Chicago, IL 60601

Morning Agenda

8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer/Grand Roundtable faciliated by Neil Bryson, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Allegis Global Solutions and Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG


10:15 - Adapting to What Matters: Retention in Procurement at HCSC by Mike Lee, Senior Manager Procurement & Support Services, HCSC

11:05 - Effective Workforce Strategy for the New World of Work by Neil Bryson, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Allegis Global Solutions

Afternoon Agenda


12:45 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions). Topics include: 

  • How to Improve and Drive Efficiency in the Procurement Process?
  • What is the Best Way to Optimize your Supply Chain Management?
  • Artificial Intelligence: How is it Impacting the New World of Work? 

2:00 - The Growth of the Mid-West Labor Market: A Further Look into the Mid-Market Workforce by Jessi Guenther, Executive Director of SIGMA, Allegis Global Solutions and Mike Danczak, Director of Human Capital Solutions, Allegis Global Solutions

2:30 - Procurement's Role in the Future of Talent Management: How to Hire, Engage and Retain Sourcing Talent with an Inter-Generational Workforce by Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG

3:30  - Close, Networking & Cocktail Reception

Adapting to What Matters: Retention in Procurement at HCSC

Michael Lee

Sr Manager Procurement & Support Services
Health Care Service Corporation

Michael Lee is a Sr. Manager at Healthcare Service Corporation. With over 12 yrs of procurement experience, Michael currently leads a team responsible for sourcing and contracting activities related to Health Care Management, Provider Networks, Marketing, Sales and Product Development. Michael’s diverse background includes process engineering, manufacturing and software quality assurance.

Effective Workforce Strategy for the New World of Work

Bruce Morton

Global Head of Strategy
Allegis Global Solutions

As a distinguished thought leader and global innovator, Bruce Morton has over three decades of experience within the human capital and workforce management industry. In his current role, Bruce serves as Global Head of Strategy for Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), where he is involved in new services and product idea generation, sales presentations, internal and external evangelism, digital and social media strategies and lead generation. Prior to his role at AGS, Bruce owned e3 Unlimited, a talent acquisition and development organization managing a breadth of staffing-related needs for global companies. 

Bruce is a sought after and renowned international speaker who has stimulated audiences across Europe, US and Asia with his fresh and innovative approach to acquiring top talent. He was recognized as Thought Leader of the Year at the 2013 European HRO 'Be Transformed' Awards, and again as Thought Leader of the Year at the 2014 North American HRO Today Forum.

The Growth of the Northeast Labor Market: A Future Look into the Workforce

The workforce is consistently evolving.  Join our session to learn about the labor trends within the northeast labor market.  We will specifically focus on insights we’ve gained on the growth of mid-market organizations in the way they are acquiring talent. 

Jessi Guenther

Executive Director
SIGMA, Allegis Global Solutions

With more than 20 years of talent acquisition and recruitment industry experience, Jessi Guenther serves as the executive director of SIGMA, Allegis Global Solutions’ (AGS) purpose-built solution for the small to mid-sized managed services provider (MSP) market. 
Jessi started her journey with Allegis Group in 1997 as a recruiter for our affiliate company, Aerotek. After holding a number of roles in recruiting, management, and organizational development, she transferred to AGS in 2004 as a program director to implement and manage a portfolio of MSP clients in Milwaukee, WI. In 2008, Jessi was asked to move to Seattle to build and manage one of the most complex MSP clients in the AGS portfolio, while helping expand the business from the US into Canada, Europe, and India. She relocated to London, England in 2012 to take on the role of Executive Director of the EMEA region where she was responsible for driving the strategic direction of our operations in that region. Over the next 4 years, she established the foundation of our MSP business in Europe creating opportunity for our talent and our business. She recently relocated to our corporate offices in Hanover, MD where she now leads our newest MSP product line, SIGMA.

 In addition to her numerous business roles at AGS, Jessi is one of the founding members of Allegis Group’s Diversity and Inclusion council, and an advocate and spokesperson for women in leadership.

Driving Productivity Through Competency Alignment

Business needs change and skill sets have to keep up. But how do you know if you are making the right changes and developing the correct skills as roles and responsibilities grow? And how do organizations transition from job-centered to people-centered as routine tasks shift to knowledge-based work? Enter the ideas of competency mapping, skills assessment and 360-degree feedback. Each of these can help you fill any gaps by developing your talent holistically and completely.

During our time together, Mark will introduce the concept of competencies and how they differ from skills, he will discuss competency mapping in the workplace, demonstrate a competency card sort and share some immediate implementable tools and techniques. These tools will include attracting, on-boarding, developing, and retaining top-talent.