San Francisco Bay Area SIGnature Event - Talent Focused

November 14, 2017

685 Market Street
San Francisco CA 94104
Warfield Conference Room, 12th Floor


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Morning Agenda

8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer/Grand Roundtable facilitated by SIG


10:15 - Effective Workforce Strategy for the New World of Work by Jon DeFeo, Global Program Executive, Allegis Global Solutions

11:05 - Five Actions That Will Enhance Your Talent Management by Sarah Holliman, Vice President of Marketing, SIG

Afternoon Agenda


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

  • Managing a Remote Workforce
  • How to Attract the Best Talent in a Tight Labor Market
  • What is the Best Way to Optimize Your Supply Chain Management?
  • Leading the Work: How are Companies Rethinking the Way Work Gets Done?

2:00 - Procurement in the GIG Economy by Conrad Snover, Partner, ProcureAbility & Seraj Farooqui, ProcureAbility

2:50 - Executive Buy-side Panel Discussion facilitated by Sarah Keller, Uber

Panelists: Rendy Miller, Head of Global Sourcing and Procurement, Splunk; Tim Jones, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Google; Arif Faruki, Head of Technology and Innovation Sourcing, CSAA Insurance Exchange

3:35  - Closing Discussion & Wrap-up

4:00 - Adjourn


Effective Workforce Strategy for the New World of Work

Jon De Feo

Global Program Executive
Allegis Global Solutions

Jon De Feo has more than 20 years of experience in the IT services and staffing industry. As global program executive for managed service provider (msp) programs at Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), Jon De Feo leads an innovative, customer service oriented team which supports contingent, SOW, IC and payrolled hiring initiatives for enterprise customers across various industries. Increasing program adoption across the globe and further evolving the value from a well-managed contingent labor program for our customers, Jon instills AGS best practices as he evaluates and makes recommendations for improvements to current program operations and future state design. Jon is experienced in building business continuity plans as well as managing new implementations and enhancements.
Prior to his role as a global program executive, Jon led an ERP support services team and was the director of national accounts for an Allegis Group operating company. Jon was responsible for designing, implementing and managing delivery operations for large strategic IT accounts in the eCommerce sector including eBay, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Electronic Arts and Amazon. This support included staffing and project based engagements through SOWs.

During his tenure with AGS and our affiliate companies, Jon has continuously been promoted throughout our organization, re-locating several times to help us expand existing markets or build new operations from the ground up. He started his career in 1995 as a recruiter and quickly moved into account management. After demonstrating success serving his customers, Jon spent nine years as a director of business operations in several markets. In this capacity, Jon was the senior leader responsible for all sales, delivery and financial operations and managed a large team of recruiters, account managers and administrative personnel.

Jon is a graduate of California State University-Chico. He resides in Palo Alto, California with his wife and two children. Jon’s certifications include: vendor management systems and tools, human capital management and acquisition, applications and internet software, data hardware, security, and infrastructure.

Five Actions That Will Enhance Your Talent Management

Advancements in technology are disrupting the way we work, but few companies are prepared for the changes that are rapidly affecting us all.  This presentation will share how you can embrace the changes, increase competitiveness, attract top talent and strengthen your supply chain to be ready for what is on the horizon.

Sarah Holliman

Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah Holliman, Vice President of Marketing, has 15 years of experience in the sourcing industry. Prior to joining SIG's leadership team, Sarah was with A.T. Kearney, leading the marketing efforts for the A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions unit. She also spent five years at A.T. Kearney consulting primarily to financial services companies on topics that ranged from strategic planning to procurement cost reduction to back-office operations. Before joining A.T. Kearney, Sarah was in business development at one of the largest commercial banks in the country. Sarah has held numerous leadership positions on non-profit boards promoting children, women, and educational issues, and has specific expertise in membership development, fundraising, and strategic development. Sarah has a BA from Furman University and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.LinkedIn: LinkedIn: ; Twitter:

Procurement in the Gig Economy

As Baby Boomers resume their workforce exodus and Millennials continue to grow as the nation's largest generation, workforce trends and the shifting talent pool have significant implications for Procurement. In this session, ProcureAbility will share insights from their latest thought-provoking benchmarking study. They will look at trends, forecasts and best practices that leading procurement organizations are using to thrive in this new era of talent.

Learning Objectives
  • About hybrid organizational models and building a culture with virtual employees
  • How to apply crowdsourcing to the Procurement function
  • About automation and AI and their role in the organization of the future
  • How to manage knowledge and measure success

Conrad Snover

Executive Vice President

Conrad Snover is Executive Vice President with ProcureAbility, formerly known as Denali Advisory, Talent, Recruiting, and Intelligence. Conrad has more than 20 years of advisory and consulting experience focused on strategic procurement and supply chain management. He has deep experience in launching and managing programs focused on Strategy Design, Procurement Transformation, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Development, and Organizational Sustainability.

Earlier in his career, Conrad specialized in strategic procurement as a consultant with A.T. Kearney’s Financial Institutions practice. He has consulted with numerous Fortune 1000 companies in a variety of industries including oil and gas, utilities, technology, banking and insurance, hospitality, and healthcare. He is a frequently requested presenter at national supply chain conferences such as USMA, UPMG, Platts, SIG, WEI, and APPA.

Conrad holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Washington.

Seraj Farooqui


Seraj Farooqui is a Consultant with ProcureAbility, formerly known as Denali Advisory, Talent, Recruiting, and Intelligence. Seraj has approximately 5 years of advisory and consulting experience with a focus on methodical business analysis in support of cost savings, acquisition integration, and operational improvement. He has deep experience in Procurement Transformation, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Supplier Relationship Management across various industries including Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Industrial Manufacturing, and Power & Utilities.

Seraj began his career as a Procurement Category Analyst at Cleveland Clinic.

Seraj holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University.

Event Sponsor: 
Allegis Global Solutions