Webinar: The HR Executive’s Strategic Agenda for the Blended Workforce

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Join us on July 15 at 11a PT/2p ET for a review of the new research study by Ardent Partners: The HR Executive’s Strategic Agenda for the Blended Workforce.

Non-employee talent currently represents 43% of the average enterprise’s worker population according to Ardent Partners research, and that percentage is expected to grow in the months and years ahead. The growing size and strategic impact of the contingent workforce are a critical reason why human resources (HR) and finance functions require better tools and processes for managing the workforce.

Given the current state of business, and, just how critical the contingent workforce will be in the face of economic recovery, the HR, human capital, and finance functions have an incredible opportunity to tap into a transformative channel of talent that will be more crucial than it ever has before.

Join Ardent’s Christopher J. Dwyer, Vice President of Research, and Dan Beck, COO at Utmost as they unveils findings and insights from the new HR Executive’s Strategic Agenda for the Blended Workforce research study. This webinar will highlight

  • Why total workforce management/total talent management can be a reality, not just a theory
  • A strategic outlook on the criticality of real-time intelligence in managing the contingent workforce. 
  • The core and advanced capabilities required for effectively managing the visibility, intelligence, workforce management, and tactical components of total workforce management, and;
  • The four core items on the HR executive’s strategic agenda for 2020 (and beyond)


Christopher J. Dwyer

Chris-DwyerChristopher J. Dwyer is a seasoned industry analyst that has been focused on the non-employee/contingent workforce management space for over 14 years. He is an evangelist for the Future of Work and actively advises global executives on technology, innovation, and workforce, human capital, and talent management strategies.

He serves as the Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners, a Boston-based analyst, advisory, and research firm. Dwyer's work has been quoted or featured in major business publications (such as USA Today, CNBC, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor).

Chris is currently the voice behind Contingent Workforce Weekly, the freelancer/non-employee workforce industry's only dedicated weekly podcast. Dwyer is an expert on contingent workforce management (CWM) strategy, innovation, and technology (VMS, MSP, online staffing, etc.), and evangelizes Future of Work attributes and outlets, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine learning, and more. 

Dan Beck

Dan Beck BWDan is a proven leader in software and people management, bringing a long history of successful endeavors, flagship initiatives, as well as an incredible depth of knowledge to his role as COO at Utmost.

Prior to Utmost, Dan was a former SVP and senior management team member at Workday, holding several leadership roles—including head of the Workday Cloud Platform, head of product management and strategy for Workday’s core technology platform, head of global product marketing, services marketing, competitive intelligence, and industry go-to-market efforts.

Dan started his career at Accenture before becoming a product manager for eCommerce and CRM company, North Systems. He later found a home at Intuit, serving various product management roles and working on the market-leading QuickBooks™product. He continued to provide his organizational leadership for Voltage Security, a data encryption provider that was acquired by HP.

Dan received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.