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[Live Q&A] - The Contingent Workforce Challenge for CIOs

The Contingent Workforce Challenge for CIOs - 22

In a live discussion, Dan Beck joined Jane Moran, recognized as the first woman to top Computer Weekly's ranking of the 100 most influential people in technology and former Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Advisor at Unilever.

IT departments within many organizations are in an increasingly challenging position post-pandemic. They are anticipating a massive increase in projects due to the pandemic itself, ongoing digital transformations, globalization, and other market changes. Oftentimes, the resources needed to complete those projects come into IT as contingent workers (IT as a department uses the most contingent workers in most organizations).

To successfully manage the contingent workforce supporting their departments, IT leaders will need visibility into:

  • The entire organization, not just full time employees
  • Skills, capabilities, and performance metrics to drive operational excellence
  • Audit and compliance metrics to maintain security and accountability
  • Identity management to avoid duplicated worker profiles
  • Ongoing spend at a macro and micro level
  • Analytics and insight into how to use data to model planning scenarios for contingent workers


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Jane Moran photo 2017 Jane Moran

About Jane: Recognized as the first woman to top Computer Weekly’s ranking of the 100 most influential people in technology, Jane Moran recently started her own company providing technology and digital strategy consulting.  Prior to this, Jane served as Unilever’s Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Advisor for nearly seven years.  Jane is focused on helping clients evolve their technology and digital strategy through enhancement and simplification of their IT environment, innovation through modern technology platform design, partnerships and collaborations, and enhancement of the cyber security strategy and security operations function.

Jane’s passion for technology comes from her roots as a developer.  At the beginning of her career, Jane built financial portfolio management and trading software applications.  She was an IT consultant to Fortune 500 companies for many years which included implementing large scale ERP and CRM platforms.  She has held CIO/CTO posts for the past 20 years, and prior to her experience with Unilever, she was Group CIO at Thomson Reuters.

Outside of Unilever Jane is a very active member of the global technology community.  She also holds two non-executive director positions with JP Morgan, JP Morgan Securities PLC and JP Morgan Europe Limited.

About Dan: Dan is the COO and Co-founder of Utmost. Prior to Utmost, Dan was a former SVP and senior management team member at Workday, holding several leadership roles. He is a proven leader in software and people management, with a long history of successful endeavors at software companies in Silicon Valley. 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.