New IQN Community Forums Bring Together Regional Customers and Contingent Workforce Experts for Networking on Best Practices

Thought leaders from Spend Matters and Ardent Partners to share success strategies for innovating non-employee workforce programs

Denver – September 27, 2016IQN, the leading, independent provider of non-employee workforce management solutions, is introducing a series of IQN Community Forum events to provide customers, partners and contingent labor thought leaders the opportunity to network in a personalized, intimate group setting. Participants will be able to share ideas and collaborate on success strategies, technology innovations and best practices that drive greater visibility, control and value from their non-employee labor programs in today’s highly-competitive gig economy. During October and November 2016, IQN will host forums in Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; San Francisco, California and Charlotte, North Carolina with plans to announce additional dates in 2017. Requested topics include strategies on winning the war for top talent, effectively utilizing statement of work (SOW) labor, understanding risks and rewards of self-managed programs, and adhering to evolving co-employment regulations. “Our customers asked us for more high-impact, low-time commitment opportunities to collaborate with their peers, IQN partners and industry experts,” says Brian Hoffmeyer, Group Vice President of Marketing Strategies. “We’re responding with our new IQN Community Forums, and making it convenient to attend by scheduling events in and near cities where customers are concentrated.” Adds Hoffmeyer, “At IQN, we continuously look for opportunities to create high-value experiences for our customers—whether that means offering new platform functionality, welcoming value-add partners into our ecosystem or holding events to encourage idea sharing on how to profitably manage and grow contingent labor programs.” Schedule of IQN Community Forum Events for October-November 2016 IQN will welcome customers; members of the IQNConnect network of technology, supplier and MSP partners; and other invited guests to participate in the IQN Community Forums. These complimentary events will include speaker(s), roundtable discussions, networking opportunities and a delicious meal. Interested parties can register and obtain driving directions by clicking on the links below:
  • Chicago, Illinois – Tuesday, October 25 from 11:30 to 2:00 pm CT at Morton’s Steakhouse. Featured speakers: Andrew Karpie, Research Director, Services and Labor Procurement, Spend Matters; Dave Elliott-Smith, Global Practice Consultant – SOW Solutions, Kelly OCG. Sponsored by KellyOCG.
  • Columbus, Ohio – Thursday, October 27 from 11:30 to 2:00 pm ET at Mitchell’s Ocean Club. Featured speakers: Chris Dwyer, Research Director and Vice President of Operations, Ardent Partners; Tom Boyle, Vice President,Product, Montage. Sponsored by Montage.
  • San Francisco, California – Wednesday, November 9 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm PT at Morton’s Steakhouse. Featured speakers: Karen Gonzalez, SVP of Global Sales, Bartech; Christian Teague, VP of Global Sales, Bartech; Matt Pierce, Director, Hired. Sponsored by Bartech and Hired.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina – Thursday, November 10 from 11:30 to 2:00 pm ET at Morton’s Steakhouse. Featured speakers: David Cooper, EVP Strategy, Genesys Talent; Gijo George, Director, Strategic Sourcing, AmeriCold Logistics, LLC;. Sponsored by Genesys Talent.
For more information on IQN Community Forums, visit IQN at or contact Rebecca Daup-Herre, IQN Events Manager at   ###   About IQN IQN is the leading independent technology provider of Vendor Management System (VMS) software for Global 2000 companies. IQN’s products enable enterprises to intelligently manage and optimize complex services procurement and contingent workforce programs. Since 1999, IQN’s products have been delivering procurement visibility and predictability, helping corporate leaders around the globe increase profitability, mitigate risk and compete more effectively. For more information, visit For media inquiries, please contact: Brian Hoffmeyer IQN 303-563-1587

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