Businesses learned a harsh lesson in 2020: those that could not adapt to the major shifts in work optimization were the ones that could not survive months of extreme disruption. As 2021 careens towards its end, another new year is on the horizon, and businesses must prepare for perhaps the most critical period of their history given the direction of the economy and the labor market. The shift towards “flexibility as the Future of Work” means that enterprises must execute in a more dynamic manner.
Fresh off the heels of its landmark Future of Work Exchange Report for 2021, join Ardent Partners’ SVP of Research, Christopher J. Dwyer and Beeline’s Director of Product Strategy, Judy Bumgarner, as they highlight the major market trends that are driving businesses to focus on the evolution of talent, technology, and business transformation. The two will cover:
Judy Bumgarner is an experienced product strategist focused on extended workforce solutions. Over the course of her career, her opportunities to listen to the needs of customers has allowed her to lead the development and implementation of solutions across the world for many fortune 50 & 500 companies. Judy led the initiative for global expansion and established a global footprint of Beeline into EMEA, APAC and LATAM. In addition to her global expertise, Judy has focused on solutions for Oil & Gas and Light Industrial markets as well as digital experiences for MSP, Supplier, and Talent users. She has partnered with the top MSP & Suppliers in the world and her expertise has allowed her to lead and play an integral role in the future of work, having evaluated over 20 vendor management solutions and several technologies to build an adaptable ecosystem to manage contingent workforce.
Judy is leading Beeline’s product strategy for the Client Portfolio and furthering their role as the leading platform to manage the extended workforce.
For the past 15 years, Christopher J. Dwyer has been the industry’s preeminent contingent workforce management (CWM) analyst and an early Future of Work evangelist. His research focuses on the application of innovative workforce and technology strategies that help businesses around the world optimize how work is done. Dwyer is the author of hundreds of research studies and briefs related to CWM, talent acquisition, human resources, and supply management, and the underlying technologies that enterprises can utilize to improve how talent is engaged and managed. This research has enabled thousands of organizations make smarter technology investment decisions related to their talent and workforce needs.
As the Senior Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners, Dwyer oversees all research programs related to talent and workforce management. His research and consulting in the digital and on-demand staffing space have helped revolutionize how businesses source talent and labor. Dwyer is also the architect behind the new Future of Work Exchange site, which has quickly become a groundbreaking destination for HR, talent acquisition, procurement, and other key business executives as they seek the best strategies, solutions, and innovative tools for managing the arena of work and talent.
Dwyer is the voice behind Contingent Workforce Weekly, the industry’s first podcast dedicated to the contingent workforce industry. Now in its sixth season, the podcast is one of the top Future of Work-oriented shows across all major podcast platforms.
Dwyer has been quoted/featured in USA Today, Staffing.com, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, CNBC, The Recruitment Innovation Exchange, and other major business publications. He has been honored multiple times by HRO Today (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016) as an “Analyst and Advisor Superstar” and was twice recognized as a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine (in 2014 and 2019). And, in 2018, he was named as a “Top 100 Future of Recruitment Influencer” by Onalytica.