Services Procurement Network:
Learn and Grow

Meet the Speakers
Graeme Robertson

Graeme has over 21 years’ experience in talent acquisition and non-permanent worker programmes. He has worked on the buy-side (8 years) and the supply-side (8 years) and for the past 5 years as a consultant advising both buy and sell-side.  Graeme has led global roll outs of inhouse and outsourced programmes and associated technology. He is experienced in leading change and in supporting change.  Graeme is a regular speaker at conferences and is passionate about the use of data in programmes.

Erika Thier
Global Consultant External Workforce Management

Erika has a dedication to continuous improvement and an aptitude for identifying process efficiencies. One of Novartis’ top priorities has been to ‘Accelerate the Tech, Data and Digital Journey’ and one key initiative was the implementation of the Multi - MSP operation of SAP Fieldglass to improve visibility, control, and reporting across Novartis’ MSP programs. She has also been the driving force behind the shift towards paperless operation through the introduction of digital contracts & e-signature technology.

Kayleigh Kuptz
Co Founder

Prior to launching her start-up, Kayleigh worked as a Senior Consultant for Accenture, then the Financial Services Sector, most recently a Head of Change for a private-equity backed Challenger Bank and Senior Business Manager at HSBC.  From her time at Accenture Strategy and a senior leader in change, Kayleigh uses her in-depth experience writing Statements of Work and complex commercial agreements to provision the expertise and content for Deployed’s digital Work Author – bringing innovation to services procurement to clients across the globe.

David Obadia
VP Global Strategic Partnerships

David has over 20 years of experience in the Talent and Services Procurement industry. He is currently heading up Vicoland’s global strategic partnerships. Previously, David was with SAP Fieldglass leading sales across the EMEA region.  Passionate about the future of work, he has built a wealth of knowledge and experience in External Workforce Management which he enjoys sharing.

Jessica Oakley
Global Head of External Workforce

In her role Jessica is responsible for ensuring compliant and effective solutions that give SAP access to the external workforce it needs.  Jessica has a personal focus on the "future of work" and a passion for the value that total talent and total workforce management can bring to the subject. 

Christian Morrall
Product Manager

Christian Morrall is a leading expert in the field of procurement for external labour. In the 15+ years working in the industry, Christian has implemented several VMS technologies for global programs, consulted on VMS expansion and also worked as a senior Product Manager for SAP Fieldglass focused on the Services Procurement Module. Most recently, Christian founded TalentNav, a platform to guide users to the correct sourcing application based on their workforce needs.

Vicky Revis
Regional Head of Fieldglass - EMEA North

Vicky is the leader of the SAP Fieldglass business in EMEA.  With over 20 years delivering External Workforce programmes across EMEA, she is passionate about the outcomes customers can achieve using technology to underpin their business objectives.  Vicky is known for her ‘tell it like it is’ approach and passionate about the impact management of the External Workforce and Services Procurement can drive for organisations. 

Elizabeth Stokoe
Professor of Social Interaction
Loughborough University

Elizabeth is a psychologist and conversation analyst, and her research focuses on how talk works - from first dates to medical communication; from police interviews to sales encounters, and from mediation to suicide crisis negotiation. She has authored and co authored her own books as well as published 150+ scientified papers.In addition to academic publishing, she is passionate about science communication, and has given talks at TED, New Scientist and any ther reputable institutions. Her research and biography were featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific. During the Covid-19 pandemic she has participated in a behavioural science sub-group of the UK Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and is a member of Independent SAGE behaviour group.

Jack Gordon
Global Category Director - HR & Professional Services
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