Since 2006, Christopher J. Dwyer has been one of the world’s foremost spend management experts and leading authority on contingent workforce management (CWM), authoring hundreds of research studies and evangelizing the evolution of the non-employee workforce. Dwyer is the voice behind Contingent Workforce Weekly, the industry’s first (and only) weekly podcast dedicated to this space, and is an expert on the future of work and gig economy. Dwyer has been a prominent analyst voice for over a decade, previously leading the Aberdeen Group’s Global Supply Management practice before joining Ardent Partners in 2013. He currently leads the firm’s coverage on complex spend management, which includes CWM, business travel and expense management, meetings/events management, and other key indirect spend categories. Dwyer has been recognized four times as a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine and as an “Analyst and Advisor Superstar” by HRO Today.