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Conor Smith is president of The BOSS Group, a leading provider of human capital solutions for the interactive, creative and marketing professions. Smith joined The BOSS Group in 2002 and has continued to steer the organization’s growth, in both geography and in service offerings. Smith was a visionary behind the launch of two successful start-ups born from The BOSS Group: Cella Consulting and Proposal Development Consultants. SmartCEO magazine named Smith 2014 Future 50 Winner, and Staffing Industry Analysts named him among the 100 most influential people in the staffing industry for 2014.




The State of the In-House Design Team: Results of the New Industry Report

Wednesday, May 6 • 11:30am – 12:15pm

What are the biggest challenges facing in-house creative teams? What processes and systems do the top corporate design departments use to manage their work? Who’s hiring, and who’s outsourcing? For the past five years, The BOSS Group, Cella Consulting and InSource have teamed up to benchmark the in-house creative community. The In-House Creative Services Industry Report documents responses from more than 400 in-house leaders representing Fortune 1000 companies across several business categories. Jackie Schaffer, vice president and general management of Cella, and her colleague Connor Smith, president of the The BOSS Group, will present "hot of the presses" findings and analysis from this year's In-House Creative Services Industry Report. They will share what's new, what's trending — and what all in-house managers and staffers need to know now.