Government Procurement
Transformation Insights

Online: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 12:00-2:40pm ET

Event Overview

Delivering a simpler, more accessible, and cost-efficient public procurement system.

Procurement is a key strategic process for the public sector to satisfy its constituents by delivering the right products and services on time. Technology is at the core of implementing a successful procurement process. The objective of procurement transformation is to perform tasks and processes more efficiently using technology to deliver benefits seamlessly, without impacting its current operation. Without a robust procurement platform, it can be difficult for agencies to scale their procurement processes or address the challenges of transparency.

Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at our virtual event: Government Procurement Transformation Insights. We will bring together thought leaders as they examine such topics as Artificial Intelligence (AI), a supplier diversity program, efficiencies through a client service model, procurement and technology modernization, and technology/transparency in government contracting.


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Benefits of Attending

Identify best practices in artificial Intelligence (AI), a supplier diversity program, efficiencies through a
client service model, procurement and technology modernization, and technology/transparency in
government contracting

Examine strategies to engage with minority groups in the public sector through a supplier diversity program

Learn how technology can help overcome the top barriers to modern procurement, and what improvements are needed

Examine and address challenges that occur from procurement drive initiatives

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers:

JAIME SCHORR - Chief Procurement Officer, State of Maine

Jaime Schorr

Chief Procurement
Officer,
State of Maine

GEORGE SCHUTTER - Chief Procurement  Officer, District of Columbia

George Schutter

Chief Procurement
Officer,
District of Columbia

SEAN CARROLL - Chief Procurement Officer, New York State Office of General Services

Sean Carroll

Chief Procurement Officer,
New York State Office of General Services

Gregory Spearman, Purchasing Director, City of Tampa

Gregory Spearman

Purchasing Director,
City of Tampa

Michael McKenna Miller, Director of Strategic Procurement, Administration and Finance, City of Boston

Michael McKenna Miller

Director of Strategic Procurement, Administration and Finance,
City of Boston

Juliet Misconi, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Palm Bay Procurement Department

Juliet Misconi

Chief Procurement Officer,
City of Palm Bay Procurement Department

Sheshe Segar, Executive Director of Operations & Chief Diversity Officer, New York City Commission on Human Rights

Sheshe Segar

Executive Director of Operations & Chief Diversity Officer,
New York City Commission on Human Rights

Paul Evans, Contract Analyst, City of Glendale

Paul Evans

Contract Analyst,
City of Glendale

Key Sessions

Government KeynoteGovernment Case StudyPanel DiscussionPanel Discussion 2

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions in Procurement

Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into your procurement processes will give your team the tools it needs to support agency goals while setting a new standard for transforming data into a greater process efficiency, that’s agile, resilient, and ready for challenges. Key areas integrating artificial intelligence (AI) can support Procurement in:

  • Make better decisions- artificial intelligence (AI) can provide timely analytics and data-driven insights to make better sourcing decisions
  • Identify new opportunities-shifting through vast amounts of data, artificial intelligence (AI) can uncover new savings or revenue opportunities
  • Improve operations-artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to streamline or align internal operations

Promoting Procurement Efficiencies through a Client Service Model

Public procurement professionals are highly engaged in the intricacies of the procurement process. When procurement leaders seek to improve the efficiency of the procurement operations, the first inclination is to make changes to the procurement process. Reframing how we conduct acquisitions through a client services model provides a solution to increased efficiency by creating an individualized client-centric procurement experience. By assuming the role of business advisor, public procurement professionals can proactively engage clients and vendors to obtain a meeting of the minds between industry and the public sector, while also improving service delivery.

Inclusion and Innovation: Why do you need a Supplier Diversity Program?

As experts in the field of supplier diversity, our panelists will be discussing how government can build a Supplier Diversity program into their purchasing efforts in an equitable and effective way. This panel will address:

  • What is supplier diversity, and what is it not?
  • Why does supplier diversity matter to governments?
  • What does a supplier diversity program look like?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of building a supplier diversity program for your organization?
  • What is the economic impact of inclusive procurement?
  • How can supplier diversity be monitored and tracked effectively?

Technology and Transparency in Government Contracting

The public sector purchasing departments are adapting to fundamental changes in how RFPs are designed and distributed, as well as how government contracts are awarded. The arrival of new technologies to streamline the RFP process, make it easier for contractors to find and bid on opportunities, have had a positive impact on the procurement process.

Technology improvements will continue to play important roles in public sector contracting. As buying organizations and vendors increasingly adopt the technologies that disrupt conventional procurement processes, so too will the expectation of transparency become more prevalent at every step of government contracting

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives

Interactivity

An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services

What Your Peers Had to Say

Great lineup of speakers and panelists! It’s always great to hear about what others in the Industry are doing and positively impacting others.”
 – U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Very compelling to hear other leaders around the country trying to tackle these difficult questions. This is an opportunity to hear what has worked (or not) and spark ideas for our own communities.”
 – City of Richmond, Virginia

The information was very practical and highlighted everyday issues we encounter. I believe case studies help a lot in making the case for some of the more abstract concepts, so the real scenarios were really useful.”
– Broward County, Florida

Our Event Partners

Through our focused virtual events, PSN is dedicated to keeping public sector leaders plugged in and with their finger on the pulse of change. By showcasing a range of perspectives and solutions through case studies, panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynote speeches – you have the opportunity to learn from public sector leaders, share your initiatives, and continue to build the relevant and necessary communities that will help to impact the challenges of today and tomorrow.

  • Engage with key government executives and public sector leaders – including both decision makers and direct influencers – in Public Procurement.
  • Meet with representatives from State, Local, Tribal, & Territorial Government Departments and Agencies from around the United States
  • Explore and understand the pressing challenges and obstacles plaguing your potential clients
  • Promote your brand as an industry leader and forge lasting relationships
  • Leverage on-going discussions and collateral distribution opportunities through PSN’s community platform

For partnership opportunities, contact Mike LeFrank for more information ([email protected])