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Virtual Event: Procurement Excellence for Municipalities

Developing an Agile, More collaborative, and Cost-Efficient Digital Public Procurement System

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
Start: 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

Agenda Overview:

Municipalities are in the process of modernizing their public procurement process. But the COVID-19outbreak has either fast-tracked or directly disrupted, many of these initiatives. With urgent demands for supplies and services, plus a need to be as cost-efficient as possible, one certainty remains: municipalities need to be as solid on procurement fundamentals as possible. 

The success of procurement all depends on the ability to grow, modernize, and transform in a sustainable, scalable way. For municipalities, procurement also works best when it is embedded in the culture and strategy of local government decision-making.  

Join us at the Public Sector Network’s Procurement Excellence for Municipalities Virtual Event and hear the best strategies to streamline and strengthen the procurement process by modernizing the core foundations of process, technology, and culture. 

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Key Takeaways:

Understand how to modernize your procurement processes to extract value, reduce costs, and mitigate risks through a modernized procurement strategy 

Delve into how to best utilize open procurement data to predict and manage critical supply chains 

Discuss the impact of COVID-19 upon processes, supply chains, collaboration, and cost 

Evaluate how technology can help to modernize the procurement process  

Your Inspiring Speakers:

Mike Pacholok

Chief Procurement Officer
City of Toronto

Roger Lockwood

Director, Procurement
City of Edmonton 

Alexander Ralph

Chief Procurement Officer & Director of Supply Chain Management
City of Vancouver

Fadi Samara, M.Sc., PMP

Acting Director, Procurement Office
The Regional Municipality of York

Laura Cocuzzi

Laura Cocuzzi

Manager, Procurement Planning & Performance
Region of Peel

Mark Pain

SCMP, Purchasing Manager, Finance, Technology & Police Services
City of Coquitlam

Meighan Wark

Meighan Wark

Chief Administrative Officer
County of Huron

Barry Levine

Associate Partner, Consulting
EY Canada

John McClurg

John McClurg

SVP and BlackBerry Chief Information Security Officer

Omar Salaymeh


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Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Welcome from PSN
12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Welcome: Refining your Approach to Procurement Post-COVID
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Taking Advantage of a Shared Mission: How Intelligence Sharing is Critical Amongst Local Government
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
BlackBerry Partner Session: In the Wake of SolarWinds: Implications for Procurement and Contract Management
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Government Case Study: Business Application Resilience – Overview
1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT
Government Case Study: From “Lagging” to “Leading”: How the City of Edmonton is Innovating in the Public Sector
1:20pm ET / 10:20am PT
1:30pm ET / 10:30am PT
Panel Session: Best Practices to Streamline Procurement and Tendering Processes in your Organization
2:15pm ET / 11:15am PT
End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For Public Sector only

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