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Virtual Event:
Procurement Transformation

Delivering simpler, more accessible, and cost-efficient procurement systems for the US public sector

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (Start: 12.00pm ET / 9.00am PT)

Agenda Overview:

Around the US, efforts have been underway to modernize the public procurement process. The COVID-19 outbreak has either fast-tracked, or directly disrupted, many of these initiatives.

With urgent demands for supplies and services, coming up against a need to be as cost-efficient as possible, one certainty remains: it is essential for government at all levels to be as solid on procurement fundamentals as possible. What has been learned from recent history as states and localities had to vie for limited stock of PPE and how are those lessons being applied to both pandemic and emergency preparedness, as well as the broader procurement process? The ability to grow, modernize, and transform in the long run depends on that foundation.

How can the procurement function in the public sector rapidly adapt to the changes that are needed and improve the speed to market during these unprecedented times?

Join us at the Public Sector Network’s Procurement Transformation Virtual Event and hear best procurement strategies from across the public sector.

Key Takeaways:

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

Corporate 2

Explore how procurement can support businesses & the economy as a whole by maximizing use of local and regional suppliers, with an increased focus on minority and women-owned businesses

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

Corporate 4

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

Event Speakers:

Patti Bowers, DSCIO & Chief Procurement Officer,North Carolina Department of Information Technology

Patti Bowers

DSCIO & Chief Procurement Officer
North Carolina Department of Information Technology

Jim Colangelo, Chief Procurement Officer, State of Michigan

Jim Colangelo

Chief Procurement Officer
State of Michigan

Michelle McNellis

COE Acquisition Director,

Trevor Wagner, Testing and Sharing Lead, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL)

Trevor Wagner

Testing and Sharing Lead, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL)

Phil Broughton

Phil Broughton

Head of Business Programs - The Americas
CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply)

Barry Zimmerman

Deputy Purchasing Manager
Multnomah County (OR)

Sougata Banerjee, Managing Director - Procurement & Business Services Advisory, KPMG USA

Sougata Banerjee

Managing Director - Procurement & Business Services Advisory

Ian Silver

Senior Director - Procurement Advisory

Darin Matthews, Director of West Coast Operations, Negometrix USA

Darin Matthews

Director of West Coast Operations
Negometrix USA

Dustin Lanier Civic Initiatives Public Procurement Solutions

Dustin Lanier

Civic Initiatives

Sean Correll, Head of Public Sector, Ivalua

Sean Correll

Head of Public Sector

Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Welcome from Public Sector Network
12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Opening: Refining your Approach to Procurement Post-COVID
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Government Keynote Session: A Framework for Federal Procurement Innovation
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Partner Session: Guiding Principles for Successful eProcurement Implementation
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Government Case Study: Transforming the Back Office into the Customer Experience Department
1:05 pm ET / 10:05am PT
Partner Session: Procurement in the Cloud
1:20 pm ET / 10:20am PT
1:25pm ET / 10:25 PT
Partner Session: Examining the Building Blocks for Successful Procurement Digitization
1:50pm ET / 10:50am PT
Panel Session: Identifying& Exploring the Strategic Pillars of Procurement Modernization
2:10pm ET / 11:10am PT
Closing Remarks from Chair / End of Session

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