What can vendors do to work better with the government? And how can the government change the ways it procures so the best solution gets into the hands of citizens quickly? These questions are the elephant in the room of many IT projects—and this workshop looks at how to address them. In a unique format combining the private and public sector, we’ll examine changes to procurement and procedure, the balance between DIY and off-the-shelf solutions, and how to ensure the right product or service bets built without creating expensive one-time services that can’t be maintained or scaled.
Questions our presenters will respond to:
Participants will get a sense of what current roadblocks to federal procurement exist, where procurement is headed (e.g. Agile), and what sore points continue to hinder both the buyers and sellers. Speakers will provide examples of new tools and procurement procedures, best practices in other public sectors and will explore how to develop procurements where both SMEs and multinational corporations can compete in fair, open and transparent processes.