back to main menu
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 1:00 ‒ 3:30 pm EDT
This event has already passed

Hundreds of suppliers and government buyers participated in our global Barriers to Entry study – and at this Symposium, we will release the results and hear directly from government leaders on how agencies are working to bring in more emerging and non-traditional companies to the public sector — and explore case studies of solutions already underway to address those barriers.

General Cameron Holt (Air Force) will share his insights,  and government leaders from across Federal, state and local agencies will speak about their experiences and solutions to these challenges.

Leaders from across Federal, state and local government will share solutions with you to help more emerging businesses succeed in government markets. Plus, we will cover case studies to help emerging companies form their strategies for doing business in the government sector.

0

Agenda. WHAT TO EXPECT

DAY 1
February 25th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm – Barriers to Entry Survey/Study Results
    • Ash Bedi, Managing Partner, PSF
    • Raj Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO, PSF
    • Professor Rob Handfield, NC State University
  • 1:20 pm – Opening Remarks: General Cameron Holt
  • 1:40 pm – Panel on Challenges and Solutions
    • Ben McMartin (moderator), Managing Partner, PSF
    • Dan Finkenstadt, Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
    • Jennifer Riddle Doherty, Director of Procurement Shared Services, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education
    • Hannah Hunt, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Army Futures Command
    • Richard Pennington, Public Procurement Author & Teacher at National Institute of Governmental Purchasing
    • Sean Correll, Head of Public Sector, Ivalua
  • 2:40 pm – Case Studies
    • Greg Spearman, Purchasing Director at City of Tampa
    • Mike Karaki and Global & Strategic Partnerships, US Army DEVCOM GVSC
    • Rachel Dougherty, Enterprise Contracts Counsel, Office of State Procurement at State of Minnesota

Speakers

General Holt
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting
Ash Bedi
Public Spend Forum
Managing Partner
Sean Correll
Ivalua
Head of Public Sector
Jennifer Riddle Doherty
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education
Director of Procurement Shared Services
Rachel Dougherty
Office of State Procurement at State of Minnesota
Attorney--Enterprise Contracts Counsel
Dan Finkenstadt
Naval Postgraduate School
Assistant Professor
Hannah Hunt
Army Futures Command
Chief Product and Innovation Officer
Mike Karaki
US Army DEVCOM GVSC
Global & Strategic Partnerships
Ben McMartin
Public Spend Forum
Managing Partner
Richard Pennington
Public Procurement Author & Teacher at National Institute of Governmental Purchasing
Raj Sharma
Public Spend Forum
Co-Founder and CEO
Greg Spearman
City of Tampa
Purchasing Director
Rob Handfield
NC State University
Professor
GovShop logo
A single place to search, find and connect with suppliers for the public sector market
Start Search