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Virginia Forum 2014 in Pictures by Jon Hansen

December 17, 2014


They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Based on these great shots from the Virginia Forum 2014, I think this is true. The above shot is from the panel discussion that I had moderated on Leveraging The Power of Procurement. I am standing before the panel in the orange shirt in the upper […]

Virginia makes SDCE 100 list for 2014 by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2014


Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray’s character is locked in a perpetual loop in which he is forced to relive the same day over and over and over again? Eventually Murray’s character realizes that he can actually learn from his experiences and use them to both anticipate and respond to […]

Revised Forrester Wave Report confirms what I have been saying since 2007 . . . eVA is tops in public procurement by Jon Hansen

April 4, 2014


From my very first Yes Virginia posts (Part 1 and Part 2) in September 2007, I have believed without any uncertainty that the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eVA eProcurement platform is a model that governments around the world should emulate. This is especially true given the fact that the vast majority of initiatives in the public […]

#eVAForum2013 Blue Ocean Brain: Blazing a new (vendor category) trail?

November 1, 2013


While we are all familiar with the expression “originality is your ability to conceal your source,” what happens when you are the “originator” and therefore have no point of reference from which to begin. As a vendor looking to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Blue Ocean Brain believes that they fall into this […]

Former key executive for successful Scottish Government initiative talks about automation success and failure

April 28, 2011


Ian Burdon, who recently entered the ranks of the private sector, and has held a number of key executive positions within the Scottish Government including being at the helm of the eProcurement Scotland initiative as it’s Program Manager and chief champion, joined me earlier today on the PI Inquisitive Eye from the UK. Ian provided […]

Virginia’s Interim Report of the Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board is Both Important and Telling

January 18, 2011


As many of you will readily recall, I had the opportunity and privilege to talk with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s new Secretary of Administration Lisa Hicks-Thomas on the PI Window on Business Show this past December.  Here is the link to the on-demand broadcast for those who may have missed it; From Deputy Attorney General […]

eVA: Your Still The One!

October 21, 2010


You are still the one that makes me shout Still the one and I wouldn’t switch We’re still having fun, and you’re still the one… Lyrics from the song “Still The One” by Orleans With the decision to resume my speaking schedule (I had taken time off to write three books), I have had the […]

Profiles of Professional Acccomplishment Series: The People Behind eVA’s Success

January 22, 2010


For those readers who have been following the Procurement Insights Blog over the past two to three years you are undoubtedly familiar with our coverage of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s highly successful eVA procurement program. This coverage of course has extended beyond this blog to include the “Yes Virginia” white paper, as well as a […]

Seven Steps to Success: Jump Start Government Contract Series

December 8, 2009


    Series Description: It would be difficult for me to actually provide a number relative to how many times I have referenced the problems associated with what I refer to as an eroding supply based. Over the past few years, and more recently within the pages of this blog or on the virtual airwaves […]

The Gathering Storm (What is Behind LinkedIn Policy Regarding Member Usage?)

July 30, 2009


I would have to say that my July 28th interview with Neal Schaffer (including the lead-up to the actual broadcast) was equal parts interesting, thought provoking and to a certain degree surreal. While the segment answered as many questions as it created, based on the flurry of calls, e-mails and yes even responses to my […]