Browsing All posts tagged under »Karen Evans«

My Most Memorable Radio Segments

September 7, 2017


Isn’t it funny that you do not realize how quickly and imperceptibly time slips away? You blink, and your newborn baby girl is suddenly twelve and talking about boys. By the way, to all prospective suitors, I carry in my trunk at all times a shovel and a bag of lye – just saying. Anyway, […]

To what degree does legislation and related policy affect either positively or negatively the government tendering process?

June 28, 2011


I write tenders & oversee tender evaluations for an Australian govt body – and I’ve always included criteria around “innovative” business processes & systems. Sadly the responses to these questions are usually very disappointing and just offer up the industry standard fare… I don’t think that a supplier having a competitive advantage contradicts the concept […]

Poll results indicate that the government is only accessing 25% of its total possible supply base

April 28, 2011


Even though it is still early in the process, our recent poll on LinkedIn is delivering some interesting results. To this point in time, 55% of respondents to the question Winning bidders for government tenders are decided before the RFP is issued 90% of the time – does this surprise you? said no, while 20% […]

Is Google’s recent suit against DOI based more on an entitlement mindset or a misguided understanding of transparency?

November 2, 2010


“The process for winning government contracts is truly based on the ability of a supplier to legitimately and transparently win preference with government buyers.” Judy Bradt, Washington-based expert author whose new book discusses her more than 20 years helping 6,000 clients to win in excess of $300 million in U.S. Government contracts It never ceases […]

eWorld Dispatch 1 – Roundtable on Outsourcing and Security in the Cloud Challenges

September 29, 2010


The following is a re-post from the Essential Connections Blog Broadcasting to both a virtual audience as well as a live audience simultaneously is exciting and energizing in that you have a rare opportunity to not only hear but see the reactions to a tremendously interesting and insightful guest panel, whose positions on the subject […]

Roundtable on Outsourcing and Security in the Cloud just one highlight for eWorld 2010

September 10, 2010


The PI Window on Business Show is launching a busy Fall schedule which includes our 200th Episode Anniversary Special and Live Event Feeds from both London and Stockholm.  For those who did not have the opportunity to tune in to the broadcast, here is the link to our 100th Episode Special . The Live Event […]

10th Annual IBX Purchasing Executive Summit Keynote Focuses on Social Media’s Influence on the Purchasing World

July 29, 2010


When I was asked to both speak at as well as moderate the 10th Annual IBX Purchasing Executive Summit in Stockholm in early October, it represented what is quickly becoming a busy fall speaking schedule that will also take me to places such as the United Kingdom and British Columbia. The focus of my Keynote […]

Clarity in Contracting . . . More Than a Question of Automation (A Contract IQ Post)

July 17, 2010


“That said and in line with the above referenced October 30th, 2008 Procurement Insights post, Evans stressed the importance for government buyers to “put out has much information as possible to remove any barriers or perceived barriers for suppliers.” While Evans stressed the importance of reaching out and engaging as many suppliers as possible, especially […]

Security in the Cloud and other (unscripted) musings from leading industry experts

July 13, 2010


In yesterday’s post “Calculating Digital Capital and what it means to traditional ERP vendors” I had referenced an article by DK Matai that appeared in the July 12th edition of the Huffington Post. Titled “Digital Capital and Cloud Computing’s Asymmetric Risks,” I focused predominantly on the Digital Capital aspect of Matai’s musings as it related to […]

Calculating Digital Capital and what it means to traditional ERP vendors

July 13, 2010


In the just released white paper titled “Transparency in Government Procurement” Karen Evans the former CIO for the U.S. Federal Government under the Bush Administration hit the proverbial nail on the head when she made the statement that “products” (re technology), does “not replace skill sets,” and that “vendors have to change their business models” […]