Browsing All posts tagged under »NASA«

Will The U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program work in Canada?

July 11, 2017


“Many Canadian startups say it’s harder to sell to Ottawa than to foreign customers . . . Current procurement approaches are geared toward big, established firms and [are] cumbersome and complicated for smaller firms to navigate.” – December 27th, 2016 Globe And Mail article It is said that recognizing a problem is half the battle. While I agree […]

MarketDojo: A Dragon’s Den View by Jon Hansen

February 4, 2014


Editor’s Note: On December 19th, 2013 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate MarketDojo, a New Wave company that that helps clients to “maximize” their purchasing power.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of experts provide their take on the interview and offer […]

Xchanging’s acquisition of MM4 already bearing fruit as the company played an important role in landing STS contract by Jon Hansen

November 26, 2013


“We used MM4’s technology in a logistics test case for STS.  The case demonstrated that the use of the tool could assist in providing significant savings.  MM4’s technology will play (is already playing) a role in delivering savings for STS, as part of a seamless, tailored bundle of sourcing services we are building to meet the goals of […]

Failure and a lack of preparation pose the greatest risk to public sector shared services success

May 19, 2011


Editor’s Note: The one time I open myself up to the possibility that a shared services strategy actually worked, and look what happens . . . This being said the following is my original post referencing my coverage of Arbuthnot’s April 2010 presentation at the 3rd Annual Business of Government Summit.  While I will always […]

NASA’s Success with Shared Services Determinedly Led and Clearly Explained by Richard Arbuthnot

May 3, 2010


What was most interesting about the presentation given by Richard Arbuthnot at last week’s 2010 Business of Government Summit in Washington, D.C. is the fact that he accomplished what so few have been able to do relative to implementing a shared services strategy . . . clearly explain why it worked at NASA and, identify […]