To help state leaders address these questions and explore evolving state procurement for new agility and value creation, the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) convened State Chief Administrators and Chief Procurement Officials for the NASCA and NASPO Topical Roundtable on Procurement Leadership October 10-11, 2017. During this Roundtable, facilitators from Leadership for a Networked World and the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, Richard
Pennington, Dugan Petty, and Gary Zura guided sessions and discussions, providing opportunities for leaders to collaborate with their peers in other states to identify challenges, brainstorm solutions, and develop action steps for driving transformation.
Through a series of presentations, panels and moderated discussions, the Roundtable culminated in an ideation session, in which participants worked together to develop new ideas and strategies for modernizing procurement to respond to the velocity of change and increase value generation in their states.
By sharing highlights from this event, leadership insights, and concrete action steps, we hope this report will inspire and inform public sector leaders across the country as they modernize procurement processes.