Panel discussion on innovation in public procurement

In February 2020, I participated in a panel discussion on innovation in public procurement at the German “Day of the public contracting authority” at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

I was invited based on the whitepaper on strategic IT procurement I had written in 2019 and argued specifically for the introduction of “strategic procurement” officers in public contracting authorities that take a long-term view on issues like IT supplies, easier-to-handle procurement guidelines, and free and open source software for the public sector.

Here’s a conference report including a few sentences on our panel (in German):

Photo: " The former Kaiser-Wilhelm-Academy nowadays is the Berlin seat of the German federal ministry for economic affairs and energy " by Ansgar Koreng / CC BY 4.0 

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