2011 NASPO Annual Conference
September 21, 2011
The 64th NASPO Annual Conference took place in Austin, Texas September 11-14, 2011. Chief Procurement Officers and staff from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands attended the meeting.
Key Topics included Best Value Procurement, Cloud Computing, and eProcurement Solutions
NASPO's Annual Conference is a time for members to engage in in-depth, peer-to-peer information exchange focusing on procurement successes, issues, and initiatives from other states as well as other governmental jurisdictions. Sessions at this year's conference included:
Best Value Procurement (presentation by Dean Kashiwagi of Arizona State University and follow-up panel discussion with four states practicing Best Value Procurement concepts)Cloud Computing & Data Security (presentation by Janine Anthony Bowen, Paul Mayne, and Dugan Petty moderated by Richard Pennington)eProcurement Solutions (preview of the upcoming WSCA/NASPO Market Center e-Catalog System by SciQuest and follow-up session with two states currently implementing solutions in their states)