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Procurement Innovation: A Discussion

October 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

How can we improve the way governments buy technology?

At Civic Hall Toronto, we’ve noticed that conversations about government innovation often turn into conversations about procurement. The way governments buy things–especially digital things–can make innovation difficult. But procurement can also be a powerful tool for enabling greater collaboration between the public and private sectors, and for bringing practices like agile development and usability testing into government.

On October 26, Civic Hall Toronto is hosting a special event for government members that’s all about procurement. We’ll hear from public servants from across the GTA who will share case studies and on-the-ground examples of procurement reform and innovation, with a focus on alternative models for procuring technology.

Speakers include:

Mike Pacholok, Chief Purchasing Officer, City of Toronto
Paula Kwan, Director, Civic Innovation Office, City of Toronto
Susan Chase, Director, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Town of Newmarket
Karen Gomez, Program Manager, Municipal Innovation Exchange, City of Guelph


11:30 – 12:00 Lunch & Networking
12:00 – 1:00 Case studies with Q&A
1:00 – 1:30 Discussion

This event is for government members only. Please email if you have questions.


October 26, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Centre for Social Innovation – 192 Spadina Ave.
192 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada


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