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Public Procurement Change Agents Podcast - 50+ Episodes

Interview with Aubrey Leigh Goodwin, State of Mississippi Finance Executive

Career Week: Public Procurement as a Career Path

Our Year of Content in Review

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs and Public Procurement - Where do they Connect?

Sarah O'Brien, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Infographic

Celebrating Public Procurement Professionals

Video Clips

Grounding Automation Projects in Business Value

Making Sense of Procurement Automation Choices

Building the Workbench for Procurement Automation

Transactional Procurement Automation

Transformational Procurement Automation


Pressing through Headwinds

System Thinking in Procurement

Let's talk about Strategic Sourcing

Investing in Spend Data Management

How will we know an Innovator when we see one?

Procurement Automation's "Burning Why"

Five things Procurement Should Expect from ERP

Towards a New Public Procurement Playbook

Procurement: The New Normal

Applying Capacity, Agility and Resiliency to Remodelling Operations

What if the Offices Stay Empty?

Preparing for FEMA Reimbursement

Vetting Suppliers: "Now, Who Are You Again?"


Rob Handfield and Steve Nichols on Supply Resiliency and Ransomware

Creating Content - When That's Not What You Do for a Living (NIGP Chapter Presentation)

Strategic Pillars of Procurement Modernization

(Patti Bowers, Barry Zimmerman, Michelle McNellis)

Procurement Agility Session

(Aaron Carter)

Strategic Sourcing Applied Panel

(Ann Dolan, Gary Lambert, Ash Shetty, Justin Sullivan)

CIO Innovation in the New Normal Panel

(Ying Chan, Tanya Hannah, Sam Segran, Jim Weaver)

Designing the New Normal Panel

(Carol Wilson, Adboul Kabaou, Gisella Higgins)

Higher Education Panel

(Ed Mills, Calvin Lyons, Jenny Doherty)


Aaron Carter (U Ilinois)

Carol Wilson (Connecticut)

Jaime Schorr (Maine)

Jenn Meyers Interview (City of Tucson)

Jim Colangelo Interview (Michigan)

Biko Taylor (KIPP Texas)

Nicholas Tincher (University of Wisconsin)

Rob Handfield on Supply Chain

Procurement and Technology Security Standards (StateRAMP discussion)