3rd Annual Business of Government Summit (Event Page)

“Building a Transparent, Collaborative and High-Performance Government Capable of Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century”


Broadcasting Live from Washington, DC April 27th & 28th

The PI Window on Business Show will be on the road covering the 3rd Annual Business of Government Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC on the 27th and 28th of April. (Use #govsummit to follow summit tweets on Twitter.)


PI Window on Business Show . . . Radio Has Never Sounded Better!

Broadcasting live from the venue itself, the PI Window on Business Broadcast Booth which this year is sponsored by Elcom International, will cover key sessions of the conference as well as on the spot interviews with conference attendees and participants.

"Building Bridges"

This year’s summit promises to be both exciting and informative as the main theme is centered around discussing priorities the Obama administration is focusing on for complete government transformation including:

  • Addressing high-priority performance goals
  • Improving human capital management
  • Closing the technology gap
  • Creating a more participatory government
  • Eliminating waste and boosting customer satisfaction

Event Page Schedule

This event page will provide an outline of the schedule venues we will be covering during the summit on PI Window on Business Radio, PI Inquisitive Eye TV* and the Essential Connections Blog.

PI Window on Business (on Blog Talk Radio)

Tuesday, April 27th (Session 1, 9:00 to 10:30 Noon EST)

Session 1 (Keynote) Segment Title: Contracting To Win: Buyer and Seller Responsibilities in 21st Century Government Procurement (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

The Chief Performance Officer and his team at the Office of Management and Budget have created an ambitious agenda addressing the focus needed for the greatest impact on government programs. As part of these priorities, it will be critical that those who contract with the government are delivering what they promised, in terms of price, schedule and performance.

This session will examine the roles of both the supplier and buyer as it relates to what has to take place to ensure contracting success starting with the pre-RFP process through to contract award and management within a transparent, collaborative and high-performance government procurement practice.

Section 1 – Pre-RFP Process: Preparing For Success
Section 2 – After The “Win”
Section 3 – The Relationship Factor
Section 4 – The Ultimate Goal

Jon Hansen
Author and Host, PI Window on Business Show

Check out our new SlideCast Feature which synchronizes the audio from my Washington Keynote address at the 2010 Government Summit, with the corresponding PowerPoint Slides.

Note: also be sure to continue listening after the presentation for a bonus excerpt of my interview with the then Canadian Trade Minister Stockwell Day regarding the Canada-U.S. Buy American exemption negotiations.

Your feedback regarding our new SlideCast service would of course be appreciated.

View more webinars from Jon Hansen.
NOTE: If you cannot access the audio from this page, use the following link: Washington Summit 2010 Keynote

Tuesday, April 27th (Session 2, 11:00 to 12:00 Noon EST)

Session 2 (Panel Discussion) Segment Title: Change Management: The Cornerstone Of Effective Transformation (Click to Access)

The current environment of transparency, efficiency and effectiveness constitutes a change in the way the government does business today. Declaration of a new concept can only be effective if an Agency or organization is willing to adapt to and adopt to this new way of doing business. Change Management – the cornerstone of effective transformation – is a significant tool in helping to shift the behaviors of an organization to support a new mission, vision or direction. In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Address stakeholder needs, secure their support and minimize resistance to change
  • Determine which combination of techniques to draw upon from across a diverse set of disciplines – business process, human capital strategy, strategic communications, learning and performance
  • Discuss the critical success factors to implement and sustain tangible results

Moderator: Dave Mader, VP (Booz Allen Hamilton)

Visit www.businessofgovsummit.com for panelist updates.


Admiral James M. Loy
USCG, Ret.; Senior Counselor
The Cohen Group
Steve Kelman
Harvard University Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management; Editor
International Public Management Journal
Ron Sanders
Former Chief Human Capital Officer
Max Stier
President and CEO
Partnership for Public Service 

Tuesday, April 27th (Session 3, 12:30 to 2:00 PM EST)

Session 3 Title: Start-Up Success Stories: From Organizational Models To Rollout Strategies (Click to Access)

Initiating a strict commitment to a high-performance government operation can be intimidating, even with the recognized positive outcomes; however, when designing your organizational framework, an educated decision on which model and rollout strategy is right for you is the key to success. What types of models have worked well in the public sector already, and who is currently using them? What did these organizations take into account when establishing an agenda for a smooth rollout? This presentation will provide specific examples and answer the fundamental questions that go into deciding on an organizational model and learning how to effectively put it into action. In this session, you will learn about the following:

  • The difference between various performance-driven approaches, from decentralized to centralized, to help you decide on an organizational model that works for you
  • Types of organizational models and successful examples of each in the public sector
  • Specific variables that need to be accounted for when deciding on an appropriate rollout strategy—one that will lead to sustainability and allow opportunity for growth
  • Options for rollout strategies and who has used them

Sam Poston
SVP-Shared Services and Federal Government Lead

Tuesday, April 27th (Session 4, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST)

Session 4 (Roundtable) Segment Title: What is Transparency in Government? (Click to Access)

In my keynote address “Contracting To Win: Buyer and Seller Responsibilities in 21st Century Government Procurement” this morning I made the statement that “transparency is not holding fast to the illusion of a level playing field, but to a clear understanding of the layout of the field itself.”

To expand on this concept of transparency further, I will refer to a comment that was made by Washington-based expert author Judy Bradt who, as I will mention in her introductory bio has helped more than 6,000 clients win in excess of $300 million US in government contracts, during Part 3 of our 7-Part “Seven Steps to Success: Jump Start Government Contracts” Series on Blog Talk Radio. Specifically, Judy’s point that “the process for winning government contracts is truly based on the ability of a supplier to legitimately and transparently win preference with government buyers.”

Joining me in this probing 60-minute segment on what transparency really means in the realms of public sector or government procurement is a guest panel of experts whose experience, expertise and insights will shed some much needed light on a subject that has often eluded a practical, real-world definition.

Moderator: Jon Hansen (The PI Social Media Network)

Panelists: Tim Cummins (CEO, IACCM), Judy Bradt (Summit Insights), Colin Cram (Marc1 Ltd, Towards Tesco author) and Karen Evans (former CIO, United States Government)

Wednesday, April 28th (Session 1, 9:00 to 10:30 AM EST)

Session 1 Title: Defining Business Viability with Advanced Service Portfolio Management (Click to Access)

Appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 1999, Rick Arbuthnot is recognized for his executive leadership and credited with introducing significant initiatives across the Agency, such as the Competency Management System, Executive Succession Planning, and Manage to Budget. He is also recognized for his expertise in organizational structure and design. Most recently, he managed all aspects of NASA’s Shared Services effort and has served as the Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), since March, 2004.

As Executive Director, Rick managed the largest A-76 public-private procurement competition in the Agency’s history, as well as leading the Agency Transition Team, tasked with executing the minute details associated with consolidating Agency-wide administrative activities across ten geographically dispersed centers in the areas of Human Resources (HR), Procurement, Financial Management and Information Technology.

In addition to leading the competition and Agency transition activities, Rick now manages all aspects of activating NASA’s newest field Center, including defining the organization structure and staffing the nearly 500-person organization, ensuring all facility, IT and business systems, including charge-back mechanisms, are in place to operate the organization.

Richard E. Arbuthnot, Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center, NASA

PI Inquisitive Eye TV (*on USTREAM & YouTube)

Video Dispatch from Washington (April 28th, 2010)

Essential Connections Blog

The Essential Connections Blog features guest posts by industry experts such as Judy Bradt, IACCM’s Tim Cummins and Mark Amtower to name just a few.

April 15th – PI Window on Business Show will be live on location at 3rd Annual Business of Government Summit

April 16th - According to the majority of those who responded to poll, transparency and government are anything but synonymous

April 29th – Video Dispatch from the 3rd Annual Government Summit in Washington, D.C.

May 3rd – Washington Dispatch No. 1: NASA’s Success with Shared Services Determinedly Led and Clearly Explained by Richard Arbuthnot

May 6th – Washington Dispatch No. 2: New SlideCast Feature – Contracting to Win (Washington Keynote Summit 2010)

May 11th – Washington Dispatch No. 3: Roundtable Discussion on Transparency Eye Opening

May 14th – Washington Dispatch No. 4: Roundtable Discussion on Transparency and the Impact on Stakeholder Relationships

May 31st – Washington Dispatch No. 5: Roundtable Discussion on Transparency and the Talent Gap

May 31st – Washington Dispatch No. 6: PWGSC Probe Underlines the Facade of Transparency

June 4th – Washington Dispatch No. 7: Roundtable Discussion on Transparency and Technology

June 10th – Washington Dispatch No. 8: Roundtable Discussion on Transparency and the Cost to Suppliers

June 29th – Washington Dispatch No. 9: Roundtable Discussion on Transparency and the Economy


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