23rd Virginia Forum

Broadcasting Live from Hampton, Virginia November 15th to 17th

The PI Window on Business Show will be on the road covering the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Forum 2010 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, in beautiful Hampton, Virginia the 15th to the 17th of November. (Use #vaforum10 to follow event 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”

Virginia’s largest event for state and local procurement professionals and supplier partners

Event Page Schedule

This event page will provide an outline of the schedule sessions we will be covering during the 2010 Forum on PI Window on Business Radio, PI Inquisitive Eye TV* and the Essential Connections Blog.

(NOTE: The Blog Talk Radio logo will appear beside the Forum 2010 Sessions that will be broadcast live from Hampton, Virginia.  The listed times are local to Virginia (EST) – All covered LIVE sessions will be broadcast on a time delayed basis, and will also be available on an On-Demand basis following the LIVE broadcast)

DAY1 – Monday, November 15th, 2010

8:00 – 9:15 am – Opening Session – You Can’t Stop the Waves but You Can Learn to Surf

Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry

9:30 – 10:30 am – Concurrent Workshops

M01 – Risk Mitigation

M02 – SRSLY YSIC – Protecting Your Electronic Image

M03 – eVA Collections: Older Is Not Better

M04 – CommonHealth for SWaMmers Ear

M05 – On the Breach – Legal Burn Protection

M06 – Going Deeper with Emotional Intelligence in Negotiations

10:45 – 11:45 am – Concurrent Workshops

M02 – SRSLY YSIC – Protecting Your Electronic Image

Mary Ruth Burton – President, Burton-Fuller Management
Perception is reality! What you say and how you say it electronically can have unintended consequences that can remain long after you have forgotten the reason for the communication. Your electronic devices can make you productive, but they can also tarnish your professional image. Learn how to manage the demands of e-mail, cell phones and hand held devices to your advantage without ruining your professional image…or your life!

M04 – CommonHealth for SWaMmers Ear

M05 – On the Breach: Legal Burn Protection

M07 – Public Private Partnerships

M08 – Discovering Opportunities in eVA – A Locality Choice

M09 – eVA Update

11:45 am – 1:15 pm – Lunch (Jon Hansen Still the One)

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Concurrent Workshops

M01 – Risk Mitigation

M10 – Delivering Savings: What to Do When There Is too Much Month Left at the End of the Money

Michael E. Bevis, CPPO, C.P.M., PMP – Chief Procurement Officer, City of Naperville, Illinois
The pressure is on. Delivering savings is no longer one of a number of initiatives fighting for more time and attention. It is quickly rising to the top of many public sector bodies’ priorities. But how do you identify all of the low-hanging fruit and cope when there’s still ‘too much month left at the end of the money.’ This presentation demonstrates from a user’s perspective how spend analytics like the NIGP Observatory can help you address these issues and allocate resources for maximum results.

M11 – APSPM Update

M12 – Energy Procurement

M13 – How to Create Success

M14 – eVA (Style) Family Feud

2:45 – 3:45 pm – Concurrent Workshops

M10 – Delivering Savings: What to Do When There Is too Much Month Left at the End of the Money

M13 – How to Create Success

M14 – eVA (Style) Family Feud

M15 – Retail Therapy

M16 – NG Partnership Update and Tips for Requesting IT Service

M17 – Home Energy Efficiency Payback

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Concurrent Workshops

M15 – Retail Therapy

M16 – NG Partnership Update and Tips for Requesting IT Service

M18 – Introduction to Virginia Industries for the Blind

M19 – The 3Ds – Dispute, Default and Debarment

M20 – To Infinity and Beyond!…Skills for the 21st Century

M21 – eVA Buyer User Group

DAY2 – Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

8:00 – 9:00 am – Concurrent Workshops

T01- Measuring Cost Savings: Management’s Perspective

Michael E. Bevis, CPPO, C.P.M., PMP – Chief Procurement Officer, City of Naperville, Illinois
What results really “count” and what can we learn from the results of a survey conducted among Finance Directors, City Managers and other Senior Executives concerning the role of procurement performance measurement? Focused on techniques for measuring cost savings in bids, learn the correlation between Senior Executive responses to a similar survey of Procurement Managers on the same topic. Do they agree? Do they disagree? Developed in conjunction with the NIGP Research Program, this interactive session has participants working together as part of an ongoing project to attain a consensus standard for cost savings measurement.

T02 – How to Respond to an IFB/RFP

T03 – Stuff, Stuff, Stuff: What Do We Do with It

T04 – APSPM Update

T05 – Procurement of Professional Services

T06 – eVA Update

9:15 – 10:15 am – Concurrent Workshops

T07 – Exploration of New Charge Card Endeavors

T08 – Aging: Maintaining Peak Brain Performance

T09 – Fleet: Fuel for Efficiency

T10 – Surviving in the Procurement Jungle

T11 – Bid Protests and How to Avoid Them

T12 – eMall (Shop Now) As You’ve Never Seen It Before

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Concurrent Workshops

T08 – Aging: Maintaining Peak Brain Performance

T13 – Fraud and Identity Theft in Today’s World

T14 – Discover the Life and Times of the VDC

T15 – The Vendors Manual: The Other Manual

T16 – How to Use CM at Risk

T17 – Discover ACP: It’s Easier Than Ever to Hire Temp Labor with Ariba Category Procurement

11:30 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch (Remarks by Chief of Staff Martin Kent)

12:45 – 3:45 pm – EXPO

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Concurrent Workshops

T10 – Surviving in the Procurement Jungle

T18 – To Infinity and Beyond!…Skills for the 21st Century

T19 – All Risks Considered

Jane Lopez, CPPO – State of Colorado Purchasing Manager (Retired)
Do you shudder when you hear the words risk management? Do you want to learn more about how to incorporate risk principles into your solicitations? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This session presents useful methods to help avoid poor vendor performance, contract disputes, protests, unfair competition, political favors, unethical behavior and violations of procurement policies and procedures.

T20 – You Got a Problem with That

T21 – Non Professional Construction Related Services

T22 – Huge Opportunities with the New eVA Reporting Tool

DAY3 – Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

8:30 – 9:30 am – Concurrent Workshops

W01 – Mind Over Matter: Choosing Your Attitude

W02 – eVA Collections: Older Is Not Better

W03 – How Do I Know What to Show

W04 – Construction Procurement for Non VCCOs

W05 – eVA Security: Much More Than Just a Login

9:45 – 10:45 am – Concurrent Workshops

W01 – Mind Over Matter: Choosing Your Attitude

Barbara E. Williams – Managing Partner, Global Associates, Inc. How are your choices impacting your day, every day? Do you think you could accomplish more if circumstances were different? Attend this program to discover and take away three specific approaches for enhancing your “outlook” and answering the question, “What is ‘mind over matter’ anyway?” Arrive prepared to laugh and be busy doing an “attitude tune-up!”

W06 – All Risks Considered

W07 – Procurement Blind Spots

Alan H. Culpeper, CPPO, VCO – Director of Procurement, Culpeper County, Virginia
The complex nature of some RFPs and IFBs can lead to blind spots in the procurement process. The challenge is being able to recognize blind spots before they compromise outcomes. This workshop focuses on how and why we develop blind spots that may impede our ability to adapt or learn in complex and uncertain procurements. Attendees will recognize the importance of the procurement reconnaissance needed in the decision making process and explore creative techniques to avoid potential blind spots.

W08 – APSPM Update

W09- Huge Opportunities with the New eVA Reporting Tool

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Concurrent Workshops

W01 – Mind Over Matter: Choosing Your Attitude

W07 – Procurement Blind Spots

W10 – The 3Ds – Dispute, Default and Debarment

W11 – You Got a Problem with That

W12 – Discover ACP: It’s Easier Than Ever to Hire Temp Labor with Ariba Category Procurement

PI Inquisitive Eye TV (*on USTREAM & YouTube)

Watch for our Daily Video Dispatches from Hampton, VA (November 15th to 17th, 2010)

URL Link to Broadcast: July 16th & July 29th, 2009

Essential Connections Blog

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

November 25th – Culpeper Procurement Blind Spots Broadcast Delivers Big Time . . . Inlcuding A Jeff Foxworthy Parody

November 17th – As 23rd Annual Virginia Forum 2010 comes to a close, three Commonwealth buyers offer their view on the conference

November 14th – 23rd Annual Virginia Forum delivers insights into one of the few public sector success stories

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