On June 28th I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. John Rigby who is one of the UK’s top experts and champions on leveraging public sector procurement as a tool to drive innovation.
In the 30 minute segment titled “Public Procurement and Innovation: Towards a European Scheme,” Dr. Rigby provided an interesting perspective on what is a major focus for governments the world over.
Besides directing your attention to the on-demand broadcast through the above link, I am also pleased to welcome Dr. Rigby as a regular columnist for the Procurement Insights Blog.
Look for his first column in the very near future.
Meet Dr. John Rigby:
John read history at Cambridge and then worked as an IT manager before completing his PhD at the University of Manchester, studying under Professor Luke Georghiou and Dr Mark Boden of PREST, and Dr Sue Tindal of the Building Research Establishment, and writing his thesis on the rationale, rhetoric and impact of an information and advice dissemination programme for energy efficiency. John works in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (of which PREST is now a part), the University’s main research centre in science and technology policy. He also sits on the Manchester Business School IT Advisory Board as Divisional Representative, and is staff representative of the Institute of Innovation Research Board. John is a member of the Council of the Manchester Statistical Society.