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Interview with SCC County Exec Smith Regarding KPMG Contract Subdued But Interesting

March 24, 2017

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In a subdued (perhaps uneasy) but seemingly earnest manner Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey Smith joined me on the PI Window On The World show yesterday to discuss concerns surrounding the recent extension of a KPMG contract to shore up the County’s procurement practice. (Click Image Below To Listen To Interview.) This is definitely an […]

Top Public Sector Procurement Expert: Santa Clara $2 Million KPMG Extension Makes No Sense

March 15, 2017

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I must admit that I am not often stumped by what happens in the world of procurement. Surprised yes, disappointed without question, but outright stumped rarely. Unfortunately or fortunately – depending on your perspective, what is happening in Santa Clara regarding the $2 million KPMG extension is one of those rare moments. In times like […]

Should Public Sector Procurement Be Outsourced To Private Enterprise?

March 15, 2017

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Talk of privatizing or outsourcing the public sector procurement function is nothing new. Referring to a post I had written on this blog back in October 2007, Dr. Ronald Utt had actually proposed the privatization of the General Services Administration or GSA through an employee buyout. In a Heritage Foundation paper dated May 26, 1995, […]

Santa Clara County Exec Jeffrey Smith Agrees To Interview

March 14, 2017

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Jeffrey Smith’s response to my e-mail requesting an interview was succinct and to the point; “This week is tough, is next week ok.” I had reached out to County Executive Smith regarding my March 12th post; Santa Clara KPMG Expenditure Raises Red Flags. When he responded last night indicating his willingness to talk, I was encouraged, […]

Santa Clara KPMG Expenditure Raises Red Flags

March 12, 2017

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Back in June of last year, I wrote a post regarding Santa Clara’s procurement practice titled “I Have Waited Nearly 10 Years For This To Happen . . . The Santa Clara Story“. In that article, I drew comparisons between Virginia’s highly successful eVA program and the program that had been successfully implemented by the County. […]

Interview withTHOMASNET President & CEO Tony Uphoff to kick off New Look & Sound PI Window Season on BTR

March 6, 2017

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I will be kicking off of the new 2017 PI Window On The World radio season on #blogtalkradio a week from today on March 13th at 12 Noon ET. At that time, I will be talking with THOMASNET President and CEO, Tony Uphoff, regarding their new partnership with Dun & Bradstreet. Of course, it isn’t just […]

Forbes Insights Profiles Thought Leader Zvi Schreiber, Founder, ​and CEO, Freightos.

March 6, 2017

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It was back in late 2013 that I first encountered Freightos as part of our New Wave Companies to Watch program. Similar to my 2009 radio series Emerging Giants: The New Titans of the SaaS World, the focus of the New Wave program was to identify the up and coming disruptive innovators who I believed would […]