Washington D.C. | September 18-19, 2018


Tuesday, September 18th

08:00 - 09:00
Registration – Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center

Continental breakfast
09:00 - 09:20
Opening Ceremony

Welcoming remarks
Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Vice President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank

Message from the Inter-American Development Bank and partner organizations
09:20 - 10:00
Keynote presentation: “From Procurement Officer to Disruptor“

Jose Arrieta, Deputy Secretary of Acquisition. Department of Health and Human Services / U.S.A.
10:00 - 11:30
Panel 1: Disruptive Technology in Public Procurement
How do disruptive technologies transform public procurement? Is the digital revolution only a hype? How can procurement generate value through the digital transformation? To what extent will human resources, procurement processes, legal and regulatory frameworks and e-procurement portals be permeated by the innovative environment? This panel will assess these issues while presenting key advances and challenges that public procurement is facing due to the 4.0 revolution.

- Guillermo Moncecchi, Viceminister. Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining / Uruguay
- Larry Giunipero, Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. College of Business, Florida State University / USA
- Sheldon Stewart, Manager. IBM Federal Procurement / USA
- Isabel Rosa, Digital Expert. DG-GROW. European Commission / Belgium
11:30 - 11:45
Transfer to Lunch
11:45 - 13:45
Lunch - The Hamilton Restaurant
600 14th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005
13:45 - 14:00
Interactive Sessions
14:00 - 15:45
Panel 2: Adopting and Implementing New Technologies
How can disruptive technologies be maximized in day to day procurement activities? What can we learn from experiences when applying new techniques and innovative procedures in public procurement? How challenging can it be? This panel will address these questions through the presentation of tools aimed at enabling public procurement adaptation to new technological and operational perspectives.

- Manuel O’Brien, Manager for Government and Regulatory Affairs. IBM / Chile
- Ramanathan Somasundaram, Managing Director. GUGA IT Services Limited / India
- Ian Makgill, Director. OpenOpps / United Kingdom
- Sandra Sinde, Public Procurement Innovation and Open Innovation Manager. IDOM Consulting / Spain
- Trinidad Inostroza, Director. ChileCompra / Chile
15:45 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
Panel 3: Strategic Marketing for Digital Reform
Why is marketing important when implementing a technological and digital reform in public procurement? How can you engage and empower public entities, suppliers, and citizens in the 4.0 revolution in public procurement? What strategies could be used for promoting public sector modernization? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during this session, through theory and case studies that will approach key drivers and elements for a successful digital transformation initiative.

- Florencia Ferrer, Public Procurement Professor. Ortega & Gasset Institute / Spain
- Silvana Vallejo, General Director. SERCOP /Ecuador
- Sarah Sadiqa, Deputy Chairperson. National Public Procurement Agency / Indonesia
- Yokasta Guzman. General Director. DNCP / Dominican Republicc
17:30 - 20:00
Cocktail Reception - Terrace (IDB)

Wednesday, September 19th

08:00 - 09:00
Continental Breakfast
09:00 - 10:45
Panel 4: Data Management
In a world full of data why is it so hard to measure performance in public procurement? What is the role of data in public procurement decision-making? What should be measured? This discussion will explore techniques to gather, compile and analyze data as well as provide tools to support the design and monitoring of public procurement indicators.

Keynote presentation: “Data Management and Information in Public Procurement 4.0”
Gian Luigi Albano, Head of Research and Strategies. CONSIP / Italy

- Vasyl Zadvornyi, Director. ProZorro / Ukraine
- Cassiano Alves, Deputy Secretary of Management. Ministry for Planning and Development / Brazil
- Maurice Juma, General Director. Public Procurement Regulatory Authority / Kenya
- Alejandro Rodriguez, Data Scientist. DataCompra / Colombia
10:45 - 11:00
Networking Session
11:00 - 12:30
ROOM: Auditorium
Panel 5A: Procurement 2.0 and 3.0

What can you do if you are implementing 2.0 or 3.0 e-government procurement reforms? What are the costs related to e-GP implementation? How can the integration with PFM and Revenue Systems be handled? What are the main challenges when implementing these reforms? This panel will present business models and key issues for policy makers when implementing e-GP systems.

- Joseph Fagan, e-GP Specialist / Canada
- David McDermont, Managing Director. International Governance Solutions Pty Ltd. / Australia
- Paul Featherstone, General Manager. In-Tend Ltd. / United Kingdom
- Jiwook Kim, Director of e-procurement. KONEPS / South Korea
Panel 5B: Monitoring Procurement 4.0

How is Procurement 4.0 transforming the way processes are monitored? Which technologies can be implemented to monitor procurement transactions in the new digital era? Which tools are being used to supervise project execution? What is the impact these technologies have on the integrity, transparency, efficacy, and efficiency of procurement systems?

- Michael Kramer, e-GP International Expert / USA
- Erica Courtney, Director of Government Relations. Measure UAS Inc. / USA
- Juan Pane, Researcher. Open Data Initiative / Paraguay
- Dora Ruiz Madrigal, Head of Framework Agreements. ChileCompra / Chile
12:30 - 13:45
Optional working session on the Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS) (English only) (12:45-13:45)
14:00 - 15:30
Panel 6A: Digitalization at the Sub-national Level

How can sub-national governments take advantage of disruptive technologies? What are the issues faced by governments at this level? This session will present cutting edge examples of digitalization at the subnational level from around the world.

- Leonardo Fiscante, Procurement Operations. Buenos Aires Province / Argentina
- Mariela Lohrman, Head of Procurement. Neuguen Province / Argentina
- Geraldo de Souza, Representative. Subnational Network / Brazil
- Mamman Ahmado, General Director. Office of Public Procurement / Nigeria
ROOM: Auditorium
Panel 6B: Introducing Digital Transformation in Small States

How can small states embark on public procurement digitalization reforms? What is the status of e-GP reform in small states? This session will present a review of the tools that have allowed small states to transform their public procurement systems

- Francis Burnett, Head of Procurement Services. OECS / Saint Lucia
- Bogdan Puscas, Head of Public Procurement. Romanian Procurement Authority / Romania
- Harjinder Jutle, Head of Public Procurement (A). Ministry of Finance / Monserrat
- Gawesh Jawaheer, e-Procurement System, Project Manager. Procurement Policy Officer / Mauritius
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee Break | IDB Auditorium
15:45 - 16:45
Closing Remarks from Partner Organizations

IDB Closing Remarks

Adriana Salazar, Procurement Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Leslie Harper, Senior Sector Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
16:45 - 17:45
Signing of the Digital Revolution in Public Procurement Declaration
18:00 - 18:30
Group Photo
End of the event