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SXSW 2020

Tech Procurement: Enabling Smart Governance in DC

It's time to re-envision how tech is procured by government. Smart cities are meant to leverage technology to improve operations and create efficiencies – but opportunity often stops before it begins, with a variety of policies, guidelines and procedures that can act as hurdles for local stakeholders. Join experts in information technology systems and business owners to hear how they are bringing the talent, knowledge and innovative technology solutions to government, enabling a smarter DC and providing best-practices for cities across the country to address complex challenges.

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  1. DC is rethinking the government IT procurement process to implement policies and procedures to enable a smarter city to support efficiencies.
  2. Learn how a centralized model can help local agencies and cities become more efficient and dynamic to leverage technology, software and hardware.
  3. Strategic partnerships in the District of Columbia can benefit a variety of stakeholders from service providers, to developers to government agencies.



Devin Zitelman, Dir, Strategic Initiatives, Washington DC Economic Partnership

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Politics
  • Level: Intermediate
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