How does a Large Governmental Body Institute End-to-End Procurement?

As the steward of the world’s 10th-largest economy, the Government of Canada has long been a major purchaser of goods and services of all types. For decades, its agencies worked with point-to-point systems that became too cumbersome to operate. The government recently initiated a multimillion-dollar, five-year project to build an electronic procurement system to simplify sourcing, contracting, accounting, and to give suppliers everywhere greater access to opportunities. The project needed expert guidance and a set of top-notch software products to support the vision of a solid end-to-end solution. How did they did they achieve this?

Attend this session to learn:
- How this investment allowed for an easy transition from the office to working from home
- How Public Services and Procurement Canada completed its transformation journey in a remote environment
- How SAP Ariba-based eProcurement Solution (EPS) established a secure cloud-based remote work environment for its staff and accelerated the procurement of PPE

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Harvey de Palezieux SAP
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Harvey manages SAP Ariba and Fieldglass procurement solutions for Federal Government and Ontario region. Harvey is a procurement modernization champion with a background of over 25 years in enterprise software solutions. With an emphasis on collaboration, execution, and results, he works closely with the clients and partners to deliver value-based procurement solutions for the public sector. Prior to joining SAP in 2018, Harvey lead sales efforts with CA Technologies (Broadcom), focusing on enterprise solutions for government and telco. Harvey has held similar roles throughout his career, prioritizing client needs, value and success. When not modernizing procurement, Harvey can be found working out, paddling on the lake or BBQing something for his wife.

Emilio Franco Public Services and Procurement Canada
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Emilio is the Senior Director of Procurement Business Modernization at Public Services and Procurement Canada, where he leads a complex transformation initiative to modernize the Government of Canada’s procurement operations.

Walter Lee EY
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Walter Lee is an Associate Partner in EY’s Business Consulting practice, with over 18 years of operations consulting experience across a variety of industry sectors, including public sector organizations. Walter specializes in large-scale business transformations in domain areas crossing supply chain management and asset lifecycle management enabled by technology systems.

Juliet Nicol EY Canada
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Juliet Nicol is a Partner in EY’s People Advisory Services (PAS) Practice. Juliet leads the national PAS Government & Public Sector practice and is the Market Leader for Atlantic Canada and Ottawa. Juliet’s focus is to support organizations and clients through the people impacts related to business and organizational change and transformation.