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NCMA World Congress 2017

Premier training event for contract management, procurement, and aquisition

Deloitte is proud to sponsor the National Contracts Management Association's (NCMA's) 2017 World Congress taking place July 23-26 in Chicago, IL. World Congress is the premier training event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals.

How we bid: The strategic industry decision–making process

Monday, July 24, 2017: 2:30–3:45 p.m. CT
Room: 304
Session number: B05

Speakers: Stephen Yuter, certified professional contracts manager (CPCM), certified federal contracts manager (CFCM), fellow senior manager, Deloitte Services LLP; Zhenia Klevitsky, director & client relationship executive, PwC

Get an up-close and personal perspective of how industry views government requirements in their strategic decision-making process. The goal of this session is to educate attendees on the impacts of RFP development, and how industry analyzes and views that information to determine bid decisions, teaming arrangements, competitive advantages, delivery risk, capture/pursuit strategy, and proposed pricing and solutions.

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National Defense Authorization Act 2017 Acquisition Policy & Practices

Monday, July 24, 2017: 4:00–5:15 p.m. CT
Room: 309/311
Session number: C08

Speakers: Adam Sanchez, contracts specialist, Deloitte Services LP/Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)-Army Reserve (Major); Greg Roberts, senior contracts manager, Deloitte Services LP

Congress makes a loud and clear statement in the latest National Defense Authorization Act. Enacted changes target improvements on competition and bureaucracy while leveraging commercial items and services more effectively. Come learn and discuss what these changes foretell.

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​Yes, government can contract for agile development, and this is how

Monday, July 24, 2017: 4:00–5:15 p.m. CT
Room: 308
Session number: C10

Speakers: Howard Byrd, managing director of Federal Contracts, Deloitte Services LP; John O’Leary, Market Insights, Deloitte Services LP

As a contracting professional, you can shape the pillars of an acquisition to support agile implementation. Hear how the government—with all of its rules, bureaucracy, and documentation—can take advantage of agile, which is all about creating self-organizing teams and trusting them to get the job done. The focus will be on practical topics critical to the successful procurement and implementation of an agile development project.

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Acquisition transformation is coming!

Monday, July 24, 2017: 4:00pm–5:15pm CT
Room: 315
Session number: C14

Speakers: Raj Iyer, Ph. D., senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Angel Billups, Ph.D., deputy chief acquisition officer and senior procurement executive, US Department of Education; Lisa Davis, Ph.D., acting associate deputy assistant secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

Transformation is on the way! Hear about the business transformation initiatives introduced by the Department of Health and Human Services to effectively and efficiently improve Acquisition Management acquiring over $21 billion of products and services.

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It’s time for a modern CWS for federal contracting professionals

Monday, July 24, 2017: 4:00–5:15 p.m. CT
Room: 313/314
Session number: C15

Speakers: Michael Long, managing director, Deloitte Services LP; Christine Hutchison, procurement solutions technology specialist, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Federal contracting has been the technology “stepchild” for over a decade. Federal professionals need a technology tool to enable them to collaborate and manage their procurement processes and systems efficiently. Hear an overview of advanced technologies being applied in industry and government, along with a demonstration to show how several of these technologies can increase workforce productivity and effectiveness.

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Main stage keynote

Tuesday, July 25, 2017: 8:45–9:30 a.m. CT
Room: Main stage

Session number: Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Dan Helfrich, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dan Helfrich is Deloitte’s federal practice leader, providing consulting, risk advisory, and financial advisory services to every cabinet-level agency in the US government. He is also the national managing director of the federal consulting practice for Deloitte Consulting, LLP. He leads more than 7,000 practitioners as they assist federal agencies in transforming into more efficient, effective organizations. He regularly writes and speaks on topics of government innovation, customer experience in government, and the future of the government workforce.

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Levers for proper utilization of small business

Tuesday, July 25, 2017: 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT
Room: 308
Session number: D07

Speakers: Dawn Patillo, senior manager, Deloitte Services LLP; Gregory Roberts, senior manager, Deloitte Services LLP

The federal government should encourage the proper utilization of small businesses as goods and service providers by pulling a set of “levers” that can promote state and local government use of small business. This would result in a more effective and efficient use of small business contract partners, resulting in high-quality, low-cost contract fulfillment, and promoting the success of small economic enterprises.

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Process robotics for contract management

Tuesday, July 25, 2017: 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT
Room: 305
Session number: D15

Speakers: Robert “Knob” Moses, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting; Chris Huff, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting

"Process robotics" is a new buzzword in the private sector that describes systems designed to perform routine tasks and operations without human interaction. Process robotics enables organizations to automate time-consuming, error prone, and repetitive back office transactions. This allows organizations to focus limited resources on high-value tasks. Learn about this technology through an interactive session and explore where it might be used within contract management.

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Contract management family feud

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
Room: Aon grand ballroom
Session number: Main stage discussion

Speakers: Stephen Yuter, CPCM, CFCM, senior manager, Deloitte Services LLP (Team One)

In the contract management community, we’re all family. Get excited for this game show-style faceoff between two teams of industry and government acquisition executives, managers, and students of the Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) as they collaborate as a successful acquisition team and give their take on pressing issues in the field.

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