SEATTLE, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI), the leading provider of sales intelligence and acceleration technologies for businesses selling to the public sector, announced today its full schedule of involvement at the annual NIGP Forum in Salt Lake City to connect business and government.
Onvia's presence at the Forum will include:
Partnering with National Cooperative Procurement Partners to host a complimentary networking and happy hour event designed to connect businesses, governments and cooperative purchasing groups on Sunday, August 27th
Moderating a panel of procurement and smart city experts on Monday, August 28th
Exhibiting tools and technologies for business and government in booth #729
Ben Vaught, Director of Onvia for Government, Hosts Panel of Procurement and Smart City Experts
Recent technology advances, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), education technology (EdTech), smart payment technologies and video surveillance networks, represent the next generation of goods and services purchased by the government.
Public purchasers will be expected to quickly become experts in these new technologies. This session, hosted by Ben Vaught, Director of Onvia for Government, on Monday August 28th at 1:45 p.m., will break down what it means to be a "smart city" (or county, school or university) while exploring how to procure the components to make one.
The session features a panel of procurement and smart city experts including:
Patrick Duhaney, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Cincinnati
Harold Good, CPPO, President & CEO, Procurement Pros Group, LLC
"The future belongs to communities who get smart technologies right," said Vaught. "Government purchasers play a vital role in ensuring that new technologies are leveraged to provide better government services, cultivate healthier communities, and address critical issues such as public safety and economic inequality. With this session, purchasing officers will have more tools at their disposal to make the communities they serve smarter."
Onvia and National Cooperative Procurement Partners to Host Networking Event During the NIGP Forum
Along with the panel discussion, Onvia has partnered with National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) to host the premier gathering of businesses, governments and cooperative purchasing groups during the NIGP Forum. The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. Mountain Time at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, just two blocks from the conference.
Register today for this networking event to learn more about Onvia's new innovations and connect with top government suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, cooperative purchasing groups, government purchasing professionals and procurement associations.
About Onvia Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI) is the leader in sales intelligence and acceleration for businesses selling to the public sector. Onvia provides enterprise, mid-market and small business customers with the most comprehensive set of federal, state and local government contracting leads. Clients grow their sales pipeline with access to bids, RFPs and future spending data, along with agency contacts, competitor information and market analytics – all backed by Onvia's smart search technology, CRM integration and expert support. Resolving the friction in this $2 trillion market, Onvia creates mutual value for public and private sectors, taxpayers and society at large.