The Trillion Dollar Buy:

New Procurement Tools to Build our Towns and Cities

November 16, 2021
digital event

Event Recording

Reinventing Procurement
to Accelerate Solutions


America’s towns and cities purchase more than a trillion dollars in infrastructure, goods, and services annually. 

That’s why every city — who will spend these public dollars — needs to have an effective, open, and fast procurement system to make sure every dollar they spend is maximized and tracked.

Luckily there are city leaders across America who have taken on this important challenge by embracing new technology, to  build cutting-edge procurement systems for their cities and citizens.

CityAge - in collaboration with UrbanLeap - is bringing together those leaders who are reinventing procurement in America on November 16th. We’ll discuss how they’re building cities that are more liveable, green, accessible, and equitable, all while powering the private sector to innovate.

speakers include:

Dr. Jonathan Reichental

Founder, Professor, and Author

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Jess O’Shea

Director of Sales,

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Brian Simmons

Procurement Administrator,
Jacksonville Aviation Authority

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Mark Prestwich

City Manager,
St. Helena, CA

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Pooja Di Giovanna

 Assistant Director,
Davenport Institute for
Public Engagement & Civic Leadership

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Peter Pirnejad

Town Manager,
Los Altos Hills, CA

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Jason Soza

Vice President,
Government Sourcing Solutions,

Former Chief Procurement Officer,
State of Alaska

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naomi Parness

KPW Communications

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Agenda for Nov 16th

(ALl times ET)

11:00 AM Welcome by Event MC
11:05 AM Opening Presentation: Dr. Jonathan Reichental
11:20 AM Presentation by: Jess O'Shea
11:25 AM Panel 1: How to Leverage Covid’s Lessons in a Post-Covid World
11:55 PM Panel 2: Making Procurement Work for Cities
12:25 PM Session Close

Specific areas of focus will be:

Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San Jose, CA 

Libby Schaaf

Mayor of Oakland, CA

Emma Stewart

Head of High Tech, Engie Impact

Mary Papazian

President, San Jose
State University

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