Purchasing Webinar: Technology – What’s in IT for Finance


Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

  • Members $ 55.00 Before Jun 28, 2018 Members $ 55.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 65.00 Before Jun 28, 2018 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 65.00
  • Non-members $ 80.00 Before Jun 28, 2018 Non-members $ 80.00

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Technology is not only changing our lives at home but at work too.  As government entities, the focus has shifted to cost reduction, driven by strategic decisions, the adoption of appropriate technology and its implications for efficiencies. 

Finance officers need be cognizant of the recent uptick in technology spend and how it will impact budgets and financial plans now and in the future.  This session will provide an overview of technology and trends for IT procurement, key steps in the formation of a technology procurement from market analysis to contract negotiations, and lessons learned to ensure the successful implementation and integration with your entity’s IT roadmap. 

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this session will be able to:
• Identify IT spending for your organization and select the right procurement method
 Understand the trends in IT procurement and how it impacts budgeting
 Validate the need for establishing a thorough procurement plan to develop a vetting process for implementing new technology
 Learn key contract elements that will define deliverables, compliance and assess the risk for both parties.

Speaker: RuthAnne K. Hall, CPPO, Purchasing Manager, Lake County  

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery method: 
Group Internet Based
Program Level: 
No prerequisites required 
Advanced Preparation:
 No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Finance - Technical

Earn about 1.50 CPE credit

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agendas and/or speakers, cancel the trainings due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full.  

CPE hours: 1.20

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Registration and cancellation policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis.  Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

IGFOA Members are those Public Sector and Partner or Associate individuals specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Application or Renewal. IGFOA Government non-member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.

If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org as soon as possible.  A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to June 21, 2018. Cancellations after June 21, 2018 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full.  Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

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CPE RegistryIllinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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