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16 - 17 May 2023

Code for America Summit 2023

Organisation: Code for America. Location: Washington D.C.

By removing barriers and finding real solutions, we can make our systems work well for everyone. Code for America Summit 2023 is a two-day event that brings together public servants, technologists, organizers, and civic tech enthusiasts from across the country to convene, collaborate, and learn as they break through some of government’s biggest challenges. This year’s theme is “showing what’s possible in a changing world.”

Meet our team at the summit and make sure to join us for our session:

Ending the blame game: How governments and technology vendors can leverage procurement to co-create solutions and deliver better outcomes

In 2021, U.S. states collectively spent $60.6 billion on IT. Despite these significant costs, we repeatedly hear stories about failures in the procurement and implementation of IT projects, and how these often have an adverse impact on local residents and communities. When things fall apart, governments tend to fault vendors, and vendors point to governments. How might we build relationships across this divide that actually deliver better results? In our “real talk” session, we will bring suppliers, government, and tech procurement intermediaries together to unpack pain points in the procurement process. We will share acquisition and contract management solutions that lead to shared accountability, build mutual trust, and ultimately help create user-friendly digital solutions.

We are excited to count on the following speakers:

Afua Bruce, Author, The Tech That Comes Next; Founder & Principal, ANB Advisory Group LLC
David Yarkin, Founder and CEO, Procurated
Kathrin Frauscher, Deputy Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
Rohan Bhobe, Co-Founder and CEO, Nava Public Benefit Corporation

  • Wednesday 17 May
  • Time: 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM
  • Venue: Congressional A & B, Omni Shoreham Hotel

Highlighted sessions

And you can also catch us at the following breakout sessions:

Day 1 – Tuesday 16 May

Delivering for people in moments that matter: A “life experiences” approach to public service design and delivery

  • Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Venue: Empire Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel

Day 2 – Wednesday 17 May

Fighting a pandemic while building infrastructure for the next one

  • Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Venue: Diplomat Room

For any other questions, reach out to Reilly Martin.

Agenda and registration

Region: North America

Audience: Civic Tech