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AI and Data in Procurement: Transforming Public Sector Efficiency and Transparency


From Leadership Connect

In recent years, the public sector has witnessed a significant transformation in its procurement practices through the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data-driven technologies. These advancements have ushered in a new era of efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the procurement processes of government organizations. This webinar panel aims to explore the groundbreaking potential of AI and data analytics in revolutionizing procurement operations within the public sector. From reducing bureaucratic red tape to optimizing procurement cycles, these technologies offer unparalleled opportunities for cost savings and improved service delivery.

Tune into this webinar, where industry experts, government officials, and AI specialists will shed light on the transformative potential of AI and data-driven technologies in reshaping procurement practices within the public sector. Together, we will explore real-world use cases, discuss success stories, and envision a future of efficient, transparent, and accountable procurement operations.

Speakers to come.


Alan Thomas Appointed as Chief Solutions Officer

Alan B. Thomas Jr. 

Chief Solutions Officer
Leadership Connect

Alan is the Chief Solutions Officer at Leadership Connect.  He also serves as an Operating Advisor to Enlightenment Capital.  Prior to these roles, he was appointed and served as the Commissioner of the US General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service from June 2017 until November 2019.  As Commissioner, Alan led 3,500 people responsible for delivering $65B in acquisition and technology solutions annually to enable efficiencies across the federal government.  He also served as a founding member on two Congressionally mandated boards, the Technology Modernization Fund and the Federal Acquisition Security Council.  

Alan started his federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow, serving on both the Army staff and in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, where he earned the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and the Vice President’s Hammer Award for innovation in public service.  Later in his career he returned to public service as a member of the Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq and on the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. 

In the private sector, Alan held several leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer at both IntelliBridge and Berico Technologies, Vice President with Data Networks Corporation, and as a business unit leader at Unison.  Earlier in his career he held delivery and account management roles with Booz Allen Hamilton and FreeMarkets. 

Alan holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School, a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas’s LBJ School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.  He maintains an active security clearance. 

Alan provides guest commentary to Federal Computer Week and the Federal News Network.

Event Details

  • Date: December 7, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
  • Live Webinar
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