StateScoop featured DeLaine Bender in a recent an interview and article about IT and Procurement Collaboration. See below for exerpt. Go here for the full article and video.
Information technology projects have a reputation for being expensive and inefficient. But the executive director of the National Association of State Procurement Officials thinks collaboration within the c-suite could change that perception.
“Collaboration between the CIO and the CPO is hugely important,” NASPO’s Executive Director DeLaine Bender told StateScoop TV in April. “Especially as we look at cloud strategy and how things are going to progress, collaboration across the board is the way that we’re going to see things going.”
According to Bender, when a chief information officer wants to begin a new IT project involving procurement, he or she should work with the chief procurement officer, or highest-ranking procurement official, as soon as possible.