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2018 "Building Strategic Alliances in Education: Procurement and IT" Sponsored by Canon Webinar
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Please join us on Thursday, June 7th at 2pm ET for an NAEP webinar titled "Building Strategic Alliances in Education: Procurement and IT" Sponsored by Canon.

When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
2:00 PM
Where: GoToWebinar
8840 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2000 Columbia, MD 21045
Columbia, Maryland  21045
United States
Contact: Sarah Woods

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NAEP Webinar Sponsored by Canon

“Building Strategic Alliances in Education: Procurement and IT”

Thursday, June 7, 2018 |  2:00 PM ET

Complimentary Registration


Successful technology adoption in Education starts with buy-in from multiple stakeholders. Strategic partnerships are no longer optional and offer an opportunity to leverage the strengths and vision of different groups within and outside an organization. In this webinar, we will go beyond the buzz words and discuss what it means to achieve internal strategic alliances that support the mission and vision of the institution. We will focus on specific scenarios of how Procurement and IT groups can work more effectively together, making sound cases for technology strategic sourcing and ensuring efficient deployment that leads to end-user and leadership satisfaction.


Learning Outcomes:

  •  How to effectively identify needs assessment and map-out resources
  • Moving barriers and building on group strengths based on common goals and vision
  • Working effectively with multiple stakeholders (IT, Business Services, Marketing) and the vendor to collaborate on project mission and successful outcomes for all involved


Gisela Albuquerque-Weise, Education Vertical Market Specialist, Canon USA, Inc.

Former senior higher education administrator and IT Director, Gisela spearheaded and managed various deployments of education technology serving curricular and administrative needs. She holds an MA in Media Studies and an ITIL certification and currently works as Education Vertical Market Specialist advising Canon USA on strategy for technology roll out in education.




Lourdes Coss, Business Development Executive – Strategic Accounts, MPA, CPPO, Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Maria de Lourdes Coss, MPA, CPPO - is the author of “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques;” a certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Speaker, Teacher, and Trainer. She is an accomplished procurement professional with approximately 30 years of experience. Lourdes held Chief Procurement Officer and Director level executive positions in major public organizations, such as: City of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Public Building Commission of Chicago, Cook County, and City of Houston; and is now working with Canon Solutions America as a subject matter expert for government and education. She continues to add value to public entities through consulting and training.

Lourdes led transformative changes in various agencies leading to savings in excess of $100 Million, higher personnel credentials; and transition to strategic/value add operations. She authored and implemented the procurement code for the City of Houston and participated in the development of and implemented the procurement code for Cook County. She also implemented technology to enhance operational efficiencies.  Achievements include: national awards for operational excellence, cost savings, and Spirit of NIGP.  



Register today for this exclusive NAEP member benefit!


Canon is a world leader in digital imaging technologies, ranging from business and medical equipment to consumer and professional cameras, and is committed to helping build a sustainable environment through a long-standing dedication to conservation, education and science.



Participants who attend this webcast will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. This time may be applied toward ISM’s CPSM/CPSD certification or C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC’s CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.


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