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Save the Date ~ Evolve ‘15

Mark your calendar for Evolve ‘15, a premiere public procurement industry event focused on education, innovation, and collaboration. Join us April 6-8, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Austin!

Periscope is proud to bring together public sector and higher education procurement leaders to discuss how to eradicate waste and maximize the value of every dollar spent. Put this conference on your calendar today and make plans to attend. Registration will be available soon. Stay tuned!


Evolve ‘14 Keynote Speaker Announced

Periscope Holdings is proud to announce the Evolve 2014 Keynote Speaker! Former Governor of Pennsylvania Edward G. Rendell will deliver the keynote presentation to kick off Periscope’s annual thought leadership procurement conference on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Register now and join us in learning how he drove efficiency and increased procurement savings for the state, among many other compelling achievements throughout his eight-year leadership.

After 34 years of public service, including 24 years as an elected official, Governor Rendell continues to pursue many of the same issues he was passionate about while serving. His commitment to making America a cleaner, more efficient place and to fostering investment in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure is as strong as it has ever been. Rendell has become a champion for progress in the area of alternative energy, and now serves as a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and VNG.co. He has also remained heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions and Public Financial Management.

Perhaps no other issue has been and continues to be as important to Governor Rendell as America’s dire need to rebuild and reinvest in its infrastructure. As Governor, Rendell worked with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to create an organization called “Building America’s Future.” The organization focuses on the need for a more significant investment in American infrastructure projects to ensure that America maintains its place as a global economic power. Governor Rendell currently serves as Co-Chair of the organization and travels throughout the country speaking about this issue.

Governor Rendell also recently penned his first book, A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great. In A Nation of Wusses, Rendell chronicles his storied political career with his trademark candor while making a strong statement about the state of American leadership.

Rendell served two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011) and oversaw a budget of $28.3 billion as the chief executive of the nation’s 6th-most-populous state. As Governor, Rendell was committed to making government more responsible and responsive to the public’s needs, and he successfully cut wasteful spending and improved efficiency leading to savings of over $1 billion. His legislative agenda focused on commonsense political reform and putting progress ahead of partisanship. Through his unprecedented strategic investments, he energized Pennsylvania’s economy, revitalized communities, improved education, protected the environment, expanded access to health care to all children, and made affordable prescription drugs available to older Pennsylvanians.

During his two terms as Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000), Rendell eliminated a crippling deficit, balanced the City’s budget, and generated five consecutive budget surpluses. Philadelphia’s renaissance, which The New York Times called “the most stunning turnaround in recent urban history,” is largely attributed to his determination, inspiration, and energy.

Before serving as Mayor, Rendell was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985. Rendell also served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. He currently sits on several boards, is a Brookings Fellow and teaches government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania.

An Army veteran, he holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Villanova Law School.

Don’t miss out on this dynamic presentation! Early Bird Registration for Evolve ‘14 is still currentlyavailable. For more information about the conference, please visit evolve.periscopeholdings.com.


Registration Open for Evolve ‘14

Early Bird Registration is now open for Evolve ‘14, Periscope’s annual thought leadership procurement conference! Evolve ‘14 provides an opportunity for public procurement professionals to network with others in the industry, attend best practice training sessions, learn how to get the most out of eProcurement, and more! The conference will take place April 21-23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, located just outside of Austin. Keynote speaker information and conference agenda will be provided soon. Come find out how with a purpose driven approach you can take your ordinary procurement processes and transition into strategic practices that eradicate waste and maximize the value of every dollar spent. To take advantage of the Early Bird rate or view the latest details on Evolve ‘14, please visit evolve.periscopeholdings.com.


Save the Date – Evolve ‘14!

Mark your calendar for Evolve ’14! Periscope is thrilled to announce that its annual procurement industry conference will be held April 21-23, 2014 at an exciting new location! Please save the dates and join us at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, located just outside of Austin, at an affordable discounted rate of $108 per night. Evolve brings public procurement professionals nationwide together to learn ways they can streamline processes for maximized efficiency, hear about the latest procurement innovations and trends, participate in in-depth training sessions and discussions of industry hot topics, and play a role in shaping the future of procurement solutions. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to make a difference in your organization! More conference details and keynote speaker information to follow…


Early Bird Registration Deadline for Evolve ‘13

Periscope would to like to remind all who are interested in attending its Evolve ’13 procurement conference from April 1-3 that Early Bird Registration will come to an end on February 28. Regular Evolve Registration will immediately follow and be available until March 25. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge of procurement trends and obstacles in the public sector, learn more about advancements in eProcurement functionality, participate in in-depth training sessions, and network with other professionals in the industry. To take advantage of the Early Bird rate, please visit evolve.periscopeholdings.com now to complete your registration and view the conference agenda and other important details. Join us and find out how you can maximize value within your organization!


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