Event: How Is “As a Service” Impacting Government Acquisition of Technology And Services? - (Archived)

On Tuesday, October 14, Market Connections, Inc. and Professional Services Council will release a new study on the “convergence” of technology and professional services. The research study assesses government officials’ and industry leaders’ understanding of convergence, as well as their current and planned use of consumption-based “as a service” acquisition approaches. While everyone agrees that convergence is causing a shift in how government buys and industry provides solutions, the survey unveiled a number of key insights and differences in perspectives between government and industry.

WHO: Market Connections and PSC
WHAT: Convergence: A Survey – Research Release Event and Panel Discussion
WHERE: NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – noon

“This study shows us we are on the cusp of a shift in the marketplace,” said Lisa Dezzutti, president and CEO of Market Connections. “Convergence is about more than just IT and technology. It involves changes in how government scopes and procures services and technologies, how contractors shape their offerings to the government and the up-front investments contractors make to build and support ‘as a service’ models.”

The October 14 release event will include a detailed discussion of the research findings and in-depth analysis from leaders in government contracting and government IT.


  • The impact of convergence on government and contractors and reasons behind it
  • Top convergence trends impacting government and procurement
  • Current government use and future plans for “as a service”
  • Perceived benefits and barriers to adoption of “as a service” models
  • Important characteristics of contractors delivering converged solutions


  • Lisa Dezzutti, President & CEO — Market Connections, Inc.
  • Dave Wennergren, Sr. Vice President, Technology Policy — Professional Services Council
  • Steve Cooper, CIO — Department of Commerce (invited)
  • Chris Smith, Vice President, Technology — AT&T Government Solutions
  • Stanley Tyliszczak, Vice President for Technology Integration and Chief Engineer — General Dynamics Information Technology

Save your seat today to join in this discussion. Registration is open to members of government, the contracting community and the media.



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