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IT Strategic Sourcing Wins Higher Ed Award
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By Thomas Trappler. At the California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) conference on October 1, 2018, David Willson, manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition at UC Berkeley, and I accepted a Focus on Efficiency award on behalf of the whole UC IT strategic sourcing community. The award recognizes UC for creating a partnership between the UC procurement and IT communities that has successfully improved the effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of IT strategic sourcing efforts UC wide. The CHEC conference is intended for professionals from California’s three public higher-education segments to exchange ideas and practices, and learn from each other with the goal of improving administrative performance, service, and outcomes. So this award is quite an honor since it’s coming from our peers. How did UC come to earn such recognition? In 2017 leadership from information technology and procurement realized UC needed a new approach for addressing the significant challenges we face in coordinating IT strategic sourcing across the diverse and complex UC system. Those challenges include: ...