IT Procurement: Insight on the best IT procurement practice

John Jackson, CEO, at London Grid for Learning

Procurement is complicated; to ensure that you’re investing in the right products and services and getting the best deal, you need to stay abreast of what’s happening – in the market and in your schools.

John will talk through the principles of procurement and how to ensure that you are well-placed and well-informed to make the right decisions for your school. He will also outline a procurement initiative that is saving schools millions of pounds, ensuring efficient procurement by utilising economies of scale.

Bringing innovative technology into your school can drive operational and education excellence – SBMs play a key role in driving this by employing the right products and services – be a school that is in control of the cost, can develop and select the services that suit you, and even provide your own services to other schools in the area. This session shows you how.

Take home points
John will focus on:

  • Pinch points – spotting how you can make better use of your IT spend, or how you can reduce it;
  • Stick or Twist – the merits of changing your supplier or systems and knowing when to;
  • Identifying the technologies that can drive cost savings – and school improvement;
  • Innovative ways to afford and procure the right technology?

This session is for
Those who want to introduce high-quality technology to their school that can drive improvement and cost-savings.

Biography
London Grid for Learning (LGfL) is a community of schools and local authorities committed to using technology to enhance teaching and learning; the charity is recognised as one of the top 50 edtech companies. John is the CEO of LGfL; he’s an ex CIO who was consistently ranked in the top 25 IT leaders. He’s passionate about harnessing digital innovation to enable transformation and has advised government on safeguarding and security value, savings and better solutions from aggregated procurement.