November: What We’re Thankful for This Month

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Just like that, November is coming to a close. It’s been a productive month for our team, and there’s a lot to be thankful for. Here is a look at some of the highlights.

Traversant Group’s Annual Fall Forum Was a Great Success
We were proud to host our second Fall Forum, a dynamic, two-day event that connected 40 Traversant Group clients from all over the country with leadership from nine major Arizona state agencies. Our speakers and attendees covered important topics like incremental innovation and agile development methods, data management trends, the 2022 midterms, cybersecurity and much more. To learn more about the Forum, check out our recap here.

Extended Community Involvement
Along with expanding our team recently, we’ve also deepened our roots in Arizona. Traversant Group became a Board member of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a member of the Arizona Technology Council this year. These moves are allowing us to dive even deeper into the technology and business communities within our great state.

Jennifer Woods Spoke on the Arizona Technology Council Podcast
Our Founder & President Jennifer Woods was invited onto the Arizona Tech Council’s podcast on November 18th to talk with hosts Steve Zylstra and Karen Nowicki about what it takes to do business successfully with the public sector. Together with guests Ed Jimenez (Arizona State Procurement Administrator) and Paul Robles (Google Cloud Account Executive), Jenn offered her insights into the complex nuances of the public sector’s primary motivations and operating models when it comes to procurement.

They also discussed:

  • Reasons the private sector should consider doing business with the public sector.
  • The primary barriers that prevent private companies from contracting with federal and state government entities.
  • Advice for smaller companies that are exploring becoming first-time contractors.

Renewed Focus on Government Technology
It’s safe to say that 2022 has been a rewarding year for advancement in – and awareness of – government technology. At the federal level, the passage of the CHIPS Act, designed to boost US competitiveness, innovation and national security, is already opening doors to new business in Arizona. At the state level, we saw the largest passage of cybersecurity bills in state history this year. What’s more, the FY23 budget also dramatically increased the ability for state agencies to modernize their tools. We are excited for the progress the state has made and what lies ahead.

What’s Next
We’ll be attending some prominent events in the coming month, and will finish putting the final touches on our branding and website refresh. We can’t wait to reveal it to you in December.

As always, if you’d like to work with an experienced partner to create the right government sales strategy, we invite you to request a consultation here.

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