Posted on December 23, 2008 by pvbs01
The presentations from the Microsoft Government Contractor Summit held December 11 at the Marriott are posted here. Two PVBS presentations are posted. The first is a preview of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 and the second is a joint presentation on Earned Value Management (EVM) that we did with leading Microsoft Project firm Projility.
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Posted on December 15, 2008 by pvbs01
Here’s how Christine Zmuda, the Microsoft leader for its government contractor Dynamics practice, described the opening session of the Microsoft Government Contractor Summit. Read more in her blog.
Despite a very rainy morning in DC, Microsoft hosted over 200 government contractors at the Fairview Park Mariott on December 11, 2008.
The day opened with an industry panel which focused on Exit Strategies in Turbulent Times. This session was sponsored by Pleasant Valley Business Solutions and moderated by Nick Wakeman, Washington Technology Editor-in-chief. Panelists included: Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; William J. Mutryn, Partner and Co-Leader M&A Practice, Holland & Knight LLP; Bernard A. Mustafa, CEO, PVBS; Dave Young, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company and Jodi Johnson, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company.
Much of the discussion was centered on the successful sale of Oberon and Associates to Stanley and what government contractors can expect now from the market if they are on a buy or sell situation. Dave Young and Jodi Johnson shared very candidly that this was well thought out and shared key learnings from the process. A couple interesting takeaways:
- Oberon’s Dave Young commented that they management team did not take the highest bid but rather the offer from the company that best married up to their culture.
- Oberon and Associates took care of employment agreements well in advance of the sale. This was a great way to recognize employees and keep business continuity post sales.
- Jodi Johnson commented that they built the company with best of breed foundational tools. Dynamics NAV was a great choice because the smart college hires they brought on all grew up on Microsoft. It was easy for them to navigate and management information was also readily accessible to all by role. This was critically important as there were over 700 due diligence questions many of them requiring financial data that were more easily obtained through Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors.
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Posted on December 4, 2008 by pvbs01
Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS) is proud to be the Premier sponsor of the second-annual Microsoft Government Contractor Summit which will take place on Thursday, December 11 at the Fairview Park Marriott. This event is limited to 300 executives so please reserve your spot today.
Click here to register.
When: Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.
Where: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA. Free Parking on Site
The day’s highlights include:
8am: Registration, Exhibition Hall Opens
9am: Exit Strategies in Turbulent Times
Sponsored by PVBS and moderated by Nick Wakeman, Washington Technology Editor-in-chief. Panelists include:
Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.
William J. Mutryn, Co-Leader M&A Practice, Holland & Knight LLP
Bernard A. Mustafa, CEO, PVBS
Dave Young, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company
Jodi Johnson, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company
10am: Anticipated Changes in Government Contracting Post Election, featuring Dan Mintz, CIO of Department of Transportation and Kim Nelson, Executive Director for Microsoft EGovernment
Noon: Lunch, CFO-CIO Best Practices Panel Discussion
1pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Preview. Come See What the Buzz is About (Presented by PVBS)
Best Practices in DCAA Compliance
Managing Projects for Greater Profitability
Empowering the Project Team
2:30pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)
How Earned Value Management (EVM) Can Provide Early Warnings of Operational Issues and Profit Opportunities (Presented by PVBS)
Pursuit Management for Government Contractors
To Tax or Not to Tax: Current Thinking on Tax Exempt versus Taxable Purchases by Government Contractors (Presented by Grant Thornton)
How Managing Performance Increases Your Win Rate (Presented by I3 Solutions)
Click here to register.
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