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Adam Smith

Head of Commercial & Technology - North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)

Adam joined NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation) in 2014 having worked previously in various buyer and analyst roles within the pharmaceutical and consultancy sectors. Responsible initially at NEPO for the strategy development, end-to-end sourcing activity and subsequent contract management of the Professional Services Category. A broad category which included frameworks such as Contingent Labour, Consultancy, Financial, insurance and Legal Services. Adam now manages the commercial activities within the organisation with a major focus on the identification and implementation of new technologies and innovations.
Adam currently leads on the Open project. A newly developed cloud eProcurement solution designed and owned by NEPO. The solution integrates and automates the end-to-end procurement lifecycle, taking full advantage of emerging RPA and AI technologies and designed to be entirely flexible and scalable to the ever-evolving needs of public procurement.