blog posts Virtual Meet and Greet Event with Robert Blackwell, Jr. via Zoom 7/20/23 Jul 3, 2023 8:00 amBuying and ContractsFY 24The University of Illinois System Office of Procurement Diversity welcomes you to attend our virtual series celebrating the accomplishments of various diverse communities. This July, we are hosting a virtual "Meet and Greet" with EKI-Digital Chairman, Robert Blackwell Jr.Learn about the various services EKI-Digital can provide to your department as an IPHEC contract awardee under IPHEC2140 for temporary IT personnel and consulting services.Join us to hear Robert speak about his experience as chairman of EKI Digital, a leader in quantitative digital strategy and execution. EKI Digital discovers quantitative models (mathematical, economic, and statistical) to enhance financial and performance improvement opportunities and has helped large public and private sector organizations identify and capture billions in savings. Robert has written several papers and given presentations on digital modernization, innovation, and efficiency in the public and private sectors. Robert has been an advisor to government and business leaders on ways to leverage its procurement and IT investments better to improve revenue and service quality while reducing costs and risk from portfolios of spend.Robert studied math at the University of Illinois and has written papers on the application of economic magnetism and fractal geometry in quantitative investment portfolio management and the use of ecosystems economics in the systematization of organizational innovation and transformation efforts.Hope to see you there,Sharla RobertsDirector of Procurement DiversityOffice of Procurement Diversity oversees the supplier diversity program for the University of Illinois System.Thursday, July 20, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m. Virtual Zoom PresentationJoin the MeetingIf you need disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgWe appreciate early requests to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.