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Don Lovett, DC Government

Don Lovett

Chief Information Officer, District of Columbia Government’s Office of Contracting and Procurement

Don Lovett is the Office of Contracting and Procurement Chief Technology Officer (CIO).  In this leadership role, he has initiated a digital transformation strategy with a focus on linking improvements in data accuracy, security and transparency to accessibility and improvements in customer experience.  Under the leadership of the District of Columbia Chief Procurement Officer, he has supported the business case development and the launch of a multi-year journey to realign and refresh the procurement technology utilizing Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) software products in the cloud.  With an eye to efficiency and process efficiency, the agency is currently creating a digital twin of its procurement process utilizing Process Data Mining to provide fact based process monitoring and compliance.

Mr. Lovett’s daily focus is supporting the Contracting Officer team and building partnerships with the District's suppliers and agency partners to support the mission of purchasing quality goods and services at a reasonable cost, while ensuring that the technology supports fair and impartial execution of purchasing actions.

Prior to joining the OCP, Mr. Lovett was Founder and Principal Consultant for Project Bits Consulting, where he provided Public Sector, Hi Tech, Telecom, Financial Services, Manufacturing   and Distribution clients with business and technology services.  Prior to that, he had a decade long career at KPMG where he was admitted to the Partnership in 1999.  He contributed to the firm in multiple roles, including co leading the commercial Oracle Practice with responsibility for over twenty (20) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementations and the (100+ person) Public Sector and Commercial Solutions Development Center designing and developing industry focused content for the SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel applications..  His responsibility included the Public Sector and Commercial alliance between KPMG/Bearing Point and their largest partner, Oracle.  Mr. Lovett's consulting experience included engagements to provide strategy and execution of enterprise scale initiatives.  Prior to consulting, he was the CIO of a Consumer products manufacturing company and lead their move to electronic commerce by establishing supply chain connections with major retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Kmart.

Mr. Lovett has a Master's Degree in Business Administration; (MBA) from the University of Houston.  He holds a Graduate Level Certificates in Telecommunications Management from the University of Dallas and Software Engineering from the University of Texas.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Concentration in Accounting from the University of Houston.   After graduating, Mr. Lovett earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential in Texas, which is not currently active.   He has served as an affiliate faculty member at Regus University for the last 5 years teaching graduate level students in organizational and operational aspects of project management. 

Mr. Lovett recently relocated to the Washington DC area with his wife and family.