Virtual Forum

2021: What’s Next for State and Local Agencies

Learn How Data Can Help You Find the Opportunities in Today's DisruptionsMay 12, 2021 | 3 PM ET | 2 PM CT | 12 PM PT

Find Out What Opportunities Are Ahead Despite COVID’s Impact

COVID relief is important, but so are efforts to diversify the supply base, improve access to capital, and prevent fraudulent activity.

Many local communities are still far from pre-pandemic “normal,” leading citizens to direct their frustrations – and hopes – to the city and state officials tasked with managing recovery and relief logistics. While recovery is understandably a priority, many are trying to balance those needs with the need to diversify, strengthen, and protect their supply chains.

Exchange Ideas and Information with Your Peers

As a long-term partner to state and local governments and public sector organizations, Dun & Bradstreet recognizes the pressures on their procurement teams. Our new virtual forum can help with in-depth sessions on key issues related to supply chain management, including:

  • Help for small businesses in their ability to procure with government
  • Expanding relationships to focus on minority- and women-owned small businesses
  • Strengthening cybersecurity for procurement to minimize supply chain risk

Don’t miss out on information that can help you balance the demands of recovery with healthy economic growth -- register now!


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Joseph Pascaretta
Dun & Bradstreet General Manager, Global Small Business

In his role with Dun & Bradstreet, Joseph Pascaretta is responsible for the strategy, product development, and sales efforts for the firm’s small to mid-size business portfolio.

Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, Pascaretta held several roles at Infor, including Vice President and General Manager of the Infor OS business unit, where he led the global growth strategy around the Cloud Digital Gateway platform. He also co-founded Infor’s digital strategy and engineering business unit. Earlier leadership experience included roles at CareTech Solutions and TrackCore.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Michigan and an MBA from the George Washington University-School of Business. He was also a successful entrepreneur and was recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year for Product Solutions in 2008 and by The White House for Technology Advancement and Innovation in 2012.


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Hemanth Setty
Dun & Bradstreet Global Vice President of Product

Hemanth Setty leads product strategy & development focused on supply chain, onboarding, risk management, compliance, and sustainability solutions. He has a 20+ year background in management consulting, startups, and fintech within the high-tech, financial, and healthcare industries.

Hemanth has an MBA from Booth School of Business, Chicago, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Mysore, India.


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Dr. Anthony Scriffignano
Dun & Bradstreet Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist

Anthony Scriffignano is an internationally recognized data scientist with experience spanning over 35 years in multiple industries and enterprise domains. He has extensive background in anomaly detection, computational linguistics and advanced inferential algorithms, leveraging that background as primary inventor on multiple patents worldwide. Scriffignano was recognized as the U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year 2018 by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders. He is a member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI working group on implementing Trustworthy AI, focused on benefiting people and planet. He has extensive background in manufacturing and supply chain, maintaining certification as CPIM with ASCM, the largest, internationally recognized non-profit organization for supply chain/manufacturing training and certification.


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Rob Sinex
Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)
Dun & Bradstreet Senior Director of Sales Engineering, Public Sector

In his current role with Dun & Bradstreet, Rob Sinex assists public sector clients across North America in understanding how Dun & Bradstreet data and analytics solutions can help them achieve their wide-ranging missions and program goals. As a former operations specialist, investigator, researcher, and analyst for Dun & Bradstreet, Sinex has been helping the firm forge deep and productive partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies for almost two decades. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DeVrys University, an MBA from Lehigh University, a master’s degree in cyber operations from Utica College, and is completing work for a doctorate degree in information technology from Capella University.