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Nicole Verkindt

Nicole Verkindt
Nicole is the founder and CEO of OMX, a Dragon on CBC's Next Gen Den, and a thought leader in the procurement industry.

Nicole is a political appointee to the Board of the Canadian Crown Corporation, a board member of the Peter Munk School of Global Affairs, and the official technology columnist for Vanguard magazine with a readership of over one million. In 2017, Nicole was named StartUp Canada's "Woman Entrepreneur of the Year."
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feature article, news

By Nicole Verkindt | November 10, 2017

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It has been hard to ignore what is happening in the United States right now, as Trudeau senior once said, it is “the elephant sleeping next to us, a small Canadian flea, that feels everything.” Furthermore, now the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations are starting with comments in the media every day, including threats from President Trump to cancel it all together.

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OMX, events

By Nicole Verkindt | October 20, 2016

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Thank you to everyone that came out to listen to my speech, Innovation: More than just a Buzzword, at GOCA on Wednesday.

Due to the time constraints, I was unfortunately unable to respond to all of the questions submitted using the GOCA app. So here are my answers if I was unable to get to your question.

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OMX, platform features

By Nicole Verkindt | June 21, 2016

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Since nearly Day 1 of launching OMX, we were asked by both the world's largest procurement departments and some of the smaller, but most experienced suppliers, to have layers of "verification" in the profiles. In other words, some level of endorsement, authentication, recommendation, a social "I know him/her and they do the following work..." cross over to the online platform.

You've seen it on Linkedin and elsewhere, and now it is here on OMX to stay.

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How to get the most out of Canadian Government Infrastructure spending

By Nicole Verkindt | June 13, 2016

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There has been a lot of talk in the media about infrastructure spending. The Liberals campaigned on a promise to create jobs from Infrastructure spending, and then their recent budget laid out a plan to spend billions in infrastructure over the next decade.

So how do we maximize the benefit to Canadian industry from these infrastructure projects? 

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Driving business for Aboriginal owned businesses

By Nicole Verkindt | June 6, 2016

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OMX recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Businesses.

Our goal is to drive more business to Aboriginal owned businesses in Canada by sending out opportunities for Aboriginal owned businesses to respond to, and to work with large Corporations to manage, track and report on impacts to Aboriginal owned businesses.

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