For over 30 years The Forum has been bringing together public and private sector IT Professionals to share knowledge and best practices in a vendor neutral, collaborative environment.

The Forum serves New York’s state and local government employees who develop, deploy, maintain, or use Information Technology; and the private sector organizations that work to meet the needs of the constantly changing public sector IT landscape.

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The Benefits of Membership

Public Sector

  • Build relationships with peers in state and city government as well as the private sector
  • Learn about new products, enhancements and technologies
  • Collaborate with colleagues to implement technologies and solve problems
  • Stay up-to-date on trends, opportunities and best practices

Private Sector

  • Learn about State and City IT needs and plans for the future
  • Gain feedback from some of the largest government IT organizations in the U.S.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with State and City IT professionals
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Who Can Participate

The NYS Forum encourages everyone who is interested in Information Technology in the public sector to join with their colleagues and participate in our workgroups, trainings and special events.  If you are a New York State employee or an employee in most New York City agencies, you are already a member and just have to create a Member Profile to begin taking advantage of the Forum's activities. 

If you work for another unit of government, or for a technology company, you can check to see if your organization is already a member.  If not, it is simple to join

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In the News...

New York State ITS Announces Registration for NYS Virtual Cyber Security Conference - June 8-9

June 2021 marks the 23rd Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference and 15th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA) and The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) has announced that registration has now opened. The nationally recognized event, hosted by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, the University at Albany School of Business, and The New York State Forum, Inc., is part of a statewide effort to boost cyber security awareness and empower state and local governments, academia, organizations and citizens to take better control of their digital security.

The conference offers something for everyone: whether you're a technology user, IT professional, government employee, or business owner. Learn from leading experts in the industry and participate in engaging sessions that provide real-world information you can apply immediately to minimize the cyber risks in your own environment. 

For more information, and to register, visit the conference website at

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NYS Forum partners with SoftEd for June Virtual Training Opportunity 

SoftEd's Business Analysis Bootcamp

SoftEd's David Mantica tells us about the NYS Forum's upcoming training opportunity: Business Analysis Bootcamp with Gina Schmidt, June 21-25, 2021 9:30am - 3:00pm via Zoom 25 PMI PDUs / 25 IIBA CDUs

Reserve a seat today!

To Register, you must be a member of NYS Forum: email Matt O'Bryan at [email protected] for a registration form (please include training date and title in subject)

Course Description: Gain the critical skills needed to be a successful business analyst. This course is designed to provide a complete and detailed training experience covering most aspects of business analysis. Recommended for aspiring BAs and BAs who have never received formal training.  Click for full course description!

ALSO: Included with this registration is access to one of SoftEd’s ALL NEW BA Leadership Circles: In this one hour session, you will discuss dealing with executive sponsors as SoftEd provides tips and tricks for working effectively with executives. You’re encouraged to come with questions about YOUR specific issues as they will be discussed as part of the circle! The precise time and date for this BA Leadership Circle will be announced upon registration of the course.