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. 

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In the News...

The Forum Welcomes NYS ITS Acting Chief Information Officer Jennifer Lorenz and NYS OGS Deputy Commissioner Moses Kamya, PhD. to the Board of Directors

The Forum is happy to announce two additions to its Board of Directors:  Jennifer Lorenz, NYS ITS Acting Chief Information Officer and Moses Kamya, PhD, NYS OGS Deputy Commissioner of Shared Services.

Jennifer Lorenz has more than 20 years of experience as a leader and operational manager of information technology systems. Previously the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Operations, Jenn has taken on the role of Acting Chief Information Officer. In this role, Jenn oversees the operations of the entire agency, including governing the framework for introducing new systems, programs and technologies to New...(cont.)

As the Deputy Commissioner of Shared Services at the New York State Office of General Services (OGS), Moses Kamya oversees NYS Procurement Services, the Business Service Center, Project Management Office, Data Analytics, and OGS strategic information technology initiatives...(cont.)

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The NYS Forum raises more than $5,000 at 2023 Spring Charity Golf Outing

More than one hundred golfers participated in 18 holes of scramble golf at the Fairways of Halfmoon, raising funds for the South End Children’s Cafe.

The NYS Forum hosted its second Annual Spring Charity Golf Outing in Mechanicville, NY. on Friday, May 5. A total of $5,400 was raised in support of the South End Children’s Café, a great local charity established to provide food, groceries, mental health support and academic support services to children and families in Albany’s South End and beyond.

Teams participated in the afternoon event on a dry and cloudy day at the fantastic Fairways of Halfmoon. The golf scramble included morning refreshments at registration sponsored by Red Hat, lunch at the turn sponsored by SoftEd, a post-golf reception sponsored by SHI, 50/50 raffle, and various contests for all players with prizes generously donated by sponsors.

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