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...

NYS Forum COVID-19 Policy Update

As of September 6th, 2021 The NYS Forum will be following the NYS Guidelines related to COVID-19 screening and social distancing procedures within our offices.

All those who choose to attend Forum sessions in-person are required to have a COVID-19 Vaccination or have had a negative COVID test performed in the past 72 hours

The NYS Forum also requests that any individuals attending in-person wear a mask when inside the building.  

Should circumstances change in the future, we will be implementing the relevant State of New York guidance on in-person attendance and capacity.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult period and we look forward to a return to normal with our colleagues from throughout the state.


The NYS Forum Year in Review

The NYS Forum – A Network in Action

For 35 years, the NYS Forum has been a unique Information Technology Public/Private Partnership membership organization with over 11,000 active member profiles drawn from state and local government, corporate entities and not for profit organizations. The Forum’s topical workgroups, special events, trainings and workshops feature subject matter experts from the corporate, not for profit and government membership. Through this collaboration, public sector IT professionals learn about emerging trends and best practices, while corporate members establish relationships with State and Local IT professionals and learn about government IT needs and plans for the future, all in a Vendor Neutral environment.

The value of this model became more apparent throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, as unprecedented strains were placed on government agencies and everyone had to quickly adopt new business practices. The Forum adapted to this challenge with new tools, new topics and new collaborations. Since the first lockdowns in March 2020, the results have been impressive. Click the following Image to view the 2020-2021 Year in Review