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...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address

Governor Cuomo’s 2021 agenda - Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew - features proposals to defeat COVID-19, jumpstart New York's economic recovery; create a fairer, more just state; become a leader in the growing green energy economy; and rebuilding and strengthening New York's infrastructure.

In delivering his annual address Governor Cuomo said “[T]here are episodes in history that transform society and COVID is one of those moments. We see the risk and peril, but we also see the promise and potential of this moment. This next year we will see economies realign and reset around the world and New York will lead the way. In a moment when nagging insecurity can either limit your potential or give way to the energy of urgency, necessity, and innovation, we know the direction we are headed - it is our state motto, Excelsior- ever upwards.


Passing the Medical Supplies Act: To promote domestic manufacturing of critical medical equipment and to reduce dependency on...

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NYS Senate & Assembly Hear From New Chief Information Officer at ITS

During the February 10th Joint Legislative Public Hearing on Governor Cuomo’s 2021 Budget Proposal, members of the NYS Senate & Assembly welcomed Angelo Riddick as new Chief Information Officer of the Office of Information Technology Services. Mr. Riddick is taking on the role of CIO following Robert Samson’s retirement more than a year ago and the temporary appointments of Joe Rabito and Jeremy Goldberg in the interim.

During the session, Mr. Riddick discussed his priorities as new CIO, the goals of ITS, and answered questions from Senate and Assembly members regarding budgetary plans and ITS’ future.

Mr. Riddick is a retired U.S. Army colonel who spent 33 years in the service, including as a senior staff officer in the U.S. Army Cyber Command Headquarters. More recently he was CIO of the Virgin Islands from November 2016 to May 2019, where he oversaw infrastructure recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria. Prior to that he was an independent cybersecurity consultant in...

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