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.

Become a Member Today!

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
Click For more about Membership

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

Click to Join


In the News...

NASCIO Technology Champion Award Honors New York’s Rajiv Rao & Angelo Riddick named GoldenGov State Executive of the Year.

Congratulations to both Angelo Riddick, COL(R) PMP and Rajiv Rao for their exemplary commitment to key leadership principles and fostering an environment in technology adoption that continues to have the NYS Office of Information Technology Services at the top of it's game.

Rajiv Rao, Chief Technology Officer and Deputy CIO for NYS, is the first New York IT professional to earn the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) 2022 Technology Champion Award. Read the full press release:

New York Chief Information Officer, Angelo Riddick, COL(R) PMP, has been recognized by StateScoop as a GoldenGov State Executive of the Year. Read more about this award and see the full list of winners:



The NYS Forum Announces Retirement of Executive Director

Executive Director Mario Musolino to Retire After Four Years of Dedicated Service.

The New York State Forum announces the retirement of Executive Director Mario Musolino after four years of dedicated service. Mario began his retirement process at the end of 2022, and is finishing the final steps this month. 

Under Mario's leadership, the Forum has flourished.  It successfully navigated an unprecedented worldwide pandemic without missing a beat. Despite all challenges, the Forum expanded its membership and event participation; rebuilt its website; and added new opportunities to learn, collaborate, and network.

Mario will be greatly missed by everyone here. He is that special combination of a smart, effective leader and a kind, compassionate...

Click Here to Read Full Story
Indeed Job Post- Executive Director, The NYS Forum