Business Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Co-Chairs

Photo of Lewis Makinson
Lewis Makinson,
NYS Teachers Retirement System,
(518) 447-4742
Photo of Glen Kaatz
Glen Kaatz,
NYS Energy Research & Development Authority,
(518) 862-1090
 

About

On November 19, 2004 the NYS Forum Executive Committee created the Emerging Technologies Workgroup. In 2013, NYS Chief Technology Officer Kishor Bagul was named the Executive Sponsor, supporting and guiding the workgroup direction and priorities and the workgroup was renamed the Innovation & Emerging Technology Workgroup.

Consistent with The NYS Forum maintaining its role as an efficient and vital information resource for the NYS Government, the Innovation & Emerging Technology Workgroup:

  • Hosts forums to support or government and commercial organizations to exchange information related to new technologies.
  • Explores how new technologies can inspire and support innovation in government
  • Facilitates the discussion of topics related to new and emerging technologies
  • Fosters public-private sector dialogue regarding new technology to guide government innovation

The Innovation & Emerging Technology Workgroup works collaboratively with the all of the NYS Forum workgroups and welcomes public and corporate sectors members to actively participate and support the exploration of topic areas of interest.