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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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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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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Forum Spotlight

Forum to Reestablish a Data Analytics Workgroup

“Data is the New Oil”. Whether it is systematic data collection practices, security and Personal Identifiable Information concerns, data analytics techniques or predictive modeling methodologies the Data Analytics Workgroup will tap the expertise of our diverse membership to share best practices. The objective of the Data Analytics Workgroup is to provide an avenue for government and representatives of the IT Corporate Roundtable to collaborate and learn the most effective ways to utilize data analytics and data sets to improve services to all New Yorkers

Interested in contributing to the development of this new Workgroup?

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In the News...

OGS Announces 24 month Extension of Umbrella Contract

NYS Office of General Services (OGS) recently announced that due to the unprecedented demands on procurement staff related to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the timeline for release of the new Periodic Recruitment #2 (PR#2) for the Information Technology Umbrella Contract – Manufacturer Based (Statewide) award has been adjusted.  As a result, OGS will be extending the contract with current terms and conditions for a maximum of 24 months.  While they intend to release PR#2 in early 2021, they are taking the prudent course of a longer extension to account for the possibility of a resurgence of Covid-19 that would result in another redirection of critical staff resources.  

Below is the letter that was sent by Sean Carroll, Chief Procurement Officer...Click to Continue Reading