The NYS Forum, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance New York's public sector information technology (IT) practices through collaboration with New York State, New York City and Local IT business and government communities.

Established in June 1987, The NYS Forum is nationally recognized as a unique collaborative of public and private sector leaders and information technology professionals. The NYS Forum fulfills a significant and valued role promoting the effective use and management of information technology as a core component of government operations.

The purpose of The NYS Forum is to:

  • foster better understanding and use of information technology and practices by governmental officials;
  • assist New York State, New York City and Local governmental entities and others in the development and utilization of policies, practices and technologies for effective, equitable and secure use and management of information technology; and,
  • provide meaningful opportunities for the advancement and exchange of knowledge, practices, and solutions of government officials and others through meetings, conferences, and other means.


The NYS Forum is strengthened by core values that are the foundation of the corporation. As a member-driven organization, The NYS Forum promotes an open and collaborative environment. Members, leadership and staff are professional and ethical and ensure that the organization is progressive and innovative. Initiatives, programs and activities of The NYS Forum are objective and vendor-neutral.