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The NYS Forum ITCR Meeting

April 3, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (1:00 pm networking)
The NYS Forum Office
24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY

Guest Presenter: Rajiv Rao - Chief Technology Officer, New York State Office of Information Technology Services

Possible items to be discussed:

  • ITS Updates
  • Rajiv's priorities, direction
  • Active and pending projects, solutions and programs
  • How the vendor community can help

Rajiv Rao was named New York State Chief Technology Officer in 2015. Rajiv provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment. Rajiv and his team develops strategies and IT roadmaps, advance standards and architecture management, ensures business continuity for critical applications, and conducts technology certification, evaluations, and testing.

Rajiv first joined New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as a consultant assigned to the Y2K project and the migration from Novell to Microsoft Windows. He led several major projects including designing the Department of Taxation and Finance's disaster recovery and business continuity solution, storage area network design implementation and support, server virtualization, and the virtual desktop solution (VDI). This virtual desktop project was awarded the Green IT award at GTC 2012. After leading many successful projects, Rajiv was given responsibility as lead architect for the new consolidated data center for Finance, Regulation and Gaming Cluster.

Rajiv is a natural leader and takes great pride in inspiring other people and helping teams excel. He has a passion to understand the business and to design and execute IT projects that drive business value.