NYS Forum 23rd Annual Meeting

The New York State Forum will begin its 23rd year on October 1, 2009. Thanks to your help, we have made great strides during the past years and with your continued support, The Forum will prosper.

We invite your attendance at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the NYS Forum to be held on September 11, 2009 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, New York, beginning at 9:00 am.

Photo of Ellen PerlmanEllen Perlman, staff writer and technology columnist for Governing, will be the keynote speaker.

The NYS Forum will also be presenting its Best Practice and Best of the Web Awards and recognizing an outstanding IT leader with its Annual Award for Excellence. The NYS Forum's IT Corporate Roundtable will also be presenting its Annual Award for Excellence to the corporate member that has provided exemplary service in pursuance of the NYS Forum's mission.

All NYS Forum State and Local Government and Corporate Roundtable Members are welcome to attend.



The awards package is available for download (Microsoft® Word Document, 434 KB)



A press release from OFT is available here. (Adobe® PDF, 170 KB)


Year in Review

The events of the 2008-2009 program year are available for download (Adobe® PDF, 2,063 KB)


Photo Gallery

View the Photo Gallery



8:30 am
9:00 am


Gregory M. Benson, Executive Director, NYS Forum

Business Meeting

Executive Committee Election Results

Diane Taylor, NYS Forum Executive Committee Chair & Assistant Director, Bureau Contracts, Office of the State Comptroller

Where have we been?

The year in review - JoAnn Bomeisl

Where are we going?

Initiatives for 2009-2010 - Paul Maguire, NYS Forum Executive Council Vice Chair & ISO, OASAS

9:45 am

IT Corporate Roundtable Update

Peter Chynoweth, NYS Forum ITCR Chair & Vice President, CMA Consulting Services

Leo Pfohl, NYS Forum ITCR Vice Chair & Director, Business Development, CGI Technologies & Solutions, Inc.

10:00 pm

Ellen Perlman, Staff Writer/Technology Columnist, Governing

11:00 am

Award Presentations

Award for Outstanding Leadership

Gregory Benson, Presenter

Award for Excellence in Government IS

Paul Maguire, Presenter

Award for Excellence IT Corporate Roundtable

Peter Chynoweth & Leo Pfohl, Presenters

Best Practices Awards

JoAnn Bomeisl; Paul Maguire, ISO, OASAS; and Adam Gigandet, CIO, DMV, Presenters

Best of the Web Awards

Jim Costello, Web Application Developer, Center for Technology in Government, Presenter

12:00 pm
Lunch & Concluding Remarks

Gregory M. Benson, Executive Director, NYS Forum

  • Friday, September 11, 2009
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center (Fort Orange Ballroom), Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY
  • Directions (External Link)