2007 Forum Annual Meeting

The Forum's 21st Annual Meeting took place on Friday, September 14, 2007 from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY.

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Agenda and Presentations:

10:30 am
11:00 am

Welcome - Gregory M. Benson, Executive Director, NYS Forum

Business Meeting

Executive Committee Election Results

Leigh Favitta, Director, Information Services, NYS Dormitory Authority and Chair of the NYS Forum Executive Committee

Where have we been? The year in review

Leigh Favitta

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Where are we going? Initiatives for 2007 - 2008

Diane Taylor, Section Head, Vendor Responsibility, NYS Office of the State Comptroller and Vice-Chair of the NYS Forum Executive Committee

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11:45 am

Photo of Dr. Melodie Mayberry-StewartKeynote - Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, NYS CIO

Ms. Mayberry-Stewart has served as Chief Technology Officer for the city of Cleveland, Ohio since 2002. In that role, she was responsible for the citywide IT and telecommunications vision, as well as the planning and implementation of high-impact strategic initiatives and architecture strategies. Prior to that, Ms. Mayberry-Stewart founded Black Diamond IT Consulting Group, a private IT consulting firm aimed at non-profit companies, where she was President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1997 to 1999, she served as Vice President and General Manager for Global IT Service Delivery and the Shared Services Business Unit of Amoco Oil Corporation. From 1988 to 1997, she served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Community Health Corporation in Riverside, California, St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Her career in IT started with the IBM Corporation.

12:45 pm
IT Corporate Roundtable Year in Review - Bill Branch, Client Executive - NYS, BearingPoint, Inc. and Chair, NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable
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1:00 pm
Lunch (provided)
2:15 pm

Annual Award Presentations

Award for Excellence in Government IS

Leigh Favitta, Presenter

Award for Excellence IT Corporate Roundtable

Bill Branch, Presenter

Best Practices Awards

Leigh Favitta and JoAnn Bomeisl, NYS Insurance Department and Secretary/Treasurer of the NYS Forum Executive Committee, Presenters

Best of the Web Awards

Paul Maguire, ISO, Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services and Co-chair, NYS Forum Webmasters' Guild, Presenter

3:00 pm
Conclusion - Gregory M. Benson
  • Friday, September 14, 2007
  • 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY