2006 Forum Annual Meeting

The Forum's 20th Annual Meeting was held on Friday, September 8, 2006 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

Celia Hamblin, CIO NYS Department of Labor and Chair, NYS Forum Executive Committee

Where have we been? The year in review

Celia Hamblin

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Where are we going? Initiatives for 2006 - 2007

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

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Photo of Steve KolodneyKeynote - Steve Kolodney, Vice President, Government, CGI-AMS

Steve Kolodney is Vice President, Government, at CGI-AMS where he leads the California state government practice. In addition, Kolodney consults with Chief Information Officers across the country on using information technology to improve the delivery of services at lower cost. He has helped a number of states develop their strategic plans and he is working to bring CGI's Web-based, government transformation solutions from Canada and Britain to the states.

Prior to joining CGI-AMS, Kolodney served as director of the Washington State Department of Information Services. He was Washington's Chief Information Officer and a member of the Governor's Cabinet. Governing magazine named Kolodney as one of its Public Officials of the Year 2000, citing Washington for the "finest information technology system in any state government in America."

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IT Corporate Roundtable Update - Ken Damato, Account Executive, Microsoft Government and Co-chair, NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable, Bill Branch, Client Executive - NYS, BearingPoint, Inc. and Co-chair, NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable

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Lunch (provided)

Award Presentations

Award for Excellence in Government IS

Leigh Favitta, Presenter

Award for Excellence IT Corporate Roundtable

Ken Damato, Presenter

Best Practices Awards

Celia Hamblin, Leigh Favitta and Diane Taylor, Project Director, Office of the State Comptroller and Secretary/Treasurer of the NYS Forum Executive Committee, Presenters

Best of the Web Awards

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

3:00 pm
Conclusion - Gregory M. Benson