The Forum Small/Medium/Local Government Agency SIG

Making IT Strategic Planning Work in Small and Medium Sized Agencies: It's More than Just the Plan

Session Overview

The Forum Small/Medium/Local Government Agency SIG - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at Meeting Room 7, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY. Contact [email protected] or call (518) 438-7414.

An IT strategic plan is the technical and information strategy needed for an agency to meet it's overarching goals. It supports the mission of the agency and presents a clear direction for all critical programs and services. But developing and acting on the plan is not always so easy.

Why is this?

Creating an IT strategic plan requires some fundamental steps -- but it doesn't stop there. It also means paying attention to the whole environment - the governance structure, the agency's capabilities and most importantly - leadership. In small and medium-sized agencies this feat becomes increasingly difficult with limited resources.

This session will present some fundamental components of IT strategic planning geared specifically for small to medium agencies followed by panel discussion from NYS IT leaders who have experience and want to share their insights, tips, and lessons learned.

Presenter and Moderator: Meghan Cook, Program Manager, Center for Technology in Government University at Albany, SUNY


  • Nancy Mulholland, Chief Information Officer, NYS Department of Transportation
  • Tim Jaques, Founding Partner, Line of Sight, LLC
  • Vivian Conboy, Director, Project Management Office, NYS Taxation and Finance
  • Peter Finn, Deputy Commissioner for Finance & Administration, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
  • Kathy Bohacek Chief Information Officer, NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs

Registration is from 8:30 am - 9:00 am



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Time & Place:

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am (8:30 am Check-in/Registration)
  • Meeting Room 7, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY