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The NYS Forum
Business Innovations & Emerging Technologies Workgroup

Effective Use of Data and Analytics

September 17, 2015
9:00 am - 11:30 am
(8:30 am Check-In)
NYS Forum Training Room
24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY 12205

Also available via Webinar

Session Overview

Please join us as we address a pressing need in government: effective use of data. While buzz words such as "big data" have people talking about data analysis, clarity as to how data can be used and where to begin are often an obstacle to instituting effective data management programs. This session will bring together an audience of both business managers and technology staff so that they can develop a shared understanding as to both why data analysis is important and what steps can be taken to help a business unit collect useful data while positioning itself for meaningful analysis.

Featured Presentations:

Using Scalable Analytics to get more out of Medicaid -
A case study illustrating both positive effects and challenges associated with analytics
John E. Ulberg, Jr - Chief Financial Officer for Medicaid and Director of the Division of Finance and Rate Setting for the Office of Health Insurance Programs; New York State Department of Health
Ryan S. Hayden - Director KPMG Healthcare Advisory; KPMG, LLP
Achieving the Benefits of Analytics in the Public Sector -
What is possible, how do you do it and where do you start?
Kay Meyer - Principal Industry Consultant for State and Local Government; SAS
What we've learned about using data, what we know, and where we're going -
A collection of experiences and insight from our public sector panel
Michael St. John - Manager, New Application Development Unit; NYSED
Allyson Burns - Manager of Reporting and Data Quality; NYSERDA
William F. Johnson - Geographic Information Officer; OITS
Emily Leckman-Westin, Ph.D - Director, Data Analysis, Bureau of Evidence Based Services and Implementation Science; OMH