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The NYS Forum Annual Meeting

On Thursday, September 24, The NYS Forum hosted its 29th Annual Meeting, at the Radisson Hotel in Albany, NY. The Forum welcomed over 200 government and corporate partners to the event. New York State and New York City is going through an IT transformation, the details of which are of great interest to all of the attendees. With the many historic changes undergoing, Maggie Miller, New York State''s Chief Information Officer and Anne Roest, New York City''s Chief Information Officer highlighted their accomplishments as well as where they will be taking us in the near future.

Otto Berkes, cofounder of Xbox, as well as one of the creative minds behind HBO GO presented the keynote address, "The Art of the Possible". Mr. Berkes Presented a fascinating look at customer behavior, customer expectations in the next 5 years, and how preparation has begun to meet those expectations.

The event became interactive with audience participation. There was strong dialogue and great talking points that contributed to how valuable the event was. The event concluded with an active and dynamic Q & A session where Mr. Berkes provided answers and more information to any questions presented by the audience.

Finally, Work group co-chairs provided a report out of their past year accomplishments and what they are currently planning for the upcoming FY 2015-16 year.

We would like to thank all of our attendees for taking the time to attend our Annual Planning Session and for providing input. The success of The NYS Forum is only as good as the services we provide. Your input is critical to ensure that our programs continue to be relevant and of the highest quality. As a member organization you have an opportunity to shape the agenda!

Pictures taken at the event may be viewed on our facebook page: Annual Facebook Album

Thanks to all of those who attended and presented.

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