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Spotlight - Pathway to Excellence
NYS Department of Taxation & Finance
Tax Analytics Solution Center

The May 16th Spotlight - Pathway to Excellence Predictive Analytics session featured a team from the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance Tax Analytics Solution Center. Drawing a crowd of over 130 members, the event featured an insightful presentation demonstrating the development of a customizable self-service data analytics system

The Business Innovation & Emerging Technologies Workgroup and Data Analytics Community of Interest hosted the event at the NYS Forum office in Albany. Presenters included: Ed Oberting, Business Systems Analyst 4, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, Richard Cletus, Project Director, NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Revenue and Transportation Cluster, Business Solutions and also featured an introduction from Nonie Manion, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Tax & Finance who opened the session.

This Spotlight chronicled the TASC experience with predictive analytics and included a use case on the Sales Tax Vendor Relationship Management (STVRM) Project. The session content addressed the complexity of developing predictive modeling, combining predictive scoring with business rules and the importance of involving the business for successful outcomes.

Topics included NYS Department of Taxation and Finance - Perspective, Business Rules, Sales Tax Vendor Relationship Project Goals (STVRM), Predictive Analytics, combining Business Rules with Predictive Analytics, STVRM Implementation Case Study, and lessons learned. The group from NYS Department of Taxation & Finance TASC fielded numerous questions throughout the discussion and valuable dialog resulted with event attendees.

The presentation slide deck recording may be viewed at:

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

Thanks to all of those who attended and presented.