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The NYS Executive Forum: IT Transformation & Strategic Sourcing in NYS

Joe Lynch, Daniel C. Chan, Celia McGarry, John C. Traylor, Duane Averill, and Deborah BuckOn January 13th, Daniel C. Chan, Acting NYS Chief Information Officer and Acting Director of NYS Office for Technology and John C. Traylor, Director of Enterprise Shared Services at the  NYS Division of the Budget, presented to nearly 400 attendees at the Clark Auditorium in the NYS Museum.

Dan Chan provided an Update on the IT Transformation Project Progress and Asset Inventory Findings.  New York State's IT Transformation effort will be introducing a new operating model and will chart a new course for delivering technology services in a manner that is cost-efficient and outcome-oriented. The joint effort among the Office for Technology, the Division of Budget and Deloitte Consulting engaged 43 state agencies in defining the scope and benefits of four IT Transformation projects that include, Data Center Consolidation, Email Services, Converged Network Services and Enterprise Identity and Access Management. In less than nine months, a comprehensive IT asset inventory was conducted, a statewide enterprise IT governance model was designed, business and technical requirements for all four initiatives were developed and three Requests for Information (RFIs) were issued.  To view the presentation go to

John Traylor spoke to Strategic Sourcing, a new approach to procurement in NYS that uses data, market analysis and extensive cross-agency collaboration to aggregate buying power and secure the best value for the State with a focus on how this effort impacts IT purchasing.