Best of New York

Best of New York Awards 2016 - Winners Announced

Award winners include NYS Information Technology Services, NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs, NYS Senate, NYC Office of the Mayor, NYC Department of Finance, City of Schenectady, Suffolk County Clerk, Town of Brookhaven and University at Albany, SUNY.

by Janet Grenslitt / September 16, 2016 0

September 16, 2016 - The 2016 Best of New York Awards were announced today at Government Technology’s New York Digital Government Summit. Presented by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, the Best of New York Awards  recognize state and local government organizations for their standout contributions, best practices and works of distinction in information technology that improve citizen services.

This year’s Best of New York Awards include honors for:

AnalyzeNY Financials, Workforce Analytics, a business analytics tool using financial and workforce data with digital dashboard tools to provide in-depth knowledge

The NYS Veterans Mobile App that provides the 900,000 veterans living in New York State efficient localized access to assistance and advocacy at state and county levels with the “Near Me” geographic locator for services

The City of Schenectady’s Special Award for Building the Foundation for a Smarter City, with its city-owned wireless network, smart LED lighting system in the downtown area saving $400,000 annually, and its smart parking system using cameras to monitor open parking spots

“Ingenuity, collaboration and a lot of hard work on the part of New York government departments have yielded great innovations that are improving government interactions with citizens,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “We are honored to present this year’s Best of New York winners and recognize their exemplary dedication to enhancing services for New Yorkers.”

Award recipients were selected based on criteria that included collaboration between agencies, innovative use of technology and the improvement of services to citizens or state and local government employees. 

Congratulations to the 2016 Best of New York Award Winners:

Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management
Michelle Miao, Ph.D., BTS Program Director
New York City Department of Finance

Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs
NYC Department of Finance Integrated Business Tax System

Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs
Investigator App: Improving Quality of Community
Town of Brookhaven

Most Innovative Use of Social Media/Citizen Engagement
New York State Senate Public Website – NYSenate.gov

Most Innovative IT Workforce Initiative
Quality Management Center: Excellence in Quality Assurance
New York State ITS Human Services Cluster

Best Application Serving the Public 
NYC311 Mobile App
Office of the Mayor of New York City

Best Mobile/Wireless Project
New York State Veterans Mobile App

Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
Court Actions Portal: Unifying Government Systems for Efficiency
Suffolk County Clerk

Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
Health Disparities and Inequalities Collaboration Platform (HDIC)
University at Albany, SUNY

Best Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Project 
AnalyzeNY Financials, Workforce Analytics
New York State Information Technology Services

Special Award
Building the Foundation for a Smarter City
City of Schenectady 

For the story on the winners, CLICK HERE

Additionally, 39 Outstanding IT Service and Support Awards were presented to those dedicated to New York public service:

Arnold Abate, Information Technology Specialist 3, New York State Information Technology Services

James Allard, Information Technology Specialist 3, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster

Rich Athens, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services

Karen Boyle, Lead Analyst, AnalyzeNY, New York State Information Technology Services – Administrative & General Services Cluster

Diana Brown, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster

Mike Cahill, Manager of Information Technical Services I Data Communications, DC Hosting, New York State Information Technology Services

James Cardany, Information Technology Specialist 3, New York State Information Technology Services

Neville Clothier, Manager of Information Technology Services 1, New York State Information Technology Services – Disabilities and Aging Cluster

Sadie Dean, Associate Administrative Analyst, New York State Information Technology Services

David DiMezza, Manager of Information Technology Services 1New York State Information Technology Services – Disabilities and Aging Cluster

John Dlugolecki, Director Project Management Office, New York State Information Technology Services – Disabilities & Aging Cluster

Richard “Rick” Eckhardt, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services – PSC Business Solutions 

Melissa Frazier, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster 

Dawn Hoffman, Events Manager, New York State Information Technology Services 

Christopher Howlan, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster

Eric Huntington, Manager of Information Technology Services 1, New York State Information Technology Services – Health Cluster

Liz Hurley, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Education Department

David Jenkins, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services

Chris Keating, Customer Relationship Manager, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster 

Henry Kovacs, Information Technology Specialist 3, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster 

Matt Kramer, Information Technology Specialist 2, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster 

Bob LaCerais, Information Technology Services 3 – Mainframe Database, New York State Information Technology Services

Ron Lammardo, Assistant Director, Information Technology Services 1 – Open System Database, New York State Information Technology Services

Tom Laney, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services 

John Maryanopolis, Information Technology Specialist 3, New York State Information Technology Services

Kay McCampbell, Manager Information Technology Services 1, New York State Office of Information Technology Services – Health Cluster

Mark Nalli, Assistant Director, Information Technology Services Technical Services 1 – Distributed Database, New York State Information Technology Services

Ward Neal, Information Technology Specialist 3, New York State Office of Information Technology Services – Health Cluster

Darren Newsome, Information Technology Specialist 3, New York State Information Technology Services

Cory Nugent, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Office of the Attorney General

Ron O’Bryan, Information Technology Specialist 4. New York State Information Technology Services

Denise Peregrim, Information Technology Specialist 4. New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster 

Constance Rue, Information Technology Specialist 4. New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster 

Sharon (Yun) Shieh, Manager of Information Technology Services, New York State Information Technology Services     

Frank Slade, Manager, AnalyzeNY, New York State Information Technology Services – Administrative & General Services Cluster

Joseph Tabacco, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services – Revenue & Transportation Cluster 

Mary Beth Tice, Information Technology Specialist 4, New York State Information Technology Services

Ashley Turchiarelli, Lead Analyst, AnalyzeNY, New York State Information Technology Services – Administrative & General Services Cluster

John Probeck, Manager, Information Technology Specialist 1, New York State Office of the Comptroller

 

About the Center for Digital Government

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. 

The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

For questions, please contact Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards, at jgrenslitt@centerdigitalgov.com