Best of New York

Best of New York Awards 2014

Providing real-time data on NYC’s subway and bus arrivals, connecting New Yorkers with lost money through social media, and a patient tracking system during evacuations were just three of the creative technology solutions for which New York and New York City government departments were honored at the 2014 Best of New York Awards.

by Janet Grenslitt / September 8, 2014 0

New York Technology Leaders and Innovators Honored at 2014 Best of New York Awards

Sept. 9, 2014 – Providing real-time data on NYC’s subway and bus arrivals, connecting New Yorkers with lost money through social media, and a patient tracking system during evacuations were just three of the creative technology solutions for which New York and New York City government departments were honored at the 2014 Best of New York Awards.

Presented by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government in partnership with the state of New York, the Best of New York Awards program recognizes state and local government organizations for their standout contributions, best practices and works of distinction in information technology that improve citizen services.

Daniel Travers, Project Manager at the NYS Office of Information Technology Services, was awarded this year’s Best of New York Leadership Award for his successful consolidation and streamlining of IT for NYS including: upgrading the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) data centers into NYS’s new data center, modernizing WCB’s infrastructure and business processes and overseeing the transition of 2700 Uninsured Employer Fund cases to a third-party administrator.

“People expect government to meet them where they are these days, and for many, that is at their computer or mobile device,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government.  “This year’s Best of New York winners have shown across the board that innovative ideas, along with collaborative planning and execution, improve outcomes for citizens in important ways.  It is an honor to present these public servants as this year’s winners.”

Award recipients were selected from entries to the 2014 Best of New York Awards program. Winner selections were made 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 2014 Best of New York Award Winners:

Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management
Daniel J. Travers, Project Manager II
NYS Office of Information Technology Services

Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs
The Inventory Management System (IMS)
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance/Civil Enforcement

Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs
NYCStreets Permit Management System
NYC Department of Transportation
 
Best Application Serving the Public
Self-Service Kiosk Terminals
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
 
Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
Suspension of a Driver License for Tax Delinquency
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance/Civil Enforcement and NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
 
Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
FDNY ePCR (Electronic Patient Care Reporting) Wireless Tablet Project
NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication/Fire Department/Heath & Hospitals Corporation
 
Best In-House Developed Application
Model-Driven Audit Selection
NYS Office of Information Technology Services
 
Most Innovative Use of Social Media/Citizen Engagement
Connecting New Yorkers with Lost Money through Social Media
NYS Office of the State Comptroller
 
Best Mobile/Wireless Project
iRideNYC
NYC Department of Transportation

Best Mobile/Wireless Project
e-FINDS Mobile Application
NYS Office of Information Technology Services

For the story on the winners see

http://www.govtech.com/state/Best-of-New-York-2014.html.


Additionally, 30 Outstanding IT Service and Support Awards were presented to those dedicated to New York public service:

Michele Baldwin, Computer Associate Programmer Analyst
 
Anne Marie Bremm, Information Technology Specialist 4

Chris Brennan, Information Technology Specialist 3 SE
 
Cindy Briggs, Information Technology Specialist 2

Denis Campbell, General Government Cluster (GGC) Demand Manager

Dustin Charland, Information Technology Specialist 4

David Dietrich, Director of Enterprise Architecture

Domenic DiNatale, Project Assistant

Rich Evans, Information Technology Specialist VI

Brendan Fitzpatrick, Infrastructure Architect

Victor Guyer, Information Technology Specialist 3

Corey Harrell, Information Technology Specialist 3

Michael Harris, Manager of Information Technology Services 1

Sean Hogan, Manager, ITS

Tracy Klein, Supervisor Administrative Analyst

Marshal Langlois, Infrastructure Architect

Steven Laux, Information Technology Specialist 4

Elizabeth Lee
General Government Cluster (GGC) Customer Relationship Management Director

Joseph Maloney, Manager, ITS

Robert W Mitchell,                                
Manager Information Technology Services 2

Susan M Hotchkiss, Manager Information Technology Services 2

Christopher Murphy, Information Technology Specialist III

Todd Orner, Manager of Information Technology Services

David Salls, Information Technology Specialist IV

James Sammons, Employee Program Associate (Tech Lead SLMS)

Eric Scardino, Information Technology Specialist 2

Jessica Smith, Information Technology Specialist 4

Andrea Stankus, Manager of Information Technology Services 1

Ed Stephenson, Information Technology Specialist 3

Randy Wheeler, Chief Information Security Officer

Betsy Zazycki, Disabilities & Aging Western Region Coordinator


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 the state and local government market and education.

 
For more information, please contact:
Janet Grenslitt, Surveys and Awards Director
jgrenslitt@centerdigitalgov.com