"GTC East, New York State government's premier conference on technology and innovation is transforming itself. Not to be outdone by our State's IT transformation initiatives, GTC East is introducing a new format and venue for the annual technology event. GTC East provides a unique opportunity for State's IT talents to engage colleagues, industry thought leaders, and top-tier companies to help advance the New York State technology capability. Much like the annual CIO Academy, GTC East will be a strategic, focused event and an incubator for sharing knowledge and brainstorming new ideas. Please join us and re-imagine how IT can help deliver better services to our fellow New Yorkers."
- Dan Chan, Acting Chief Information Officer, State of New York
Dr. Daniel Chan
Acting Chief Information Officer, State of New York
Dan Chan is the Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for New York State (NYS) and Acting Director of the New York State Office of IT Services. Dan began his public service career in 2007, when he joined the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) as their CIO. Under his stewardship, OTDA launched the award-wining innovative myBenefits.ny.gov citizen portal--the first mission-critical application in New York State built entirely with open source technology. Since its inception, myBenefits has served more than half a million people with a success rate of over 90%. Prior to coming to New York State government, Dan held various management positions at General Electric Company including Chief Technologist at GE Infrastructure where his team was responsible for the IT strategic planning of a $40B global business. His primary responsibility as Acting CIO for New York State includes overseeing the transformation of the state's aging information technology ecosystem and enabling agencies in achieving their mission with a high degree of efficiency. Dan earned a doctorate from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both in Aerospace Engineering. He has received significant recognition and numerous awards for his work both in the public and private sectors, including being named the New York State Public CIO of the Year in 2008 and one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2010.