Sep 5 - 6, 2012

"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

Speaker Profile

Kishor Bagul

Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Services, New York State

Kishor Bagul has more than 20 years of experience in both the private and public sector as a strategic technical expert. Most recently Kishor served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at nfrastructure where he was responsible for establishing business strategy and technology vision. He developed the company's cloud strategies and technology roadmap for implementing a full range of cloud services. Kishor is an entrepreneur and has worked as a technology consultant and chief architect for private and public sector clients, including New York State. At what was then the state Office for Technology, he helped design, develop and implement enterprise class infrastructure and application solutions to support important and mission critical applications. He designed solutions that promoted standardization across multiple data centers and application infrastructure to improve productivity and achieve higher satisfaction. Prior to starting his own consulting firm Kishor held several design and engineering positions for large global companies serving clients in the United States, Australia and India.

Kishor was recently appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the NYS Information Technology Services (ITS) where he acts as the principal technology advisor to the NYS CIO and chairs the Technology Governance Board on matters pertaining to enterprise architecture. In this capacity, Kishor aligns the State's technology vision and architecture with business strategy, leads all aspects of developing and implementing a State enterprise architecture and technology standards in support of the State's business needs.