PAST EVENT

Mar 5 - 6, 2014

"The NYS IT Leadership Academy is the principal professional development event in New York State for public sector technology leaders. The Academy provides an environment filled with interesting, relevant, thought-provoking, and highly motivational presentations and discussions that are equally beneficial for seasoned and emerging IT leaders to sharpen their strategic and critical thinking skills. Together with our private sector partners we are positioned to implement technology advancements to change the dynamic for interacting with consumers, and exceed people’s expectations while working with New York State. Collaboration during and after the Academy generates new and innovative solutions to deliver better customer-oriented services to all New Yorkers. I look forward to attending the 2014 NYS IT Leadership Academy."

- Brian Digman, Chief Information Officer, New York State

New York IT Leadership Academy 2014

 

Links to Speaker Presentations may be found on the Agenda page under the Session Name.

 

To view photographs of the New York IT Leadership Academy 2014 event, click HERE.

 

Overview

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This invitation-only event brings together the C-level community unlike any other conference. Developed by and for government, the New York IT Leadership Academy is designed to address the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public sector CIO in the State of New York.

 

Keynote Speakers:

 

March 5, Morning Keynote

From Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to Bin Laden

Nada Bakos, Former CIA Analyst and Current Inquisitor

Nada Bakos was a routine CIA analyst until 9/11 changed the world forever. Nada was immediately assigned to a series of critical assignments aimed at Al-Qaeda's leadership. Eventually she headed up the team that is credited with a crucial breakthrough: they discovered an emissary used by Bin Laden to communicate to operatives in the region. It was this emissary who helped lead the U.S. to Bin Laden’s personal courier who in turn led our forces to the compound in Pakistan. The rest is history. In this riveting keynote address, Nada tells the inside story of how Big Data helped lead to the capture of Al-Qaeda leaders, including the most wanted man in history. Her inspirational messages include: never give up, love what you do, the importance of teamwork, and why every job has meaning.

 

March 5, Afternoon Keynote

The Magic of Change

Jim Snack, Certified Speaking Professional

We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all of the information, demands and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get your followers to understand what really matters and how to execute effectively. Your ability to influence your followers is key to every step of creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process. This presentation will cover:

  • The importance of shared vision
  • How to re- frame problems into opportunities
  • Use humor to manage stress
  • How to strengthen relationships and teams
  • Developing confidence by expanding one’s comfort zone

 

March 6, Morning Keynote

Courage Under Fire: How to Lead Courageously in a Turbulent Age

Michael Staver, CEO, The Staver Group

We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all of the information, demands and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get your followers to understand what really matters and how to execute effectively. Your ability to influence your followers is key to every step of creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process. This presentation will cover:

  • The real definition of courage
  • The three most important steps you will ever take
  • The power of commitment
  • What your followers do, really do, when you are not around
  • The primary motivator of all people
  • The three things every leader can do to insure leadership failure
  • The importance of high gain activity and how to do more of it
  • Six steps that will insure effective execution

 

March 6, Afternoon Keynote

Leading Change

Aaron Cornfeld, Group Vice President, Sales Engineering, North America Public Sector, Higher Education and Health Care, Oracle Corporation

What are the key elements of leadership that enable organizations to thrive in times of change? Drawing from his experience in the industry, Mr. Cornfeld shares his thoughts on lessons for effective leadership and organizational success using real-world examples from domains both inside and outside of IT.

 

March 6, Closing Keynote

State of the State of New York IT

Brian Digman headshot

Brian Digman, Chief Information Officer, New York State

 

 

 

 

Mahesh Nattanmai headshot

Mahesh Nattanmai, Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer, New York State

 

 

 

Join Brian and Mahesh for an enlightening look at New York’s journey into IT Transformation and their vision for the future of IT and its impact on New York State government.


 

Registration Information

This is an invitation-only event.

Contact Us

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com