Mar 11 - 12, 2015

"I am excited to take part in my first New York State IT Leadership Academy. I am a strong advocate of professional development and encourage it among all our IT leaders. Personally, I always strive to challenge myself and reach beyond my comfort zone. It forces me to learn and grow my skills. I believe it helps keep a leader sharp, up-to-date, and sets a good example for everyone we lead. This year’s Academy presents a wonderful agenda to challenge your thinking, to help innovate your work, and to provide an opportunity to collaborate with your peers. I encourage you all to attend. I sincerely look forward to building new relationships and getting to know the state’s IT leadership and our business partners."  

- Margaret Miller, NYS Chief Information Officer and Director of the NYS Office of Information Technology Services.

Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Kishor Bagul
Chief Technology Officer
Information Technology Services
New York State

Jim Bell
Director, Senate Technology Services
New York State Senate

Leslie Brennan

Chief Information Officer, Environment and Energy
Information Technology Services
New York State

Barbara Cohn
Chief Data Officer
Information Technology Services
New York State

Adam Gigandet
Chief Information Officer, General Government
Information Technology Services
New York State

Christine Haile
Chief Information Officer
University at Albany

Moses Kamya
Chief Information Officer, Administrative and General Services
Information Technology Services
New York State

Bob Loomis
Chief Information Officer
Office of the Comptroller
New York State

Michelle McDonald
Director of Public Information Office
Information Technology Services
New York State

Kim McKinney
Chief Information Officer, Transportation & Economic Development
Information Technology Services
New York State

Nancy Mulholland
Chief Information Officer, Finance, Regulation and Gaming
Information Technology Services
New York State

Mahesh Nattanmai
Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer
Information Technology Services
New York State

John Norton
Chief Information Officer, Human Services
Information Technology Services
New York State

Donna O'Leary
Chief Information Officer
Office of the Attorney General
New York State

Theresa Papa
Director of Administration
Information Technology Services
New York State

Bob Pennacchia
Acting Chief Information Officer, Health
Information Technology Services
New York State

Ray Rose
Chief Operations Officer, Finance, Regulation and Gaming
Information Technology Services
New York State

Art Schloth
Chief Information Officer, Public Safety
Information Technology Services
New York State

Deborah Snyder
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Information Technology Services
New York State

Joan Sullivan
Executive Director
NYS Forum

Benny Thottam
Chief Information Officer
State Education Department
New York State

Robert Vasko
Chief Information Officer, Disabilities & Aging Cluster
Information Technology Services
New York State

Industry Representatives

Melissa Amor
Field Sales Manager
Adobe

Arielle Bernstein
Account Executive
New York State Government
Cisco

Brendon Campbell
Regional Sales Director
State & Local Government
Acquia

Vicki Coffin Judd
Client Unit Executive
New York State
IBM

Keith Evans
Client Executive
SLED
FireEye

John Gamberoni

Senior Executive
Accenture

Robert Liebowitz
Sales Director
Adobe

Dan MacIvor
Lead Government Account Manager
CenturyLink

Maureen McHugh
Account Executive
Dell

Bridget Nuss

WebCenter Sales Manager
Oracle

Paul Rudin
Account Manager
Government/Education
NetApp

Thomas Silvious
Director
Civil and Health Services Group
CSC

Tom Suraci

Technology Sales Representative
Oracle

Andy Vaughan
Regional Manager
Workday

Peter Welling
Account Director
CA Inc.

Leslie Woodin

Market Territory Manager
HP

Leah Ziamandanis
Account Executive
EMC