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.

New York IT Leadership Academy 2015


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To view presentations where available, see Agenda Page




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.

This Year's Topics Include:

  • NY IT LEadership Topics
  • Tongue-Tied: Communicating Your Way to Greater Success
  • IT Past, Present, and Future
  • Government Re-Invented – How Experience Changes Everything
  • Services, Platforms and Clouds…oh my!
  • ITS IS Your New BFF
  • NY Getting Lean But Not Mean
  • Creating a Security Aware and Resilient Organization
  • The Workforce Challenge: Finding, Retaining, and Building Staff in the Evolving Technology Environment.
  • Agile – What Can It Do For You?


Featured Speakers:

Opening Keynote, March 11:

Anthony Huey headshot

Communicating the Right Way – It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s How You Say It

Anthony Huey, Owner, Reputation Management Associates

Communication skills are constantly being judged by others, often subconsciously. How you communicate in everything from casual conversations to formal presentations can be the difference between success and failure. Don’t miss what is often your only opportunity to connect and leave a lasting impression. Learn to think quickly, take control, and effectively communicate your message to a wide variety of audiences including customers, vendors, internal staff, boards, management, community partners, the news media, and even elected officials.


Lunch Keynote, March 11

Joe Contrera headshotGetting Beyond Great! How to Achieve Extraordinary Results!

Joe Contrera, President & Founder, ALIVE@WORK

In today’s fast-faced world, simply being average isn’t going to get you anywhere.  Don’t settle for “just good enough.” If you want to compete in today’s global economy, you, your people and your organization need to be extraordinary!

In this dynamic employee empowerment presentation, Joe will reveal:

  • Why some people (and companies) get stuck being “average.”
  • How to sustain long-term change and success.
  • How you and your people might actually be creating the exact opposite of the results you want.
  • How to shift the results you’re getting to the results you want.


Morning Keynote, March 12:

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Innovating Every Day

Holly G. Green, Author & Owner, The Human Factor, Inc.

Your biggest threat may not be changing markets or new technologies. It’s what you think you know and what made you successful to date.  In today’s chaotic markets, unlearning has become just as important as learning.  What are you still relying on that no longer applies to today’s business world?  What is getting in your way because it used to work?  This session will show you how to uncover the “thought bubbles” floating around in your head that keep you stuck in the past.  Then she’ll teach you how to get unstuck, replace the old with the new, and stay focused to get the results you want.  It’s not easy.  It is possible.


Registration Information


This is an invitation-only event.


Contact Us


For registration and general assistance contact:

Shayna Mayen, Registration Coordinator
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1314


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435