Call for Presenters

The NYS Forum Business Innovation & Emerging Technologies Workgroup is pleased to solicit interested parties for presenters for the following seminar. We leverage the membership of The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable as a resource to draw upon for expertise on the topic at hand. Please forward this to your marketing or communication organization, if you do not have a resource you can recommend.

Session Topic: Revisiting the Need for Data and Analytics

Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 AM (8:30 AM Check In)
Location: NYS Forum, 24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY
Submission due date: July 26, 2017

IMPORTANT: Please read the information below thoroughly for details regarding how to submit your presenter information, what to present, important dates and rules of engagement.

Session Description - Targeted Audience: The Business Innovation and Emerging Technologies Workgroup's purpose is to guide and form possible solutions to real business problems faced within the government. These problems are often presented by business leaders in government, education and within the private sector. In addressing these problems, the workgroup continues to focus on how technology is inspiring transformation and how policy change is leveraging technology to operate more efficiently and deliver better services to constituents.

Two years ago, the Business Innovation & Emerging Technologies Workgroup launched its series of events focused on effective use of data. Over the past two years, we have reached hundreds of Forum members and a demand has grown for us to revisit the early stages of a data analysis program. In this session, we plan to explore both how you can identify the need to implement an analysis program as well as the initial steps of implementation. This event will address similar topics as our session from September 2015 (for reference see https://www.nysforum.org/events/9_17_2015/). We seek to bring together an audience of both business managers and technology staff so that they can develop a shared understanding as to both why data analysis is important and what steps can be taken to help a business unit collect useful data while positioning itself for meaningful analysis.

It is important to remember that this is a very broad topic and this specific session is intended to focus on the beginning stages of data analysis: identifying the need and positioning yourself for success. Presentations should meet the needs of both business managers and technology personnel within government, thus they should not be too technical in nature. We are looking for a blend of presentations whereas some are focused on where data analysis can cut costs and benefit constituents and others are focused on how units that are not engaged in data analysis can begin.

Presentations must be designed to inform attendees about the session topic and also provide them with practical, actionable information that organizations and end users can apply immediately to their own environments. Items of discussion should include one or more of the following: These are only examples and we encourage you to think of other ideas that may be relevant.

Session Subtopic 1 - Why Data Analysis Matters

  • Success stories about how data analysis reduced operating costs
  • Success stories about how data analysis improved services to constituents
  • Success stories about how efficiencies realized through the effective use of data allowed resources to be reallocated to other pressing matters

Session Subtopic 2 - Next Steps: How to Get Started With Data Analytics

  • Recommendations for how to collect data (these can be grounded in stories of both successes and learning experiences)
  • Recommendations as to how an organization can position itself for meaningful analysis (these can also be grounded in stories of both successes and learning experiences)

We encourage creativity in the presentation topic, in order to increase knowledge about the topic to the end user. In order to maximize the value of the event for attendees, documents such as the session presentation, glossaries, checklists, etc. will be solicited from the presenter for posting to The Forum's web site following the event, for attendees to continue their education about the subject.

In the past, we have received more proposals than could be accommodated in one session. Anticipating this, we have planned a second session for November 1, 2017. Please indicate on your proposal if you are available for both sessions. Vendors will only be asked to present in one session.

All presentations must be vendor neutral. All presentations will be vetted by a group comprising members from The NYS Forum Work Groups hosting this event. Feedback and recommendations regarding final presentation material will be provided by this group.

PLEASE NOTE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND SCHEDULE LISTED BELOW, WHEN CONSIDERING SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL:

Presentation Guidelines - Rules of Engagement

  • Presentation must be made using The NYS Forum's Power Point template.
  • Presentations must be vendor and product neutral.
  • Presenter corporate logo and contact information should appear on the first and last Power Point slides only. Corporate logo must not appear on each individual slide.
  • The presenter must discuss the topic at an expert level, and direct the presentation toward the specific targeted audience identified.
  • (Provide length of presentation, i.e., 45 minutes for content, 15 minutes for Q&A.)
  • In order to maximize the value of the event for attendees, documents such as presentations, glossaries, checklists, etc. will be solicited from the presenter for posting to The Forum web site following the event.

Schedule

  • 6/20/2017 - Call for presenters distributed to vendor community.
  • 7/26/2017 - Deadline for proposals from vendors.
  • 8/2/2017- Selection/notification of presenters
  • 8/16/2017 - Deadline for first draft of presenter Power Points and related PLEASE NOTE: All PowerPoint presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum PowerPoint template which will be provided by the workgroup member coordinating this event.
  • 8/30/2017 - Deadline for final presentation Power Points and related documents (1 week prior to event date). PLEASE NOTE: All Power Point presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum Power Point template which will be provided by the workgroup member coordinating this event.
  • 9/6/2017 - Event Date. 8:30 AM Check In, Event Starts at 9AM