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The NYS Forum ITCR Meeting

May 4, 2017
8:30 - 10:00 am (8:00 am networking)
The NYS Forum Office
24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY

Guest Presenter: James Bell - Director of Senate Technology Services, New York State Senate

As Director of Senate Technology Services, James Bell oversees the delivery of IT technology and services to New York State Senate offices statewide. Since joining the Senate in 2001, he has successfully led numerous IT initiatives to reduce operating costs, improve employee effectiveness, and meet the business needs of legislative offices.

Recent projects have included the development of a new citizen-focused Senate website that was recognized as the best legislative site in the nation by the National Conference of State Legislatures in 2016, the creation of a custom constituent management system that helps Senators manage casework and communications with millions of citizens, and the release of a free open data feed of legislation and legislative activity for the public.

Prior to the Senate, Jim spent more than a decade working with technology in the legislative environment of the New York State Assembly. His lifelong interest in technology has led him to teach, speak, write, and volunteer on technology issues in many other venues as well.