The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Information Technology & Telecommunications Forum
Next Steps for New York Tech: Continuing the innovation momentum

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Renaissance Albany Hotel


This forum will focus on the interconnectivity of the technology world and a booming network economy spurred by the internet and telecommunications. As a follow-up to The Business Council’s Annual Meeting and presentations on e-commerce by such companies as IBM, Uber, and Airbnb this forum will explore the role of technology in a world connecting companies with customers. Panels will explore what the private sector needs in the world of public policy, of paramount importance is small cell technology and its role in bridging consumers to services. The day will also pay particular attention to technology workforce development; cyber security/data breach regulations; procurement reform and best practices; and e-commerce issues, especially in a world in which the network platform has taken a role as never before.

For more information please contact Maribeth Riley at or call 800.358.1202.

To Register call Kelli at 800.358.1202


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks & Welcome
Amy Hines Kramer (Bio), Regional Vice President, External Affairs
Kenneth Pokalsky (Bio), Vice President
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

  • The Business Council’s Innovation Agenda
    Johnny Evers, PhD
    (Bio), Director of Government Affairs
    The Business Council of New York State

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Powering New York’s Connection to the Future: Deployment of Networks for Businesses, Communities, and Consumers

  • “Economic development benefits of network deployment (small cell/5G)”
    Elliott Long (Bio), Economic Policy Analyst
    Progressive Policy Institute
  • “Smart Cities Overview”
    Jason Whittet (Bio), Business Development Manager
    AT&T Smart Cities

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Technology, E-Commerce, and Cyber Security:
What’s facing e-commerce in New York State and the Nation – Public Policy, Industry Changes, and the Markets

  • Matthew Mincieli (Bio), Executive Director, Massachusetts and the Northeast
  • John Olsen (Bio), Executive Director, State of New York
    Internet Association
  • Chris Meyer, Esq. (Bio), Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Management
    Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

A Legislative Roundtable on Technology, Telecommunications, and Cyber Security Issues

  • Senator George A. Amedore, Jr., 46th Senate District
    Chair – Senate Select Committee on Technology and Innovation
  • Assemblyman Clyde Vanel, 33rd Assembly District
  • Kate Powers, Esq., Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Legislative Affairs
    Office of Attorney General
  • Noah Stein, Assistant Attorney General, Bureau of Internet and Technology
    Office of Attorney General

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
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as of December 12, 2017

To Register call Kelli at 800.358.1202