Gov. Cuomo Announces New State CIO Bob Samson

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Robert H. Samson as CIO at the NYS ITS
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On April 25, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Robert H. Samson has been appointed Chief Information Officer at the New York State Office of Information Technology Services. Mr. Samson previously worked for IBM for 36 years, including serving as the Vice President of the Worldwide Systems and Technology Group and the General Manager of IBM's Global Public Sector. Mr. Samson received a lifetime achievement award from Government VAR magazine and been named one of the 100 most influential people in the technology industry. He is the member of the SUNY Center for Technology in Government Advisory Board and the New York State SAGE Commission. Mr. Samson is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh.

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About ITS

The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) provides statewide IT strategic direction, IT policy and centralized IT services to the state and its governmental entities. ITS provides IT enterprise services to support the missions of state agencies by operating four mainframe data centers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including more than 90,000 telecom users, 50 statewide mission-critical applications, a secure network of over 1,600 miles of fiber, including IT operations, telecommunications, Internet and Intranet services, enterprise email systems and support, IT training, networking, data storage and processing. In addition, the agency has a world renowned project management practice, operates a first class technology academy for NY government entities and e-learning program for groups, operates a 24/7 customer care center, develops and supports web applications and assists with application development.

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