June Quarterly Meeting

This Thursday’s meeting will feature a presentation by Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance, Michele Madigan, and President and CEO of NYSTEC, Mike Walsh on the Saratoga Springs Smart City Roadmap.  The Smart City Roadmap was developed by the Smart City Commission created in 2016.  You can download the entire report here.  We look forward to seeing you then!

Michele Madigan is the Commissioner of Finance for the City of Saratoga Springs.  She is currently serving her third term and is running for a fourth term leading the city’s Finance and IT departments She has prepared annual City budgets with stable property taxes since 2013; refinanced City debt to save $2.3 million; and led the 2.5 megawatt Spa Solar Park project to provide up to 40% of the City’s power. Commissioner Madigan also leads the city’s Smart City Commission, a group consisting of the city-wide IT technology officers that led to the creation of the Smart City Roadmap 1.0.  An experienced library professional, Michele holds an MLS degree in Library and Information Science.

Mike Walsh is the President and CEO of NYSTEC. Mike is dedicated to helping government work better and cost less.  Throughout his 35-year consulting career, he has specialized in government business transformation, helping New York State and other State agencies and organizations reinvent service delivery strategies, re-engineer large-scale business process, and implement enabling technologies to cut costs and improve quality.  In addition, he has significant experience determining an organization’s system needs and implementing technology solutions to improve organizational and operational efficiency and effectiveness.  Prior to joining NYSTEC, Mike was the Managing Partner-in-Charge of two large practice areas for KPMG Consulting: State and Local Government for New York and New England Region; and Higher Education and Not for Profit for the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Mike, who lives with his family in Clifton Park, NY, is based in downtown Albany.

Mike is active in serving our community. His current memberships include:

Audit Committee Member at the Shenendehowa Central School District – offering independent advisory services to the Board of Education on the external audits, internal controls, and claims processing

  • Finance Committee Member of St. Edwards the Confessor –providing oversight of the budgeting, financial transactions, and safe keeping of church assets
  • Board Director for AAA Hudson Valley –consulting on general management issues and the use of technology to enable the effective and efficient operation of the motor club
  • Founder of IgniteU NY – a year-round program that fosters and supports entrepreneurship and technological innovation in Central and Upstate NY
  • President and Board Chair of DAMA NY Capital Region (DAMA- NYCR) – a Data Management Professional organization that supports members through professional CDMP certification, networking, and meaningful learning opportunities
  • Executive Advisory Board Member for RPI’s Master of Science program in Technology Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship – providing advice, guidance, and recommendations to ensure RPI’s Master of Science program retains its educational ranking as a world leader

Mike holds a Bachelor of Administration in Business and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Computer Modeling from the University of Miami.

The full meeting agenda can be downloaded here.

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