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Meghan Cook
Meghan Cook
Program Director
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Specialty
  • Digital transformation and technology adoption in municipal, state, federal, and international governments
  • Informing public sector policies & programs
  • County & municipal government information management
  • Mobile government
  • Open government
  • International Community Building
 

February 08, 2016, Cook to present at NYCOM's Winter Legislative Meeting  ▼  

CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Innovative Solutions to Dealing with Distressed, Vacant, and Abandoned Properties" at the 2016 Winter Legislative Meeting of the New York State Conference of Mayors. In addition to featuring a discussion about CTG's work helping to develop a regional code enforcement program, the panel will provide an overview of land banking and innovative practices that are being used throughout the country.

November 18, 2015, Cook to present at Rockefeller Institute Local Government Conference  ▼  

CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will give a presentation at the Research and Practice in Progress Briefing on Local Government in New York. This event, hosted by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, will provide a forum for local government researchers, practitioners and policy makers to assess the challenges and opportunities facing local governments in New York. Meghan's presentation is entitled "Combating Urban Blight in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley: The Shared Code Enforcement Information Resource Pilot Project" and will focus on the current project CTG is working on with the cities of Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam, and Gloversville, with funding from a NY Department of State Local Government Efficiency Grant.

October 16, 2015, Cook to present at Digital Transformation Workshop for USPS OIG  ▼  

CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will present at the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General's Digital Transformation Workshop in Washington D.C. The event is being held to assist postal operators in developing appropriate strategies, products, services, and new organizational cultures to effectively position their business models for future success. Cook will discuss some of the relevant findings from CTG's research on technology use and digital innovation within large government agencies. Additionally, Cook will particiapte in a working lunch to discuss the topic of Smart Cities and the implications Smart Cities can have on the postal service.

October 08, 2015, Cook to present at NYSLGITDA Fall Conference  ▼  

CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will attend the Fall Conference of the New York State Local Government IT Directors Association (NYSLGITDA) to present "Addressing Urban Blight through a Regional Information Sharing Effort." Cook's presentation will provide an overview and update on CTG's project with the cities of Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam and Glovserville to "fight the blight" with funding from the New York Department of State's Local Government Efficiency Program. More information on that project can be found here

September 22, 2015, Cook presents at Association of Counties Fall Conference  ▼  

CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will present at the New York State Association of Counties' (NYSAC) Fall Conference in Lake Placid. Cooks presentation is entitled "Leveraging Data to Inform Programs, Policies, and Decisions." NYSAC, whose mission is to represent, educate, and advocate for NY Counties and elected and oppointed officials, hosts three conferences each year.

Brief Bio
As Program Director, Meghan leads innovation initiatives that build capability in public sector organizations and agencies throughout the world. She is an expert in digital transformation and leads teams in addressing IT and information management issues through a unique and collaborative process. Examples include leading a New York State four-city team to receive funding from New York State’s Department of State to develop an information sharing resource for the purposes of fighting blight, developing CTG’s Open Government Portfolio Public Value Assessment Tool under a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and leading a World Bank team to launch the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Open Data Initiative and open government readiness assessment.

Meghan's efforts also focus on understanding how organizational capabilities, information policies, management practices, and technology choices intersect to shape government operations and services. In addition to her role as Program Director at CTG, Meghan serves in many advisory roles including as a collaborator and academic advisor to the US Smart Cities Council, a founding member of the City Protocol Society, and an advisor to the NYS Local Government Information Technology Directors Association.

Meghan is a highly sought speaker and facilitator with more than 18 years of experience, having delivered over 100 thought-leadership and strategy development sessions for government leaders all over the world, including the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government in Krems, Austria, the European Commission’s ePractice Series, Smart Cities Week in Washington DC, Port Alegre, Brazil’s Digital Democracy Summit, Moscow’s International Conference on Open Governmen); Mexico’s Annual Government Innovation Forum, and more.
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Selected Publications
Cook, M., Werthmuller, D., Sutherland, M. and Yang, H. (2015) Understanding the Code Enforcement Information Environment in the City of Schenectady, New York.

Cook, Meghan E., Closs, H. and Helbig, N. (2015) Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Enterprise Asset Management Program: A Public Value Perspective for Strategic Planning and Management.Albany, NY: Center for Technology In Government.

De Tuya, M., Cook, M., Sutherland, M., Luna-Reyes, L., (2015) IT Governance at the Local Level: Challenges and Strategic Recommendations, Government Information Quarterly.

Cresswell, A., Cook, M. E. & Helbig, N., (2015). Valuing Public Value. Putting Public Value to Work: A Framework for Public Management Decision Making, (Chapter XIII, pp. 204-219). Danbury, CT: Westchester Publishing Services.

Cook, Meghan, Mark LaVigne, Christina Pagano, Sharon Dawes, and Theresa Pardo. Making A Case for Local E-Government. Albany, NY: Center for Technology in Government, 2002.

Cook, Meghan E. (2011). Open Government and Public Value: Conceptualizing a Portfolio Assessment Tool. Albany, NY: Center for Technology in Government.

Cook, Meghan E. Delivering Public Value Through Transparency. A Guide to Owning Transparency: How Federal Agencies can Implement and Benefit from Transparency, Open Form Foundation (online publication). October 2011.
  See full list of CTG Publications for this author with links ▼  

Full List of CTG Publications for this author

Teresa M. Harrison, Theresa Pardo, and Meghan Cook
, Creating Open Government Ecosystems: A Research and Development Agenda, Future Internet, 2012

Anthony M. Cresswell, Meghan E. Cook, Natalie Helbig, Taewoo Nam, Weija Ran, and Jana Hrdinova
, Does Mobility Make a Difference? A Cumulative Study of the Impact of Mobile Technology in New York State Child Protective Services , Center for Technology in Government, 2012

Meghan E. Cook
, Information, Technology, and Governance: A Grand Challenges Research Agenda Workshop Summary Activity Report, Center for Technology in Government, 2011

Natalie Helbig, Sharon S. Dawes, Jana Hrdinová, and Meghan Cook
, Cultivating the Next Generation of International Digital Government Researchers: A Community-Building Experiment , 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011), 2011

Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie Helbig, and Meghan Cook
, Promoting International Digital Government Research Collaboration: An Experiment in Community Building , Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2011), 2011

Teresa M. Harrison, Santiago Guerrero, G. Brian Burke, Meghan Cook, Anthony Cresswell, Natalie Helbig, Jana Hrdinová, and Theresa Pardo
, Open Government and E-Government: Democratic Challenges from a Public Value Perspective , Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2011), 2011

Theresa A. Pardo, Anthony M. Cresswell, and Meghan E. Cook
, Information and Technology: Improving Public Sector Capability to Address Societal Challenges, Center for Technology in Government, 2010

Meghan E. Cook
, Information, Technology, and Governance: A Grand Challenges Research Agenda Pre-Workshop Paper, Center for Technology in Government, 2010

Natalie Helbig, Sharon S. Dawes, Fawzi H. Mulki, Jana L. Hrdinová, Meghan E. Cook, and Tuuli Edwards
, International Digital Government Research: A Reconnaissance Study (1994 - 2008) - UPDATED, Center for Technology in Government, 2009

Meghan E. Cook, Natalie Helbig, Anthony M. Cresswell, Fawzi H. Mulki, and Bahadir K. Akcam
, Maximizing Current and Future Mobile Technology Investments in New York State Child Protective Services, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Meghan E. Cook, Anthony M. Cresswell, Natalie Helbig, Fawzi H. Mulki, Bahadir K. Akcam , and Jana L. Hrdinová
, Assessing Mobile Technologies in Child Protective Services: A Demonstration Project in 23 New York State Local Departments of Social Services, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Meghan E. Cook, Anthony M. Cresswell, Natalie Helbig, Jana L. Hrdinová, Fawzi H. Mulki, and Bahadir K. Akcam
, Assessing Mobile Technologies in Child Protective Services: An Extended Pilot in New York City's Administration for Children's Services, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Anthony M. Cresswell, Meghan E. Cook, Natalie Helbig, Jana L. Hrdinová, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Fawzi H. Mulki, Bahadir K. Akcam , and Donna S. Canestraro
, Assessing Mobile Technologies in Child Protective Services, Center for Technology in Government, 2007

Theresa A. Pardo, Meghan E. Cook, Donna S. Canestraro, Jana Hrdinova, Anthony M. Cresswell, and Benjamin French
, Setting the Stage for an Electronic Health Record: A Business Analysis for the New York State Department of Correctional Services, Center for Technology in Government, 2006

Sharon S. Dawes, Meghan E. Cook, and Natalie Helbig
, Challenges of Treating Information as a Public Resource: The Case of Parcel Data, Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD/ROM), January 4-7,2006, Computer Society Press, 2006

Meghan E. Cook, Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie C. Helbig, and Roger J. Lishnoff
, Use of Parcel Data in New York State: A Reconnaissance Study, Center for Technology in Government, 2005

Christina M. Pagano and Meghan E. Cook
, The New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype Project: Current Practice Research, Center for Technology in Government, 2004

Meghan E. Cook, Sharon S. Dawes, Dubravka Juraga, Derek R. Werthmuller, Christina M. Pagano, and Benjamin F. Schwartz
, Bridging the Enterprise: Lessons from the New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype, Center for Technology in Government, 2004

Meghan E. Cook
, Making a Case for Local E-Government, Center for Technology in Government, 2002

Peter Bloniarz, Donna Canestraro, Meghan Cook, Tony Cresswell, Sharon Dawes, Mark LaVigne, Theresa Pardo, Jochen Scholl, and Stephanie Simon
, Insider's Guide to Using Information in Government, Center for Technology in Government, 2000

Meghan E. Cook
, What Citizens Want from E-Government, Center for Technology in Government, 2000

Theresa A. Pardo, Hans J. Scholl, Meghan E. Cook, David R. Connelly, and Sharon S. Dawes
, New York State Central Accounting System Stakeholder Needs Analysis, Center for Technology in Government, 2000


Education
  • Master of Science in Education, 2002, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Master of Public Administration, 1996, University at Albany, State University of New York