Pardo Co-chairs International Symposium on the Future of E-Governance at Fudan University in Shanghai
October 27-28, 2013
Theresa Pardo and Lei Zheng (Ph.D, UAlbany '09), Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration and Director of the Lab for Digital and Mobile Governance at Fudan University, were co-chairs of the International Symposium on the Future of E-Governance. The two-day symposium at Fudan University in Shanghai was the first of its kind, bringing together the digital government research community from China's leading universities, including Peking University and Tsinghua University.
At the symposium, academics, government officials, and industry representatives explored the future of e-governance in China by discussing emerging trends in the areas of big data, open data, smart governing, data analytics, electronic services, participation and social media.
Pardo gave a keynote presentation entitled City Governments and Big Data: Creating a New Urban Experience
. Natalie Helbig also attended, giving a talk about the impact of data sources and computational tools and techniques for policy analysis and planning.