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Cook presenting to Capital District Clean Communities Coalition
March 16, 2017 |
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook was asked to speak before the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition, a program of the US Department of Energy that was established to advance the Capital Region's economic, environmental, and energy security by promoting the use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and policies that reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. As the Coalition continues to become more involved in Smart Cities initiatives in the Capital Region, they reached out to CTG. Meghan will speak on Smart City trends happening around the nation in addition to discussing some of CTG's current initiatives.

Pardo traveling to India for ICEGOV
March 7-9, 2017 |
New Delhi
CTG Director Theresa Pardo will present at the 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. Theresa, who is on the conference's Steering Committee, will co-chair and moderate a panel on digital government's role in government administrative system's priorities, and will also convene a workshop of the Smart Cities Smart Government Research Practice Consortium. One of the main themes of this year's ICEGOV is to explore how Digital Government can lead to Digital Empowerment.

Annual Workshop of Northeast Big Data Hub
February 24, 2017 |
New York
New York
The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub is holding an Annual Workshop to convene the data science stakeholder community of the Northeast United States at Columbia University. The Northeast Big Data Hub is a National Science Foundation funded project that explores data driven solutions to problems our country is facing in health care, energy, finance, urbanization, education and more. CTG Director Theresa Pardo and several other UAlbany faculty are on the Steering Committee of the Northeast Big Data Hub and will be in attendance at this Workshop. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Canestraro to present at NYSAC Legislative Conference
January 30, 2017 |
New York
CTG Program Director Donna Canestraro will present during a session on social media policy at the annual Legislative Conference of the New York State Association of Counties. Each year the conference brings together hundreds of county officials to participate in training programs, learn about cutting edge solutions, and hear from state leaders.

Meghan Cook to present at Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition
January 24-25, 2017 |
Program Director Meghan Cook will speak on a Keynote Plenary Panel and will also Chair and organize a Smart Data Insights panel at the Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition in Chicago, an event designed to bring together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality.

Meghan Cook to convene panel at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition
April 3, 2017 |
United Arab Emirates
Program Director Meghan Cook will travel to Dubai to present and facilitate a session at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE), an annual public sector showcase where local authorities, institutions, departments and agencies unveil their most effective programs and innovative solutions. The session Meghan is convening is on the "Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain Practice: Exploring the Implications of a New Public Administration" and will delve into emerging technologies through multiple perspectives including technical, legal, policy, data, and economic perspectives while providing opportunities for participants ask questions and discuss the sociotechnical and practice implications of these innovations.

Canestraro moderating technology panel at Capital Region Food Summit
April 4, 2017 |
New York
Program Director Donna Canestraro was asked to moderate a panel on Innovation & Technology for Hunger Relief at the Capital District Food Summit, a collaborative effort between the Food Pantries for the Capital District, Siena College, UAlbany's School of Public Health, and sponsored by SEFCU. The summit aims to bring together food assistance providers in order to share best practices and innovations in hunger relief efforts.

Mila Gasco traveling to Budapest for IRSPM Conference
April 19-21, 2017 |
Associate Research Director Mila Gasco will attend and present at the 21st Annual International Research Society for Public Management Conference, the theme of which is "the culture and context of public management." Mila is co-chairing two panels, one on Leadership and another on Smart Cities: A Global Comparative Public Management Perspective. Additionally, Mila will present her paper titled "Determinants of co-production of public services in urban environments."

Canestraro presenting session on social media to Associate of Clerks
May 18, 2017 |
New York
CTG Program Director Donna Canestraro will present "Social media: Like it or not, it's here to stay!" to the New York State Association of Clerks of Legislative Boards at their annual training school and conference this May. Participants will gain an understanding of the different social media channels, gain an overview of successful local government social media efforts, understand benefits stemming from social media use at the local level, and will be able to create an action list for when they return to their individual municipalities.

Gasco presenting papers at PMRC
June 8-10, 2017 |
Washington D.C.
CTG Associate Research Director Mila Gasco will present two papers at the Public Management Research Conference in Washington, a gathering of public management experts from around the world. Mila's papers are titled “The role of networks and collaborative processes in the digital transformation of state governments” and “Public engagement or political marketing? The untold story about the use of social media in local governments.”