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2014 (Jun-Apr)
CTG to Partner with SUNY?s Cradle to Career Alliance (C2C) Annual Convening
June 26-27, 2014 |
New York City
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NY
CTG is partnering with SUNY?s Cradle to Career Alliance (C2C) Annual Convening in New York City. This year?s convening is focused on the use of data analytics to support the goals of the Alliance partners. The conference will provide knowledge sharing opportunities through both presentations and facilitated working sessions. Theresa Pardo will give a plenary presentation on the changing data context highlighting the new world of ?big data? and data science and a set of new resources available to support such efforts such as state and city level data portals and new ?data executives.? Theresa, along with Meghan Cook and Donna Canestraro will also facilitate the day-long working sessions, which will focus on helping the Alliance meet their goal of tracking their collective impact.
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Costello Presenting on New Web Tools at NYS Forum
June 20, 2014 |
Albany
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NY
The NYS Forum is hosting a meeting on Web Transformation, Accessibility, Sass, the Future and other Webstuff. As part of this session, Jim Costello will give an introductory walk-through and demo on using Sass/Compass in Web projects. In addition, Luke Charde, enterprise architect at NYS ITS, will provide updates on the NYS ITS Web Transformation Project and the recently revised NYS Accessibility Policy and Strategy Documents. The Accessibility revisions were completed earlier this year by a team consisting of Debi Orton, Mike Short, Kristen Albright, Lisa Young, Valerie Perrotte, Joel Obuchowski, Marty Navojosky, Jim Costello, and Luke Charde.
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CTG Participating in Conference Management Roles at dg.o2014
June 18-21, 2014 |
Aguascalientes City
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Mexico
The 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o2014) is focusing on Open Innovations and Sustainable Development in Government: Experiences from around the World. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is serving as Program Co-Chair, Natalie Helbig as a Track Chair, Teresa Harrison as a Panel Chair, and Sharon Dawes and Ramon are both Doctoral Colloquium Chairs. Papers, workshops, tutorials, and panel proposals are due February 1, 2014, and applications for the Doctoral Colloquium are due March 15, 2014.
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Pardo to Speak at Workshop on Privacy and Big Data
June 16, 2014 |
New York City
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NY
New York University?s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is holding a workshop centered on a preview of the upcoming book, Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement, at the New York Academy of Sciences. Speakers include big data experts and the book?s co-editors: Dr. Julia Lane, an Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Victoria Stodden of Columbia University, Stefan Bender of the Institute for Employment Research of the German Federal Employment Agency, and Helen Nissenbaum of NYU. Theresa Pardo is the capstone speaker for the workshop, and will close the day with highlights and reflections.

Pardo to Present at Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference
June 2-4, 2014 |
Zurich
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Switzerland
The focus of the 2014 Major Cities of Europe Confrence is Cities managing complexity in the digital world ? prepared for the upcoming challenges?Theresa Pardo is giving a presentation on ICT Innovation and Public Value: The complex process of choice making. The presentation will focus on how CTG's public value framework allows governments to identify public value in terms of social, political, quality of life, strategic, economic, stewardship, and idealogical values to inform the complex process of ICT investment decision making.
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Cook Leading Workshop and Presenting Paper at CeDEM14
May 21-23, 2014 |
Krems
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Austria
The international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. Meghan Cook will be conducting a workshop on Maximizing the Public Value of Open Government: A Workshop on CTG?s Strategic Planning Approach. In addition, Meghan will be presenting a paper entitled Open Data Planning Activities: Emerging Practices from a Public Value Approach. The conference is hosted by the Centre for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems; the center has been organizing conferences on e-democracy and public administration since 2007.
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Pardo to Keynote at Tunisia's 1st International Conference on Electronic Government
May 13-14, 2014 |
Tunis
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Tunisia
Theresa Pardo will give a keynote presentation at Tunisia's 1st International Conference on Electronic Government. The conference will bring together both researchers and practitioners to encourage an open discussion of the strategies and challenges of electronic government and its implications for Tunisian society. Theresa's presentation will be focused on Building a 21st Century e-Government Strategy: A guide for government leaders. CTG is also a sponsoring organization of the conference, which is being organized by the Tunisian Management Scientific Society under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Information and Communication Technologies.
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CTG to Host Workshop on Policy Informatics in the PA Curriculum
May 9, 2014 |
Albany
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NY
CTG will host a one-day National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop entitled, Policy Informatics in the PA Curriculum: A workshop to explore integration of data-intensive analytical skills in public affairs education. Much is being said and written about ?big data? and ?data science,? but much less attention has focused on identifying what skills are required of the next generation of public managers, policy analysts, and informed citizens. Participants from several different universities in the US and Europe will come together to confront the changing type, amount, and quality of policy-relevant information and develop ways to train professional analysts in new areas of data-intensive science and decision making environments.

CTG to Lead National Forum on the Critical Role of Public Libraries in Supporting Open Government
May 7-8, 2014 |
Alexandria
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VA
The National Forum will focus on refining and improving a preliminary framework developed by CTG, in partnership with an advisory committee of public library, information and library science, and open government experts, to help public libraries describe their current open government related efforts and plan for future ones. The forum will also serve as an incubator to discuss potential future projects focused on further developing public library capabilities for supporting opening government within their communities.
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Pardo to Co-Chair UAlbany's Inaugural President?s Forum on Data
May 5, 2014 |
Albany
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NY
New technologies, tools, and techniques for capturing, managing, and using data are making it possible to push the edges of what is known and serve society in new and innovative ways. To do so requires new kinds of partnerships across disciplines and sectors and new sets of skills for graduates to fill the fast-growing job market for data scientists. Building on the unique and particular advanced data analytics strengths of the University at Albany, the Inaugural Forum on Data convened by President Robert Jones, as part of the UA2020 Advanced Data Analytics initiative, will bring together the UAlbany Community with experts from industry and government to explore the latest applications of advanced data analytics.
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Pardo to Present on Opening Government Data and Creating Public Value for NITRD
April 22, 2014 |
Washington
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DC
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program is hosting a discussion led by Theresa Pardo who will present on Opening Government Data and Creating Public Value. Theresa will highlight work carried out by CTG together with government entities around the world to examine the range of public value that accrues to different stakeholders when opening and using government data. Remote participation is available, see details.
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Pardo to Co-Chair Panel on e-Government at IRSPM 2013
April 9-11, 2014 |
Ottowa
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Canada
The theme of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) is Intersections: Governance, Democracy, Accountability. Theresa Pardo will be co-chair of the panel session on The Role of e-Government in Administrative Reform: Towards New Forms of Governance, Democracy, and Accountability?This panel intends to explore the important issues around the role and actual outcomes of e-Government in administrative reform initiatives, and the implications for public management. Theresa's co-chairs are: Miriam Lips,School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington; David Spacek, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University; Tino Schuppan, The Institute for eGovernment; and Carlos Nunes Silva,Institute of Geography & Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.
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Pardo to Present at Symposium on Technological Innovation in Government
April 5, 2014 |
Boston
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MA
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration is holding a Symposium on Technological Innovation in Government: Toward Open and Smart Government Symposium. Theresa Pardo is an invited featured speaker, joining other leaders in the emerging fields of technology as they share their proven strategies, policies, and examples of technological innovation in government. The symposium provides an opportunity for practitioners, students and academics to mingle and exchange ideas throughout the day regarding innovative uses of IT in government.
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Gasco to present three papers and co-chair workshop at HICSS-51
January 2-6, 2018 |
Big Island
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Hawaii
CTG Associate Research Director Mila Gasco will be presenting three papers “Providing Public Value through Data Sharing: Understanding Critical Factors of Food Traceability for Local Farms and Institutional Buyers," “Determinants and barriers of e-procurement: A European comparison of public sector experiences,” and “Understanding the Success of Government Portals: The Role of Political Leadership, Standards, and a Powerful Centralized IT Agency” at HICSS-51. She will also co-chair, with CTG Director Theresa Pardo, the workshop on smart cities, titled “Smart Cities and Smart Governments: The Enabling Role of Research and Practice Collaborations in the Urban Context.”