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2014 (Dec-Oct)
Pardo to Present Lecture on Creating Capability for Data Analytics
December 11-14, 2014 |
Moscow Urban Forum
,
Moscow
Russian Federation
CTG Director Dr. Theresa Pardo to participate by invitation at the "Government and Citizens: Technologies of Collaboration Conference" within the Moscow Urban Forum. She will present a lecture, "Creating capability for data analytics" as part of the public policy making process. Dr. Pardo will also sit on a panel with other experts focused on effective strategies for online citizen participation. The Moscow Urban Forum is organized annually under the auspices of the Moscow Government. The Forum has established itself as an important international event for discussions between some of world?s most acknowledged experts in city planning and urban development and is supported by the World Bank and the Urban Land Institute.
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Electronic Government for IT Leaders
December 5, 2014 |
Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
,
City of Toluca
Mexico
CTG Research Director Dr. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is speaking at an event organized by the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, United Nations University, and the City of Toluca in the State of Mexico. The event, ?Electronic Government for IT Leaders,? will focus on public managers from cities and other local governments in the metropolitan area of Toluca and also Mexico and Latin America. Some of the topics that Dr. Gil-Garcia will speak on include electronic government, inter-organizational collaboration and information sharing, social media in government, smart cities, open government, and e-participation.

Pardo to Present Talk on Information Sharing, Big Data, and Public Safety
November 18, 2014 |
New York City
,
NY
The issue of sharing information has gained increased attention post-9/11. Theresa Pardo will discuss her perspectives on information sharing in all its forms, the ?Big Data? phenomenon, and their implications for public safety managers and homeland security professionals. Theresa will bring her authoritative perspective on these issues as a pioneer in making technology work for governmental organizations. The talk is being given at the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RACERS) at the John Jay College for Criminal Justice.
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Big Data: Applications, Infrastructures, and Implications
November 14, 2014 |
Waltham
,
Massachusetts
USA
CTG Director Theresa Pardo gave the closing keynote at the 2014 Bentley Research Colloquium. The colloquium, titled Big Data: Applications, Infrastructures, and Implications, focused on big data and other sociotechnical innovations, with a specific interest in technical, societal, organizational, ethical, and policy implications of big data. The event brought together Bentley faculty, staff, and students with key members of external stakeholder groups to highlight Bentley?s research within this important topic area, to identify synergies and collaboration opportunities, and to develop Bentley?s research agenda related to big data further.
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Cook to Present at Symposium on Digital Democracy
November 13-14, 2014 |
Porto Alegre
,
Rio Grande do Sul
Brazil
Meghan Cook will be speaking on the Open Government panel at the 1st Symposium on Digital Democracy, sponsored by the Regional Electoral Court of Rio Grande do Sul, through its Electoral Judicial School of Rio Grande do Sul. The panel will focus on digital democracy, addressing different themes such as politics, elections, public services and social control of the state, with its target audience being the political and academic community of Rio Grande do Sul, as well as judges and servants of electoral court.

Challenges of International Research Partnerships
November 4-6, 2014 |
Albuquerque
,
New Mexico
USA
Sharon Dawes will take part in the "Challenges of International Research Partnerships" panel at NASPAA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This panel brings together senior administrators from Korea, Mexico, and the United States to share their experiences?both successful and unsuccessful?around research partnerships. It will be a roundtable discussion in which we will provide opening remarks and then open discussion up to topics of interest to the audience.
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Pedagogy of Information Technology in government
November 4-6, 2014 |
Albuquerque
,
New Mexico
USA
Sharon Dawes will be speaking at the "Pedagogy of Information Technology in Government" panel at NASPAA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The panelists will reflect on what constitutes pedagogical excellence for dealing with the emerging challenges of IT and PA. It will cover four themes: (a) the NASPAA standards on the inclusion of information technology in the curriculum; (b) the state of the art of IT curriculum in public administration schools; (c) characteristics of places with higher degree of IT and E-government achievement; and (d) technology training needs of public administrators for dealing with IT projects.
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#OpenData #BigData: Data, Big and Small, in the Public Affairs Curriculum
November 4-6, 2014 |
Albuquerque
,
New Mexico
USA
Natalie Helbig will be speaking on the Open Data/ Big Data panel at the NASPAA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The panel features programs examining the role of big and open data within the curriculums of Public Affairs colleges. The panel will explore: what programs are doing to prepare students to work with big and open data; how these advances in informatics can be incorporated into various aspects of curriculum; and how schools are responding to internal and external pressures to graduate stronger data analytic students.
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Pardo to Participate on the Jury Panel for the Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment
November 1-5, 2014 |
Al Athaiba
,
Sultunate of Oman
Theresa Pardo has been invited by the Information Technology Authority of Sultanate of Oman to participate in the Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment Award Jury Panel for 2014. The national competition targets government institutions and is a result of His Majesty's call for the development of a national strategy developing knowledge of citizens and skills in dealing with information technology and a call for all government institutions to accelerate the enhancement of services by digital technology and best practices.
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Cook to Present on Academic-Government Partnerships at ICEGOV2014
October 27-30, 2014 |
Guimar?es
,
Portugal
At the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2014), Meghan Cook, along with William Travis (Retired NYS Human Services Cluster CIO and Deputy Commissioner of NYS Office of Children and Family Services), will be presenting real cases drawn from CTG's work with New York State, in a session focused on how academic and government partnerships are innovative, cutting edge, and mutually beneficial. The session will show how CTG engaged with NYS government to produce tangible results for government agencies while providing access and opportunities for research; and how these types of partnerships are structured.
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CTG to Participate at ICEGOV2014
October 27-30, 2014 |
Guimar?es
,
Portugal
CTG will be participating at the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2014). The main purpose of ICEGOV2014 is to explore research and policy implications and discuss way forward for technology-enabled and data-intensive public governance in the post-2015 world. Theresa Pardo is a member of the Advisory Committee, and Sharon Dawes, Natalie Helbig, and Meghan Cook are members of the Program Committee.
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Cook to Present on the Evolving Role of Local Government CIOs
October 9, 2014 |
Watkins Glen
,
NY
Meghan Cook will be presenting at the New York State Local Government IT Directors Association's (NYSLGITDA) fall conference. Meghan's presentation will focus on the Evolving Role of Local Government CIOs. NYSLGITDA is dedicated to the coordination and improvement of information technology in all types of governments in New York State.
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Cook invited to speak at Metrolab Network Annual Summit
December 13-14, 2017 |
Atlanta
,
Georgia
Program Director Meghan Cook will travel to Atlanta to participate in a panel discussion on citizen engagement with data and present a lightning talk on smart cities. The conference will be an opportunity for participants to learn and share with the cities and universities across the MetroLab Network, of which CTG is a member with the City of Schenectady.

Gasco to present three papers and co-chair workshop at HICSS-51
January 2-6, 2018 |
Big Island
,
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.”