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2015 (Mar-Jan)
Pardo to Participate on UAlbany Public Engagement Panel
March 11, 2015 |
University at Albany
CTG Director Theresa A. Pardo will participate in a University at Albany campus forum entitled Telling Our Story of Public Engagement. The forum is an initiative of the President?s Public Engagement Council and hosted by UAlbany President Robert J. Jones and Provost James Stellar. Dr. Pardo along with the other panelists from UAlbany will discuss how their work at the University helps address complex societal challenges both locally and globally.

Cook to Participate in Digital and Mobile Government Panel at Annual ASPA Conference
March 6-10, 2015 |
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will participate in a panel discussion titled Going Digital and Mobile in State and Local Government at the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. She will present on ?Mobile Government: Dimensions to Assess Readiness and Gauge Progress (And Other Lessons From The Field ).?

Pardo to Participate in Panel Discussion on Effective and Responsible Use of Student Data
February 18, 2015 |
Along with other national and local experts on student data protection and use, CTG Director Dr. Theresa Pardo will participate in the webinar titled 5 Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective & Responsible Student Data Use. Dr. Pardo along with the other panelists will discuss five ways community organizations can ensure effective and responsible use of student data, and share real-world examples of how these practices are helping communities improve education outcomes for kids. The webinar is organized by StriveTogether, a national cradle-to-career initiative that brings together leaders in Pre-K-12 schools, higher education, business and industry, community organizations, government leaders, parents and other stakeholders who are committed to helping children succeed from birth through careers.
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Gil-Garcia to Participate in NSF Conference on Broadband Internet
February 12-13, 2015  |
Arizona State University
Tucson, AZ
CTG?s Research Director, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, will participate in the NSF Broadband Use Data and Repository Conference, which will be hosted by the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs and Center for Policy Informatics. Dr. Gil-Garcia will join other researchers from throughout the country to discuss strategies for measuring broadband use and social benefits and how broadband data can inform better policy decisions.

Dawes to Participate in UN Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Development Goals
January 28-29, 2015 |
UN Headquarters
New York, NY
CTG Senior Fellow Dr. Sharon Dawes will be a lead participant in a United Nations Expert Group Meeting entitled "Policy integration in government in pursuit of the sustainable development goals," at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event is sponsored by Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and will engage experts from government, academia, the UN, OECD, World Bank and other organizations to review developments in the field of policy integration in government administration. The results will contribute to an April session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), on building trust in government in pursuit of sustainable development goals.

Gil-Garcia to Present on Research at International Conference on System Sciences
January 5-6, 2015 |
CTG Research Director and UAlbany Rockefeller College Associate Professor Dr. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is joining leading digital government researchers from around the world at the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Dr. Gil-Garcia is presenting two papers highlighting research on the determinants of successful inter-organizational information sharing by governments throughout the United States and measuring and evaluating judicial websites in Mexico. Also, he is the co-chair of the conference?s Transformational Government mini-track.

Cook invited to speak at Metrolab Network Annual Summit
December 13-14, 2017 |
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
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.”