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2015 (Jun-Apr)
Pardo to Participate as an External Expert and Advisor in the Bentley University Thought Leadership Network Planning Workshop
June 22, 2015 |
Waltham
,
MA
USA
CTG Director Theresa A. Pardo is participating as an external expert and advisor in two of Bentley University?s Thought Leadership Network (TLN) workshops. The June 16 workshop focused on the proposed Public Sector Analytics Project and the second, on June 22, will concentrate on Data-driven Innovation and Value Creation. The Thought-Leadership Network is a coordinated network of scholars and practitioners aimed to advance knowledge and innovation.

Gil-Garcia to Co-host Workshop about Digital Government
June 15-19, 2015  |
Albany
,
NY
USA
CTG Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will co-host a workshop in Albany about digital government in Mexico in which five of the top digital government scholars in that country will participate, including the two organizers and the following three professors: Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Dolores E. Luna from the University of the Americas in Puebla, and Gabriel Puron-Cid from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City. The workshop is co-hosted by Luis F. Luna-Reyes who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics and a CTG Research Fellow.

Gil-Garcia Invited to Present at Public Management Research Conference
June 11-13, 2015 |
Minneapolis
,
MN
USA
CTG Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will present a paper entitled ?Citizens As Sensors: Examining Co-Production, Sensor Technologies, and Data Analytics in Government? co-authored with Rockefeller College Ph.D. student Ashley M. Alteri, CTG Managing Director Brian Burke and Natalie Helbig, who is the Director of Health Data New York.

Cook and UAlbany Doctoral Student to Present on the Use of Social Media in Counties
June 9, 2015 |
Lake Placid
,
NY
USA
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook and UAlbany Doctoral Student Jamie Campbell presented "Social Media Use in NYS Counties" to members of the New York State County Clerk Association at their annual conference on June 9th in Lake Placid. The study, conducted by Campbell with Cook and CTG Faculty Fellow Dr. Teresa Harrison as mentors, addressed the current social media use by NYS county governments, common purposes and topics, potential strategies, and the realized values of current users.

Cook and UAlbany Doctoral Student to Present on the Use of Social Media in Counties
June 9, 2015 |
Lake Placid
,
NY
USA
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook and UAlbany Doctoral Student Jamie Campbell will present "Social Media Use in NYS Counties" to members of the New York State County Clerk Association at their annual conference on June 9th in Lake Placid. The study, conducted by Campbell with Cook and CTG Faculty Fellow Dr. Teresa Harrison as mentors, addressed the current social media use by NYS county governments, common purposes and topics, potential strategies, and the realized values of current users.

Gil-Garcia to Participate in International Conference on Digital Government Research
May 27-30, 2015 |
Phoenix
,
AZ
USA
CTG Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will participate in the 2015 International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o) with a paper entitled ?The Formation and Evolution of Cross-Boundary Digital Government Knowledge Networks: A Mixed-Method Case Study,? co-authored with CTG Graduate Assistant Minyoung Ku and Professor Jing Zhang from Clark University. He is also co-author of a paper entitled ?The Effects of Technology Use on Efficiency, Transparency, and Corruption in Municipal Governments: Preliminary Results from a Citizen Perspective? with Professor Rodrigo Sandoval and Ph.D. student David Valle both from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. Professor Gil-Garcia and CTG Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes are also co-chairs of the Ph.D. Colloquium.

Cook to Lead Panel and Present Paper at dg.o 2015
May 27-30, 2015  |
Phoenix
,
Arizona
USA
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook and Karen Mossberger, Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, will lead a candid conversation among government leaders and digital government scholars focused on how all sectors can work across professions and disciplines to address the complex and challenging issues facing governments all over the world. Ms. Cook will also present a paper titled A Shared Information Resource to Fight Urban Blight: Challenges and Opportunities in New York State. The paper, co- authored by CTG Program Assistant Megan Sutherland, focuses on the role of information sharing in a multi city effort to address urban blight. The theme of this year?s dg.o conference is Digital Government and Wicked Problems: Climate Change, Urbanization, and Inequality.
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Pardo invited to give keynote address at CeDEM15
May 20-22, 2015 |
Krems
,
Austria
Dr. Theresa A. Pardo will give a keynote at the 2015 International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM15) entitled, ?Enabling Open Government for All: A Roadmap for Public Libraries.? 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 analyze the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age.
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Pardo to participate in the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) User Working Group (UWG)
May 18-19, 2015 |
New York
,
New York
USA
The SEDAC User Working Group (UWG) provides ongoing advice and guidance regarding SEDAC activities and plans. Its responsibilities include reviewing SEDAC?s progress and performance, representation of user community perspectives in the development of SEDAC products and services, recommendation of specific data products and services to NASA and SEDAC, and provision of strategic guidance to NASA and SEDAC on objectives, priorities, target user communities, implementation approaches, and other issues. UWG members represent a broad range of social and natural science disciplines and other user groups from the public and private sectors.
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Pardo and Canestraro to conduct next workshop for the 4Afrika Program in Cairo Egypt
March 28 – 30, 2015 |
Cairo
,
Egypt
CTG Director Theresa Pardo and Program Director Donna Canestraro will conduct a Train the Trainer Program at the National Management Institute in Cairo Egypt as part of the 4Afrika Program.
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Dawes to present CTG research in China
April 20-24, 2015 |
Various locations
,
China
CTG Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes will present on CTG research at several different venues in China. Her talks will focus on eGov and Innovation at Fudan University and the Public Value of Air Quality Information at Jiatong University, both in Shanghai. She will also present Deriving Public Value from Open Data Programs at Guanggong Provincial Government and Jianan University in Guanzhou. The visit is sponsored by CTG Research Fellow Professor Lei Zheng at Fudan University and Professor Chen Yumei at Jianan University who will be a CTG visiting scholar in Fall 2015.
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Pardo continues her participation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) National Advisory Committee (NAC)
April 16-17, 2015 |
Washington
,
DC
USA
The U.S. NAC advises the U.S. Representative (the Administrator of the EPA) to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on specific U.S. government policy issues related to the implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. The Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to help assure that business and industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations are represented in the development of U.S. policy positions regarding implementation of the Environmental Supplemental Agreements to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Committee meets several times a year to discuss, draft, and publish a set of recommendations to inform policy decisions. In October 2015, Dr. Pardo was appointed to a two-year term on the NAC.
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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.”