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On the Calendar
2016 (Jun-Apr)
CTG Leadership Institute to host delegation from Uruguay
June 16-17, 2016 |
Albany
,
NY
Representatives from the Agency for Management of Electronic Government in Uruguay will travel to CTG for a two-day workshop titled "Developing an Open Government Data Program." The workshop, designed specifically to meet the needs of this delegation, will be led by CTG's Leadership Institute Program Director Donna Canestraro.

Pardo, Dawes, Cook presenting at dg.o
June 8-10, 2016 |
Shanghai
,
China
Director Theresa Pardo, Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes, and Program Director Meghan Cook will participate in the 17th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. Theresa, who is Conference Co-Chair and a Track Chair, and Dawes, Chair of the Doctoral Colloquium, will speak on a Digital Government Society 10th Anniversary panel, reflecting on the past decade of digital government research. Cook will moderate a panel on smarter cities and present a paper on urban blight. Additionally, the Smart Cities Smart Government Research Practice Consortium will convene.

Pardo to keynote at China NSF's Big Data Governance Forum
June 7, 2016 |
Shanghai
,
China
Theresa Pardo will present the keynote speech at the Big Data Governance Forum, organized by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Fudan University, and Tsinghua University. Theresa will speak about CTG's work in the area of big data.

Pardo participating in Astana Economic Forum
May 25-26, 2016 |
Astana
,
Kazakhstan
Theresa Pardo will travel to Kazakhstan to participate in the Astana Economic Forum, an annual event that brings together representatives from the world’s economic community, current and former heads of states, Nobel Prize laureates, outstanding figures from the scientific world, and businessmen. Theresa will moderate a panel titled “Ensuring that Digital Dividends Improve People’s Lives.” She will also participate in a Digital Kazakhstan 2020 roundtable discussion titled “Building a Digitally Smart Future: Global Trends and Opportunities for Cooperation” that will focus on creating a shared vision and catalyzing partnerships for building a digitally smart Kazakhstan and will also highlight global trends for digital transformation.

Cook to participate in GE Intelligent Cities discussion
May 25, 2016 |
Schenectady
,
NY
CTG Program Director Meghan Cook will participate in 'GE Intelligent Cities - The Future of Smarter Connected Lighting' where experts will discuss how in the age of smart cities, the streetlight is fast becoming an important component in communities.

Dawes to partcipate in UN Economic & Social Council Segment
May 2-4, 2016 |
New York
,
NY
USA
Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes will participate in the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s 2016 Integration Segment (ECOSOC) in May. Sharon will moderate a panel titled “Making it work: Shared vision and innovative thinking in action.” The event will consider the transformative nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the inter-linkages among the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

Students to present at NYCOM meeting
May 2, 2016 |
Saratoga
,
NY
USA
With support from the Collaborative Venture Fund, UAlbany and Albany Law School students participating in the inaugural Capital Region Urban Blight Experiential Learning Project will present their findings at the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) Annual Conference. Mentored by CTG, students from UAlbany's Department of Informatics, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, and Albany Law School, who are cross enrolled in the 'Law & Social Innovation' course at Albany Law, spent the semester working with officials from the cities of Schenectady and Albany to help identify and acquire the critical information needed regarding blighted properties, including identifying legal intervention options and data driven solutions. This project is an outgrowth of CTG's work with four Capital Region cities on addressing urban blight through regional information sharing.

Meissner organizing, presenting at the New Trends in Informatics Research Conference
April 27, 2016 |
Albany
,
NY
USA
CTG Program Assistant Monica Meissner, also an Informatics PhD student at the University at Albany, is on the organizing committee for UAlbany's 11th Annual New Trends in Informatics Research (NTIR) Conference. Additionally, Monica will participate in a group presentation titled "Tackling Urban Blight with Information Sharing: Data Taxonomies, Data Retrieval, and User Behavior as Boundary Objects in a Public Sector Information-Sharing Infrastructure." She will also present a poster, titled "Mapping Information Black Holes in the Zombie Mortgage & Vacant Property Scenario." Monica's presentations in the NTIR conference are an outgrowth of CTG's work with four Capital Region cities on addressing the problem of urban blight through regional information sharing, and is based on the belief held by many experts that the cycle from blighted to vacancy can be interrupted if there is access to adequate information combined with an understanding of the underlying causes of blight in urban areas.

Werthmuller to present at New York IT Leadership Academy
April 21, 2016 |
Albany
,
NY
USA
CTG’s Director of Technology Innovation & Services, Derek Werthmuller, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Sailing the Perfect Storm of Data Trends” at the New York IT Leadership Academy, the premier leadership event for New York’s senior level technology executives. During his presentation, Derek will discuss the strategies CTG has used to create health data visualizations for the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in CTG's Summer Lab. CTG’s Summer Lab provides undergraduate and graduate level students with experiential learning opportunities that supplement their classroom education with practical, real-world experience.

CTG Co-hosting Forum on Urban Blight
April 19, 2016 |
Albany
,
NY
USA
Cities throughout the country are facing the increasingly persistent and costly problem of blighted and vacant properties. To combat the cycle from distressed to blighted or vacant, leaders are working in new ways to create 21st century remedies. Hosted by the Center for Technology in Government at UAlbany, the Center for Urban Studies at the University at Buffalo, and the Rockefeller Institute of Government, this forum will discuss the issue of urban blight within the context of New York State and the issues of economic and social impact on cities and municipalities will be considered, with a particular focus on exploring the challenges involved in solving these problems. RSVP: michele.charbonneau@rockinst.suny.edu or (518) 443-5258.

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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.”