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2016 (Sep-Jul)
Cook to participate in national Smart Cities Week, lead panel discussion
September 27-29, 2016 |
Washington D.C.
Program Director Meghan Cook is convening a panel on leveraging sensor data at the 2nd Annual Smart Cities week, an event hosted by the Smart Cities Council and supported by the White House. Sensor technology can be thought of as a city's nervous system, capturing voluntary and involuntary messages and communicating them with different parts of the city. However, it is only transformative when a city has the capacity to leverage the data. Meghan's session, which will allow for candid conversation and brainstorming, will present insights from leaders who have successfully developed the organizational, technical, policy, and human capabilities needed to collect, maintain, and leverage sensor data.

Pardo to attend White House Open Data Innovation Summit
September 28, 2016 |
Washington D.C.
Director Theresa Pardo will participate in the first-ever White House Open Data Innovation Summit, hosted by The Office of Management and Budget. The event will showcase the power of data in tackling the biggest challenges of our democracy, creating positive change, and strengthening the broader civic community by featuring government and non-government success stories.

Canestraro, Cook to speak at NYS Digital Summit
September 15, 2016 |
Program Directors Donna Canestraro and Meghan Cook will speak at the annual New York State Digital Government Summit, hosted by Government Technology. Canestraro and Cook will present during the "Breaking Silos - Better Together Than Apart" session and will speak about the benefits of collaboration and shared services. Each year the Summit provides an opportunity for technology professionals throughout the state to learn from leaders across the industry and at all levels of government, helping to spread best practices and spur innovation in the public sector.

Pardo & Dawes to participate in IFIP 2016
September 5-12, 2016 |
CTG Director Theresa Pardo and Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes will travel to Portugal to participate in the Dual 15th Annual IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) and 8th Electronic Participation Conference (ePart). Theresa is organizing a workshop to convene the members of the Smart City Smart Government Research Practice Consortium, and during the open government/big data track, Dawes will present a paper entitled "Open Government Data Ecosystems: Linking Transparency for Innovation with Transarency for Participation and Accountability" that she coauthored with Luigi Reggi.

Pardo to speak at Symposium on Human Resource Management & Innovation Strategies
August 30-31, 2016 |
CTG Director Theresa Pardo will travel to Taiwan to speak at the 4th International Symposium on Human Resource Management & Innovation Strategies, hosted by the Civil Service Development Institute (CSDI) of the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration of the Republic of China. CSDI is a government training organization for civil servants of China, whose mission is to provide professional trainings for Taiwan’s middle and high-level civil servants. This year, the symposium will focus on the issues of innovation and human resource management in public sectors. During the Symposium's "Strategies of Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Management" session, Theresa will speak about how organizations generate, use, and share data in order to enhance innovation capacity.

Cook to keynote at Smart City Forum
July 14, 2016 |
Program Director Meghan Cook will present a keynote talk at the Smart City Forum and Showcase in Saratoga. Hosted by IgniteU NY, the event will include several presentations from Smart City leaders and will highlight smart city solutions. In her presentation, Meghan will share some of what CTG has learned through it’s more than two decades of working with city governments as they strive to make their cities smarter through innovations in technology.

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.”