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2014
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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Dawes and Gil-Garcia to Participate at IFIP EGov 2014
September 1-3, 2014 |
Dublin
,
Ireland
Sharon Dawes and Ramon Gil-Garcia will be participating at the IFIP eGovernment Conference 2014, which is organized by the IFIP Working Group 8.5 on information systems in the public sector. Dawes and Gil-Garcia are senior faculty of the PhD Colloquium, which aims to bring PhD students who are scattered across countries and disciplines more together. Both Dawes and Gil-Garcia are also on the Program Committee of this conference, which brings together scholars from all over the globe to present the state of the art and most recent innovations in e-government, e-governance and related fields of study. The conference provides a highly interactive and professional forum for exchanging research concepts, progress and results. Ramon will present two papers on which he is co-author, Towards an Evaluation Model for Open Government: A Preliminary Proposal, and The Problem of Technological and Social Determinism: Integrative Approaches and some Non-Deterministic Concepts for Digital Government.
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CTG to Partner with SUNY?s Cradle to Career Alliance (C2C) Annual Convening
June 26-27, 2014 |
New York City
,
NY
CTG is partnering with SUNY?s Cradle to Career Alliance (C2C) Annual Convening in New York City. This year?s convening is focused on the use of data analytics to support the goals of the Alliance partners. The conference will provide knowledge sharing opportunities through both presentations and facilitated working sessions. Theresa Pardo will give a plenary presentation on the changing data context highlighting the new world of ?big data? and data science and a set of new resources available to support such efforts such as state and city level data portals and new ?data executives.? Theresa, along with Meghan Cook and Donna Canestraro will also facilitate the day-long working sessions, which will focus on helping the Alliance meet their goal of tracking their collective impact.
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Costello Presenting on New Web Tools at NYS Forum
June 20, 2014 |
Albany
,
NY
The NYS Forum is hosting a meeting on Web Transformation, Accessibility, Sass, the Future and other Webstuff. As part of this session, Jim Costello will give an introductory walk-through and demo on using Sass/Compass in Web projects. In addition, Luke Charde, enterprise architect at NYS ITS, will provide updates on the NYS ITS Web Transformation Project and the recently revised NYS Accessibility Policy and Strategy Documents. The Accessibility revisions were completed earlier this year by a team consisting of Debi Orton, Mike Short, Kristen Albright, Lisa Young, Valerie Perrotte, Joel Obuchowski, Marty Navojosky, Jim Costello, and Luke Charde.
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CTG Participating in Conference Management Roles at dg.o2014
June 18-21, 2014 |
Aguascalientes City
,
Mexico
The 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o2014) is focusing on Open Innovations and Sustainable Development in Government: Experiences from around the World. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is serving as Program Co-Chair, Natalie Helbig as a Track Chair, Teresa Harrison as a Panel Chair, and Sharon Dawes and Ramon are both Doctoral Colloquium Chairs. Papers, workshops, tutorials, and panel proposals are due February 1, 2014, and applications for the Doctoral Colloquium are due March 15, 2014.
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Pardo to Speak at Workshop on Privacy and Big Data
June 16, 2014 |
New York City
,
NY
New York University?s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is holding a workshop centered on a preview of the upcoming book, Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement, at the New York Academy of Sciences. Speakers include big data experts and the book?s co-editors: Dr. Julia Lane, an Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Victoria Stodden of Columbia University, Stefan Bender of the Institute for Employment Research of the German Federal Employment Agency, and Helen Nissenbaum of NYU. Theresa Pardo is the capstone speaker for the workshop, and will close the day with highlights and reflections.

Pardo to Present at Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference
June 2-4, 2014 |
Zurich
,
Switzerland
The focus of the 2014 Major Cities of Europe Confrence is Cities managing complexity in the digital world ? prepared for the upcoming challenges?Theresa Pardo is giving a presentation on ICT Innovation and Public Value: The complex process of choice making. The presentation will focus on how CTG's public value framework allows governments to identify public value in terms of social, political, quality of life, strategic, economic, stewardship, and idealogical values to inform the complex process of ICT investment decision making.
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Cook Leading Workshop and Presenting Paper at CeDEM14
May 21-23, 2014 |
Krems
,
Austria
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 analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. Meghan Cook will be conducting a workshop on Maximizing the Public Value of Open Government: A Workshop on CTG?s Strategic Planning Approach. In addition, Meghan will be presenting a paper entitled Open Data Planning Activities: Emerging Practices from a Public Value Approach. The conference is hosted by the Centre for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems; the center has been organizing conferences on e-democracy and public administration since 2007.
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Pardo to Keynote at Tunisia's 1st International Conference on Electronic Government
May 13-14, 2014 |
Tunis
,
Tunisia
Theresa Pardo will give a keynote presentation at Tunisia's 1st International Conference on Electronic Government. The conference will bring together both researchers and practitioners to encourage an open discussion of the strategies and challenges of electronic government and its implications for Tunisian society. Theresa's presentation will be focused on Building a 21st Century e-Government Strategy: A guide for government leaders. CTG is also a sponsoring organization of the conference, which is being organized by the Tunisian Management Scientific Society under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Information and Communication Technologies.
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CTG to Host Workshop on Policy Informatics in the PA Curriculum
May 9, 2014 |
Albany
,
NY
CTG will host a one-day National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop entitled, Policy Informatics in the PA Curriculum: A workshop to explore integration of data-intensive analytical skills in public affairs education. Much is being said and written about ?big data? and ?data science,? but much less attention has focused on identifying what skills are required of the next generation of public managers, policy analysts, and informed citizens. Participants from several different universities in the US and Europe will come together to confront the changing type, amount, and quality of policy-relevant information and develop ways to train professional analysts in new areas of data-intensive science and decision making environments.

CTG to Lead National Forum on the Critical Role of Public Libraries in Supporting Open Government
May 7-8, 2014 |
Alexandria
,
VA
The National Forum will focus on refining and improving a preliminary framework developed by CTG, in partnership with an advisory committee of public library, information and library science, and open government experts, to help public libraries describe their current open government related efforts and plan for future ones. The forum will also serve as an incubator to discuss potential future projects focused on further developing public library capabilities for supporting opening government within their communities.
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Pardo to Co-Chair UAlbany's Inaugural President?s Forum on Data
May 5, 2014 |
Albany
,
NY
New technologies, tools, and techniques for capturing, managing, and using data are making it possible to push the edges of what is known and serve society in new and innovative ways. To do so requires new kinds of partnerships across disciplines and sectors and new sets of skills for graduates to fill the fast-growing job market for data scientists. Building on the unique and particular advanced data analytics strengths of the University at Albany, the Inaugural Forum on Data convened by President Robert Jones, as part of the UA2020 Advanced Data Analytics initiative, will bring together the UAlbany Community with experts from industry and government to explore the latest applications of advanced data analytics.
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Pardo to Present on Opening Government Data and Creating Public Value for NITRD
April 22, 2014 |
Washington
,
DC
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program is hosting a discussion led by Theresa Pardo who will present on Opening Government Data and Creating Public Value. Theresa will highlight work carried out by CTG together with government entities around the world to examine the range of public value that accrues to different stakeholders when opening and using government data. Remote participation is available, see details.
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Pardo to Co-Chair Panel on e-Government at IRSPM 2013
April 9-11, 2014 |
Ottowa
,
Canada
The theme of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) is Intersections: Governance, Democracy, Accountability. Theresa Pardo will be co-chair of the panel session on The Role of e-Government in Administrative Reform: Towards New Forms of Governance, Democracy, and Accountability?This panel intends to explore the important issues around the role and actual outcomes of e-Government in administrative reform initiatives, and the implications for public management. Theresa's co-chairs are: Miriam Lips,School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington; David Spacek, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University; Tino Schuppan, The Institute for eGovernment; and Carlos Nunes Silva,Institute of Geography & Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.
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Pardo to Present at Symposium on Technological Innovation in Government
April 5, 2014 |
Boston
,
MA
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration is holding a Symposium on Technological Innovation in Government: Toward Open and Smart Government Symposium. Theresa Pardo is an invited featured speaker, joining other leaders in the emerging fields of technology as they share their proven strategies, policies, and examples of technological innovation in government. The symposium provides an opportunity for practitioners, students and academics to mingle and exchange ideas throughout the day regarding innovative uses of IT in government.
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Closs to present ethical social media use paper at 2014 NYS National Association of Social Workers (NASW) ?Power of Social Work? conference
March 21, 2014 |
Albany
,
NY
The New York State National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will hold its annual ?Power of Social Work? conference on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Albany, NY. This year?s conference theme is ?Celebrating the Strength, Unity, and Identity of the Social Work Profession?. Using social media research and observations from CTG?s National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) project, Project Coordinator Hillary Closs will present the paper ?Risky Business: Applying Ethical Standards to Social Media Use with Vulnerable Populations?, co-authored with NYTD Project Director Natalie Helbig. The paper explores how the NASW Code of Ethics were applied to best practices of obtain consent, upholding confidentiality, and avoiding disclosure concerns when using social media with vulnerable populations. The authors evaluated best practices among seven NYTD states? use of social media with current and former youth in foster care.
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Helbig to present paper at 75th American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference
March 14-18, 2014 |
Washington
,
DC
ASPA will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year. ASPA is the largest professional association for public administration and is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration. Natalie Helbig will present the CTG paper, ?Dynamics of Opening Government Data? on a panel entitled, ?Opening Government and Smartening Cities: Institutional Design Considerations Drawn from Current Practice and Emerging Opportunities.? Other papers on the panel will examine institutional design features of federal open government platforms (co-authors Chris Koliba and Asim Zia from the University of Vermont), management of participatory challenge platforms (co-authors Tanya Kelley and Erik Johnston, Arizona State University), and smart urban governance (author Yu-Che Chen, Northern Illinois University).
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Pardo Presenting on Smart Cities at 75th American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference
March 14-18, 2014 |
Washington
,
DC
ASPA will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year. ASPA is the largest professional association for public administration and is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration. Theresa Pardo will be a presenter on the panel The Secret to Smarter Cities: Enabling Technology Innovation through Organizational Innovation, along with Sherri R. Greenberg, Professor, University of Texas At Austin-LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Ines Mergel, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University.
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Cook to Participate in Roundtable on Open Data and Transportation
March 3, 2014 |
New York City
,
NY
The U.S. Department of Transportation and Governance Lab at NYU is holding a civic innovation roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. Meghan Cook, an invited expert, will take part in the discussion of how open data and technology are spurring innovation and addressing transportation challenges.

Cook and Helbig Leading Nigeria?s Open Data Stakeholder Engagement Forum and Workshop
January 29-30, 2014 |
Abuja
,
Nigeria
The Nigerian Ministry ICT in collaboration with The World Bank and the Open Government Alliance, of which CTG is a lead partner, is conducting an Open Data Stakeholder Engagement Workshop to bring together government, civil society, and industry leaders to plan the Federal Government's Open Data Strategy. Cook and Helbig will present current open data research as well as facilitate sessions throughout the two-day event. The primary focus of the event is to stimulate learning and engagement in order to set forth recommendations of actionable steps to implement open data by leveraging technology. The objective of the open data strategy is to drive economic growth, investment, and innovation through greater access to government data.

Dawes Participating in eGovPoliNet Meetings
January 27-29, 2014 |
London
,
UK
eGovPoliNet is a global multidisciplinary digital governance and policy modelling research and practice community for sharing and advancing research and insights from practical cases around the world. CTG is the only US member of this international consortium. Sharon Dawes will be participating in both the eGovPoliNet project and scientific advisory board meetings in London.
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Pardo and Gil-Garcia to Participate at HICSS-47
January 6-9, 2014 |
Big Island
,
HI
The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is one of the longest-standing continuously running scientific conferences. At HICSS47, Theresa Pardo is serving as mini-track co-chair of Emerging Topics in the Electronic Government Track, which takes a look at new topics and trends that are emerging in e-Government. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is mini-track co-chair of Transformational Government, which examines the complexity of effectively managing e-Government and its transformational potential.
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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.”