ALBANY, N.Y. – Pardo will be lucky to see any of the Emerald Isle at the 11th Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) in Galway, Ireland on April 4-6.
The Director of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany (CTG at UAlbany) is scheduled to present research awards, present two of her own research papers and chair three sessions at the annual international conference.
Established in 2007 by the United Nations University, ICEGOV brings together a unique blend of practitioners, developers and researchers from government, academia, industry, non-governmental organizations from the developed and developing world and UN organizations. Albany hosted the 2012 ICEGOV conference with 365 participants from 64 countries.
“It is an honor to be working with the digital government thought leaders who make up the ICEGOV Community, but, yes, it is going to be a busy few days,” said Pardo. She is also a member of ICEGOV’s steering committee.
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Most notably, Pardo will serve as Chair and moderator of an open dialogue about the future of the UN’s E-Government Readiness Report. The keynote speech and panel session feature UN Chief of E-Government Vincenzo Aquaro.
Afterward, Pardo will co-chair, with Aquaro, and for conference-goers to contribute to the latest thinking on the “Next Generation Framework for the Global e-Government Development Index.” Notes and results from the sessions are expected to be key pieces of a summary report for the UN to use in designing a new framework for assessing the e-government readiness of its 187 member nations.
Pardo will also be presenting research at the conference including a paper about Digitization and Transformation Track (Cross-Boundary Information Sharing and the Nuances of Financial Market Regulation: Towards a Research Agenda) written by herself, CTG’s Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Program Associate Megan Sutherland, Public Administration & Policy PhD Candidate Sora Park, and Public Administration and Financial Market Regulation masters student Andrew Roepe.
Pardo will present Smart Cities Depictions in Wikipedia Articles: Reflections from a Text Analysis Approach by UAlbany Information Science Ph.D. candidate Felippe Cronemberger, Gil-Garcia, physics graduate student Felipe Xavier Costa, and Pardo. Pardo is the chair of the session in which the paper will be discussed.
Finally, Pardo is the Chair of the conference’s awards committee and running the research paper award selection process. She will present awards at the conference closing session.