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Pardo to Present at Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference
June 2-4, 2014
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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Helbig to present paper at 75th American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference
March 14-18, 2014
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
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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Canestraro to Speak at ICMA Annual Conference
September 22-25, 2013
Donna Canestraro will speak at a session on Mostly Cloudy: A Technology Forecast for Cities at ICMA's 99th Annual Conference. The session is designed to give managers an overview of emerging technology trends and explain how local governments might take advantage of it. Among the topics to be covered are cloud computing, mobility, social media, data, self-service, and crowdsourcing. The ICMA Annual Conference is the largest annual event in the world for local government managers and staff.
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Pardo to Speak at SAP Public Sector Innovation Forum
June 20, 2013
Theresa Pardo will be give a presentation on Leveraging Technology Innovation in Government at the SAP Public Sector Innovation Forum. The audience will be comprised of senior government officials at the federal level, as well as local municipal government officials. The theme of the event is helping public sector departments capitalize on the business technology around them.
 
CTG to Help Organize dg.o 2013 Conference
June 17-20, 2013
The 14th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2013) will focus on the theme, From e-Government to Smart Government. Natalie Helbig and Theresa Pardo are Track Chairs, Teresa Harrison and Jana Hrdinova are Panel Chairs, and Sharon Dawes and J. Ramon Garcia are co-chairs of the Doctoral Colloquium. Natalie, Theresa, Teresa, Sharon, and Ramon are also on the Program Committee. The dg.o meetings are an established forum for the presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary digital government research, technology innovation, applications, and practice. This year's conference is hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration at Laval University. Paper submissions are due February 1, 2013.
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Cook as Track Chair at 2013 Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference
June 3-5, 2013
The 2013 Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference will focus on "ICT:Fostering Cities' Prosperity.” The annual conference brings together local government managers and CIOs with leading experts in the ICT field to identify innovative solutions for the most pressing challenges cities face today. Meghan Cook will be a Track Chair both facilitating and speaking in the session, DATA: Leveraging a City’s Goldmine. The session will feature presentations and a roundtable from cities and public service ICT companies focused on maximizing a goldmine of data to promote new services, participation, economic development, societal changes.
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Canestraro to Speak at Sabadell Smart Congress
April 8-9, 2013
The Sabadell Smart Congress is a unique meeting point for advanced thinking over the smart cities of the future. Recognized speakers from national and international spheres will give their views on the city in all its dimensions: economy, energy, environment, social welfare, technology and governance. Presentations, roundtables and exhibits will show and directly apply technologically based R&D from multinationals and small creative entrepreneurs. Donna Canestraro will participate at the session SMART SAFETY: Innovating in health care services to improve citizens quality of life.
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Pardo to Participate in Discussion on What it Means to be a “Best Run City”
December 4, 2012
To be one of the most competitive cities in the world is a complex and constant challenge. It’s not enough for cities to be “smart;” cities must act on that intelligence to truly improve the lives of their citizens. Thought leaders from SAP, the Center for Technology in Government, and The Brookings Institution will discuss what it means to be a “best run city.” The panel will also feature representatives from progressive cities in North America who will answer questions about the pioneering approaches they are taking to spark innovation in policy-making, sustainability, government finance, and citizen interaction. This event is only for media and analysts; RSVP is required, please contact Evan Welsh at evan.welsh@sap.com.
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Pardo to Speak at Smart Cities Expo World Congress
November 13-15, 2012
Barcelona, an innovative city and a pioneer in implementing sustainable policies, is the host of the Smart City Expo World Congress, a global benchmark and a unique event at which to learn, share, make contacts and find inspiration for developing the cities of the future. Theresa Pardo will be speaking on a panel about Smart and Open Government, which will address the question: How can governments be accessed by the citizen to gain a higher involvement and greater transparency?
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CTG Leads Envisioning Workshop with the City of Binghamton
October 15, 2012
The Envisioning a Smart Binghamton Workshop was organized to bring together the City of Binghamton department heads to identify and discuss the challenges, needs, and goals towards creating a smarter Binghamton. The objective of the workshop was to gather information in order to inform the development of the city’s roadmap. Taking an interactive and interdisciplinary approach, the workshop activities took place in a plenary session facilitated by Meghan Cook and Theresa Pardo. The workshop is part of a larger project CTG is conducting with Binghamton to develop a holistic view of the city’s information management challenges and identify where necessary investments should be made in becoming a smarter city. Meghan and Theresa alos gave a presentation to the City Council that evening.
 
Cook Participates at Second Meeting on the City Protocol Society
October 11-12, 2012
The City Protocol Society (CPS) is a new open, global, and progressive working framework for cities worldwide to assess and improve performance in environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, quality of life, and city services, by innovating and demonstrating new leadership models, new ways of engaging society, and by leveraging new information and communication technologies (ICT). Meghan attended its first workshop in July, which was held in Barecelona, Spain. At this second workshop, the group worked to define the core elements of the CPS, set an action plan and build confidence for the CPS Launch in November at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress, which was attended by Theresa Pardo.
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Cook Invited to Participate at Workshop on the City Protocol
July 16-17, 2012
The City Protocol is a new open, global, and progressive working framework for cities worldwide to assess and improve performance in environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, quality of life, and city services, by innovating and demonstrating new leadership models, new ways of engaging society, and by leveraging new information and communication technologies (ICT). At the workshop, representatives of 35 cities from six continents will be joined by colleagues from universities, industry and city organizations to help create the City Protocol Society and define how we understand the future of our cities and to begin to create a real market and a real science of smart cities.
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Pardo to Speak at Major Cities of Europe (MCE) – Conference 2012
June 4-6, 2012
The 2012 MCE Conference will focus on the question of "IT – Driving the City of Tomorrow?" and discuss the topic against the backdrop of innovative information and communication technologies. Important topics of the conference are: open government, open data, social networks, cloud computing and smart cities. CIOs and IT managers from Austrian and European cities will exchange experiences and discuss lessons learned in interactive workshops. Theresa Pardo will present on Building a Global Framework for Making Cities Smarter, drawing from CTG's current project, Smart Cities Service Integration. To get a special registration rate for this conference, please contact Meghan Cook.
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Pardo to Present on Smart Cities at Public Management Research Conference in Shanghai
May 25-27, 2012
The School of International Relations and Public Affaires of Fudan University is hosting a Public Management Research Conference, Seeking Excellence in a Time of Change, jointly sponsored by the China-America Association of Public Affairs, the International Research Society for Public Management, and the Public Management Research Association in Shanghai. This conference aims to promote multidisciplinary and comparative research on public organizations and our knowledge about public management and public policy in a globalized world, and to strengthen the communication between western and eastern public management scholars. Theresa Pardo will present a paper on Non-Emergency Service Channels for Service Integration: a Comparative Case Study of Smart Cities, from CTG's Smart Cities Service Integration project.
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Pardo to Speak at Smart Cities Colloquim at Université Laval
April 25, 2012
The Institute for Information Technologies and Societies (IITS) at Université Laval is hosting a day-long colloquim on Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities, the first event of its kind in Quebec. Theresa Pardo will be one of fifteen speakers from academia and the business community, from Quebec, France, the United States and Mexico to explore the concepts of smart cities. CTG is currently working on a Smart Cities Service Integration project, which includes a case study of Québec and several other cities in the U.S., Mexico, and China.
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